Summer Reading

July 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

In preparation for the movie this months graphic novel was Wonder Woman.

I had a rudimentary understanding of WW's origins. I have been really into girl empowering comics and this falls right into that category nicely. This was a great collection of early WW comics and crossed lines with Catwoman and Poison Ivy which was both surprising and entertaining. I have found you really just can't go wrong with classic DC.

You can't touch my hair by Phoebe Robinson is a humorous take on some serious subjects. As a white person black issues can seem foreign, uncomfortable and certainly unrelatable yet it some way she brings in you into to what seems like a secret world that is right in front of your face and opens your eyes in a way that is not offensive and is surprising, sad, serious and funny all at once. This falls away from my usual genre but I am glad I went along with some advice and read it. It was a fast read. She and I share and deep admiration of U2 so how could I not love her?

I saved the best for last.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman is the best book I have read in a long time. Well I take that back, it is the best book I listened to. It is in my top 3 best books I have ever read. Yes I loved it that much. It is a great story. Perfectly written and hits you in all the feels. It goes back and forth in time telling the story of Ove and his late wife, how they met and fell in love, and some tragic events that unfolded. All the tragedy in Ove's life is told with such a dry humor. Ove is a grumpy old man with strict principles grieving over the loss of his wife and doing everything he can to join her in the afterlife but between a feral cat, bossy new pregnant neighbor, driving lessons, gay teenagers, an angry woman with a little dog and people driving where they should not, Ove just has some unfinished business. Only after you have read this book, because the book is always better, you can watch the foreign language award winning film that streams for free on Amazon Prime.


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