Main things to note before we get to the really good stuff is that I finished my second book of the year, The Three-Body Problem, an excellent (and award winning) piece of sci-fi translated from the Chinese. If you like lots of science in your science fiction then this is one for you.
It was so good that one of the three books I bought myself this week was the sequel:
- The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu
- The Man Without a Shadow by Joyce Carol Oates
- Soft Apocalypse by Will McIntosh
And now to the pressies!
- The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin – “as inventive as Agatha Christie, as hilarious as PG Wodehouse”
- God’s Traitors by Jessie Childs – terror and faith in Elizabethan England
- In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson – “Berlin 1933, William Dodd is America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany and is about to witness a turning point in history”
- Numero Zero by Umberto Eco – “fuelled by conspiracy theories, Mafiosi, love, corruption, and murder”
- The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness – “not everyone has to be the chosen one”
- Mr Gaunt by John Langan – and other uneasy encounters
So feeling very pleased with myself as you can imagine and hoping to do quite a lot of reading this week 🙂