Last May, I posted a list of what I planned to read over the summer. There were 16 books total on the list – ambitious, considering that I only listed books owned by the Calarco Library, and there were other books I planned to read as well.
So how’d I do?
Here’s a quick breakdown of the 12 books I read:
The Goblin Emperor, by Katherine Addison. I want a sequel!
Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie. The sequel comes out in October!
(Full reviews of these two coming soon!)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. This book will make you wish you could remember how you saw the world at 7.
Death of a Dyer, by Eleanor Kuhns. I got to the last page and immediately bought the third book. A solid historical mystery.
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, by Karen Joy Fowler. See! I read/like contemporary fiction. Smart, fun, and funny.
Afterparty, by Daryl Gregory. Cool world-building, great characters.
Bellfield Hall, by Anna Dean. A perfectly serviceable mystery.
Company of Liars, by Karen Maitland. This would have been a 4 star book if it wasn’t for the last chapter. A creepy Canterbury Tales.
Vicious, by V. E. Schwab. Superpowers but no heroes.
Charm and Strange, by Stephanie Kuehn. A good book in a lot of ways, but it didn’t work for me. Dark.
Winger, by Andrew Smith. Winger, you betrayed me. You were supposed to be a light, funny read after Charm and Strange. And let’s just say that didn’t work out.
Annihilation, by Jeff Vandermeer. I should have expected this book would get really weird.
So there you have it. Another summer of books accounted for. Want to talk about what you read? Defend a book I didn’t like? Leave us a comment!
-Signing off, Mr. Gette (Bonus great book not on the list: The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch. )