Thursday, July 22, 2010

Just a Few Books

There's one thing about being convalescent. You get to do a lot of reading - and I spent a lot of time this year convalescing.

So I thought I'd make a list of the novels, collections and anthologies I've read so far this year. They are by no means all speculative fiction as you will see but it does tend to predominate. Some time in the future I might list the non-fiction books read in the same period - but not today
First the novels in alphabetical order by author which was not necessarily the order in which they were read.

Joe Abercrombie:
The Blade Itself
Before They Are Hanged

K.E. Bedford:
Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait This is a reread that will be read again.

Marion Zimmer Bradley:
The Mists of Avalon

Trudy Canavan:
The Magician's Apprentice
The Magicians' Guild
The Novice
The High Lord

C. J. Cherryh: Three old favourites
Fortress in the Eye of Time
Fortress of Eagles
Fortress of Dragons

Robin Hobb:
The Dragon Keeper
Dragon Haven

P.D. James:
The Lighthouse

Margo Lanagan:
Tender Morsels Another reread that I keep going back to.

Justine Larbalestier:
Liar

Glenda Larke:
The Last Stormlord A reread while I was waiting for
Stormlord Rising
The Aware Another reread
Gilfeather and another reread
The Tainted as was this

Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy:
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,
The Girl who Played With Fire
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Bevan McGuiness:
The First Weapon

Fiona McIntosh:
Bridge of Souls

Juliet Marillier:
Hearts Blood
Heir to Sevenwaters


K. E. Mills:
Witches Incorporated
Wizard Squared


Audrey Niffenegger:
The Time Traveller's Wife

Ruth Rendell:
The Monster in the Box

Alice Sebold:
The Lovely Bones

Then there are the novellas:

Peter M. Ball: Horn

Robert Shearman/Tansy Rayner Roberts: Roadkill/Siren Beat which are two novellas by different authors in the same book.

Finally the anthologies and collections:

Belong ed. Russell B. Farr

Book of Endings by Deborah Biancotti

Dreaming Again ed. Jack Dann

The New Space Opera ed. Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan

Scary Kisses ed. Liz Grzyb

The Starry Rift ed Jonathan Strahan

2 comments:

Carol Ryles said...

It looks very much like my reading list, though I've yet to read Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy, which I'm looking forward to.

Imagine me said...

Don't get put off by the slow start of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. After about the first fifty pages he really hits his stride and it gets more and more engrossing.