In case you hadn’t noticed, I like to read. A lot. I am not, however, participating in the Cannonball Read this year, due more to my lack of interest in reviewing than to any other factor. Despite that, I’d like to keep track of what I’m consuming, especially since my consumption is a tick or three higher than it has been in the past, when my days were more occupied with a job than they currently are.
Anyway, I was finishing up the Rachel Morgan series to its current end at the end of last year, and after that I read The Borgia Bride, by Jeanne Kalogridis. It was enjoyable. Gotta love the Borgia family. And I’m starting my list with what came directly thereafter, even though that puts me about a week, perhaps two, before the beginning of the new year.
1. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice
2. A Monstrous Regiment of Women
3. A Letter of Mary
4. The Moor
5. Justice Hall
6. The Game
7. Locked Rooms
NB: All of the above are by Laurie R. King. I’ve been on a bit of a “Let’s get caught up on the series I let fall by the wayside when I got hooked on Dresden and Jacqueline Carey’s books” kick. I’m taking a small break now because I haven’t yet received the next two books in the Mary Russell series. Oh, and I did skip O Jerusalem, which would normally fit in between The Moor and Justice Hall, simply because I didn’t feel like returning to Palestine with Holmes and Russell at that point.
After the next three books, I’m not sure where I’ll turn next. I might re-read all of Carey’s books again, or I might re-read the Black Jewels trilogy and the books that come thereafter. Or I might catch up on Valdemar anthologies. I guess we’ll just have to see what catches my eye on my bookshelf at that point.
8.The Lanugage of Bees, Laurie R. King
9.The God of the Hive
10. Kushiel’s Dart
11. Kushiel’s Chosen
12. Kushiel’s Avatar
13. Kushiel’s Scion
14. Kushiel’s Justice
15. Kushiel’s Mercy
16. Naamah’s Kiss
17. Naamah’s Curse
18. A Game of Thrones (on hold)
19. Side Jobs, Jim Butcher
20. Pale Demon, Kim Harrison
21. A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness
22. The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (current)