What’s On My Plate – July 2015 – It’s COMIC CON MONTH!

On My Plate

Please tell me this year is not HALF OVER already… Well, get ready for a book-heavy second half, because my TBR pile is screaming in protest! Seriously, July is an epic month for speculative fiction, and I’m not sure how I’ll fit all these books into my schedule. And looking ahead to August, it’s just as bad. There are so many awesome books coming out in the next few months:-D

But the best part of July for me is that San Diego Comic Con is finally here! I bought my tickets back in November last year, and it’s been quite a long wait. My daughter and I leave a week from today, so stay tuned for a recap later in the month.

In the meantime, I still have this blog to run, and boy do I have lots of books on my plate this month. Here’s what I hope to read, review and discuss this month:

For review:

Armada by Ernest Cline. I’ve already read this, but I won’t be posting my review until July 14. Don’t forget to stop by and see what I thought of this very hyped book. (Hint: I loved it!)

Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor. I’m reading this right now, and coincidentally, it’s another alien invasion story.

The Chart of Tomorrows by Chris Willrich. The final book in Willrich’s trilogy is sure to be good. I love this series, and I’m looking forward to the quieter, more introspective pace I’ve come to expect from his books.

The Unnoticeables by Robert Brockway. Yes it has a creepy cover, and no, I can’t really make heads or tails of the plot, but that won’t keep me from being excited about reading it:-D

Splintered by Jamie Schultz. I’m ready for more of Jamie’s protagonist Karyn and her ability to see the future.

Time Salvager by Wesley Chu. Chu will be at Comic Con, and you can bet I’ll be in line to get a signed copy of Time Salvager, but in the meantime I have a digital copy that I may try to read first.

The Fifth House of the Heart by Ben Tripp. I actually met Tripp at Comic Con last year, and I don’t know if he’s coming this year or not. I met him at the Tor Booth and this book is being published by Gallery Books. We’ll see…

For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher by Jason Sizemore. I love Apex Books, and I’m so curious to see how Jason started his company.

Solomon’s Arrow by J. Dalton Jennings. I received this unsolicited from Talos Press, but I’m going to try to squeeze it in this month. It’s a “generation ship” story, which tend to be hit or miss for me, but I am curious about it.

The Gods of Laki by Chris Angus. This story sounds like fun, just read the Goodreads description!

Darkness Brutal by Rachel A. Marks. This urban fantasy looks pretty good, and I’m looking forward to trying out a new author.

July events:

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San Diego Comic Con is early this year, July 8-12, which is next week! Check back here this Friday, when I give you the rundown on the things I’m looking forward to doing this year.

Author events:

Darkhaven blog tour: I’ll be interviewing author A.F.E. Smith, and she’s got a cool Darkhaven prize pack giveaway. Stop by on July 8th!

Cash Crash Jubilee: Interview with author Eli K.P. William. I really loved this crazy-ass vision of the future, and I’ll be sharing my interview with him on July 6th.

As always, I’ll have my book review giveaway, starting on July 15 or 16, where I’ll be giving away one of the books I reviewed in June. And, because I like to surprise myself sometimes, expect more things to pop up that aren’t on this list!

What are you up to this month?

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Posted July 1, 2015 by Tammy in What's On My Plate / 16 Comments

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16 responses to “What’s On My Plate – July 2015 – It’s COMIC CON MONTH!

    • Tammy

      I”m really enjoying it. Her storytelling style is quite different from what I normally read, and the story is REALLY strange, but I’m all about strange, so it’s a nice change of pace.

  1. Have a blast at Comic Con!! I’d love to go to the Boston version sometime, since it’s the closest one to where I live. This year isn’t doable (I think it’s the same weekend I’m going to Writer’s Digest in NYC), but maybe in another year or two.

    • Tammy

      Thanks Mogsy! Eli is pretty interesting, especially because he actually lives in Tokyo.

    • Tammy

      Ha ha, I think I will leave the dressing up to my 15 year old daughter! The most I do is wear geeky t-shirts. I just want to be comfortable, because it gets really hot inside with so many people.

  2. It is crazy how rapidly this year is passing by. I don’t see how I’m going to get to all the books I would like to read this month, let alone the remaining 6 months!

    I plan on starting Time Salvager tonight, it looks so good. And cannot wait to read (listen to) Armada. I’m first in line for the audio at the library. I listened to Ready Player One, and want to experience Armada the same way.
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    • Tammy

      I think Time Salvager will be my next book. I’ve heard other bloggers say that Ready Player One was a really good audio listen, I’d love to try that some time!