Monthly Library Borrows – January

Hey everyone!

This year one of the things I want to do more of is going back to the library. I use to go to the library all the time and borrowed books when I was in primary school but I just stopped. So, this year I’m making more of an effort to visit it more as you can find great books! Also, it’s a way to check out books, read them before buying them instead of buying a book you regret reading. It’s a great option to read books and save money. I also downloaded Libby to check out the audiobooks.

Anyway, in this month alone, I’ve already gone a few times to the library to borrow stuff. Here’s the books I found and checked out.

Anne Frank’s Diary: Graphic Novel Adaptation by Ari Folman

Illustrators: David Polonsky

Genre: Biography, History, Graphic Novel

I had never read Anne Frank’s Diary before and when I came across this I immediately picked this up as I thought this is a great opportunity to know the story. I wanted to see what the illustrations were like. I’m really looking forward to reading this.

Mystery Society (The Definitive Edition) by Steve Niles

Illustrators: Fiona Staples

Genre: Graphic Novel, Mystery, Fantasy

Anastasia and Nick are the Mystery Society. They uncover the secrets of the undercover paranormal world but they need to add recruits to help them out. In comes a ghouls, a robot and twins from Area 51. Their first case is to find the missing skull of Edgar Allen Poe.

I’ve never heard about this graphic novel before. The cover got my attention and from what I gather it’s a mystery mixed with sci-fi and fantasy. I honestly have no idea what to expect. It sounds interesting and I’m always up for a bit of mystery.

Moonstruck, Vol. 1: Magic to Brew by Grace Ellis and Shae Beagle

Illustrators: Kate Leth, Caitlin Quirk and Clayton Cowles

Genre: LGBTQIA+, Graphic Novel, YA, Fantasy

Julie, a werewolf barista, and her girlfriend choose to go to a magic show on their first date. It’s all well and good until one of the illusionists casts a spell on one of their friends. Now they need to find the illusionist and stop him.

This looks so adorable. The artwork is so good! I’m loving the style of it. Moonstruck seems like an easy-going story that’ll be nice to pick up.

Midnight Secretary by Tomu Ohmi

Genre: Manga, Paranormal

Kaya Satozuka is an excellent secretary but she’s got her work cut out for her when she becomes the secretary for the Director. However, things are odd around the office and some secrets are hidden behind the doors.

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Genre: Middle Grade, Paranormal

I’ve been interested in this series for a while. I’ve never read one of her books before so I thought this would be a nice introduction. It’s all about ghosts, ghost hunting, a girl with the sight and set in Edinburgh.

In January I ended up reading:

  • Anne Frank’s Diary
  • Midnight Secretary Vol.1
  • Moonstruck Vol.1

I still have another week or so for the other two remaining in this pile so I hope to read them in next few weeks. I also just went to the library again and came back with a few new goodies so look out for a February monthly library visit post at the end of the month! I’m really loving going to the library again.

Until next time…


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