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Fangirl Happy Hour, Episode #117 — The Year of Nut Butter

It’s Tuesday! We indulge in several list-making adventures to discuss recent reading and books we’re looking forward to in the first quarter of the year, have an intense discussion about “Ironheart” by Jonathan Maberry, and return to Ms. Marvel for the eighth volume, Mecca. Plus, what we’re obsessing over.

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What We’re Reading; 02:09

Ana: The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi, Death in the Spotlight by Robin Stevens, Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann

Renay: Court of Fives, Poisoned Blade, & Buried Heart by Kate Elliott, The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells, To Be Known by enjambament

Anticipated Q1 Books; 07:11

Ana: The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson, We Set the Dark on Fire, The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley, The Return of the Thief by Megan Whalen Turner, The True Queen by Zen Cho

Renay: Any Old Diamonds by K.J. Charles, The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders, The Fever King by Victoria Lee, The Shadow Glass by Rin Chupeco, The Women’s War by Jenna Glass

The many other books dropping between January and March (with disclaimers that some dates may change due to Publishing):
The Girl King by Mimi Yu
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Undying by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Internment by Samira Ahmed
Cast in Oblivion by Michele Sagara
Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark
The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker
The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons
White Stag by Kara Barbieri
The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty
Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie
Ancestral Night by Elizabeth Bear
The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson
A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
The Deepest Blue by Sarah Beth Durst
The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton
Do You Dream of Terra-Two by Temi Oh
The Last 8 by Laura Pohl
The Rosewater Insurrection by Tade Thompson
New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color edited by Nisi Shawl
Once & Future by Cori McCarthy & Amy Rose Capetta
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

Robots vs Fairies #6; 17:50

“Ironheart” by Jonathan Maberry
A change of heart: Mid-South teen kept alive with artificial heart

Ms. Marvel Vol. 8; 27:00

The missing – consequences of Trump’s immigration crackdown
There’s election fraud in North Carolina.

Obsessed; 33:46
Tyne Cheases
What IS Nut Cheese, Exactly, and Can’t We Call It Something Else?
Super Mario Odyssey
Mass Effect: Andromeda
Horizon: Zero Dawn
The Last of Us + sequel teaser.
Sailor Moon Drops

❤️ Ana & Renay

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