She Come by It Natural, Sarah Smarsh: A great bio of Dolly Parton, but I wanted a little more depth. (That said, this was an essay series that she got published, so it’s naturally going to be a bit shorter.)
The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander: You’ll leave this with a much clearer understanding of the scope and scale of the War on Drugs and resultant mass incarceration of Black men.
Fugitive Telemetry, Martha Wells: Murderbot and the Locked Room Mystery. Fun stuff, as usual!
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, Christopher Paolini: My occasional reminder to see how long the print version is when I’m reading the ebook and am not super into it. This was not good enough for how long it was.
Quiet in her Bones, Nalini Singh: Murder mystery featuring some pretty intense paranoia at times.
Foul is Fair, Hannah Capin: This was intense and I was HERE for the absolute ruthlessness of the teenage girls at the centor of it. (Recommend a quick re-read or re-watch of Macbeth first.)
Milk Blood Heat, Dantiel W. Moniz: A series of stories that are dark, melancholy, and end without a resolution.
A Beginning at the End, Mike Chen: Really enjoyed the focus of this and the characters, though I think it would have been even better if it was tightned up a bit. (FYI it is a post-pandemic universe, with some authoritarian undertones to the new government structures.)