My spring semester is halfway or so over (?!), and predictably enough I haven’t had much time to read for fun. Here are some brief highlights of books I read and loved (some reviews to come!) since last I posted:
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi. Because when a book gets this much praise you have to put down classwork to read it! I stayed up late reading this because I absolutely could not put it down.
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado. Okay, kind of cheating because I had to read this for class, but boy did this short story collection totally live up to the hype. Machado is unbelievably good.
Truly Devious (Truly Devious, #1) by Maureen Johnson. This book didn’t quite take off for me, though it was enjoyable.
Books that I’m going to start reading soon, in no particular order, include The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan, Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi, Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal, The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton, and Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi. Gotta get that Goodreads challenge back on track (I’m like 90% sure mine isn’t registering some of my recent rereads, so…)!
Also, just a quick note about something else I’m doing—super excited to say I’m with the fabulous reading team at FORESHADOW YA, an online young adult anthology created by Emily X. R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma. Check us out, and stay tuned for some wonderful short fiction!