This was really really nifty. Best Counting Book Ever.
Virginia Wolf, by Kyo MacLear, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
An odd little fable about Virginia Woolf (canine variant) and her sister. Not as splendid a story as I had imagined it would be, but several of the illustrations were even better than the imaginary version.
Living by Faith, Dwelling in Doubt, by Kyle R. Cupp
Existential autobiography is my favorite kind of theology. This is a careful and heartfelt book, as solidly intelligent as you would expect from a Jesuit press, and I really liked it.
Tales for Canterbury, edited by Cassie Hart and Anna Caro
Kind of uneven, as such anthologies usually are. But there were some incredibly good stories in here, including the Karen Healey story I tracked it down for.
The Accidental Creative, by Todd Henry
Decidedly meh. Nothing original or moving enough to excite me about the author's ideas, nothing provocative enough to make me enjoy a good mental fight.
Steadfast, by Mercedes Lackey
Predictable, flawed, but relaxing. And I liked the vaudeville stuff.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Chronicles: Art and Design, by Dan Falconer
Pretty pretty. The artisanal aspect of Jackson's Tolkien movies is my very most favorite part of them, so it's like they made this book for my innermost nerd. So looking forward to the other one of these.
Friends, by Mies van Hout
Charming picture book. Far more nuanced than you would expect a bunch of scribbly portraits of monsters to be.