February is short and my reading was constrained by a blogging backlog and a surge in real life commitments. However, I found time to sort out my library membership, which predictably means a HUGE tower of books by my bedside – and it was my birthday, so any chances of keeping my own book hoard under control was a pipe dream.
- Wintersong – S. Jae-Jones
- A Gathering of Shadows – V E Schwab
- Crucible of Gold – Naomi Novik
- The Book of Etta – Meg Elison
- Confessions of a Bad SF fan: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K Dick
- The Moor’s Account – Laila Lalami
- Tongues of Serpents – Naomi Novik
- A Darker Shade of Magic – V E Schwab
- The Cats of Seroster – Robert Westall
- Bitesize Books: Sunbolt – Intisar Khanani
- The Book was Better (or was it): The Prestige
- Space Opera Sunday: Consider Phlebas | The Player of Games | Use of Weapons
Stacking the shelves
It was my birthday this month, so I allowed myself to trade in my points of books bought for books read: with 6 off the shelf, I could buy 2, so err, I rounded up and bought 5. What?
My annual challenge is to read diversely and to love every book. This year I’ve made things a bit more complicated with subsidiary challenges and more fun with the Game of Books.
- 1 male (7%) / 13 female (93%) / 0 trans, non-binary or genderfluid (0%)
- 3 (21%) – by authors of colour / 6 (43%) prominently featuring POC / 4 HEAs
- 0 (0%) – by LGBTQIA authors / 6 (43%) featuring LGBTQIA characters / 1 HEAs
- 14 / 10 books or novellas
- 3 / 2 books by authors of colour
- 1 / 2 non-SFF books of which 0 non-fiction
- 2 / 2 classic SFF books
- 6 / 6 – off the shelf
- Game of Books score: 70 / 50
On HEAs: I’m already conflicted about how to track these as I’m mid-series on several books so it can’t possibly be a HEA yet.