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Books I’ve read in 2013, pt. 1

Posted on: May 10th, 2013 by Shannon Fay No Comments

Sorry for my absence from this blog. It’s my unofficial goal to make this blog as boring as possible, but I promise that I am not trying to take any shortcuts by simply not posting. Sure, a dead blog is pretty boring, but the people of the internet deserve better than that. You deserve boring blog posts and boring updates! I promise to step things up.

So, in that spirit, here’s a list of books I’ve read so far in 2013.

  • Wool (omnibus edition) by Hugh Howey
  • Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi
  • Dooms Day Book by Connie Willis
  • Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Bitter Angels by Sarah Zettel
  • Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
  • Half-World by Hiromi Goto
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Homeland by Cory Doctorow
  • Mechanique by Genevieve Valentine
  • The Fifty-Year Sword by Mark Z. Danielewski
  • Ubik by Phillip K. Dick

I’ve also been slowly but surely reading ‘The Brothers Karamazov’ and various non-fiction books (mainly ‘How to Suppress Women’s Writing’ by Joanna Russ and ‘The Periodic Table’ by Primo Levi), as well as any short story that keeps my interest. Most of the authors on the list are new to me, in part because of the ‘Women of Genre’ challenge that I’m taking part in over at World’s Without End. It challenges readers to read 12 books from female writers that they’ve never read before. Even before I heard about it I had decided that I wanted to read more female authors in 2013, so it’s nice to find a whole community of people with the same goal. Some authors I plan to read later in the year include Catherynne M. Valente, Karen Lord, Tanith Lee, and Kage Baker. You can see my thoughts on some of the books I’ve read so far by clicking the ‘Review’ tag (what, you think I’m going to hyperlink each one? Hah!).


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