It’s the midpoint of the year already, and half the books on the list are finished and rated. I’ve gotta say 2018 had some tough ones that stretched my reading comprehension and attention span, not to mention free time. Three were worth it, one was not (Twilight) and I have the feeling it’ll be more of the same for the next six months. (Of course, I’ve been reading other books in between these.)
1. Get on with it already: A book that’s been on your TBR (to be read) list for over a year.
Hermetech, by Storm Constantine
2. Freebies: A book you (legally) obtained without paying for.
The One Gold Slave, by Christian Kennedy (A giveaway from the author)
3. Setting sail: A book taking place mostly or all on water.
City of Fortune, by Roger Crowley (a history of Venice)
4. I remember that!: A book about a historical event that took place in your lifetime.
Where Wizards Stay Up Late, by Katie Hafner and Matthew Lyon (about the creation of the Internet)
5. My hometown: A book by a local author.
Reamde, by Neal Stephenson
8. Bits and pieces: An anthology (poetry, short stories, whatever).
Undead Worlds, A Reanimated Writers Anthology (Zombie stories)
24. War is hell: A book about war, on the lines or the homefront, fiction or nonfiction.
A Delicate Truth, by John Le Carr
34. Who was that, again?: A book about a person you know little about.
The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory
29. Keep up with the Joneses: A book by someone everyone else seems to have read but you have not.
Twilight, by Stephanie Myers
38. Coming to a theater near you: A book made into a major motion picture.
Albert Nobbs, by George Moore
48. The butler might have done it: A mystery.
Antiques Swap, by Barbara Allen
49. Pixies and Dryads and Elves, oh my!: A high fantasy.
The Worm Ouroboros, by E. R. Eddison. That’s as High Fantasy as it gets.