This month I read 9 books for a total of 3,080 pages and an average of 103 pages per day. Long Way was by far my favorite book, but The Serpent King was a close second. The Burning Light was also a fantastic novella.
I’m also experiencing technical difficulties with basically all of my images, thanks to a dick move by Photobucket, so bear with me for the foreseeable future.
Also, I’m adding pictures to my wrap-ups again, because…well because.
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
First Sentence: There were things Dillard Wayne Early Jr. dreaded more than the start of school at Forrestville High.
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
First Sentence: As she woke up in the pod, she remembered three things.
Notable Quote: “The price of a fresh start was having no one to fall back on.”
Plank’s Law by Lesley Choyce
First Sentence: Most of my story isn’t very interesting, so you’ll be pleased to know I’m going to leave much of it out.
Burntown by Jennifer McMahon
First Sentence: His mother glides across the flagstone patio slowly, hips and long legs working in time with the music, a kind of undulating dance that reminds Miles of the way tall grass moves just before a thunderstorm.
A few thoughts on Goodreads:
Wizard and Glass by Stephen King
First Sentence: “Ask me a riddle,” Blaine invited.
Shon the Taken by Tanith Lee
First Sentence: From Pine Walk you could see most of the valley.
Lightning in the Blood by Marie Brennan
First Sentence: The pass through which Ree came back into Solaike barely deserved the name.
The Burning Light by Bradley P. Beaulieu
First Sentence: They came to the first junkie at a landing maybe fifteen floors up.
Review to come:
The Lost Boy by Christina Henry
First Sentence: Once I was young, and young forever and always, until I wasn’t.
*cover images from Goodreads