Updated List of Recommended Reads

Okay, it has been a little over a year since I last updated this list and a lot has changed. While I still read across the genres, I have delved deeper into fantasy and sci-fi this year. So we will have a new section. As always, if I am recommending the first book in a…

The Last Watch- J.S. Dewes

Synopsis: The Divide. It’s the edge of the universe. Now it’s collapsing—and taking everyone and everything with it. The only ones who can stop it are the Sentinels—the recruits, exiles, and court-martialed dregs of the military. At the Divide, Adequin Rake, commanding the Argus, has no resources, no comms—nothing, except for the soldiers that no one…

Voice of War- Zach Argyle

Synopsis: While preparing for the birth of his first child, Chrys Valerian is tasked with uncovering the group responsible for a series of missing threadweavers–those able to see and manipulate threadlight. With each failure, the dark voice in his head grows louder, begging to be released. A young girl from a secret city in the…

Of Honey and Wildfires- Sarah Chorn

Synopsis: From the moment the first settler dug a well and struck a lode of shine, the world changed. Now, everything revolves around that magical oil. What began as a simple scouting expedition becomes a life-changing ordeal for Arlen Esco. The son of a powerful mogul, Arlen is kidnapped and forced to confront uncomfortable truths…

Project Hail Mary- Andy Weir

Synopsis: Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission–and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it. All he knows is that he’s…

The Olympic Readathon

The Shelf Space discord has issued a challenge for June. Read as many books as you can and earn points for your team. I am on Team Artemis, with our team leader Vish. The books I will be reading are as follows: Zeus – Read a book with a kingdom or patriarchy. Posiedon – read…

Annihilation – Jeff VanderMeer

Synopsis: Area X has been cut off from the rest of the world for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; the second expedition ended in mass suicide, the third in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one…

The Shadow of the Gods – John Gwynne

Synopsis: After the gods warred and drove themselves to extinction, the cataclysm of their fall shattered the land of Vigrið. Now a new world is rising, where power-hungry jarls feud and monsters stalk the woods and mountains. A world where the bones of the dead gods still hold great power for those brave – or…

The Alloy of Law – Brandon Sanderson

Synopsis: Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds. Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now…

Circe – Madeline Miller

Synopsis: In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child – not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power – the power…