I read six books again last month. I felt like I didn't read much, probably because most of them were graphic novels and devoured them. That puts me at 44 books for the year so far. I read:
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui –– This is an illustrated memoir about a family that immigrated from Vietnam in the 70's. It was really good––good story, great illustrations.
Black History in Its Own Words by Ron Wimberly –– This one was on display at the library and I picked it up. The illustrations have a block printing look to them and I really liked them. I learned about a few people that I wasn't already familiar with and it was a quick read.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl –– The 40th anniversary edition of this book was given to all the first graders at my daughter's school. I hadn't read it before so we read it together. The illustrations are fantastic and this edition has a really nice design.
Knives and Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos –– This one was also on display at the library and I love Wendy MacNaughton so it was coming home with me. I really enjoyed it.
Papergirls vol 1 and 2 –– This series is sci-fi and not at all what I'd usually go for but it was a great read for the plane and the color is amazing! I thought the story got a lot better in volume 2 so I'm interested in volume 3 when it comes out in a week or so.
Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper –– So thankful for my friend Brittany who loaned me this book. It's fantastic. My #deadartistsociety project has hit an interesting point. I'm through the women artists that my library has and I'm discovering that beyond Frida and Georgia, quality books about women artists are very expensive. It's gotten to where a big criteria in my artist choice is whether I can afford to buy a book about that particular artist. Just crazy.
So 44 books and a little over halfway through 2017. I think I'll go with a goal of 75 books for this year, though I may need to change my tag of #fiftyreads.