Rooms by Lauren Oliver | Books Worth Reading

Here’s an autumnal book for you! I review the haunted house story Rooms by Lauren Oliver on my book review blog, Books Worth Reading.

Book review: Three Themed Anthologies

th_8d08406c8df1fa0ceb5e75df46389a5a_1357693050Brave_New_Worlds_2ndEdI review three anthologies edited by John Joseph Adams on my book review website, Books Worth Reading. Have you been wanting to try a new genre: dystopia, post-apocalypse, or multiverse? A well-edited anthology can be a great introduction to a genre as well as a good way to discover new writers.

New book in my virtual library: After Alice by Gregory Maguire

I just read and reviewed Gregory Maguire’s new book, After Alice, a retelling of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. (Beautiful cover, isn’t it?) Read the review in my virtual library.


Review of The People in the Trees

I posted a review of The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara on my book review blog, Books Worth Reading. This is a dark book that really sticks with you.


New book in my virtual library–the latest novel by Salman Rushdie

Newly added to my virtual library is a review of Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Days, a new magical realism novel by Salman Rushdie.


Recommended Reading: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

I’m reposting some of my favorite book reviews on my blog Books Worth Reading. This week, I’m recommending the science fiction classic Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.

Recommended Reading: What Makes This Book So Great

What Makes This Book So Great is a compendium of blog posts about Jo Walton’s rereads of books, not necessarily all science fiction and fantasy. These are blog posts originally published on, so they are short, breezy, and quick to read. Walton is such a prodigious reader, averaging a book or more a day (I wonder that she finds time to write!). She shares many interesting insights into the whole act of reading, as well as the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Particularly enlightening for me was the idea that people who grow up reading science fiction and fantasy have internalized over time the special rules of the genre, while primarily mainstream writers may feel at sea when they try these genres; the flip side is authors who try writing genre who haven’t read a lot of it, and fail miserably. All of this content is available free online if you want to hunt it down, but it’s handy to have it in book form, and it’s of special interest to anyone who loves reading, whatever they may read. She’s certainly convinced me that rereading your favorites (and not-so-favorites) is worthwhile.


Some of my favorites you can read now: SF Reading ProtocolsThe Suck Fairy; Gulp or Sip; on cosy catastropheson Gaudy Nighton Middlemarch.