Here’s my tentative lineup for January.
- 1A - Main: Recipient of a major award in one of your favorite genres
I read the previous work by this author (the Inheritance trilogy) over the course of this year, and really enjoyed all of them. All three books of The Broken Earth won the Hugo award in their respective years, so I should be in safe hands and able to start the year out strong.
- 1B - Bonus: Recipient of a major award in a genre you rarely read
As far as I can remember, the only western I’ve read was Shane back in 6th grade. This won a Pulitzer and seems to be highly recommended, though it’s long enough that I’m a bit concerned about biting off more than I can chew.
- 1C - Bonus: A book that appears on a “best of 2018” list
I grabbed this off The Goodreads Choice Awards 2018 list, where it won the Science & Technology category. Loved dinosaurs as a kid, and have been curious to update myself on how the state of understanding has advanced in the meantime.
- 1D - Bonus: A book recommended by a friend or other Qt3 poster
People keep talking about The Expanse in the book thread, so it’s probably a good time to check it out.