Jun. 8th, 2012

johncoxon: ([Me] Reading)

Before I begin; I’ve attempted to remember which books I’ve read so far this year (or at least get a partial list of the same), and modify the count accordingly. Here goes:

  1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  3. Deadline by Mira Grant
  4. His Majesty’s Starship by Ben Jeapes
  5. Weyr Search by Anne McCaffrey
  6. Embassytown by China Mieville
  7. Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
  8. Hands Up! Who Wants to Die? by Lucius Shepherd
  9. Lightborn by Tricia Sullivan
  10. Among Others by Jo Walton
  11. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  12. Our Lady of Darkness by Fritz Leiber
  13. Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia
  14. Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

So this is my fifteenth. I’ve been making an effort to read more lately, and I’ve also been trying to read more good books; thirteen by the middle of the year is significantly better than I’ve managed over the last two or three years, and I’m hoping I can continue the trend.

15) The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

I must confess I wasn’t expecting to finish this quite so quickly, but between consciously trying to read more and it being a very good book, the pages flew past. The story is about a woman going to a strange new land, and reacting to it; her character is very compelling and the principal cast is absolutely fascinating, so I just couldn’t stop reading. If I had finished this when it was up for Best Novel at Renovation’s Hugo Awards, I probably would have put it at the top of my ballot – I heartily recommend giving it a look! Kinda sorta spoilers )

johncoxon: ([Me] Reading)

Before I begin; I’ve attempted to remember which books I’ve read so far this year (or at least get a partial list of the same), and modify the count accordingly. Here goes:

  1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  3. Deadline by Mira Grant
  4. His Majesty’s Starship by Ben Jeapes
  5. Weyr Search by Anne McCaffrey
  6. Embassytown by China Mieville
  7. Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
  8. Hands Up! Who Wants to Die? by Lucius Shepherd
  9. Lightborn by Tricia Sullivan
  10. Among Others by Jo Walton
  11. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  12. Our Lady of Darkness by Fritz Leiber
  13. Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia
  14. Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

So this is my fifteenth. I’ve been making an effort to read more lately, and I’ve also been trying to read more good books; thirteen by the middle of the year is significantly better than I’ve managed over the last two or three years, and I’m hoping I can continue the trend.

15) The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

I must confess I wasn’t expecting to finish this quite so quickly, but between consciously trying to read more and it being a very good book, the pages flew past. The story is about a woman going to a strange new land, and reacting to it; her character is very compelling and the principal cast is absolutely fascinating, so I just couldn’t stop reading. If I had finished this when it was up for Best Novel at Renovation’s Hugo Awards, I probably would have put it at the top of my ballot – I heartily recommend giving it a look! Kinda sorta spoilers )

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