The Weekend Reading List: 1984

“1984” by George Orwell

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The Stats:

  • Publication Date: June 8, 1949
  • Science-fiction, dystopia, adult, where the saying “Big Brother is watching you” comes from
  • 4/5
  • WARNINGS: This is kind of a slow read and has topics that may go over your head on the first read as well as a few adult themes really young children probably shouldn’t read, but hey, it’s up to you. Also, there be no happy endings here, friends.

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The Weekend Reading List: Another Castle

“Another Castle” by Andrew Wheeler, illustrated by Paulina Ganucheau

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The Stats:

  • Publication Date: February 28, 2017
  • Graphic novel, fantasy, magic, dungeons and dragons, princesses – but not in distress, kind of useless princes, monsters, creating your own destiny and all that other good stuff
  • 3.5/5
  • WARNINGS: If you’re a person who is expecting some Disney-esque type of princess – especially the earlier ones – or if you are a person who is unable to tolerate people who are different than you, then this story is not for you.

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The Weekend Reading List: Scooby Apocalypse Volume #1

“Scooby Apocalypse Volume #1 by Keith Giffen, illustrated by Jim Lee and Howard Porter, and J.M. DeMatteis

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The Stats:

  • Publication Date: February 7, 2017
  • Graphic novel, science fiction, apocalypse, talking dogs, meddling kids and their dog, hipster Shaggy, BAMF Daphne, dorky Fred, socially awkward Velma
  • 3.7/5
  • WARNINGS: If you are someone who doesn’t think a good thing should ever be touched or reinterpreted, you probably shouldn’t read this one

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The Weekend Reading List: Kindred – A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia E. Butler, Illustrated by John Jennings, and Adapted by Damian Duffy

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The Stats:

  • Publication Date: January 10th, 2017
  • Book turned graphic novel, science fiction, time travel, historical fiction, originally by POC author, POC main character
  • 2.5/5
  • WARNINGS: Fans of the original book might not like this adaptation. Also, the main character loses an arm (not a spoiler, you find that out very early).

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The Weekend Reading List: The Forgotten Tale

The Forgotten Tale (The Accidental Turn #2) by J.M. Frey

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The Stats:

  • Publication Date: December 6, 2016
  • Previous Book: The Untold Tale (Review can be read here)
  • Fiction, fantasy, feminist fantasy, adventure, quests, LGBTQA fiction
  • 3.8/5
  • Same warning as the first book. If you can’t handle some cursing, gender and sexuality themes, and calling out of patriarchal B.S. then you probably shouldn’t read if you can’t handle that.

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