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Mini Book Reviews: Stars and Sorcery BOTM (Jan-Jun 2020) - Novels and Nebulas

Mini Book Reviews: Stars and Sorcery BOTM (Jan-Jun 2020)

This might be an unpopular opinion but I love reading and writing reviews quite a lot. Even though they don’t get as many views as other types of posts, I write them to share my thoughts and hopefully convince people to pick them up if I liked them. I run a monthly book club on Twitter called Stars and Sorcery, which focuses on reading sci-fi and fantasy books by authors of colour. Most of the books chosen as the Book of the Month (BOTM) for the club are backlist titles, so I don’t get to highlight them as much on my blog. Today, I decided to write mini reviews for each of the BOTMs of Stars and Sorcery between Jan-Jun 2020.

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10 Best Fantasy Book Covers (Jul-Dec 2020) - Reading List by Novels and Nebulas

10 Best Fantasy Book Covers (Jul-Dec 2020)

I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets a little click-happy when I see pretty covers. Today I bring to you all my aesthetically pleasing favourites hoping to persuade you into adding them to your TBRs as well. I put in a lot of research into picking books that I’ve not seen a lot of hype around. True to my style, they are all diverse books across middle grade, young adult and adult age ranges. Are you ready to discover these lesser-known titles with the best book covers coming out between Jul-Dec 2020?

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Top 10 Exciting SFF of July 2020 - Reading List by Novels and Nebulas

Top 10 Exciting SFF Releases of July 2020

The publishing industry and book community in general is going through a much-needed process of change right now and I’m feeling hopeful about a more inclusive future. That said, I want to play my part by hyping up as many diverse releases as possible in my monthly posts. July 7th seems to be a huge release day for SFF, with as many as 8/10 books on my list coming out that day. Most of the titles are YA but I’ve thrown in a couple of adult SFF and one middle grade novel. Get ready to loosen your purse strings for these amazing July 2020 SFF releases!

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Get to Know the Fantasy Reader Tag - Novels and Nebulas

Get to Know the Fantasy Reader Tag

Today is a special day for me and I stumbled upon the perfect blog post to showcase that. Bree Hill originally created this tag as the Get to Know the Romance Reader Tag, and Madi @ The Book Pusher adapted it for fantasy readers. I’ve played around with the order of questions, so check out this post by Sahi @ My World of Books for the original format. If you’ve read any of my blog posts, you would know that I’m a huge fan of fantasy books. I’ll be digging in a little deeper and talking about my fantasy origin story, favourite books and more, so let’s get started!

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Top 10 Exciting YA SFF of June 2020 - Reading List by Novels and Nebulas

Top 10 Exciting YA SFF Releases of June 2020

June, I hope, will be a month of change, action and learning from what’s going on right now. There are some amazing books coming out this month that I want to highlight, including few by Black authors. There are lots of fantasy books and some interesting genre-bending stories on the list this time. Please add these YA SFF books of June 2020 to your TBRs and give them your support!

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Top 5 Asian SFF Authors Who Inspire Me - Reading List by Novels and Nebulas

Top 5 Asian SFF Authors Who Inspire Me

May is celebrated as Asian-American and Pacific Islander History Month in the United States and I decided to take this opportunity to talk about some of my favourite Asian authors. After joining social media, my reading habits changed for the better as I started picking up more books by Asian authors. As an Asian myself, I realised that I connect to these stories on a deeper level, which has truly changed my life. Today I wanted to shine the spotlight on some of the wonderful Asian SFF authors who I look up to. I have only included men and non-binary persons in this list as I already listed my 10 favourite Asian women authors for my International Women’s Day special blog post. With that preamble out of the way, let me introduce you to my favourites.

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Top 10 Exciting SFF of May 2020 - Reading List by Novels and Nebulas

Top 10 Exciting SFF Releases of May 2020

Despite everything that’s going on, I still find joy in discussing new releases and I’m really looking forward to the ones on my list. Many amazing books have had their release dates postponed because of the pandemic and I included middle grade, YA and adult books in this post. There’s a good mix of sci-fi, epic fantasy and contemporaries with a touch of magic, so you may perhaps find your next favourite book in here. Are you ready to check out these brand new May 2020 SFF releases?

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