Tuesday reading

Current
Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett
Witch King, by Martha Wells
The Heart’s Time, ed. Janet Morley

Last books finished
Some Desperate Glory, by Emily Tesh
Seeds of Mercury, by Wang Jinkang
The Self-Made Man, by Mark Griffiths
The Angel of Redemption, by Nikita Gill
Rose/House, by Arkady Martine
Orlanda, by Jacqueline Hartman
Wannabes, by Dave Rudden
The Monster in the Cupboard, by Kalynn Bayron

Next books
The Girl Who Died, by Tom Marshall
Black Helicopters, by Caitlin R. Kiernan
Doctor Zhivago, by Boris Pasternak

Tuesday reading

Current
Some Desperate Glory, by Emily Tesh
Orlanda, by Jacqueline Hartman
The Self-Made Man, by Mark Griffiths

Last books finished
The Then and the Now, by Si Spurrier et al
Starter Villain, by John Scalzi
Moroda, by L.L. McNeil (did not finish)
Promises Greater Than Darkness, by Charlie Jane Anders (did not finish)
Imaginary Friends, by Jacqueline Rayner
The Cradle, by Tasha Suri
When Voiha Wakes, by Joy Chant

Next books
The Angel of Redemption, by Nikita Gill
Belfast City Hall: One Hundred Years, by Gillian McIntosh
Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett

Tuesday reading

Current
Starter Villain, by John Scalzi
The Then and the Now, by Si Spurrier et al

Last books finished
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
Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons, by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Phil Jimenez, Gene Ha and Nicola Scott
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

Next books
Imaginary Friends, by Jacqueline Rayner
Moroda, by L.L. McNeil
When Voiha Wakes, by Joy Chant

Tuesday reading

Current
The Saint of Bright Doors, by Vajra Chandrasekera

Last books finished
Ara Güler’s Istanbul: 40 Years of Photographs
Translation State, by Ann Leckie
The Witches of World War II, by Paul Cornell and Valeria Burzo
Flux, ed. Paul Driscoll
Foxglove Summer, by Ben Aaronovitch
Liberty’s Daughter, by Naomi Kritzer
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

Next books
The Return of Marco Polo’s World, by Robert Kaplan
The Pragmatic Programmer, by David Thomas and Andrew Hunt
When the Moon Was Ours, by Anna-Marie McLemore

Tuesday reading

Current
Foxglove Summer, by Ben Aaronovitch
Translation State, by Ann Leckie
Ara Guler’s Istanbul: 40 Years of Photographs

Last books finished
How Democracies Die, by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
Conversion, by Al Ewing et al
The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi, by Shannon Chakraborty
Reminiscences of a Bachelor, by Sheridan Le Fanu
Saga, vol 11 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Doctor Who: The Church on Ruby Road, by Esmie Jikiemi-Pearson
Mammoths at the Gates, by Nghi Vo
Slovakia and the United Kingdom: the first 30 years, by Pavol Demeš
DOOM 94, by Jānis Joņevs

Next books
Flux, ed. Paul Driscoll
The Return of Marco Polo’s World, by Robert Kaplan
The Pragmatic Programmer, by David Thomas and Andrew Hunt

Tuesday reading

Current
How Democracies Die, by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi, by Shannon Chakraborty
Conversion, by Al Ewing et al
Reminiscences of a Bachelor, by Sheridan Le Fanu

Last books finished
All These Worlds, by Niall Harrison
The Code of the Woosters, by P.G. Wodehouse
Kinda, by Frank Collins
De verdwijning, by Guido Eekhout

Next books
Doctor Who: The Church on Ruby Road, by Esmie Jikiemi-Pearson
DOOM 94, by Janis Jonevs
Foxglove Summer, by Ben Aaronovitch

Tuesday reading

Current
De verdwijning, by Guido Eekhout
The Code of the Woosters, by P.G. Wodehouse
All These Worlds, by Niall Harrison

Last books finished
Paradise Towers, by John Toon
Sleepers of Mars, by John Wyndham
Doctor Who: Kinda, by Terrance Dicks

Next books
Kinda, by Frank Collins
Reminiscences of a Bachelor, by Sheridan Le Fanu
How Democracies Die, by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt

Tuesday reading

Current
De verdwijning, by Guido Eekhout
Sleepers of Mars, by John Wyndham
The Code of the Woosters, by P.G. Wodehouse
All These Worlds, by Niall Harrison

Last books finished
Parable of the Sower, by Octavia E. Butler
A Traveller in Time: The Critical Practice of Maureen Kincaid Speller, edited by Nina Allan
Doctor Who – Paradise Towers, by Stephen Wyatt

Next books
Doctor Who: Paradise Towers, by Stephen Wyatt
Reminiscences of a Bachelor, by Sheridan Le Fanu
How Democracies Die, by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt

Tuesday reading

Hugo vote counting time rather cuts into one’s reading…

Current
De verdwijning, by Guido Eekhout
Parable of the Sower, by Octavia E. Butler
A Traveller in Time: The Critical Practice of Maureen Kincaid Speller, edited by Nina Allan
Those Pricey Thakur Girls, by Anuja Chauhan

Last books finished
Airside, by Christopher Priest
Doctor Who: The Evil of the Daleks, by Frazer Hines

Next books
Doctor Who: Paradise Towers, by Stephen Wyatt
Reminiscences of a Bachelor, by Sheridan Le Fanu
How Democracies Die, by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt

Tuesday reading

Current
Doctor Who: The Evil of the Daleks, by Frazer Hines
De verdwijning, by Guido Eekhout
Parable of the Sower, by Octavia E. Butler

Last books finished
Moonraker’s Bride, by Madeleine Brent
Sunstone, vol. 1, by Stjepan Sejić
Why We Get the Wrong Politicians, by Isabel Hardman 
Ex Marginalia: Essays from the Edges of Speculative Fiction, ed. Chinuo Onwualu
Confusion, by Elizabeth Jane Howard
Serve You, by Al Ewing, Rob Williams et al 
Shigidi and the  Brass Head of Obalufon, by Wole Talabi

Next books
Doctor Who: Paradise Towers, by Stephen Wyatt
Reminiscences of a Bachelor, by Sheridan Le Fanu
How Democracies Die, by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt

Tuesday reading

Current
Confusion, by Elizabeth Jane Howard
Moonraker’s Bride, by Madeleine Brent
Why We Get the Wrong Politicians, by Isabel Hardman 

Last books finished
The Sunmakers, by Lewis Baston
The Wheels of Chance, by H.G. Wells
Bletchley Park Brainteasers, by Sinclair McKay

Next books
Serve You, by Al Ewing et al 
De verdwijning, by Guido Eekhout
Parable of the Sower, by Octavia E. Butler

Tuesday reading

Usually in leap years I change the day of my weekly book roundups at the very end of February. But I was on a transatlantic flight last night, so missed my Monday write-up yesterday, and I think I will just switch to Tuesdays two weeks earlier than I had planned. (Two transatlantic flights in a week are good for the booklog…)

Current
The Sunmakers, by Lewis Baston

Last books finished
The Unsettled Dust, by Robert Aickman
Three Girls in a Flat, by Enid Yandell and Laura Hayes
Notes from the Burning Age, by Claire North
David Whitaker in an Exciting Adventure with Television, by Simon Guerrier
Sferics 2017, ed. Roz Clarke
Kill the Moon, by Darren Mooney
Short Fiction of Flann O’Brien
Doctor Who and the Sunmakers, by Terrance Dicks
The Smile on the Face of the Tiger, by Douglas Hurd and Andrew Osmond

Next books
Bletchley Park Brainteasers, by Sinclair McKay
The Wheels of Chance, by H.G. Wells
Confusion, by Elizabeth Jane Howard

Monday reading

Current
Notes from the Burning Age, by Claire North
The Unsettled Dust, by Robert Aickman
David Whitaker in an Exciting Adventure with Television, by Simon Guerrier

Last book finished
Lizard Radio, by Pat Schmatz

Next books
Kill the Moon, by Darren Mooney
Sferics 2017, ed. Roz Clarke
Short Fiction of Flann O’Brien

Monday reading

Current
Notes from the Burning Age, by Claire North
Lizard Radio, by Pat Schmatz
The Unsettled Dust, by Robert Aickman

Last books finished
The Dawnhounds, by Sasha Stronach
Tintin au Pays de l’Or Noir, by Hergé
The Odyssey, by Homer, tr Emily Wilson
After Life, by Al Ewing et al
The Fire Starters, by Jan Carson
A Life in Questions, by Jeremy Paxman

Next books
David Whitaker in an Exciting Adventure with Television, by Simon Guerrier
Sferics 2017, ed. Roz Clarke
Short Fiction of Flann O’Brien

Monday Reading

Current
The Dawnhounds, by Sasha Stronach
The Odyssey, by Homer, tr Emily Wilson
A Life in Questions, by Jeremy Paxman
Tintin au Pays de l’Or Noir, by Hergé

Last books finished
Three Plays, by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
“Georgia on my Mind”, by Charles Sheffield

Next books
After Life, by Al Ewing et al
The Unsettled Dust, by Robert Aickman
Notes from the Burning Age, by Claire North

Monday reading

Current
Three Plays, by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
The Dawnhounds, by Sasha Stronach

Last books finished
The Talons of Weng-Chiang, by Robert Holmes, edited by John McElroy
Murder in Mesopotamia, by Agatha Christie
Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng-Chiang, by Terrance Dicks
Strawberry and the Soul Reapers, by Tite Kubo
Babel, by R.F. Kuang
The Talons of Weng-Chiang, by Dale Smith
“The New Mother”, by Eugene Fischer

Next books
A Life in Questions, by Jeremy Paxman
“Georgia on my Mind”, by Charles Sheffield
Tintin au Pays de l’Or Noir, by Hergé

Monday reading

Current
The Talons of Weng-Chiang, by Robert Holmes, edited by John McElroy
Babel, by R.F. Kuang
Strawberry and the Soul Reapers, by Tite Kubo

Last books finished
The Dark Queens, by Shelley Puhak
Attack on Thebes, by M.D. Cooper (did not finish)
Blackpool Revisited, by John Collier
Vincent and the Doctor, by Paul Driscoll
Tristram Shandy, by Laurence Sterne
Yellowface, by R.F. Kuang

Next books
Three Plays, by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng-Chiang, by Terrance Dicks
The Dawnhounds, by Sasha Stronach

Monday reading

A new year, and a new day for my weekly roundup – and in fact I will shift to Tuesdays from March.

Current
Tristram Shandy, by Laurence Sterne
Blackpool Revisited, by John Collier

Last books finished
The Future, by Naomi Alderman
A Fairytale Life, by Lilah Sturges et al
Fatal Path, by Ronan Fanning
Rule of Law: A Memoir, by Glynnis Breytenbach
The Beautifull Cassandra, by Jane Austen
Anthro-Vision, by Gillian Tett

Next books
Attack on Thebes, by M.D. Cooper
Vincent and the Doctor, by Paul Driscoll
Strawberry and the Soul Reapers, by Tite Kubo

Sunday and December books

Sunday books

(This will shift to Mondays as of tomorrow week)

Last books finished
Bee Quest, by Dave Goulson
Lunar Descent, by Allen Steele
In Xanadu, by Lavie Tidhar
The New Machiavelli, by H. G. Wells
Emotional Chemistry, by Simon Forward
Marking Time, by Elizabeth Jane Howard
iLobby.eu, by Caroline de Cock

December Reading

Non-fiction 7 (YTD 86)
Recollections of Virginia Woolf by Her Contemporaries, by Joan Russell Noble
Invasion of the Dinosaurs, by Jon Arnold
Atlas of Irish History, by Ruth Dudley Edwards
Into the Unknown, eds. Laura Clarke and Patrick Gyger
The Haunting of Villa Diodati, by Philip Purser-Hallard
Bee Quest, by Dave Goulson
iLobby.eu, by Caroline de Cock

Non-genre 2 (YTD 29)
The New Machiavelli, by H. G. Wells
Marking Time, by Elizabeth Jane Howard

SF 5 (YTD 164)
Giants at the End of the World, eds. Johanna Sinisalo & Toni Jerrmann
Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
A Long Day in Lychford, by Paul Cornell
Lunar Descent, by Allen Steele
In Xanadu, by Lavie Tidhar

Doctor Who 5 (YTD 37)
Doctor Who: The Star Beast, by Gary Russell
Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion, by Malcolm Hulke
Doctor Who: Wild Blue Yonder, by Mark Morris
Doctor Who: The Giggle, by James Goss
Emotional Chemistry, by Simon Forward

Comics 2 (YTD 28)
Facing Fate: The Good Companion, by Nick Abadzis et al
Jaren van de olifant, by Willy Linthout

4,900 pages (YTD 86,900)
7/21 (YTD 148/351) by non-male writers (Edwards, Clarke, de Cock, Howard, Sinisalo, St John Mandel, illustrators of The Good Companion)
None (YTD 42/351) by a non-white writer
3 rereads (Station Eleven, Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion, Emotional Chemistry)

312 books currently tagged unread – down 26 from last month after some reorganising

Reading now

The Future, by Naomi Alderman
Tristram Shandy, by Laurence Sterne

Coming soon (perhaps)

After Life, by Al Ewing et al
Blackpool Revisited, by John Collier
Vincent and the Doctor, by Paul Driscoll
Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng-Chiang, by Terrance Dicks
The Talons of Weng-Chiang, by Dale Smith
Rule of Law, by Glynis Breitenbach
The Beautifull Cassandra, by Jane Austen
Attack on Thebes, by M.D. Cooper
Three Plays, by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
A Life in Questions, by Jeremy Paxman
Strawberry and the Soul Reapers, by Tite Kubo
The Dawnhounds, by Sasha Stronach
Yellowface, by R.F. Kuang
“The New Mother”, by Eugene Fischer
“Georgia on my Mind”, by Charles Sheffield
Tintin au Pays de l’Or Noir, by Hergé
Notes from the Burning Age, by Claire North
The Wheels of Chance, by H.G. Wells
Confusion, by Elizabeth Jane Howard
How Democracies Die, by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
Babel, by R.F. Kuancg
Foxglove Summer, by Ben Aaronovitch
The Pragmatic Programmer, by David thomas and Andrew Hunt
The Unsettled Dust, by Robert Aickman
Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett
Doctor Zhivago, by Boris Pasternak

Annual roundup to come shortly.

Weekly reading blog

Current
Marking Time, by Elizabeth Jane Howard
Bee Quest, by Dave Goulson
The New Machiavelli, by H. G. Wells
Lunar Descent, by Allen Steele

Last books finished
Into the Unknown, ed. Laura Clarke
The Haunting of Villa Diodati, by Philip Purser-Hallard
A Long Day in Lychford, by Paul Cornell

Next books
iLobby.eu, by Caroline De Cock
Our Share of Night, by Mariana Enriquez
Fevered Star, by Rebecca Roanhorse

Sunday reading

Current
Into the Unknown, ed. Laura Clarke
The Haunting of the Villa Diodati, by Philip Purser-Hallard
Marking Time, by Elizabeth Jane Howard

Last books finished
Doctor Who: Wild Blue Yonder, by Mark Morris
Invasion of the Dinosaurs, by Jon Arnold
Atlas of Irish History, by Ruth Dudley Edwards
Jaren van de olifant, by Willy Linthout
Doctor Who: The Giggle, by James Goss

Next books
The Ides of Octember A Pictorial Bibliography of Roger Zelazny, by Christopher S. Kovacs
A Long Day in Lychford, by Paul Cornell
The New Machiavelli, by H. G. Wells

Sunday reading

Current
Doctor Who: Wild Blue Yonder, by Mark Morris
Atlas of Irish History, by Ruth Dudley Edwards
Jaren van de olifant, by Willy Linthout

Last books finished
Giants at the End of the World, by Johanna Sinisalo
Doctor Who: The Star Beast, by Gary Russell
Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion, by Malcolm Hulke
Recollections of Virginia Woolf by Her Contemporaries, by Joan Russell Noble
Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel

Next books
Invasion of the Dinosaurs, by Jon Arnold
Into the Unknown, ed. Laura Clarke
Marking Time, by Elizabeth Jane Howard

Sunday reading

Current
Giants at the End of the World, by Johanna Sinisalo
Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel

Last books finished
Under the Yoke, by Ivan Vazov
Ancillary Sword, by Ann Leckie
The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women, by Elizabeth Norton
Many Grains of Sand, by Liz Castro
Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka
Facing Fate: The Good Companion, by Nick Abadzis et al

Next books
Doctor Who: The Star Beast, by Gary Russell
Recollections of Virginia Woolf by Her Contemporaries, by Joan Russell Noble
Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka

Sunday reading

Current
Under the Yoke, by Ivan Vazov
Ancillary Sword, by Ann Leckie
The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women, by Elizabeth Norton

Last books finished
The Girl in the Road, by Monica Byrne
The J.R.R. Tolkien Miscellany, by Robert S. Blackham
One Foot in Laos, by Dervla Murphy 

Next books
Many Grains of Sand, by Liz Castro
Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka

Sunday reading

Current
The Girl in the Road, by Monica Byrne
One Foot in Laos, by Dervla Murphy 
The J.R.R. Tolkien Miscellany, by Robert S. Blackham

Last books finished
Dalek, by Billy Sequire
All Things Made New, by Diarmaid MacCulloch

Next books
Three Plays, by George S Kaufman and Moss Hart
Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women, by Elizabeth Norton

Sunday reading

Current
All Things Made New, by Diarmaid MacCulloch

Last books finished
The Hand of Fear, by Simon Bucher-Jones
My Real Children, by Jo Walton 
Doctor Who: Dalek, by Rob Shearman
Eldrad Must Live! by Bob Baker, Stephen B. Scott,  Andrew Orton and Colin Brockhurst

Next books
The J.R.R. Tolkien Miscellany, by Robert S. Blackham
Dalek, by Billy Sequire
The Girl in the Road, by Monica Byrne

Sunday reading

Current
My Real Children, by Jo Walton 

Last books finished
Cart and Cwidder, by Diana Wynne Jones
Life Ceremony, by Sayaka Murata
Facing Fate: Vortex Butterflies, by Nick Abadzis et al
The Prisoner of Zenda, by Anthony Hope
Doctor Who and the Androids of Tara, by Terrance Dicks
Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System, by Nick Montfort and Ian Bogost
Doctor Who: The Androids of Tara, by David Fisher
The Road to Amber, by Roger Zelazny
Doctor Who and the Hand of Fear, by Terrance Dicks

Next books
All Things Made New, by Diarmaid MacCulloch
The Girl in the Road, by Monica Byrne
The Hand of Fear, by Simon Bucher-Jones

Sunday reading

Current
Cart and Cwidder, by Diana Wynne Jones
Life Ceremony, by Sayaka Murata
The Road to Amber, by Roger Zelazny

Last books finished
No, But I Saw the Movie, ed. David Wheeler
Winter, by Ali Smith
Politics: Between The Extremes, by Nick Clegg
Wyrd Sisters, by Terry Pratchett
Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis

Next books
Facing Fate: Vortex Butterflies, by Nick Abadzis et al
All Things Made New, by Diarmaid MacCulloch
Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System, by Nick Montfort

Sunday reading

Current
No, But I Saw the Movie, ed. David Wheeler 
Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis 
Winter, by Ali Smith

Last books finished
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, by Adam Rutherford
Earthshock, by Brian J. Moss
“Even the Queen” by Connie Wilis
The Battle of Ranskoor av Kolos, by James F. McGrath

Next books
Politics: Between The Extremes, by Nick Clegg 
Wyrd Sisters, by Terry Pratchett
Life Ceremony, by Sayaka Murata

Sunday reading

Current
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, by Adam Rutherford
No, But I Saw the Movie, ed. David Wheeler 

Last books finished
Fate, by Zhao Haohui
2024, by Robert Durward 
About Time 9, by Tat Wood and Dorothy Ail
Doctor Who: Earthshock, by Ian Marter

Next books
Earthshock, by Brian J. Moss
Politics: Between The Extremes, by Nick Clegg 
“Even the Queen” by Connie Wilis