#books read in August

Another light month for FINISHING books though I have started quite a few that ended up having holds…hopefully they will be on next month’s list if I can get them back.

My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.)My Teacher Is a Monster! by Peter Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein StoryThe Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story by Vivek Tiwary

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a MUST read. Not just for Beatles fans, Brian Epstein’s story is still relevant today and even if you are not a huge fan of the Fab Four, you will enjoy this beautiful graphic novel biography.

I’m not sure what else to say about this book. It gave me so many feels, a roller coaster of emotions and by the final page, I was starting to get a little choked up. Even though I knew how it all ended, it was just so heart-breaking.

This is the 2014 Eisner Award Winner for best non-fiction graphic novels and it definitely deserved the award.

Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & SorceryRat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Read this on my lunch break today, definitely a quick read, but lots of fun. This comic got a lot of attention online because of the character design for the heroines. I liked the artwork a lot.

This book reads like a D&D session where all of your friends are sorta fed up playing the game, possibly drunk, but for some reason they keep showing up for the game night.

The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Big Birthday Bash (The Misadventures of Salem Hyde, #2)The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Big Birthday Bash by Frank Cammuso

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Salem Hyde is at it again! This little witch learns a lot about friendship, BIG wishes, and magic. And also why you shouldn’t buy a slushie for Whammy before going on a roller coaster ride. Cute and funny. Only slightly concerned about the PINK of this volumes cover, which may deter boy readers, who Salem’s hijinks would appeal to just as much as girls.

Amulet, Vol. 6: Escape From Lucien (Amulet, #6)Amulet, Vol. 6: Escape From Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I stayed up all night reading this book. I don’t know why I had it in my mind that this was the finale…maybe because it took SO LONG to come out. But it’s not the end, though you can feel it winding down. Definitely surprised by at least one major event in this story. I think I need to reread the entire series before 7 comes out.

Currently Reading:
Monica Never Shuts Up (short stories) by A.S. King
Loot by Jude Watson
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (waiting for it to come back to library)
Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across American by John Waters (audiobook)
One More Thing: Stories and other stories by B.J. Novak (audiobook)

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