Thursday, March 03, 2016

February in Review

What I Learned

I am so bad at reading goals... As the month went by I basically only read comics. That works, it was #ComicsFebruary, but I would have liked to work on my TBR and all the novels I am hoping to read this year. I hope I can get back on track in March. It was still nice to read the unread comics on my TBR. I have more to get to, but I need to make graphic novels less of a focus and get to longer works. It is time to stop getting distracted and read all the books I just had to have and never have got around to reading...

The Books

32. The Sculptor by Scott McCloud
33. Lazarus - Volume 3: Conclave by Greg Rucka
34. Jupiter's Legacy - Volume 1 by Mark Millar
35. Shutter - Volume 2: Way of the World by Joe Keatinge
36. Shutter - Volume 3: Quo Vadis by Joe Keatinge
37. Hexed: The Iron Druid Chronicles (Book 2) by Kevin Hearne
38. Mort by Terry Pratchett
39. Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson Series, Book 1) by Patricia Briggs (reread)
40. Cable & Deadpool - Volume 1: If Looks Could Kill by Fabian Nicieza
41. Morning Glories - Volume 6: Demerits by Nick Spencer
42. Morning Glories - Volume 7: Honors by Nick Spencer
43. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
44. Lumberjanes - Volume 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson (reread)
45. Lumberjanes - Volume 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson (reread)
46. The Wicked + The Divine - Volume 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen (reread)
47. Moon Knight - Volume 3: In the Night by Cullen Bunn
48. Lumberjanes - Volume 3: A Terrible Plan by Noelle Stevenson 
49. Lumberjanes - Volume 4 by Noelle Stevenson
50. The Woods - Volume 1: The Arrow by James Tynion IV (reread)
51. The Woods - Volume 2: The Swarm by James Tynion IV (reread)
52. The Woods - Volume 3: New London by James Tynion IV
53. The Wicked + The Divine - Volume 2: Fandemonium by Kieron Gillen
54. May We Shed These Human Bodies by Amber Sparks
55. Lazarus - Volume 4: Poison by Greg Rucka
56. Rat Queens - Volume 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe (reread)
57. Rat Queens - Volume 2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N'rygoth by Kurtis J. Wiebe
58. Morning Glories - Volume 8: Assembly by Nick Spencer
59. Morning Glories - Volume 9: Assembly by Nick Spencer
60. Jim Henson's The Storyteller by Various
61. Nightbreed - Volume 1 by Marc Andreyko
62. Nightbreed -  Volume 2 by Marc Andreyko
63. Girl in Dior by Annie Goetzinger
64. For the Love of Cats: From A to Z by Sandy Robins
65. Go the Fuck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach
66. You Have to Fucking Eat by Adam Mansbach
67. The Wicked + The Divine - Volume 3: Commercial Suicide by Kieron Gillen
68. Saga - Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan (reread)
69. Big Thunder Mountain by Dennis Hopeless
70. Harbinger - Volume 1: Omega Rising by Joshua Dysart
71. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl - Volume 2: Squirrel You Know It's True by Ryan North
72. Saga - Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan (reread)
73. Saga - Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughan (reread)
74. Batgirl - Volume 2: Family Business by Cameron Stewart
75. Saga -  Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan (reread)
76. Saga - Volume 5 by Brian K. Vaughan 
77. As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes
78. Black Widow - Volume 3: Last Days by Nathan Edmondson

The Source

Bought: 19
Gift: 3
Humble Bundle: 1
Marvel: 5
Scribd: 17

In the theme of #ReadYourOwnDamnBooks, hosted by Andi, 23 books I read this month belonged to me.

Series Talk

Jupiter's Legacy Series - 1/1 Caught Up!
Shutter Series - 3/3 Caught Up!
The Iron Druid Chronicles - 2/8
Cable & Deadpool Series - 1/8
Morning Glories Series - 9/9 Caught up!
The Wicked + The Divine - 3/3 Caught up!
Lumberjanes - 3/3 Caught up!
Moon Knight - 3/3 Caught up!
The Woods - 3/3 Caught up!
Lazarus Series - 4/4 Caught up!
Rat Queens Series - 2/2 Caught up!
Nightbreed Series - 2/2 Caught up!
Saga - 5/5 Caught up!
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl - 2/2 Caught up!
Batgirl - 2/2 Caught up!
Black Widow Series - 3/3 Caught up!

--- This will likely be one of the few months my series reading looks so accomplished. lol ----

New To Me Authors

Fabian Nicieza (Cable & Deadpool)
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (We Should All be Feminists)
Amber Sparks (May We Shed These Human Bodies
Annie Goetzinger (Girl in Dior)
Sandy Robins (For the Love of Cats: From A to Z)
Adam Mansbach (Go the Fuck to Sleep)
Joshua Dysart (Harbinger - Volume 1: Omega Rising)
Cary Elwes (As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride)

Books Added to the TBR

Morning Glories - Volume 8: Assembly (read)
Morning Glories - Volume 9: Assembly (read)
Shattered: The Iron Druid Chronicles (Book 7)
Hunted: The Iron Druid Chronicles (Book 8)
The Wicked + The Divine - Volume 3: Commercial Suicide (read)
Batgirl - Volume 2: Family Business (read)
A Darker Shade of Magic
Lazarus - Volume 4: Poison Lazarus Volume 3: Conclave (gift) (read)
Tricked (The Iron Druid Series, Book 4) (gift)
Trapped (The Iron Druid Series, Book 5) (gift)


  1. I totally suck at reading goals too! I swear there's nothing like me saying I'm going to read something this month or this year or whatever to ensure that I don't actually read it. ;)
    Do you like Black Widow? And The Woods? Two series I've really been wanting to try.
    (This is Debi, btw. I'm just borrowing the guy's computer since I still don't have one.)

  2. I don't see anything wrong with reading exactly what you fancy. :-) Enjoy your graphic novels.

  3. Wow! You have read a lot of graphic novels! And I've only read a few of those. I'm trying really to move in the direction that by the end of the year I'll be only reading what I want. I have soooo many books on the shelves I need to read so I can clear them out of the house.

    1. You have read a lot of graphic novels, too! I would likely have read more if I had unlimited finances. lol

  4. Whoa, you read a lot! What did you think of The Sculptor?

    1. It was really really really good!

  5. I don't even bother with reading goals most of the time. Sometimes, I'll say to myself, "More nonfiction." That's about as far as it gets. :)

    1. My goal is mostly trying to have less books on my TBR. lol

  6. It looks like it was a fun month, at least! Good luck in March....

  7. I just pre-ordered the new Mercy Thompson book that's coming out this week. I can see that reading graphic novels would really complicate the issue of keeping tracking series! Good job on all of yours!

    1. I have the new Mercy Thompson preordered, too! I am so excited!

  8. I'm impressed by how much you managed to read this month! So many great and interesting titles, too! I really want to read The Woods. And I have Rat Queens on my TBR, I need to finish volume 1 and get to volume 2!

  9. My goodness, that's an impressive list! I hope you won't beat yourself up too much about not reading more novels. The grass is always greener, after all.

    I really like the way you keep track of the series you're reading. I think I'm going to have to start doing that myself.

    I hope March has been treating you well so far!


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