|bookgazing (bookgazing) wrote,|
@ 2013-01-17 01:25 pm UTC
‘Monsters of Men’ – Patrick Ness: I’ve just got to finish the trilogy soon. Addicted.
‘Tell the Wolves I’m Home’ – Carol Rifka Brunt: Which is getting good word everywhere, but especially at Jenny’s blog.
‘Green Girl’ – Kate Zambreno: I feel like I’ve wanted this for years and years., even though it only came out in 2012. The plan is to read it before ‘Gone Girl’ as I’ve seen them paired together a lot.
‘Fair Play’ – Tove Jansson: I’ve been meaning to read more by Jansson ever since the SofG got me to read 'The Summer Book’. Her other books sound a little sharper, perhaps a little harsher than that one, so I wonder how I’ll get on.
‘Angels on Toast’ – Dawn Powell: I will read all the Powell novels available. This will be my fifth.
‘Dangerous Work’ – Arthur Conan Doyle: His recently published diary from his time working on board a whaling ship. There’s both a facsimile copy of the diary written in his own handwriting and a typed version. Love it.
‘John Dies at the End’ – David Wong: A total surprise gift from a friend who now lives too far away. It sounds SF like and totally weird, which is great.
‘Cold’ – Bill Streever
‘The Voyage of the Narwhal’ – Andrea Barett: Both of these from the lovely Ana as part of a birthday exchange the LB ladies do. Very excited to have more polar reading.
‘The Casual Vacancy’ – J K Rowling: Yes, that was a bit of a surprise, but a very thoughtful go at book buying for me by a friend who knew I liked Harry Potter and reading.
‘The Girls of No Return’ – Erin Saldin: Added to my wants list after an exciting review from Leila Roy at Bookshelves of Doom.
‘Maul’ – Tricia Sullivan: Torque Control put Tricia Sullivan on my radar when they started looking into female UK authors currently publishing SF. And who can resist a creepy, terrible pun of a title?
‘Diving Belles’ – Lucy Wood: A bit of a punt, as this is short fiction which I usually avoid like the plague, but I heard great things about it. These are fantasy stories about seas, which (along with frozen locations) are a bit of a geographical obsession of mine.
‘This isn’t the sort of thing that happens to someone like you’– John McGregor: Love his novellas (you must read ‘Even the Dogs’) and hoping I’ll like his short stories too.
‘The Lies of Locke Lamora’ – Scott Lynch: Because for some reason I have the second in the series but not this one? I know Renay really enjoyed this one.