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Dec. 28th, 2010 10:28 pm
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So I managed to read 68 books this year, the full list is under the cut


Never the Bride, Paul Magrs
Risen Empire, Scott Westerfeld
Last Act in Palmyria, Lindsay Davis
20th Century Ghosts, Joe Hill
Swiftly, Adam Roberts
The Selected Works of T S Spivet , Reif Larsen
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
The Adamantine Palace, Stephen Deas
The Ostrich Boys , Keith Gray
The God Engines, John Scalzi
Retribution Falls, Chris Wooding
The Hunger Games, Catching Fire Suzanne Collins
Shades of Grey, Jasper Fforde
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesic, Gabrielle Zevin
Flora Segunda of Crackpot Hall, Ysabeau Wlice
The Devil you know, Mike Carey
Sunshine , Robin Mckinley
The Cardinal Blades, Pierre Pevel
Terminal World, Allistair Reynolds
The Declaration, Gemma Malley
Indigo Springs, A. M. Dellamonica
Dead to the world, Charlaine Harris
Soulless , Gail carriger
A Talent for War, Jack Mcdevitt
Elegance of Hedgehogs, Muriel Barbery
Wife in the fast lane, Karen Quinn
Steamed, Katie Macallister
Drood, Dan Simmons
Blue Diabalo, Ann Aguirre
Changeless, Gail carriger
Juliet Naked, Nick Horby
The Good Thief, Hannah Tinti
Time to Depart, Lindsay Davis
Hellfire , Ann Aguirre
Red Claw , Philip Palmer
Black Magic Sanction, Kim Harrison
Of Monster and Men, Patrick Ness
Palimpsest, Catherine Valente
Unseen Academicals, Terry Pratchett
Liar, Justine Larabaster
Graceling, Kristen Cashore
The City and The City, China Mieville
Hero, Perry Moore
Incarceron, Catherine fisher
Already Dead, Charlie Huston
Kushiels Dart, Jaqueline Carey
The Girl with the Glass Feet, Ali Shaw
Clementine, Cherie Priest
Spirit or The Princess of Bois Dormant, Gywneth Jones
Dead in the Family, Charlaine Harris
Pandemonium, Christopher Brookmyre
The Osiris Ritual, George Mann
The Adoration of Jenna Fox,
Kitty and the Midnight Hour, Carrie Vaughan
The Black Lung Captain, Chris Wooding
The Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
A Most Improper Magik, Stephanie Burgis
Shade Fright, Sean Cummings
Feed, Mira Grant
The Fool's Girl, Ceila Rees
Agyar, Steven Burst
The Revolution Business, Charles Stross
A Touch of Dead, Charlaine Harris
KillBox, Ann Agguire
Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay
Edge, Thomas Blackthorne
Blameless, Gail Carridger
Version 43, Philip Palmer


The stand out titles included the final in the Chaos Walking trilogy, of Monsters and Men a fantastic but depressing end to a great series, The entire Hunger Games Trilogy was great and Chris Wooding was a great discovery with Retribution Falls and The Black Lung Captain following a crew of of Airship Pirates, the dynamic has a very firefly feel to it and they are enjoyable stories. Finally I started yet another gripping series with a novel called Feed by Mira Grant, this is set some time after a Zombie Apocalypse following a brother and sister pair of bloggers following the presidential campaign, I read the book as it was part of a book club challenge expecting another run of the mill zombie story but it was very compelling, one of the first books in a while that I would choose to read rather than doing anything else.

I also point people at [livejournal.com profile] calico_reaction who is a great blogger who reviews mainly genre (fantasy/sci-fi for the most part) fiction and has pointed me in the direction of several interesting authors and courtesy of a competition she ran I won a book which was even better

Date: 2010-12-29 08:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dragonmamma.livejournal.com
Every year I read your list and think "I should keep a list" ...and then never do.
I have just finished reading "Sunshine" by Robin McKinley a really good user of time while travelling down to the Midlands and back again on public transport and enjoyed it immensely. And I am also reading my way through the Lindsey Davis "Falco" books and have just finished "One Virgin Too Many". Additionally I have made my way through a few Biographies and Autobiographies this year, notably Dawn French, Terry Wogan and "Lily Savage". I have just been pointed at the books of Donna Leon (apparently an upmarket version of Falco with better food!!) and Elisabeth Chadwick's stuff on Eleanor of Aquitaine and the early Plantagenets but havent actually started any of them yet. I also read the Stieg Larrsen books and many random crime and sci fi stuff along the way. And then there were a few geographical (Coast)and historical (Michael Wood In Search of England) sort of things.
As I say I really should keep a list. Perhaps this could be my New Year Resolution!!

Date: 2010-12-30 01:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] professoryaffle.livejournal.com
I use a spreadsheet on https://docs.google.com to keep the list.

Sunshine was okay, the setup was interesting and a good twist on magic and vampires but the long agonizing over her abilities and vampires got a bit much during the middle

Did you watch Pillars of Earth, that was very good

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