Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Catching Up with the 2015 To Read List

Back in January I posted a list of 14 books I wanted to read in 2015. It was not meant to be an exhaustive list, and I knew that my son was due to be born three weeks later, so I really had no idea how this was going to go.

He was born the next day.

So things go. 

Somewhat surprisingly, the amount of reading I have done this year is not drastically different than what I did last year (135 books).  We still have a couple of weeks left in the month, but I'm confident I'm not going to quite hit that number. I will be in the 120's, though.

Two of the books on this list were not published in 2015. I can't say that I really expected to see The Winds of Winter, but because I put a GRRM book on the list every year no matter if it has a schedule or not, here it was. Scott Lynch's The Thorn of Emberlain has been pushed to 2016, which is good because it means I have more time to finally read Republic of Thieves. I just have to decide if I should re-read the first two books or just dive in.  I'm mixed.

I have copies of The Black Wolves and Radiance sitting at home. Black Wolves is slated for a review, so I needed to clear some mental space off and finish up the Public Speaking course I took at the local community college (last day of class was yesterday). Now I can ready myself for the book. I do plan / want to read Radiance still, but it also won't be finished this year. Probably won't start this year.

Which leaves The Just City. I never got to it and it is pretty far down my list if I'm being honest.

Still, 9/14 isn't too bad. It's really 9/12 if you consider books that were actually published.

1. The Just City, by Jo Walton (Jan)
2. Karen Memory, by Elizabeth Bear (Feb)
3. Wastelands II: More Stories of the Apocalypse, by John Joseph Adams (editor) (Feb)
4. Persona, by Genevieve Valentine (Mar)
5. The Rebirths of Tao, by Wesley Chu (Apr)

6. The Black Wolves, by Kate Elliott (Jul)
7. The End of All Things, by John Scalzi (Aug)
8. Radiance, by Catherynne M. Valente (Aug)
9. Fool's Quest, by Robin Hobb (Aug)
10. The Thorn of Emberlain, by Scott Lynch (Sep)
11. The Empire Ascendent, by Kameron Hurley (Oct)
12. Ancillary Mercy, by Ann Leckie (Oct) 

13: Mistborn: Shadows of Self, by Brandon Sanderson (Oct)
14. The Winds of Winter, by George R. R. Martin (???)

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