Oh My Aslan
Reading progress update: I've read 80 out of 352 pages.
Capricious - Gabrielle Prendergast
Review
5 Stars
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World - Shannon Hale, Vitale Mangiatordi, Dean Hale

This was a super fun prequel to the existing Squirrel Girl comics. I love that it had a deaf character (who was totally awesome btw) because you don't see that often in books. Overall, it was silly and outrageous but that is Squirrel Girl in a nutshell (bad pun I know).

Reading progress update: I've read 161 out of 336 pages.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World - Shannon Hale, Vitale Mangiatordi, Dean Hale
Reading progress update: I've read 113 out of 336 pages.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World - Shannon Hale, Vitale Mangiatordi, Dean Hale
Review
4 Stars
Blankets - Craig Thompson

I read this book for one of my philosophy classes. I have to write a paper on this book so my feelings on this book may change later on.

 

The story was deep, but it faltered slightly towards the end which is why I couldn't give it 5 stars.

Reading progress update: I've read 517 out of 592 pages.
Blankets - Craig Thompson
Review
5 Stars
Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World - Baz Dreisinger

I read this book for my Social Justice class and I had the honor of meeting the author (and having her sign my book).

 

This book was insanely good. Our class had just read The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness prior to this and this book out shined it in comparison. The New Jim Crow left me dissatisfied at the end, offering me no real, clear, solution to the problem. This book, however, did and gave me hope for the future. Additionally, her writing style is incredible. It's so engaging and she really takes you on a journey. She has a way of making some big points in really subtle ways.

 

As for meeting her, she is just as wonderful in person and she really is doing so much for prison reform and mass incarceration. She is working on so many new projects. Her optimism is inspiring.

Review
5 Stars
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 3: Squirrel, You Really Got Me Now - Erica Henderson, Ryan North

As usual, Squirrel Girl is freaking amazing. I loved how she took down Doctor Doom in this collection. Very clever. The Howard the Duck two part crossover was fun as well. Overall, Squirrel Girl rocks!

Haunted Mansion (The Haunted Mansion) - Joshua Williamson, Jorge Coelho

I loved LOVED this comic collection. It had so many references to the ride, including some of the exact same lines. I liked how the bad guy was a pirate ghost because Pirates of the Caribbean is also located in New Orleans Square at Disneyland. Overall, a must have for fans of the classic ride.

 

Side Note: The book without the dust cover is absolutely stunning!

Review
5 Stars
Je Suis a Toi (Monsters in the Dark) (Volume 4) - Pepper Winters

This book is definitely the lightest out of all of them. It's a sweet book that continues Tess and Q's epic romance.

 

When I first read the blurb I immediately had a suspicion about what Q's request was. And I ended up being right.

 

I liked how the book acknowledged past events that had happened throughout all 3 books. It served as a nice reminder of what Tess and Q had been through.

 

Overall, it was cute, which is something I don't usually say about Pepper's books.

Reading progress update: I've read 25 out of 336 pages.
Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World - Baz Dreisinger
Review
5 Stars
We Should All Be Feminists -  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I received this book for free through a complimentary Quarterly Literary Box.

 

This is a great book (essay) that explains the fundamentals of feminism. It incredibly accessible and clears up some misconceptions about feminism, like why we don't just call it human rights. Overall, this is a must read for people wanting to learn about what feminism really is all about.

Reading progress update: I've read 13 out of 64 pages.
We Should All Be Feminists -  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Review
5 Stars
Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Library: A collection of literary quotes and inspirational musings (Disney Beauty and the Beast) - Jenna Huerta, Brittany Rubiano

I love books, so naturally a book about books is on top of my to-read list.

 

This was such a fun book. It is filled with quotes from classic literature as well as commentary from Belle. I actually hadn't heard of quite a few of these books. Some of these quotes were incredibly insightful.

 

I also really loved how cute this book is in person. It even has a ribbon bookmark!

Review
4 Stars
The New Jim Crow - Michelle Alexander, Cornel West

I read this book for my PHIL 122 class (Social Justice).

 

This was an incredibly insightful book, however, I did have some issues with it. She presented many problems but fell short on how to exactly fix them, start a movement, etc. The last chapter didn't do a great job at expanding on how to move forward. But she does a great job at explaining how complicated the problem is. So all in all, a worthwhile read.

Reading progress update: I've read 39 out of 208 pages.
Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Library: A collection of literary quotes and inspirational musings (Disney Beauty and the Beast) - Jenna Huerta, Brittany Rubiano

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Bedmates: An American Royalty Novel - Nichole Chase