September 2021 Reads

The Cloud Roads, Martha Wells: A little tropey at first, but really fun and engrossing.

No Hard Feelings, Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy: I didn’t get much out of this, but I’m also not sure what I thought I would get out of it. Would be great for someone new to the working world, though.

Somebody’s Daughter, Ashley C. Ford: Beautiful and brutal, and a lesson in how to extend grace to those who fail us.

The Book of Accidents, Chuck Wendig: 1980’s Stephen King vibes, I dig it.

Dead Dead Girls, Nekesa Afia: I wanted to love this but during the last 25% it fell apart for me.

Velvet Was the Night, Silvia Moreno-Garcia: Really fun noir, I enjoyed the archetypal characters.

Home: Habitat, Range, Niche, Territory; Martha Wells: A Murderbot short story best read in between Exit Strategy and Network Effect.

The Ruin, Dervla McTiernan: Really enjoyed this, even if there was a tad too much going on.

The Sisters and The Roommate, Dervla McTiernan: Audiobook prequels to The Ruin. Cormac isn’t the focus of these, most of the characters are women. Really lovely to listen to, despite the thriller aspects.

Archivist Wasp, Nicole Kornher-Stace: A Gen X misanthropic outcast is an elite member of a far-future ghost-destroying cult. What could possibly go wrong?

Emergency Skin, N.K. Jemisin: A short story with a ton of worldbuilding. Definitely get the audiobook.

If you only read one, make it either The Ruin or Archivist Wasp.


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