May 27 2015

To Be Read 1

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 CafĂ© 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.

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2 comments

    • Laura Eilers on May 27, 2015 at 4:23 pm
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    I’m tempted to post my own TBR pile. We could have a contest. There could be prizes. Someone could sell cotton candy.

  1. Please do! It would be interesting for both of our readers. Plus cotton candy.

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