Season 2: Episode 4: Read more! Graphic novels

Season Two: Episode Four: Read more! Graphic novels

In this episode, we talk about our current reads, the Read More! 2018 reading challenge, and our choices for the category: a graphic novel.

About the hosts

Discover more about Mary, Jackie and Leigh

Books mentioned

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
*Mary’s read

A superbly skilled portrait artist who includes among her patrons the sinister, immortal fair folk who covet her talents, Isobel makes the terrible mistake of revealing an autumn faerie prince’s sorrow in his portrait, a choice that strands them both in a hostile land where they risk their lives to pursue forbidden feelings for each other.



Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
*Jackie’s read

Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. “A place,” he said, “where learning is a game.”



The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
*Leigh’s read

Three German women’s lives are abruptly changed when their husbands are executed for their part in an attempt to assassinate Hitler. They band together in a crumbling estate to raise their children and keep each other standing. Rich in character development, this book is narrated by each of the women, giving us a clear understanding of their sense of loss, inner strength and the love they have for each other. This story examines the human side of war, where the lines are blurred between hero and victim. — Kimberly McGee for LibraryReads.