How did I do with my June TBR? 10/10! Hurrah. So it seems like this idea is still working for me — and to be frank, between the Hugo nominees I still need to read and some agreements to catch up with particular series/authors, I’ve got quite a lot on my plate this month…
So here goes:
- Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi. I’ve been meaning to read this forever, and it’s on the Hugo ballot.
- Magic Strikes, by Ilona Andrews. Always good to have something I know I’ll eat up in minutes on the list!
- The Cruel Prince, by Holly Black. Was this really out just last year? (Oh, I see, just barely.) Anyway, it’s on the Hugo list, so I’m fitting it in at last! I seem to remember not always loving Holly Black’s books, but let’s give it a whirl.
- Record of a Spaceborn Few, by Becky Chambers. I pounced on this when it was out in paperback, and then got busy. With the Hugos coming up, it’s time to dig back in!
- Hild, by Nicola Griffith. I’ve, uh, had this half-read for a while. It’s time to finish up.
- Forces of Nature, by Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen. I started this last week, and it sounds like a good way to get some non-fiction mixed in!
- Tess of the Road, by Rachel Hartman. For the Lodestar Award voting!
- Dread Nation, by Justina Ireland. I wasn’t actually sure if I was going to vote in the YA category of the Hugos, and then the library had this in. So it’s this book’s fault I have such a full menu this month.
- The Calculating Stars, by Mary Robinette Kowal. “Gah, finally” — my sister, probably.
- The Fated Sky, by Mary Robinette Kowal. I hear that the books are best judged together, so…
- Den of Wolves, by Juliet Marillier. Yay! Finally I will get round to this!
- Late Eclipses, by Seanan McGuire. It’s the next in the series, and I really don’t want to lose sight of the series I’m reading in between all the other lovely books I want to cram into my brain.
- Too Like the Lightning, by Ada Palmer. For whatever reason I’ve forgotten, I promised to read this by August, so okay, here goes! I’ve tried starting it once before, but it didn’t really work for me at the time. I was busy, though.
- Superior, by Angela Saini. This is a book on race science I just picked up last week. I enjoyed Inferior, so here’s hoping this is as good.
- The Just City, by Jo Walton. Technically I’ve promised to finish this whole trilogy, but I’ll start by rereading the first one!
- The Philosopher Kings, by Jo Walton. Well, in for a penny…
- Necessity, by Jo Walton. In for a pound. I haven’t actually read this one, but I’ll need to reread the first two before I can get to this one. My brain doesn’t hold the details, these days!
- Lifelode, by Jo Walton. I loved this book, so I’m excited to revisit.
- The Poison Song, by Jen Williams. I just finished The Bitter Twins and aaaah! Gotta know what happens.
- The Stars Now Unclaimed, by Drew Williams. My Habitica book club pick for July, so it kinda has to go on my list.
Should keep me busy, right?
N.B.: The original version of this to-read list had a book by a notorious racist who supported eugenics on it. I had no idea, and I’m sorry. I’ve swapped a different book in.