What have we been reading lately (that we loved)? Click the titles to see the descriptions on amazon.
The Incrementalists, by Steven Brust and Skyler White. It reminds me of Kage Baker’s Company series, and of Charles Stross, and both of those are good things. Not that wonderful on representations of women, but worth it nonetheless.
The Unquiet Bones: The First Chronicle of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon. Looked interesting from the description, and I already like the Father Cadfael series. I’m glad I started this series, and I’m several books in by now.
The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist. It’s sweet and somewhat peaceful until it gets darker and darker… Would make for a great discussion of utopia/dystopia. If you’d like to see a female protagonist over the age of 40, pick this one up! Passes the Bechdel test.
Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen. A bickering couple arrives for their couples counseling… to find their therapist gnawing on the previous client. The initial premise got me, and it turned out to be delightful and surprisingly moving. I will probably read the sequel.
The Lab Rat Chronicles: A Neuroscientist Reveals Life Lessons from the Planet’s Most Successful Mammals by Kelly Lambert — Makes a great gift for whoever likes nonfiction. Fascinating! After the first few chapters I didn’t expect too much, but I actually learned a lot of cool things.
Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg is amazeballs. I read it in one sitting, staying up way too late. Read this! It packs an emotional punch but is also funny (especially the parents) and sweet.
#2 has been slowly rereading Georgette Heyers that we’ve already talked about here the first and second time she read through them! Poor #2. Maybe she’ll get some brain power back over Christmas break.
What have you been reading lately?