I am excited about both these picks! I can’t even decide which I am MORE excited about. One is a new favorite, and one is an old favorite.
Shards of Honor in One Week! I just reread it in, like, 24 hours. It’s so good, so addictive, such an easy delightful read. I cannot WAIT to share it with you all!!!
Dealing With Dragons in Two Weeks!
I am excited about rereading this one! It’s a great twisted fairy tale kids book, very feminist, very fun, and a little bit funny too. If you haven’t read it before, and if you like stories about princesses and dragons and witches and wizards with a kind of interesting comment on patriarchy (wizards are evil because they suck up talent and power they don’t earn). Guaranteed happy escapism in a nice light way, and if you like it, there are 3 sequels you can go through bing-bing-bing.
(fun little side-note, Bujold and Wrede, the authors of these two books, are friends in real life. In fact, Wrede being able to write and publish a book encouraged Bujold to try her hand at it. They both live in Minneapolis and are accomplished educated women who started writing fantasy in middle-age and I WANT TO BE THEIR FRIEND)