Hey GlamGeeks, I hope this week has been treating you well. I am back with another list of books that I’ve read last month (January). January was a super busy month for me so I ended up keeping it pretty and read only a few graphic novels and one Biography.
I won’t ramble on much longer, below is my list of books that I read last month.
The New Avengers: Illuminati – The most brilliant minds (Iron Man, Professor X, Mr. Fantastic, Namor, Dr. Strange, and Black Bolt) on Earth gather to form a secret society to protect Earth after the Kree-Skrull War. I thought this was a pretty dope concept and enjoyed following the team as they dealt with major problems while their personalities were clashing.
Secret Invasion – I read this as soon as I finished New Avengers: Illuminati. The Skrull led a full-scale invasion and secretly infiltrated every super-powered organization on Earth. No one was to be trusted!😯 Now, I wouldn’t say this is a must-read, however, I did enjoy it.
Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man, Book 1 – He’s Afro-Latino and he’s from BROOKLYN, you better believe he’s my favorite Spider-Man. Peter Parker is dead and 13-year-old Miles is left to pick up the mantle. Miles gains his powers pretty much the same way Peter did, however, he wants nothing to do with it. Until he learns “With great power, there must also come great responsibility.”
Hawkeye, Volume 1: My Life as a Weapon – I never considered myself much of a fan of Hawkeye, so I didn’t bother to read any of his graphic novels/comics. However, after that awesome series on Disney Plus, I definitely had to get my hands on this run by Matt Fraction. Also, I’ve heard some great reviews so I had to get it. This series has four volumes (actually I think six but only four were done by Matt Fraction), and you better believe I’ll be purchasing the remaining three volumes. This graphic novel series about Hawkeye focuses on his life outside the avengers and introduces my new favorite hero – Pizza Dog!
No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America – This memoir by Darnell L. Moore was absolutely amazing. This is an absolute must-read. After facing death for the first time at the age of 14, Darnell shows us how he escaped poverty, escaped his brushes with death, and explored his sexuality, all while finding his voice and calling.
You can feel his courage and strength when you open and read his memoir. This was a very eloquent and beautifully written memoir, I highly suggested it. Especially if you are a young black man and queer.
What are some books that you’ve read last month? Share them below. 💖