Annihilation, by Jeff VanderMeer, is the first novel in the Southern Reach trilogy. This short novel is a lot of fun in a scary, Lost sort of way.
The Testament of Mary, by Colm Toibin, is a non-traditional look at the mother of God. In this particular take, she's an aging, somewhat bitter woman reflecting on her son's life.
I just love Lucy Knisley. I know I say that every time I post about her work, but it's just so true! While I favored Displacement over An Age of License, Knisley's work is always a delight for me.
Single issue comics were in no short supply this month. As always, Lumberjanes continues to be a big, adventurous, beautiful winner. I zipped through all six issues of Ares and Aphrodite, and I gobbled up the most recent issue of my favorite series, Alex + Ada.
I really wasn't a fan of Bitch Planet when it first came out, but now that it's delving into some of the characters' backstories, it's becoming much more interesting to me. I hate to keep comparing books to TV shows, but this one smacks of Orange is the New Black, but far more brutal. I'll be doing a dedicated review of this one soon!
Batgirl #39 continued the drama! Batgirl has become a target for the media and a whole lotta haters.
Wild's End is a stunning series that doesn't get enough love. I read issues 4-6 this month.
I thought there was a good chance I wouldn't like Edward Scissorhands in comics format, but I looooove it. Another dedicated review coming soon!
What was your favorite book you read this month?