Upcoming Releases

Goodreads’ editors released a list of upcoming releases that they are very excited about. I have linked it here.

There are a few on the list that I have already marked as want to read. I’m excited for these releases. There are 68 books on the list and about a third sound interesting to me, right off the bat. A few I know I will definitely not read.

Take a peek at the list and let me know what you think.

Ten Best Books of All Time

Ten Best Books of All Time

I disagree with most of this list. A few of them are worth reading, but most of them feel like required reading to me. I feel that I have to read them because they are classics, but it probably isn’t worth my time, since there are so many other books out there to read.

I am disappointed with the top ten authors of all time. Only one woman was listed, but I wasn’t really surprised because of the smaller percentage of female writers from the time.

Maybe we should come up with a list that is a little more modern?

Pride Month Books

Pride Month books

Amazon posted its list of books recommended for Pride Month. I was a little disappointed that none of them were on Kindle Unlimited, but I understand that Amazon wants to sell books.

There are some cute children’s books on the list. I may get around to them later, but not this month.

I have read some of the books on the adult list already, and would recommend most of them. A few I wouldn’t read again, but someone might like to read them.

Take a peek at the list and go for it.

Trans day of Visibility

Trans day of visibility

March 31 is Trans Day of Visibility. In honor of today, here’s a list of books that celebrate Trans people. I hope that I get to read some of these soon.

1. Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters

2. Sasha Masha by Agnes Borinsky

3. The Tensorate Series by Neon Yang

4. Zenobia July by Lisa Bunker

5. Girl Haven by Lilah Sturges, ill. by Meaghan Carter, let. by Joamette Gil

6. Can’t Take That Away by Steven Salvatore

7. The Love Study by Kris Ripper

8. The Ship We Built by Lexie Bean

9. The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons

10. The Seep by Chana Porter

11. The Hazards of Love by Stan Stanley

12. Vanishing Monuments by John Elizabeth Stintzi

13. The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar

For Allies Who Want to Do Better

For allies who want to do better

The above linked article tells about books to help allies do better. I am sorry about the font and color of the list of books below, but I seem to have difficulties changing them. They do look like they would be good books, though.

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in The Age of Colorblindness 

Michelle Alexander

Parable of the Sower

Octavia E. Butler

So You Want To Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo

This Bridge Called My Back

Writings by Radical Feminists of Color

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations about Race

Beverly Daniel Tatum

We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide

Carol Anderson and Tonya Bolden

White Fragility

Robin DiAngelo

How To Be An Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

God’s Bits of Wood

Ousmane Sembène

They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South

Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

Most Anticipated books of 2022

2022 Anticipated books

According to Goodreads, the books in the above linked article are the most anticipated books of 2022.

I am interested in several of them. The one about Agatha Christie’s 11 day disappearance looks interesting, as does the book that is described as a cross between Rebecca and Mexican Gothic.

It looks like 2022 will be a great year for reading, judging by this list. Happy reading!

Short New Books

Short new books

It’s that time of year again. Goodreads puts out a list of short books for those who are falling behind on their annual reading challenge. The above linked article shows the list. It came out in October, but I’m just getting around to posting it now. I hope you were able to meet your 2021 goals, and this list might help you get a jump start on 2022.

I’ve read one of them, started a second, and have a few more. I put some on hold at the library, too. It’s a pretty good list with some great ideas for your next read.

Book Club Picks

Book club picks

The above linked article has a list of books for book clubs. I hadn’t heard of any of these books, so I’m curious about what others think about them. None of my book clubs would be likely to pick any of these, but I always like recommendations.

WIN ME SOMETHING BY KYLE LUCIA WU

BLUE-SKINNED GODS BY SJ SINDU

RADIANT FUGITIVES BY NAWAAZ AHMED

TWELVE TRIBES: PROMISE AND PERIL IN THE NEW ISRAEL BY ETHAN MICHAELI

THE FAMILY CHAO: A NOVEL BY LAN SAMANTHA CHANG (FEBRUARY 1, 2022)

THE ACTUAL STAR BY MONICA BYRNE

WHEN GHOSTS COME HOME BY WILEY CASH

THE 9.9 PERCENT: THE NEW ARISTOCRACY THAT IS ENTRENCHING INEQUALITY AND WARPING OUR CULTURE BY MATTHEW STEWART

OLGA DIES DREAMING BY XOCHITL GONZALEZ (JANUARY 4, 2022)