2021 Books

2021 Reading List for Chimera Readers

“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

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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