It’s true I’ve read some great books so far this year. BUT there is no end to great books I haven’t read! As you know, I am not reading much fiction right now. And I expect this list will change before I have time to read a lot of other people’s stories. Nevertheless, here are ten titles I HAVE RIGHT HERE IN FRONT OF ME on my Kindle that I would really love to read:
1. Above by Leah Bobet. I’m sure I mentioned this before, but this is the very first book I ever got on my Kindle, and have I read it yet? No. That’s just wrong.
2. The Goblin Emperor by “Katherine Addison”. I know many of you have read it and loved it already! In fact, I just noticed Maureen has her review of this one up today.
3. Mistwood by Leah Cypess. I’ve heard lots of good things about this title for YEARS.
4. Tempting Danger by Eileen Wilks. Chachic has been pushing this UF series and I’d really like to try it, but do I have time for a multi-book series? Not this year.
5. Jellicoe Road by Marchatta. I know lots of people have been recommending this and it sounds great. I hope I get to it this year!
6. Scarlet by Gaughen. Because, Robin Hood retelling! I love the idea and really want to read this.
7. The Emperor’s Edge by Lindsay Buroker. This is a self-published title that Sherwood Smith recommended, and I like the author’s blog.
8. A Posse of Princesses by Sherwood Smith, because I’ve really enjoyed all her books so far and I want to read more of her backlist.
9. Above World by Jenn Reese because I’ve heard good things about it and besides, I met her a few years ago.
10. Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews because hey, Ilona Andrews!
As I say, I HAVE all these titles. I just don’t know when I’m going to get a chance to READ them. IF I read any new-to-me-fiction before August, a big IF, it will probably be Regency romance or contemporary — categories which don’t take as much attention because you don’t have to pay much attention to the worldbuilding.
Meanwhile, incidentally, the TBR pile does keep growing. I never pick up a free or “daily deal” book just because someone mentions it on Twitter, but then on the other hand if someone I know and trust recommends a book, that’s different. Martha Wells just recommended a book called The Whitefire Crossing by Courtney Schafer; it was a Kindle daily deal yesterday, so I read some of the reviews and then picked it up. Sounds like the author does a great job pouring her hobby (mountain climbing) into this story. By the time I get time to really read, who knows, maybe that will jump over the entire list and wind up as my first choice.