December 28, 2020

Goodreads Update, Dec. 2020 Pt. 2

Hey there, howdy hello! I am coming to you from my brand new keyboard! It's super fancy. I wanted a mechanical keyboard because I had heard they were so much better than the regular ones. I liked the click clack sound they make. My hubby went all out and got me one with rainbow lights that shift in waves. It's super fun.

Anyway, I only added 9 books to my Goodreads To-Read list, so let's look at those, shall we?

The Order of the Full Moon Reflected In Water by Zen Cho - This is marketed as a "found family wuxia fantasy" whatever wuxia means. I am here for found family stories, though. Something about a group of thieves and a member of the order of the pure moon who is protecting a sacred object. That's all I got.

Much Ado About You by Samantha Young - This is set in a British village bookstore. It's clearly a romance, and there's a big ole dog on the cover. That dog better not die, damnit.

The Bride Bet by Tessa Dare - This is the 4th installment in the Girl Meets Duke romance series that I have been enjoying. These are very steamy and also hilarious. The witty banter is in full strong with these.

None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney - Taking something of a turn, we are moving toward the macabre with this one. It's a YA thriller, about a girl who was a final girl, meaning she survived a serial killer and helped put him away. The FBI tags her and another teen who wants to be a U.S. Marshall to interview teenage serial killers to learn more about their thought processes. Then a new teen serial killer starts killing and now there's a deadline.

In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner - I have no idea what this is about, and I'm okay with that. I really like Zentner's other books, and I'm here for whatever he has to say.

A Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder by Dianne Freeman - Lady Frances, Countess of Harleigh, has taken up residence in Belgravia to provide a proper coming out season for her niece. Then she finds out that she's suspected of killing her husband. She didn't think he was murdered, but she doesn't want anyone to find out what really went on, although her next door neighbor already knows.

Heartstopper Volume 2 by Alice Oseman - This is the second book to one I read last month, I think. It was adorable and fluffy and sweet.

The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand - I have been circling around this one for several years. I've finally gone ahead and put it on my to-read list. It's a YA retelling of A Christmas Carol set in modern-day with a dead girl who has to redeem herself and her bitchy attitude by helping living teens figure out how to be decent humans.

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu - I expect this one to be hilarious. It's a send up of stereotypes of Asian culture and Hollywood tropes. Willis Wu thinks of himself as Generic Asian Man as he plays in Black and White, a police procedural TV show. He dreams of one day being Kung Fu Fighter. Then things start to happen.

That's my list for this time. I was remarkably restrained considering all the lists of best books of the year, and upcoming 2021 books I've seen roaming the internet. Did anything here pique your interest?