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Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan

This is the fifth and final book in the Memoirs of Lady Trent series. Sadly, the Erie County library system didn’t have it so I had to request it via interlibrary loan. I didn’t feel bad about it, though, since it was the last book in a series.

Published: 2017

Genre: historical fantasy

Length: 333 pages

Setting: mostly the Mrtyahaima Mountains (a Himalayan equivalent), a bit after the events of In the Labyrinth of Drakes

Summary: Short version: Lady Trent discovers a living Draconean society Continue reading

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The Beautiful Bird Sits No Longer Singing in the Nest by Kate Lechler

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: September, 2016 at PodCastle, where you can listen to or read the story for free

Genre: fantastical historical fiction

Setting: 19th century England

Summary: Short version: We hear Mr. Rochester’s first wife’s story Continue reading

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Un Lun Dun by China Mieville

Back in 2008 when I read this, Mieville was getting some good press as a speculative fiction writer. I had read one other by Mieville and couldn’t decide if I liked his style, so I thought I’d try another. Plus, this book kept catching my eye as I walked by the bookshelf.

Published: 2007

Genre: young adult fantasy

Length: 429 pages

Setting: London and UnLondon

Summary: Short version: How can Zanna and Deeba protect UnLondon from Smog Continue reading

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The Parasite and the Widow by Jeremy M. Gottwig

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: April, 2016 in Nature (you can read it for free at the link)

Genre: science fiction

Setting: an exoplanet, far future

Summary: Short version: A woman is offered an extended life if she hosts a parasite Continue reading

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My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

I needed a book to read and saw this in the new book section of the library. I’ve heard it mentioned on the Modern Mrs. Darcy’s podcast and decided to give it a try.

Published: 2017 in Nigeria, 2018 in the U.S.

Genre: fiction

Length: 223 pages

Setting: Lagos, Nigeria, present day

Summary: Short version: The relationship of two sisters in Lagos Continue reading

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Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand

I picked up this book because of the title and the picture of a bunch of bare feet in the sand. When I read the book, it was winter and I figured some light beach reading would be just the ticket.

Published: 2007

Genre: fiction

Length: 403 pages

Setting: mostly Nantucket, present day

Summary: Short version: Vicki, Brenda, and Melanie decide to get away from their lives in Nantucket Continue reading

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

This is our book club choice for the month of January. I’ve read it before, but it’s been a few years so I read it again. I was also in the play with my kids (I was the narrator while Miss Adventure was Scout and Mr. Curiosity was Jem).

Published: 1960

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 376 pages

Setting: Maycomb, Alabama, 1930s

Summary: Short version: Growing up in the 30s in the South Continue reading

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