2019 – all about fun

This year I decided I wanted to read things that really excite me. Here are some I’ve been reading and some I’m anticipating this year:

Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse

Upgrade Soul by Ezra Clayton Daniels

Monk! by Youssef Daoudi

Abbott by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivela

Infidel by Pornsack Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell

2017-18 – Science Fiction Fantasy

2017 and 2018 were all about exploring science fiction and fantasy. These fast-paced novels/short stories filled with magic and inter-galactic battles have been keeping me occupied. A few of my favorites:

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (the whole trilogy is brilliant and my favorite is probably the third book)

The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley

Dawn by Octavia E. Butler

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

“Vampires in the Lemon Grove” by Karen Russell

2016 – Graphic Novels

I decided on the cusp of 2015 and 2016 that I wanted to read more and I wanted to read the unfamiliar. I love comic books (at 30 I can finally state that with some authority), but had really not read much. Now, I’m reading so hard and so widely that I am really starting to understand the genre. Here are my favs so far:

Saga of the Swamp Thing – Alan Moore

Bitch Planet – Kelly Sue DeConnick

The Long Halloween – Jeph Loeb

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood – Marjane Satrapi