My mother is attempting to incentivise me actually finishing books by giving me a £5 Amazon voucher per 5 books I finish. Obviously, as she says, it has to be books from the list of books/books in series I’m currently reading, or she’d be bankrupt in no time. So, for her sake, and for some people’s curiosity, here’s the list.
Bold denotes a book I’ve already started, underline an ARC. They are at least roughly alphabetical by author.
Rosie Best, Skulk.
Lauren Beukes, Zoo City.
Katherine Beutner, Alcestis.
Alan Bradley, A Red Herring Without Mustard.
Alan Bradley, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows.
Alan Bradley, Speaking from Among the Bones.
Alan Bradley, The Dead in their Vaulted Arches.
Gillian Bradshaw, Render Unto Caesar.
Geraldine Brooks, Year of Wonders.
Adam Christopher, Hang Wire.
Wesley Chu, Deaths of Tao.
Jeffery Deaver, The Empty Chair.
Diane Duane, The Door into Shadow.
Diane Duane, The Door into Sunset.
Steven Erikson, Deadhouse Gates.
Steven Erikson, Memories of Ice.
Ian C. Esslemont, Night of Knives.
Jason M. Hough, The Darwin Elevator.
Jason M. Hough, The Exodus Towers.
Jason M. Hough, The Plague Force.
Stephen Hunt, Rise of the Iron Moon.
Guy Gavriel Kay, A Song for Arbonne.
Molly Beth Griffin, Silhouette of a Sparrow.
Nicola Griffith, Hild.
Ursula Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness.
Fritz Leiber, Swords Against Death.
Fritz Leiber, Swords in the Mist.
Fritz Leiber, Swords Against Wizardry.
Scott Lynch, Republic of Thieves.
Patricia A. McKillip, Alphabet of Thorn.
James A. Moore, Seven Forges.
Christopher Morley, The Haunted Bookshop.
Thomas Penn, The Winter King.
Joanna Russ, The Female Man.
Brandon Sanderson, Elantris.
C.J. Sansom, Heartstone.
Julianna Scott, The Holders.
Julianna Scott, The Seers.
Michael J. Sullivan, Avempartha.
Michael Swanwick, Dancing With Bears.
David Weber, The Honor of the Queen.
David Weber, The Short Victorious War.
David Weber, Field of Dishonor.
David Weber, Flag in Exile.
David Weber, Honor Among Enemies.
David Weber, In Enemy Hands.
Helene Wecker, The Golem and the Djinni.
Chuck Wendig, Mockingbird.
Chuck Wendig, Cormorant.
Tad Williams, The Dirty Streets of Heaven.
This list doesn’t comprise all the ARCs on my backlist, just all the books I’m currently reading. Or should currently be reading, at any rate.
15 thoughts on “Another bibliophilic problem: update”
Will I allow re-reads?!!
I don’t think there are many rereads on there! GGK, which is part of my mission to read all his work in publication order, and Le Guin for my class… Isn’t that it?
You say the bold ones are books you’re reading now. You’re reading 24 books at the same time???
Accidently, yes. My attention span isn’t great at the moment, so I’m being a bit grasshopper minded about books. I keep picking up new ones without finishing previous ones!
I only have 4 books going right now, but I read them at different times. One for the train, one for short bus and train rides, one for at home, and the other is actually 4 books in one omnibus that I’ll be working on reading in the future.
I did have a system sort of like that (one book on each ereader, one from the library, one from my shelves), but it got lost somewhere along the line… I’d like to get back to that.
Good luck. I think it would be hard to get back into 24 books 🙂
It shouldn’t be too bad, but I might have to start some of them again!
Interested to see what you think of Hild!
I reaaaally need to get to that one, I was so excited about it just before it came out! And everyone seems to love it.
Fantastic list! Sometimes I start 2 or 3 simultaneously, for different moods, but so many at once… Wow. How do you keep them organized in your mind, I mean the secondary characters, the descriptions and so on?
Answer: with difficulty! Normally I wouldn’t have nearly so many in progress, I don’t know how I got into this state!
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