All of a sudden we are approaching the last 3 months of the year. Where has the time gone? Oh, yeah I've reviewed nearly 40 books and read more than twice that number. But how am I doing with those reading resolutions from the beginning of the year?
- 1. Read more Science Fiction including some of the suggestions from commenter's on this post. Check. Read A Canticle for Leibowitz, Julian Comstock, To Say Nothing of the Dog, and an Alastair Reynolds novel not to mention quite a few other quality reads.
- 2. Read more short story collections and anthologies. Check, but I hope to get to more. So far I've read Is Anybody Out There?, Swords & Dark Magic, The New Dead, Warriors, Clockwork Phoenix 3, and Hellboy: Oddest Jobs. Plus I've read quite a few other novellas and shorts online including works by Ian Tregillis ("What Doctor Gottlieb Saw" ) and Jason Sanford ("Sublimation Angels").
- 3. Read more books from my shelves. I faltered on this one quite a bit, but here is the list:
- * Charles Stross's first two Laundry Files - not yet.
- * The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert V.S. Redick - not yet.
- * The Steel Remains by Richard K. Morgan - not yet and I might wait until closer to the release of The Cold Commands.
- * The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson - not yet and a friend has them so getting to them this year is unlikely.
- * Shadow Falls by Simon R. Green - not yet.
- * The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem - Started and stopped. I plan on picking it up again, but I wasn't in the right mindset to read it at the time.
- * Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon - Yes!
- * The City of Saints and Madmen by Jeff VandeerMeer - not yet.
- * Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky
- * Thicker Than Water by Mike Carey
- * Pushing Ice by Alastair Reynolds
- * Crystal Rain by Tobias Buckell
- * City of Ruin by Mark Charan Newton
- * Black Lung Captain by Chris Wooding
- * The Fade by Chris Wooding
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