The murders are over.

I mean, I’m not entirely done with them forever, but I’m definitely out of my murder mystery reading kick for now. Here’s what I’m reading for the next few weeks:

Physical & eBooks

It Ends in Fire by Andrew Shvarts — Magic, check. Boarding school, check. Plus, the main character is infiltrating the school to kill the headmaster in retaliation for her parents’ deaths. I hope this is as good as it sounds because I practically squeed when I read that description!

The Full Spectrum by David Levithan — This one sounded like an interesting way to learn more about a subject that is very relevant to our world, but I feel I don’t have a great deal of knowledge about. From the Goodreads description: “The Full Spectrum includes a variety of writers—gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, transitioning, and questioning—on a variety of subjects: coming out, family, friendship, religion/faith, first kisses, break-ups, and many others.”


Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell — This is the third (and final, as far as I know) Simon Snow installment. I’ve been waiting for it since devouring the second one a year and a half ago. I’m worried about whether it’s going to be sad, but I can’t believe Rowell would do her readers dirty like that.

American Panda by Gloria Chao — This one was recommended to me because I enjoyed Frankly in Love and A Pho Love Story. It seems to be about parental expectations, and finding your own way when you don’t want to hurt anyone, told from the POV of a precocious 17-year-old from a Taiwanese family in her first year at MIT.

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow — From the Goodreads description: “Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger…” YEP. I’m in.

Penric’s Mission by Lois McMaster Bujold — This is the third novella in the Penric & Desdemona series. Each of the first two has been an interesting read, and the author does a great job creating characters you can like and building worlds you want to come back to, so I’m looking forward to this next installment.

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