One Two Three
Author: Laurie Frankel
Genre: Fiction; YA
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.
Published: June 8, 2021
Number of Pages: 400
Nothing ever happens in the tiny town of Bourne. Except for when What Happened happened, but that happened 17 years ago.
Even though the Mitchell triplets weren’t born until after the year Bourne’s water supply turned green, What Happened has shaped their entire lives.
Mab has one goal: get into college (and out of Bourne). Monday is running the town library out of her mother’s kitchen (and is an expert of all things yellow). Mirabel is the smartest (and wisest) person in town. Meanwhile, their mother has spent the last 17 years seeking justice.
I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf
Author: Grant Snider
Genre: Comics; Books About Books
Publisher: Abrams ComicArts
Published: April 14, 2020
Number of Pages: 128
This lovely coffee table book is a collection of bookish comics by illustrator Grant Snider. I’ve seen several of them before floating around the internet, but didn’t connect them to Snider until I found this little gem.
The Ties That Bind
**Note: I was definitely channeling one of the Mitchell triplets when I made this connection. Three guesses who.**
Monday Mitchell does not have bookshelves.
Therefore, Monday would most likely not judge you by your bookshelves.
However, Monday does love books.
Monday also judges people.
Therefore, while it is not accurate to say that Monday would judge you by your bookshelves, it is accurate to say that Monday would likely enjoy this book about books and judging. Even though it is not yellow, or even green.
Seriously though, reading about Monday Mitchell and her unconventional library in One Two Three did remind me of I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf. Both Monday and Grant Snider share their love of books and reading with readers (and nonreaders) through slightly unusual means and in their own way.
A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler and Only One Regret by Natasha Madison