I had so much fun with my reading goal last year, I’m running it back. Rather than wait until the end, I figured I’d do periodic updates along the way. I’m being as flexible as I feel inclined to be any given month about what counts as a book. Below are the books I read in the first three months of 2023.
(Link to last year’s reading goal post because my blog template gets weird if I put a link in the first paragraph and I haven’t gotten around to fixing it).
- Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
- Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree
- The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie
- When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo
- Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
- Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor
- Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor
- Into the Riverlands by Nghi Vo
- Starstruck by Elaine Lee and Michael Kaluta
- Blades in the Dark by John Harper
- Mork Bork by Pelle Nilsson and Johan Nohr
- Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman
- Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
- Starstruck: Old Proldiers Never Die by Elaine Lee and Michael Kaluta
- Banana by Dan Koeppel
- The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin
I decided I wanted to read more comics this year, and kicking things off with Starstruck was a delight. It was a little hard to follow at times, but once I got my sea legs (space legs?), I was in love. The universe of Starstruck is equal parts whimsical and cynical in a truly joyous way. The comics are available online at https://starstruckcomics.com/, but I thought reading it on paper was well worth it.
If you’re into the particularly nerdy depths that is RPG actual plays, I got turned onto Starstruck by the Dimension 20 Actual Play. Speaking of actual plays, I am adoring Worlds Beyond Number. The Children’s Campaign available on the Worlds Beyond Number Patreon is well worth it.