I read 15 books for this month. It was also an ebook-only month, which is pretty unusual for me. It usually means I’m mentally overexerted and want easier stuff to read. So almost everything was fluff, esoteric, or esoteric fluff.
I read seven short novella-length ebooks about spies and true crime. I also read Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle’s love letter to fandom and when nerds *really* loved science, Fallen Angels. That one is cute and parts of it remain terrifyingly plausible.
I also continued reading a light D&D-ish series, as the third book was just sent to the mailing list and was a happy surprise. In similar vein, I read the wrap-up book of a pretty good zombie series, also a surprise release earlier than the author said.
I tried out Kindle Unlimited, and I’ll probably keep it for a couple months. I used that to read a truly fascinating biography of Cordwainer Smith, a collection of Clifford Simak shorts that reminded me of why I am just not that into his work, a very silly but cool-concept sci-fi book about magic being introduced into the world when humanity is banned from using space technology by evil aliens, and a very cute Tanith Lee novella.
I also used Kindle Unlimited to read the very funny, very sharp, but also very “written by a Boomer” satire “The Narrative.” It’s by Deplora Boule and quite spot-on.
Anyway, 87 books down, 13 to go.