Books Read in March and April 2015

Zen in the Art of Writing - Ray Bradbury Parable of the Sower - Octavia E. Butler The Lathe of Heaven - Ursula K. Le Guin A Companion to Wolves - Sarah Monette, Elizabeth Bear Killbox - Ann Aguirre Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead - Brené Brown Razorhurst - Justine Larbalestier Captive Prince: Volume One - C.S. Pacat, S.U. Pacat Harrison Squared - Daryl Gregory The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry into Human Freedom - John Gray


Speculative worlds:


Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler – Reviewed.


The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula le Guin – Sometimes, I have no words for the books I enjoy.


Killbox by Ann Aguirre – I really loved this addition to the series. So much character growth. Seriously.


Fantasy with LGBTQIA protagonists:


A Companion to Wolves by Sarah Monettte and Elizabeth Bear – So immersive. I must have a soft spot for stories with the kind of fierce, strange, playful and familial loyalty that exists between wolves and people.


Captive Prince by C.S Pacat – Reviewed.


Supernatural YA with protagonists from mixed backgrounds:


Razorhust by Justine Larbeleister – Reviewed.


Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory – Reviewed.


Non-fiction for those who wander:


Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury – Just brilliant. Both practical and inspiring. 


Daring Greatly by Bene Brown – Wonderful advice on building resilience. See the TED Talk.


The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry into Human Freedom by John Nicholas Gray – Reviewed.