Hugo Nominees 2018 TBR

So in my last post, I talked about the Hugo nominated books that I had already read, even before the nominations were announced. This post is going to be about the books that I plan to read. I am not interested in reading all the books that were nominated, but still interested in reading some of them.
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Hugo Award 2018 Nominees Read

I am attending WorldCon and Hugo awards ceremony this year. Yay! This will be the first time and (might be) the last time that I will get a chance to visit. It is happening in San Jose this time and I am way too excited about the prospects of meeting some of my favorite science fiction and fantasy authors at the WorldCon convention. I recently met Brian McClellan(of Powder Mage series) at the Comic Con convention and got his autograph on one of his books. I am hoping that I will be able to meet many more authors like him in WorldCon this year.
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March 2018 Wrap Up

March was not a good reading month since I hardly read any novels. I spent most of my time reading manga and comics. Life was really hectic and my brain did not have the power to process 600 page novels, which is why I chose the easy route of picking comics which can be read in couple of hours without spending much energy.
I read a total of 9 things in March, out of which one was a 600 paged tome and one was a novella. Rest of them were all comics and manga. I borrowed two books from the library and rest were books that I already owned. Some of these I got during my visit to Kinokuniya bookstore.
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Doomsday Book – Review

Connie Willis is one of the Grand Masters of science fiction and I always wanted to read her books. She is like a Queen of Time Travel with 4 Hugo winning novels based on Time Travel. I love Time Travel stories so I had to check out her books. The first book in her Oxford Time Travel series is Doomsday Book. I had read a short story by this author and it was amazing so I had high expectations going into this book and I still loved it.

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Kinokuniya Bookstore Visit

This is the second post in my series of posts on bookstores. Link to my previous bookstore visit post.

I first came to know about Kinokuniya bookstore when I enquired about Death Note funko pops at a Japanese store in a local mall. The shopkeeper asked me to check in the Kinokuniya bookstore. I visited a small local branch of this bookstore in South Bay which is inside a Japanese super market but I wasn’t that impressed with the manga collection there. Recently, during a visit to San Francisco, I checked their San Francisco branch and it was amazing.

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Gillian Flynn’s Books

I am finally done reading all books written by Gillian Flynn so I thought I will briefly talk about her books. She has written 3 novels and one short story. All these four belong to psychological thriller genre. Before reading her books, I did not even know that this genre existed. I had read sci-fi thrillers and crime thrillers with detectives. But I had not read a dark and twisted novel with immoral characters like the ones in her novels. She is amazing at portraying the dark side of her female characters. She is one of my most favorite authors and one of her books is an all time favorite book of mine.

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