I read Batgirl 1: Batgirl of Burnside.
I haven't read any other Batgirl comics, or any DC for that matter. I feel like I might have missed something in the overall story arc. While this is the first volume, I have no sense of whether or not there is more background knowledge I should have had beforehand. It was also a different set up than I am used to, as each chapter seemed to have its own arc. While the story itself progressed, I felt like each chapter was bunnytrailing rather than moving strictly forward. It took me awhile to get through because of this, as well as there being a lot more dialogue than I am used to...
But that's not to say that I didn't enjoy it overall.
I also read Eleanor and Park.
I ended up listening to the audio for this one. I was very happy that the female narrator portion was done by the same narrator who did Rowell's Fangirl. I was also very pleased with the male narrator (I can't remember names right now). And while it was a sweet story, I really didn't like it as much as I thought I would. That's not to say that I disliked it entirely. The concept was heartwarming. The characters were engaging. But I wasn't really feeling the romance. And I didn't really know anything about it before picking it up, so I didn't know it would touch upon so many issues... I wasn't really in the right mindset for it. I'm not usually a fan of contemporary, either...
I'm hoping to have my full reviews out sometime next week.
Did you take part in the read-a-thon? Let me know how you did in the comments. :)