The Secret History of Wonder Woman
By: Jill Lepore
Not so much about Wonder Woman as an incredibly researched and detailed biography of her creator William Moulton Marston. With long and equally detailed looks into early feminism, the birth control movement, early psychology and even the psychology and censuring of both cinema and the comic book industry itself. As well as Marston’s relationship with his wife and live in lover.
Overall interesting although at times a bit of a chore to stick with. I have mixed feelings about the book probably because I have very mixed feelings about Marston. So I’m going to break it down into two parts. The Personal Life & Wonder Woman.
Since Memorial Day is pretty much the start to summer (and we’re already in the triple digits here) I thought I’d do a list of the Top 10 Books I Want to Read this Summer!
Most of which are fairly screaming Summer to me:
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katharine Waterston, Billy Crudup
Okay, first thing I have to get off my chest. I liked Prometheus. I didn’t think it was a flawless movie it had some real problems but I liked the questions that it asked. I liked that it tried to be bigger and deeper even if it didn’t really make it. I appreciated it for that.
While I found Covenant entertaining it was also a bit disappointing in that regard.
Spoilers below! Although I try to keep it vague 🙂
So after suspending my subscription Owlcrate pulled be back in this month. Owlcrate is one of the more popular monthly book subscription boxes for YA (and they have an Owlcrate Junior now) May’s theme was comic explosion.
I was 99% sure of what the book was based on the synopsis. It was one of my most wanted books of the year and since it’s not even out until May 30th I ordered the box.
So at the beginning of the year I wrote about 17 Things I’m Looking Forward to in 2017 while I’ve seen and read a lot of those things I wanted to add a couple of more that I hadn’t heard about at that point. Books and movies below! As well as two movies that I’m surprised I’m looking forward to!
A Court of Wings and Ruin
by: Sarah J. Maas
I honestly don’t even know where to start with this one. I didn’t hate it. But I didn’t love it. Overall I liked it despite the fact that it had some pretty massive problems. Until the end. By the end there were just too many things that I couldn’t overlook.
It wasn’t as good as A Court of Mist and Fury which I already didn’t love as much as most people. While there’s supposed to be more books set in this world this one is the conclusion of Feyre’s story. I’m going to put my thoughts on this one under a spoiler warning!
SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPECULATION!
(And possibly some swearing!)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Directed by: James Gunn
The guardians return to save the galaxy from a new threat. There’s also insulting of powerful people, all kinds of family issues, the threat of Thanos looming over the galaxy and Kurt Russell. I had been looking forward to this one for a while and while I think parts of it fell flat it also packed quiet an emotional punch.
Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral and Getting It Done
By: Andrea Gonzales & Sophie Houser
I’m not big on games though I always loved the idea of coding. So when I picked up the book and saw it was about two girls who took a summer coding camp and created a game called Tampon Run I knew I had to read the book and try my hand at the game.
by: Ashley Poston
Geekerella is a Cinderella retelling featuring fandom, conventions, copious texting and the magic pumpkin actually being a Vegan food truck. The hardcover version of this book is just lovely and it’s been getting a lot of buzz from some of my favorite Youtubers so I thought I’d totally fall for the hype and give this one a chance.
Directed by: James Ponsoldt
Mae Holland (Emma Watson) gets the job of a lifetime working for a cutting edge tech company called The Circle. She’s only there for like a week before her life is immeasurably better. They have concerts and yoga and health care for her parents. It’s the perfect place for someone like Mae but Alice is about to fall down the rabbit hole.