Monday, January 16, 2012

2011 Bookshelf

My bookshelf is in need of some major revamping, so I thought I'd start over for 2012. I didn't want to just delete everything, though, so here it is just for reference.




Currently Reading:

Dawnthief - James Barclay

Audio: Blackout - Connie Willis
Up Next: Archon - Sabrina Benulis


Want to Read:

The Hum and the Shiver - Alex Bledsoe
The Quantum Thief - Hannu Rajaniemi
Dawnthief (Chronicles of the Raven I) - James Barclay
Nothing - Janne Teller
A Curse Dark as Gold - Elizabeth C. Bunce
Servant of a Dark God - John Brown

Fiction
This Dark Endeavor - Kenneth Oppel
Blackout - Connie Willis
Echo City - Tim Lebbon
The Madness of Angels - Kate Griffin
Zoo City - Lauren Beukes
Irregular Creatures - Chuck Wendig
Mermaid - Carolyn Turgeon
The Way of Kings - Brandon Sanderson
Her Fearful Symmetry - Audrey Niffenegger
Monster Hunter: International - Larry Correia
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N. K. Jemisin
Gardens of the Moon - Steven Erikson
The Girl Who Played With Fire - Stieg Larsson
The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch
The Russian Concubine - Kate Furnivall
Dawnthief - James Barclay
The Meaning of Night - Michael Cox
A Shadow in Summer - Daniel Abraham
The Complete Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle
Under New Management - Howard Taylor
Ghosts of Manhattan - George Mann
Procession of the Dead - Darren Shan
A Cave of Black Ice - J. V. Jones
The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn Novel - Brandon Sanderson (Nov 2011) Read an Excerpt. And another.
The Daylight War - Peter V. Brett (2012?)
Faery Tales and Nightmares - Melissa Marr (Feb 2012)
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Teen/YA and Middle Grade
A World Without Heroes: The Beyonders Book I- Brandon Mull
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
The Kneebone Boy - Ellen Potter
Passion - Lauren Kate (Summer 2011) Rapture 2012
The Curse Workers - Holly Black (White Cat, Red Glove, Black Heart)

Non-Fiction
The Last Days of the Romanovs - Helen Rappaport
History of the Incas - Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa
The Journals of Lewis and Clark
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
The Great Influenza - John M. Barry
Spice: The History of a Temptation - Jack Turner
Proust and the Squid - Maryanne Wolf

Angels
Angelology - Danielle Trussoni
Paradise Lost - Milton
Dante's Inferno
The Book of Enoch
Unearthly - Cynthia Hand Hallowed (Jan 2012)

Rereads
Fablehaven Series - Brandon Mull
Harry Potter Series - J. K. Rowling (um, always?)
Dune - Frank Herbert
The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
Revelation Space - Alastair Reynolds




Booklists/Required Reading:

Almost Fiction
The Gargoyle - Andrew Davidson
The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova
Angelology - Danielle Trussoni

Fantasy
The Mistborn Trilogy - Brandon Sanderson (Final Empire, Well of Ascension, Hero of Ages)
The Demon Cycle - Peter V. Brett (Warded Man, Desert Spear, Daylight War)
The Kingkiller Chronicle - Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind, Wise Man's Fear, Book III)
John Cleaver Series - Dan Wells (I am NOT a Serial Killer, Mr. Monster, I Don't Want to Kill You)

Teen, But Awesome
Wicked Lovely - Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely, Ink Exchange, Fragile Eternity, Radiant Shadows,
     Darkest Mercy)
Fallen - Lauren Kate (Fallen, Torment, Passion, Rapture)

Middle Grade
Fablehaven - Brandon Mull (Fablehaven, Rise of the Evening Star, Grip of the Shadow Plague,
     Secret of the Dragon Sanctuary, Keys to the Demon Prison)
Schooled - Gordon Korman


2011 Rankings
I realized this section needed a bit of revamping. A bunch of books are low on the list even though they were super awesome simply from the nature of a ranked list. (One has to be higher than the other, right?) So instead I'm breaking out the categories.

Books Read in 2011


Amazing:
The Name of the Wind,
Wise Man’s Fear,
I Don’t Want to Kill You,
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,
Daughter of Smoke and Bone,
Deadline.

Pretty Damn Good:
Feed,
Ink Exchange,
Before I Fall,
Among Others.


Enjoyable:
The Magicians,
Radiant Shadows,
White Cat,
Darkest Mercy,
Retribution Falls,
Anna and the French Kiss,
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.


Ok:
Passion,
The Goddess Test,
Weetzie Bat.


Meh:
Scar Night,
God’s War.

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