Reread a BSFG Meeting Summary

What we talked about 🙂

  • “An Absoluteley Remarkable Thing” by Hank Green: “did not feel science fiction-y”, contemporary, YA-ish, really cool
  • “Rule of Wolves” by Leigh Bardugo: “cannot for the life of me finish it”, other person also did not really like it, especially the ending
  • “Good Omens” by Pratchett / Gaiman: “I really liked it, it’s hilarious”, really similar to “Hitchhiker’s Guide”
  • “The Daughter of Doctor Moreau” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: retelling of H.G. Well’s “Island”, interesting take, Mexico & politics important and interesting, major plottwist predictable but entertaining, romance-vibes
  • “Ninth House” by Leigh Bardugo: so much trauma, dark academia, too dark, Yale part confusing for non-Yale people

Other books we talked about:

  • “Dante and Aristotle discover the Secrets of the Universe”: really sweet friendship to romance; “they’re so precious”; sequel also enjoyable, better than part one according to one person
  • “Atlas Six” not a recommendation: characters unlikeable, predictable, bit like “The Secret History” (Tartt) but failed to create characters that you cared for
  • “Babel” by Kuang: Oxford dark academia, none of us had read it yet, but we’re interested
  • “Anxious People” by Fredrik Backmann: funny, bankrobbery gone wrong, also a Netflix show, mental health issues, “most surprising read this far”
  • “The Anthropocene Reviewed” by John Green: non-fiction, touching, wonderful audiobook read by John himself
  • “Carrie Soto Is Back” by Taylor Jenkins Reid: entertaining about a professional tennis player, “I just liked a book about tennis, what is going on”, well written, brandnew
  • “Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” + other Reid novels: wonderful
  • “Daisy Jones and the Six” audiobook can be recommended
  • “Coraline” by Neil Gaiman: “I loved the movie and wanted to read the book”, creepy enough for scaring kids, delightful, fun

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