Saturday, August 14, 2010

To-Read List 2010 August Update

Man. Half way through August before it occurs to me to do an update of this thing. It's been a slow month for reading.

The impending doom of school has sapped me of all will. Need to shake it off and get on with life. Sitting around moping cannot be good for a girl's health.

The List (in no particular order)
Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson
The Well of Ascension - Brandon Sanderson
Hero of the Ages - Brandon Sanderson
Well of Eternity - Richard A. Knaak
Shakespeare's Landlord - Charlaine Harris
Shakespeare's Champion - Charlaine Harris
Shakespeare's Trollop - Charlaine Harris
From Dead to Worse - Charlaine Harris
Dead and Gone - Charlaine Harris
Dragonfly in Amber - Diana Gabaldon
Voyager - Diana Gabaldon
Magic in the Blood - Devon Monk
Magic in the Shadows - Devon Monk
Dragon Bones - Patricia Briggs
Dragon Blood - Patricia Briggs
Bone Crossed - Patricia Briggs
Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs
Small Gods - Terry Pratchett
Lords and Ladies - Terry Pratchett
Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead
Frostebite - Richelle Mead
Blood Promise - Richelle Mead
Shadow Kiss - Richelle Mead
City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
City of Ashses - Cassandra Clare
City of Glass - Cassandra Clare
The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova
Enders Game - Orson Scott Card (borrowed from brother, don't actually own)
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
Kushiel's Scion - Jacqueline Carey
Kushiel's Justice - Jacqueline Carey (Don't actually own this one. Don't know how that happened.)
Banewrecker - Jacqueline Carey
Gardens of the Moon - Steven Erikson
Glass Houses - Rachel Caine
The Dead Girls' Dance - Rachel Caine
Midnight Alley - Rachel Caine
Feast of Fools - Rachel Caine
Lord of Misrule - Rachel Caine
Carpe Corpus - Rachel Caine
Firestorm - Rachel Caine
Thin Air - Rachel Caine
A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin
The Gunslinger - Stephen King
Prince of Dogs - Kate Elliott
The Burning Stone - Kate Elliott
The Last Wish - Andrzej Sapkowski
Genesis of Shannara - Terry Brooks
Children of Chaos - Dave Duncan
In the Realm of the Wolf - David Gemmell
Hero in the Shadows - David Gemmel
The Becoming - Jeanne C. Stein
The Scent of Shadows - Vicki Pettersson
Dragonfly - Frederic S. Durbin
Personal Demon - Kelley Armstrong
No Humans Involved - Kelley Armstrong
Broken - Kelley Armstrong
The Summoning - Kelley Armstrong
The Awakening - Kelley Armstrong
His Majesty's Dragon - Naomi Novik
Thorne of Jade - Naomi Novik
Night World Vol. 3 - L.J. Smith
The Secret Circle - L.J. Smith
The Night of the Solstice - L.J. Smith
The Hunter - L.J. Smith
The Chase - L.J. Smith
The Kill - L.J. Smith
Changes - Jim Butcher
Beauty - Robin McKinley
Spindle's End - Robin McKinley
Tithe - Holly Black
Valiant - Holly Black
Ironside - Holly Black
White Cat - Holly Black
Vamped - Lucienne Diver
Speak of the Devil - Jenna Black
The Dust of 100 Dogs - A.S. King
Helpless - MJ Pearson
Bullet - Laurell K. Hamilton
Graceling - Kristin Cashore
Black Magic Sanction - Kim Harrison
Something from the Nightside - Simon R. Green
A Devil in the Details - K.A. Stewart
Red Hot Fury - Kasey MacKenzie
The Switch - Lynsay Sands
Silver Phoenix - Cindy Pon
Lament - Maggie Stiefvater
Ballad - Maggie Stiefvater
Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater
Dark Angels - Karleen Koen
Leviathan - Scott Westerfield
Soulless - Gail Carriger
Personal Demons - Stacia Kane
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
Boneshaker - Cherie Priest
Golden Compass - Philip Pullman
Subtle Knife - Philip Pullman
Amber Spyglass - Philip Pullman
Midnight Daughter - Karen Chance
Mob Rules - Cameron Haley
Devil in a Red Kilt - Elizabeth Williams
Rose Daughter - Robin McKinley


  1. Jen,
    My take on the stuff from your to-read list that I've read (might help you prioritize).
    Shakespeare's Trollop - good stuff
    Magic in the Shadows - very good
    Enders Game - A true classic
    Feast of Souls - sequel out already in my to-read pile, I'd wait till the trilogy is complete.
    All Kushiel's stuff - Vintage Carey
    Banewreaker - Ick
    A Game of Thrones - horribly depressing, the rest of the series gets no better
    The Becoming - Run away, run far far away!
    All Kelly Armstrong - good, solid reads
    Something from the Nightside - Don't bother

  2. Thanks Jon, that's actually a really helpful list. Couldn't get into Something from the Nightside (waiting for it's round two), and same with The Becoming. The first person startled me and I couldn't get into it after that.

    Rule of thumb is: a book gets 50 pages to gain my interest. If I'm not engaged, I set it aside until some later date. Then it gets another 25 pages read, and if I'm STILL no into it, it gets shipped to the used bookstore.