2020 was trash, but brought us many, many gifts in terms of books that came out. Here are the presents coming to us in 2021 that I’m personally far too excited to read.Continue reading
I read 153 books this year in a 50/50 split between audiobooks and other formats. Being unemployed helped that along, didn’t do much for me in terms of my mental health. But there were so many good reads consumed and published this year, I had to make two lists. Enjoy!Continue reading
I am so ahead on reads and somehow feel behind. These last few months have been rough for me, but I am so glad that 2020 continues to deliver incredible reads which provide some kind of escape.
IKEA can be a scary, overwhelming place. Between too many customers and all that modular furniture, it feels like a different dimension. Now add wormholes and having to work with your ex. FINNA dropped on February 25th and author Nino Cipri returns to the blog to tell us more about how they weaved together this tale of multiverses, queer love, and retail hell.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Genre: Adult Science Fiction
Year Release: February 25, 2020
Source: The author
|Received an eARC from the author
The nightmare of IKEA—I’m sorry, LitenVäld—is made so much worse when it turns out that there are multiple versions of each one scattered throughout a multiverse. It doesn’t help when you have to navigate it with your ex who is also your co-worker.
The relationship between Ava and Jules is so completely. Both of them are bona fide disasters. Cipri expertly sets up the conflicts and that ended their relationships as the kinds of arguments which help them survive being lost at sea and cannibal sales associates. It’s another one of those books where you’re rooting for the main characters to both be brave enough to be cowards and cowardly enough to be brave. Did I cry at the end? Yes. Retail is a hellscape, but can be survivable with the right people at your side.
Wormholes, retail hell, and a queer love story. What more can you want?
Here are my intended reads for February.
Conspiracy of Ravens (The Shadow #2) by Lila Bowen (Library Borrow)
- The Fortress by S.A. Jones (ARC)
Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey (ARC)
Finna by Nino Cipri (ARC)
- Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst (ARC)
- Flotsam (Peridot Shift #1) by R.J. Theodore
Ink in the Blood by Kim Smejkal (ARC) Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold (ARC)
- Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith
- The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons #1) by Jenn Lyons
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
- We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
Plus two books I offered to beta read. Wow, this month is busy.
Happy book birthday to Homesick: Stories, a wonderfully queer collection of speculative short stories by Nino Cipri. The collection spans several formats with feelings ranging from nostalgia, sarcastic humor, determination, and, of course, homesickness. Nino stops by the blog to talk about they chose the best format for each story, crafting the collection, and things you should read next.
September was such a wild time. Between finishing an entire novel, a fraught day of business travel, and celebrating my seventh anniversary with the boyfriend, it was a busy time! Anyway, here are some books that weren’t read to me by some talented voice actors. Continue reading