What I've Read So Far in 2008
Just checking in on it. Still reading a lot of YA, but this time, entirely for pleasure. No silly I'm-writing-a-YA-novel excuses. This is actually 37 books, since the Bartimaeus trilogy is three, Protector of the Small is four, and the Temeraire cycle is five. So I'm almost on track with last year's one-book-per-week rate. On the other hand, a few of these are re-reads (Temeraire and Protector, and Passage to India) so maybe they don't count as much.
Anyway, I'm going to try to make the last 12-13 weeks of the year count. I'm working on re-reading Orwell's Burmese Days for the essay I'm writing and I'm reading the second Flora Segunda book, but then I'll come up with another short reading list. Some of the books from Hispanic Heritage Month or American Indian Heritage Month maybe.
Any suggestions? Things I should not leave the year without reading?
- Christopher Barzak's One For Sorrow
- The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
- Passing by Nella Larsen
- High Wizardry Diane Duane
- A Wizard Abroad Diane Duane
- The Wizard's Dilemma Diane Duane
- The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
- The Coyote Kings of the Space Age Bachelor Pad by Minister Faust
- At A Crossroads: Between a Rock and My Parents' Place by Kate T. Williamson
- Good As Lily by Derek Kirk Kim and Jesse Hamm
- The Death and Life of Great American Cities Jane Jacobs
- Terrier: The Legend of Beka Cooper #1 Tamora Pierce
- The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
- Protector of the Small cycle Tamora Pierce
- Victory of Eagles Naomi Novik
- Entire Temeraire cycle (so far) Naomi Novik
- A Wizard Alone Diane Duane
- Wizard's Holiday Diane Duane
- Sherman Alexie The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
- Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
- Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
- Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
- Four Letter Words by Truong Tran
- Lauren McLaughlin's debut Cycler
- E. Lockhart's The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
- Somerset Maugham's The Painted Veil
- Barbara Neely's Blanche on the Lam
- E.M. Forster's A Passage to India
- Justine Larbalestier's How To Ditch Your Fairy.