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Big, Big List of 2016 Books

Read so far:

1. The Well of Ascension (Mistborn) by Brandon Sanderson
2. Transformation by Carol Berg [x] [L]
3. The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn) by Brandon Sanderson [x] [N]
xx. Spirit and Flesh by Carol Berg (unfinished)
4. The Hero of Ages (Mistborn) by Brandon Sanderason
5. Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn
6. Secret History (Mistborn) by Brandon Sanderson [x] [N]
7. Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz [x] [N]
8. Calamity (The Reckoners) by Brandon Sanderson
9. The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris [x] [N]
10. The Arrangement by Mary Balogh [x] [L]
11. The Escape by Mary Balogh [x] [L]
12. Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh [x] [L]
13. Jhereg by Steven Brust [x] [N]
14. Yendi by Steven Brust [x] [N]
15. Teckla by Steven Brust [x] [N]
16. Taltos by Steven Brust [x] [N]
17. Phoenix by Steven Brust [x] [N]
18. Athyra by Steven Brust [x] [N]
19. Orca by Steven Brust [x] [N]
20. Dragon by Steven Brust [x] [L]
21. Issola by Steven Brust [x] [N]
22. Dzur by Steven Brust [x] [L]
23. Jhegaala by Steven Brust [x] [L]
24. Iorich by Steven Brust [x] [N]
25. Tiassa by Steven Brust [x] [N]
26. Hawk by Steven Brust [x] [L]
27. The Phoenix Guards by Steven Brust [x]
28. Damage Done by Amanda Panitch [x] [L]
29. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins [x] [L]
xx. The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich (unfinished)
30. The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo) by Rick Riordan [x] [L]
xx. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (unfinished)
31. Five Hundred Years Later by Steven Brust [x] [N]
32. Discount Armageddon (InCryptid) by Seanan McGuire [x] [L]
33. The Paths of the Dead by Steven Brust [x] [L]
34. Midnight Blue-Light Special (InCryptid) by Seanan McGuire [x] [N]
35. The Paths of the Dead by Steven Brust [x] [L]
36. Half-Off Ragnarok (InCryptid) by Seanan McGuire [x] [L]
37. The Lord of Castle Black by Steven Brust [x] [L]
38. Pocket Apocalypse (InCryptid) by Seanan McGuire [x] [N]
39. Sethra Lavode by Steven Brust [x] [L]
40. Perfect State by Brandon Sanderson (novella) [x] [N]
xx. The Great Book of Amber by Roger Zelazny (unfinished)
41. Chaos Choreography (InCryptid) by Seanan McGuire [x] [L]
42. Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell by Brandon Sanderson (novella) [x] [N]
43. Among Others by Jo Walton [x] [L]
44. The Rook by Daniel O'Malley [x] [L]
45. Stiletto by Daniel O'Malley [x] [N]
46. Sixth of the Dusk by Brandon Sanderson (novella) [x] [N]
47. Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti
48. Feed by Mira Grant [x] [L]
49. Clockwork Lies: Iron Wind by Dru Pagliassotti [x] [K]
50. The Secret Mistress by Mary Balogh [x] [N]
51. Parasite by Mira Grant [x] [N]
52. Symbionte by Mira Grant [x] [N]
53. Red Rising by Pierce Brown [x] [N]
54. Golden Son (Red Rising) by Pierce Brown [x] [N]
xx. The Banished of Muirwood by Jeff Wheeler [x] (unfinished)
55. Heir to Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier
56. Seer of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier [N]
57. Flame of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier [N]
58. Prickle Moon by Juliet Marillier [x] [N]
59. The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey [N]
xx. Swords and Scoundrels by Julia Knight [x] (unfinished)
60. Winterwood (Rowankind) by Jacey Bedford [x] [L]
61. Kushiel's Scion by Jacqueline Carey
62. Kushiel's Justice by Jacqueline Carey
63. Freedom and Necessity by Steven Brust and Emma Bull [x] [L]
64. Den of Wolves (Blackthorn & Grim) by Juliet Marillier [x] [N]
65. The Incrementalists by Steven Brust and Skyler White [x] [L]
66. The Devil's Web by Mary Balogh [x] [L]
67. Deerskin by Robin McKinley [x] [L]
68. Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card
69. Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card
70. Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card
71. Chronicles of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery [x] [L]
72. Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card
73. Shadows in Flight by Orson Scott Card
74. Unwind by Neal Schusterman [x] [L]
75. A Lady Awakened by Cecilia Grant [x]
76. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima [x]
77. A Gentleman Undone by Cecilia Grant [x] [L]

Currently Reading:


The Thorn of Emberlain by Scott Lynch
Deadline by Mira Grant
Blackout by Mira Grant
The Desecrator by Steven Brust (novella)
The Bastards and the Knives: The Gentleman Bastard - The Prequel by Scott Lynch (March 2017)
Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection by Brandon Sanderson (November 22)

Key: x = first time read | L = library book | A = audio book | N = nook | K = kindle
Yay, books! Ones I have also read: I enjoy Brandon Sanderson, but I am so far behind - I have two of his doorstops and Firefight in my to-read pile. I enjoyed The Gospel of Loki, loved Among Others and The Room. I got Stiletto for Christmas :) I find Robin McKinley a bit...unfinished? Have you read Sunshine? I loved the ideas in that but then it didn't seem to go anywhere. But I do enjoy her books *shrugs*. Orson Scott Card I read years back and as much as I dislike the things I now know about him, Ender's Game was a huge thing. Unwind gave me nightmares. THAT SCENE. You know the one ;) I still can't read it without feeling very freaked out.

What were your favourite reads of the year?
Brandon is just a plain good writer and I love the thought he puts into his magic systems. But the thing that really sucked me in is learning about the Cosmere. Basically, all of his books (except the YA ones and short stories) happen in the same universe and there are crossover characters... it's like... the book version of Easter Eggs *breathes into paper bag*

McKinley always gets recommended to me because of my reading history by various sites - amazon, goodreads - but there's never been one I can say I've really enjoyed. Sunshine doesn't sound familiar.

None of the Ender's Game sequels QUITE live up to the original, but the ones I reread this year are the ones that are 'parallel series' books about Bean, from his origins to everything else that happened in his life after the Formic War. And Bean and Peter and Petra are such much more well-developed characters than Ender gets to be. I cry through the last book every time. Plus I find the geopolitical stuff fascinating.

Unwind... yeah. The whole last quarter or so of the book creeped me out. Part of the reason I haven't picked up the next one yet.

The Vlad Taltos books (Brust) were as fabulous as I had heard. I'm planning on rereading them in chronological order (as opposed to publication order) this year. I liked some of the Balogh books I read, but now that I've discovered Cecilia Grant I don't know if I can go back. The InCryptid books and Rook/Stiletto are both ones I'll definitely reread.
I'd heard about that, but I have such big gaps between reading his works and they're so full of little details to pick up on that it's mostly passed me by. I like it as a concept, but the idea of working it all out intimidates me a bit. I think maybe because i'm not in the midset for that kind of epic worldbuilding at the moment *shrugs*. Haha, I hadn't thought of them as Easter Eggs. That works really well actually :D

True. I like the concept of speaking for the dead, and that being the arc of Ender's character development, but the stories themselves just don't match up. I did enjoy the Bean books, the impact of having all those kids returning to Earth and what happened to everyone. Ugh, the ending. Yep, watery.

I can't pick up the other Unwind books either!

Interesting, I shall make a note :)