August 18, 2020

August 2020 Goodreads Wrap Up Pt. 3

Jumping Jehosephat! Somebody needs to block me on Goodreads! There are so many new books since the first time I did this in August. Holy cats! What the hell. Well, better now than later. Here we go.

Biased by Jennifer L. Eberhardt - This is the next addition to my anti-racist reading list.

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer - I think I talked about this somewhere. This story had some of it leaked by an assistant to Stephenie Meyer way back in like 2011. Meyer was so mad, she pulled the book and refused to publish it. Until now. I have this one. It's still in its box. It's a mashed potatoes book. I'm still dealing with my guilt about not reading my assigned reading. I'll allow myself this one later.

Chaos On Catnet by Naomi Kritzer - This is the followup to Catfishing on Catnet that I read early this year and really liked. One of the readers for the award I'm part of read it to hate-read it and ended up really liking it. It ended up on our list. Then it won a Hugo award. WHAT!? So this is the sequel and I'm pretty stoked.

Make Yourself Cozy by Katie Vaz - I am terrible at self-care. I mean, I'm really good at naps and reading, but I hate taking showers or washing my face. I hate cleaning. Stuff I know will make me feel better in the long run, but I really don't want to deal with.

The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs - This was 100% a cover add. How could I NOT put a book with this cover on my to-read list?

Sorry I Missed You by Suzy Krause - This just looks like fun. The three main characters have all had someone in their lives disappear without a hint. A letter comes to the house they share and it's so destroyed they can't tell who it's for, so they all start hanging out at the coffee shop in the letter.

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson - Wilkerson wrote the major best-seller The Warmth of Other Suns about the Black Migration from the Jim Crow South to places like Detroit and L.A. This one goes back and looks at the historical events that led to the issues black people in America face today.

A Queen in Hiding by Sarah Kozloff - This is the first book in a new fantasy series. I love fantasy series. I don't know how to read them all, but I like to have them around.

Theft of Swors by Michael J. Sullivan - This is the first book in the Riyria Revelations. I thought it was on my TBR already, but when I went to look it up, it wasn't on my list! Horrors! Now it is.

House of Furies and Court of Shadows by Madeleine Roux - These are the first two in a series of Graphic Horror books. Also, on the second one, it's a woman with her back turned and it's NOT a historical fiction! Lolwut.

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict - This is a novelization of the time when Agatha Christie went missing. Marie Benedict writes about historical women. Some are better than others, so I'm hoping this is a winner.

The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson - This is a scary book about witches in the forest around a Puritanical settlement. I've ordered it and it's sitting here looking at me, but I'm waiting until October for this one.

Ok. That's the list. I'm glad I'm dividing this into chunks. It might not take 3 days to do this list at the end of the month!