Thursday, January 1st, 2015

2014 Reading List

Thursday, January 1st, 2015 01:04 pm
delphia2ohohoh: (Spring by sun_star_n_moon)
Good stuff and bad stuff this year. I tried to concentrate on reading fantasy & SF written by women and minorities. Some of it was wonderful. Some, not so much. I tried some ebooks that were written by people who self-published and I can see why they went that route. Some okay, some just barely readable. I haven't bothered to list anything that was so bad or so boring that I didn't finish.

Octavia Butler's classic 'Kindred' is raved about, but not by me. I was delighted to find a great series by one of my favorite fan fiction writers, Martha Wells. She has more stories in a different world that are on my to-be-read pile. My favorite Steampunk author, Shelley Adina came out with a new story mid-year and I've just discovered (and started reading) yet another in the series as of last night. Highly recommended!

Of the ones I loved, the YA series starting with 'Earth Girl' and the juvenile quartet about 'The Thief' were my favorites. Kudos also to the hysterically funny dragon quartet by Patricia Wrede. I wish they wrote more in each of these worlds. I also enjoyed another of Marion Chesney's delightful little Regency romance series. She has a few more I'm going to be looking for. I can also recommend the YA series of fractured futuristic fairy tales by Marissa Meyer, starting with 'Cinder.' You might want to wait until she finishes the series tho.

However, I think for the combination of both plot and writing, I will have to name "The Gate to Woman's Country" as my best of the year. Full of fascinating ideas, it stayed with me for a long time.

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