Comics: Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Anderson and How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman

Read for the November theme (graphic novel) of the 2019 ONTD Reading Challenge | Adulthood is a Myth on Goodreads | How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You on Goodreads 

It never really occurs to me to read comics or graphic novels. Because I do most of my reading on my phone and get most of my books as e-book rentals from my library, graphic-heavy books don’t really make the most sense. In fact, I did have a little trouble with the Matthew Inman book, when some of the graphics were large and I didn’t have the ability to zoom in.

Other than that small technical difficulty, I enjoyed both of these books a lot, Sarah Anderson’s in particular. Inman’s comics don’t always resonate with me, but Anderson’s was fun the whole way through.

Recommend? Yes to both. They’re easy reads and I found them both fun.
To Read: More Sarah Anderson!


Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Read for the September theme (comic novel) of the 2019 ONTD Reading Challenge | Beauty Queens on Goodreads 

It has been years since I read any Libba Bray, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from Beauty Queens. From the cover image, I expected some kind of Miss Congeniality/Hunger Games mashup. It skewed way more toward the former. It was a very light and easy read, considering these girls were fighting for their lives. I didn’t love how one-dimensional some of the characters were, but with so many of the pageant contestants stranded on the island, I suppose that was bound to happen. Also, honestly, this is not Lord of the Flies With Teenage Girls, which is the book I really wanted to read.

If this ever gets made into a movie, I would watch it. Having girls with impossible but humorous injuries pop in and out for comic relief would go over a lot better that way. In the book, it felt a little forced.

Recommend? If you’re looking for a comedy, sure.
To Read: This hasn’t persuaded me not to read The Diviners and A Great and Terrible Beauty, which were already on my TBR list.