Currently Reading

What are you guys currently reading? I’ve been reading a lot of Advanced Reader Copies of comic books and graphic novels this week (which I have been loving) and a few other books that I’m working through. One of the ARCs that I’m reading is a graphic novel called Midnight Radio by Iolanda Zanfardino. This is the description from Goodreads: “An intriguingly interwoven tale of four lives changed by a mysterious late-night radio broadcast that wakes them up from their mundane existences. Each tale speaks to different social issues without pandering to a political agenda: LGBT+ rights, racism, social network addiction, and the difficult decision between settling down versus following your dreams. Each tale is told in a vivid, polychromatic illustration style that flows from one character to another and back again in a uniquely identifiable fashion.” I’m only a few pages into this graphic novel but I’m really enjoying it so far. It seems like each character is going to be a different color as the book progresses. I’m very curious to see where the story goes for each character.

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The next book that I have been enjoying is Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson who wrote the amazing books Speak and The Impossible Knife of Memory (and many more). From Goodreads: “Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she’s never written about before. Searing and soul-searching, this important memoir is a denouncement of our society’s failures and a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #metoo and #timesup, whether aloud, online, or only in their own hearts. Shout speaks truth to power in a loud, clear voice– and once you hear it, it is impossible to ignore.” I’m really loving this collection of poetry so far. I’m about a hundred pages in at the moment and I’m hoping to finish it up soon. Although this is not a book you want to speed read. I’m enjoying taking my time with it instead of reading at my normal frenzied pace. Since it’s National Poetry month, are you guys reading any poetry? It’s not something I normally go for but I love Laurie Halse Anderson so I had to check it out.

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I’m curious to know what you guys are reading this week! I’m always looking for new suggestions so let me know in the comments! Or come say hi on Twitter!

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