Judging for the Best Translated Book Award is wrapping up, so I’ve started easing back into reading whatever floats my boat. It’s an excellent sensation, and I can feel myself falling deep into a SFF rabbit hole. Let’s get to it!
Inbox (Books Acquired)
LaRose by Louise Erdrich (May 10, Harper) — You don’t really need more information here, right? New Louise Erdrich. Let’s all read it immediately.
Outbox (Books Finished)
Uprooted by Naomi Novik– Every ten years, the feudal Lord and wizard who protects Agnieszka’s village and the ones surrounding it comes out of his tower (he is called, appropriately, the Dragon) and takes a girl to be his servant. This year, Agnieszka is selected despite not being the prettiest, smartest, or bravest–but she does have hidden magical abilities. The story veers to the left here, leaving behind the Beauty and the Beast thing you’re expecting and instead telling the tale of a young witch coming into her own, mostly on her own.
In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)
Liar Temptress Soldier Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott– My next audiobook! Steering far, far away from anything having to do with humanity’s future (thanks, Pandemic) and looking back at some kick-ass ladies of the past instead.
That’s it for me! Tell me about your week.