Reading project, week ending 2 Jan 2022

What have I read this week?

Death by Water and Murder in the Dark and Murder on a Midsummer Night and Dead Man’s Chest and Unnatural Habits and Murder and Mendelssohn and A Question of Death: an Illustrated Phryne Fisher Treasury by Kerry Greenwood

These are books 15 to 20 of the Phryne Fisher series and a collection of short stories about the character. I quite liked these, more so the plots than the characters. I might read more by this author.

A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

This is a science fiction novel about Sibling Dex, a person who feels unfulfilled in their work and decides to do tea service. I really enjoyed this; Dex is a fascinating and relatable character and I really enjoyed the world this is set in. I will definitely read more by this author.

The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers

This is a science fiction novel, the last in the Wayfarers series. It is about sentients from four different species who are trapped together by an unexpected disaster. I really enjoyed this, just as I enjoyed the rest of the series. The characters are all very different, and quite alien, and the world is really interesting. I will definitely read more by this author.

To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers

This is a science fiction novel about four astronauts on a mission to explore possible life-bearing planets. I enjoyed this a lot. The worlds they explore are really interesting, and the characters are interesting. I will definitely read more by this author.

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Reading project, week ending 26 Dec 2021

What have I read this week?

Urn Burial and Raisins and Almonds and Death Before Wicket and Away With The Fairies and Murder in Montparnasse and The Castlemaine Murders and Queen of the Flowers by Kerry Greenwood

These are books 8 to 14 in the Phryne Fisher series. I enjoyed these, although I probably like the plots more than the characters. I will probably read more of these.

Travelling Light by Tove Jansson

This is a collection of short stories for adults. I found them interesting, but they weren’t what I was expecting at all. I would probably read more by this author.

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Reading project, week ending 19 Dec 2021

What have I read this week?

Cocaine Blues and Flying Too High and Murder on the Ballarat Train and Death at Victoria Dock and The Green Mill Murders and Blood and Circuses and Ruddy Gore by Kerry Greenwood

These are the first seven books in the Phryne Fisher mystery novel series, about the eponymous young and wealthy woman who becomes a private investigator in 1920s Melbourne. I quite enjoyed these; they’re a fun read and I’ll probably read the rest of the series.

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Reading project, week ending 5 Nov 2021

What have I read this week? It’s late, sorry!

A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney

This is a fantasy novel about a teenage girl named Alice, who discovers a world of Nightmares and magic after her father’s death. I enjoyed this. Alice is an interesting character, and I liked this twist on Wonderland. I would read more by this author.

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