This month in the mine shaft: June

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  • Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari ★★★★☆
  • Rework by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson ★★★★☆
  • Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale ★★★★☆
  • Minority Report and Other Stories by Philip K. Dick ★★★★☆
  • And Then You’re Dead by Cody Cassidy, Paul Doherty ★★★☆☆
  • Discontent and Its Civilizations by Mohsin Hamid ★★★☆☆
  • Waking Up White by Debby Irving ★★★☆☆
  • You Don’t Look Your Age: And Other Fairy Tales by Sheila Nevins ★★★☆☆
  • The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes ★★★☆☆
  • Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler ★★☆☆☆
  • Radio Shangri-la by Lisa Napoli ★☆☆☆☆

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This month in the mine shaft: May

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  • Embassytown by China Miéville ★★★★★
  • The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan ★★★★☆
  • The City & the City by China Miéville ★★★★☆
  • Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay ★★★☆☆
  • Beauty and the Clockwork Beast by Nancy Campbell Allen ★★★☆☆
  • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk ★★★☆☆
  • The Integral Trees by Larry Niven ★★☆☆☆
  • Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold ★★☆☆☆
  • The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle ★★☆☆☆

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This month in the mine shaft: April

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  • Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold ★★★★★
  • Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold ★★★★★
  • Komarr by Lois McMaster Bujold ★★★★★
  • Diplomatic Immunity by Lois McMaster Bujold ★★★★★
  • Infomocracy by Malka Ann Older ★★★★☆
  • A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold ★★★★☆
  • Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson ★★★☆☆
  • Hexbreaker by Jordan L. Hawk ★★★☆☆
  • The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher ★★★☆☆
  • Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold ★★★☆☆
  • Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold ★★★☆☆
  • Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson ★★☆☆☆
  • The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis ★★☆☆☆

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This month in the mine shaft: March

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  • The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston ★★★★☆
  • I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong ★★★★☆
  • Brimstone by Cherie Priest ★★★★☆
  • Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes ★★★☆☆
  • Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight ★★★☆☆
  • Wanted and Wired by Vivien Jackson ★★★☆☆
  • Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett ★★★☆☆
  • Stolen Ink by Holly Evans ★★★☆☆
  • Wanted and Wired by Vivien Jackson ★★★☆☆
  • The Company We Keep by Robert B. Baer, Dayna Baer ★★☆☆☆
  • Drop the Ball by Tiffany Dufu ★★☆☆☆

 

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This month in the mine shaft: February

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  • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ★★★★★
  • Komarr by Lois McMaster Bujold ★★★★☆
  • Brothers in Arms by Lois McMaster Bujold ★★★★☆
  • Infomocracy by Malka Ann Older ★★★★☆
  • The Kingdom of Speech by Tom Wolfe ★★★★☆
  • Shadow’s Son by Jon Sprunk ★★★☆☆
  • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk ★★★☆☆
  • Redshirts by John Scalzi ★★★☆☆
  • Sweet Silver Blues by Glen Cook ★★★☆☆
  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer ★★★☆☆
  • Urban Shaman by C.E. Murphy ★★☆☆☆
  • You Can’t Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson ★★☆☆☆

 

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Brbrothersruinother’s Ruin by Emma Newman

I wasn’t a fan of Charlotte Holmes, lady detective in A Study of Scarlet Women, but maybe I’ll have better luck with Emma Newman’s Charlotte Gunn.

It’s alt history with heroine Charlotte, who has to follow her brother to the magic academy to pretend to be his assistant and  help him fake his nonexistent powers…and there’s a sinister Doctor Ledbetter whose sinister plotting Charlotte must foil.

Sounds good so far, right? Let’s see what happens. Continue reading

This month in the mine shaft: January

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  • The Warrior’s Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold ★★★★★
  • The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold ★★★★★
  • The Falling Woman by Pat Murphy ★★★★☆
  • Binti by Nnedi Okorafor ★★★★☆
  • Hunger Makes the Wolf by Alex Wells ★★★★☆
  • Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick ★★★★☆
  • I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley ★★★★☆
  • The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben ★★★★☆
  • Penric and the Shaman by Lois McMaster Bujold ★★★★☆
  • Trickster by Jeff Somers ★★★★☆
  • Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal ★★★☆☆
  • Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham ★★★☆☆
  • Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling ★★★☆☆
  • I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi ★★★☆☆
  • Shade Chaser by Clara Coulson ★★★☆☆
  • Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern ★★☆☆☆

 

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