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Member: ryvre

Book tastes

Pick something for my book club!

We typically read scifi, fantasy, & historical fiction.

Most recent reads:
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Exit Stage Left: the Snagglepuss Chronicles by Mark Russell
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones
Circe by Madeline Miller
The City of Brass by S. A Chakraborty
Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky
Triquetra by Kirstyn McDermott
Electric Arches by Eve Ewing
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
Underground Airlines by Ben Winters
Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff
A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell

Anything you think should be nominated for a Hugo? We'd love to read it!

Feel free to pick one or two more expensive books or a few cheaper ones. (Novellas/novelettes are fine as well.) We're not picky!

Don't get this!

No graphic novels, please! I run a comic shop, so I have access to literally everything that is published by a major publisher.

Other notes

I'd prefer books that aren't in my library because this will be my copy. :) But feel free to let me know books from my library that you would have chosen, and I'll add them to our queue.


United States

Santa: Select books from Amazon.com Kindle

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

Amount to spend: $25.00 USD

misskitty17's picks so far.

B07BKRGQTYhttps://www.amazon.com/Clockmakers-Daughter-Novel-Kate-Morton-ebook/dp/B07BKRGQTY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1543798543&sr=1-1&keywords=the+clockmakers+daughterThe Clockmaker's Daughter12.99
B01LZFL63Shttps://www.amazon.com/Alice-Network-Novel-Kate-Quinn-ebook/dp/B01LZFL63S/ref=sr_1_19?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1543797945&sr=1-19&keywords=historical+fictionThe Alice Network9.99

Secret Santa

ryvre's Secret Santa is misskitty17. Help misskitty17 pick the right book.


linggeek: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo could be a great historical fiction pick for a book club. Lots of directions a conversation should go. (Thu, 29 Nov 2018 12:42:17 -0500)

Kanst: Doomsday Book, and To Say Nothing of the Dog, both by Connie Willis, are British historical fictons by way of time travel. Doomsday Book is set during the Black Plague, and women's roles in that society feature heavily, while To Say Nothing of the Dog is far more lighthearted and set in the Edwardian era. Doomsday's very somber, while Nothing is a comedy of errors. They also take place in the same universe, but it's not really a series per se; either of these could be read first without spoiling or missing anything. (Thu, 29 Nov 2018 13:36:19 -0500)

WeeTurtle: My library comparison suggests [Neuromancer] by William Gibson. Cyberpunk, and it did win Hugo. (Sun, 02 Dec 2018 01:45:45 -0500)

ejmam: Jade City, by Fonda Lee is long but good. I found Jo Walton's My Real Children fascinating and great for discussion. (Sun, 02 Dec 2018 03:05:32 -0500)

misskitty17: The books suggested by the other members also looked like good reads! I also found a book called The Paper Wife which seemed interesting and like it might be a good book club pick. (Sun, 02 Dec 2018 20:04:14 -0500)

lorannen: Done. (Wed, 19 Dec 2018 03:08:42 -0500)

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