You can now view all the books I read this year on my Bookshop page.

This weekโ€™s reading haul.

๐Ÿ“š Read: Harrow the Ninth by Tamyn Muir.

I think this book broke my brain. It’s everything I typically don’t like, and I’m still not positive I’m sure what I read, and yet I devoured it. Rather than my confusion leading to frustration, I found it propulsive. I wanted every layer of unreliable narration on top of half-overhead statements by characters on top of non-linearity shellacked onto me as I was reshaped by reading this the way Harrowhawk can reshape her own bone.

What the fuck was that?

Please get Alecto the Ninth into my hands immediately.

๐Ÿ“š Read: The Worst of All Possible Worlds by Alex White

๐Ÿ“š Read: This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar

๐Ÿ“š Very excited to have received Incredible Doom.

๐Ÿ“š Read: Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

๐Ÿ“šRead: Recursion by Blake Crouch

๐Ÿ“šJust started reading Recursion by Blake Crouch last night. Hell of an opening chapter.

๐Ÿ“šRead: Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennet

๐Ÿ“šRead: Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The nature of hate is mysterious. It can gnaw at the heart for an eon, then depart when one expected it to remain as immobile as a mountain. But even mountains erode.

๐Ÿ“šRead: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

The will to be polite, to maintain civility and normalcy, is fearfully strong. I wonder sometimes how much evil is permitted to run unchecked simply because it would be rude to interrupt it.

๐Ÿ“šRead: The Rosewater Redemption by Tade Thomspon

๐Ÿ“š Read: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

๐Ÿ“š Read: The Mortal Word by Genevieve Cogman

๐Ÿ“š Read: The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

๐Ÿ“šRead: State Tectonics by Malka Older

๐Ÿ“šRead: A Choir of Lies by Alexandra Rowland. Might be the best sequel Iโ€™ve ever read.

๐Ÿ“šRead: A Memory Called Empire by Arkardy Martine โ€” I really enjoyed this one, disappointed itโ€™ll be another year before the sequel is released.

๐Ÿ“š Read: The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz.

I am positive this will be one of my favorite books I read in 2020.

๐Ÿ“šRead: The Cruel Stars by John Birmingham.

๐Ÿ“šRead: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir. At the start of this book I thought, “What is going on and what is everyone talking about?” By the end of it, I was confident it would be one of my favorites of the year.

Semiosis was one of my favorite books from last year, so I’m not surprised I really enjoyed Interference. I think I’ve got a thing for first contact books and non-human narrators, considering how much I loved Children of Time and Children of Ruin.

Even though I read more books and pages than ever before this year, my habit wasn’t exactly consistent. I basically flatlined to end the year. Let’s hope for a similar quantity next year, but more evenly distributed. Reading is a habit that I want to nurture, not a binge activity.