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  1. #166
    Kushiel's Dart - Jacqueline Carey (currently reading)
    Kushiel's Chosen - Jacqueline Carey
    Kushiel's Avatar - Jacqueline Carey
    Last Herald-Mage - Mercedes Lackey
    Night of Knives - Ian Cameron Esslemont
    Reaper's Gale - Steven Erikson

    then in no particular order:
    Transformation - Carol Berg
    Black Company - Glen Cook
    Thomas Covenant - Stephen Donaldson
    The Scar - China Mieville

  2. #167
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    Next 10 up should be:

    Sailing to Sarantium -or- Last Light of the Sun by Guy Gavriel Kay
    The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
    The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert VS. Redick
    Consider Phlebas -or- Against A Dark Background by Iain M Banks
    Kushiel's Avatar by Jacqueline Carey
    Black Sun Rising by CS Friedman
    Corsair -or- Odinn's Child by Tim Severin
    Latro In The Mist -or- First Book of The New Sun by Gene Wolfe
    The Bonehunters by Steven Erikson
    Devices and Desires by K.J. Parker

    I've had most those books on my shelf for at least a year..

  3. #168
    joe abercrombie-the blade itself(in progress)
    China Mieville-Perdido Street station
    Steven Erikson-Reapers Gale
    Anne Rice-Interview with a vampire
    Salman rushdie-The Satanic verses
    Guy gavriel kay-the lions of alrassan
    thomas hardy-tess of the D'urbervilles
    hilary Mantel-A place of greater safety
    J.R.R. Tolkien-The children of hurin
    Thomas More-Utopia

    everything after reapers gale is not in order of first read to last

  4. #169
    I like to rock the party Corporal Blues's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy M. View Post

    And I'd add,
    No Place for Old Men and/or Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

    Hey Randy M,
    I just read No Country for Old Men a week or so ago, and I highly reccomend it. Its the best book I've read in quite some time.

  5. #170
    Quote Originally Posted by Corporal Blues View Post
    Hey Randy M,
    I just read No Country for Old Men a week or so ago, and I highly reccomend it. Its the best book I've read in quite some time.
    Thanks, Corporal B. I hope to get to it before or during the summer.

    Randy M.

  6. #171
    We're talking fiction only, right? That's too hard to look that far ahead as it is always changing, but here are the top five:

    1. Name of the Wind - Rothfuss (in progress)
    2. Acacia - Durham (in progress)
    3. Invisible Cities - Calvino (in progress)
    4. Thunderer - Gilman
    5. Memories of Ice - Erikson (to return to and finish)

    Also on the pile...
    To the Lighthouse - Woolf
    Lies of Locke Lamora - Lynch
    Golden Compass - Pullman
    Mistborn - Sanderson
    Game of Thrones - Martin (to finish)
    The Shattered Goddess - Schweitzer
    Ysabel - Kay
    The Gift - Le Guin
    The Blade Itself - Abercrombie
    Twins - Wassner
    Shadowbridge - Frost
    Thousandfold Thought - Bakker
    Shadow in Summer - Abraham
    Bright of the Sky - Kenyon
    Reality Dysfunction - Hamilton
    The Road - McCarthy
    Mercurius - Harpur
    Little, Big - Crowley
    Latro in the Mist - Wolfe

  7. #172
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    It seems the last time I posted in this thread was more than two years ago, in the days of the dreaded to-read pile's nascence. I now have more than fifty books waiting to be read, but at the top of the queue (estimating somewhat, as things change; and other than the first, in no particular order) are:

    -Scardown & Worldwired by Elizabeth Bear
    -Count Zero by William Gibson
    -Player of Games by Iain Banks
    -Brasyl by Ian McDonald
    -Evil for Evil by KJ Parker
    -Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
    -Dune by Frank Herbert
    -Old Man's War by John Scalzi
    -Elric of Melniboné by Michael Moorcock

    The unfortunate thing, considering the size of my to-read pile, is that half of those are queue-jumpers bought in the last few months.
    I'm also surprised by just how much sci-fi is currently on my list.

  8. #173
    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzBunneh View Post
    Next 10 up should be:

    Sailing to Sarantium -or- Last Light of the Sun by Guy Gavriel Kay
    I would recommend Sailing to Sarantium as the better read, though there is nothing wrong with Last Light which I would consider an average Kay book that he sleepwalked through.

  9. #174
    I just picked up The Bastard King by Dan Chernenko and also When The Gods Slept by Allan Cole. I had a gift card for Barnes and Noble and I still have a lot of money left on it, but I can't find anything that catches my eye. I still have Lies of Locke Lamora on my "to read" list as well and I need to reread The Forest Mage by Robin Hobb. I also just finished Eyes of Crow by Jerri Smith-Ready and I'm really anxious to start the second one Voice of Crow. I guess I'll have to go to the Recommendation Thread to check out some new books, because I just can't find anything..

  10. #175
    i dunno if i can do this but im gonna anyways. ive included all sorts of genres...

    1. Uglies - scott westerfeld (ammaaaaazing author)
    2. The Crow - alison croggon (maybe worlds best author?)
    3. The Host - stephenie meyer
    4. Forgotten Fire - Ada Bagdasarian
    5. The Book Theif - ??
    6. The Bartimaeus Trilogy - Johnathon Stroud
    7. City of Bones - ??
    8. Amelia Maylock - Jason Ellis
    9. Daughter of the Forest - Juliet Marillier
    10. Dark Rivers From The Heart - Dean Koontz (possibly-no wait , defenatly best horror author of ALL times)

  11. #176
    dw4rf thrinidir's Avatar
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    arbitrary list (may change in the next five minutes):

    Brasyl by Ian McDonald
    The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny
    Consider Phlebas by Iain M Banks
    The Book of Joby by Mark J Ferrari
    Severian of the Guild (omnibus) by Gene Wolfe
    Night of Knives by Ian C Esslemont
    Old Man's War by John Scalzi
    The Fade by Chris Wooding
    Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
    This Forsaken Earth by Paul Kearney

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    Currently reading: Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny

    Return of the Crimson Guard by Ian Cameron Esslemont
    The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
    The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny
    Neuropath by Scott Bakker
    The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon
    Off Armageddon Reef by David Weber
    The Praxis by Walter John Williams
    Storm Front and Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
    Supertoys Last All Summer Long and Other Tales of Future Time by Brian Aldiss
    Toll the Hounds by Steven Erikson (which should be out by then )

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    Georgia USA
    Some books in the TBR pile I hope to read in the next 3 to 6 months:

    Lavondyss, Robert Holdstock
    Seed to Harvest, Octavia Butler
    Spindle's End, The Blue Sword and The Hero and the Crown, Robin McKinley
    R. Scott Bakker's Prince of Nothing series
    A Song for Arbonne, Guy Gavriel Kay
    Red Moon and Black Mountain, Joy Chant

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    Registered User Trinuviel's Avatar
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    Am currently reading Fool's Fate by Robin Hobb.

    In my To Read Pile (randomly ordered):

    Orphan's Tales, vol. 1 - Catherynne M. Valente
    Shadowbridge - Gregory Frost
    The Etched City - K.J. Bishop
    Altered Carbon - Richard Morgan
    Scar Night - Alan Campbell
    The Court in the Air - Stephen Hunt
    Heart of the Mirage - Glenda Larke
    The Darkness that Comes Before - Scott Bakker
    Melusine - Sarah Monette
    ASH - Mary Gentle
    In the Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
    Gardens of the Moon - Steven Erikson

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    dw4rf thrinidir's Avatar
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    great pick trinuviel

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