Best Books of Early 2023

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Sharifah and Jenn discuss the D&D movie trailer, awards season, Afrofuturist book vending machines, and their favorite books of 2023 so far.

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Nebula Award Finalists [SFWA]

D&D: Honor Among Thieves Movie Trailer [Vulture]

Book vending machines for Black and Indigenous authors [WBUR]

Books Discussed

The Mimicking of Known Successes by Malka Older (cw: mention of animal cruelty)

The Daughters of Izdihar by Hadeer Elsbai (cw: violent misogyny, sexual assault, police brutality, homophobia)

Bad Cree by Jessica Johns (cw: alcohol addiction, death of a sibling)

Our Share of Night by Mariana Enriquez, translated by Megan McDowell (all the CWs)