Finished In the Last  Week

 

What Am I Reading?

 

Centuries after the last humans left Earth, the Exodus Fleet is a living relic, a place many are from but few outsiders have seen. Humanity has finally been accepted into the galactic community, but while this has opened doors for many, those who have not yet left for alien cities fear that their carefully cultivated way of life is under threat.

Tessa chose to stay home when her brother Ashby left for the stars, but has to question that decision when her position in the Fleet is threatened.

Kip, a reluctant young apprentice, itches for change but doesn’t know where to find it.

Sawyer, a lost and lonely newcomer, is just looking for a place to belong.

When a disaster rocks this already fragile community, those Exodans who still call the Fleet their home can no longer avoid the inescapable question:

What is the purpose of a ship that has reached its destination?”

 

What Am I Listening To

 

Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, twelve have rejected or refused to vote, and one last state is needed. It all comes down to Tennessee, the moment of truth for the suffragists, after a seven-decade crusade. The opposing forces include politicians with careers at stake, liquor companies, railroad magnates, and a lot of racists who don’t want black women voting. And then there are the ‘Antis’–women who oppose their own enfranchisement, fearing suffrage will bring about the moral collapse of the nation. They all converge in a boiling hot summer for a vicious face-off replete with dirty tricks, betrayals and bribes, bigotry, Jack Daniel’s, and the Bible.

 

 

 

 

 

10 Replies to “It’s Monday! What are you reading?”

  1. I’ve got Record of a Spaceborn Few on hold at the library. And I just finished the first in Alyssa Cole’s series a few weeks ago, so I’m betting that Duke By Default is a good read.

  2. They all look really good and I think the one on the women’s vote would be interesting. Here in New Zealand I guess it was much easier for us as there was only one nation with no states to have to get through.

  3. Record of a Spaceborn Few is one I’ve seen floating around a lot in the blogosphere – is it good so far?

    The Woman’s Hour sounds so fascinating! I live in Tennessee, and I didn’t even know that it was the last state standing for this issue. Definitely will have to read that one.

    My post is here. Have a great week!

    1. So far Record of a Spaceborn Few is all worldbuilding and no plot. That’s not necessarily a bad thing because it is interesting but I’m not sure where it is going.

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