Books Reviewed: November 2015
Posted January 29, 2016on:
I fell a little behind on this, so here they are. Feel free to check out the reviews. As I have said before, just because I reviewed them this month, it does not mean I read them in the same month. In terms of review writing, this was a pretty productive month for me. If you read any of these, or you have other comments, feel free to comment below.
- I continued reading John Lewis’ story with March: Book Two. I highly recommend this series.
- I read and reviewed some Batman titles:
- I explored a bit of New York City in Discovering Vintage New York.
- I also took another look at New York City through the eyes of some of its people with the graphic novel Pawn Shop.
- Nemo: River of Ghosts. If you enjoyed Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the Nemo trilogy is a follow up to that. I read one of the volumes in the trilogy.
- Robert Kirkman is pretty much known now for The Walking Dead. But before he wrote that paean to stand your ground types and bullies (seriously, the comic may have started well, but it has become that by now), he wrote stuff that was fun. One of those was Battle Pope, and I read and reviewed Battle Pope, Volume 1 and Volume 2. And I have the other three of five to read soon.
- I laughed with Garfield and Jon:
- Reviewed a couple of Star Wars juvenile graphic novels, which I was also reading for a reading challenge.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection, Volume 2.
- Did a little road trip travel with Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure. Harry was pretty much the last president to get in a car, as in his own privately owned car, and go on a road trip as a common man after his presidency.
- Got a little bound reading erotica with Tie Me Up.
- Kept up a bit with politics and religion (two things that should not mix, but hey, this is the U.S.), and if nothing else, I am a bit more glad to be a heathen after reading The Evangelicals You Don’t Know.
- I also kept up a bit with my trade as librarian and worked to maintain by readers’ advisory cred by reading and reviewing The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction.
- I also read a history of the American public libraries in Part of Our Lives.
- DC Comics rebooted Lobo, and I read the first volume of the reboot: Lobo, Volume 1: Targets.
- This is one I would add to my personal collection, and one that people who want to cut through b.s. should keep handy. The book is Spinglish. It’s about deceptive language.
- What if superheroes decided to unionize? That is the premise in C.O.W.L. Volume 1: Principles of Power. I enjoyed this one, so I hope to keep reading the series down the road.
- Another excellent graphic novel selection was Punk Rock and Trailer Parks.
- And still another was The Names.
- With the new film coming down soon, I figure this will be popular. I reviewed New Suicide Squad, Volume 1: Pure Insanity.