… a partial list.
Half-Resurrection Blues by Daniel Jose Older. I like this kind of book, and I liked this one. I’ll read more by him.
Kage Baker’s early The Hotel Under the Sand. A delight! #2 should read it. #2 owns it, but it is an oversized paperback or maybe even hardback and is back at home. Definitely when we get back!
Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers. The third in a trilogy something about girl assassins in the Middle Ages. I liked the love interest in this one.
Taking a (possibly permanent) break from Ngaio Marsh, I reread Tommy and Tuppance (first one available free from Gutenberg). The second and third were delightful as I remembered, but I did get a pricking of my thumbs when picking up By the Pricking of My Thumbs and had a bad feeling about it– and indeed, my subconscious correctly remembered that it was pretty sordid (also I had flashbacks to Miss Marple playing the Tuppence role in one of the video adaptations). I’m feeling leery about the last one. Though looking at wikipedia, that’s where I got the Gates of Damascus poem that I liked so much I memorized it. “Pass not beneath oh caravan, or pass not singing. Have you not heard the silence where the birds are dead, yet something pipeth like a bird?”
Super You by Emily V. Gordon. I heard about this nerdy self-esteem book and wanted to see if it’s good. It’s pretty ok. Give it a try if you’d like to be nicer to yourself.
What’s on your To-be-read list?