Recently, BookRiot posted this list of 50 Must-Read Fantasy Books by Women. https://bookriot.com/2019/07/25/fantasy-books-by-women/. Like most readers, I love a good list, and I’ve read a lot of the books on this list. If you’re a fantasy reader and you’re looking for a few good books,…
July was a pretty heavy reading month, but this book was pure fun and I enjoyed every bit of it. Moreno-Garcia’s novel is set in 1920’s Mexico, where Casiopea, a young woman in Yucatan, is struggling in her oppressive grandfather’s home. It begins as…
This year my husband signed up to vote in the Hugo Awards, and together we’re reading as many of the nominees as possible. Voting runs from May 11 to July 31, and the awards are announced in August at WorldCon in Dublin. As described…
I loved this debut fantasy novel by Tasha Suri. It’s well-written and creates a fascinating world with a terrifying villain. It’s inspired by the Mughal Empire of India, something I knew absolutely nothing about before reading this book — which is why fiction by…
As Halloween approached, I’ve been thinking about scary books and why we read them. With all the horror in the news, my work colleagues have been increasingly asking for “lighter” book recommendations (I’ve been recommending Less). I’ve written several posts with recommendations of good…
One of my favorite annual blog events is Readers Imbibing Peril, or RIP. Because let’s face it, the real world is scary enough. This event runs from September 1 to October 31, and is all about reading things that are spooky, whether they are…
Instead of reading the series I’m already into, I started three more series last month. All worth checking out, but at the top of my list goes this novella: All Systems Red by Martha Wells The first novella in the Murderbot series, it’s won…
Last month I read the final book in two trilogies, and I began a new one (that is really an old one). I’ll start with the new one. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler Octavia Butler is such a fantastic writer. She wrote…
Here are three more science fiction and fantasy mini-reviews, brought to you by the 20 Books of Summer Challenge. Since it’s pretty difficult to review books that are part of series, I’m keeping these short. I recommend all three if you’re looking for good,…
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis I’ve been wanting to read something by Connie Willis for a while now. In April I went to an exhibit of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in Seattle at the Museum of Pop Culture,…
March was a big month for literary award nominations! The Bailey’s Prize longlist honors the best novel written by a woman in English. You can find the Pen/Faulkner Award Finalists here (honors the best work of fiction published by an American in 2017) and…
I read nearly every genre and love to talk about what I read. Some of my favorite genres are historical fiction, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, and children's literature. I try to read diversely and travel the world through my reading. I love books that make me feel I'm in another world -- and also books that help me to better understand this one.
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Know My Name
With the Fire on High
The Most Fun We Ever Had
Get a Life, Chloe Brown
The Lost Man
No Visible Bruises
My Dark Vanessa
The Night Watchman
Vera Kelly is Not a Mystery
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line
The Only Plane in the Sky
Clap When You Land
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