Friday, January 06, 2023

Friday Book Club

It's our first Friday Book Club for 2023! What are you reading and loving this week? And which releases are you most looking forward to this year?


Anonymous said...

I am currently reading Memory by Christoph Marzi. This year I am looking forward to The Hybrid Rule by Quinn Loftis, Resonance Surge by Nalini Singh and The Brothers Hawthorn by Jennifer lynn Barnes

Patricia Schlorke said...

I started re-reading Rock Wedding after reading the snippet about Molly and Fox in Volume 2.

I'm looking forward to a lot of new books from different authors. Resonance Surge by Nalini, Magic Tides by Ilona Andrews (this is coming out on January 17), and others. Yay!

library addict said...

Had a very good first reading week for the year.

My favorite reads were Shannon Stacey's Falling for His Fake Girlfriend (Sutton's Place #4) and Jayne Ann Krentz' Sleep No More (The Lost Night Files #1). I also really enjoyed Jayci Lee's Temporary Wife Temptation (The Heirs of Hansol #1).

Enjoyed Veronica Scott's Star Cruise: Star Song (Sectors #17) and Julie Miller's Decoding the Truth (The Precinct #42).

There were other books I read this week, but those were my top five.

Kim said...

I'm catching up (finally) on Paige Tyler's SWAT and STAT series. the SWAT series, as always, is good, but I'm not sure if I'm going to like the STAT series. The first one has a whole lot of dysfunctional characters and attitudes, but they do seem to be coming together as a team, unexpectedly, so maybe it'll turn out all right after all. I'm most of the way through book 1 with book 2 waiting on my shelf. I'm still 2 books behind in the SWAT series (but not 3 anymore!), but I have the next one borrowed from the library, and ordered from my bookstore, so hopefully I'll get to it soon. The most recent one comes out tomorrow, apparently.

I also just finished a sci-fi/space ambulance story written in 1959 (called Star Surgeon by Alan E. Nourse) that I really enjoyed most of, even with the blatant racism that was a main part of the storyline. Unfortunately, the author ruined it with the last 1/4 of the book with the equally blatant ableism, and mention of support from other people as undesireable "crutches", and the message at the very end that one can and should change one's very nature and identity to become accepted and acceptable.

Without that part, the story could've stood up really well, and I would've included it in my bookshelf as a favourite.

It was particularly interesting to read what they thought technology would be like in 2375, especially since by today's standards, it's outdated 1980s (at the latest) technology!! (Teletypes and punch cards). (Though there also must've been some type of FTL ability in it, considering the distances that communication was happening over. But there was no mention of how this was happening, or the difficulties inherent in communicating over such vast spaces)