Book Review: The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greengerg

Book Review: Burial Rights by Hannah KentTHE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EARLY EARTH
by Isabel Greenberg

Graphic novel
Little, Brown; Oct, 3, 2013
Hardcover; 176 pages
Source: Purchased

I’m declaring 2014 the Year of Reading Widely. As I wrote in my Reading Resolutions post, I’m making an effort to read more diversely — reading genres outside my comfort zone, translated works, and books by authors who aren’t white. I’ve been doing pretty well so far! I’ve read a few books by authors of color, and I got three more from the library this week. I also read my first romance novel, and I just finished my first graphic novel!

I bought a copy of The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg after reading River City Reading’s review. I’ve never been interested in graphic novels because I associated them with comic books, so I was really interested to read Shannon’s review of this book. The Bookrageous Podcast has also made me interested in the form recently. To top it off, this month is Graphic Novels/Comics February! It seemed like the perfect opportunity to try reading something outside of my comfort zone. Continue reading

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Best Books of 2013

long banner It’s that time of year again! Time to reflect on the last year and set goals for the coming year. I read some really fantastic books this year, and I would like to share some of my favorites! I posted my favorite backlist books of 2013 a few days ago, and today I have my favorite frontlist titles*!

There were a lot of excellent releases this year, and it was hard to narrow down my list! All but one of the books on this list are by authors I hadn’t read before, and almost half of them are debut novels. I have definitely found some authors into whose backlists I can’t wait to dive and authors whose careers I will be eagerly following! Continue reading