#5Books to read 16/08

book blogger book recommendation

This week, I found a diverse bunch of books from the book bloggers I visit. A transgender stories, one based in India and focusing on women, Richard Nixon fighting the supernatural, Sherlock Holmes find another investigative pupil, and some Australian YA for you that is everrrrywhere because so many people are looking forward to it.

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin: a confident gender fluid Riley is a blogger, kid of a politician and in a very conservative county. Which spells trouble for when Riley starts being blackmailed. This one has such potential, but after reading the blurb, the one thing I hope for is that the author includes the parents in all this — properly.

Sleeping On Jupiter by Anuradha Roy: I found this over on A universe in words, and you’ll see my comment at the link that I don’t know if I’d ever be able to read a book like this: this is the story of Nomi, who returns to the orphanage in India where she grew up and was abused. And on the train ride there three women with their own stories that she meets.

Crooked by Austin Grossman: I can’t remember the blog I found this on, but goodness me the blurb is laugh out loud funny: what if Richard Nixon was actually fighting a war with the supernatural while in office? YUP.

The Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series by Laurie King: This is the story of 15yo Mary and her friendhsip with a much older Sherlock Holmes as he teaches her how to be an investigator. YAY. Movie please, Yes? Wait, come to think of it, isn’t this what the new Mr Holmes movie is about? Kind of?

This is series is already so long, so the link there takes you to the first in the series — The Beekeeper’s Apprentice.

Illuminae: #LoveOzYA people. Amie Kaufman is an Australian author and this gem is everywhere. Who else is waiting for this one?!

Ahhhh, so many books, so little time. What catches your fancy? What are you waiting for that isn’t on this list? Telll meeeee!

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