I took out a whole bunch of books from the library this month. Everything from fiction to nonfiction, graphic novels to memoirs. So I made a real point of trying to get through a bunch of them, rather than just renewing them a bunch then sending them back unread. I also read a few non-library books, including a novel my mom lent me (The Gown), and a few graphic novels I bought for myself (Power Rangers – I wanted to read Shattered Grid after playing through the Power Rangers game Battle for the Grid). Also, as I mentioned on November 10th, I wanted to read something related to the World Wars for Remembrance Day.
So here’s what I was able to read this month:
- We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib
- D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II by Sarah Rose
- The Gown by Jennifer Robson
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Shattered Grid by Kyle Higgins (graphic novel)
- Aquaman: Unspoken Water by Kelly Sue DeConnick (graphic novel)
- Aquaman: Amnesty by Kelly Sue DeConnick (graphic novel)
- The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (graphic novel)
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Beyond the Grid by Marguerite Bennet (graphic novel)
- Ukrainian Folk Stories by Marko Vovchok, translated by N. Pedan-Popil
I managed to read 6 library books!
I honestly don’t know what my favourite was. I really enjoyed reading The Gown; it was a very interesting historical novel (I especially loved the interview and notes Robson included from her research). I powered through We Have Always Been Here in a night (I didn’t realize until after I finished it that it had actually won Canada Reads this year – I picked it up only because someone returning it to the library recommended it to me). And The Prince and the Dressmaker was a wonderful story about being true to yourself and your friends.
So what have you read over the last month? What was your favourite book?