Well, seems I am reading but not making time to review. I offer this up as a placeholder of sorts, to jog my memory when I have time to review, to let you know where I have been.
DON’T ASK ME WHERE I’M FROM and WHITE SPACE, by Jennifer de Leon – a novel and essays of growing up brown in a white world.
DICTIONARY OF LOST WORDS by Pip Williams – historical fiction told from female perspective re the curation of the OED. Language! Dictionaries! What’s not to like?
THE ELEPHANT OF BELFAST by S. Kirk Walsh – a fine tale because, well, an elephant. Enjoyable, if predictable.
ANCESTRAL NIGHT by Elizabeth Bear – Riveting sci-fi offering up a fascinating future.
A HERO BORN, A BOND UNDONE, A SNAKE LIES WAITING by Jin Yong – I listened to these stunning Chinese kung fu epics, finally being translated into English. These are the first three in a twelve book opus. I wait with bated breath for the fourth.
THE GILDED ONES by Namina Forma – woman warriors, outcasts who save the world.
CARRYING THE FIRE by Michael Collins – a dream read for someone who grew up transfixed by the space program – that would be me. A story so redolent of a particular time and place and culture, Collins is a fabulous writer. I couldn’t put it down.
Don’t know what this does to my bingo card – what card? – but I add them all to the mix.