01 September 2015

Reading Roundup Wrapup: August 2015

So far this new rotation thing seems to be working out! Maybe I will clear out my backlog of unreviewed books someday.

Pick of the month: Genius Loci by Ben Aaronovitch. This was a tough one, because both this book and volume one of The Complete Calvin and Hobbes were excellent. But I ended up siding with this book because of how new it felt-- whereas as good as Calvin and Hobbes is, I've read it before! Aaronovitch manages to capture of a lot of different facets of what it's like to enter into adulthood, combined with some compelling worldbuilding. No small achievement.

All books read:
1. Fort Freak: A Wild Cards Mosaic Novel edited by George R.R. Martin with Melinda M. Snodgrass
2. Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor: Spore by Alex Scarrow
3. Bernice Summerfield #8: Genius Loci by Ben Aaronovitch
4. Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance by Joe Casey
5. Deerbrook by Harriet Martineau
6. Final Crisis Aftermath: Ink by Eric Wallace
7. Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape by Ivan Branon
8. The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, Book One: 1985-1987 by Bill Watterson

All books acquired:
1. Bernice Summerfield #8: Genius Loci by Ben Aaronovitch
2. Selected Essays, Poems and Other Writings by George Eliot
3. Legion of Super-Heroes, Volume 1: Hostile World by Paul Levitz with Walter Simonson
4. Bernice Summerfield XIV: Present Danger edited by Eddie Robson
5. Bernice Summerfield: The Weather On Versimmon by Matthew Griffiths
6. Everyone's Just So So Special by Robert Shearman
7. Superman: Return of Doomsday by James Robinson with Steve Lyons, Dan Didio & Philip Tan, and Jeff Lemire
8. Wonder Woman by George Pérez Omnibus by George Pérez and Len Wein with Greg Potter
9. Collected Seventh Doctor Comic Strips, Volume 3: The Good Soldier: Collected Comic Strips from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine by Andrew Cartmel, Dan Abnett, Gary Russell, Paul Cornell, and John Freeman
10. Collected Eleventh Doctor Comic Strips, Volume 4: The Blood of Azrael: Collected Comic Strips from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine by Scott Gray

Books remaining on "To be read" list: 611
Books remaining on "To review" list: 164

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