Since my last status update I posted a lot of wrap-up type posts, as well as a few reviews. I'll list them for you shortly, but first, something I didn't post earlier: the silly little Goodreads challenge widgets.
My reading for 2014:
And the 2015 widget:
Whoo, very exciting. (Sorry the icons look silly, because they're not hosted here, I couldn't turn off the image borders.)
Anyway, My wrap-up posts from the end of last year, and other non-review posts from early-January:
- Best reads of 2015 and some reflection
- Reading Aussie Horror in 2014
- Australian Women Writers Challenge 2014 Wrap-up
- Australian Fantasy Books read in 2014
- Reading Aussie Science Fiction in 2014
- Statistics of books Tsana read in 2014
- The Evolution of a Reader
What have I read?
- City of Masks by Ashley Capes — the first book in a new epic fantasy series
- Once We Were by Kat Zhang — the sequel to Once We Were, a YA "what if" style dystopia
- Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins — the first book in a new YA series with a kick-arse main character
- Permutation City by Greg Egan — computer-centric hard SF that stood up the test of time surprisingly well.
- Captive by Aimée Carter — the sequel to Pawn, a YA dystopia
- Saga Volume Four by Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples — (obviously) the fourth volume of the ongoing comic book series
- Between the Lives by Jessica Shirvington — a stand-alone YA book and my first AWW read of the year
What am I currently reading?
A rapid succession of Aurealis books, mainly. With a few YA novels in between to give myself a break.
I am not including the Aurealis books here, mainly because I'm lazy. And because it's more fun to focus on the books I've bought myself and had to put off reading. I am going to list them from most recently acquired first, for a change, because it's a bit easier to go through my LibraryThing.
- The Dagger's Path by Glenda Larke, (purchased) sequel to The Lascar's Dagger
- The Fall of Fair Isle by Rowena Cory Daniells, (for review) a trilogy (omnibus) set in the same world as Besieged
- The Last Quarrel by Duncan Lay, (for review) the first book in a new series that I believe is set in the same world as his other books.
- Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer (for review) first and surprisingly short book in this series
- Sourdough and Other Stories by Angela Slatter, purchased short story collection, I believe they're all set in the same world
- Saga Volume 4 by brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples, (purchased as pre-order) already reviewed
- The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings by Angela Slatter, is technically an Aurealis book but it's also one I got for Christmas in the fancy hardcover edition so I'm including it here.
- Cold Comfort and Other Tales by David McDonald, (for review) a short collection of stories
- The Female Factory by Lisa L Hannet and Angela Slatter, also an Aurealis book, but I also got it earlier because I have a Twelve Planets subscription
- Dangerous by Shannon Hale (purchased) a YA book I've had my eye on for a while and it was on sale
- The Swan Book by Alexis Wright (purchased on sale) been meaning to read for a while thanks to AWW
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (this and the next nine books were purchased, in paper *gasp* as a Christmas present to myself)
- The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (as above)
- When We Wake by Karen Healey (as above)
- Inheritance by Malinda Lo (as above)
- Once We Where by Kat Zhang (as above) already reviewed
- Rebel Nation by Shaunta Grimes (as above)
- Unraveled by Gennifer Albin (as above)
- Altered by Gennifer Albin (as above)
- Captive by Aimée Carter (as above) already reviewed
- Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins (as above) already reviewed
- Not Our Kind (Tales of (Not) Belonging) by Nayad Monroe (kickstarter backer) an anthology
This post is low on images because I am too stressed (with work stuff that materialised after I agreed to AA stuff as well) to do something that fiddly and annoying. Instead you get relevant images that I had previously uploaded to Blogger.