…I’ve been thinking about the books I don’t have on my TBR shelf, staring accusingly – or sometimes, mockingly – at me. Books I’d also like to read.
It’s a long list. At its top, today, is a book a friend of mine’s been talking about with great enthusiasm: the YA novel Orleans by Sherri L. Smith. It seems like a potentially interesting dystopia, and the available sample shows a sense of style and place.
I’m intrigued by Melissa Scott and Jo Graham’s Lost Things, if not enough to commit to the asking price: both Scott and Graham have interesting track records.
Also intrigued by: Sherwood Smith’s The Spy Princess. Revolution? Teenagers?
And how about Alex Lidell’s The Cadet of Tildor?
Jo Anderton’s Debris is another one that looks interesting. Science fiction or science fantasy?
Those’re books in print that look interesting. As for out of print or forthcoming? (To say nothing of in my possession and on the TBR shelf.) We’d be here… quite a while.
That list, the forthcoming one, includes Madeleine E. Robin’s Sold For Endless Rue, John Scalzi’s The Human Division, D.B. Jackson’s Thieves’ Quarry, Tamora Pierce’s Battle Magic, Max Gladstone’s Two Serpents Rise, Kate Elliott’s Cold Steel, Elizabeth Moon’s The Limits of Power… to name but a few.
Anyway. So many books, so little time. So little money, too! But where there’s a will, there’s a way – and there’s always the library, for anything with a UK edition. Not that that always works out well. Giving them back, that’s the stickler…