Wow February! I don’t know about you, but I think we had a good month!
7. Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughn
8. Will O’ the Wisp by Tom Hammock and Megan Hutchinson
9. Saga, Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughn
10. Chew Volume 1: Taster’s Choice by John Layman
11. American Vampire: Volume 1 by Scott Snyder
12. French Milk by Lucy Knisley
13. Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol
14. The Arrival by Shaun Tan
15. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, read by Simon Prebble and Josephine Bailey
16. Stone Arch Fairy Tales Volume 2: Secrets, Monsters, and Magic Mirrors edited by Donald Lemke
17. Y: The Last Man Deluxe Edition 1 by Brian K. Vaughn
18. American Vampire Volume 2 by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque
19. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
20. Chains (Seeds of American #1) by Laurie Halse Anderson
You’re right February. That was a ggrreeaatt month. To be the shortest month of the year, you sure pack a punch!
Can we just go ahead and get this out of the way? I freaking LOVE Comics February. I wish February was longer. Sure, I can read all the graphic novels I want whenever I want, but you know and I know, it’s not quite the same. I loved seeing all the graphic novels every one else was reading. I
loathed loved adding more to my miles long TBR list. There’s just magic when a bunch of people are reading the same things together at the same time. Hello Readathon!
So, favorite of the month? Did you have to ask me that? I think I’ll go with Will O’ the Wisp as just barely being my favorite GN, followed VERY closely by Saga. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson was mindblowingly mind-blowing. I have to get Forge soon. The Rosie Project was a pleasant surprise; sometimes you just need lighthearted fun and I forget that way too often. Reading The Woman in White again with so many friends was just a delight.
If I had any disappointments, I would say rereading French Milk and the Stone Arch Fairy Tales 2. They were still fun, but paled in comparison to their company.
In February, I wrote a few reviews. Yay me! In case you missed it, I reviewed:
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain - Sure to be a favorite book of the year, if not THE favorite.
Graphic Novel February: the first half - second half coming soon. That second half went FAST.
Will O’ the Wisp by Tom Hammock and Megan Hutchinson - I came, I saw, I gushed. A lot.
Looking ahead to March, you wily month you, there are a lot of things to choose from!
First off, another month of EstellaGram!!!
Then Katie, from Words for Worms, is reading The House Girl by Tara Conklin for her Fellowship of the Worms group. Since Andi and I were already planning to read it after the wedding, this works out perfect!
Kristen is hosting the third annual Diana Wynne Jones month. I try every year, but can never get into one of DWJ’s books. I have a big problem with this, so I’m going to keep on trying because I really feel like DWJ is the author for me. We will work this out DWJ! I have A Tale of Time City, Fire and Hemlock, Howl’s Moving Castle at the ready, plus the two that come after Howl’s Moving Castle. I don’t know what my problem is, but I will break through this wall in my brain!
Other books I hope to get through:
Finish I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Linsday McCabe because it is fuh-reaking awesome and Shotgun Lovesongs of which I am listening to. Also finish Queen & Country by Greg Rucka and finish up the American Vampires that we currently have. I think the last one is out in April, so I’ll be ready for it.
What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness
Pioneer Girl by Bich Minh Nguyen
This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Y: the Last Man Deluxe Edition 2
and other audios yet to be determined.
I also need a classic to read and I’m leaning toward Middlemarch. There is another book out called My Life in Middlemarch that I’d like to read, but really feel like I can’t until I read the Eliot first.
As usual, I am being overly ambitious, especially considering my big trip in less than two weeks!!! Hopefully Andi will let me do a bit of reading while I’m in Texas, but I doubt it. We’ll be too busy, I’m sure! She’s already threatened me with crafts. Seriously.
What are your big plans for March? What are you excited to get started reading? And how was your February?