What I’m Reading Now

This page will be updated every few weeks to months as I read new books.  I’ll be sure to briefly note how I felt about the book, whether or not I do a full review in the blog.

My primary reading genres are Fantasy first and Sci-fi second.  I do make the occasional foray into other categories.

Please be aware that medical school has made me a slow reader!  I believe in my heart that great writers are great readers, but time commitments are what they are.  I’m doing my best.

 

What I’m Reading Now

the-lies-of-locke-lamora-USRight now I’m reading The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch.

I actually started reading this book a few months ago when I was in the middle of a very difficult medical school rotation.  I was not able to get into it.

I suspect those feelings had more to do with the overwhelming time commitments of the rotation I was on, as opposed to Mr. Lynch’s writing.

The Lies of Locke Lamora is generally considered to be in the “canon” of modern fantasy books, and I’m excited to get going on this one and the rest of the Gentleman Bastards series.

 

What I’ll Read Soon

515zOsxnpQL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_My priority after The Lies of Locke Lamora will be to finish off the rest of the Gentleman Bastards series, assuming I enjoy it this time around.

My next target is The Black Prism, the first book of the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks.

The Black Prism looks like a solid choice, with a 4.2/5 Goodreads rating, and a 4.4/5 Amazon rating.

This book comes from a recommendation from someone on Fantasy Faction.  If you’re into fantasy, you should definitely check out the forums!

 

What I Read Recently

413pUHxSSML._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_I recently finished the first three (and only three published) books in The Legend of ZERO series by Sarah King.  Ms. King is an independent writer and self-publisher, so I’m thrilled to be able to support her work.

I may get around to doing a longer review at some point, but I’ll be brief here.

I thought the first book, Forging Zero was fantastic, and I’d recommend it to anyone who likes science fiction.  The second book, Zero Recall was also strong and enjoyable.

I have mixed feelings about the third book, Zero’s Return.  Without spoiling anything, I’ll say I thought it stepped away from the series’ traditional strengths.  I also didn’t like the fact that it ended on a cliffhanger, where the previous two books were self contained stories.  I am, however, willing to see where this goes, and I’ll be picking up the fourth book when it comes out.

 

What About You?

Do you have any comments about any of the books above?  Are you reading or have you read anything that’s worth looking into?

Drop me a line in the comments below or via the Contact form.

 

Chris