Am Reading: January 2014

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Am Reading

Books and stories I'm reading and enjoying.

One of my big goals for the year was to do more reading again, so here goes a little list of what I read book-wise in the last month (let's not bother with the online reading, re-reads, or anything reading-in-progress; I do too much of that):

  1. Return to Me by Lynn Austin - mixed feelings
  2. The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult - loved
  3. Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn - liked a lot, want the next one
  4. Delirium by Susan Kaye Quinn - excellent; bought the whole season based on it
  5. Agony by Susan Kaye Quinn - slightly annoying, lots of setup, but interesting enough to keep going
  6. Debt Collector, Season 1, by Susan Kaye Quinn - mixed feelings, stayed interested
  7. Wild Seed by Octavia Butler - fascinated by it and will reread often
  8. Mind of My Mind by Octavia Butler - loved it at first and hated with fiery passion the ending, will never read again and try to expunge it from my memory banks
  9. The Drought by Allowyn Nyrti - had a hard time getting into it at first, then fell back in love
  10. Honor of the Queen by David Weber - as good as Basilisk and loaded with great characters on all sides, loved
  11. The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner - I read The Thief when I was fourteen and taking a writing course at the suggestion of my instructor. Adored the book and this follow-up just blew it out of the water.
  12. The Flood by Allowyn Nyrti - Sucked me right in, but I procrastinated on finishing it because I didn't want the story to end just yet. Bad me. Awesome stuff then ended on another cliffhanger. I'm getting an amicable grudge against this author.
  13. The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner - Not enough Gen but I loved every second of this book
  14. Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner - Again, amazing, if much harder to take
  15. The Short Victorious War by David Weber - loved
  16. Field of Dishonor by David Weber - wept and hated and loved

This breaks down to:

  • 14 novel-length books*

*Delirium and Agony were parts of Debt Collector, Season 1, which is itself equivalent to one large novel-length book, though it is also an omnibus and thus a series.

which break down further to:

  • 1 stand-alone novel
  • 2 complete series
  • 3 first novels in a series
  • 1 finished a previously started series
  • 2 reading through a series
  • 1 stopped reading a series


  • 1 Biblical Fiction
  • 1 Literary Fiction
  • 1 YA Science Fiction
  • 5 General Science Fiction
  • 3 Fantasy
  • 3 Military Science Fiction


  • 9 traditionally published
  • 2 indie published
  • 2 not yet published
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