Absolutely perfect for people who enjoyed A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers and Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree.”
Speaking of Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree, here’s what Tiemen, our science fiction and fantasy book buyer in Amsterdam, has to say about it: “I have a soft spot for cozy fantasy. Especially the kind in which the main character builds something up instead of burning down whole cities yelling dracarys. Coffee is also a thing I happen to like. So, it is no surprise I really enjoyed Legends and Lattes; the coziest fantasy of 2022 about an Orc adventurer who decides to retire and open the first coffee shop in the city of Thune. For fans of Dungeons & Dragons, coffee and Animal Crossing.”
A Psalm for the Wild-Built and A Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers are the first two parts of her new Monk and Robot series, which asks: in a world where people have what they want, does having more matter? These two novellas deal with serious issues in a cozy way.
A Psalm for the Wild-Built is another of Iris W.’s staff choices: “I read this novella halfway through our second year of the pandemic, when I (and a lot of people with me, probably) were in serious need of a warm hug and a strong cup of tea. And great news: this book pretty much gives you both of those things in a comfortable 150 or so pages. My recommendation: snuggle up in a comfy blanket, make sure you have a pot of tea and some snacks on hand, and just let the story take you.”