Song of Blood and Stone is the March book for The Book Check Out Book Club! I have been curious about L. Penelope’s 202 release, Monsteres We Defy, but this book is new to me, which is why I love book clubs. Song of Blood and Stone is the first book in an epic fantasy series and follows an outcast drawn into a war between two powerful rulers.
Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries is a reread for me, but I was asked to be a guest host for the Femme Afictionados in April and this is the book that we will be reading and discussing. I was so thrilled when they asked me because I loved this book and was looking for an excuse to reread it.
I buddy read all of the Fairyloot Adult books the month after they come out. The Adventures of Amina al-Shirafi was the February book, so we will be reading it in March!
I have decided to participate in TorDotCom-Athon this year! This readathon was created by Beautifully Bookish Bethany and the goal is to read more books published by Tor. There is also a bingo card with different prompts that you can follow! I adore Tor, so I love having this excuse to focus on their books.
My plan is to read as many Tor books as I can and then to just see if I can get a bingo!
Daughter of the Forest was first published in Australia in 1999 but Tor Book published it in 2000. I love that this book has had so much staying power and it seems to be having a moment right now. I saw it on so many “Best Book” lists for 2022. It is a The Six Swans retelling and it is also one of my five star predictions. I am excited that I have an excuse to get to it!
Ring Shout has been on my radar since it came out and I have been curious about P. Djeli Clark in general. Now that I have been getting more and more into horror, I think it is the perfect time to finally read this novella.
I have heard some incredible things about Spear and I am always up to try an Arthurian retelling. It is another novella and I have heard that it is beautifully written.
Now onto the SciFi! For some reason, a lot of Tors’ SciFi titles appeal to me. Network Effect is the first full length novel within the Murderbot series and it is the last book I have to read in order to be caught up!
Winter’s Orbit has been on my TBR for ages and I am so determined to finally read it because I know I am going to love it! I am hoping that I love this so much that I will want to jump right into the next book.
I have read and loved Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo, so I am thrilled that we are getting a weird SciFi horror from him. All I know about Feed Them Silence is that it involves wolves somehow and it sounds wild.
I also have to read more of the SPFBO finalists, so I will be happy if I manage to get through all of these Tor titles, but I have a few more on my radar that I hope to squeeze in.