Cool books yo

In case you were wondering, and/or wanting something to read.

Good books:

First, three YA graphic novels: I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly — amazing!–   Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol; and El Deafo by Cece Bell.

Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch (published in UK as Rivers of London) — I also like the sequel.

Night of a Thousand Stars by Deanna Raybourn. You don’t need to have read any of her other books to enjoy this delight.

Lazarus Volume 1 by Greg Rucka

The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon: The Diary of a Courtesan in Tenth Century Japan

The Element of Fire by Martha Wells

The Enola Holmes series (with the caveat that they’re kind of racist towards the Roma, particularly in the last book). (and with the caveat that #1 disputes the underlying premise.)

 

 

Books I was meh on:

Jasmine Nights by S.P. Somtow (couldn’t get into it; gave up halfway through)

It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita (finished but couldn’t relate to author’s story at all)

Regeneration by Pat Barker (sausage fest; finished it; it was ok but didn’t stick with me)

 

Any recommendations for us or each other, Grumpeteers?

 

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7 Responses to “Cool books yo”

  1. katieackerley Says:

    Great recommendations! I’ve been really enjoying the Pariah series by David Jackson recently, definitely worth a read if you’re into crime thrillers.
    Katie
    http://www.mumtaughtmefashion.wordpress.com

  2. Comradde PhysioProffe Says:

    “Look Me In The Eye”, a memoir by John Elder Robison, was really good. He is Augusten Burroughs’s brother, has Asperger’s, and was the special effects and sound effects designer for KISS who invented Paul Stanley’s fireworks shooting guitar.

  3. Jenny F Scientist Says:

    Benedict Jacka. Similar feel to Rivers of London. And have you ever read Charles Stross’s Laundry files novels? I quite like them.

  4. Jenny F Scientist Says:

    Oh, also someone recommended Ancillary Justice and it was good.


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