Title: Storm Rising by Mercedes Lackey
Key Descriptors: mage-storms, alliances, Valdemar series #12
Why I’m Reading It: My buddy read with Jackie @ Death By Tsundoku entitled #ReadingValdemar is still going strong
Title: Short Stories by Latin American Women: The Magic and The Real, edited by Celia Correas de Zapata
Genre: magical realism
Key Descriptors: women in translation, short stories, anthology
Why I’m Reading It: this is the oldest book I own on my TBR
Title: Wicked Woman: Women in Metal from the 1960s to Now by Addison Herron-Wheeler
Key Descriptors: self-published, heavy metal, niche bands
Why I’m Reading It: This is the newest book I own on my TBR
Title: Earthly Delights by Kerry Greenwood
Key Descriptors: bakery, Australia, Corinna Chapman series #1
Why I’m Reading It: Greenwood pens a whole series about Corinna Chapman, a fat women who isn’t dieting or dating to happiness!
Title: Heavenly Pleasures by Kerry Greenwood
Key Descriptors: baking, chocolate-making, Corinna Chapman series #2
Why I’m Reading It: I typically read one book starring a fat woman per month, but I want to finish this who series in December and need to catch up!
Title: World’s End by Joan D. Vinge
Genre: science fiction
Key Descriptors: outer space, police, The Snow Queen Cycle series #2
Why I’m Reading It: After reading The Snow Queen for summer bingo, I found myself continuing to think about the characters and thus will finish this four-book series.
Title: Trigger Man: More Tales of the Motor City by Jim Ray Daniels
Genre: short story collection
Key Descriptors: Detroit, auto industry, migration
Why I’m Reading It: I’ve read so many books I own by women on my TBR that I’m actually running low. I need to catch up on books I own on my TBR by men.
Title: The Milk Lady of Bangalore: An Unexpected Adventure by Shoba Narayan
Key Descriptors: India, friendship, cows
Why I’m Reading It: I keep adding books from the library to my TBR, so I’m making a concerted effort to read one library pick each month so my adding to the list isn’t a meaningless action.
Happy August Reading, Book Nerds!