Here are a couple books that I’ve ordered and am constantly checking my phone to see if they’ve arrived yet. These two are both graphic novels. The first is Blankets by Craig R. Thompson.
I’ve been wanting to get this one since I heard about it at the beginning of winter, but it took me a while to “justify” spending the money on it. (The paperback is originally listed at $34 USD!) But luckily for me, The Book Depository is awesome, and they had a decent price.
The writeup on this notes its abnormal length for a non serial graphic novel – 592 pages! I know via the vague synopsis that Blankets is the story of two brothers, complemented by a story of a budding romance. This books has been incredibly popular on various social media. I’ve seen it all over, especially on bookish tumblrs.
Definitely excited to check it out for myself. I appreciate a quick read during the school months (though this really my last semester that the epithet “school months” will apply, yikes!). The satisfaction of reading a book from beginning to end is unparalleled anywhere else, and I must admit that if I am going to push onward through the bleak mid-semester to summer, I’m going to need to cut back on my spare reading. And that makes me sad.
UPDATE: the book finally arrived in the mail and it is giant. Getting through it will be no simple undertaking.
Another book soon to be added to my towering TBR list is This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki