He-eyyyy, remember that time I talked about how much I love More Than Words and how they’re still (safely) shipping books right now despite the world being crazy? Well I bought myself a lot of books from them online right around when I knew I’d be home for the foreseeable future. Thanks, past-me!
And really, it’s not like I didn’t already have enough books (current unread count on my physical shelves alone: 23?). But hey, now we can raise that tally to 30, then bring it back down to 28! Because yes, I already read two of these. 😁 Can’t hold me back!!
Books I had read before: One More Thing, a tiny bit of Pathfinder
Books I had seen before: Tell Me Three Things
Books I had never heard of: City of Brass, City of Saints and Thieves, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Love & Gelato
Most excited to least:
- The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
- City of Brass
- City of Saints and Thieves
- Love & Gelato
- Tell Me Three Things
(Already read One More Thing so it’s not on this list, but I did love it!)
This one enticed me with it’s promise of magic in places I’ve never been before (Cairo, Egypt). Combined with djinn and new systems of culturally-influenced magic and it was a no-brainer for me!
Again I’m drawn in by a place I’ve never been, this time Sangui City, Kenya (fake city, real country). This one sounds like a lot of elements all smashed together, but somehow in a way that seems awesome. There’s the murder mystery, the dirty money, the master thief, the revenge plot, the coming of age… I can’t wait for all of it.
I read the first chapter or two of this at some point and LOVED IT. Of course, it’s OSC, so it’s almost guaranteed that I will love it. I think this story requires the feel of weight in my hands, so I’m excited to have a physical copy to finally dive into.
Simply, the word “unbecoming” is what made me stop at this one. It’s a fascinating word, and could have a few different meanings. Combined with the dark cover that I had to squint to find the details, and the hint of paranormal, and I AM IN, BABY.
There are waffles on the cover and a girl maybe falling in love. That’s really all it takes for me, sometimes. A simple lighthearted that is woven with moments of true grief and pain. It wasn’t until after I started reading it that I realized I’ve read by this author before! This was also one of the books I already finished, because I figured it would be a quick read at a time I needed an escape, and it was. See the review here!
Yes, it’s the douchey guy from The Office! I have actually read this collection before, but I really loved it and wanted a copy. I don’t often read collections of shorter works, so this was a risk for me. And I admit that since it was “Ryan”, I had to see if the real guy could actually write and bring that delicious ironic awareness to Ryan’s character for me.
Love and gelato are two of my favorite things. I don’t see how combining them could go wrong! This was the other book I already read, and both happened to be “dead mom” books to some degree. No review for this yet, but it was basically a sweet but mostly forgettable read. Good for a beach or a stressful day when you need to relax.
PS – I’m disappointed in you, spellcheck. How can you not know what ‘gelato’ is and think it’s not a real word!?