Saturday, April 30, 2022

April 2022 Reading Stats and Booktube Links

Best of April:

Best Book OverallHumankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman, translation by Erica Moore and Elizabeth Manton; audiobook read by Thomas Judd

Best Canadian Book: Shadow Life by Hiromi Goto and Ann Xu (LGBTQ; graphic novel)

Best Graphic Novel: Stone Fruit by Lee Lai (LGBTQ; lives in Canada)

Best Graphic Nonfiction: Welcome to the New World by Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan

Best Fiction in Translation: Dog Park by Sofi Oksanen, translation by Owen Frederick Witesman

Best Audiobook: The Candy House by Jennifer Egan, read by a full cast

Best Speculative Fiction: Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki, audiobook read by Xe Sands (LGBTQ)

Best Short Stories: Gordo by Jaime Cortez (LGBTQ)

Best Mystery: What's the Matter with Mary Jane? by Candas Jane Dorsey (LGBTQ; Canadian)

Best Nonfiction: Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention and How to Think Deeply Again by Johann Hari, audiobook read by the author (LGBTQ)

Best Essays: People Love Dead Jews by Dara Horn, audiobook read by the author

Best Picture Book Overall: The Balcony by Melissa Castrillon

Best Picture Book in Translation: Duck, Death and the Tulip by Wolf Erlbruch

Best LGBTQ Picture Book: Love, Violet by Charlotte Sullivan Wild and Charlene Chua

Best Art Book: Original Sisters: Portraits of Tenacity and Courage by Anita Kunz (Canadian)


Friday Reads April 1

International Children's Book Day - Julie Flett Spotlight

Shawn and Lindy's Excellent Read-Aloud Adventure

LGBTQ Picture Books

Friday Reads April 8

More Picture Books!

Picture This Book Tag

Friday Reads April 15

Retro Graphic Design in Picture Books

Cookbook Review: The Flavor Equation

Friday Reads April 22

Tough Topics in Children's Picture Books

Wordless Picture Books

Friday Reads April 29

These are the three books I started but gave up on in April:

March 2022 Reading Stats and Booktube Links

Best of March:

Overall Best Book: The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk, translation by Jennifer Croft, audiobook read by Allen Lewis Rickman and Gilli Messer

Best Short Story, audio format: Recitatif by Toni Morrison, introduction by Zadie Smith, audiobook read by Zadie Smith and Bahni Turpin

Best Short Stories: Afterparties by Anthony Veasna So (LGBTQ)

Best Nonfiction: The Treeline: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth by Ben Rawlence, audiobook read by Jamie Parker

Best Youth Nonfiction: All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat

Best Middle Grade Fiction: Robber Girl by Franny Billingsley

Best Picture Book Overall: Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Best Picture Book in Translation: Moon Pops by Heena Baek, translation by Jieun Kiaer

Best Graphic Nonfiction: Grass by Keum Suk Gentry-Kim, translated by Janet Hong

Best Graphic Novel: Descender, Volume 2: Machine Moon by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen

Best YA: Heartstopper, Volume 4 by Alice Oseman (LGBTQ; graphic novel) 

Best Mystery: Elena Knows by Claudia Pineiro, translation by Frances Riddle

Best Cookbook: The Korean Vegan: Reflections and Recipes from Omma's Kitchen by Joanne Lee Molinaro

Best Survival Story: Cove by Cynan Jones

Best Speculative Fiction: Migration by Charlotte McConaghy