The good news is that at present I can buy books faster than I can read them. The bad news is that at present I can buy books faster than I can read (and review) them.
Here are some new things that have appeared (somehow!) in the to-be-read pile, along with what some of my hopes, thoughts, or expectations about them.
Radiant State by Peter Higgins. The third book in the Wolfhound Century series, about which I have written a few times. I was counting the days until its release! But I’m going to finish another book or two that I currently have going before I dive in and find out what happens in the end.
The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor. I had been intrigued by Lagoon a couple of times in the bookstore, but hadn’t picked it up yet. I mentioned the author to a friend; she read The Book of Phoenix, and recommended it strongly, adding that no matter what I thought going in, the book wouldn’t be quite like that. How’s that for an enticing teaser?
Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor. I had been intrigued by Lagoon a couple of times in the bookstore, and I have now picked it up.
The Handsome Man’s De Luxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith. The fifteenth book in the The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. I love these books; I always buy the new one and read it when the time is right. I haven’t yet read The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, so now I have two to look forward to.
Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang. When I reviewed The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate, I said that although that was the first book by Chiang I had read, it wouldn’t be the last. There we go.