I picked up three this week – a book about a sentient warship by an Asian author, a sequel, and a were-wyvern heist novel. (Because that sounded fun!)
A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna
Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst
Oh boy. I picked up EIGHT books this week. I was not expecting that many to show up at once!
I have several New Releases (well, new for the library – that means they likely came out in November) and three older books.
In New Releases, I picked up N. K. Jemisin’s How Long ‘Til Black Future Month? (that coverrrrr), and Julie Dao’s sequel to Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix. I also received Empress of All Seasons, Autism in Heels, and Love Á La Mode (because I’m a sucker for romance mixed with food).
In older books, I checked out When Dimple Met Rishi (finally!), The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily, and River of Teeth, which I’ve been meaning to get around to. Hippos as an invasive species in the Mississippi? That sounds amazing. It’s also blessedly short, which I was pleased to see when picking up EIGHT BOOKS. River of Teeth will also fill my library’s January Reading Challenge prompt of “Book you’ve been meaning to read.”
It’s a lot to read, but I’m pretty excited about every one of these books!
I only picked up two books this week, and turned in five. The End of Yearathon last week helped me make a little bit of headway on my library books!
I picked up a physical copy of Tasha Suri’s Empire of Sand, and checked out a romance on my Kindle, The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie. I was told the hero is autistic. We’ll see how the book presents it, though I’m side-eyeing that title (and the blurb on Goodreads) pretty hard. The author has verified her hero is autistic, she just couldn’t say it in the novel as there wasn’t a term for it at that point in history. Well. I will read it, confer with my #actuallyautistic husband, and report back!
I picked up two nonfiction books on chronic illness this week. Surviving and Thriving with an Invisible Chronic Illness: How to stay sane and live one step ahead of your symptoms and Are You Tired and Wired? Your Proven 30-day Program for Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue and Feeling Fantastic Again.
On my second visit to the library this week, I picked up the sequel to Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, Endless Water, Starless Sky. Really excited to read it, as I LOVED the first one. Rosamund Hodge is amazing.
Just two books this week – last week was super busy with my husband’s graduation, and the first part of this week was Christmas, of course! (I hope everyone got lots of books!) Today is the first day of the End of Yearathon, so I’ll be reading a lot this next week. The two books I picked up this week are a graphic novel (that I read immediately!) and a much-anticipated new release.
I turned in six books and checked out six books this week!
The ones I’m most excited about are Damsel, Vox, and Blanca & Roja. I also checked out Jackaby, which is the first in a series. I probably should not have done that. The last two are The Price Guide to the Occult, about a witch in the Pacific Northwest, where I’m from, and How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, which looks time-travel-y and crazy and all kinds of meta and twisty. I can’t wait to dive into this batch, but my husband’s father is in town for my husband’s college graduation, so we’re running all over the place right now. Things should calm down tomorrow evening, and maybe I’ll finally be able to sit down and read!
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