This is one of the Modern Library’s top 100 novels of the century (#59 on the list). This version happens to be illustrated by the author, as an extra bonus.
Published: this edition in 1985; originally in 1911
Genre: literary fiction
Length: 350 pages
Setting: Oxford, England, around the turn of the 19th century
Summary: Short version: The undergraduates at Oxford commit suicide when Zuleika doesn’t love them back Continue reading
This is the fourth and final book in the Protector of the Small quartet. Miss Adventure has been asking when I was going to finish the series. I decided it’s been long enough since I read the last one that I was ready for another Tamora Pierce book.
Genre: YA fantasy
Length: 411 pages of story, 431 pages total
Setting: mostly the northern border of Tortall, 460 HE, soon after the events of Squire
Summary: Short version: Kel commands a refugee camp and has to rescue them from Scanrens Continue reading
This is the 12th book in the Discworld series. I’ve been reading them on vacation since they’re so light and all on my Kindle. As a bonus, it’s one of the BBC’s The Big Read books.
Length: 374 pages
Setting: mostly in Genua on Discworld
Summary: Short version: Magrat, Nanny Ogg, and Granny Weatherwax disrupt Lilith’s perfect story Continue reading
This was an EscapePod episode that I loved so much, I decided to write it up.
Published: July, 2019 on EscapePod (you can either listen to or read the story at that link)
Genre: science fiction
Setting: Acceptance, a human colony on an exoplanet, future
Summary: Short version: A neurotypical immigrant from Earth doesn’t adjust well to life on Acceptance Continue reading
I’ve been hearing about the book as a great example of science fiction by a black author and decided to pick it up. Luckily, my library had the novellas collected into a single book.
Published: 2019 as a collection, 2015-2017 as novellas
Genre: 358 pages
Setting: mostly the desert African city of Himba, and the planet Oozma Uni
Summary: Short version: Binti’s event-filled life after she’s accepted to an off-world school Continue reading
This is the last Locus Award nominee for the 2019 short story category.
Published: February, 2018 at Slate (you can read it for free at the link provided)
Genre: science fiction
Setting: New Delta, a city in near future Nigeria
Summary: Short version: Anwuli doesn’t want to leave her house, even though a pollen storm is coming Continue reading