July Reads

I suppose there's no such a thing as too many books, or, at the very least, it's a good problem to have. I have a hearty number of advanced reader copies to get through, thanks to NetGalley, as well a number of recent purchases (which you can read about here and here). I'm currently reading Lucas Bale's The Heretic, the first in an ambitious sci-fi series. I'm about a third of the way in and so far, so good. It officially releases tomorrow, Monday, July 7, and can be had for only 99 cents. Good deal! And be sure to keep an eye out for Lucas when he drops by the blog this Wednesday.

Once I wrap up my read-through of that, it'll be on to the following (possibly in this order, even):


So, I'll have my hands full for a bit, book wise.

I don't think I can even properly express how damn excited I am to dig into Lauren Beukes new one. While I'm looking forward to reading all of these, obviously, Beukes' previous outing, The Shining Girls, was a standout read last year and one of my favorites. I've since added Moxyland and Zoo City to my digital TBR pile on the strength of that single title alone. And to have her latest book set in nearby Detroit is an added bonus. I'm really curious to see her rendition and perspective on The Motor City.

I also really enjoyed Wendig's previous outing in, and opener to, The Heartland Trilogy. More Chuck Wendig is always a good thing, in my book. I think he has one or two more releases in addition to Blightborn coming out this year, as well, so even more stuff to look forward to!

What are you reading currently, or have on the docket for this month?

Michael Patrick Hicks

Michael Patrick Hicks is the author of the science fiction novels Convergence, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarter-Finalist, and Emergence. His work has appeared in several anthologies, and he has written for the websites Graphic Novel Reporter and Audiobook Reviewer. In between compulsively buying books and adding titles that he does not have time for to his Netflix queue, he is hard at work on his next story.

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