8 Lovely Children’s Picture Books About Gardens

Here are our favorite children’s books about gardens, which all go well beyond simple instructions on how to make green things grow. Even if you don’t have a young reader in your life, but you’re interested in plants and gardening yourself, check your local library and see if they have these! I enjoyed them as much as my child did…. Read more »

11 Children’s Picture Books for Cat Lovers of All Ages

My child LOVED cats when he was little. Unfortunately for him, his father and I would never, ever get a cat. Luckily, his grandma has usually had cats, and his parents never minded reading books about cats. So here’s a list of the children’s books about cats that we liked the most. Enjoy! (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) My… Read more »

5 Captivating Graphic Novels About Conspiracies

Want to make me happy? Give me a story with a secret cabal of evildoers, behind the scenes machinations, and a determined resistance fighting against seemingly overwhelming odds. Throw in some superheroes or magic powers, or not! I’m happy either way. So here are my favorite conspiracy-centric graphic novels for you to peruse. If you like secrets and cover-ups in… Read more »

Authors of Queer Adult Romance Who Are Men / Transmasc

For various reasons, I’m always trying to read more queer romance written by guys and transmasc authors. As a Virgo, this necessitated I make a list. Anytime I make a list of books, I start wondering if it might be helpful to anyone else. So here we are. Housekeeping first so we’re all on the same page: Apologies if I… Read more »

4 Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Graphic Novels I Love

I love post-apocalyptic stories! And as you know, I love comics. So, these are my favorite post-apocalyptic comics. (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) I originally posted my graphic novel rec lists in 2012-15, but they’re being refreshed and expanded in 2023-24 as I re-read most of the books to make sure I’m still enthusiastic about recommending them. However, please… Read more »

18 Geeky & Nerdy Romance Novels, Novellas, and Short Stories

Yep, it’s a post full of romance novels about the geeky and nerdy among us. Video games, programming, hacking, collectible card games, epidemiology, climate change science, neurosurgery, archaeology, the college newspaper, comics, fandom, Victorian fashion, theater… it’s all here. “Geek” pretty much describes everyone who lives in my house, so this roundup is close to my heart. (Disclosure: Amazon links… Read more »

12 Fantastic Graphic Novels About Politics, Race, and Activism

Here are some of my favorite comics that tell stories about politics, race, social change, activism, and justice – all the good and bad that goes with our world’s history on those issues. I hope you find something new and interesting to read here! (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) I originally posted my graphic novel rec lists in 2012-15,… Read more »

6 of My Favorite Funny Romance Novels

I’m a sucker for a romance novel with wry humor, snark, high-quality banter, or the fun kind of bickering. Every single book on this list made me laugh out loud multiple times. So take a look, and hopefully you’ll find something new and fun to read! (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) I originally posted this list in 2017, but… Read more »

9 Spooky Graphic Novels About Dark Magic

Here’s a list of dark magic graphic novels for when you just want something to creep you out. (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) I originally posted my graphic novel rec lists in 2012-15, but they’re being refreshed and expanded in 2023-24 as I re-read most of the books to make sure I’m still enthusiastic about recommending them. However, please… Read more »

17 Wonderful Fantasy Picks for Your TBR

In the last few years, I’ve lucked into so many wonderful fantasy novels and novellas. Here are some of my faves, most diverse in some way, all magically wonderful. I hope you find something new here to read and fall in love with. (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) Any book on this list I loved at the time I… Read more »