Books Read 2016

January:

Fiction:

1. Ancillary Sword Imperial Radch #2 by Ann Leckie (First Time Read)

2. Ancillary Mercy Imperial Radch #3 by Ann Leckie (First Time Read)

3. Mistborn #1:The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (First Time Read)

Poetry:

4. The Kingdom and After by Megan Fernandes (Re-read)

 

February:

Fiction:

5. Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty Eight Days by Salman Rushdie (First Time Read)

6. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison (Re-read)

Poetry:

7. The Broken Word by Adam Foulds (First Time Read)

8. The Whitsun Weddings by Philip Larkin (Re-read)

9. Kissing a Bone by Maura Dooley (Re-Read)

10. Teaching my mother how to give birth by Warsan Shire (Re-read)

11. Her Blue Body by Warsan Shire (Re-read)

 

March:

Fiction:

12. The Gathering Dark (Shadow and Bone) #1 The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo (First Time Read)

13. The Screaming Staircase: Lockwood &co. #1 by Jonathan Stroud (First Time Read)

14. Rivers of Ink by Paul M. M. Cooper (First Time Read/ARC)

15. The Girl From Everywhere #1 by Heidi Hellig (First Time Read/ARC)

16. Six of Crows #1 by Leigh Bardugo (Reread)

Non-Fiction:

17. On Poetry by Glyn Maxwell (Re-read)

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April:

Fiction:

18. The Iron Ghost #2 The Copper Cat Trilogy by Jen Williams (First Time Read)

19. The Invisible Library #1 The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman (Re-read)

20. The Masked City #2 The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman (First Time Read)

Non-Fiction:

21. How (Not) to Get Your Poetry Published by Helena Nelson (First Time Read)

Poetry:

22. The Havocs by Jacob Polley (First Time Read)

 

May:

Fiction:

23. A Darker Shade of Magic #1 Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Re-read)

24. A Gathering of Shadows #2 Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab (First Time Read)

25. A Portable Shelter by Kirsty Logan (First Time Read)

Poetry:

26. Memorial by Alice Oswald (First Time Read)

27. Loop of Jade by Sarah Howe (First Time Read)

 

June:

Fiction:

28. Stardust by Neil Gaiman (Re-read)

29. Iron and Blood #1 Jake Desmet adventures by Gail Z. Martin and Larry Martin (First Time Read)

30. The Killing Moon #1 Dreamblood by N.K. Jemisin (First Time Read)

31. The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic #1 by Emily Croy Barker (First Time Read)

Poetry:

32. Lotus Gatherers by Amali Rodrigo (First Time Read)

33. The Ice Age by Paul Farley (First Time Read)

 

July:

Fiction:

34. Frog Music by Emma Donaghue (First Time Read)

35. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black (First Time Read)

36. Dark Triumph #2 His Fair Assassin Trilogy by Robin LaFevers (First Time Read)

37. The Timeseer’s Gambit: #2 The Faraday Files by Katie McIntyre (ARC/First Time Read)

38. Deathless by Catherynne M Valente (First Time Read)

39. The Silver Tide #3 Copper Cat Trilogy by Jen Williams (First Time Read)

40. The Shadowed Sun #2 Dreamblood by N. K. Jemesin (First Time Read)

41. The Weight of Feathers by Anna Marie McLemore (First Time Read)

42. A Natural History of Dragons: #1 a memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan (First Time Read)

 

August

Fiction:

43. Queen of the Tearling: #1 The Tearling Trilogy by Erika Johansen (First Time Read)

44. The Mirror Empire #1 Worldbreaker Saga by Kameron Hurley (First Time Read/DNF)

45. The Raven Boys: #1 The Raven Cycle by Maggie Steifvater (First Time Read)

46. The Tropic of Serpents: #2 a memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brenan (First Time Read)

47. Voyage of the Basilisk: #3 a memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brenan (First Time Read)

48. In the Labyrinth of Drakes: #4 a memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brenan (First Time Read)

49. The Dream Thieves: #2 The Raven Cycle by Maggie Steifvater (First Time Read)

50. Blue Lily, Lily Blue: #3 The Raven Cycle by Maggie Steifvater (First Time Read)

51. The Raven King: #4 The Raven Cycle by Maggie Steifvater (First Time Read)

 

September

Fiction:

52. For Darkness Shows The Stars by Diana Peterfreund (First Time Read)

53. The Invasion of the Tearling: #2 The Tearling Trilogy by Erika Johanssen (First Time Read)

54. The Crown Conspiracy: #1 The Riyria Revelations by Michael J Sullivan (Re-read)

55. Avempartha: #2 The Riyria Revelations by Michael J Sullivan (Re-read)

56. Nyphron Rising: #3 The Riyria Revelations by Michael J Sullivan (First Time Read)

57. The Emerald Storm: #4 The Riyria Revelations by Michael J Sullivan (First Time Read)

58. Wintertide: #5 The Riyria Revelations by Michael J Sullivan (First Time Read)

59. Persepliquis: #6 The Riyria Revelations by Michael J Sullivan (First Time Read)

60. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley (First Time Read)

61. Feed: #1 Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant (First Time Read)

 

October

Non-Fiction:

62. Republic of the Imagination: A Case for Fiction by Azar Nafisi (First Time Read)

Fiction:

63. Six of Crows: #1 Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo (Re-read)

64. Crooked Kingdom: #2 Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo (First Time Read)

Poetry:

65. Chick by Hannah Lowe (First Time Read)

November

Poetry:

66. Jackself by Jacob Polley (First Time Read)

67. Chan by Hannah Lowe (First Time Read)

 

Currently Reading:

  1. The Boy with a Porcelain Blade by Den Patrick (First Time Read)
  2. Pieces of Light: The New Science of Memory by Charles Ferneyhough (First Time Read)
  3. Star Shot by Mary-Ann Constantine (First Time Read/ARC)
  4. The Edge of the World by Michael Pye (First Time Read)
  5. Dune by Frank Herbert (First Time Read)
  6. The House on Falling Star Hill by Michael Molloy (Re-read)
  7. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (First Time Read)
  8. Lirael by Garth Nix (Re-read)
  9. The Once and Future King by T.H. White (First Time Read)
  10. Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange by Malcolm C Lyons (First Time Read)