Three Books I'm Reading Now, 4/3/23 Edition
The Books I'm Reading Now
I'm so excited to be reading the newest book by Curtis Sittenfeld, Romantic Comedy, to be published April 4; I'm reading a young adult fantasy novel of Arthurian legend, Silver in the Bone, by Alexandra Bracken, also scheduled for publication April 4; and I'm reading the first in Adrian Tchaikovsky's space opera trilogy, Children of Time.
What are you reading these days, bookworms?
01 Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld
I am so so SO excited to read this novel. I love Curtis Sittenfeld's books, and I can't wait to find out what Sittenfeld does with this outstanding premise.
Sally Milz is a sketch writer for a late-night comedy show, and she's sworn off love.
That is, until she pokes fun at her fellow writer in a sketch about talented but average-looking men dating gorgeous women...and then gorgeous pop sensation and serial model-dater Noah Brewster hosts the show and turns his attentions on Sally.
Sittenfeld is also the author of American Wife, You Think It, I'll Say It, Prep, Rodham, and Eligible.
I received a prepublication version of this book courtesy of NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group. Romantic Comedy will be published April 4.
02 Silver in the Bone by Alexandra Bracken
In Alexandra Bracken's young adult novel Silver in the Bone, sorceresses and dark magical beings populate the underground beneath Boston, but Tamsin Lark is separate from them all, as she was born without magic.
But when her last remaining parent disappears without a trace, Tamsin is forced to seek enchanted relics in order to keep herself and her brother Cabell alive.
She must determine if a legendary ring from Arthurian times could save Cabell from a curse threatening his life.
Alexandra Bracken is also the author of Lore.
I received a prepublication edition of this book courtesy of NetGalley, Random House Children's, and Knopf Books for Young Readers. Silver in the Bone is scheduled for publication April 4.
03 Children of Time (Children of Time #1) by Adrian Tchaikovsky
If there had been some tiny bead present in the brain of all humans that had told each other, They are like you; that had drawn some thin silk thread of empathy, person to person, in a planet-wide net--what might then have happened? Would there have been the same wars, massacres, persecutions, and crusades?
In the first book of Tchaikovsky's space opera trilogy, the last humans once left Earth for the stars...then returned to find a planet terraformed and ready for them to inhabit.
But not everything on Earth is as welcoming as it appears.