I don’t know how many people are aware of Day Zero Project, but I’ve been doing something like for ages. I think I’m on my third ‘101 things in 1001 days’ list; this one finishes on Christmas Eve, 2016 (and I didn’t even plan it that way!). I have a lot of book-related resolutions because, well… just look at this blog. (Trivia: I didn’t actually have a blog when I wrote the list, so there aren’t any blog related ones.)
Anyway, one of my tasks was to ask my friends for twenty books I must read. Which produced the following list (with asterisks by the ones I’ve already read):
- Eleanor Arnason, A Woman of the Iron People.
- Raphael Carter, The Fortunate Fall.
- Blake Charlton, Spellwright.
- Denis Diderot, Jacques the Fatalist and His Master.
- Emma Donoghue, Life Mask.
- Stephen Grosz, The Examined Life.*
- Tanya Huff, The Enchantment Emporium.
- Andrey Kurkov, Death and the Penguin.*
- Scott Lynch, Republic of Thieves.
- G.R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones.
- Seanan Mcguire, Rosemary and Rue.
- Alistair Reynolds, House of Suns.
- Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.
- Wen Spencer, A Brother’s Price.
- Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.
- Anne B. Walsh, A Widow in Waiting.
- Louise Welsh, Tamburlaine Must Die.*
- Walter Jon Williams, Metropolitan.
- Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit.*
- Janny Wurts, That Way Lies Camelot.
It’s mostly a list of books I would’ve been interested in anyway, but there were one or two surprises. So what would you recommend if I was to do this again? Which of these do you think I should get round to ASAP? Do you want to know what all my book-related resolutions are?