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Book Chat #74 – Books By Becky Chambers and Jessie Mihalik

It's been a long time since I had a Book Chat on the blog, and I wish I had a good reason for it except to say that I've been writing a lot… which is always a good thing. Sometimes I will look at words ALL DAY and then the evening will come around and I will think, “What are words anyway?” Lol. I get overwhelmed and then I don't read at all. It happens. But I have two books I've read recently that I loved!

A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

This novella took me two months to read, and not because it's horrible. It was fantastic. I love Becky Chambers and her quiet science fiction. It speaks to me on a fundamental level. But I was reading it at the time I was writing two books, and some days I just didn't have the energy to pick up a book to read. No matter. Each time I opened it, I was right back in the story like I hadn't taken a break at all. If I told you that this is a story of a tea monk traveling the wilderness with a robot, I'm not sure what you would think. But that's what this is. I hope Becky Chambers sets more stories in this world someday. I would love to see how the society ended up this way.

Hunt the Stars by Jessie Mihalik

I started reading this book right as I finished Myra's Big Mistake, so I had plenty of time to read and enjoy a good story that wasn't my own. I love Jessie Mihalik's books. If you enjoy my books, you'll love hers. This was definitely space opera romance, heavy on plot with feelings, a fun and interesting crew, a cool universe that I wanted to know more about. The enemies-to-lovers plot was believable and smoking hot. I didn't see any of the twists coming. All around a stellar book, and I've already pre-ordered the next in the series. The story set up for quite the next adventure while still wrapping up the mission from the first book. I love that. I can't wait to see what happens next!

P.S. I'm trying new formats for my collage images on the website, ones that'll look better on Instagram. Hopefully this works out!