2018 Summer Reading List

I’m not one to make a list of books and sticking to it. But I do like to look at my TBR list and pick a few that are towards the top of my list. Last year (see the list) I ended up reading 6 of the 8 books on my list and I’m currently listening to another. So not bad! This year I’ve pulled another 8 books. It seems once again I have a focus on science fiction rather than fantasy.

2018 Summer Reading List: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett; The Novice by Taran Matharu; Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie; Old Man’s War by John Scalzi; The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin, Cixin Liu, Ken Liu; The Cold Eye by Laura Anne Gilman; Provenance by Ann Leckie; Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee | Puppies & Pretties

My summer reading list

Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett: I loved Bennett’s Divine Cities trilogy, so I was excited for another new book from him. It looks like it has a good blend between magic and great characters!

The Novice by Taran Matharu: I always like when someone from a backwater area gets magic that they shouldn’t and have to join the big guys kind of story. This looks like a fun story with magic, a sort of coming of age and demons!

Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie: I’m a sucker for space stories and this one has that and 2 female main characters. They are trying to become mechanically enhanced soldiers. But there is a rebellion is stirring in the empire and it seems they will be right in the middle of it.

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi: I’ve been wanting to read one of Scalzi’s books and this seems like a great option. Humans are fighting with alien races for inhabitable worlds. The Colonial Defense Force only takes people over the age of 75, and that is what the main character does, he enlists. Out of the norm characters are always interesting, plus space!

The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin, Cixin Liu, Ken Liu: This is one of those books that everybody and their brother has read and won all sorts of awards. I’ve  been meaning to pick it up for awhile. From what I can tell, the book is definitely sci-fi, with a focus on the science.

The Cold Eye by Laura Anne Gilman: Book 2 in a series, I loved book one (read my review), it even made my top 10 list for 2016. Isobel is the left hand of the Devil (not necessarily evil in the book, you just get what you bargain for) and is learning her new role. I love the world building in this series, and can’t wait to continue Isobel’s story.

Provenance by Ann Leckie: I loved Leckie’s Radch trilogy, so I knew I had to pick this one up. Even better, I won it in a Goodreads giveaway. This sounds like it has a great female character and really explores cultures and how people interact.

Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee: The only book from last year that I didn’t get to, so I decided it should be on my list again. Another sci-fi book that sounds like you can get lost in.

What do you plan on reading this summer?

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