August Reading Month ’17

Hey!

Due to recharging my battery ready for college in September and a short, six week course I haven’t been writing what I’ve read throughout the month like I usually do. Hence why the post is kind of late, whoops! I also don’t remember the exact order I read them in but I don’t think this is too much of a problem, hopefully!

Because I didn’t read that much this month, I won’t be splitting it into one for comics and one for books. I only read three books! I suppose it doesn’t matter too much though, really.

Comics 

Tomboy #12

tomboy 12

I have a review here for the previous eleven comics and as I have hopefully made very obvious by now, I absolutely adore this comic series. I love the characters, the art style, the plot, the unique-ness. Everything. The only thing I really wish it had more of it diversity.  This comic was no different. It was really action-packed. 4/5.

Kim Reaper #2 and #3
By Sarah Graley

This is a tie with Tomboy with how much I love it. The main character is a POC, she and Kim are in a f/f relationship (ish). There’s a lot of cats, and a sort of “Halloween” theme as I call it. The plot is also not predictable. It had some pretty harsh twists, too. I had to stop reading it for a moment to take in what happened! It’s not really a review, but I have a post here about the comics I’ve read so far squealing about how much I love it.

I Hate Fairyland #14 and #15
By Skottie Young

As usual, amazing comics. Great art, great plot. Gurt is as hilarious as always. One of the comics was clearly a retelling/parody of David Bowie’s Labyrinth and I think I did actually laugh out loud a few times in that one! I can’t wait to read the next comics. I don’t think Gurt is ever going to find her way out of fairyland!

Books 

Petrichor
By L.J.Hamlin

Petrichor

This is a collection of stories about men in m/m relationships, or sexual relationships. It started off really cute but, after a point, it was just the same story repeated with different characters. There was a lot of sex, sometimes in detail. I wasn’t originally bothered by this as I assumed this book was written by a gay man, but it was actually written by a cis woman (I think) and that made me a bit uncomfortable. Otherwise, I gave this a four out of five as I did really enjoy it.

Wilde Like Me
By Louis Pentland

wilde like me.jpg

I have a full review here if you want me to talk about this in detail. Not being a single mum or in my thirties or anything, I couldn’t really relate to it very much but I actually really enjoyed it. It went darker then I expected it to in parts, but I think it was (mostly) handed well although it did seem like it was put there just to boost Robin’s own confidence sometimes. I have this a 4/5.

Sisters
By Lily Tuck

sisters

This was an extremely short story about a woman marrying a man who has been previously married before, with children from that marriage. This woman also has been married before, with children from her own marriage. Her ex-boyfriend has married a new woman, and she is struggling to deal with this. She’s also struggling to deal with how her husband had previously loved someone before her. It was an interesting outlook that I was really curious about (hence why I requested it). I gave it a 3/5 stars rating.

 

So that’s it! I didn’t read very much this month, I know, but I intend to do better in future to finish my 100-book Goodread goal! I should do this easily as I’m more drawn to comic books/graphic novels lately! What did you read this month?

Until next time,
Lorna

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