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My Perfect Read

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Christina Kerndt

Christina Kerndt in fantasy-genre costume.

Ever since I first learned to read, I've been reading as much as I can. I don't remember much of the early books I consumed until my dad handed me his little mass market copy of a book called The Thief of Always by Clive Barker. From the moment I first embarked on that journey with Harvey Swick to Mr. Hood's Holiday House, I was hooked.

My absolute favorite genre is fantasy, which carries through my love of juvenile and young adult novels as well as adult. Give me some Seanan McGuire, Catherynne M. Valente, N.K. Jemisin, or Nnedi Okorafor and I’m more than satisfied.

Graphic novels came to be part of my life around 2012 when I jumped into the superhero scene with Matt Fraction's Hawkeye and Kelly Sue DeConnick's Captain Marvel runs. I jumped in on Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson (I will never stop loving or hyping that comic, ever. Go read it, it's amazing) and found J.H. Williams III's run on Batwoman, and I've always been a fan of Gaiman's Sandman comics. Nowadays, while I still enjoy some superhero comics, I've gotten more into independent/creator-owned titles like Bitch Planet, The Wicked + the Divine, Pretty Deadly, and The Old Guard...not to mention all the kids and teen ones coming out.

Genres of Interest:

  • Female Protagonists
  • Juvenile Fiction 
  • Graphic Novels
  • LGBTQIA+ YA 
  • Fantasy
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Nerd/Geek/Fandom Culture

The All-Time Favorite Forever

Juvenile Fiction

Juvenile Graphic Novels

Young Adult Fiction

Young Adult Graphic Novels

Adult Fiction

Adult Fantasy

Adult Graphic Novels

  • The Wicked + the Divine by Kieron Gillen, drawn by Jamie McKelvie
  • Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick, drawn by Valentine De Landro
  • Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue DeConnick, drawn by Emma Rios
  • Rat Queens by Kurtis Wiebe, drawn by Roc Upchurch, Tess Fowler
  • Kelly Sue DeConnick's Captain Marvel run 
  • Matt Fraction's Hawkeye run. drawn by David Aja and Annie Wu  
  • The Old Guard by Greg Rucka, drawn by Leandro Fernandez 
  • My Brother's Husband by Gengoroh Tagame, translated by Anne Ishii
  • Once and Future by Kieron Gillen, drawn by Dan Mora
  • Die by Kieron Gillen, drawn by Stephanie Hans
  • Kim & Kim  by Magdaline Visaggio, drawn by Eva Cabrera and Claudia Aguirre
  • Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins by Matthew Mercer and Matt Colville, drawn by Olivia Samson
  • Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san by Honda

Nonfiction

Graphic Nonfiction

As a part time Youth Services Assistant at Dolley Madison, my hours are somewhat irregular and may vary week to week, so please allow one or two days before I get back to you. 

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