Saturday, June 13, 2009

What have you read this year?

I decided to keep track of the books I've read this year, inspired by an ongoing feature on Elizabeth Bear's blog. Since I've been without internet access at home for 6+ weeks (gasp!), I've got some catching up to do. Of course, I'm sure I've forgotten some things along the way - it's been a crazy couple of months.

24. The Secret History - Donna Tartt (still in progress)
23. Just One Bite - Kimberly Raye (oh my God the drivel. This book made me stupider)
22. Iron Council - China Mieville (the fact that I now live in the same town as this man makes me weak in the knees)
21. Spook Country - William Gibson
20. Are Men Necessary? - Maureen Dowd (Christmas present) (Look Ma! Non-fiction!)
19. Nowhere to Go - Lee Childs
18. Pigs in Heaven - Barbara Kingsolver
17. To Say Nothing of the Dog - Connie Willis (a perennial favorite)
16. Whiskey and Water - Elizabeth Bear
15. The Alton Gift - Marion Zimmer Bradley and Deborah J. Ross
14. Dragon Singer - Anne McCaffrey
13. The Bull from the Sea - Mary Renault
12. Careless in Red - Elizabeth George
11. New Amsterdam - Elizabeth Bear
10. In the Moon of Red Ponies - James Lee Burke
9. A Different Light - Elizabeth Lynn
8. Little Brother - Cory Doctorow
7. Darwinia - Robert Charles Wilson
6. Undertow - Elizabeth Bear (I needed some aliens to recover from the overload of teenage vampire hormonal angst and wizard vs. werewolf shenanigans)
5. Fool Moon - Jim Butcher
4. Breaking Dawn - Stephanie Meyer (phew!)
3. Eclipse - Stephanie Meyer
2. New Moon - Stephanie Meyer
1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Steig Larsson, translated from Swedish by Reg Keeland.

There you have it. Almost halfway through the year, and I'm on book 24. Hmmm...I better step up the pace if I'm going to get the one book/week deal done. Somehow, I don't think it's really going to be a problem...


  1. Okay, let me get this straight: you have two little kids, have packed up your house and moved across the pond and still have had enough time to read 24 books??? I am amazed... and jealous... and want to read more!

    By the way, whose turn is it to suggest the book? Also, I am not exactly sure how to post on the blog--a little help from one of you tech savvy types?

  2. okay, zellous. my bad - the last book is/was cory doctorow's little brother. (which will be headed your way, ahem-cough-cough, very shortly) your turn to pick next book. if porpoise hasn't given you a way to post, yet, let me know by e-mail. i'll give you my non-tech savvy view. are you going to post your books for this year? i'm working on my list and it's way way way more odd and embarrassing.