Reading

Book survey

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.

3 Comments

  • Elizabeth

    I love Courtney Milan! She’s definitely in my top 5 romance authors (which is now actually pooled from a lot of authors instead of say….literally 5 authors. Yay for reading loads of romance this year!) And I keep meaning to read The Summer Prince, damn it! I think you’ve actually recommended it to me before – it’s literally everything I keep saying I want to see in my sci-fi/fantasy. The good news is that my library has it, so maybe I’ll read it this year!

    • heather

      Courtney Milan is amazing. I’m so impressed that she self-publishes too. Yes, get The Summer Prince. I like Alaya Dawn Johnson’s Zephyr Hollis series too about vampires and jinn in 1920s New York City. Have you read Nnedi Okorafor? Her sci/fantasy has the same kind of themes.

  • Gwendolyn

    Love that you’re taking your time with this survey. It was quite extensive. Mine shall be posted tomorrow 🙂 Also why haven’t I heard of Five Flavors of Dumb before now? As an ASL Interpreting student I would love to read that. Plus you gave it 4 stars – sounds promising.

What Do You Think?

%d bloggers like this: