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Member: dianawr

Book tastes

I love: Fiction: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Noir, Cozy Mystery, Urban Fantasy. I love Supernatural if it crosses with any of the above, but not a fan of horror. Non-Fiction: American history, preferably social history or history of oppressed/marginalized people. Anything about New Orleans, though I have a lot of it. General interest in astrophysics, nuclear physics, technology, the internet, and space. Generally: I prefer female-led books. I prefer female writers. Favorite Authors/books: Connie Willis, Annie Dillard, Neil Gaiman, Contact by Carl Sagan, Snowcrash by Neal Stevenson, The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry, Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Til We Have Faces . by C.S. Lewis, The Eyre Affair series by Jasper Fforde, the Sentinels of New Orleans series by Suzanne Johnson, 1 Dead in Attic by Chris Rose.

Don't get this!

No smut, please. I'm just not into it at all. No horror please.

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Santa: Select books from Amazon.com

Store: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com)

Amount to spend: $35.00 USD

kaliwrites's picks so far.

9780062380869https://www.amazon.com/This-Savage-Song-Monsters-Verity/dp/0062380869/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1543721681&sr=1-1This Savage Song7.69
0765378388https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0765378388/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0The Calculating Stars14.60

Secret Santa

dianawr's Secret Santa is kaliwrites. Help kaliwrites pick the right book.


calm: Some suggestions - Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard; Uprooted by Naomi Novik and The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (Sat, 01 Dec 2018 07:51:27 -0500)

kaliwrites: Thank you! I actually had Red Queen and Uprooted in mind, as I received Uprooted from SantaThing last year and loved it! I haven't heard of the other one before, but it looks really good! (Sat, 01 Dec 2018 08:16:11 -0500)

ChessFanatic: Only one I can think of is Kushiel's Dart. My wife read it, not me, so maybe take with a grain of salt unless another confirms it is a good choice. (Sat, 01 Dec 2018 09:55:06 -0500)

libraryperilous: Based on their interests in sci-fi, astrophysics, female-led books, and female writers, I'd suggest Mary Robinette Kowal's The Calculating Stars.

She's rated Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States five stars, so she might like Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States. It also is a leftist look at American history from the bottom up, published by a leftist press, and written by a woman of color academic.

I second the Novik suggestion, but I'd go with Spinning Silver, because I think the social justice element in it is stronger, has a bit of a leftist slant to it, and is very timely.

I've not read Kushiel's Dart, but it's quite popular on LT, and it shows up quite frequently on feminist SFF lists. (Sat, 01 Dec 2018 10:48:29 -0500)

EllsieFind: For urban fantasy I suggest Sourdough by Robin Sloan or All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders - both female lead characters. I didn’t see either in her library. Also LibraryThing suggests that she borrow Station Eleven from me. Awesome sci-fi I thought. (Sat, 01 Dec 2018 12:50:02 -0500)

Arifel: Seanan McGuire's October Daye series might be of interest, starting with Rosemary and Rue?

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman would also be great for a fan of cozy book and Jasper Fforde (it's female led urban-ish fantasy!)

I also second the recommendations for Naomi Novik and Mary Robinette Kowal. (Sat, 01 Dec 2018 13:48:14 -0500)

LibraryCin: A really good author (though male) to cross YA, urban fantasy, supernatural is Charles de Lint. He does write some adult, as well.

For YA, I'd recommend:

- Little (Grrl) Lost OR

- The Blue Girl

If you go adult:

- Memory and Dream OR

- The Mystery of Grace

The first three mentioned are all part of the Newford series, though they all hold up as stand-alones, as well.

(Sat, 01 Dec 2018 14:39:51 -0500)

Capybara_99: "The Future is Female" - a Library of America collection of sci fi written by American women across the years "from pulp to Le Guin". (Sat, 01 Dec 2018 14:46:07 -0500)

jamieschecter: I would not recommend Kushiel's Dart as I hear it has quite a few sex scenes and the user requested no smut. Better to err on the side of caution than give something that might not be in their taste :) (Sat, 01 Dec 2018 17:14:52 -0500)

lorannen: Removed This Savage Song (9780062380869), dianawr already has this one. Replaced with Arifel's suggestion, Rosemary & Rue (9780756405717).

Done. (Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:52:22 -0500)

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