Favorite fiction books read in 2019-2020

  • Mairelon the Magician by Patricia Wrede
    • I’ve loved all her stuff — and I read most of it this past year. Mairelon the Magician reminded me of Knives Out but set in the 1800s. The “Cecelia and Kate” novels are delightful as well. Also have elements of Agatha Christie, Jane Austin, and Dickens.
  • Martin Marten by Brian Doyle
    • Wonderful fiction set on Mt. Hood. Fell in love with Brian Doyle this past year. I feel like a better person after reading Brian Doyle.
  • Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman
    • Fantasy, I guess. There is an invisible library at the heart of our reality, guys! Who doesn’t want to read about that? And chaotic fairies and lawful dragons.
  • 9 Perfect Strangers, Liane Moriarty
    • Contemporary novel with a mystery set in Australia. This book made me laugh and slap my face in horror at bad ideas/behavior.
  • Wayfarers series (The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, A Closed and Common Orbit, Record of a Spaceborn Few, etc.) by Becky Chambers
    • Science Fiction that I devoured. Humorous and exciting. Great escapist trip
  • Murderbot series by Martha Wells
    • More science fiction that I devoured. Exciting and humorous. Interesting ruminations about kindness and humanity.

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