Over the past couple weeks, I’ve added several new books to my collection.
- “I Am Livia” by Phyllis T. Smith – Historical fiction set in ancient Rome.
- “The Queen of the Tearling” by Erika Johansen – An exiled princess fights for her throne.
- “The Dragonriders of Pern” by Anne McCaffrey – Anne McCaffrey was one of the first sci-fi writers that I ever read, and although the Pern books are her most famous, I still haven’t read them. I stumbled across a volume with the first three books at a local used bookstore.
- “Ancillary Justice” by Ann Leckie – The protagonist is an angry AI who used to be a ship. Rogue AI’s make me inordinately happy, and Ancillary Justice stands a good chance in the Hugo’s this year.
For my Kindle:
- “The Majat Testing” by Anna Kashina – This short story is a prequel to Kashina’s novel Blades of the Old Empire. While I was less than impressed with the novel, it mostly had to do with the production and marketing rather than the story itself.
- “The Winner’s Curse” by Marie Rutkoski – I’ve read a lot of glowing reviews about this one. It’s YA fantasy set in a war-torn kingdom about a general’s daughter who befriends a slave.
What new books have you acquired lately? Have you read any of the ones on my list?