I’m making a goal to read more this year. I’ve recently read and what I liked about them:
Steamship Chronicles 1-3 Steampunk
These books are one long story and don’t really work as stand-alones, so I’m glad I got all three.
I like that the emotions feel authentic and the characters have positive motivations. It feels like a romance without the romance.
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman – Military Sf
I read this because my husband said it was really good and I had to. I spent most of the book thinking, “It’s OK, but I don’t see how it’s really good,” but he was right.
This book is better after you’ve finished reading it. Meaning: it’s a decent and fast-paced read, but taken chapter by chapter it’s a bit bleak. There’s a strong theme that sneaks up on you and the ending made me cry. I love this book and highly recommend it. (Not for kids).
The Flowers of Vashnoi by Lois McMaster Bujold – Space opera novella
It was nice to see Miles again, but it’s not from his pov. I’m not a big fan of the Enrique character. It was worth reading, because I’ve read everything else in this series, but not amazing.
Sergeant Rick was my favorite of the stories in this book.
I couldn’t make it through the first page of The Brain Machine. The writing was too dense (as in closely packed), but that is probably just personal preference.
I loved Sylvan Chains, even though I felt that it could have used another edit. There were redundant words and information could have been dropped in better places. It felt like a small part of a much bigger story and I would have liked to see what happened before and after.