Happy Monday, Epic folks! May it be the best week possible, given our continued :waves hands: existence. No announcements again, just books!
What Are You Reading?
Since I chatted with you last, I’ve finished Our Wives Under the Sea, which was creepy and surreal and exactly what I’m looking for in an autumn read.
I also read Other Ever Afters: New Queer Fairy Tales by Melanie Gillman, who is one of my favourite artists. They also wrote As the Crow Flies and Stage Dreams. I support them on Patreon, which means I have some of these stories in a zine format! They’re absolutely beautifully drawn in pencil crayon, and Gillman has a knack for knowing the precise moment to end a story, leaving me wanting just a panel more, but knowing that I’m wrong: this is the best place to leave them. It’s a middle grade collection, but I think readers of any age will appreciate it.
I’m now starting A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo, which comes out at the beginning of October. Despite getting Last Night at the Telegraph Club in hardcover and then buying another signed copy, I somehow have not read that one yet. It’s faced out on my bookshelf, admonishing me. I know I’ll love it! I can’t tell you why I pick up the books I do. This one, though, is a loose companion book to Telegraph Club, so it will be interesting reading it without that prior knowledge — but it can absolutely stand alone. Also, if you haven’t seen the cover yet, go check it out. It’s gorgeous.
I’m still waiting for my stack of Laid-Back Camp manga to accumulate at the library, but I’m very much looking forward to devouring them when I have another five or so at my disposal.
What are you reading this week? Share in the comments!