Bookish for life

Anthropology graduate, anglophile, social justice activist, chocoholic, traveler and book lover from the German-speaking part of Switzerland, currently working in the renewable energy sector. Books have been my passion since before I could read.


Considering using this as a replacement for my Goodreads account, where I've been keeping track of what I read (audiobooks included). You can find a record of the dead-tree books I own on LibraryThing. As of now I haven't imported those yet.

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N.K. Jemisin Another fantasy novel I picked up after seeing it recced on multiple points, including strong female characters, Characters of Color and non-normative sexuality. Needless to say, this woke high expectations in me - which I'm happy to say weren't disappointed.

The format took some getting used to, moving back and forth in time, but Yeine possesses a unique and strong voice, and Jemisin created a world and mythology that feels fresh and different from the usual fantasy fare.

I couldn't put the book down, staying up way too late to finish it, and can't wait to read the rest of the trilogy.