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2023 Reading Goal

58% complete! manny has read 7 of 12 books.

Assembly (Hardcover, 2021, Hamish Hamilton) 5 stars

Come of age in the credit crunch. Be civil in a hostile environment. Step out …

Beautiful prose about the horror of colonialism

5 stars

Content warning vague spoilers, particularly in TW at the end of the review

The Kaiju Preservation Society (EBook, 2022, Tom Doherty Associates) 4 stars

Jamie’s dream was to hit the big time at a New York tech start-up. Jamie’s …

If a book was a pop song

4 stars

At the end of the book, in the Author's note, Scalzi describes this book as a pop song, and it's a great description. It's about a secret organisation that looks after Kaiju. It's about billionaires being dicks. Best of all, it's hilarious.

The House in the Cerulean Sea (Hardcover, 2020, Tor) 5 stars

A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret.

Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary …

Heart warming

5 stars

This is a really comforting and caring book. The children are written so well, and the queer love story is delightful. I really felt Pratchett's influence in the book too, which is always a lovely feeling. It just felt like a hug in a book, and sometimes that's all you need.