Happiness for Humans by P. Z. Reizin
This book came courtesy of Net Galley, as so many do.
I found premise of this book so interesting, and mildly alarming if I actually allowed myself to think about it. The general theme being what if artificial intelligence became sentient and started doing things. Largely benign things, but still with an impact.
I did generally enjoy it. By the end I still couldn’t work which of the characters, if any I really liked, but found myself rooting for most of them!
The Woolly Hat Knitting Club by Poppy Dolan
I got this book through Net Galley and, honestly, requested it purely on the basis of knitting content. It was a bit of a gamble! And although I did have some moments where I struggled with this book, I really liked it. As a knitter I probably spent far more time considering potential parallels between characters and the real world knitting community than was really fair on the author! But eventually I blocked all that out and enjoyed the book a lot. It didn’t feel as formulaic as some knitting content fiction an, and I did like the fact that the main knitting character was a man.