Book survey

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Jamie at Perpetual Page-Turner has a year end survey.  It is extensive so I’m only going to answer a few questions.  There are other ones that I’ll be covering next week in my end of year wrap-up.

Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?

Thank God He Pulled It Off

The Aeronaut's Windlass (The Cinder Spires, #1)The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

On paper this isn’t a book that I should be interested in. I don’t care about steampunk airship captains. But, this is Jim Butcher and I will read anything he writes, so I trusted him and downloaded the audiobook.


 

I Don’t Like Mysteries

Finding Nouf (Nayir Sharqi & Katya Hijazi #1)Finding Nouf by Zoë Ferraris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book turned out to be much more than a mystery. This is the story of a Palestinian man living in Saudi Arabia and having to confront his attitudes about women while helping a family investigate a murder.


 

I Don’t Like Contemporary YA Either

Five Flavors of DumbFive Flavors of Dumb by Antony John
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A deaf girl takes on the challenge of marketing a rock band.

 


 

Feminist friendly Regency Romance and Self Published

The Suffragette Scandal (Brothers Sinister, #4)The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan

I ended up reading three more of her books this year.

 

 


 

Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read?

The Book I Pushed On Everyone

The Summer PrinceThe Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Every time there was a discussion about “I don’t know where to start reading authors who aren’t white” I would recommend this book.