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Jade City by Fonda Lee

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).

Published: 2017

Genre: fantasy

Length: 495 pages

Summary: Short version: The Mountain Clan tries to take control of the jade trade Continue reading

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The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

I needed a Q author and saw this on a friend’s Goodreads feed. It sounded interesting.

Published: 2017

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 494 pages of story, 503 pages with author’s note (which you should totally read if you enjoy the book)

Setting: a bit in England, but mostly France in 1915 and 1947

Summary: Short version: The intersection of Charlie’s search for her cousin and Eve’s history as a spy Continue reading

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The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

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.

Published: 2020

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

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Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

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.

Published: 2013

Genre: fiction

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

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House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

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).

Published: 2020

Genre: fantasy

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

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She Would Be King by Wayetu Moore

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.

Published: 2018

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

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Geekerella by Ashley Poston

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.

Published: 2017

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

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Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

A friend recommended the book to me. I was in the mood for some YA so I picked this up.

Published: 2016

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

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New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson

This was provided by the Audiobook SYNC program for free this summer. I recognized the author and decided to listen.

Published: 2017

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

SummaryShort version: The lives of nine people who live in the Met Life building in a drowned New York City Continue reading

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The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin

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.

Published: 2020

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

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