Another week where I didn’t read much, sigh. It’s been a busy month and that’s not changing anytime soon, so I guess I should just accept it for now.
Books I finished
Making Friends by Kristen Gudsnuk: One of a few kids’ graphic novels I’ve been catching up on recently. I liked this one a ton! It’s a kind of a zany premise but also I was full on giggling at some points. Bonus: a fictional tv series that’s an important plot point and clearly based on Sailor Moon! The art is perfect for the tone, and overall this is another nice entry in the “middle school friendship stories” subgenre.
The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory [review]
The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag: Another kids’ graphic novel–this time about a boy from a magical family where all the boys are shapeshifters & all the girls learn magic. No exceptions. Except Aster really doesn’t want to shift, and he does want to learn magic. It’s a compelling story about what happens when we’re forced into roles, and I loved the art and the depictions of Aster’s family. The feel of the world cozy & warm, but the story itself is challenging and nuanced, which I thought was a neat combination!
Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson [review]
The Language of Power by Rosemary Kirstein: The last published book in the Steerswoman series. I’m not very far in yet, but I’m curious to see if there will be any answers, or just (*dramatic music*) more questions.
Hamster Princess: Little Red Rodent Hood by Ursula Vernon: I love the Hamster Princess Series, as everyone should know, and I’m liking this latest book.
What I’m reading next
Mariam Sharma Hits the Road by Sheba Karim
Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram