Books Read, January 2012


I still need to do my reading tally for last year! I will try to get to that soon.

Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt – This was the highlight of my January reading. A great, darkly humorous novel about a pair of sibling assassins during the gold rush era. Usually I tend to read books that are not very challenging or interesting from a prose styling standpoint, so it was nice to read some very good literary fiction for a change.
Mayhem in High Heels and Alibi in High Heels by Gemma Halliday
Dark Heavens Trilogy by Kylie Chan – This was initially sort of interesting for a paranormal romance series because it incorporates martial arts and Chinese mythology. On the other hand, by the end the heroine has so many random superpowers it becomes fairly boring because there isn’t much suspense about any difficulties she will face.
Lord Scandal by Kalen Hughes
The Blue Devil by Melinda Beth Skinner
How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier – This was my YA book group selection for Feb. Fun and quirky.

Manga and Graphic Novels

Legion of Superheroes: The Curse – Some great LSH stories in this collection
Sakura Hime 6
Skip Beat 26
Dawn of the Arcana #2
Kamisama Kiss #7
Basara #9 and 10