Irene’s recommendations

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BOOKS THAT TRANSPORT YOU TO OTHER WORLDS AND TIMES


 

A Closed and Common Orbit
by Becky Chambers

 

To Be Taught, If Fortunate
by Becky Chambers

 

Stories of Your Life and Others
by Ted Chiang

 

The Traitor Baru Cormorant
by Seth Dickinson

 

This Is How You Lose the Time War
by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

 

The Mercies
by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

 

The Fifth Season
by N. K. Jemisin

 

Ancillary Justice
by Ann Leckie

 

Provenance
by Ann Leckie

 

Ninefox Gambit
by Yoon Ha Lee

 

Her Body and Other Parties: Stories
by Carmen Maria Machado

 

Circe
by Madeline Miller

 

Gideon the Ninth
by Tamsyn Muir

 

The Deep
by Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson & Jonathan Snipes

 

An Unkindness of Ghosts
by Rivers Solomon

 

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
by Olga Tokarczuk

 


BOOKS THAT ENCOURAGE YOU TO MARVEL AT NATURE


 

Thus Spoke the Plant: A Remarkable Journey of Groundbreaking Scientific Discoveries and Personal Encounters with Plants
by Monica Gagliano & Suzanne Simard

 

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
by Robin Wall Kimmerer

 

Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses
by Robin Wall Kimmerer

 

H Is for Hawk
by Helen Macdonald

 

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
by Sy Montgomery

 


BOOKS THAT INDUCE LAUGHTER


 

Wow, No Thank You. Essays
by Samantha Irby

 

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. Essays
by Samantha Irby