Friday, May 16, 2014
What's On Your Summer Bookshelf?
Whether by the pool, beach, campsite, backyard, park, in a plane, bus, car, train, or ensconced in the heavenly chill of your air conditioned reading nook, summer and reading are perfectly paired.
Here's a list of books we have on our want list as well as ones we've read and recommend. In some cases, the next book in the series is coming out later this summer or fall, so this is a good time to catch up.
Note: The second I hit "Publish" I am going to remember 10 more books that should be on this list. This might be a two-parter. At least.
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If haven't read it yet, pick up Dead Things, book 1. Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Indiebound
ML Brennan's Generation V: One of my favorite new series. I had a very fun discussion with the author and can't wait for book 3. Totally eff'd up world, great character progression, and I loved the author's take on vampires. Tainted Blood is out in November, so now is the time to read books 1 and 2.
Generation V Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Indiebound
Iron Night Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Indiebound
Mary Robinette Kowal's Glamourist histories. Meghan's raved about this. I need to catch up. Loved book 1.
Shades of Milk and Honey Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Indiebound
Glamour in Glass Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Indiebound
Without a Summer Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Indiebound
Valour and Vanity Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Indiebound
Michael Underwood's Shield and Crocus out June 10. Meghan & I really loved Underwood's Geekomancy. I'm looking forward to his take on Fantasy. Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Indiebound
here and here). This is an Urban Fantasy with dragons. I'm in.
Jeff Vandermeer's Southern Reach Trilogy. Book 1 gave me some very trippy dreams. If you are camping or visiting the rainforest and want to freak yourself out, this should do it. The last book is out in September, so catch up on books 1 and 2.
Annihilation Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Indiebound
Authority Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Indiebound
The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne out May 20. Described as surreal dystopian sci fi, this follows women traveling to Ethiopia in hopes of answers and a better future. I have a feeling that things will not go easy for them. Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Indiebound
Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins is out now. New Young Adult series from Hex Hall author Hawkins, we have a southern belle who becomes a guardian for an unlikely charge. Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Indiebound
Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor is out now in the UK. US readers can get it, but there are fewer vendors. Alien invasion, a trio thrown together who have to save their city, Lagos, Nigeria, and the world. Combines superheroes and Nigerian mythology. Amazon | Kobo | Author's website
Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris is out now. New series by the author best known for creating Bon Temps and all of its supernatural shenanigans. This series features a supporting character from my favorite of Harris' series, the Harper Connelly books. It's far darker (and shorter at just 4 books). I have a feeling several of you would dig Manfred, the tattooed bad boy psychic who is trying to hide away from it all in a very strange town. Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Indiebound
Magic Breaks, Kate Daniels #7 by Ilona Andrews is out July 29. This is it. We finally get to meet Roland. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, then go read books 1-6. Kate Daniels is my favorite UF series - awesome character progression, phenomenal worldbuilding, snarky humor. Amazon | B&N | Indiebound
Amazon | B&N | Indiebound
Elizabeth Bear's Eternal Sky Trilogy is complete and available now. So many reviewers that I follow have loved this series. Fantasy with diverse and dynamic characters. I am ready to dive in.
Range of Ghosts Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Indiebound
Shattered Pillars Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Indiebound
Steles of the Sky Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Indiebound
What is on your list?