The past few months have seen little of me on the site, and for that I’ll say “mianhae.” But the truth is, it’s not because I’ve been in a viewing slump (just the opposite), or because I’m not interested in our drama world (again, couldn’t be further from the truth), but because I’ve been more interested in reading than writing. In fact, I’ve been doing a lot of reading, especially since my decision to officially retire from the workaday world of Instructional Design this spring!
That means that, in addition to my nighttime forays into delights such as WWW: Search and Rookie Historian: Goo Hae Ryung (and the reality show The Barber of Seville) to name just a few of the titles I’m currently juggling, I’m enjoying a pretty darn nice summer on my back porch reading something fun. A lot of these are from Asian authors, so they fit in nicely with #kdrama, #cdrama, and #jdrama vibes, and in fact many of them would make really good foundations for serialization. One of them is actually in production and will air in 2020 on Netflix, so keep your eyes peeled for The Ghost Bride, by Yangsze Choo.
In case you’re wondering what some of the other titles are, here’s a selection of the most recent ones — mostly in the YA and Fantasy genres (the mysteries and biographies are not listed) — and I highly recommend Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik in the audiobook format.
- Uprooted + Spinning Silver, by @naominovik
- The Bird and the Blade, by @meganbannen
- Descendant of the Crane, Joan He
- An Ember In the Ashes, by @sabaatahir
- Shadow of the Fox + Soul of the Sword, by @jkagawa
- The Invisible Library, by @genevievecogman
- Spin the Dawn, by @lizlim
- The Magic of Unkindness, by @dalekevan
- The Witches of New York, by @sideshowami
- Nevernight + Godsgrave, by @misterkristoff
- Sorcery of Thorns, by @marrogerson
- The Poppy War, by @kuangrf
- The Night Tiger + The Ghost Bride, by @yangszechoo