2013 in Books

Assassin's Quest - Robin Hobb
Royal Assassin - Robin Hobb
Saltation - Miller & Lee
Dingo - Charles de Lint
All American Alien Boy - Allen Steele
The Star of Life - Edmond Hamilton
Idolon - Mark Brudz
The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity
Liquor - Poppy Z. Brite
Prime - Poppy Z. Brite
Soul Kitchen - Poppy Z. Brite
The Devil You Know - Poppy Z. Brite
Small Gods - Terry Pratchett
Medicine Road - Charles De Lint
Spiderman : Secret of the Sinister Six - Adam-Troy Castro
Scratch Monkey - Charles Stross
The Night Watch - Sean Stewart
Misspelled - Julie Czerneda
Mouse & Dragon - Miller & Lee
The Shattered Vine - Laura Anne Gilman
Ghost Ship - Miller & Lee
Fuzzy Nation - John Scalzi
Commedia Della Morte - Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Borne In Blood - Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Firebrand - Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Still - David Feintuch
Necessity's Child - Miller & Lee
The Lost Stars : Tarnished Knight - Jack Campbell
Limits of Power - Elizabeth Moon
The War God's Own - David Drake
Dragon Ship - Miller & Lee
The Trade of Queens - Charles Stross

Wow.  32 books.  That's the most I've read in a year in a while.  Lots of series (Brite, Miller & Lee, Hobb, Yarbro) and some one-offs.  A couple of anthologies, a couple of collections.

Of those above, the toughest one for me to get through was, I think, "Scratch Monkey".  It required the most concentration to stay on thread.

The most surprising were the Brite books.  But, as I'm on a cooking trend these days, they were a nice fit.

I was pleased with Scalzi's treatment of the Fuzzy universe.

The first book of 2014 will be a collection from the WorldCon in 1997:  "Entertainment" by Algis Budrys.

I'll have more time to read on my commute, but won't have as much reading time during vacation as in 2013.  About 7 of last year's books were read in one week of vacation.  We'll see what the total for 2014 brings and how close I get to clearing off my massive To Be Read pile.