Seems I have missed an update on books I’ve read recently.
Among Others by Jo Walton is an amazing fantasy book that walks the line of what is real and what is imagined combined with a story of a loss, reading sci-fi books(!) and becoming your own person. One of my all time favourites now that I will recommend to anyone willing to listen to my recommendations.
Simultaneously went through an audiobook I had in my library but not read before: Catastrophe 1914 by Max Hastings. More than ok book about first few months of World War I. If you only read one book about this time period, go with Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman.
After Among Others I picked up Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. Book is well worth its reputation. Very interesting premise, very interesting deep dive into a mind of a collective personality that gets ripped apart.
Next up: reading about Ann Leckie I was pointed out that Ancillary trilogy is similar to Culture series by Iain M. Banks, which is another unexplainable hole in my sci-fi knowledge. I picked up “Consider Plebas” both as a Kindle book and an audio book. Planning to read Banks, le Guin, and some of the Dune universe books over the summer.