I was able to knock out 14 books this month which was a huge win for me to pull me out of my low reading desire lately.
I checked out a lot of books from the library and two of them I have not included here (Would have been 16 read) because I got bored with them. Since they didn’t hold my interest and since I wound up flipping through them after a bit, I have decided they shouldn’t be included in my wrap up. I did write reviews on Goodreads for those two though, so if you are curious just stalk me a little on Goodreads to find out the two I wasn’t that into! 🙂
This month I was BIG into Graphic novels.
I have been steadily keeping up with the Harley Quinn revamp since about issue 20 or so and because of my sort of late to the series jump in, I am all over the place in reading the series/storylines.
I was able to get a compilation graphic novel to review from Netgalley, so I thought that was pretty sweet.
I picked up a few classic Batman Graphic Novels and a few more of Harley since Harley Quinn took over Batman Day this year (Sept 23) since it is her 25 year anniversary!
While browsing in the library, after picking out my Graphic Novels, I headed over to the New Release section to see what was new. I spotted “The Art of Discarding: How to Get Rid of Clutter and Find Joy” by: Nagisa Tatsumi and at first thought wait a minute, huh? After opening the cover I realized that this was the book that Marie Kondo had read that had inspired *her*. So of course, I needed to check it out too and I was not sorry that I did! As a matter of fact, hubby and I spent a whole weekend day rearranging/sorting out our closets and office. We were able to donate an entire laundry basket full of things to our local charity shop! Whoo hoo!
I finally dove into my Harry Potter illustrated edition of book one (that I have had since Christmas). The art work=stunning and I was happy to get to experience a familiar read in a new way. It was like coming home. <3
I requested two other light reads from Netgalley this month and was able to breeze through them in no time. Finishing both in the same day. Both were craft books of a sort with one being a more humorous one.
I was also able to read a book I had picked up during our trip to Missouri all about cute animals in a sarcastic way. (Humor books were a bit of a draw this month for me too.)
The tale end of the month, I was able to knock out some more Harley Quinn reads and a quick Netgalley approval came through for Catdoodles (which was a doodling/art book I was able to review which was way too precious!) so I was able to see what those were all about right before September ended. Sometimes a few books will be made available to get reviews after their release and that was how it was on this one. All and all I am highly satisfied with the reading I was able to knock out this month!
“Catdoodles” by: Akiko Masuda (Release[d]: September 1st)
“Harley Quinn, Volume 3: Red Meat” by Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner (Release[d]: September 19)
“Mehndi for the Inspired Artist: 50 Contemporary Patterns & Projects Inspired by Traditional Henna Art” by: Heather Caunt-Nulton (Releases: October 17)
“Please Don’t Do Coke in the Bathroom: Irreverent Lettering for Every F*cking Occasion” by Sami Christianson (Releases: October 24)
“F U, Penguin: Telling Cute Animals What’s What” by: Matthew Gasteier
“Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by: J.K. Rowling & Jim Kay (Illustrator)
“Batman: The Killing Joke” by: Alan Moore
“The Art of Discarding: How to Get Rid of Clutter and Find Joy” by: Nagisa Tatsumi
“Harley Quinn, Vol. 1 Hot in the City” by: Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti
“Batman: Year One” by: Frank Miller
“Harley Quinn and Power Girl” by: Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti
“Harley Quinn, Vol. 2 Power Outage” by: Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti
“Harley Quinn: A Celebration of 25 years” by: A bunch of authors that worked on Harley Quinn comics!
“Harley Quinn and her Gang of Harleys” by: Jimmi Palmiotti and Frank Tieri
Until next month-
Remember reading can brighten up any day!
(I think I will be checking out some more Graphic Novels in October again too.)