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Familiar Diversions

I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

By Book or By Crook: A Lighthouse Library Mystery
Eva Gates
Progress: 6/325 pages
The Gene: An Intimate History
Siddhartha Mukherjee
The Firm
John Grisham
Once Ghosted, Twice Shy
Alyssa Cole
Gorgeous Carat, Volume 01
You Higuri
Progress: 40/170 pages
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

New to my TBR

I just got two new books in, because apparently not having shelf space doesn't stop me. I need to do a little culling this weekend and put together a library donation bag.


The Bride Was a Boy - Chii  The Dark Maidens - Rikako Akiyoshi,Booota,Kristi Fernandez  


The Bride Was a Boy - Chii - An autobiographical manga about the author's experiences exploring her gender and sexuality and eventually transitioning before marrying her husband. From what I've heard, 1) it's cute and 2) it does a good job of laying out transgender issues in Japan. The title sparked enough concern and conversation that Seven Seas issued a statement about it being the author's choice.


The Dark Maidens - Rikako Akiyoshi,Booota,Kristi Fernandez - It's a murder mystery about the death of the president of the Literature Club at an all-girls' school. I'm always looking for more Japanese novels and light novels by female authors to try.