March is #Weirdathon!

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Yay, I’m finally back to blogging! And my lovely friend Deepika immediately informed me I should join the #weirdathon 😀 It’s such good timing, so I’m in.

Hosted by Julianne of Outlandish Lit, who I stalk on instagram, #weirdathon is about reading all those wonderfully weird books, the weirder the better.Happy blog anniversary btw, Julianne and thanks for such a great event!

Now for the fun part, here’s a list! Well, I tried, I’ve found myself wondering what was weird to me, how much that had changed during the last year thanks to reading more speculative fiction and of course, if I would ever really stick to my list. Here be weird:

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This Census-Taker by Chine Miéville

Now, no list of weird books can be complete without weirdfiction writer China Miéville! This one is a novella and one of his newest I think. It doesn’t sound as weird as his other stuff, but I’m sure it will be super weird anyway.

“After witnessing a profoundly traumatic event, a boy is left alone in a remote house on a hilltop with his increasingly deranged parent. When a stranger knocks on his door, the boy senses that his days of isolation are over—but by what authority does this man keep the meticulous records he carries? Is he the boy’s friend? His enemy? Or something altogether other?”

(goodreads)

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Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann

Glennkill, the original German title, is a mystery with a sheep detective. Yup you read that right! Also, I’m always down for a cozy mystery.

“On a hillside near the cozy Irish village of Glennkill, a flock of sheep gathers around their shepherd, George, whose body lies pinned to the ground with a spade. George has cared devotedly for the flock, even reading them books every night. Led by Miss Maple, the smartest sheep in Glennkill (and possibly the world), they set out to find George’s killer.”

(goodreads)

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The Liminal People by Ayize Jama-Everett

Now superhero/-powers stories like X-Men are weird, and weird to me. I haven’t really explored this genre much.  The Liminal People sounds brilliant and dark, though, and I  don’t want to stray too far from my reading people of color goal this year. Also, the book is available on Scribd.

“Taggert can heal and hurt with just a touch. When an ex calls for help, he risks the wrath of his enigmatic master to try and save her daughter. But when Taggert realizes the daughter has more power than even he can imagine, he has to wrestle with the very nature of his skills, not to mention unmanned and uncreated gods, in order keep the girl safe. In the end, Taggert will have to use more than his power, he has to delve into his heart and soul to survive.”

(goodreads)

Are you joining #weirdathon? Also, I’d love some recommendations for diverse weird fiction, let me know in the comments!

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10 thoughts on “March is #Weirdathon!

  1. Yay you’re back to blogging again! I’ve read exactly zero of the books you’ve listed, although the first two are on my tbr list. I haven’t heard of The Liminal People though, so you know where I’m off to now, to go check it out! Happy weirdathoning!

    1. Thanks, I missed it so much 🙂 I saw Liminal People on Nerds of Color who have the best taste, so even if it’s dark and weird, I’ll give it a try. Off to see your list!

  2. I am SO SO glad you are back. 😀 I hope everything went well with the thesis.

    I missed you sorely during BBAW. Now, I am super glad that you are in for Weirdathon.

    I trusted you come up with the quirky list, as ever. I love this list. Especially the first two. I cannot wait to hear your thoughts.

    And, welcome back! 🙂

    1. So happy to be back, I missed you! *hugs* Haha, hope so, too, but I am ready for a real world job now 🙂
      Argh yes, sad I missed BBAW. But at least I’m back in time for the weirdathon. Heh I feel like I have lots of research to do, to find more weird books 😀

  3. The Liminal People looks excellent! I have another book by that author on my TBR list, from a Tor.com review I think?, so hopefully he can become an author fave this year. I absolutely love stories about X-Men type characters with variable kinds of powers.

    1. I’m really enjoying The Liminal People so far. Excellent writing and it’s super gritty and dark, I think it’s definitely something for you, if you’re into superpower stories. lso, there’s apparently alrady a sequel 🙂

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