The book slump is over. At least as far as I can tell. Tiny Beautiful Things totally fixed me (in more way than one). Rat Queens also got me completely pumped about comics again (not that I hadn't been, I just hadn't thought about them as much). It's actually perfect. It's violent and smart and funny and feminist and many-body-types-positive. Oh man, don't even get me started. I can't wait to read more. I have a feeling I now have the ability to tear through the rest of my library books pile.
Rat Queens Vol. 1, Sass and Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe
If you guys didn't know, the historic Book of the Month Club is back!! It has a whole bunch of cool judges (Emily St. John Mandel, Liberty Hardy, etc.) and it's officially launches again in September. They had a preview month in August and I got my book late, but I've started reading After Perfect: A Daughter's Memoir by Christina McDowell and hope to finish in time to get in on some of the online discussions. It's about the daughter of a man who knew the man Wolf of Wall Street was based on and got arrested for similar things, so clearly it's going to be a little crazy/sad/fascinating.