April 2024 Books

Non-fiction 10 (YTD 25)
All These Worlds, by Niall Harrison
Kinda, by Frank Collins
How Democracies Die, by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
Flux, ed. Paul Driscoll
The Devil Kissed Her, by Kathy Watson
Belfast: Approach to Crisis, by Ian Budge and Cornelius O’Leary
Belfast: The Story of a City and its People, by Feargal Cochrane
The Return of Marco Polo’s World, by Robert Kaplan
Chindit Column 76, by W.A. Wilcox
The Pragmatic Programmer, by David Thomas and Andrew Hunt

Non-genre 3 (YTD 14)
The Code of the Woosters, by P.G. Wodehouse
De verdwijning, by Guido Eekhout
DOOM 94, by Jānis Joņevs

SF 11 (YTD 27)
The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi, by Shannon Chakraborty
Reminiscences of a Bachelor, by Sheridan Le Fanu
Mammoths at the Gates, by Nghi Vo
Translation State, by Ann Leckie
Foxglove Summer, by Ben Aaronovitch
Liberty’s Daughter, by Naomi Kritzer
The Saint of Bright Doors, by Vajra Chandrasekera
Life Does Not Allow Us To Meet, by He Xi
Thornhedge, by T. Kingfisher
The Mimicking of Known Successes, by Malka Older
When the Moon Was Ours, by Anna-Marie McLemore

Doctor Who 2 (YTD 6)
Doctor Who: Kinda, by Terrance Dicks
Doctor Who: The Church on Ruby Road, by Esmie Jikiemi-Pearson

Comics and art books 5 (YTD 11)
Conversion, by Al Ewing et al
Saga, vol 11 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Ara Güler’s Istanbul: 40 Years of Photographs
The Witches of World War II, by Paul Cornell and Valeria Burzo
Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons, by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Phil Jimenez, Gene Ha and Nicola Scott

7,500 pages (YTD 21.200) 
12/31 (YTD 34/85) by non-male writers (Watson, Chakraborty, Vo, Leckie, Kritzer, “Kingfisher”, Older, McLemore, Jikiemi-Pearson, Staples, Burzo, DeConnick/Scott)
9/31 (YTD 10/85) by a non-white writer (Chakraborty, Vo, Chandrasekera, He, Older, McLemore, Jikiemi-Pearson, Staples, Jimenez/Ha)
1/31 rereads (Doctor Who: Kinda)

314 books currently tagged unread, down 7 from last month, down 75 from April 2023.

Reading now (as of last night)
Starter Villain, by John Scalzi
The Then and the Now, by Si Spurrier et al

Coming soon (perhaps)
Imaginary Friends, by Jacqueline Rayner
The Cradle, by Tasha Suri
The Self-Made Man, by Mark Griffiths
The Angel of Redemption, by Nikita Gill
Wannabes, by Dave Rudden
The Monster in the Cupboard, by Kalynn Bayron
The Girl Who Died, by Tom Marshall
Moroda, by L.L. McNeil
Belfast City Hall: One Hundred Years, by Gillian McIntosh
Black Helicopters, by Caitlin R. Kiernan
Discovering Tudor London: A Journey Back in Time, by Natalie Grueninger
When Voiha Wakes, by Joy Chant
Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett
Doctor Zhivago, by Boris Pasternak
Land of the Blind, by Scott Gray
Casting Off, by Elizabeth Jane Howard
Fevered Star, by Rebecca Roanhorse
The Virgin In The Garden, by A.S. Byatt
“Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge”, by Mike Resnick
Our Share of Night, by Mariana Enriquez
The Sol Majestic, by Ferrett Steinmetz
L’Affaire Tournesol, by Hergé
Who Runs the World?, by Virginia Bergin
The Lost Puzzler, by Eyal Kless
The Wonderful Visit, by H. G. Wells
Steppenwolf, by Hermann Hesse
Hard to Be a God, by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
The Hanging Tree, by Ben Aaronovitch
South, by Ernest Shackleton