Thursday, February 10, 2011

I read this

Here's what I read in January. I'm sure I missed a couple but you don't care.

Rule of the Bone by Russell Banks: I HATE YOU (Literary Fiction, I don't care)

The Spirit Lens , Book 1 of The Collegia Magica by Carol Berg: Slow start, but otherwise really intriguing. It took 2 weeks to finish the first 100 pages and then I glommed the next 300 pages in 2 days. (Fantasy)

Zombies vs. Unicorns edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier: OH YES (YA Fantasy, anthology)

The Iron Duke, Book 1 of The Iron Seas by Meljean Brook: Yes with disclaimers (Paranormal Romance? Fantasy with boners? I don't know)

Fledgling by Octavia Butler: Despite reading a lot of UF, I am generally reluctant to read vampire books, at least to start, but this book is seriously excellent. If Octavia Butler hadn't died, I would write her a letter demanding more. (Urban Fantasy)

The Butterfly Revolution by William Butler: Why not, it's interesting AND short. (YA Fiction)

Midsummer Magic, Book 1 of the Magic Trilogy by Catherine Coulter: No, don't bother, this is what people think of when they think of old school romance novels but with less rape. (Romance)

Getting Rid of Bradley by Jennifer Crusie: Dear Jenny, I love you very much. This book is awesomely entertaining plus hot sex. Thanks. (Romance)

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen: I HATE YOU MORE (Literary Fiction, fuck you)

Guilty Pleasures, The Laughing Corpse, and Circus of the Damned, Books 1, 2, and 3 of AB:VH by Laurell K. Hamilton: see here, here, and here (Urban Fantasy)

Immortal Warrior and Immortal Champion, Books 1 and 3 of The Immortal Brotherhood by Lisa Hendrix: Yes. Magic, ye olden tymes, shape shifters, plus hot sex. (Paranormal Romance)

The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, Book 1 of Strangely Beautiful by Leanna Renee Hieber: Snooze. Don't bother. (Paranormal Romance, time for a nap)

The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson: Read this. I can't do this justice in quick form. Maureen Johnson is one of my top 3 YA authors, I have read all of her full length novels and I love them all and CRAPFTS. (YA Fiction)

Boneshaker, Book 1 of the Clockwork Century by Cherie Priest: Yes but not YES. It was satisfying but not quite. Hopefully, Dreadnought will be better. (Sci-fi)

Siren's Call, Book 1 of Dark Tides by Devyn Quinn: I couldn't finish this. I may have thrown it across the room in disgust. Mermaids and Atlantis and the True Love/Fate/Mate trifecta? No thanks. I've read Atlantis books that were awesome, but this doesn't even swim close. (Paranormal Romance, fuck no)

Shadow Heart, Book 4 of Shadow March by Tad Williams: Yes and thank god it's over. I really enjoyed all 4 books, but I'm not sure I'm happy with the ending. (Fantasy)

1 comment:

  1. Your reading list shames me. I'm like ...oh, um, I've read ... um ... five LKH books. No WONDER my life sucks.

    I started reading something ELSE last night! Honestly I don't even remember the title or the author, but I read three chapters and NARY A VAMPIRE OR SHAPESHIFTER IN SIGHT. So, progress!