As a change from talking about what books I’m going to write this year, I thought I’d make a list of the books that are on my list to read this year. A couple have been around for a while; most of them recently landed on my desk.
The old ones first:
Shaman, by Kim Stanley Robinson. I actually need to read this before March because KSR is going to be a guest at FogCon and I’d like to have it read by then. He wrote the amazing 2312 and in general his books are always worth the time I take to read them.
Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville. Been on my nightstand for a year and a half now. Looking at it feels like being six and standing on the high dive.
The new ones:
Avatar Tuner, by Yu Godai, translated by Kevin Frane. Kevin has talked about this a lot, so I felt like I should take a look and read it. It’s different and interesting so far!
Seconds, by Bryan Lee O’Malley. The author of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World has a new book out. I enjoyed that one a lot so I’m looking forward to this one.
The King In Yellow, by Robert Chambers. Old horror classic that has fascinated me for years and I just never got around to putting my paws on it.
The King of Sports, by Gregg Easterbrook. I enjoy his Tuesday Morning Quarterback column and he knows a lot about football, so I’ll look forward to hearing his take on, as the tagline of the book says, “why football needs to be reformed.”
Things That Fall From the Sky, by Kevin Brockmeier. Short stories I have heard good things about.
Hopefully I’ll get to more books this year–I’ve already read the end of Rukis’s Off The Beaten Path trilogy–but those are the ones currently sitting on my list. Check back in December to see how I did…