Books

19 books read in 2022
Reading is one of my favourite hobbies! In the past couple of years I've picked up the habit of writing a review after each book that I read, so I've compiled them all here (thanks to Oku's API).

Recent reviews

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How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu

This was a really surreal take on a pandemic that wipes out a good portion of the Earth. One example being that they decided to build rollercoasters that would euthanize sick kids that were strapped in without them realising (?!) The first half was pretty depressing because it was just death, death and more death but the second half felt a bit mor

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Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

A book about a team reintroducing wolves back into Scotland to help restore the ecosystem. It's fiction, but does take real-life inspiration from how wolves were successfully reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park. The story comes with a side of romance and murder mystery which is not quite as compelling as the wolves, though.

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A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

Yet another comfy read from Becky Chambers. Pity it is only a novella - is it quite short. This was my first time reading solarpunk and I want to read more of it!

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Reading in Japanese

86―エイティシックス―Ep.7 ―ミスト―…
I've also started reading books in Japanese to try and improve my reading skills. The most recent one I've read is 86―エイティシックス―Ep.7 ―ミスト―…. Usually I stick with light novels, since they're quite short and easy to read, and often have an anime adaptation which I've already watched. I'm not quite comfortable enough in Japanese yet to write reviews in it, but maybe one day!
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