Weekly Recap August 2017 #2

Weekly Recap August 2017 #2

Not the most successful week – only three books… Alexander Hamilton was not only dense non-fiction, but also incredibly hefty at 818 pages. The other two I managed were both graphic novels. I was very tempted to give up on Alexander Hamilton, but I’m glad I didn’t – it was super interesting and I feel very accomplished!

The Wicked + The Divine: Imperial Phase I – Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matthew Wilson, Clayton Cowles (4 stars)

I have been a bit obsessed with The Wicked + The Divine. I liked that this one had profiles on each of the remaining gods, though it was unexpected to have so many words! Still a fantastic graphic novel series that I highly recommend to everybody.

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Alexander Hamilton – Ron Chernow (3.5 stars)

THIS TOOK SO LONG! Having read Lin-Manuel Miranda’s script of Hamilton, with his notes about the liberties he took with history, I think that might have been enough for me. This book was interesting, but very very dense and occasionally out of chronological order. Had I not been familiar with the musical, I would have struggled even more than I already did. I think I’d like a biography on Angelica Church (née Schuyler) next – she was the most fascinating part of this book!

Giant Days Volume 5 – John Allison, Linda Tremain (4 stars)

While I have adored every single volume of this series I have laid my eyes on, I felt that this one fell a little flat… I’m not sure what was missing though, just to be an incredibly useful reviewer! Hehehe! I still want to know more about these marvellous girls and watch their friendship grow. A truly brilliant series for young adults, and a good reflection of the university experience (well, mine at least!).

What did you read this week?


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