Okay, so April and May ended up being wild months with a lot of things going on. We were forced into a temporary indefinite hiatus, that said, we’re totally back. For now we’re just going to push the schedule back one month. Thanks for bearing with us. ❤
Here’s the schedule as it stands for the next year of books
Beasts of Burden – Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson
Particular Sadness of Lemon Cakes – Aimee Bender
Vegan Soul Kitchen – Bryant Terry
Midnight Robber – Nalo Hopkinson
The Good House – Tananarive Due
Summer Prince – Alaya Dawn Johnson
Fox Woman – Kij Johnson
Salsa Nocturna – Daniel Jose Older
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland – Cathrynne Valente
Zahrah Windseeker – Nnedi Okorafor
Lockjaw/yotsuba/tiny titans – Chris Eliopoulous and Ig Guara/ Kiyohiko Azuma/ Art Balthazar and Franco Aurelani
The Broken Kingdoms – N.K. Jemisin
So the holidays popped up and the past few months have been a mess. The episode is coming. We are gonna finish out this season stronger and have some ideas to improve next go around.
There was a death in my family a few weeks ago and that sort of ruined my schedule and everything. The show will be up in a couple of days and we’ll be back on schedule next month hopefully.
So go ahead and get to reading on Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor for September.
This is an excellent book that hits on a number of good discussion topics. It’d be great if you guys could join in. You can leave comments here on the blog. Or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or track us down any way you see fit. Since we are going to WisCon this year we will most likely be releasing the podcast before the 22nd.
Okay, So. We’ve decided on a schedule for this round. The way it works is that we’re going to read a book a month starting. . .now. The goal is to finish the book by the 20th of each month. So as you’re reading the book you can send us emails (or talk to us however you want to) and we’ll sort of compile all of that into our discussion. The podcast will be released in the week after it. We’re giving ourselves a little bit of leeway just in case one of us is hit by a terrible day at work. But it’ll definitely be released within the week between the 20th and the 27th. (at which point we’ll already be starting on reading the next book).
So here we go.
It goes Title – Author (Final day for submitting comments cause that’s when we’re recording)
1. Lirael – Garth Nix (March 20th)
2. Westing Game – Ellen Raskin (April 20th)
3. New Moon’s Arms – Nalo Hopkinson (May 20th)
4. Tombs of Atuan – Ursula K. Leguin (June 20th)
5. City of Golden Shadow – Tad Williams (July 20th)
Back To School Special – Redemption In Indigo – Karen Lord (August 20th)
6. Akata Witch – Nnedi Okorafor (September 20th)
7. Ship Breaker – Paolo Bacigalupi (October 20th)
8. The Bromeliad Triology – Terry Pratchett (November 20th)
9. The Wave – Walter Mosley (December 20th)
10. Last Wish – Andrzej Sapkowski (January 20th)
Fantastico Season Finale – The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms – N.K. Jemisin (February 20th)
We included the local Charlotte library links (because I figure most of the listeners are going to be in Charlotte. Except for the only confirmed listener, which is in California and I don’t know what Library they’re using) for all the books except for Redemption in Indigo, which our library doesn’t have. I included the link to the publisher’s site for the book.
Hooray for details! This should be fun.
These aren’t in order yet, but this is definitely the list of books.
We do know that the first book we’re going over is “Redemption in Indigo” by Karen Lord, if you wanted to pick it up.
After that we don’t know, but here’s the list.
Tad Williams – “City of Golden Shadow”
Andrzej Sapkowski – “Last Wish”
Walter Mosley – “The Wave”
Nalo Hopkinson – “New Moon’s Arms”
Ursula K. LeGuin – “Tombs of Atuan”
Ellen Raskin – “The Westing Game”
Nnedi Okorafor – “Akata Witch”
Terry Pratchett – “The Bromeliad Trilogy” (We’re counting it as one book because it is that short)
Paolo Bacigalupi – “Shipbreaker”
Garth Nix – “Lirael”
The final Book of this volume is going to be “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms” by N.K. Jemisin (Because we wanted to open and close with books that the two of us endorse unreservedly and without hesitation.)