Friday, February 06, 2009

January 2009 Reading

Friday, February 06, 2009
Here's the final list for what I read in January 2009. Links are to the reviews.

1. Wild Space – Karen Miller
2. After the Downfall – Harry Turtledove (link is to the Sacramento Book Review)
3. The Seeing Stone – Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
4. Fathom – Cherie Priest
5. Alembical – Lawrence Schoen and Arthur Dorrance (editors)
6. Soldiers Live – Glen Cook
7. A Companion to Wolves – Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear
8. The Somnambulist – Jonathan Barnes
9. Last Argument of Kings – Joe Abercrombie
10. Peeps – Scott Westerfeld

Graphic Novels
1. After 9/11 – Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon
2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight: Wolves at the Gate – Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon
3. Uptown Girl: Begin the Begin – Bob Lipski
4. Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 – David Petersen
5. Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft – Joe Hill

This was a good month. There are three books I would consider Best of Year candidates: Fathom, A Companion to Wolves, and Last Argument of Kings.

Nothing is really bad, nothing I want to point as as a Worst of the Year candidate (or even a Worst of the Month candidate).

There were some happy discoveries: Uptown Girl, Mouse Guard, Locke and Key. There was re-familiarizing with excellent authors and excellent series. The Somnambulist was crazy. There was good reading.

This was a good month.

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