Monday, January 17, 2011

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday, What are you Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

As always, I'm generally hopping between books as the mood grabs me. This week I find myself with a nice mix of preview copies, small-press and self-published titles, and some recent releases:

Deviant Ark by Christopher Newman (I'm really kicking myself for letting this one sit in my to-read pile for so long because it's absolutely fantastic. Part romance and part dystopian adventure, it has some really interesting explorations of sex, gender, and race.)

♥ Deadeye by Darcy Abriel  (In the latest from the author of my much-loved Silver, a goddess's wrath, immortal love, and a demon's lust clash when three meet in Deadeye...)

♥ Rainbow's End by Erica M. Cook (Set in a near-future where the LGBT community are social outcasts, denied basic human rights, a dying race of aliens arrive, looking for a fresh genetic source.)

♥ Stone Kissed by Keri Stevens  (A paranormal romance involving a witch who can talk to statues . . . sounds appropriately fantastic, and next on my list after Deviant Ark.)

Well, that's it for now . . . what are you reading?


  1. You had a great reading week! What an awesome mix of titles1

  2. Niiiice!! I'm reading The Running Man by Richard Bachman (Stephen King)!!


  3. I noticed your "Expression Gender Identity" reading challenge and I was wondering if you've heard of or read Annabel by Kathleen Winter. I just saw it at B & N today but haven't read it yet. It's about a child who is born without distinct sex organs and how hir (we really need a gender neutral pronoun that's not "it") family/community decides to raise Annabel. Apparently it's a bestseller in Canada where the author is from and the book is set.

  4. Thanks for stopping by, Sami!

    I jumped all over Annabel when it was first released last fall. While I admired the writing, and I have better appreciated Kathleen's approach through some of the interviews she's done since, I can't say I realy enjoyed it. The story and the characters were just a little too cold and emotionless for me.

    Original review

    Further musings