September Reading List

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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Here's my reading list for the month. There are ones I've wanted to read for a while, the few you've suggested, and others pulled from blog reviews. I'm trying to broaden my reading selection. In no particular order:

  • Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (because I may as well get this over with, will be used in major post near the end of the month)
  • The Mermaid's Madness (Princess novels-book 2) by Jim C. Hines (because I loved The Stepsister Scheme when I read it this summer)
  • Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn (because it's been waiting on my shelf all summer to be read)
  • Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson (from Brad)
  • The Mirror of Her Dreams by Stephen R. Donaldson (from Brad)
  • Fantasy Lover (Dark Hunter series-book 1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (from Jai)
  • Firelight by Sophie Jordan (from Lydia)
  • Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse series-book 1) by Charlaine Harris (because I might as well sample yet another vampire series while I'm at it and I've heard this is humorous)
  • The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (from blog review)
  • Auralia's Colors by Jeffrey Overstreet (from blog review of later book in series)
  • The City and the City by China Meiville (from blog review)
  • Song for the Basilisk by Patricia McKillip (from blog review and I liked The Changeling Sea)
  • Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (from many blog reviews)
  • The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (from blog review)
  • Stardust by Neil Gaiman (has been on my to-read list for too long)
  • Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (from my to-read list, already checked out from the library)
  • Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke (from my to-read list, also already checked out)
  • The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (from browsing at the library)
  • The Art and Craft of the Short Story (from browsing at the library for something useful to help me write something shorter than a novel)
  • How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy by Orson Scott Card (I liked his Characters and Viewpoint book, so I figured I might want to tromp through this one and at least scoop up a few ideas)
  • Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose by Constance Hale (checking it out to see how helpful it is)

I'm sure there are other books I'll pick up this month. I won't post reviews for everything, but I will give everything I've read a rating. Look for my end-of-month tally of what I've read. If there are any books here that I don't get around to reading before the end of the month, they'll get bumped into the top of October's reading list. If there are any other books you want to recommend, you can still suggest them in the comments below.


Anonymous said...

I recommend: Gardens of the Moon by: Steven Erikson. He is a crafty man with very descriptive story that is full of back ally plots and meddling secretive fellows. Anyone who likes a good fantasy with mage battles and assassins would enjoy this book. I like the story so far, it is a nice compliment to the rest of my summer reading. I also recommend reading the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson and the Nightangel trilogy by Brent Weeks. He has a new one out just this past week and I will be picking that up as well.

Jai Joshi said...

Haha! You'll be sucked into Fantasy Lover - there's a very interesting book involved in the story. And get ready for some very interesting Greek gods.


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