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January was a great reading month for me, if not by quality then definitely quantity. I read a total of 18 books which is aesome because my reading goal for the year is 100 books. Of course, a few of them were graphic novels but they do count as a books so, here we go! (In reverse order)

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The Castoffs Volume 1 : It’s Mage against the Machine! Magic vs technology in Roar’s newest graphic novel. When three apprentice mages are sent to help a neighboring guild, they reignite a decades-old war with a robot army that has destroyed the world.

Authors : M.K. Reed, Brian Smith, Molly Ostertag

My Rating : 3/5 stars

Review coming soon.

cover104326-medium_thumb.pngBig Mushy Happy Lump : Sarah Scribbles 2 : Swimsuit season is coming up! Better get beach-body ready! Work on those abs! Lift those butts! …Um, or how about never mind to all that and just be a lump. Big Mushy Happy Lump! Sarah Andersen’s hugely popular, world-famous Sarah’s Scribbles comics are for those of us who boast bookstore-ready bodies and Netflix-ready hair, who are always down for all-night reading-in-bed parties and extremely exclusive after-hour one-person music festivals.

Author : Sarah Andersen

Rating  : 5/5 stars

Review coming soon

7469829On Black Sister’s Street : On Black Sisters Street tells the haunting story of four very different women who have left their African homeland for the riches of Europe—and who are thrown together by bad luck and big dreams into a sisterhood that will change their lives.

Author : Chika Unigwe

Rating : 4/5 stars

Review Coming Soon

 

24298667_thumb.jpgThe Life After Vol 1 : Jude’s life is nothing special. It seems like every day is just a repeat of the last one, until one day, he meets a woman and can suddenly see into her past — revealing that he is actually in Purgatory for suicides. Now that he’s awake, he and the legendary Ernest Hemingway are on the path to change things in the afterlife for the better. Of course, that might not sit very well with the bigwigs down below or up above. Can just a few people change the course of billions of souls?

Author : Joshua Hale Fialkov (Goodreads Author) (Writer), Gabo (Artist)

Rating : 3/5 stars

Review

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Sex Criminals Vol 1 : Suzie’s just a regular gal with an irregular gift: when she has sex, she stops time. One day she meets Jon and it turns out he has the same ability. And sooner or later they get around to using their gifts to do what we’d ALL do: rob a couple banks. A bawdy and brazen sex comedy for comics begins here!

Authors : Matt Fraction (Writer), Chip Zdarsky (Artist)

Rating : 4/5 stars

Review coming soon

23995491Lady Killer Vol 1 : Josie Schuller is a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother—but she’s also a ruthless, efficient killer for hire! A brand-new original comedy series that combines the wholesome imagery of early 1960s domestic bliss with a tightening web of murder, paranoia, and cold-blooded survival.

Authors : Joëlle Jones (Illustrations), Jamie S. Rich (Goodreads Author) (co-writer), Chelsea Cain (Goodreads Author) (Introduction)

Rating : 4/5 stars – A Favourite

Review coming soon.

25243735Wytches Vol 1 : Everything you thought you knew about witches is wrong. They are much darker, and they are much more horrifying. Wytches takes the mythology of witches to a far creepier, bone-chilling place than readers have dared venture before. When the Rooks family moves to the remote town of Litchfield, NH to escape a haunting trauma, they’re hopeful about starting over. But something evil is waiting for them in the woods just beyond town. Watching from the trees. Ancient…and hungry.

Authors : Scott Snyder (Goodreads Author) (Writer), Jock (Illustrator), Matt Hollingsworth (colorist), Clem Robins (letterer)

Rating : 3/5 stars

Review coming soon

3729896.jpgBeasts Of No Nation :  Haunted by his father’s own death at the hands of militants, Agu is vulnerable to the dangerous yet paternal nature of his new commander. While the war rages on, Agu becomes increasingly divorced from the life he had known before the conflict started—a life of school friends, church services, and time with his family still intact.

Authors : Uzodinma Iweala

Rating : 3/5 stars

Review coming soon

Part two will be coming soon! What did you read this month? Did you have any favourites?

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