Monday, December 27, 2010

Ex Libris: A Review of 2010

So here's documented proof that my reading speed has slowed or even that my reading had stopped for the year 2010. Imagine that, I've only read 26 books for this year and a couple of them not even thoroughly read because I threw them away half-through.

Here's a list. The italicized books are those books I wasn't able to do a review for this year.

1. Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett's Havemercy
2. Sarah Langan's The Missing
3. N.K. Jemisin's The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
4. Hitori Nakano's Train Man
5. Sarah Langan's Audrey's Door
6. The Imago Sequence and Other Stories by Laird Barron
7. Honor Guard by Dan Abnett
8. Scott Westerfield's Leviathan
9. Chris Wooding's Retribution Falls
10. Adrian Tchaikovsky's Empire in Black and Gold
11. Wild Cards: Busted Flush
12. James Lovegrove's The Age of Ra
13. Jedediah Berry's The Manual of Detection
14. Conrad Williams' The Unblemished
15. Warren Ellis' Crooked Little Vein
16. Junot Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
17. Chuck Hogan & Benicio Del Toro's The Strain
18. Richard Kadrey's Sandman Slim
19. China Mieville's The City & The City
20. Charles Stross' The Jennifer Morgue
21. David Anthony Durham's Acacia
22. Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle's Inferno
23. Lev Grossman's The Magicians
24. Tim Aker's Heart of Veridon
25. Dan Simmons' The Terror
26. Patrick Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind

What was my top read for the year? I would say it's a toss-up between Hitomi Nakano's Train Man and Junot Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, both of which are-- though non-spec fic-- are still very geeky.


Ryan said...

well, at least you read and it is still a lot. maybe you can take a class about something. like maybe how to make a book or travel a bit

banzai cat said...

er, take a class about making a book? seriously?

tessa said...

i'm so slack. i didn't read a single book the whole of 2010. i might as well have just quit breathing last year.

banzai cat said...

yowza. okay, i award you the prize for 2010 ouchies. geez, tessa. 8-o