The short version: Last year I read 45 books, fewer than expected which I put down to more time spent writing instead. Of the books I read, most were great: The biggest share fell into the fantasy genre, followed by scifi, then stories with prominent gay characters or storylines. I favoured physical books this year … Continue reading My 2020 reading recap (with charts!)
I get my book recommendations from all over the place: friends, bookstore staff picks, email newsletters, library displays, podcasts, tube station posters, or just snapping up the next release from a favourite author. My approach to most things is quite methodical, but when picking my next book it’s different every time. I definitely judge books … Continue reading Reading round-up 2019
Emma Newman’s Planetfall and Temi Oh’s Do You Dream of Terra-Two? both consider what happens when a small segment of humanity leaves a dying Earth to explore and establish colonies on distant planets. They contemplate the unique impacts on the human mind of isolation, the abyss of space, and living in close quarters with a … Continue reading Planetfall and Do You Dream of Terra-Two?