This was cute but predictable. The pictures outshone the story. However, the pictures were SO good that it was a delightful experience anyway.
The Empathy Exams, by Leslie Jamison
These were mostly amazing. I like it when an essayist takes the time they need to take to show you what they want to show you. And the topics were interesting.
The Truth Commission, by Susan Juby
A sharp, funny, quick read that broke my heart and put it back together. Juby is definitely going on the "yes, please, more like this" list.
Daydreams of a Solitary Hamster, by Astrid Desbordes
A very quirky and philosophical kids' comic. It didn't generate much emotion while I was reading it - there were only a few strips that I really dug on their own merits - but once I'd read the whole thing I felt satisfied and amused. Even now, months later, thinking of this book puts a smile on my face.
Creature, by Andrew Zuckerman
Sooooooooo pretty. I'd been craving this book of animal photos for so long that when I finally bought it, I read it THE SAME DAY. <3 <3 <3.
Sex Criminals, vol. 1: One Weird Trick, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
This comic (one of the Hugo nominees I read this year) irritated me about once every 10 pages. But when I wasn't irritated I was really interested. So it worked out okay. Ingenious and funny, mostly.
Counting by 7s, by Holly Goldberg Sloan
A sweet and sometimes wry book that skates on the edge of absurdity without missing a step. I have a soft spot for child prodigy narrators, as I once was one.