Nothing like a top five list to “ring in the New Year,” right? (Yes, I’m taking some liberties with today’s #ABookishHoliday theme…)
For today’s post I give you my list of the top five popular sci-fi and fantasy series that are now complete, but that I haven’t read yet and plan to read in 2016 (listed in the order in which I will most likely read them):
- The Magicians series — I’m so late to the party on this one that it’s soon to be a series on the SyFy Channel… I bought the first book back in August 2014, but never got around to reading it. This will be rectified in 2016.
- The Selection Series — I have the first book in this series, but I haven’t read it yet. I guess the series is still going if you count the “next generation” books. But the original series is complete, and it’s a hugely popular series, so I’m including it here.
- The Lunar Chronicles — I own the first three books in this series, but I’ve only read the first book (Cinder). Now that the two companion books (Fairest and Winter) are out, and the series is complete, I probably should just binge-read my way through these.
- The Inheritance Trilogy — I bought the whole series on Kindle back in August when the price dropped to $9.99. Basically, the cost of one “normally priced” Kindle book.
- The Imperial Radch series — Probably better known as “all those books with Ancillary in the title”… The first book has been on my TBR for a while, but I didn’t own it and there was a long wait at the library. Then the first book went on sale last week for $1.99 on Kindle, and now I have no more excuses.
So that takes care of at least fifteen books of the fifty or so I plan to read in 2016….
Happy New Year! Here’s to another great year in reading!
Today’s theme is “December Wrap-up.” December isn’t quite over yet. There is still more reading to be done. But, these are the books I finished (and anticipate finishing) in December:
- Their Fractured Light (Starbound, #3) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (Kindle)
- A Kiss For Midwinter (Brothers Sinister, #1.5) by Courtney Milan (Kindle, library)
- Emma: A Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith (Kindle, library)
- The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act (The Wicked + The Divine, #1) by by Kieron Gillen (comic, trade paper)
- Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (hardcover)
- You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day (audiobook)
- Rutabaga the Adventure Chef: Book 1 by Eric Colossal (comic, trade paper)
- My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante (Kindle)
- Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1) by Sara Raasch (Kindle)
- Warm Up (Vicious 0.5) by V.E. Schwab (Kindle, short story)
- A Rogue by Any Other Name (The Rules of Scoundrels, #1) by Sarah MacLean (Kindle)
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Kindle) <– technically, I’m still reading this, but I will easily finish it by tomorrow night
December reading stats
- Total books finished: 12 (6 novels, 2 comics trades, 1 novella, 1 non-fiction, 1 short story, and 1 audiobook)
- Favorite book read: Illuminae
- Book(s) read by diverse authors (per my 2015 reading project): My Brilliant Friend and Between the World and Me
For today’s theme of “silver & gold,” I am posting the book that was most recommended to me this year (even though I already owned it). I’ve always been a swimmer, but in college I took a break from swimming competitively and joined the rowing team as a coxswain. So, yeah, books about rowers “going for gold” are automatic additions to my TBR. Unfortunately, I didn’t get around to reading this in 2014 (when I bought it) or 2015. But, this will probably be one of the first books I read in 2016.
My current read is very much in line with today’s theme of “book & winter attire,” especially when it’s pictured on this cozy quilt alongside my winter hat, and my favorite fingerless gloves.
The theme for today is “favorite book of 2015,” but I already posted my favorite books from this year in a previous post. For this post, I’m just going to highlight one book that I loved and that I don’t think got a lot of attention this year. The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins. The world-building and characters are great, and the story always moves in interesting directions that keep you guessing about what’s going to happen next. If you like Neil Gaiman, definitely check out this book.
I’ve already featured some of my “Christmas haul” in earlier posts. Peter and the Starcatchers is the book that was under the tree for me from our friends. It comes highly recommended and I can’t wait to read it.
Two of the many books I gave as presents this year for #ABookishChristmas. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
For today’s theme of “books & cookies,” I’m back to finishing My Brilliant Friend, and I found these Italian cookies that go perfectly with the setting of this book.
Today on #ABookishHoliday, I was supposed to post about my “wish list.” But, you may remember that I already posted my wish list on the 15th when I decided to swap that task with the “bookish tree” task. I still don’t have my own photo of a “bookish tree” to share with you, but I like this one from one of my favorite independent bookstores, Literati in Ann Arbor, MI.
Today’s theme for #ABookishHoliday is “book and wrapping.” This is a book I’m planning on giving as a present this year. So, I thought I’d snap a photo before I wrapped it up.