You can now view all the books I read this year on my Bookshop page.
📚 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.
📚 Read: The Worst of All Possible Worlds by Alex White
📚 Read: This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar
📚 Very excited to have received Incredible Doom.
📚 Read: Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
📚Read: Recursion by Blake Crouch
📚Just started reading Recursion by Blake Crouch last night. Hell of an opening chapter.
📚Read: 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.
📚Read: 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.
📚Read: The Rosewater Redemption by Tade Thomspon
📚 Read: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
📚 Read: The Mortal Word by Genevieve Cogman
📚 Read: The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
📚Read: State Tectonics by Malka Older
📚Read: A Choir of Lies by Alexandra Rowland. Might be the best sequel I’ve ever read.
📚Read: A Memory Called Empire by Arkardy Martine — I really enjoyed this one, disappointed it’ll be another year before the sequel is released.
I am positive this will be one of my favorite books I read in 2020.
📚Read: The Cruel Stars by John Birmingham.
📚Read: 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.