This is my last book of 2020 that I somehow skipped posting last year. I’ll sneak it in now. This was one of Time’s top 100 fantasy novels, and gave me a J title (the last letter I needed in my Reading the Alphabet Challenge).
Length: 495 pages
Summary: Short version: The Mountain Clan tries to take control of the jade trade Continue reading
I had enjoyed New York 2140 so much this summer that when I saw this book on the new book shelf at the library, I picked it up immediately.
Genre: climate scifi
Length: 563 pages
Setting: various part of the world with the center storyline in Zurich, Switzerland, about 50 years in the future
Summary: Short version: How humanity might address rising greenhouse gas levels Continue reading
I had heard so much buzz about the book and movie, I decided to read it when I found it as an ebook from my library.
Length: 403 pages
Setting: mostly Singapore, but also various exotic locations around Singapore, early 2010s
Summary: Short version: Rachel meets Nick’s Singaporean superrich family Continue reading
Miss Adventure had read this book and loved it. I was in the mood for some fantasy and this book was in the house. It’s the first book in the Crescent City series, just published this spring (so now I have to wait for the next books to come out).
Length: 803 pages
Setting: Crescent City in a modern, magic-powered society
Summary: Short version: Bryce finds out the truth behind the death of her best friend Continue reading
This book was discussed on Strong Sense of Place as historical fiction set in Liberia. I wanted to read a book set in a new country, and this fit the bill.
Genre: magical realism/historical fiction
Length: 294 pages
Font: Adobe Jenson Pro
Setting: Virginia, Jamaica, and Monrovia (which became Liberia), mid 1800s
Summary: Short version: Four characters with special powers fight for freedom Continue reading
Miss Adventure recommended this book to me. It’s not often she recommends me a book, so I am sure to read it when she does. She thought I’d enjoy the references to scifi fan culture.
Genre: YA romance
Length: 319 pages
Font: Arkhip, Avenir, and Sabon LT Std
Setting: Atlanta, Georgia (although it really was “generic suburbs”), present day
Summary: Short version: A modern, geeky retelling of Cinderella Continue reading
A friend recommended the book to me. I was in the mood for some YA so I picked this up.
Genre: YA historical fiction
Length: 391 pages
Font: Adobe Garamond Pro
Setting: Germany, 1945
Summary: Short version: Four characters run to the German coast to escape the advancing Russians Continue reading
This was provided by the Audiobook SYNC program for free this summer. I recognized the author and decided to listen.
Genre: science fiction
Narrators: Suzanne Toren, Robin Miles, Peter Ganim, Jay Snyder, Caitlin Kelly, Michael Crouch, Ryan Vincent Anderson
Length: 625 pages
Setting: New York City, 2140-3
Summary: Short version: The lives of nine people who live in the Met Life building in a drowned New York City Continue reading
This is Jemisin’s latest book. I’d read the prologue as a short story and was intrigued by the concept. Besides, I love her books. Of course I’d read her new one.
Genre: urban fantasy
Length: 434 pages
Setting: New York City, present day
Summary: Short version: The spirit of NYC manifests in avatars representing its boroughs, and has to fight an enemy Continue reading