Sunday, 10 February 2013

Book List 2013

What I read in 2013:
  1. Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro (quite desperation)
  2. Before I Go to Sleep, S J Watson (louder desperation)
  3. The Light Between Oceans, M. L. Steadman (Western Australiana plus history)
  4. The Pilgrimage, Paulo Coelho (a bit hippy for me)
  5. Battleaxe (Book one of the Axis Trilogy), Sara Douglas (maybe this is dated, but I didn't find this particularly novel or exciting)
  6. Spirit Gate (Book one of Crossroads), Kate Elliot (Interesting enough, though not interesting enough to search out the other books)
  7. Assymetry, Thoraiya Dyer ()
  8. Mirror Mirror, Gregory Maguire (a bit of a slog)
  9. To Say Nothing of the Dog, Connie Willis (charming as ever)
  10. The Republic of Love, Carol Shields (also charming)
  11. Wanting, Richard Flanagan (meditative)
  12. A Trifle Dead, Tansy Rayner Roberts (totally want to go to Hobart now)
  13. A Storm of Swords, George RR Martin (many people dead (and not!dead!))
  14. The Murder at the Vicarage, Agatha Christie (first Marple!)
  15. Living Dead in Dallas, Charlaine Harris (fairy floss, but fun)
  16. Club Dead, Charlaine Harris (fairy floss, but fun)
  17. Dead to the World, Charlaine Harris (fairy floss, but fun)
  18. Tender Morsels, Margo Lanagan (modern fairytale)
  19. Sea Hearts, Margo Lanagan (dreamy, beautiful, and a tiny bit heartbreaking)
  20. Caution: Contains Small Parts, Kirstyn McDermott (excellent collection - still thinking about dolls)
  21. Dead as a Doornail, Charlaine Harris (fairy floss, but fun)
  22. The Dalai Lama's Cat, David Michie (instructional if a bit, twee)
  23. One Small Step, ed. Tehani Wessely ()
  24. Next, ed. Simon Petrie and Robert Porteous ()
  25. Tomorrow, ed. Karen Henderson ()
  26. The Sittaford Mystery, Agatha Christie (a bit ho hum)
  27. A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (didn't feel as long as #3 - and very enjoyable)
  28. Save our Sleep, Tizzie Hall (in some ways the most terrifying book I have ever read)
  29. The Condimental Op, Andrez Bergen ()
  30. Peril at End house, Agatha Christie (more melodrama than a typical mystery. possibly?)
  31. The Bone Chime Song and other Stories, Joanne Anderton ()
  32. C.M. Simpson: Short Stories and Poems from 2012, C.M. Simpson ()
  33. Ugly, Robert Hoge (very readable, charming)
  34. Storm Front, Jim Butcher (nothing special)
  35. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 7, ed. Jonathan Strahan ()
  36. The Impossible Object, David Conyers ()
  37. The Uncertainty Bridge, David Conyers ()
  38. The Entropy Conflict, David Conyers ()
  39. The Nightmare Dimension, David Conyers ()
  40. Simple Broken Things, Anthony Sweet ()
  41. The Bride Price, Cat Sparks ()
  42. A Year of Ancient Ghosts, Kim Wilkins ()
  43. Prickle Moon, Juliette Marillier ()
  44. The Gate Theory, Kaaron Warren ()
  45. Tales from the Perseus Arm, ed. Sam Taylor
  46. The Tobacco Stained Sky, ed. Guy Salvidge
  47. Tales of Australia, ed. Stephen Ormsby
  48. Dreaming of Djinn, ed. Liz Grzyb
  49. Star Quake 1, ed. Sophie Yorkston
  50. The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2013, ed. Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene
  51. Focus 2012: Highlights of Australian Short Fiction, ed. Tehani Wessely
  52. Dreaming of Djinn, ed. Liz Grzyb

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