1) I read a lot.
2) I read for fun.
3) I refuse to apologize for my taste in books. I likes what I likes.
His Majesty's Dragon (Novik): Good, but an increasingly annoying lack of women. If dragons talk why only two female characters?
Hunter (Lackey): So good I wondered if someone else had written it.
Bone Doll's Twin (Flewelling): So much creepy violence toward children, I returned it with prejudice and am never reading it.
Exit Strategy (Armstrong): Terrible. Beyond words. Did not finish. Stick to werewolves, lady.
Lust Over Pendle: Surprisingly Not Bad HP fanfic. Sequel is a mystery. Not too violent, explicit, or boring.
HPMOR: I liked it, but I dislike 'rationalist communities' for being as pratty as (some/most) vegans. (Don't read any of EY's nonfiction, is what I'm saying.)
Glass Sided Ants' Nest (Dickinson): A racist product of its time. Did not finish, too racist.
Written In Red (Bishop): Very enjoyable. Vampires and werewolves that are neither cuddly nor sexy.
Various things by Metzger: Better than nothing, but only barely. Universally need to be 1/4 the length.
Everything by Seanan McGuire: YESSSSSS. Especially the one set in Australia. Their real animals are strange enough. (Note: contains women, but NO violence towards women. Aside from being eaten by monsters, etc. Mira Grant zombie/virus books also excellent, if somewhat disturbing.)
Everything by Lillith Saintcrow: Lady, you need THERAPY.
Dreamer's Pool (Marillier): An engaging story about a mysterious woman. Want to read the next one too!
Gentleman Jole (Bujold): Fairly enjoyable, though not much happens. Leaves you with an unpleasant, slightly slimy retconned feeling afterwards.
Cast in Honor (Sagara): Death knell. Feeeeeeelings and wooooords. All words and no plot. Characters can die in a fire for all of me, I'm done.
Somehow almost everything I've read lately is by women. Possibly because when a dudely book is entirely full of dudes I just can't. I can't decide whether to axe the Novik series. It's just... so full of dudes. Dudes everywhere. Dudes on dude dragons.
What have you read lately that was good? (Or not good.)