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Fantastic reads: Here they are!
I’ve been doing a pretty good job at having read the Hugo nominees before the list even comes out; the things I like and the things the voters like often overlap. I don’t read a lot of short stories but I do read novellas and novels. For example, I think I’ve talked on here before about how I like Mur Lafferty’s book Six Wakes. I enjoyed Trail of Lightning and am waiting for the sequel. We both love N. K. Jemisin. I own and have enjoyed Liz Bourke’s Sleeping with Monsters. Monstress is gorgeous (and violent); Bitch Planet is just what I need. Both of us on this blog are in love with the writings of Seanan McGuire and I also love to read Sarah Gailey. Etcetera.
I’ve been re-reading the Craft Sequence by Max Gladstone. You should read them in the order of the titles, not the order they were published in. I re-read the first five in quick succession and am now waiting for the newest one, which the author says is the start of a new arc.
#2 got me Fault Lines by Kelly Jennings. I’m looking forward to reading that.
I loved Witchmark by C. L. Polk and I’m excited to get that sequel next year, too.
Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski is a book about sex for women but more interestingly, it’s also a book about stress and how emotions work. People should read this one!
The Stone in the Skull is the start of a new series by Elizabeth Bear. Thumbs up! Yes.
The Price Guide to the Occult is an interesting story about family and magic and secrets. By Leslye J. Walton.
If you’re like me, you might want to also read Networking for People Who Hate Networking by Devora Zack. It wasn’t revelatory but it’s worth a library read.
I’m currently enjoying Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys. I don’t want to spoil anything so I’ll just tell you to check it out.
p.s. I just finished it and immediately put the sequel on hold!
Grumpeteers, got any suggestions for what to read next?