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September 11: Hidden Gems
I was going to put a twist on this week’s list but I’ve been battling brain fog most of the day so I’m simply going to go through my Goodreads list and see what books I enjoyed that I feel might not have been as widely known as others. Mainly going to select lesser-known authors this week.
Ten books that I consider hidden gems.
- Wil Wheaton has written a self-published book that I discovered through his blog posts. I decided to buy a copy, only available through his website and found it quite good. I hear he is working on another book and I’m excited to see what it is all about.
- Nancy Kress is an author that I feel is not as well-known. I have really enjoyed about 75% of what I’ve read by her. This is one of the winners.
- If you are interested in trying this author but don’t want a full-length book this is an interesting short story/novella that she also wrote.
- Robin Sloan was an author I found through my library’s overdrive system. It was quite interesting in a plot-twisty sort of way. Science fiction/Fantasy.
- D.D. Barant again was discovered through my library’s overdrive account. Enjoyed this one so much I bought all the books used on eBay. The series fizzled out midway but I haven’t given up on them completely and will try again someday.
- John Twelve Hawks is a great pick for those looking for a political/conspiracy theory read that is anti-government.
- Peter Clines wrote this super interesting science fiction/fantasy novel that kept me turning the page.
- Tricia Skinner seems to have let this series die which makes me so sad as it was awesome! If you like stories about bad-ass angels then give this one a try.
- M.D. Waters is another author that wrote two great books, a duology that I wished she had expanded to other books. Kind of a science fiction/fantasy/dystopian read.
- The last book is a one hit wonder. It took the author ten years to write it I read so that might be why he never wrote another. This book, however, is fantastic! A beautiful story of love that is both dark and intricate.
Blog/Reading Update: I had my eye appt. yesterday and I’m happy to report that my eyes are healthy! My two very expensive glasses are on order and in about 10 days I should be able to read again. My second pair is prescription reading glasses because I’m one of those people who can’t simply go buy a pair off the shelf and my husband loves his. To those that enjoy my posts and reviews, I hope to return to posting content soon.