Sometimes there is love so deep and broad that it is almost impossible to express in words, but for the sake of this new book by Becky Chambers, I must. In a post-climate apocalypse, post-industrial age, a tea monk travels from settlement to settlement on their bike, making tea and listening to folks and their problems. When they decide to leave the beaten path, they meet a self-actualizing robot and the two travel the wilderness. The prose is gentle, the world is beautiful, the characters are inspiring, and reading this book (all in one sitting, I may add) gave me a little hope for the future and reminded me to hold fast to those I love. I cannot recommend this book any higher and I am very excited to see what the planned series holds in store for the Monk and the Robot.
A Psalm for the Wild-Built, by Becky Chambers