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Box of Bones #1, by John Jennings, Ayize Jama-Everett

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dark reflective tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

5.0


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Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager, by Michael Lopp

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I read this book back when it first came out and thought it was great at the time. But revisiting it now (2nd edition), I can't get through it. Are there still some gems of advice? Maybe. But it's hard to get past the antagonistic tone and underlying sexism (all engineers and engineering managers use he/him pronouns, I guess?) that popped up immediately for me. I'd rather spend my time on something more worthwhile.
Binti, by Nnedi Okorafor

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adventurous hopeful tense fast-paced

5.0

You Better Be Lightning, by Andrea Gibson

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emotional hopeful inspiring reflective sad fast-paced

5.0

The Passing Playbook, by Isaac Fitzsimons

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emotional hopeful inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

5.0

The Prophets, by Robert Jones Jr.

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challenging dark emotional slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

The Witch King, by H.E. Edgmon

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5


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