Posts Tagged ‘reading list’

2015 Reading List

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Books read in 2014, listed by month finished. Books in italics are still in progress. As always, you can follow along with my reading journal @ LibraryThing, where you can also see my complete reading list, or just my 2015 reads.

January

The Sword of the Lictor by Gene Wolfe
The Citadel of the Autarch by Gene Wolfe
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Volume 3 by James Roberts & Alex Milne
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Volume 4 by James Roberts & Alex Milne
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Volume 5 by James Roberts & Alex Milne
Transformers: Dark Cybertron, Volume 2 by James Roberts & John Barber
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Volume 6 by James Roberts & Alex Milne
Dresden Files: War Cry by Jim Butcher & Carlos Gomez
The Urth of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
Raiser of Gales by Hideyuki Kikuchi
The Wurms of Blearmouth by Steven Erikson

February

Blood of Ambrose by James Enge
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Volume 6 by James Roberts & Alex Milne
This Crooked Way by James Enge
The Wolf Age by James Enge
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

March

Shadows of the New Sun ed. by J. E. Mooney & Bill Fawcett
Pirate Freedom by Gene Wolfe
Delta Search by William Shatner

April

In Alien Hands by William Shatner
Dead Boys by Gabriel Squailia
The Fold by Peter Clines
Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Volume 6 by John Barber & Andrew Griffith
Step into Chaos by William Shatner

May

Beyond the Stars by William Shatner
Shadow Planet by William Shatner

June

Dark Intelligence by Neal Asher
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Volume 5 by James Roberts & Alex Milne
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Volume 6 by James Roberts & Alex Milne

July

The Gods of Laki by Chris Angus
William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace by Ian Doescher
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie

2014 Reading List

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Books read in 2014, listed by month finished. As always, you can follow along with my reading journal @ LibraryThing, where you can also see my complete reading list, or just my 2014 reads.

January

The X-Files by Frank Spotnitz & Brian Denham
Transformers Classics UK, Volume 1 by Simon Furman
Transformers Classics UK, Volume 2 by Simon Furman
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Volume 4 by James Roberts & Alex Milne
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Volume 5 by James Roberts & Alex Milne
Transformers Classics UK, Volume 3 by Simon Furman
Transformers Classics UK, Volume 4 by Simon Furman
The Wounded Land by Stephen R. Donaldson
Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle by Jim Butcher & Ardian Syaf
Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin by Jim Butcher & Joseph Cooper
The One Tree by Stephen R. Donaldson

February

Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Volume 4 by John Barber & Andrew Griffith
White Gold Wielder by Stephen R. Donaldson

March

The Runes of the Earth by Stephen R. Donaldson
Fatal Revenant by Stephen R. Donaldson

April

Williams Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher

May

Against All Things Ending by Stephen R. Donaldson
Dust of Dreams by Steven Erikson

June

The Last Dark by Stephen R. Donaldson
Skin Game by Jim Butcher

July

Transformers: Dark Prelude by James Roberts & John Barber
Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Volume 5 by John Barber & Andrew Griffith
Transformers: Dark Cybertron, Volume 1 by James Roberts & John Barber
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Volume 1 by James Roberts & Alex Milne
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Volume 2 by James Roberts & Alex Milne
Scourge of the Betrayer by Jeff Salyards
The Aleph by Jorge Luis Borges
Transformers: All Hail Megatron, Volume 1 by Shane McCarthy & Guido Guidi

August

Transformers: All Hail Megatron, Volume 2 by Shane McCarthy & Guido Guidi
Transformers: Spotlight, Volume 1 by Simon Furman
Transformers: All Hail Megatron, Volume 3 by Shane McCarthy
Transformers: All Hail Megatron, Volume 4 by Shane McCarthy & Mike Costa
Veil of the Deserters by Jeff Salyards
Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Thomas Sweterlitsch
Penny Arcade: The Warsun Prophecies by Jerry Holkins & Mike Krahulik
Penny Arcade: Birds Are Weird by Jerry Holkins & Mike Krahulik
Penny Arcade: The Case of the Mummy’s Gold by Jerry Holkins & Mike Krahulik

September

 

October

The Crippled God by Steven Erikson
Transformers Classics UK, Volume 5 by Simon Furman

November

Assail by Ian C. Esslemont
Vampire Hunter D by Hideyuki Kikuchi
Williams Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return by Ian Doescher

December

The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe
The Claw of the Conciliator by Gene Wolfe

2013 Reading List

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Books read in 2013, listed by month finished. Books in italics are still in progress. As always, you can follow along with my reading journal @ LibraryThing, where you can also see my complete reading list, or just my 2013 reads.

January

Shardik by Richard Adams
Ice Forged by Gail Z. Martin

February

Pogo: Through the Wild Blue Yonder by Walt Kelly
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
Blood and Bone by Ian C. Esslemont
Cold Days by Jim Butcher
The Devil Delivered by Steven Erikson
Fishin’ With Grandma Matchie by Steven Erikson
Revolvo by Steven Erikson

March

American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett
Archimedes’ Claw by Theodore Morrison Homa
Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines
Lord of Darkness by Robert Silverberg
The War Hound and the World’s Pain by Michael Moorcock
Return of the Crimson Guard by Ian C. Esslemont

April

The City in the Autumn Stars by Michael Moorcock
Ex-Patriots by Peter Clines
The Dragon in the Sword by Michael Moorcock
Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks

May

Star Wars: Apocalypse by Troy Denning
The Chosen by Ricardo Pinto
Pandora by Holly Hollander by Gene Wolfe

June

The Standing Dead by Ricardo Pinto
The Fifth Head of Cerberus by Gene Wolfe

July

Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
Ex-Communication by Peter Clines

August

King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
The Book of Sand by Jorge Luis Borges
Shakespeare’s Memory by Jorge Luis Borges
This River Awakens by Steven Erikson
Star Wars: Crucible by Troy Denning
Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

September

Toll the Hounds by Steven Erikson

October

The Third God by Ricardo Pinto
Lord Foul’s Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson

November

Runner by Patrick Lee
The Illearth War by Stephen R. Donaldson

December

The Power That Preserves by Stephen R. Donaldson
The Lurking Fear & Other Stories by H. P. Lovecraft

Reading Plans for 2012

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

In the next week or so, I’ll be writing up the first annual Salty Awards, looking back at my favorite reads of 2011, but right now I want to take a second to look forward to 2012.

My plans for 2011 didn’t entirely pan out, but that won’t stop me from making plans for the coming year! I’m scaling back considerably, with only four planned projects to tackle, but they’re not necessarily unambitious:

Gene Wolfe’s Solar Cycle

Since 2008, I’ve spent every December reading Gene Wolfe’s Book of the New Sun, and this year is no different. I’m currently halfway through book #2, The Claw of the Conciliator, but I don’t plan on stopping with the BotNS this year; rather, I’ll also be reading the related Book of the Long Sun (4 volumes that I’ve read once before) and Book of the Short Sun (3 volumes that I’ve yet to read) as well as various related short stories. The full list (in my planned order, the order of shorter works subject to change) goes like this:

  • The Book of the New Sun
    • The Shadow of the Torturer
    • The Claw of the Conciliator
    • The Sword of the Lictor
    • The Citadel of the Autarch
  • “The Map” (short story in Endangered Species)
  • “The Cat” (short story in Endangered Species)
  • The Urth of the New Sun
  • “The Boy Who Hooked the Sun” (short story in Starwater Strains)
  • “The God and His Man” (short story in Endangered Species)
  • “Empires of Foliage and Flower” (novella in Starwater Strains)
  • “The Old Woman Whose Rolling Pin is the Sun” (short story in Innocents Aboard)
  • The Book of the Long Sun
    • Nightside the Long Sun
    • Lake of the Long Sun
    • Caldé of the Long Sun
    • Exodus from the Long Sun
  • The Book of the Short Sun
    • On Blue’s Waters
    • In Green’s Jungles
    • Return to the Whorl

Tolkien’s Middle Earth

I’ve read The Hobbit and the The Lord of the Rings twice; the last time was about 10-12 years ago, and the first was about 10-12 years before that (I figure I was 10-12 at the time) so a reread this years seems in order. But I’ll be also be throwing in some of the ancillary material that I’ve never read before. I’m actually pretty excited about this one:

  • The Children of Húrin
  • The Silmarillion
  • The Hobbit
  • The Lord of the Rings
    • The Fellowship of the Ring
    • The Two Towers
    • The Return of the King
  • Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth

That Dang Song of Ice and Fire

I’ve slowly been accumulating George R. R. Martin’s infamous series from used bookstores over the years, and have really wanted to get into them, but I also refused to start in until the most recent volume had been published. It will (presumably) be out in mass market paperback later this year, which will be the perfect time to dive in.

  • A Song of Ice and Fire
    • A Game of Thrones
    • A Clash of Kings
    • A Storm of Swords
    • A Feast for Crows
    • A Dance With Dragons

Mistborn!

My wife has been on my case to read Brandon Sanderson’s acclaimed trilogy for a while, now. I keep telling her I’ll get to it next year. Now it’s in writing! I may as well stick the standalone sequel on as well.

  • Mistborn
    • The Final Empire
    • The Well of Ascension
    • The Hero of Ages
  • The Alloy of Law

Well, what do you think? Have I once more bitten off more than I can chew?

2012 Reading List

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Books read in 2012, listed by month finished. As always, you can follow along with my reading journal @ LibraryThing, where you can also see my complete reading list, or just my 2012 reads.

January

The Claw of the Conciliator by Gene Wolfe
Deep Sky by Patrick Lee
The Sword of the Lictor by Gene Wolfe
The Tomb by F. Paul Wilson

February

Magic: The Gathering: Test of Metal by Matthew Stover
The Citadel of the Autarch by Gene Wolfe
Midnight Tides by Steven Erikson
When She’s Gone by Steven Erikson

March

The Urth of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Endangered Species by Gene Wolfe
The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

April

Caine Black Knife by Matthew Stover
Caine’s Law by Matthew Stover
Star Wars: Darth Plagueis by James Luceno
The Book of Wonder by Lord Dunsany
John Dies at the End by David Wong

May

Scourge of the Betrayer by Jeff Salyards
Star Wars: Cloak of Deception by James Luceno
The Children of Húrin by J. R. R. Tolkien

June

The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
Tales from Super-Science Fiction ed. by Robert Silverberg
The Bonehunters by Steven Erikson
Orb Sceptre Throne by Ian C. Esslemont

July

Crack’d Pot Trail by Steven Erikson

August

Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
Transformers Legends ed. by David Cian
Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
The Keep by F. Paul Wilson

September

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Ghost Ocean by S. M. Peters

October

Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson
The Tainted City by Courtney Schafer
Reaper’s Gale by Steven Erikson
A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin

November

This Book is Full of Spiders by David Wong
A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin

December

Vale of Stars by Sean O’Brien
The Eternal Champion by Michael Moorcock
The Sundered Worlds by Michael Moorcock
Phoenix in Obsidian by Michael Moorcock

2011 Reading List

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

It’s about time I reformatted my reading list posts, so here you go. I’ve broken the list up into months; books are now listed by the month they were finished. As always, you can follow along with my reading journal @ LibraryThing, where you can also see my complete reading list, or just my 2011 reads.

Books marked with a SF11 are those I specifically pledged to read for the Speculative Fiction Challenge 2011, though to be fair, most if not all of the books I read and review this year will count for the Challenge.

January

The Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card
The Citadel of the Autarch by Gene Wolfe

February

Stonewielder by Ian C. Esslemont
Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi
The Last Colony by John Scalzi
Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi
Peace by Gene Wolfe

March

The Crippled God by Steven Erikson
Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
Dissolution by C. J. Sansom

April

The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Iron Dawn by Matthew Woodring Stover SF11
Jericho Moon Matthew Woodring Stover SF11

May

Embassytown by China Miéville
Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Free Live Free by Gene Wolfe SF11
The Breach by Patrick Lee
Ghost Country by Patrick Lee

June

The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall
Greed by L. Ron Hubbard
Memories of Ice by Steven Erikson

July

Storeys from the Old Hotel by Gene Wolfe
Blood Follows by Steven Erikson
Strange Travelers by Gene Wolfe
The Lees of Laughter’s End by Steve Erikson
The Healthy Dead by Steven Erikson
The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison SF11

August

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks SF11
Star Wars: Vortex by Troy Denning

September

Star Wars: Conviction by Aaron Allston
Star Wars: Ascension by Christie Golden
L. Ron Hubbard Presents: Writers of the Future, Volume XXVII
Side Jobs by Jim Butcher
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

October

Ghost Story by Jim Butcher
House of Chains by Steven Erikson
Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges
Reamde by Neal Stephenson

November

Galactic North by Alastair Reynolds
The Whitefire Crossing by Courtney Schafer
Shadow’s Edge by Brent Weeks SF11

December

90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper & Cecil Murphey
Beyond the Shadows by Brent Weeks SF11
The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe

Books read: 2010.

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

This post is mainly for archiving purposes. Of course, feel free to comment on it if you wish. The most recently-finished book is listed first, with the current book in bold.

My full reading list is available over at LibraryThing, with just my 2010 reads here.

The Sword of the Lictor by Gene Wolfe
A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Claw of the Conciliator by Gene Wolfe
The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe
Swords & Dark Magic edited by Jonathan Strahan & Lou Anders
Caine Black Knife by Matthew Stover
Blade of Tyshalle by Matthew Woodring Stover
Night of Knives by Ian C. Esslemont
Heroes Die by Matthew Woodring Stover
Red Iron Nights by Glen Cook
Dread Brass Shadows by Glen Cook
Old Tin Sorrows by Glen Cook
The King of Elfland’s Daughter by Lord Dunsany
Bitter Gold Hearts by Glen Cook
Cold Copper Tears by Glen Cook
Sweet Silver Blues by Glen Cook
Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
The Left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman
Starwater Strains by Gene Wolfe
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
Rocannon’s World by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Sword by Bryan M. Litfin
The Conquering Sword of Conan by Robert E. Howard
Tales of Unease by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis
Changes by Jim Butcher
Star Wars: Allies by Christie Golden
To Live Forever by Jack Vance
The Story by Zondervan Publishing
Whitechapel Gods by S. M. Peters
Star Wars: Backlash by Aaron Allston
Star Wars: Abyss by Troy Denning
Star Wars: Omen by Christie Golden
Star Wars: Outcast by Aaron Allston
Star Wars: Millenium Falcon by Jim Luceno
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
Turn Coat by Jim Butcher
Backup by Jim Butcher
Small Favor by Jim Butcher
The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories by Gene Wolfe
Necronomicon by H. P. Lovecraft
The Horror in the Museum by H. P. Lovecraft
White Night by Jim Butcher
Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
Dead Beat by Jim Butcher
Blood Rites by Jim Butcher
The Loved Dead by H. P. Lovecraft
Dust of Dreams by Steven Erikson
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Hunt for the Eye of Ogin by Patrick Doud
Death Masks by Jim Butcher
Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
Grave Peril by Jim Butcher
Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake
Shadows of Death by H. P. Lovecraft
Daniel by Richard Adams
The New Space Opera 2 edited by Gardner Dozois & Jonathan Strahan
Servant of a Dark God by John Brown
The Whisperer in Darkness by H. P. Lovecraft
The Citadel of the Autarch by Gene Wolfe

Books read: 2009

2011 SF Reading Challenge List

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Here’s my reading list for the Speculative Fiction Challenge 2011. Most of these are complete series and/or omnibus editions that I own but just haven’t gotten around to yet, plus a couple of standalones that I want to make sure I read. They’re simply listed here alphabetically by author, with no guarantee on when I’ll get to them other than sometime this year. (Remember that I’ll probably read 30 other books besides these.) I’ll add links to reviews here as I write them, and you can follow my progress with my reading journal at LibraryThing.

Update: Check out my 2011 reading list for reviews of all of my 2011 SF reads.

  • The Morgaine Saga by C. J. Cherryh
    • Gate of Ivrel (1976)
    • Well of Shiuan (1978)
    • Fires of Azeroth (1979)
  • The Dread Empire by Glen Cook
    • A Shadow of All Night Falling (1979)
    • October’s Baby (1980)
    • All Darkness Met (1980)
  • The Worm Ouroboros (1922) by E. R. Eddison
  • The Monarchies of God by Paul Kearney
    • Hawkwood’s Voyage (1995)
    • The Heretic Kings (1996)
    • The Iron Wars (1999)
    • The Second Empire (2000)
    • Ships from the West (2002)
  • The Age of Unreason by Greg Keyes
    • Newton’s Cannon (1998)
    • A Calculus of Angels (1999)
    • Empire of Unreason (2000)
    • The Shadows of God (2001)
  • Barra the Pict by Matthew Stover
  • Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks
  • Free Live Free (1984) by Gene Wolfe

Books read: 2009.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

This post is mainly for archiving purposes. Of course, feel free to comment on it if you wish. The most recently-finished book is listed first. My full reading list is available over at LibraryThing.

The Sword of the Lictor by Gene Wolfe
The Claw of the Conciliator by Gene Wolfe
The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe
Exodus From the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe
Calde of the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe
Lake of the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe
Nightside the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe
The Tower of Fear by Glen Cook
There Are Doors by Gene Wolfe
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch
The Terror by Dan Simmons
Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
The Ten Thousand by Paul Kearney
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
Return of the Crimson Guard by Ian C. Esslemont
Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days by Alastair Reynolds
Judge by Karen Traviss
Ally by Karen Traviss
Matriarch by Karen Traviss
The World Before by Karen Traviss
Crossing the Line by Karen Traviss
City of Pearl by Karen Traviss
Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader by James Luceno
Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover
Labyrinth of Evil by James Luceno
Shardik by Richard Adams
Prince of Chaos by Roger Zelazny
Knight of Shadows by Roger Zelazny
Sign of Chaos by Roger Zelazny
Blood of Amber by Roger Zelazny
Trumps of Doom by Roger Zelazny
The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian by Robert E. Howard
Rhialto the Marvellous by Jack Vance
Faith & Doubt by John Ortberg
Cugel’s Saga by Jack Vance
The Eyes of the Overworld by Jack Vance
The Dying Earth by Jack Vance
The Courts of Chaos by Roger Zelazny
The Hand of Oberon by Roger Zelazny
Sign of the Unicorn by Roger Zelazny
The Guns of Avalon by Roger Zelazny
Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny
Transformers by Alan Dean Foster
Transformers: Ghosts of Yesterday by Alan Dean Foster
The Wizard by Gene Wolfe
The Knight by Gene Wolfe
Legend by David Gemmell
Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor by Matthew Stover
The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett
The Urth of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe

Books read: 2008

Books read: 2008.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

This post is mainly for archiving purposes. Of course, feel free to comment on it if you wish. The most recent book read is listed first, with the current book in bold. Projected future reads are listed in italics.

The Citadel of the Autarch by Gene Wolfe
The Sword of the Lictor by Gene Wolfe
The Claw of the Conciliator by Gene Wolfe
The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe
Caine Black Knife by Matthew Stover
Soldiers Live by Glen Cook
Water Sleeps by Glen Cook
Toll the Hounds by Steven Erikson
She Is the Darkness by Glen Cook
Bleak Seasons by Glen Cook
Dreams of Steel by Glen Cook
Shadow Games by Glen Cook
The Silver Spike by Glen Cook
The White Rose by Glen Cook
Shadows Linger by Glen Cook
The Black Company by Glen Cook
Star Wars: Invincible by Troy Denning
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Star Wars: Revelation by Karen Traviss
Star Wars: Fury by Aaron Allston
At the Mountains of Madness and Other Novels of Terror by H. P. Lovecraft
The Dunwich Horror and Others by H. P. Lovecraft
Reaper’s Gale by Steven Erikson
Magic Street by Orson Scott Card
The Bonehunters by Steven Erikson
Night of Knives by Ian Esslemont
Midnight Tides by Steven Erikson
House of Chains by Steven Erikson
Memories of Ice by Steven Erikson
Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson
Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
Enchanter’s End Game by David Eddings
Castle of Wizardry by David Eddings
Magician’s Gambit by David Eddings
Queen of Sorcery by David Eddings
Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings
The Bonehunters by Steven Erikson

Books read: 2007