January Books

Way behind with bookblogging as with other things. Still weight out of 16 to write up for January.Anyway here is the snapshot as of last Thursday.

Non-fiction 5
The Doctor’s Monsters, by Graham Sleight
Making Ireland English, by Jane Ohlmeyer
Challenges for EU foreign policy in 2013, ed. Giovanni Grevi and Daniel Keohane
TARDIS Eruditorum – An Unauthorized Critical History of Doctor Who, Volume 2: Patrick Troughton by Philip Sandifer
Chicks Unravel Time, ed. Deborah Stanish and L.M. Myles

fiction (non-sf) 1
Faces in the Pool, by Jonathan Gash

sf (non-Who) 3
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Jack Glass by Adam Roberts

Doctor Who 6
The Indestructible Man, by Simon Messingham
Human Nature, by Paul Cornell
Casualties of War by Steve Emmerson
Step Back in Time: Extra Time, by Richard Dungworth
Step Back in Time: The Water Thief, by Jacqueline Rayner
A Big Hand for the Doctor, by Eoin Colfer

Comics 1
The Hive, by Charles Burns

~4,200 pages
4/16 by women (Ohlmeyer, Stanish/Myles, Collins, Rayner)
0/16 by PoC
Bechdel pass 7/11
Bechdel fail 4/11 – 2 at first step, 1 at second step, 1 at third.

Rereads: 2 (Neverwhere, Human Nature)
Acquired 2011 or before: 4 (Neverwhere, Human Nature, Casualties of War, The Indestructible Man)
Acquired 2012: 7 (Step Back in Time x2, Faces in the Pool, The Hive, The Hunger Games, Making Ireland English, The Doctor’s Monsters)
Acquired 2013: 5 (Chicks Unravel Time, TARDIS Eruditorum 2, Jack Glass, Challenges for European Foreign Policy in 2013, A Big Hand For The Doctor)

2013 reading project: up to chapter 11 of The Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Also started:
by Roald Dahl
Dark Eden by Chris Beckett
London Falling by Paul Cornell
Slaapkoppen by Randall.C

Coming next (perhaps):
The Left Hand of Darkness
by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Red and the Black by Stendhal
The Castle by Franz Kafka
The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
Swallows And Amazons by Arthur Ransome
1632 by Eric Flint
The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi
Doors Open by Ian Rankin
The Last Mughal by William Dalrymple
A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor
The Peoples of Middle-Earth by Christopher Tolkien
Toward the End of Time by John Updike
Daystar and Shadow by James Weldon Johnson
The Irish Constitutional Revolution of the Sixteenth Century by Brendan Bradshaw
Starship Fall by Eric Brown
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
The Menagerie by Martin Day
Original Sin by Andy Lane
The Turing Test by Paul Leonard
Fugitive by Tony Lee
Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
The Unfree French by Richard Vinen
Empty Space: A Haunting by M. John Harrison

One thought on “January Books

  1. That disabilities story is…

    Well, it’s one of the reasons I’m investigating emigration options right now. I’m really not sure the UK is a place I want to be much longer.

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