See? I told you I was going to read more this month. Book of the Month is R.F. Kuang’s Yellowface, and it’s not close, and A Day of Fallen Night is teetering uncomfortably between “God, 500 more pages of this; DNF” and “I liked the first book a lot, let it play out.”
Monthly Reads: April 2023
Book of the Month is going to be Daniel M. Ford’s The Warden, and also The Witch and the Tsar, by Olesya Salnikova Gilmore, and, oh, Hell Followed With Us by Andrew Joseph White, and did you know there was a new Fonda Lee book this month? It’s called Untethered Sky, and it’s the Book of the Month, and I haven’t finished The Daughters of Izdihar yet so usually that means it’s not eligible but it’s that fucking good so I’m naming it Book of the Month because my blog, my rules.
In case you can’t tell, April more than made up for the sins of the first quarter of 2023.
Monthly Reads: March 2023
Book of the Month is Everina Maxwell’s Ocean’s Echo, although The Last Ronin really startled me with how good it was. Somehow I’d never read a TMNT comic until that one!
Monthly Reads: February 2023
If I’m following my usual rules for Book of the Month, it would have to be Cherie Priest’s Flight Risk, which was fun and breezy and a distinct contrast to the heaviness of … everything else. If I’m being honest, though, while I haven’t finished Malice yet, which normally disqualifies it from BotM, it’s costing me sleep every night.
Monthly Reads: January 2023
Not a lot of books this month, at least by my usual standards, but man, they were all hefty. Book of the Month is Christopher Buelhman’s The Blacktongue Thief.