My February Reads

This post has been long overdue. Here’s what I finished reading during February with a brief review and who I’d recommend them to. It’s a short list this time.

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Binti by by Nnedi Okorafor

This is an adult science fiction novella, first in a trilogy. This is a very popular book by a popular author and so I feel confident in recommending this novella to anyone who loves black girls be awesome in space with interesting worldbuilding and cultural themes. It reminded me a bit of Octavia’s Xenogenesis series though a less expansive one. It is however very clearly the first in a series and it felt a little unfinished to me. It’s very heavy on the worldbuilding as well, so that can be something you love or find hard to chew through.

Audiobook available on Scribd.

In/Spectre by Chashiba Katase (Illustrator), Kyo Shirodaira

This was a nice manga I picked up. It’s got supernatural, humor, mystery, and though it has some action, it doesn’t rely on beating their enemies to a pulp to solve the plot. It’s pacing gets kinda wack at times though. Still, I’d recommend to people who like yokai and supernatural elements in a mystery setting and who don’t mind romance.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

So I also read the first book of Outlander, the unabridged version and though there are parts that I loved, it’s got A LOT of rape in there and it uses the G-slur. There was a bit more going on and I wasn’t that fond of the characters so I’ll just leave it at that. Had I read more than the three books mentioned here, I’d have left it out completely.

What about you? What books did you love reading last month? Bonus points for indie books!

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