Sometimes when the world starts to feel too much for me, I find myself in a bookstore. These are known as Danger Days. The only real danger is to my bank account. Although, I suppose there is always the possibility I could spill the giant pile of books I am lugging around the store on you thereby crushing you beyond recognition if you cross my path on such a day. So beware! Beware!

I've been pretty down lately, real life pressing too close, making my anxiety and depression way worse than average. As such, in no particular order here is a sampling of some of the books I've purchased over the last few weeks.

  • Strange Sweet Song by Adi Rule
  • The Smoke Hunter by Jaquelyn Benson
  • Winter Secrets by Valerie Griswold-Ford
  • Tales of a Tesla Ranger edited by Tee Morris and Valerie Griswold-Ford
  • Mars, Inc. by Ben Bova
  • The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone
  • Ninth City Burning by J. Patrick Black
  • Red Queen and Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
  • The Hawkweed Prophecy by Irena Brignull
  • Killfile by Christopher Farnsworth
  • The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel
  • The Gentleman by Forest Leo
  • Lost and Gone Forever by Alex Grecian
  • In the Shadow of Frankenstein edited by Stephen Jones, foreword by Neil Gaiman
  • The Language of Dying by Sarah Pinborough
  • Chasing Embers by James Bennett
  • Welcome to Deadland by Zachary Tyler Linville
  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • Curioddity by Paul Jenkins
  • Loner by Teddy Wayne
  • Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter, Fairest by Marissa Meyer
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
  • Rise by Mira Grant
  • The Fifth Season and The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin

I'm hopeful to be posting about these books as I read them! Keep an eye on Afterwords for reviews of The Hatching and Ninth City Burning in the coming week!