Summer Reads: The Beginning

Summer Time is HERE!

Which means, since I am not currently taking any classes, I can do a lot more reading for my own interests/fun! WOOOOO! I thought I’d give y’all a look at what I am reading, plan to read soon, can’t wait to read, and also a few shows that I am really looking forward to watching. I may be an adult who still has to work in the summer, but I find my fun where I can. Since it gets so hot here that my skin asks for mercy, reading in a cool area or watching something good definitely count as fun.

Currently Reading:

Cinder by Marisa Meyer-this book was recommended to me by so many people that I finally decided I can’t wait any longer to read it. The fact that it mixes sci-fi (futuristic setting, cyborgs) and fairy tale elements (Cinderella in this case-cyborg mechanic) had definitely caught my interest so far. Plus, if nothing else, my friends will be so relieved that I finally read it (since they know my love of sci-fi and fairy tales/folklore, anyone who knows me and reads the book then immediately recommends it to me).

The Handmaid’s Tale-somehow I have never read this before, and with my love of Margaret Atwood (and the show being aired) it felt like I needed to fix that. So far it’s amazing and eerie. It’s also a  little too close to how the real world feels now at moments. Like everyone now and then I look around and wonder if the world is tipping a little too close towards dystopia.

One Week in the Library-comic book with story involving a library (ok, actually more to it than that, but that is literally all it took for me to need to read it ASAP). It actually tells about a week in the library, through seven short stories, and is described as experimental. I’m seriously looking forward to it. Also, can we just take a minute to appreciate the awesome cover? So good.

Soon to be Reading:

Penny Dreadful Vol 1-I love all things Penny Dreadful, so as soon as this came into the library I pounced. It’s actually a prequel to the series. Since the show is no longer on air, I enjoy the opportunity to delve into the universe in this format. But I will still miss the show, forever. Vanessa Ives for life.

Saga Vol 7-The fact that I haven’t read this one yet is both shocking and shameful for me. If you haven’t read Saga, you should. It’s just brilliant. I will warn that it definitely not a comic for kids if you’re worried about them seeing nudity, violence, or adult language, so keep that in mind. But anyone mature enough to read it? READ. I almost dread reading the latest volumes when they come out because it means I’ll have to wait for the next one. That’s what re-reading is for, I guess.

My Favorite Thing is Monsters-I had not even heard of this book, and saw it on the new cart at the library. The cover alone sold me, and once I read up on it, I checked it out. Very much in love with the notebook style art work, and the fact that the main character is a 10-year-old girl trying to solve a murder.

The Town that Forgot How to Breathe-recommended to me by a friend. The book is called creepy, kind of Gothic, kind of Lovecraft-ian. Either way, I’m all in to read a spooky book and see what I think. I normally save scarier or more atmospheric reads for Fall or later, but meh! Sometimes you have something recommended and you decide to shake things up.

Snotgirl Vol 1-one of my best friends sent this to me as a birthday gift, and I’m just super intrigued to read it and see what I think.

Can’t Wait to Read:

The Beast is an Animal- I got a signed copy at TLA and I will probably start reading this as soon as I’m done with Cinder/Handmaid’s Tale. I generally only do one full novel at a time combined with graphic novels. I seriously can’t wait because I love the dark fairy tale premise of the book. I met Peternelle at TLA and she seems awesome, and has an unusual name. So, you know, high hopes.

A Study in Charlotte-a new Sherlock inspired series? Yes, please. Especially if the Sherlock character is female. I also picked up the sequel at TLA and go to meet the author, who was so nice. I also need to point out that I particularly love the cover design of these books, because good cover design makes me happy.

Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World. Feminism book by Kelly Jensen of BookRiot (www.bookriot.com) and Stacked (www.stacked.com), featuring lots of people handling different subjects. Yeah, gonna have to check that out. This book seems like it could be geared to a YA audience too (I’ve seen it in some teen section in libraries), which I really like, because feminism for everyone!

Can’t Wait to Watch:

American Gods-one of my favorite books, and the only reason I haven’t watched the series yet is it started during finals and now I need to catch up. So I will have some lovely slight binge watching (I don’t like to over binge on beautiful shows, I think having some time to digest is nice).

The Handmaid’s Tale-honestly, do I even need to explain why I’m excited?

Wynonna Earp-I need the next season of this to be on already, I don’t have cable, but I will find a way to legally watch it. I will.

 

So, that’ s just the first round y’all. I might be over planning, but OH WELL!

Until next time.