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Books 2015

Read so far:

1. A Brief History of the Spy: Modern Spying from the Cold War to the War on Terror by Paul Simpson [x] [L]
2. Going Bovine by Libba Bray [x] [L]
3. What If the Moon Didn't Exist? Voyages to Earths that Might Have Been by Neil F. Comins [x] [L]
4. The Diviners by Libba Bray [x] [L]
5. Firefight by Brandon Sanderson [x]
6. Legion by Brandon Sanderson (novella) [x] [N]
7. Legion: Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson [x] [N]
8. Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz [N]
9. Saint Odd by Dean Koontz [x] [N]
10. Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe by Robert Lanza, MD [x]
11. Frederick Wentworth, Captain: None But You by Susan Kaye
12. Frederick Wentworth, Captain: For You Alone by Susan Kaye
13. Persuasion by Jane Austen
14. Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman: An Assembly Such as This by Pamela Aidan
15. Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman: Duty and Desire by Pamela Aidan
16. Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman: These Three Remain by Pamela Aidan
17. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
18. Dreamer's Pool by Juliet Marillier [L] [x]
19. Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin) by Robin LeFevers [L] [x]
20. Shadows by Robin McKinley [L] [x]
21. Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin) by Robin LeFevers [L] [x]
22. Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin) by Robin LeFevers [L] [x]
23. Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier
24. The Talisman Ring by Georgette Heyer [L] [x]
25. Kushiel's Avatar by Jacqueline Carey
26. Sprig Muslin by Georgette Heyer [L] [x]
27. Lady of Quality by Georgette Heyer [L] [x]
28. Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer [L] [x]
29. Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon [L] [x]
30. Charity Girl by Georgette Heyer [L] [x]
31. The Unknown Ajax by Georgette Heyer [L] [x]
32. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor [N]
33. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor [N]
32. Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor [L] [x]
33. False Colors by Georgette Heyer [L] [x]
xx. The Magicians by Lev Grossman (unfinished) [L] [x]
34. The Foundling by Georgette Heyer [L] [x]
35. The Toll-Gate by Georgette Heyer [L] [x]
36. The Nonesuch by Georgette Heyer [L] [x]
37. Frederica by Georgette Heyer [L] [x]
38. Cousin Kate by Georgette Heyer [L] [x]

Currently Reading:

Georgette Heyer's Regency World by Jennifer Kloester
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray (July 7)
The Thorn of Emberlain by Scott Lynch (September 17)
Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier (Nov 15)

The Black Moth
Powder and Patch
These Old Shades
The Masqueraders
Devil's Cub
The Convenient Marriage
The Talisman Ring

Faro's Daughter
Regency Buck
An Infamous Army
The Spanish Bride
The Corinthian
Friday's Child
The Reluctant Widow
The Foundling
The Grand Sophy
The Quiet Gentleman
The Toll-Gate
Bath Tangle
Sprig Muslin
April Lady
Sylvester, or the Wicked Uncle
The Unknown Ajax
A Civil Contract
The Nonesuch
False Colours
Black Sheep
Cousin Kate
Charity Girl
Lady of Quality

The Great Roxhythe
Simon the Coldheart
The Conqueror
Royal Escape
My Lord John
Instead of the Thorn
Barren Corn
Footsteps in the Dark
Why Shoot a Butler?
The Unfinished Clue
Death in the Stocks
Behold, Here's Poison
They Found Him Dead
A Blunt Instrument
No Wind of Blame
Envious Casca
Duplicate Death
Detection Unlimited

Key: x = first time read | L = library book | A = audio book | N = nook
I kind of had mixed feelings about it. I really liked the Duke and the way the people around it babied him without seeming to realize it, and how he got to have his adventure and definitely character growth over the course of the novel... I liked Gideon and the 'did he kill his cousin' rumor subplot and Liversedge and Co were amusing. On the other hand, Gilly and Harriet's turnaround in their opinions of each other didn't make as much sense as, say, Ludlow and Hester's in Sprig Muslin. Unless they both actually liked each other and just acted like they didn't? That part didn't come across quite clearly. And Tom and Belinda were funny to start with, but then got kind of tiresome. Especially Belinda. I prefer a heroine (or whatever you'd call Belinda) with a bit more spunk, like Amanda or Eustacie.

On the other hand, I'm about halfway through The Toll-Gate right now and very much enjoying it :)

How is it that none of GH's stuff has been turned into a movie? It seems as though many of them would be just perfect on the big screen.