My Half-Year in books, 2020

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As I did a year ago, I’m posting a list of books I’ve read for the first time in the first half of the year. If you want to hear what I think about any of them, I am happy to write a report of some kind.

Circe, by Madeline Miller (Historical/SF)
The Fever King, by Victoria Lee (YASF)
Night Boat to Tangier, by Kevin Barry (literary)
Henry VI Part I, by William Shakespeare (play)
Henry VI Part II, by William Shakespeare (play)
Henry VI Part III, by William Shakespeare (play)
Two Gentlemen of Verona, by William Shakespeare (play)
King John, by William Shakespeare (play)
Cymbeline, by William Shakespeare (play)
Home Work, by Julie Andrews (memoir)
Nine Goblins, by T. Kingfisher (SF)
Paladin’s Grace, by T. Kingfisher (SF)
Me, by Elton John (memoir)
Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel (historical)
Guts, by Raina Telgemeier (graphic)
Gideon the Ninth, by Tamsyn Muir (SF)
The Resisters, by Gish Jen (SF)
A Memory Called Empire, by Arkady Martine (SF)
A Very Very Very Very Dark Matter, by Martin McDonagh (play)
The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead (historical)
A Pale Light in the Black, by K.B. Wagers (SF)
The Physicians of Vilnoc, by Lois McMaster Bujold (SF)
The Poppy War, by R. F. Kuang (SF)
A Study In Scarlet Women, by Sherry Thomas (historical?)
Deeplight, by Frances Hardinge (SF)
Cactus League, by Emily Nemens (literary)
Oona Out of Order, by Margarita Montimore (SF)
Trixter, by Alethea Kontis (YASF)
Deathless Divide, by Justina Ireland (SF)
Ms. Marvel Volume 1, by G. Willow Wilson (graphic)

I may have forgotten some, of course. I am still more or less on track with Shakespeare2020, despite having skipped some of the poems and not re-read all the plays I am familiar with.

I think my favorites so far include A Pale Light in the Black, Paladin’s Grace, The Resisters, Deeplight and perhaps Me.

Tolerabimus quod tolerare debemus,

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