August – October Reading & TBR

New books! Shiny stories! I acquired two Books of Size at the July KGB Fantastic Fiction reading, and they are wonderful. And I finally finished the nonfiction summer read – was entirely worth it too.  Lots of travel this summer, which meant lots of reading time.

What have you been reading?


Here are some of mine – both book-sized and short stories. The short stories were particularly plentiful and amazing this summer.

Novels (Read, In Process, TBR) ~ Where possible, I’ll link to where I obtained the book

Lexicon, Max Barry (Penguin)

VN, Madeline Ashby (Angry Robot)

Crown of Embers, Rae Carson (Greenwillow)

Gold & Glass, E. Catherine Tobler (Masque)

17 & Gone, Nova Ren Suma (Dutton)

The Diviners, Libba Bray (Little, Brown)

River of No Return, Bee Rigeway (Dutton) [received copy from publisher]

Charm and Strange, Stephanie Kuehn, (St. Martin’s) [gifted from a friend]


Short Stories

“No Others Are Genuine,” Gregory Frost, Asimov’s October/November

“The Application of Hope,” Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Asimov’s August/September

“Un Opera Nello Spezio,” Oliver Buckram, F&SF

Bin da Bin,” Kate McLeod, Strange Horizons

Ministry of Changes,” Marissa Lingen,

Thief of War,” Beth Bernobich,

Cry of the Kharchal,” Vandana Singh, Clarkesworld

The Promise of Space,” James Patrick Kelly, Clarkesworld (You REALLY want to listen to this one on podcast. All the podcasts are wonderful, but seriously. Trust me.)

Lawful Interception,” Cory Doctorow,

Warm Up,” V.E. Schwab,

Contains Multitudes,” Ben Bernobitch,

“In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind,” parts 1 & 2, Strange Horizons, Sara Pinsker

Someone Like You,” Margaret Ronald, Apex

One Flesh,” Mark Bourne and Elizabeth Bourne, Clarkesworld

Homecoming,” Seanan McGuire, Lightspeed

Ushakiran,” Laura Friis, Lightspeed

Breathless in the Deep,” Cory Skerry, Lightspeed

Ill Met at Midnight,” David Tallerman, Beneath Ceaseless Skies

At Budokan,” Alistair Reynolds, Lightspeed

The Night of Chains, the Deuce of Stars,” Lightspeed


North American Lake Monsters, Nathan Ballingrud, Small Beer Press


The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code, Margalit Fox, Ecco

Ok, that’s the state of my bookshelf. What about yours?


  1. Ooh! Several of those titles look intriguing. I will have to investigate!

    I’m currently finishing up Fire & Ash, the final book in Jonathan Maberry’s Rot & Ruin series. I’m thinking Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s collection This Strange Way of Dying will be next. As for the rest of my TBR pile, it looks…precarious-yet-still-growing.

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