Tuesday, 3 March 2015

What Baby Read (2015)

  1. Jane Eyre, Jennifer Adams (Library, counting primer is more successful now, but the P&P one is better)
  2. From head to toe, Carle, Eric (library, great body parts book)
  3. Chu's day, Gaiman, Neil (library, lovely pictures but the text is a bit crap)
  4. The gruffalo: touch and feel book., Donaldson, Julia.
  5. Cat and fish, Grant, Joan, (library, lovely black and white artowrk)
  6. Frankenstein : an anatomy primer , Adams, Jennifer
  7. Today is Monday, Carle, Eric (
  8. Maisy's rainbow dream , Cousins, Lucy (library, great colours)
  9. Where is the green sheep?, Fox, Mem (library, old favorite)
  10. Run like a rabbit., Lester, Alison (another great rhyming boardbook)
  11. These are my colours, John FAulkner (bookcrossing, lovely colours - clever shapes)

Book List 2015

What I read in 2015:
  1. Black-Winged Angels, Angela Slatter
  2. The Female Factory, Lisa L Hannett, Angela Slatter
  3. Secret Lives, Rosaleen Love
  4. THe Ringmaster's Daughter, Jostein Gaardner (charming but not challenging)
  5. Novascapes Volume 1, Cassandra E. Page
  6. The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion (was skeptical at first, but it is a charming book)
  7. The Courier’s New Bicycle, Kim Westwood (not as apocalyptic as expected, but very good all the same)
  8. Drowned Vanilla, Livia Day (omg loved this!! Tasmania, ice cream and Tabitha making some very silly decisions...)
  9. The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern (loved the concept, but there were a few holes in the plot)
  10. Cranky Ladies of history, Tehani Wessely and Tansy Rayner Roberts (editors) (great selection of historical figures, known and lesser known)
  11. 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (loved this! great scope but still human)
  12. The Ill-Made Mute, Cecilia Dart-Thornton (sorry - yawn fest)
  13. Cherry Crow Children, Deborah Kalin (so dark, so fabulous)
  14. Last Chance to See, Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine (excellent historical document! plus animals)
  15. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn (well that was a bit of a pageturner!)
  16. The Host, Stephanie Meyer (marginally less ridiculous than Twilight)
  17. The Shambling Guide to New York City, Mur Lafferty (not Buffy, not even close)
  18. The Locus Awards, Ed. Jonathan Strahan and Charles N. Brown (anthology of excellent stories)
  19. The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction V. 2, Ed. George Mann (suffered in comparison ot the Locus anthol)
  20. Web, John Wyndham (interesting from a historical perspective, but not groundbreaking in today's context)
  21. Razorhurst, Justine Larbelestier (excellent book, great Australian history + ghosts!)
  22. Trouble Twisters, Sean Williams and Garth Nix (this is a kids book and I should not be reading this)
  23. The Blackmail Blend, Livia Day (typically charming Tabitha)
  24. The Chemistry of Tears, Peter Carey (over my head)
  25. Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel (wonderfully human portrayal of Cromwell)
  26. Promises in Death, JD Robb (not my thing)
  27. Five Quarters of the Orange, Joanne Harris (engrossing)
  28. Summerland, Michael Chabon (pleasant but was it successful?)
  29. Bad Feminist, Roxanne Gay (though provoking pleasure)
  30. Foxglove Summer, Ben Aaronovitch (good return to form)
  31. The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (intriguing)
  32. Her Smoke Rose Up Forever, James Tiptree/Alice B Sheldon/Racoona Sheldon (amazing stories from an amazing person)
  33. The Double Life of Alice B Sheldon, Julie Phillips (amazing biography of an amazing person)
  34. Letters to Tiptree, Alexandra Pierce and Alisa Krasnostein (amazing letters to an amazing person)
  35. Wool, Hugh Howey (story overcomes sometimes poor writing)
  36. Still Alice, Lisa Genova (look, sorry, underwhelmed)
  37. Redemption Ark, Alastair Reynolds (good, but long)
  38. A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan (unexpected, delightful)