Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel was my first finished book of the year, and I can't think of any other book I'd rather have to kick off a new year of reading. So good! So atmospheric!
An Untamed State, by Roxane Gay, ripped my heart right on out, but it was so worthwhile.
The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly, by Sun-Mi Hwang, was a really fast read packed with meaning. It's unusual to find a short book this affecting.
Birds of a Lesser Paradise, by Megan Mayhew Bergman, was the first short story collection I've finished in a while, and it was absolutely engrossing. Full of damaged people and the animals that help move them in a new direction. Review on the way!
Batgirl #38 by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr keeps the good times rolling...for the reader. Barbara Gordon is catching some flack for some decisions she's made as Batgirl. Juicy!
Ares and Aphrodite: Love Wars #1-3, by Jamie S. Rich and Megan Levens, is a brand new comic com Oni Press. Will Ares is a divorce attorney and Gigi Averelle is the wedding planner for one of his biggest clients. Lots of love craziness and super cute illustrations.
Alex + Ada #7-#12 by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughan is amazing. I've already bragged on these enough.
Family, by J. California Cooper, was an amazing novel. I'm completely new to J. California Cooper's work, but I will definitely read more. Looking forward to reviewing this one!
Wonder Woman: Blood, by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chang, was definitely my least favorite book of the month. While I enjoyed diving into a Wonder Woman comic, I did find the storytelling sort of hard to follow at times. It was a combo of jumpy-feeling artwork and the actual text. I may try the second volume, but I'm a little undecided at this point.
How did your reading go in January? Would love to hear any recommendations you have to give!
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