Monthly Recaps

2016: January Recap

Catch up with the latest posts from Mermaid Vision Books with this handy guide to the month!

2016 has been a hell of a ride so far. January was a month of more comics than books–it has helped to bump my reading challenge stats up, which will be good for the inevitable slow months to come. I haven’t done as much writing as I would have liked, though. Maybe that leap day and a holiday weekend in February will help?

Over at Women Write About Comics, I interviewed Stella Maeve, star of Showcase’s The Magicians, and reviewed the first two episodes. Stella was a great interview subject, and her enthusiasm about the show was delightful. I’m a little less optimistic about the series, but there are 11 more episodes to go.

It’s also been a month of some exciting book news, and I’ve got you covered in The Thursday Book Beat. We’ve got a diverse Nancy Drew casting, sneak peeks at the Hamilton book coming out in April, and the results of the Lee & Low Diversity Baseline Survey.

At Book Riot, I talk about how the Lockhart Bar in Toronto is a charming place to hang out with your bookish buddies, and revisit Taylor Swift songs that are perfect matches for YA romances. There’s some exciting stuff coming in February, and I can’t wait to share them with you all!

Goodreads Reading Challenge Update: January 2016 (MVB)

january 2016 reads mvb

Furiously Happy | Ms. Marvel, Volume 4: Last Days | Ms. Marvel (2015) #1 | Everything I Never Told You | The Impostor Queen
Exit, Pursued by a Bear | The Legend of Wonder Woman #1 | Gotham Academy #7 | Ms. Marvel (2015) #2 | Gotham Academy #8
Gotham Academy #9 | Gotham Academy #10 | Gotham Academy #11 | Gotham Academy #12 | Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #2 | Gotham Academy #13 | Bitch Planet, Volume 1: Extraordinary Machine | Bitch Planet #6 | The Secret Life of the American Musical
Saga, Volume 3 | Gotham Academy #14 | Ms. Marvel (2015) #3 | DC’s Bombshells #1-3 | Hellcat #1
DC’s Bombshells #4 | Hellcat #2 | Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #3 | Monstress #3 | A Gathering of Shadows (A Darker Shade of Magic #2)
revies

reviews mvb january 2016

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard: “What Truthwitch lacks places more pressure on Windwitch and the next books to both continue being compelling character studies and engaging fantasy stories. Something tells me Dennard’s going to be up for that challenge, and I look forward to seeing what she does next.”

Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente: “Valente builds upon the bones of the original fairy tale and the story responds beautifully, letting Snow take charge of her life with only small callbacks to the myth she represents.”

The Legend of Wonder Woman #1 by Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon: “Diana is a relatable and riveting heroine, even as a young child. Readers who are unfamiliar with the mythology of Wonder Woman will nevertheless find themselves caught up in her story.”

Seashells Review: Identity Crises, featuring This Raging Light by Estelle Laure, The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine, and Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle.

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