So, book bees, I actually got some feedback on this series and some suggestions for how it could move forward. Thank you so much if you read and/or commented on that first post, this one’s for you!
For this post, I want to explore some possible books to loan from Kindle Unlimited and add into my reading rotation. Right now, I have three open slots for new books. Instead of doing what I have for the past few months and going through my TBR until I find books that KU has, I’m going to explore the KU catalog and go looking for something I’ve never heard of.
- Find a book by a queer BIPOC author in KU
- Find a book outside of my comfort zone that sounds interesting
- Find a book that becomes a new favorite
I’m hoping to find one book that fulfills each of these goals, and either read them this month or hold onto the loans until I get a chance to read them.
1. Emergency Skin by NK Jemisin
I’ve seen high praise for Jemisin’s works going around recently and upon seeing that this science fiction story was available, I figured why not? I’m not sure if Jemisin herself identifies as queer, but I do know that a lot of her stories feature queer characters so I’m going to say this counts. This book could also technically fulfill goal number two as science fiction is out of my comfort zone but I don’t really want to be doubling up right now.
2. The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne
I’m not a science fiction fan, I usually don’t prefer stories that combine science and crime. So this book is going to take me out of my comfort zone for sure!
3. Magic with Skin On by Morgan Nikola-Wren
This is a poetry collection covering a narrative of the relationship between an artist and their muse. The cover is intriguing, and I’m absolutely interested in reading this collection! Hopefully I’ll really enjoy it!
Well, I think that’s all for this post. I’ll be checking out these books throughout the month, and if I like them maybe I’ll do an update? I’m still working out how I want to proceed with this series, and I’m hoping to have it figured out by the end of the month. For those of you that liked the first installment, what do you think of this one? Do you like the idea of setting goals for browsing the KU catalog?