TBR - 2015

Jan. 1st, 2016 10:22 am
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CLOSED
Books read: 29 total
Books from list read: 3


So here is the list of 12 books that I have been languishing on my shelves forever, which I solemnly swear will definiteily probably try to read this year. In no particular order, since I'm picking them from the jar. Once I've read one, I'll make a post and link back to here.

Latro in the Mist // Gene Wolfe
The Diamond Age // Neal Stephenson
The Goldfinch // Donna Tartt - ★★★★
The Girl Who Played with Fire // Stieg Larsson
Tess of the d’Urbervilles // Thomas Hardy
The English Patient // Michael Ondaatje
Eugene Onegin // Alexander Pushkin
Never Let Me Go // Kazuo Ishiguro
Tenth of December // George Saunders
The Shining // Stephen King - ★★★★
The Giver // Lois Lowry - ★★
The Sardonyx Net // Elizabeth A Lynn

+2 alternates (in case any of the others turn out to be terrible)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? // Philip K Dick
The Song of Achilles // Madelline Miller

Others:

★★★★★ - transcendent
★★★★ - brilliant
★★★ - exciting
★★ - promising
- solid

Howl's Moving Castle by Dianna Wynne Jones (reread) - ★★
The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg - ★★
The Wine Savant by Michael Steinberger (nonfiction) - ★★
The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami - ★★★★
Oyasumi Punpun by Inio Asano - ★★★★★
Down the Mysterly River by Bill Willingham - ★★★
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman - ★★★
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan - ★★★
The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang - ★★★
His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik (reread) -
Flesh and Spirit by Carol Berg (reread) - ★★
Breath and Bone by Carol Berg (reread) -
Transformation by Carol Berg (reread) - ★★★★
Revelation by Carol Berg (reread) - ★★★
Restoration by Carol Berg (reread) -
The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison - ★★★★
The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold -
The Witch's Boy by Kelly Barnhill - ★★★★
Uprooted by Naomi Novik - ★★★
Ridiculous! by DL Carter - ★★
Red Rising by Pierce Brown - ★★
Golden Son by Pierce Brown - ★★
Melusine by Sarah Monette - ★★
Virtu by Sarah Monette - ★★
Mirador by Sarah Monette - ★★
Corambis by Sarah Monette ★★★


Give me a mo', I know I've read something.

Date: 2015-01-10 04:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] josephinestone.livejournal.com
Yay!

I think Tess of the d’Urbervilles is what Gene Forester was studying in his English class in A Separate Peace. I know it's on my insanely long to read list.

The Giver is good; at least, I enjoyed it when I read it in high school. It's been so long I don't remember much about it any more.

Date: 2015-01-11 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] incandescent.livejournal.com
I started reading Tess ages ago, and it's very good (and terribly depressing), but have never finished. Such is the story of my bookshelves.

I never read the Giver! Somehow I managed to skip it, but I did get the first chapter finished, and it seems good.

Date: 2015-01-10 11:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] catsintheattic.livejournal.com
Oh, I read "Never Let Me Go" and "Song of Archilles". They are both so good!

Date: 2015-01-11 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] incandescent.livejournal.com
So I hear. :) I'm excited.

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