Friday, April 26, 2013

Add It to the List! 5

One of my favorite things to do while procrastinating on homework is browse through books online. Generally, this results in a large number of books being added to my already-enormous wishlist on GoodReads (2866 and counting). Since such procrastination reduces my reading time left after finally finishing homework, I might as well use it to come up with some other blog content.

Countdown City by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books, 7/16/13)
Sequel to the pre-apocalyptic mystery The Last Policeman, which I reviewed here.

The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu (Angry Robot, 4/30/13)
Quirky-looking sci-fi, just the way I like it.

Rapture Practice by Aaron Hartzler (Little, Brown, 4/9/13)
Memoir of a teen growing up gay in a very conservative Christian family.

The Hit by Melvin Burgess (Chicken House, 4/4/13)
YA sci-fi with contemporary theme(s).

Daughters of Icarus ed. by Josie E. Brown (Pink Narcissus Press, 3/19/13)
An anthology of feminist speculative fiction!

The Last Quarter of the Moon by Chi Zijian (Harvill Secker, 1/17/13)
Chinese historical novel about a member of the Evenki tribe.

The Eye With Which the Universe Beholds Itself by Ian Sales (Whippleshield Books, Jan. 2013)
Sequel to the novella Adrift on the Sea of Rains, which I reviewed here a couple months ago.

The Blue Kind by Kathryn Born (Switchgrass Books, Nov. 2012)
Dystopia focusing on the position of women within a drug culture.

The Gospel of Us by Owen Sheers (Seren, Oct. 2012)
Has something to do with a retelling of the biblical Passion of Christ.

Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom by various authors (Simon & Schuster, Feb. 2012)
Anthology of modern stories about Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom.

Growing Up Amish by Ira Wagler (Tyndale House, 2011)
Once again, I am obsessed with non-mainstream religious groups/movements.

The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan (various publishers and dates since 2011)
YA sci-fi; looks dystopian and has a cool title relating back to a concept discussed in my English class this semester.

New Stories from the Mabinogion series by various authors (Seren, 2009-2012)
Series of eight retellings, some sci-fi and fantasy, of the Mabinogion stories. I also love the silhouette covers.

Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War by Joe Bageant (Crown, 2007)
I seem to be on a sociological bent lately; this one deals with small-town Virginia.

The Woman Who Loved an Octopus and Other Saints' Tales by Imogen Rhia Herrad (Seren, 2007)
Retellings of the stories of Celtic saints.

Melog by Mihangel Morgan (Seren, 2006)
Some kind of hilarious-looking Welsh satire.

Keeping the Circle: American Indian Identity in Eastern North Carolina, 1885-2004 by Christopher Arris Oakley (Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2005)
Of particular note is that this covers not just the Lumbee and the Tuscarora, but also a bunch of groups I've never heard of.

A Short Book About Love by Nicholas Murray (Seren, 2003)
The first story in this is a retelling of Tristan and Iseult.

Millie-Christine: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Joanne Martell (John F. Blair, 2000)
Biography of the conjoined twins (1851-1912) born as slaves in North Carolina.

The Only Land They Knew: American Indians in the Old South by J. Leitch Wright, Jr. (Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1999)

The Southern Colonial Backcountry: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Frontier Communities by various authors (Univ. of Tennessee Press, 1998)

The Dixie Frontier: A Social History of the Southern Frontier from the First Transmontane Beginnings to the Civil War by Everett Dick (Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1993)
Because I clearly need more Southern history books on my wishlist.

The First Century After Beatrice by Amin Maalouf (1992)
Sci-fi novel by a Lebanese author.

Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World by Jacquelyn Dowd Hall et al. (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1987)
Reissued in 2000. I'm not sure people realize how important textiles used to be to Southern economies.

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