08 JulSummer catch up! Books 9-14

In an effort to catch up on my missing blog posts, I bring you books 9-14 in as cop-out short reviews….

Bossypants

 

Tina Fey is one of my nerd girl heroes. That said, when she released an autobio of course I had to read it! I devoured Bossypants by Tina Fey in only a few days. Written with her typically humour, this book had me busting a gut. Four stars.

 

Pyongyang

 

Pyongyang by Guy Delisle is a great travel journal graphic novel. Working at an animation company in North Korea, it’s interesting his perspective inside this locked down country. Though it can be dark at times, Deslisle infuses the story with a fair amount of humour. Four stars.

 

Paths of Disharmony

 

Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Paths of Disharmony by Dayton Ward was by far my favourite of the Typhon Pact books. It brings together many threads that appeared in the other three books. I really like the tension in this book, with difficult balances dealing with the fall out of the Borg war and the creation of the Pact. It also plants the seed for the Vanguard series, which I didn’t have much interest in until I read this book. Four stars.

Unbroken

 

Unbroken by Rachel Caine is the last book in the Outcast Season series. While I haven’t enjoyed this series nearly as much as the Weather Warden series, this was my favourite book from the quartet. It brings the series full back in line with the WW series timeline, as Cassiel and Luis have to decide whether to fight with the Wardens or fight for their own cause. Four stars.

I've Got your number

 

I’ve Got Your Number is the latest book by Sophie Kinsella. Light and fluffy, it was what you might typically expect from the author. Though the situation was pretty unbelievable (the heroine steals a phone from a garbage can when she loses hers), it still made for a cute story. Three stars.

 

Burma Chronicles

 

Burma Chronicle by Guy Delisle is another travel journal graphic novel. This time it’s the author’s trip to Burma, this time with his family. I didn’t enjoy this one as much as his other because I found it focused more on his friends and their follies than it did his life in the country. Still interesting though. Three Stars.

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