Review: Hugo Awards Best Novellas 2020

I’m thrilled to say that I’ve completed my June #ReadersWithoutBorders challenge to read the 2020 Hugo Awards best novel and novella finalists! Thank you to all the lovely people who have donated and to @JDRoberts_SFF for organising this event. He has raised £57 for Doctors Without Borders over the month! Tor.com was the first publisherContinue reading “Review: Hugo Awards Best Novellas 2020”

The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley

So this is my final review of books shortlisted for the 2020 Hugo Awards best novel! Check out my June post for more Hugos reviews, as well as information about the #ReadersWithoutBorders charity readathon. There’s still time to donate for your chance to win a free book! A vast battle ground is established between EarthContinue reading “The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley”

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

For the #ReadersWithoutBorders June readathon I’m currently reading the finalists for the 2020 Hugo Awards best novel and novella. Check out The Worlds of SFF for more information and the chance to win a book or three! You may not be surprised by my rating of Gideon the Ninth given the hype it has received.Continue reading “Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir”

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

For the #ReadersWithoutBorders June readathon I’m currently reading the finalists for the 2020 Hugo Awards best novel and novella. Check out The Worlds of SFF for more information and the chance to win a book or three! Middlegame is an incredibly ambitious book that is universal in scope. I’ve been sitting on this review forContinue reading “Middlegame by Seanan McGuire”

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

By now you’ll know that I’m participating in the #ReadersWithoutBorders June reading challenge. I’m spreading my posts out a bit but I’m now reading the final best novel finalist before I dive into the 6 best novella finalists! Its been a varied experience so far, perhaps because I’ve had quite high expectations for all ofContinue reading “A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine”

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

I’ve had Ten Thousand Doors of January for months but postponed reading it as I’d recently finished Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series and felt my portal fantasy quota had been met for the year. However I’m glad I picked it up as part of my Hugo Award readathon for #Readerswithoutborders, as it’s a completely differentContinue reading “The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow”

The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders

As I mentioned in my June TBR post, this month I am participating in the #ReadersWithoutBorders readathon organised by @JDRoberts_SFF over at The Worlds of Sci-fi & Fantasy, raising money for Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Check out his event post to find out how you can participate, or to donate toContinue reading “The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders”

What’s up, June?

Initially I had planned to keep my blog quite minimal and stick to only posting book reviews (I’m sorry if I’ve ignored your blog event!), however I’ve realised that there is enough happening next month to warrant an update post. So please, read on! @JDRoberts_SFF from The Worlds of Sci-Fi & Fantasy has organised theContinue reading “What’s up, June?”

Dust & Lightning by Rebecca Crunden

In the rather short lifespan of jakeisreading.com I’ve only reviewed titles from well-known publishers, so I was excited when Rebecca Crunden provided me with a copy of her self-published book Dust & Lightning in exchange for an honest review. It turned out to be a no fuss, straight up space adventure that I tore throughContinue reading “Dust & Lightning by Rebecca Crunden”