Our Favorite Books of the Summer

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Sharifah and Jenn discuss a handful of the amazing books that came out in the last quarter, some interesting awards lists, Alan Moore, Goosebumps, and more!

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2023 Elgin Awards (SFF Poetry) [Locus]

2024 Bard Fiction Prize [Locus]

Alan Moore sending all comic adaptation royalties to BLM [AV Club]

Making Formulas Fresh Again [LitHub]

Goosebumps Trailer [Tor.com]

Books Discussed

The Book of Witches, edited by Jonathan Straham, stories from so many of our favorite authors including P. Djèlí Clark, Amal El Mohtar, Tochi Onyebuchi, Darcie Little Badger, Sheree Renee Thomas, and more, illustrated by Alyssa Winans

Where Peace is Lost by Valerie Valdes

Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (cw: racism, colorism, Nazism, addiction, mention of suicide)

The Deep Sky by Yume Kitasei (cw: maternal harm/death, child harm/death, infertility, racism, miscarriage)