On Monday I posted a rundown on all of my 2016 reading except new-to-me books: the student projects, rereads, short fiction, first chapters, you name it. Today, I give you the things I read from cover to cover.
One of the great things about being a writer is that you sometimes get to see advance copies of books, and I got to look at a few such things, some of which are out now, some of which are coming soon.
They were amazing, and you will love them!
Crossroads of Canopy: Book One in the Titan’s Forest Trilogy, by Thoraiya Dyer
And Carry a Big Stick, by S.M. Stirling (March 2018)
Weave a Circle Round, by Kari Maaren
All Those Explosions Were Someone Else’s Fault, by James Alan Gardner
Just as wonderful, but slightly less hot off the presses…
VN, by Madeline Ashby
Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection, by Kate Beaton
The City of Falling Angels, by John Berendt
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival, by John Vaillant
The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed, by John Vaillant
Enter, Night, by Michael Rowe
Crosstalk, by Connie Willis (read my Tor.com review here!)
Mystery on the Isles of Shoals: Closing the Case on the Smuttynose Ax Murders of 1873, by J. Dennis Robinson
Cloudbound, by Fran Wilde
A Feast of Sorrows, by Angela Slatter (read my Tor.com review here! Also, check out this cover.)
I did not know Kari had sold a novel. Very cool!
Being that I know Kari, and the description of the house next door reminds me of de Lint’s Tamson House, I believe this may very well be a case of SUATMM (*grin*).
My reading year is off to a very good start. Everfair, A Gathering of Shadows, A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, and Hidden Figures just to name a few things.
Hello, Gorgeous Gary. (Which of the Garys are you? I know a few Garys.) Yes, I sold this novel in 2015. We are creeeeeeeping veeeeeerrrrrry slooooowwwwllllyyyyy towards the publication date…
My reading year has been a little slow. I’ve mostly returned to comfortable old friends such as basically everything Terry Pratchett has ever written. I have a huge TBR pile, though.