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2013 Reading List

So last year I read 64 books, 7 of them non-fiction. I can't seem to break that 10 non-fiction books barrier. Maybe this year. Of course, I did read a lot of white papers for work, and some of them were almost book-length. And I have been working my way through another non-fiction book for work, but I haven't finished it yet. Oh well.

2013 Reading List


2012 Reading List

I always try to make my first post of the year my reading list for the year, so I can find it easily. Last year I read 77 books, 10 of which were nonfiction. I'm going to try to make that 15 nonfiction in the coming year.

2012 Reading List
  1. The Body Finder - Kimberly Derting
  2. Kitty's Greatest Hits - Carrie Vaughn
  3. Chalice - Robin McKinley
  4. Phoenix Dance - Dia Calhoun
  5. Dragon Age: The Calling - David Gaider
  6. A Long Long Sleep - Anna Sheehan
  7. The Ghost and the Goth - Stacey Kade
  8. Beauty - Robin McKinley
  9. Desires of the Dead - Kimberly Derting
  10. The Candidates - Inara Scott
  11. Star Crossed - Elizabeth C. Bunce (REALLY GOOD)
  12. The Urban Fantasy Anthology - ed. Peter S. Beagle & Joe R. Lansdale (I am totally counting this a read, even though I stopped reading two of the stories halfway through because of disgusting misogyny in one and disgusting blasphemy in the other.)
  13. Blackveil - Kristen Britain (will someone please read the sequel when it comes out and just tell me what happens? I am sick of reading spoiled whiny characters and poorly edited writing just to find out if Zachary and Karigan ever bloody get together.)
  14. Liar's Moon - Elizabeth C. Bunce
  15. Forever - Maggie Stiefvater
  16. A Matter of Profit - Hilari Bell (EVERY BOOK I have read by Hilari Bell has been amazingly insightful and unique. I will always read this woman's books.)
  17. Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots - Abby McDonald
  18. Down These Strange Streets - ed by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
  19. Carpathia - Matt Forbeck
  20. Thirteenth Child - Patricia C. Wrede
  21. Blood Red Road - Moira Young (GO READ THIS RIGHT NOW!)
  22. Honor's Paradox - P.C. Hodgell
  23. Under Attack - Hannah Jayne
  24. The Grimm Legacy - Polly Schumann
  25. Echoes of Betrayal - Elizabeth Moon
  26. Delirium - Lauren Oliver
  27. Across the Universe - Beth Revis
  28. Love Is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community - Andrew Marin*
  29. Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity - Adam Hamilton*
  30. Armed and Magical - Lisa Shearin
  31. The Trouble With Demons - Lisa Shearin
  32. Bewitched and Betrayed - Lisa Shearin
  33. Con and Conjure - Lisa Shearin
  34. Love Wins - Rob Bell* (? Do I call this nonfiction when I think his theology is shaky?)
  35. Welcome to Bordertown - ed. by Holly Black & Ellen Kushner
  36. The Five Love Languages for Singles - Gary Chapman*
  37. Gabriel: Zero Point - Steve Umstead
  38. Surrender None - Elizabeth Moon
  39. Insurgent - Veronica Roth
  40. A Bride's Story 2 - Kaoru Mori
  41. The Sword & the Pen: A Life of Lew Wallace - Ray E. Boomhower*
  42. Grave Memory - Kalayna Price
  43. The Sleeping Doll - Jeffery Deaver
  44. The Boy from the O - Sandy Kendall
  45. Sisters Red - Jackson Pearce
  46. Once Was Lost - Sara Zarr
  47. Greatshadow - James Maxey
  48. The Explosionist - Jenny Davidson
  49. The Love Talker - Elizabeth Peters
  50. The Bride's Baby - Liz Fielding
  51. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity - David Allen*
  52. Cold Magic - Kate Elliott
  53. Deerskin - Robin McKinley
  54. A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband Master - Rachel Held Evans*
  55. The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin
  56. She Loves You, She Loves You Not... - Julie Anne Peters
  57. The Third Gate - Lincoln Child
  58. Pandemonium - Lauren Oliver
  59. Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas
  60. Haiku for the Single Girl - Beth Griffenhagen*
  61. Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (I realize this is a NYT Bestseller, but it irked me to no end that they seem to think live ammunition is used in Civil War reenactments. Um, no, dipshits, that would NEVER happen, unless y'all in the south take it WAY more seriously than we Northerners. Sheesh.)
  62. Till We Have Face - C.S. Lewis
  63. Across the Great Barrier - Patricia Wrede
  64. Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson

* nonfiction

NPR's 100 Most Popular Science Fiction & Fantasy novels

Ganked from a lot of my friends, here's the NPR's Most Popular Sci-Fi & Fantasy novels meme. I voted, and of course am outraged that some of my favorites didn't place very high (or even make the list. WTF where is Paks?!) but I'm pleased that I've read a bunch of these, and today I started the highest ranked book that I hadn't read yet and have always meant to.

I'm cheating. I'm going to bold things I've either read all the way or read all I plan to. I'm going to italicize those I plan to read. I'm going to strike through the occasional Never in my life shall I read this book.

Also, I would like to say that I already did this meme once, because I printed off the list as soon as it was released on the website, and marked all the books I'd read.

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Wow, I thought I was at 36. Forgot about Xanth. A lot of these books have been on my to-read-someday list anyway (like Dune), but so many good new books come out every year I hadn't gotten around to a lot of them. I also read much more heavily on the fantasy side than on the science fiction side, and I'm incredibly disappointed that the Coldfire Trilogy by CS Friedman and the Company Wars books by CJ Cherryh didn't make this list. I know Coldfire is science fantasy more than science fiction, but still. *grumps*

2008 Reading List

  1. Magic Lost, Trouble Found - Lisa Shearin (a present from krycek_chick!!)
  2. Captain's Fury - Jim Butcher
  3. The Goblin Wood - Hilari Bell
  4. Austenland - Shannon Hale
  5. Book of a Thousand Days - Shannon Hale
  6. Iron Kissed - Patricia Briggs
  7. Rendezvous With Rama - Arthur C. Clarke
  8. Coyote Road - ed by Datling/Windling
  9. Rama II - Arthur C. Clarke & Gentry Lee
  10. The Garden of Rama - Arthur C. Clarke & Gentry Lee
  11. Rama Revealed - Arthur C. Clarke (RIP) & Gentry Lee
  12. Plum Lucky - Janet Evanovich
  13. Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut
  14. The General's Daughter - Nelson Demille
  15. Coyote Dreams - C.E. Murphy
  16. Chill of Fear - Kay Hooper
  17. Blind Alley - Iris Johansen
  18. Copycat - Erica Spindler
  19. Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War - Mark Bowden
  20. Dog Days - John Levitt
  21. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
  22. The Falls - Karen Harper
  23. Everywhere That Mary Went - Lisa Scottoline
  24. Path of Fate - Diane Pharaoh Francis
  25. Shiver - Lisa Jackson
  26. Path of Honor - Diane Pharaoh Francis
  27. Path of Blood - Diane Pharaoh Francis
  28. Hard Truth - Mariah Stewart
  29. Criminal Minds: Killer Profile - Max Allan Collins
  30. Last Look - Mariah Stewart
  31. Last Breath - Mariah Stewart
  32. Dead Even - Mariah Stewart
  33. Kitty and the Midnight Hour - Carrie Vaughn
  34. Kitty Goes to Washington - Carrie Vaughn
  35. Kitty Takes a Holiday - Carrie Vaughn
  36. Fear No Evil - Allison Brennan
  37. Dark Dreams: A Legendary FBI Profiler Examines Homicide and the Criminal Mind - Roy Hazelwood & Stephen G. Michaud
  38. Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crimes Unit - John Douglas and Mark Olshaker
  39. Kitty and the Silver Bullet - Carrie Vaughn
  40. High Country - Nevada Barr
  41. Winter Study - Nevada Barr
  42. Post-Mortem - Patricia Cornwell
  43. Man and Wife - Andrew Klavan
  44. Body of Evidence - Patricia Cornwell
  45. Feast of Souls - C.S. Friedman
  46. All That Remains - Patricia Cornwell
  47. Cruel & Unusual - Patricia Cornwell
  48. The Body Farm - Patricia Cornwell
  49. From Potter's Field - Patricia Cornwell
  50. Cause of Death - Patricia Cornwell
  51. Unnatural Exposure - Patricia Cornwell
  52. Point of Origin - Patricia Cornwell
  53. Black Notice - Patricia Cornwell
  54. The Last Precinct - Patricia Cornwell
  55. Shadowplay - Tad Williams
  56. The Killing Floor - Lee Child
  57. The Anatomy of Motive - John Douglas and Mark Olshaker
  58. The President's Daughter - Mariah Stewart
  59. Genesis of Shannara: The Gypsy Morph - Terry Brooks
  60. Rage - Jonathan Kellerman
  61. Whoever Fights Monsters - Robert K. Ressler & Tom Shachtman

My 2007 Reading List

2007 Reading list

  1. Terrier - Tamora Pierce
  2. The Mislaid Magician or Ten Years After - Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer
  3. The Hunter's Moon - O.R. Melling
  4. First Test - Tamora Pierce
  5. Page - Tamora Pierce
  6. Squire - Tamora Pierce
  7. Lady Knight - Tamora Pierce
  8. Blood Bound - Patricia Briggs
  9. The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest - Edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling
  10. One for the Money - Janet Evanovich
  11. Two for the Dough - Janet Evanovich
  12. Three to Get Deadly - Janet Evanovich
  13. Four to Score - Janet Evanovich
  14. High Five - Janet Evanovich
  15. Hot Six - Janet Evanovich
  16. Seven Up - Janet Evanovich
  17. Hard Eight - Janet Evanovich
  18. To the Nines - Janet Evanovich
  19. Ten Big Ones - Janet Evanovich
  20. Visions of Sugar Plums - Janet Evanovich
  21. Becoming Americana - Lara Rios
  22. Eleven On Top - Janet Evanovich
  23. Twelve Sharp - Janet Evanovich
  24. Stuck Rubber Baby - Howard Cruse (read at schemingreader's rec)
  25. Murder 101 - Maggie Barbieri
  26. Doppleganger - Marie Brennan (aka swan_tower)
  27. Warrior and Witch - Marie Brennan
  28. Heart of Gold - Sharon Shinn
  29. Widdershins - Charles de Lint
  30. Fall of a Kingdom - Hilari Bell
  31. Rise of a Hero - Hilari Bell
  32. Forging the Sword - Hilari Bell
  33. Wicked Lovely - Melissa Marr (aka melissa_writing)
  34. The Will of the Empress - Tamora Pierce
  35. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
  36. James Herriot's Yorkshire - James Herriot with photography by Derry Brabbs
  37. The Privilege of the Sword - Ellen Kushner (aka ellen_kushner)
  38. Swordspoint - Ellen Kushner
  39. Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer
  40. The Furies of Calderon - Jim Butcher
  41. Academ's Fury - Jim Butcher
  42. Genesis of Shannara: Armageddon's Children - Terry Brooks
  43. Without Reservations - J.L. Langley
  44. Northlander - Meg Burden (aka megburden)
  45. The Whispering Mountain - Joan Aiken
  46. Genesis of Shannara: The Elves of Cintra - Terry Brooks
  47. Raven's Strike - Patricia Briggs
  48. The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme: The Floating Island - Elizabeth Haydon
  49. The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme: The Thief Queen's Daughter - Elizabeth Haydon
  50. The Wizard Test - Hilari Bell
  51. Dragon Bones - Patricia Briggs
  52. Dragon Blood - Patricia Briggs
  53. House - Frank Peretti & Ted Dekker
  54. Just a Little Bit Lost - Laurel Trivelpiece
  55. Cursor's Fury - Jim Butcher

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Hey, sparkyred gave me this idea:

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I can't remember the authors of most of the books I read while working for Scholastic, and I'm too lazy to go look them up. Lady of Hay is about the area where essayel lives, and while the premise of the book and the writing can be atrocious, the historical aspect and setting are interesting. Deep Secret was lots of fun, and I read it because of thegraybook. Flashback was about Fort Jefferson on the Dry Tortugas, and I really really liked it. A Civil War fort in a national park as the setting. How could it be bad?