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Breaking radio silence book roundup

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, and I’ve gotten quite a few books lately from various sources. Time for another roundup post!

First up, I’ve seen some Romanceland brouhaha going around Twitter this week about yet another round of “but but but THERE WEREN’T ANY BLACK PEOPLE IN THE REGENCY!” One of the many tweets I happened to see from author Courtney Milan on the topic was an RT of a link to Black London: Life before Emancipation, a book from Rutgers University Press that delves into the history of people of color in London. The link offers the book in multiple formats, including the ability to read it online. And, it’s free.

So I nabbed it in EPUB and in MOBI form, because I definitely want to educate myself on this.

Next, from Tor.com:

The Murders of Molly Southbourne, by Tade Thompson. Nabbed this one because it was the free download of the month from the Tor.com mailing list, last month.

From Kobo:

  • The Only Thing to Fear, by Julie E. Czerneda. A novella in her Web Shifter series, which I grabbed because I am sorely behind on reading her things!
  • Mixed Signals and Signal Boost, by Alyssa Cole. Books 2 and 3 of her Off the Grid series from Carina. Nabbing these because I finally read book 1, so I’m in to give books 2 and 3 a go. Liking that from what I’m seeing, this seems like a post-apocalyptic story in which there is in fact a recovery from the apocalypse, and I’m very down with that little glimmer of hope.
  • Rosewater, by Tade Thompson. Nabbed this as I spotted it on sale, and because it’s SF set in Nigeria.
  • Her Royal Spyness, by Rhys Bowen. Book 1 of the series of the same name, period mysteries starring a young British aristocrat in 1932. She’s nowhere near the throne in the line of succession, and she’s penniless, so what’s she to do? Solve murders, naturally! Grabbed this one as another one I spotted on sale.
  • Beneath the Sugar Sky, by Seanan McGuire. Book 3 of her Wayward Children series.
  • Named of the Dragon, by Susanna Kearsley. This is one of hers I’ve already read, but in print and it hasn’t been high on my list to re-read. But the ebook went on sale for cheap, so I nabbed it. Want to give this one another shot as I didn’t quite care for it the first time and I want to see if it reads better a second time through. Having it in ebook form will bump up the chances I’ll take another look.
  • Artificial Condition, by Martha Wells. SF. Book 2 of The Murderbot Diaries. MURDERBOT! <3
  • The Toll, by Cherie Priest. A new Gothic by Priest? OH HELL YES sign me up.
  • The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics, by Olivia Waite. Book 1 of her Feminine Pursuits series, which I am nabbing because OH HELL YES F/F historical romance sign me up for that too. 😀 And I find both the title and the cover rather charming.

From Amazon:

Wolfhunter River, by Rachel Caine. Book 3 of her Stillhouse Lake thriller series. Plowed through books 1 and 2 very quickly, as I am wont to do with pretty much anything of hers I read, so I had to nab this one too. Got it from Amazon as it’s exclusively sold there.

42 for the year.

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  • Reply Sol July 13, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Ha! When I saw the title of the post, I figured I needed to recommend The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics to you. Should have known you’d be one step ahead of me. (I’m about halfway through it, splitting time with my hardcover copy of The Iron Dragon’s Mother.) Also got Beneath the Sugar Sky (which I quite enjoyed) and Murderbot #2 (haven’t read yet).

    Since Amazon is running some goofy “spend $20, get $5 credit” program for Kindle, I also recently nabbed The Tea Master and the Detective (Aliette de Bodard), In The Stacks (Scott Lynch, read the original version but apparently this edition has been “enhanced”), and The Dragons of Babel (Swanwick, have a physical copy somewhere but it was on sale).

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