01 June 2018

Reading Roundup Wrapup: May 2018

Pick of the month: Hard Time by Saladin Ahmed, Christian Ward, et al. I didn't expect a comic about THE INHUMANS of all things to be my favorite book of the month, and maybe in a stronger one, it wouldn't have been. But this was an enjoyable, well executed tale with some surprising moments. On another day, though, I would probably pick New York 2140 for what it's worth. I also enjoyed The Book of Dust, even though it's a firm third place. (Write-ups on all Hugo books coming soon, if not already.)

All books read:
1. The Book of Dust, Volume One: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
2. Bitch Planet, Book Two: President Bitch by Kelly Sue DeConnick
3. Before Einstein: The Fourth Dimension in Fin-de-Siècle Literature and Culture by Elizabeth L. Throesch
4. The Mysteries of Udolpho: A Romance by Ann Radcliffe
5. The War of the Worlds: From H. G. Wells to Orson Welles, Jeff Wayne, Steven Spielberg and Beyond by Peter J. Beck
6. New Amazonia: A Foretaste of the Future by Mrs. George Corbett
7. Hawkworld by Timothy Truman
8. New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson
9. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
10. Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor
11. Black Bolt: Hard Time by Saladin Ahmed
12. The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
13. Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

All books acquired:
1. Summer in Orcus by T. Kingfisher
2. Hawkworld by Timothy Truman
3. A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge
4. River of the Golden Ibis by Gloria Jahoda
5. Legionnaires, Book Two by Tom McCraw, Tom Peyer, and Mark Waid, with Beau Smith and Geoffrey Wright

Books remaining on "To be read" list: 657 (up 2)
Books remaining on "To review" list: 9 (down 3)

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