First let's talk about RITA -- take a look at the complete list of the finalists at Wendy's blog, The Misadventures of Super Librarian, it's rather extensive. Out of that list, I read a total of 9 books, and have 1 in my TBR. ONE! The rest of the books in that list are not even in my radar!
Books read & reviewed: (click on titles to read reviews)
Contemporary Single Title Romance:
Slow Dancing on Price's Pier by Lisa Dale
Summer at Seaside Cove by Jacquie D’Alessandro*
The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne
The Many Sins of Lord Cameron by Jennifer Ashley
Scandalous Desires by Elizabeth Hoyt*
Silk Is for Seduction by Loretta Chase*
Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh
Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison
"Angel's Wolf" by Nalini Singh in Angels of Darkness
Book in my TBR Pile:
Unveiled by Courtney Milan
*All the above books were great reads for me. However, Scandalous Desires by Elizabeth Hoyt and Silk is for Seduction by Loretta Chase made it to my 2011 Favorite Books list, and Summer at Seaside Cove by Jacquie D'Alessandro was a favorite and an Honorable Mention. And I'm particularly happy for favorite author Lisa Dale! Congratulations and good luck to all!
Have you read many of these books? If so, which books do you recommend?
Going on to the LAMBDA Literary Awards! Take a look at the complete list at the Lambda Literary Review Blog. When we talk Lammies my percentage is even lower. There's a good reason for that as the Lammies include some sub-genres that I have yet to explore -- but dang! However, although I didn't read most of the books on that list (many of my favorites didn't make it to the finals), it makes me feel better that a couple of my favorite reads made the final cut, and I already had a few on my TBR. :)
Books Read and/or reviewed:
LGBT-SF/F/H: The German by Lee Thomas*
Bisexual Non-Fiction: The Horizontal Poet by Jan Steckel
Gay Erotica: History's Passion: Stories of Sex Before Stonewall Richard Labonté
Books in my TBR Pile:
Gay Fiction: Leche, by R. Zamora Linmark
Gay Fiction: The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov by Paul Russell
LGBT-SF/F/H & Bisexual Fiction: Triptych by J.M. Frey
*The German by Lee Thomas made it to my overall 2011 Favorite Books list and my LGBT 2011: Favorite Books and Authors list. Congratulations and good luck to Lee Thomas and Jan Steckel whose books brought me hours of enjoyment!
Have you read any of the books on this list? If so, which books do you recommend?
The Hugo Award nominees won't be announced until April 7, 2012. However, I can tell you that I read two excellent science fiction novels last year that are worthy of a nomination and both could make the cut:
Possible Finalists - Books Read:
Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey
Embassytown by China Miéville
Possible Nominees - Books in TBR: (Must reads)
Grail (Jacob's Ladder Book #3) by Elizabeth Bear
Vortex by Robert Charles Wilson
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for James S.A. Corey and China Miéville!
Congratulations to all the finalists!