So far I've read only two books this month:
There are a few things I did not like - so for example the barrage of misogynistic language whenever insults were needed. It always suprises me a bit when authors try to create a society that has definite aspects of gender equality and is more open about sexuality and sex... and then proceed to use gendered, slut shaming insults when strong language is required. You'd think that such an inclusive society would not have developed these concepts and as consequence would not have this kind of language? I wish more authors would realise the correlation between language and society.
I heard that the following books that were published not long ago after a pretty long hiatus from the author are not as good, so I'm in no hurry to pick them up. Maybe one day.
And reading now:
" 'The red cartridge ran out last week,' said Tommo. 'We expect the yellow to dry out any day now, and you know what that means.'
'Right,' I said, seeing the problem instantly, 'blue grass. That's rotten - no village should be without a Colour Garden.' "
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde