So I recently went on a book buying binge. Just a small one. Full disclosure, I didn’t actually buy one of them (hint, it’s the one that’s not out yet).
I got a lot of these from small indie book stores in Memphis, TN. One is Two Rivers Bookstore, which does only sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. They also sell vintage sci-fi covers, vintage clothes, jewelry, and other things. The second store is a Memphis tradition, Burke’s Books. It’s where the hubs and I had our engagement photos taken. Seriously, both places are in the same neighborhood (Cooper-Young) so if you ever find yourself in Memphis I highly recommend checking both of these places out. The rest of the books I got from Amazon or from Half Priced Books.
From the bottom to the top we have 2 trade paperbacks. Fables Vol 3: Storybook Love, and the new Witchblade Vol 2: Good Intentions. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon, Circe by Madeline Miller, The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang (it’s an arc* copy I got in a giveaway!), Strong Female Protagonist by Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag, The Power by Naomi Alderman, The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin (this one includes The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, The Broken Kingdoms, The Kingdom of the Gods and a novella The Awakened Kingdom), Pretender and Inheritor by C.J. Cherryh, Hyperion by Dan Simmons, and The Madness Season by C.S. Friedman.
What a nice, long, run on sentence that was.
I’ve never read any of these books before, so I’m excited to see what worlds they will take me to.
*An ARC is an Advanced Reader Copy, which is what book publishers send out to book stores to get them to sell the books. Stores (or book reviewers) can’t sell them, so they either give them away or recycle them.