Jan. 28th, 2016

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How's my reading going this year?

A screenshot of a tweet that says 'I have underestimated how much manga I read.'

Yeah, about like that!

This fortnight I have seriously failed out of reading prose, but have done quite well on manga and graphic novels! I do have a stack of crime novels and queer lit about three feet high to get through (I will measure it if I have to), including like eight J. D. Robb books, so I need to crack on through that.

Before I do, though – internet! I have a request! Do you have any recommendations for women-centric stories set in Ancient Greece and/or the Roman Empire? I have Lavinia by Ursula Le Guin, Daughters of Rome by Kate Quinn, and I've got Lindsey Davis' The Ides of April on order... I'm just not sure where to go from here. A lot of the stuff I can lay my hands on is focused on male characters, and quite frankly that's not what I want from fiction about the ancient world. Can anyone give recommendations?

Anyway, on to what I've read this week!

Books, graphic novels and manga read:
  1. Chii's Sweet Home Volume One by Konami Kanata

  2. The Heroic Legend of Arslan Volume One by Hiromu Arakawa and Yoshiki Tanaka

  3. The Wicked + The Divine Volume Two: Fandemonium by Kieron Gillon, Jamie McKelvie, and Matt Wilson

  4. The Girl-Thing Who Went Out For Sushi by Pat Cadigan

  5. Manga Dogs Volume One by Ema Tooyama

  6. Yotsuba&! Volume Ten by Kiyohiko Azuma

  7. Yotsuba&! Volume Eleven by Kiyohiko Azuma

  8. The Losers Volume One by Andy Diggle and Jock

  9. Yotsuba&! Volume Twelve by Kiyohiko Azuma

  10. Kaoru Mori: Anything and Something by Kaoru Mori

Short stories and single issues read:
  1. City of Salt by Arkady Martine

  2. Monstress #3 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

So many books behind the cut! )

So, that's me all caught up! How y'all doing?


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