Alli Snow (allisnow) wrote,
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It's that time again...

Possibly for the last time this year, since I don't forsee finishing my current book (Cetaganda by LMB) in the next few days.

^ Part of the Miles Vorkosigan Saga

1. Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
2. Stargate Atlantis: Rising by Sally Malcolm
3. Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop
4. Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop
5. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
6. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
7. The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
8. Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
9. Angel-Seeker by Sharon Shinn
10. Jovah's Angel by Sharon Shinn
11. The Alleluia Files by Sharon Shinn
12. Angelica by Sharon Shinn
13. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
14. Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier
15. Child of the Prophecy by Juliet Marillier
16. Stargate Atlantis: Reliquary by Martha Wells
17. Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
18. Kushiel's Chosen by Jacqueline Carey
19. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
20. Cordelia's Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold ^
21. Velocity by Dean Koontz
22. Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz
23. The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold ^
24. Elemental (anthology)
25. Kushiel's Avatar by Jacqueline Carey
26. The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold ^
27. Kushiel's Scion by Jacqueline Carey
28. Ethan of Athos by Lois McMaster Bujold ^
29. Borders of Infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold ^
30. Brothers in Arms by Lois McMaster Bujold ^
31. Ticktock by Dean Koontz
32. Forever Odd by Dean Koontz
33. Stargate Atlantis: The Chosen by Sonny Whitelaw & Elizabeth Christensen (review)
34. Perchance to Dream (anthology)
35. One Door Away from Heaven by Dean Koontz
36. Quicksilver by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
37. Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara
38. Path of Fate by Diana Pharaoh Francis
39. Icefire by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
40. Stargate Atlantis: Halcyon by James Swallow
41. The Decoy Princess by Dawn Cook
42. Princess at Sea by Dawn Cook (eeek)
43. Resenting the Hero by Moira J. Moore
44. The Hero Strikes Back by Moira J. Moore
45. Freefall by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
46. The Legend of Banzai Maguire by Susan Grant
47. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
48. Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn
49. Mystic and Rider by Sharon Shinn
50. The Thirteenth House by Sharon Shinn
51. The Face by Dean Koontz
52. Komarr by Lois McMaster Bujold ^

The newest additions:

53. Brother Odd by Dean Koontz
54. Diplomatic Immunity by Lois McMaster Bujold ^
55. The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks (just call me nostalgic. I was thinking of reading this aloud to my class, but I'm a little worried that the English terminology would get too confusing).

This year's books in review:

I think this year had me reading the most 'new' books since I learned how to read. By that I mean that I went through a rather long phase where all I really cared to do was reread books I knew were good because I'd already read them, such as Koontz. But the fact that he only writes about two novels a year (tsk tsk, so lazy) finally forced me to branch out a little.

Some were very enjoyable, such as the Vorkosigan Series, Moira J Moore's series, Icefire and Freefall by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn (I love anything by her, but especially the Samaria books and this one), and, surprisingly, the Stargate Atlantis novels by James Swallow and Martha Wells.

Some were good in a weird way, such as Anne Bishop and Gregory Maguire's, and The Time Traveler's Wife.

Some were duds, such as Princess at Sea (do not make me fall for a character and then make him the bad guy), SGA: The Chosen (need I say more?), Poison Study (interesting concept, lame execution), Path of Fate (forgetable), Cast in Shadow (way too convoluted and weird), and to a degree The Legend of Banzai Maguire (too romance-novelish). Overall, on a 1-10 scale, I would give this year a 7.

Now... on to 2007!
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