Monday, December 15, 2014

2014, Last Minute Reading

It's the end of the year, and I'm doing my mad rush of reading to meet my goal of 104 books for the year (it's so close...) and I have a stack of books to get through by the end of the month. What happened to those days of reading a book a day?  Oh the halcyean days of youth!
    Last night, I finished "The Tropic of Serpents" by Marie Brennan, and I'll get the review up soon, but I thought I'd share what my currently reading, and 'to read' list look like. I keep swearing I'm not going to start reading any new authors, and yet, what do I see?  Three of the books I'm currently reading are by authors I've never read a book from before. 'Boy Snow Bird', 'Red Rising', and 'Sworn in Steel' are all books I started reading earlier in the year, and set aside when a book I was strongly anticipating came out and I didn't want to wait to start reading them.
How many of these will I get to?  Well, I've got a week off of the day-job coming up before the end of the year, and I expect I can likely knock out ten or twelve of these.

Currently reading:
My Real Children by Jo Walton
Sworn in Steel by Douglas Hulick
Boy Snow Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
California Bones by Greg Van Eekhout
Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Stand alone novels:
The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin
Lock In by John Scalzi
The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley
Unwrapped Sky by Rjurik Davidson
Child of a Hidden Sea by AM Dellamonica
Of Whimsies and Noubles by Matthew Hughes
Jack in the Green by Charles de Lint
Seven Wild Sisters by Charles de Lint
The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris
The Serpent of Venice  by Christopher Moore

First book in series:
Maplecroft by Cherie Priest
Dreamwalker  by CS Friedman  
The Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb
Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence

Later books in series:
The Brothers Cabal by Jonathan Howard
The Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie
Full Fathom Five by Max Gladstone
The Shadow Throne by Django Wexler
The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan
Clariel by Garth Nix
Broken Homes Ben Aaronovitch
Cibola Burn by James SA Corey  
Thornlost by Melanie Rawn    


  1. I think Kameron Hurley's The Mirror Empire is actually the first book in a new series as well.

    1. Noted, and thank you for letting me know!

    2. More Kameron Hurley writing is always a good thing.