Bill: This week I read Val Hall: The Even Years by Alma Alexander, The Book of Samson by David Maine, Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss by Margaret Renki and Big History by Paul Singh.
Marion: I read Genevieve Cogman’s sixth INVISIBLE LIBRARY novel, The Secret Chapter, which is, to some extent, a heist novel. I liked it. I am finishing up T. Kingfisher’s The Twisted Ones, which features a wonderful narrative voice, great characters, genuine creepiness and one of the top five dogs in fantasy literature. I started Premee Mohammad’s Beneath the Rising and love every word so far. I bought Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light, her third in the Thomas Cromwell trilogy (we do, after all, know how it ends). My husband gets it first though.
Terry: I’m jumping around four different books: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsin Muir, which is wonderfully insane; Deeplight by Frances Hardinge, a Lovecraftian exploration of an archipelago and an indentured boy; I like to Watch by Emily Nussbaum, a series of essays about television in this golden age of the medium; and The Great North Road by Peter Hamilton, which I have been reading for months but can’t seem to set aside permanently, as it’s too good for that, but somehow just isn’t catching fire for me.
We’re getting skimpy on the Status Updates!