Reading Lists

I’m a fan of books lists. Books I’ve reviewed have been linked. I tend to review books from a series together, saving on time and flooding. Thoughts and what not about books or authors are more than welcome.

[READ 2013][2012][2010][2009][2008][2007][2006][OLDER]

Read 2013:
15. Philip K. Dick: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
14. Neil Gaiman: Odd and the Frost Giants
13. Catherynne M. Valente: Melancholy of MechaGirl
12. Ursula LeGuin: A Fisherman of the Inland Sea
11. Neil Gaiman: Smoke and Mirrors
10. Orson Scott Card: Shadow Puppets
9. Orson Scott Card: Shadow of the Hegemon
8. Orson Scott Card: Ender’s Shadow
7. Orson Scott Card: Ender’s Game
6. Orson Scott Card: Children of the Mind
5. Orson Scott Card: Xenocide
4. DAW Anthology: 1975 Annual Best SF
3. Mira Grant: Deadline
2. Mira Grant: Blackout
1. Mira Grant: Feed

Read 2012:
4. Stieg Larsson: the Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest
3. Stieg Larsson: the Girl Who Played with Fire
2. Stieg Larsson: the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
1. Ursula LeGuin: the Compass Rose

Read 2010:
14. H.P. Lovecraft: the Call of Cthulu
13. Mary Shelley: Frankenstein
12. Mary McGarry: Great Folk Tales & Fairy Tales of Ireland
11. Oscar Wilde: the Importance of Being Ernest
10. Oscar Wilde: An Ideal Husband
09. Herman Melville: Moby Dick
08. George Orwell: Nineteen Eighty-Four
07. Michael Swanwick: the Iron Dragon’s Daughter
06. Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett: Good Omens
05. Jules Verne: Journey to the Center of the Earth
04. Shakespeare: the Tempest
03. Shakespeare: As You Like It
02. Steven Barnes: Zulu Heart
01. Steven Barnes: Lion’s Blood

Read 2009:
35. SF Anthology: Worlds Apart
34. Ya’akov Kirschen: Trees, the Green Testament
33. Robert Heinlein: Stranger in a Strange Land
32. Robert Asprin: Thieves’ World
31. H.P. Lovecraft: Fungi From Yuggoth and Other Poems
30. Seanan McGuire: Rosemary and Rue
29. Tom Stoppard: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
28. Charles de Lint: Moonlight and Vines
27. Robert Silverberg: Majipoor Chronicles
26. Robert Heinlein: Tunnel in the Sky
25. DAW Books: Preview Sampler
24. Tony Kushner: Angels in America- Perestroika
23. Orson Scott Card: Treasure Box
22. Tony Kushner: Angels in America- Millennium Approaches
21. Ursula Le Guin: the Compass Rose
20. P.R. Frost: Hounding the Moon
19. Neil Gaiman: the Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish
18. Wilkie Collins: the Black Robe
17. Robert Asprin: Myth Conceptions
16. Alison Bechdel: Split-Level Dykes to Watch Out For
15. Oscar Wilde: Salome
14. Oscar Wilde: Lady Windermere’s Fan
13. Wilkie Collins: the Moonstone
12. Carlo Collodi: the Adventures of Pinocchio
11. Vilhjálmur Stefánsson: My Life With the Eskimo
10. Anthology: Ravens in the Library
09. Ted Andrews: Animal Speak
08. William Goldman: the Princess Bride
07. Ursula Le Guin: the Lathe of Heaven
06. Larry Kirwain: Mad Angels (5 plays)
05. Frank Herbert: the Book of Frank Herbert
04. Catherynne Valente: Palimpsest
03. Rachel Green: An Ungodly Child
02. Anthology: Legends- Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy
01. Margaret Atwood: Bodily Harm

Read 2008:
28. Paulo Coelho: the Alchemist
27. Orson Scott Card: Speaker for the Dead
26. Irene Radford: Guardian of the Freedom
25. Irene Radford: Guardian of the Promise
24. Irene Radford: Guardian of the Vision
23. Irene Radford: Guardian of the Trust
22. Irene Radford: Guardian of the Balance

21. Robert Asprin: Another Fine Myth
20. Mercedes Lackey: Arrows of the Queen
19. Orson Scott Card: Rebekah
18. Orson Scott Card: Ender’s Game
17. Mercedes Lackey: Take a Thief
16. P.R. Frost: Moon in the Mirror
15. Mercedes Lackey: Exile’s Valor
14. Mercedes Lackey: Exile’s Honor
13. Mercedes Lackey: Oathblood
12. Mercedes Lackey: Oathbreakers
11. Mercedes Lackey: Oathbound

10. Mercedes Lackey: Brightly Burning
09. Rod Serling: New Stories from the Twilight Zone
08. Andre Norton: Catfantastic
07. Mercedes Lackey: Magic’s Price
06. Mercedes Lackey: Magic’s Promise
05. Mercedes Lackey: Magic’s Pawn

04. Mercedes Lackey: the Silver Gryphon
03. Mercedes Lackey: the White Gryphon
02. Mercedes Lackey: the Black Gryphon

01. DAW publishing: 1980 Annual World’s Best SF

Read 2007:
10. John Perkins: Shapeshifting: Techniques for Global and Personal Transformation
09. David Sedaris: Dress Your family in Courdoroy and Denim
08. Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray
07. Charles de Lint: Memory & Dream
06. Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back
05. Peter Beagle: the Fantasy Worlds of Peter Beagle
04. Ursula LeGuin translation: Tao Te Ching
03. Margaret Atwood: the Handmaid’s Tale
02. Sarah Waters: Fingersmith
01. Neil Gaiman: Anansi Boys

Read 2006:
13. Peter Shaffer: Shrivings
12. Peter Shaffer: Five Finger Exercise
11. Leslie Feinberg: Drag King Dreams
10. Anthony Rapp: Without You
09. Tony Kushner: Angels in America Parts 1 & 2
08. Robert Wolff: Original Wisdom- Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing
07. Mercedes Lackey: Four and Twenty Blackbirds
06. Dan Brown: Angels & Demons
05. Dan Brown: the DaVinci Code
04. Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White
03. Ruth Ozeki: All Over Creation
02. Neil Gaiman: American Gods
01. Arthur Golden: Memoirs of a Geisha

Further Back:
Michael Crawford: Parcel Arrived Safely: Tied With String
Betty DeGeneres: Love, Ellen
Neil Gaiman: Neverwhere
Mercedes Lackey: Valdemar series
Peter Shaffer: Equus



  1. Wow, you had a real Mercedes Lackey year in 2008 – I’ve done that a few times when I’ve discovered an author and wanted to catch up on all I’ve been missing as soon as I can soak up the words. Hurray for other people’s reading lists, this has reminded me I should read more Neil Gaiman.

  2. What have you read by Gaiman? There’s a bunch of his stuff I have yet to read.

    Lackey’s Valdemar series has been a long-time favourite, one I tend to read every few years or so.

  3. I read Good Omens back in 1992 when I first began on Terry Pratchett, in 1994 I got an Alice Cooper album that came with a Neil Gaiman comic, which I liked, but it wasn’t till 2005 that I read Stardust (the novel not the comic). 2 years later I read Anansi Boys and watched the TV series of Neverwhere (which was brilliant). I’ve been quite patchy and lethargic about my Gaiman consumption, even though my friend keeps offering to lend me some Sandman volumes, and I always see American Gods in the library. I think it’s about time I made a concerted effort.

  4. I was just talking about Neverwhere with a friend last night. I didn’t know the novel (which is one of my favourites) was an apology of sorts for the script that Gaiman was unhappy with. I’d really like to see the show. American Gods is another favourite I recommend reading.

    I have yet to read any of Pratchett’s solo works, but have been told many times that I’d like them. I have one of his Discworld books in the queue.

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