I edited a science fiction novel this month, and it was a fun read. Since that took up the majority of my time, I ended up reading a lot more poetry and shorter books to keep me motivated.
- The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
- Writing Picture Books by Ann Whitford Paul
- Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell
- Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
- How to Write a Children’s Book by Katie Davis
- Neon Soul by Alexandra Elle
- World’s End (Sandman Vol. 8) by Neil Gaiman
- Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
- Nomad by Jamie Nash
- One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence
Listen, I’m actually backdating this post. I had written my last two wrap-ups on my editing blog and completely forgot to do June as I was busy editing Nomad. However, I was starting to question the idea of writing about non-editing or non-writing books on that blog, so I’ve moved back over here. This way, I can write with a little more freedom and a little less stress. It is a hobby after all, and I don’t claim to edit these posts particularly well (sometimes I just like writing quickly and posting). So, I read these books. Some were pretty good, others less so. The usual, I think.
- The Magic of Reculce by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
- Internment by Samira Ahmed
Recluce was dreadfully slow and boring (much like the character), and I didn’t particularly like the constant use of the word “bitch” to describe one of the women. Interment was a great premise and an own-voices story I’d love to read. But the pacing was off, and some of the choices by characters made little sense.
- Birthday by Meredith Russo
- Imagerby L.E. Modesitt Jr.
- Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
- The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
- The English and Their History by Robert Tombs
- Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
- The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
- The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
As always, I’d love to hear what you are reading!