Category Archives: Awesome

Books you should read NOW. Yes, NOW. Right now. Stop what you’re doing and READ THIS.

Kindred – Octavia Butler

Welp. I read this in a day. That probably says more than the thousand words I’m going to write could possibly convey about how good I thought this book was (spoilers, I’m going to write those thousand words anyway). Because … Continue reading

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Monstress vol. 1 – Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

Another birthday present (yes, I’m taking forever to get through them – I need less of a social life so I can read more books), but also one I’d been meaning to buy myself and read for AGES. And then … Continue reading

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Bright Air Black – David Vann

This one was another birthday present, and one where I read the blurb and just went “yessssss”. Because I am predictable, and giving me reinterpretations of Classical myths to read is never going to go wrong. And then it comes … Continue reading

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The Penelopiad – Margaret Atwood

Well. This was very very interesting indeed. No, really. I’m using “interesting” honestly here. And I think it’s the best adjective for the book… far more than “gripping” or any of the adjectives I might usually go for. Oh, and … Continue reading

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Raven Stratagem – Yoon Ha Lee

I am so pleased the sequel to Ninefox Gambit came out as quickly as it did. I mean, it’s out in the same year as the first one is being considered for Nebula and Hugo*… I fully support Yoon Ha … Continue reading

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Annihilation – Jeff VanderMeer

A recommendation from rather a while ago that I’ve finally got round to (thanks Tea!). Something many ways outside my normal reading – I may or may not be a bit of a wuss about creepy things – but absolutely … Continue reading

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The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

So I didn’t manage to finish The Vorrh in enough time to ensure I’d get through The Handmaid’s Tale in enough time for book club, so I’ll be going back to it*. I’m far enough in that I know it’s … Continue reading

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