Weekly reading review: 1/20-1/26

Books finished

The Dinosaur Artist by Paige Williams: I found this one really fascinating and complex. Without knowing a lot of the background, I thought Williams did a decent job at boiling down some big themes and pieces of background to make sense of why this was a big deal. I did find the end, with its abrupt switch to a more personal tone regarding Eric Prokopi and his family a bit jarring. But overall, this one is recommended!

Sanity and Tallulah by Molly Brooks: Awwwww, what an adorable graphic novel! I loved the visuals of the space stations and ships, the humor, and the friendship between the two main characters. Totally recommended, especially for the Lumberjanes/Noelle Stevenson fans.

Currently Reading

The Girl with the Dragon Heart by Stephanie Burgis: A follow-up to The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart; it feels a bit different tonally but a smart and thoughtful fantasy.

What I’m reading next

The Spy with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke

Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton


I’m trying a new approach to my active to-read pile. We’ll see how well it works (so I won’t talk about it just yet). Do you have a system for deciding what books to read next? Or do you pick up whatever you’re in the mood for?

By Maureen LaFerney

My name is Maureen. I currently work as a library assistant in a public library in the Indianapolis area, and also just so happen to be a voracious reader. I frequently end up under a cat.

2 replies on “Weekly reading review: 1/20-1/26”

I’m reading Sanity and Tallulah right now! Rather slowly, as I’m just reading it on work breaks. I tend to just read whatever books have come in on hold for me, and if not enough has come in at any given time, I am likely to check out whatever looks good or I’ve heard of most recently. Really I should check my want to read lists or read something that I own and haven’t read yet… but that’s not what usually happens.

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