I have been so good this month, which does not bode well for March, but for the time being let’s embrace the lack of books!
Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman
This book, originally published in 2007, was recently adapted into a film, of the same name, and has been nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Call Me By Your Name is a LBGTQ+ contemporary, coming of age story charting the discovery of desire, and relationships. We follow Elio, who begins to have feelings for Oliver, one of the people stying with his family over the summer. I want to see the film, but my patience got the best of me, and I bought the kindle edition in the Valentines day sale. It’s quite short, less than 300 pages, so should be a quick read and I look forward to seeing how the film adaptation compares.
Batman: Arkham Asylum- A Serious House on a Serious Earth by Grant Morrison and David McKean
This is one of the ‘must read’ Batman graphic novels, and if you know my love for the Joker, you can understand why it appeals to me. Picture this: Arkham has been overrun by it’s patients/inmates, everyone from the joker, to Two-Face, to Poison Ivy. They agree to release their hostages, but only if Batman agrees to be the exchange. I got a cheep copy, that just so happens to be the 15th Anniversary edition, which means it has the original script in the back, and some other bits and pieces. I have had a flick through, and I have to say, I am not sure if I will like this particular art style, but only time will tell.
Batman, Vol. 1: The Court of Owls by Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion
Oh, look another “must read”, what a surprise. The Court of Owls storyline is a pretty well known one in the DC-verse, or so I have been lead to believe. Bruce Wayne is busy unraveling the mystery surrounding a sting of particularly grisly murders, and with his one man campaign against crime. Maybe there’s more to the urban myth of The Court of Owls than Bruce has ever considered. However, has he stumbled across something that could change is view of Gotham forever, or is he crazy? Sounds like a conspiracy theory to me, and I am here for it.
The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn #2) by Renee Ahdieh
Last year I read Flame in the Mist, which I revived in my first ever FairyLoot, and I loved it, so I picked up The Wrath and the Dawn. You might be reading this thinking, I don’t remember seining TWATD in a wrap-up, and you would be right, because I haven’t gotten around to reading it. I still grabbed the sequel when it was on sale, though I haven’t got a clue what it’s about because of spoilers. The premise of this duology is a retelling of A Thousand and One Nights, and knowing what a beautiful writer Ahdieh is, that’s enough for me.
Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2) by Diana Gabaldon
Way back when, I devoured Oulander, the story of a World War II nurse who falls though time to the 18th century, and have been looking at re-reading it for a while. I will admit that the description (No details, because of spoilers) of this books does not appeal to me, however it’s GoodReads rating is higher than that of the first books, so I am trusting all those lovely GoodReads readers. These are very long books, but there are, or at least the first one, is a gorgeously immersive love story more than anything else. Maybe once I read this I will actually watch Season 2 of the show!
Have you read any of these books, and what did you think? Which ones would you like to see me review? What books did you buy in February?
Thanks for reading