Pre-#15in30, I had started The Vacationers, by Emma Straub. When I asked the Twitters for recommendations for books that would make me feel springy, Rebecca from Book Riot recommended this one, and it hit just the right note. How soon can I book a trip to Mallorca?
The Red Notebook, by Antoine Laurain, was the first book I sucked down for #15in30, and it was pure delight. This little French novel in translation was short, sweet, and wonderfully atmospheric. I can't wait to review it!
Next up for #15in30 was Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit. While this little essay collection was satisfying on the whole, some essays were far more successful than others.
Next up, since I was on a feminist essay roll, was Bad Feminist, by Roxane Gay. This collection is simply stunning. I just can't get enough of Roxane Gay's work.
The final prose book I finished for #15in30, and the only book book I read for Readathon, was This is How You Lose Her, by Junot Diaz. It's a toss-up for favorite book of the month between this one and Bad Feminist. Diaz's work is intense and enthralling.
The only graphic novel I read for #15in30 was Hello Kitty: Delicious, by Jorge Monlongo. This was such a cute collection of wordless vignettes about food. Cute, cute, cute.
The rest of these babies were comics I read during Readathon! So so so good!
Capture Creatures #3, by Frank Gibson and Becky Dreistadt. While this one wasn't my favorite in the series, Capture Creatures is one of those series that has me hooked.
Edward Scissorhands #5, by Kate Leth and Drew Rausch, is one of my absolute faves, and this thrilling end to the first run was awesome.
Lumberjanes #13, by Noelle Stevenson, welcomes Brooke Allen, the original artist back for a stand alone issue. I absolutely love the standalone issues, and this one was no exception. We finally get some backstory on where the Lumberjanes come from and how they originally met. So much fun.
Gotham Academy #5, by Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher, was one of the most thrilling in the series, and Batman finally shows up!
Gotham Academy: Endgame #1, was also a big hit. In this standalone, the Gotham Academy kids spend a night without electricity telling scary, ghostly stories about the Joker.
Despite being super busy this month, I had a really satisfying reading experience. One of the first really satisfying months all year. Let's hope I can keep it rolling into May!