Quarterly review: FY16Q2

Each quarter I do a quick roundup of the book and film reviews that I do on Goodreads and Letterboxd. These reviews are too short and too off-the-cuff to be included with the more in depth reviews I do on this site. Below are the highlights of the quarter.

Books

This month I technically completed my 2016 Goodreads Challenge β€” 16 books ahead of schedule. It is a little misleading, since of the 14 books I read this quarter 6 were graphic novels. This year I decided to try and read more comics at the long-time encouragement of The Incomparable, one of my all-time favourite podcasts. Hence why I set my Goodreads challenge so low. However, most of the graphic novels are on GR, so I am racking up points!

Also, I have been much better of making at least a note once I finish a book. Thus follows a list of everything I read this quarter, for probably the first time ever. Looking back, I would say that Debt, the First 5,000 Years is a must-read that I will recommend to everyone, and Alif the Unseen, though not perfect, certainly had me thinking and talking about it for days after reading it.

Graphic Novels

β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 1: Gifted

β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜† Power Man and Iron Fist: The Comedy of Death

β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† Buddha, Vol. 1: Kapilavastu

β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† Batman: The Long Halloween

β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† Batman: The Killing Joke

β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† Superman: Earth One, Vol. 1

“Real” Books

β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Debt: The First 5,000 Years

β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† The Sword of Shannara

β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution

β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† Devil You Know

β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† The Grace of Kings

β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East

β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† Mindfulness in Plain English (my 500th Goodreads book!)

β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† Alif the Unseen

Film

Pretty light on film this quarter. I was catching up a lot on TV, and found that graphic novels (as seen above) became my go to evening entertainment when I didn’t have the bandwidth to read a tract on Buddhism or debt.

β˜…β˜…Β½β˜†β˜† The Good, The Bad, The Weird

β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½β˜† Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Published by Chad Kohalyk

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