Saturday, December 26, 2015

Book lists

Here are a few lists of authors to bump up your reading lists.  My taste runs to science fiction and fantasy, so that's what I'm peddling.  Other authors exist out there, or so I'm told.
Asian Speculative Fiction Authors
Speculative Fiction by writers of color (Wikipedia)
Women Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors (Wikipedia)
List of LGBT-themed Speculative Fiction (Wikipedia) - I would add Commitment Hour by James Alan Gardner to the list on the site.

Here are some links to digitized public domain books.
African American Women Writers of the 19th Century
Project Gutenberg
Open Library

Baen Books Free Library - not public domain, but free to download

Have fun and enjoy many books this year coming up!  I hope to have the Ultimate Reading Challenge finished by the New Year and will post it then.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Reading Challenge for 2016

So, I failed my reading challenge for the last year miserably and have been thinking about next year's.  I could do the same one and win or I could go another route altogether.  I'm thinking the other route will win.  I've found a few reading lists on Goodreads that look intriguing.

Children's Introduction to Science Fiction  There are some on here that I never read.  Actually, quite a few.
Feminista's 100 Great 20th Century Works of Fiction by Women  Rather self-explanatory, I think.Sword and Laser Fantasy List  Just because.
There are also all the books by my indie publishing friends I need to get to.  So many options!

I also failed NaNoWriMo and figured I'd do it in January.  Or maybe just wait until Camp Nano.  Too much to think about this upcoming year.  I'll probably just mash everything together again!  Whee!!!