End of 2022 and beginning of 2023 book roundup

Catchup post about various ebooks recently acquired.

Acquired from Kobo in 2022:

  • Even Though I Knew The End, by C.L. Polk. SF novella. Picked up because C.L. Polk’s books have generally impressed me and I expect this one to be no different.
  • The Spare Man, by Mary Robinette Kowal. SF/Mystery. Which I have already read as of the writing of this post, and which was delightful.
  • The Beautiful Ones, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Probably more Gothic-flavored fantasy? Nabbed this on general because Silvia Moreno-Garcia Is Awesome grounds.
  • Tread of Angels, by Rebecca Roanhorse. Dark fantasy with a side helping of Western.
  • The Secret Skin, by Wendy Wagner. Described on the cover as “sawmill Gothic”. I’ve read this as of this writing, and ultimately found it unsatisfying–partly because it’s a novella, and IMO too short to really fully develop the plot it was laying out.
  • The Annual Migration of Clouds, by Premee Mohammed. SF.
  • Cradle and Grave, by Anya Ow. Post-apocalyptic SF.
  • The Stars Undying, by Emery Robin. SF/space opera.
  • When Women Were Dragons, by Kelly Barnhill. Not sure whether this qualifies as fantasy, or magical realism, or just historical fiction with fantastic elements? It’s our world only women can periodically transform into dragons, and this novel’s about the upheaval that happens in one family as a result. I’ve read this already and found it pretty delightful as well. Lots of themes along the lines of women being angry at how they are repressed in life.

Acquired from Amazon in 2023:

  • Red Shoes: A Riverhaven Novel, by Satyros Phil Brucato. Urban fantasy. Picked this up since it’s written by one of the extended SF/F community in the PNW.
  • Meru, by S.B. Divya. SF. Picked up because it was on sale via Amazon Prime’s First Reads.

77 total for 2022. 2 for 2023 so far.