Current Book List

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”― William Styron

2021 Reading List for Chimera Readers

We post the books we will be reading in bulk order so those that do not read as fast as our core readers can join in with us when we discuss the book.

Humor
12/30 Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs – Molly Harper – 389 pages
1/6 The Last Temptations of Iago Wick by Jennifer Rainey 222 pages
1/13 Will Save the Galaxy For Food, by Yahtzhee Croshaw – 291 pages
1/20 Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons – 256 pages

Children’s Book
1/27 The Silver Arrow – Lev Grossman – 273 pages
2/3 The Box of Delights (Kay Harker) – John Masefield – 314 pages
2/10 Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians – Brandon Sanderson – 328 pages
2/17 Ikenga – Nnedi Okorafor – 235 pages
2/24 Silverwing -Kenneth Oppel – 228 pages

Space Opera/Magic
3/3 Space Opera #1 – Catherynne Valente – 243 pages
3/10 Ascension: A Tangled Axon Novel – Jacqueline Koyanagi – 215 pages
3/24 Dawn (The Xenogenesis Trilogy, Book 1) – Octavia Butler – 310 pages
4/7 Heir to the Empire – Timothy Zahn – 434 pages
4/21 Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire by Delilah S. Dawson – 400 pages

Set in South America
4/28 Lost & Waiting – Amanda Read – 347 pages
5/12 The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende – 498 pages
5/19 Woven in Moonlight – Isabel Ibañez – 387 page
6/02 City of the Beasts-Isabel Allende-406 pages
6/09 100 Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez – 417 pages

Cyberpunk
7/14 Ready Player Two – Ernest Cline – 367 pages
7/21 Want – Cindy Pon – 337 pages
7/28 Autonomous – Annalee Newitz – 304 pages
8/4 Quantum Beginnings: A Near – Future CyberPunk Thriller – Joe Kuster – 311 pages

Free Pick
8/11 Influx – Daniel Suarez – 417 pages
8/18 The City We Became – NK Jemisin – 449 pages
9/1 FireKeepers Daughter – Angeline Bullet – 496 pages
9/15 The Once and Future Witches – Alix E. Harrow – 528 pages

Fall Funnies
10/13 The 5th Gender – Gail Carriger – 223 pages
10/20 A Blade so Black – LL McKinney – 374 pages
11/3 This Quest is Bullshit! – J. P. Valentine – 408 pages

Dark Fantasy
11/10 Kingdom of Souls – Rena Barron – 487 pages
11/24 The Unbroken – C.L. Clarke – 545 pages
12/1 Chronomancer and the Time God: Death of a Paradise – James Meadows – 218 pages

Mad Libs
12/8 A Song of Wraiths and Ruin – Roseann Brown – 475 pages
12/15 A Master of Djinn – P. Djeli Clark – 392 page (Secret Santa)
12/22 A Game of Villains – Anton Emelianov – 417

Fantasy Romance
12/29 The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea – Maggie Tokuda-Hall – 417 pages
1/5 The Best Kind of Magic by Crystal Cestari – 335 pages


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High Fantasy
Before 2000
Black Male Lead

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