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Book Resolution Update and Books to Read Before End of 2010

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. 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. 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. 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.
So I'd call the third resolution a big failure, but I still have a little over 3 months to do better. Looking at my shelves has also made me realize how many books I've purchased that are gathering dust. Coupled with the fact I've been concentrating on new releases I've decided November and probably part of December will be dedicated to reading mostly books I've purchased with a mix of the above and those below.

  • * 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
Looks like I have plenty of good reading to look forward to. Out of both lists are there any in particular you'd like to see reviewed?

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Woodge said...

I'm most curious about Black Lung Captain by Chris Wooding. Also, I've never read anything by Alastair Reynolds.

redhead said...

I'm also interested in Black Lung Captain, and I'm interested to see your thoughts on A Canticle For Leibowitz and Vandermeer's City of Saints and Madmen.

I just bought some Simon R Green, but I haven't had the chance to read any of it. So Shadow Falls looks interesting too!

Patrick said...

I don't even want to play this game.

David Wagner said...

The Redick novel is top notch (until the very end) - I'd be curious to see what you think of it, ending and all.

Also, you won't regret the Mistborn trilogy. Fast, fun read. Book 3 hits some deep issues, which surprised me, honestly.