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bagpuss ([personal profile] bagpuss) wrote2012-01-01 02:52 pm

Books read in 2011

So I managed to read 52 books this year, a little down on the last couple but not to bad

The Dark Fields Alan Glynn
Superpowers David J Schwartz
Zoo City Lauren Beukes
Librynth Pearl North
Dreadnought Cherie Priest
How to survive in a science fiction Universe Charles Yu
The Madness of Angels Kate Griffth
The Giver L S Lowry
Kindred Octavia Butler
In the Woods Tana French
The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim Jonathan Coe
The Maze Runners James Dasher
Declare Tim Powers
Monster Island David Wellington
The Black Hand Gang Patrick Kelleher
Fade Chris Wooding
The Philosophers Apprentice James Morrow
Monkey Wu Ch'eng-en, Arthur Waley
One Day David Nicholls
I am number four Pittacus Lore
A storm of sword 1 George R R Martin
Times Three Robert Silverberg
Storm of Swords part 1 George R R Martin
Naked Heat Richard Castle
A Feast of Crows George R R Martin
The Gone Away World Nick Karkaway
Dead Reckoning Charlaine Harris
Deadline Mira Grant
Magic under glass Jaclyn Dolamore
Solar Ian McEwan
Dances with Dragons George R R Martin
The Nine Lives of Chloe King
Bloodshot Cherie Priest
The Dammed Busters Matthew Hughes
Troika Alaister Reynolds
The Quiet War Paul Mcauley
Daemon Daniel Suarez
The Conspiracy of Kings Megan Whaleen Turner
Hellbent Cherie Priest
Hellship Philip Palmer
Snuff Terry Pratchett
Fire Kristen Cashore
The Midwich Cuckoos John Wyndham
The Lifecycle of Software Objects Ted Chiang
Miss Peregrines home for perculiar Children
Breaking Dawn Stephanie Myers
Farthing Jo Walton
Ha'penny Jo Walton
Half a Crown Jo Walton
Pale Demon Kim Harrison
Timeriders Alex Garrow
Horns Joe Hill

Particularly good books were a trilogy by Jo Walton, Fathing, Ha'penny and Half a Crown which was a well written post WWII alt history crime thriller, Mira Grant's Deadline which was a fantastic follow up to Feed a post zombie apocalypse thriller and Zoo City by Lauren Beukes a very evocative noir style PI novel set in a weird Jo'burg where people who have committed a crime are animaled gain a companion animal, Zinzi is a finder with a Sloth who is asked to find the brother from a brother and sister pop duo in order to find the money to pay her dealer