The lists are calming down again as the publishing push shifts from the huge fall lists to the much smaller winter lists. It’ll go back up again sooner or later. What goes down must come up, after all.
The two books I’m MOST looking forward to are A Pirate’s Life for Tea and The Imposition of Unnecessary Obstacles. Both are the second books of series that weren’t necessarily series at the time I fell in love with their first books (Can’t Spell Treason Without Tea and The Mimicking of Known Successes), so I’m both pleased to see that they ARE series and even more pleased that I have them to read.
The book I’m anticipating not one but two ways, is Mal Goes to War by Edward Ashton. I’m looking forward to it as a thing to read, because I’ve loved the author’s previous work (Mickey7 and Antimatter Blues) but also because it is currently the furthest title out on my calendar. Mal isn’t going to war until April 9, 2024 – a long time from now but just about in time to be part of my lucky THIRTEENTH Blogo-Birthday Celebration Week!
As the comedian Groucho Marx famously said, “Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.”
The Color of the Elephant by Christine Herbert
Daughter of the Dragon by Yunte Huang
The Imposition of Unnecessary Obstacles (Investigations of Mossa and Pleiti #2) by Malka Older
Like Thunder (Desert Magician’s Duology #2) by Nnedi Okorafor
The Lily of Ludgate Hill (Belles of London #3) by Mimi Matthews
Mal Goes to War by Edward Ashton
A Midnight Puzzle (Secret Staircase Mysteries #3) by Gigi Pandian
The Mystery Writer by Sulari Gentill
Random in Death (In Death #58) by J.D. Robb
The Tainted Cup by Robert Jackson Bennett
The Tusks of Extinction by Ray Nayler
Village in the Dark by Iris Yamashita
Purchased from Amazon/Audible/Etc.:
The Art of Prophecy (War Arts #1) by Wesley Chu (audio)
The Free Bastards (Lot Lands #3) by Jonathan French (audio)
A Pirate’s Life for Tea (Tomes & Tea #2) by Rebecca Thorne
Putting the Fact in Fantasy edited by Dan Koboldt
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