Stories I Loved – Jan 2017

I haven’t done one of these in a while – it’s long…

I haven’t done one of these in a while – it’s long overdue! I’ve been reading a lot of graphic novels recently, trying to get a head start on my overly optimistic 2017 Goodreads reading goal, which is 150 books this year. Despite this, I’m already seven books behind, haha. So clearly the graphic novels aren’t really helping me very much.

"how long has your hat been a live raccoon?"
Please read Lumberjanes.

Anyway, I have fallen instantly in love with Lumberjanes. It’s like if Night Vale had a summer camp. And it has a diverse cast of characters, including an adorable f/f couple, (possibly?) a trans girl (two? trans girls? I’m not done with the series so I’m not 100% on this yet), casual mention of a girl with two dads, and several POC. It’s also just hilarious fun, with dinosaurs who steal glasses, possessed boy scouts, shapeshifters, etc. There’s body diversity, a cute femme girl who is physically the strongest… It is just 1000000 good things in one adorable package, and you need to read it. Now.

Excited to Read in 2017!

2017 is here, and so far, not a big improvement over 2016,…

2017 is here, and so far, not a big improvement over 2016, to be honest with you. I completely missed the boat when everyone was sharing what books in 2017 they were most looking forward to, so I thought I’d do it now. We can all use some good things to hope for. 🙂

If the book is available for preorder, link will take you to Amazon. If not, link will take you to Goodreads. I hope you find some books you like! Maybe we can read them together.

Vapor Trail by Lia Cooper – Pub Date: Feb 10

If you like solid murder mysteries, awesome supernatural magic, and guys in love, you will like Lia Cooper’s books. Come for the hot werewolves, stay for the mystery. This is the sequel to the second trilogy set in this universe, and I can’t wait to read it.

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich – Pub Date: May 16

A YA novel love triangle… where the two guys fall in love with each other. That’s really all I needed to hear to be sold on this. The fact that it’s some kind of spy thriller that turns the love triangle trope into an intentional scheme? That’s just icing on the cake.