Here are my top reads for 2017 so far!
I’m so excited that the first collection of this new series has made such a splash. It’s been on the bestseller list for fantasy short fiction for weeks now, and it’s a great introduction to this lighter mystery and paranormal series. Linx and Bogie are pure banter and fun.
I do love great sci-fi, and this novella by Nnedi Okorafor is a gem. Beautifully imagined and very well written, this is a universe I’ll be happy to spend more time in. Binti is a compelling protagonist. Relatable. Sympathetic. Curious. I loved this story.
This is a graphic novel adaptation of John Lewis’s autobiography written with Andrew Aydin. Timely and vibrant, it’s a story of the civil rights movement that will please history buffs and resonate with people of all ages.. My 11yo son was glued to it, and so was I.
I loved Thea Harrison’s first book in her new Elder Races series, and I like this one even better! It’s a wonderful paranormal romance with deep nods to Arthurian mythology. Even better, for those new to the series, this is a stand-alone. So even if you missed Moonshadow (but pick it up when you can, cause it’s great) you can still enjoy Spellbinder.
Every now and then, I get on a historical romance kick, and I can feel another one building with this historical by the amazing and talented Beverly Jenkins. It’s the first of three books in a series, and I love that it’s set in 19th century California! Not everyone wants a Regency duke as their hero, after all. Cocky ranch owners who get cut down to size by smart housekeepers are also pretty darn hot.