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.
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?