Another quick book roundup

Grabbed from Kobo in ebook form:

  • A Fatal Grace and The Cruelest Month, by Louise Penny. Books 2 and 3 of her Inspector Gamache series. Read the second one from the library, and that put her officially onto the To Buy list!
  • Harbinger, by David Mack. This is a Star Trek novel set in the era of the original series, first of a series about a particular starbase. This intersects with the Enterprise’s own adventures, and the Enterprise crew shows up in this one. But I’m getting it specifically because the author got cranky mail from a reader complaining about a lesbian relationship between a couple of the characters–namely, a Vulcan and a Klingon. Part of me wanted to snag this to show the author some support. The rest of me goes WOO! and wants to see how he pulls off this particular relationship!

Grabbed from B&N in ebook form:

  • The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, by Leslye Walton. Another thing I’ve read from the library lately and which I decided I need to own. This is a YA book, and it’s magic realism rather than urban fantasy, which makes for a nice change of pace in the reading tropes. Plus, the author’s got a dazzlingly lovely way with a sentence. But really, she had me with “story about a girl with wings”, and bonus for it taking place in Seattle. In the 50’s. Which makes me think, Millicent probably knew this girl!

And last but not least, picked up from Third Place in print:

  • Codex Born, by Jim C. Hines. Book 2 of his Libriomancer series. Already grabbed this electronically, but Mr. Hines is on my Buy In Both Formats list, so!

110 for the year.

(I’ve been reading a lot more from the library lately, trying to beat the To Read list down some and pull back on spending ebook money as long as Dara and I need to spend a lot on house maintenance. We’ll see how the numbers progress as we head through the second half of the year!)

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