I’ve read more than the following since my last post, just haven’t always been noting it. For the last month or so my mind’s pretty much been asleep, which has told me how much I needed a vacation. We’re on the eve of solstice now and I have a resolution for the next months: to keep on taking that vacation, as much as I can, so when autumn rolls around I find myself recovered.
- Nona the Ninth and Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir – I didn’t finish either of these as they are really not my thing (had I seen the descriptor, “Lovecraftian Horror” before I picked up Nona the Ninth, I would have known), but it’s a testament to Muir’s writing that I picked up Gideon the Ninth (after having gotten a little way into Nona) and skimmed through both of them so I could try to understand what the *&*^$ was going on even though they really aren’t my thing (and were confusing). Like Liz Bourke, I have some issues beyond parseability and style with these – but, despite all the things that didn’t work for me, I did find them compelling.
- Tina, Mafia Soldier by Maria Rosa Cutrufelli, translated by Robin Pickering-Iazzi
- Valley of Shadows by Rudy Ruiz
- A Sleight of Shadows by Kat Howard
- Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
- The Shamanic Bones of Zen by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
- Tales for the Telling: Irish Folk and Fairy Stories by Edna O’Brien