Another one of my resolutions for this year was to read more novellas. And as quite a few of the ones I had been eyeing were fairly cheap for my Kindle, I decided to go ahead and purchased an unreasonably high number of novellas to read over the next couple of weeks. This approach has advantages: I love reading on my Kindle and the books were cheap. The disadvantage is that if I happen to love the books, I will want to have print books of them. I guess I am doing a good deed for the publishing industry here. So without much further ado, here is a list of novellas I am looking forward to reading (I did a similar list for my Science Fictions reads.)
All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells
This sounds so brilliant. A socially awkward murderbot? With an affinity for crappy TV shows? Sign me up.
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
I have previously tried to read a book by Nnedi Okorafor and did not enjoy this. However, I have heard nothing but great things about this trilogy. Also, this is only 98 pages, so I figure even if I don’t love it, I will be able to finish it quickly. It did win the Hugo Award, so I assume it’s brilliant. Also Nnedi Okorafor has the best hair.
The Lamb Will Slaughter The Lion by Margaret Killjoy
I added this a while ago because someone over at Goodreads whose taste I trust, reviewed this very favourably. I might be super scared reading this but sometimes I like that (and I did say I wanted to branch out in my reading). I will have to read this during the daytime though.
The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson
Again, I will be scared. But this book (and its brilliant cover) has intrigued me for months. I figured, I might as well go for it.
The Black Tides Of Heaven (Tensorate #1) by J. Y. Yang
I heard nothing but amazing things about this. It sounds challenging and different and absolutely beautiful.
River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey
Two things: Alternative history. People riding hippos.
As you can see, I am going full on genre fiction here, two horror books, two science fiction novellas and two fantasy books. I am planning on getting to more literary novellas later this year, hopefully including a couple of classic German novellas then.
Have you read any of these? Let me know your thoughts! Also, if you have any recommendations for me, these are always welcome.