I don’t have a witty title for this one, but I read a ton of stuff this month from non-fiction to graphic novels. All of these total to 13 books read! I’ve also raised my reading goal from 75 to 100 as I’ve been just devouring books lately and want to see if I can really challenge myself to get off my phone and stop watching the same four shows on Netflix.
For my top read of March, I’m making an odd decision. Although it isn’t my top rated for the month, I’m saying that Wonderblood by Julia Whicker was my favourite (you can read my review here). Available as of April 3rd, Wonderblood is a fascinating look at how the disastrous spread of a virus can completely regress an entire country (at least) in only a few hundred years. It’s a wonderful look at the animosity of humans and combines magic with science in a way I’ve never seen before.
No, it wasn’t the highest rated of the month, but it was so different that I very much hope that people pick up a copy whether from the bookstore or from the library.
Sadly, the biggest disappointment this month was probably Fire Song… It looked like such a great story about the struggles First Nations people face and how much worse those struggles are when being gay/two-spirit is thrown into the mix. I was hoping for a lot more out of this novel and was sorry to see it not be as strong as I was hoping.
Honorable mention this month goes to The Wicked + The Divine. I read three volumes in as many days and am so in love with this series, it would be wrong not to mention it. It’s harsh and deep and violent and lovely and it’s such an amazing series, Kieron Gillen can do no wrong.
Not to mention art from Jamie McKelvie is stunning as always (I, personally, enjoyed his art on the reboot of the Young Avengers series) and the guest artists of volume 3 were all so gorgeous and so different yet all still suited the God they were each given. Amaterasu’s backstory was especially gorgeous with art from Stephanie Han (another artist I love from Gillen’s run on Journey into Mystery).
DID NOT FINISH
- The Devil’s Revolver – V.S. McGrath
Reason: Just couldn’t get into it even after four attempts at it.
- Romanov – Samaire Provost
Reason: I have high standards for vampires and this did not meet them.
- The Measurements of Decay – K.K. Edin
Reason: Wasn’t a fan of the writing style.
Complete March Read List
- BRAVE – Rose McGowan
- Fire Song (ARC) – Adam Garnet Jones
- The Hostile Hospital – Lemony Snicket
- The Carnivorous Carnival – Lemony Snicket
- The Ultimate Guide to Divination (ARC) – Liz Dean
- Wonderblood (ARC) – Julia Whicker
- Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon – Delilah S. Dawson
- Saga Volume 1 – Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples
- The Wicked + The Divine: The Faust Act – Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
- The Wicked + The Divine: Fandemoneum – Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
- The Wicked + The Divine: Commercial Suicide – Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
- Sex Criminals: One Weird Trick – Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
- Ace of Shades (ARC) – Amanda Foody