I’ve been reading down my TBR list (at least the books that are available electronically through my library). That means there’s room for new books to be added. There’s a couple here that add to my plan to read books set in more varied countries, and a couple that just sounded interesting.
Let’s start with a tour of the world, specifically in Liberia. The Strong Sense of Place blog is a great source for books set outside of the U.S. and Great Britain. They discussed She Would Be King by Wayetu Moore, a bit of historical fiction set in Liberia. It sounded interesting and I haven’t ready anything from Liberia. Bonus, it’s available as an ebook from one of my libraries.
Next up on my tour of the world is New Zealand. This one came from a Big Idea post on John Scalzi’s Whatever blog, where an author has a chance to discuss the big idea that led to a book. In this case, No Man’s Land by A. J. Fitzwater, is about the role of women after WWII with a touch of magic. Bonus, the New Zealand setting is an important part of the story, so it would add to my country journey.
Sticking with books from a Big Idea post, I also came across Critical Point by S. L. Huang. It seems the female protagonist’s superpower is math. If she can calculate it, she can do it. Explosions ensue. Sounds fun to me. It’s the third book in the series, so I should probably start with the first one, Zero Sum Game.
And finally, I want to add pretty much any series from a GeekMom post on 20 fantasy books by black authors that I haven’t read yet. I’ve read several (N. K. Jemisin is awesome, and I read the Binti stories), and I want to read more.
And those are the books I’m adding to my list. Anything look good? Anything else I should add?
If you’re interested in purchasing the book, you can click on the cover image or title to follow an Amazon affiliate link to the book and thanks for supporting my blog!