This was very much like the first two books in the trilogy (and Downton still owes this series many thanks). I wish there were more of them.
The Riverman, by Aaron Starmer
A deeply odd, and compelling, children's dark fantasy novel. I'm very pleased that there ARE several more books by this author out there waiting for me.
Suburban Glamour, by Jamie McKelvie
The art on this was lovely, but the story was a bit standard as fairy stories go.
The Sea of Monsters, by Rick Riordan
This was another superfun installment - I particularly enjoy the sideways allusions that don't get explained - but I did start to notice the formula a bit. So I'll have to make sure to space the books in this series out adequately.
American Gypsy, by Oksana Marafioti
An odd and intense book. There was a two-page scene that almost made me stop reading because it was too difficult for me. Overall, though, this memoir was captivating and deeply personal.
Delusions of Gender, by Cordelia Fine
I gobbled this book up uncritically, very much in choir-being-preached-to mode with a side of YAY snarky science writing, but I think it would have held up nicely even if I had been more skeptical.
(PS I actually just finished my 170th book for the year today... so it may take a while for me to catch up on these posts ...)