Source: The Broke and Bookish. I tend to auto-buy books from:
I have been in love with her writing ever since I found myself In the Night Garden. My pre-order: Speak Easy – a retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses in a novella. Later in the year, I’ll be haunting book shops for Radiance:
I read a chapter from Lagoon and found myself entranced by her writing. I’ll be leaving Oz to explore New York’s bookshops soon – so I’m excited to pick up the following books: The Book of Phoenix (her new book) and Akata Witch.
I grew up loving SFF but I craved speculative worlds and stories with Filipino protagonists. In my late teens, I started looking for Filipino SFF and found Song of the Body Cartographer by Ruiz. I’ve been collecting anthologies which include her work ever since that fantastic mythic short story.
I fell in love with her Xuya universe when I read On a Red Station, Drifting. It was the first time I had ever stepped into a Vietnamese and Chinese influenced science-fictional universe. On a fantastical note, I’m picking up her Parisian apocalyptic fantasy – The House of Shattered Wings – next week. I am so excited.
Ombria in Shadow and In The Forests of Serre are my absolute favourites. I just love how Mckillip weaves fairytale elements in this beautiful mythic way. Ombria in Shadow has recently been reprinted (yay!) Wonders of the Invisible World is on the TBR:
I loved The Parable of the Sower but I live in Australia, so I’ve encountered a bit of difficulty in locating her extraordinary science fiction books. Therefore, I’m hoping to pick up a few more when I visit New York.
I am addicted to her space operatic series of books which follows Sirantha Jax, a tough space jumper. Someone please adapt this into a tv show. My BSG heart would be eternally grateful.
I love creative world-building, mythology, diversity and epic fantasy stories. Therefore, Jemisin’s books and I just click. I have only read the Inheritance trilogy but I need to pick up The Fifth Season.