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Three Books I'm Reading Now, 7/11/22 Edition

The Books I'm Reading Now

Well, isn't this a weird and wonderful collection of titles? I'm sooooo very excited to be reading each of these books: Blake Crouch's upcoming science fiction, Upgrade; Gabrielle Zevin's upcoming science fiction Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow; and Kelly Barnhill's speculative fiction, When Women Were Dragons.

What are you reading and enjoying these days, bookworms?

 

01 Upgrade by Blake Crouch

When the SWAT team gives the all-clear and Logan Ramsay steps into the basement, he has no idea that everything's about to change. Then everything goes dark.

Now the doctors say he's been infected by a virus--one designed not to make him sick, but to modify his very genetic structure. He’s becoming stronger and smarter every day–but he’s also being hunted down by his enemies for potential destruction.

I received a digital advance reader copy of this book, to be published tomorrow, courtesy of Random House Publishing Group and NetGalley.

You can find my review of Blake Crouch's Recursion (mentioned in the Greedy Reading List Six Riveting Time-Travel Stories to Explore) here and my review of Dark Matter here.

 

02 Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Childhood friends Sam Masur and Sadie Green are brilliant, creative, collaborators, and (sometimes) full of love for each other.

They come together to create a masterpiece, a video game unlike any that has come before. Their wild success tests their loyalty, offers joy and unexpected stress, and pushes the limits of their connection.

Gabrielle Zevin is also the author of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, a book I loved and need to review on this site.

I received a digital advance reader copy of this book, to be published tomorrow, courtesy of Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group and NetGalley.

 

03 When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill

In Kelly Barnhill's When Women Were Dragons, a historic event has occurred but is being denied by the government and historians alike: a Mass Dragoning, in which thousands of women transformed into dragons on one day in 1955.

Through various preserved historic accounts and young Alexandra Green's observations, the reader begins to understand that women in Alex's world (she lives in an alternate Wisconsin) may, in moments of intense joy or fury, choose to transform into dragons, take to the sky, and find their freedom. Sometimes disappointing husbands or bosses are eaten or incinerated, casualties of the situation.

This is a gloriously feminist tale in which women force the world to consider rethinking their roles and worth by taking control and power and by making faulted men and meek women fear their wrath.