Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag that was run by The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a different bookish theme those deep-seated desires to list! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way.
I haven’t done a Top 10 Tuesday post in what feels like forever, in fact, the last one I did was at the end of January! However, after seeing everyone else’s TTT posts today with their Spring TBR’s I felt inspired to join in for this week’s prompt. You know me, I can never resist an opportunity for a good TBR list!
Recently I’ve been feeling a lot of pressure over what I “should” be reading – my ARCs, my backlist books, my owned books… – and it’s been taking some of my enjoyment out of reading. Obviously there are quite a lot of books I “should” be including here on my Spring TBR but I want this to be a TBR of Spring goodness and fun rather than misery and pressure!
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TITLE: A Memory Called Empire
AUTHOR: Arkady Martine
RELEASED: April 2019; Tor
KEY INFO: Political science fiction, space opera, empire and imperialism, non-western setting, great world-building, political intrigue
REPRESENTATION: brown-skinned characters (side), female protagonist, f/f relationship (main), bisexual (side) with both male and female love interests, elderly (side)
Murder, attempted murder, poisoning, descriptions of blistering skin, bombing, pink mist, suicide, death, brain surgery, political violence
amazon // book depository // goodreads
Continue reading “ARC Review: A Memory Called Empire | A Stunning and Intelligent Debut from a Promising New Voice in Science Fiction”
TITLE: Defy the Stars (#1) / Defy the Worlds (#2)
AUTHOR: Claudia Gray
RELEASED: April 2017/ April 2018 by Little Brown Books for Young Readers
GENRE: YA Science Fiction
FORMAT: Paperback / eBook
KEY INFO: artificial intelligence, interstellar war, space journeys, complex ethical issues, romance, switching POV in third person
REPRESENTATION: female MC who is descended from Chilean relatives
CONTENT NOTICES: kidnapping, AI experiments on children, bombing of innocent civilians
#1: amazon / book depository / goodreads
#2: amazon / book depository / goodreads
Continue reading “Series Review: Constellations #1 and #2”
TITLE: Green Jay and Crow
AUTHOR: DJ Daniels
RELEASED: December 2018; Abaddon
GENRE: Science Fiction
KEY INFO: humanity, friendship, alternate realities, time travel, technology
REPRESENTATION: Female MC
CONTENT NOTICES: Kidnapping
amazon / book depository / goodreads
Continue reading “ARC Review: Green Jay and Crow | Bizarre Creatures and Alternate Realities”
Hello, new year friendos!
I have honestly been so looking forward to my January TBR for the past few weeks because it meant that the late-a-thon would finally be here to rescue me from my overdue ARCs. Destiny knows what we all need to get our 2019 off to the right start.
I’ve been incredibly fortunate to receive some excellent ARCs throughout 2018 and I have been feeling super guilty about how long some of them have been waiting for me to read and review them. I’m hoping that the late-a-thon will serve its purpose of helping me catch up on those pesky overdue ARCs, meaning that I can finally review them (sorry authors and publishers!) and move onto my more recent ARCs.
Continue reading “January TBR | #Late-a-thon edition”