Reading project, week ending 26 June 2022

What have I read this week?

The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley

This is a science fiction novel about Dietz, a soldier in a dystopian corporate world where Earth is at war with Mars. I really enjoyed this; the characters and the world were really interesting, and I really liked the way the story unfolded. I will definitely read more by this author.

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Reading project, week ending 19 June 2022

What have I read this week?

Earwig by B. Catling

This is a novel about a man named Aalbert who has been hired to look after a girl who lives in an apartment and has teeth made of ice. I didn’t really like this; I didn’t really like the characters and didn’t really get the point of it. I probably won’t read more by this author.

The Seep by Chana Porter

This is a science fiction novel set in a future world where an alien entity called The Seep has interconnected everything and everyone on the planet. It follows a trans woman named Trina who loses her wife to The Seep. I really liked this; I found the idea fascinating and the characters were interesting. I will probably read more by this author.

Tell Me I’m Worthless by Alison Rumfitt

This is a horror novel about Alice, Ila and Hannah, three friends who go into a haunted House. I am not sure how I feel about this one; it raised a lot of issues about modern Britain and the rise of anti-trans rhetoric and modern fascism. It was definitely interesting and I would probably read more by this author.

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Reading project, week ending 12 June 2022

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

The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley

This is a fantasy novel, the first in the Worldbreaker Saga, about a world where people have magic that allows them to call on the power of various stars. I really liked this although it took me a little while to get into it as there are a lot of characters to keep track of. It’s a really interesting world. I will definitely read more by this author.

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Reading project, week ending 29 May 2022

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

2666 by Roberto Bolaño

This is a novel which is apparently about the murders of women in a city, but I didn’t get that far. I didn’t like this and didn’t finish it. I wasn’t interested in the characters or the story. I might read something else by this author, but only if it’s a lot shorter than this book.

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Reading project, week ending 22 May 2022

What have I read this week?

2666 by Roberto Bolaño

This is a novel which is apparently about the murders of women in a city, but I didn’t get that far. I didn’t like this and didn’t finish it. I wasn’t interested in the characters or the story. I might read something else by this author, but only if it’s a lot shorter than this book.

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Reading project, week ending 15 May 2022

What have I read this week?

Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees

This is a fantasy novel about the city of Lud-in-the-Mist, in the country of Dorimare, which borders Fairyland. I really enjoyed this; the world building was really fascinating and I found the characters interesting. I would definitely read more by this author.

Queer City: Gay London from Romans to the Present Day by Peter Ackroyd

This is a nonfiction book about the history of queer people in London. I didn’t really like this and didn’t finish it; the writing just didn’t work for me. I wouldn’t read more by this author.

Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters

This is a historical fiction novel about Nan King, a young woman who leaves her home to work in a music hall in 1890s England. I really liked this. I found both the characters and the world really fascinating. I would definitely read more by this author.

False Value by Ben Aaronovitch

This is a contemporary fantasy novel, part of the Rivers of London series, about a police officer named Peter Grant, who works for the unit of the Metropolitan Police that deals with magic. I enjoyed this. It was a fun read. I might read more in this series.

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Reading project, week ending 8 May 2022

What have I read this week? Just one.

The Eye of the World: The Wheel of Time Book One by Robert Jordan

This is a fantasy novel about a group of villagers who get caught up in world-changing events. I didn’t really enjoy this; I found it over-complicated and didn’t really like any of the characters. I won’t be reading any more in this series.

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