Recently Read Books!

This is a list of the books I've read this year, with a few of my thoughts on each.

Go here for last year's list!
Go here for the jump-off point of all the years I've been recording my reading list, separated by year!

4/3/18 Melanie Gillman & Katy Farina
Steven Universe: Punching Up
This was the second trade paperback for the ongoing comic series for Steven Universe. I read the individual issues as they came out but I like to have the collection (with the variant covers) too. Love these stories.
4/2/18 N.K. Jemisin
The Fifth Season
I enjoyed this sorta apocalyptic SF world, and the ideas, and the diversity, and the storytelling style! I didn't connect that much to the protagonist even though I sympathized with her problems, but I thought it was really good!
2/23/18 Jaclyn Moriarty
A Tangle of Gold
The Colours of Madeleine series is concluded with this lovely volume. So adorable, with revelations I was expecting but wasn't disappointed by the delivery on, and I really like Madeleine and Elliot's relationship and also as usual the epistolary bits were just fantastic.
2/6/18 Riichiro Inagaki & Yusuke Murata
Eyeshield 21: Volume 28
Another great volume of the football manga, with the Devilbats watching the Gunmen getting defeated by the Dinosaurs. Now their quarterback will face a bone-crushing threat in the next game. Woo! And we got a flashback about Hiruma as a kid!
1/30/18 Becky Albertalli
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Awesome story about a teenage boy who's falling in love with a boy from his school--through e-mail. But he's being blackmailed by someone who wants to out him to the school. Unusually authentic and very well told!
1/20/18 Wally Lamb
Wishin' and Hopin'
It's a cute story about a boy's hijinks in Catholic school just kinda trying to understand what life is, but I didn't love it or hate it.

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