This week on the To Be Read Podcast, we hit the big #50, and discussed Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic fiction in depth. This was one where I’ve seen a lot more movies in the genre than read the books, though I did add a few to my TBR pile… including the signed copy of Wool by Hugh Howey, where I’ve only read the first short story.
Still chugging along on The History of the Book in 100 Books by Roderick Cave and Sara Ayad, but slower now.
I finished Un Lun Dun by China Mieville (I’ve only ever read a short story by him before, and not the much mentioned Perdido Street Station). Loved it. I’ve heard a few people say that if you like Mieville’s books, then it might be a let down since it’s definitely YA and they feel it was slightly . But given my lack of exposure It’s got some interesting female characters crossing over from regular London into UnLondon, giving it a strong Neverwhere and Alice In Wonderland vibe, but less dark and with more whimsical details. Lots of fun and some twists and turns. I’m interested to check out more of his work now too.
One of the fantasy book clubs on Goodreads that I occasionally participate in is reading The Rithmatist, first in an ongoing YA series by Brandon Sanderson. Enjoying it so far, and more to come next week about this school for chalk-drawing wizards and their nasty little chalklings.
Yes, if you happen to buy one of these from Amazon based on my recommendation links, they’ll throw a few cents my way as a thank you. Or go get the book out of the library (I love my library), buy it in a used bookstore, or borrow it from a friend. If it catches your eye, you’ll find a way.