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    My "To Read" List What's yours?

    My upcoming books I'll be reading are:

    The Starters
    Graceling by Kristin Cashore
    Ember by E.E. Martin
    Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

    Have any of you read these books? I'm going to hopefully have them done in the next couple of weeks. I would like opinions if you've read them.

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    I've read the entire Hunger Games triology. Hope you're not disappointed but Mockingjay was the worst of the three. I pretty much only read it because I have this insane compulsion to complete a series I've started, even if it stinks. Not that Games completely sucks, but it's not the best trilogy I've ever read either. I'm the sort that must know how a story turns out, so I read it even though it wasn't great. Go ahead and read it. Believe me, there are wayyyy worse books out there.

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    While I think Hunger Games is the best book in the trilogy, I liked the sequels too. I think it took guts to go into the direction you don't normally expect in YA books and basically end the books on a bittersweet (or even depressing) note. I think she got a lot of flak for that since people expected some kind of a neat happily ever after type of deal (in the vein of the absolutely horrible Breaking Dawn).

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    Heard the same

    Yeah. I've heard the same about Mockingjay, and I'm the same as you. I really want to finish any series that I start. I've heard it's disappointing, but I'm going to read through it anyway. I'm reading the Graceling and Ember this week. I know my short list won't last me terribly long right now. I know Ember has some sequels though. Hopefully that series is decent. I'm not sure about if the others has sequels.

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    Hey, Siberian

    I think we'd get along. I despised Breaking Dawn myself. I read all four (as I just mentioned, I like to finish a series no matter how much I detest it). I'm okay with non-nice endings. Don't ruin anything for me though! I'm planning on finishing Mockingjay soon.

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    Depending on how you define a "TBR" list, mine may be a few thousand books long.

    But here's what I've currently got in my iphone, waiting to be listened to:

    Halting State -- Charles Stross
    The Silent Land -- Graham Joyce
    Fuzzy Nation -- John Scalzi
    The Magicians -- Lev Grossman
    The Soul Mirror (Collegia Magica 02) -- Carol Berg
    Best Served Cold -- Joe Abercrombie (I've heard this before with a different narrator)
    The Name of the Wind -- Patrick Rothfuss (likewise, this is a new narrator)
    Control Point -- Myke Cole (currently listening to)

    I've also started listening to, and intend to finish eventually:
    The Yiddish Policeman's Union -- Michael Chabon
    The Last Four Things (Left Hand of God 02) -- Paul Hoffman

    I'm also currently reading (in ebook format):
    Magic's Price (The Last Herald Mage 03) -- Mercedes Lackey

    And I've started reading (in ebook) and intend to finish eventually:
    Of Blood and Honey -- Stina Leicht

    This list can change at any time, without notice!

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    Dan Simmons- A Winter Haunting
    Nate Kenyon- The Reach
    Kage Baker- The Anvil of the World
    Joe R. Lansdale- The Drive In
    Ramsey Campbell- Incarnate
    Brian Keene- A Gathering of Crows
    John Skipp & Cody Goodfellow- Jake's Wake
    Michael McDowell- Cold Moon over Babylon
    Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson- The Gathering Storm
    Rick Hautala- Moondeath
    Eric Nylund- Mortal Coils
    S.M. Peters- Whitechapel Gods
    China Mieville- Perdido Street Station
    Frank Herbert- Dune

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    My TBR list has been shifting and changing of late. What I'm positive I'll read soon is, The Drowning Girl by Caitlin Kiernan, which I just bought and should start sometime this week. Over the next couple of months I hope to get and read,
    Deadfall Hotel by Steve Rasnic Tem
    The Croning by Laird Baron

    Also, I plan on picking up The Weird ed. by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer and reading some portion. It's a huge anthology so I'm not expecting to finish it any time soon.

    After that? Not sure. I have a lot to choose from and haven't really decided.


    Randy M.

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    It never entered my mind algernoninc's Avatar
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    I feel like starting some new series, after a lot of standalones:

    Carol Berg - Collegia Magica, and also her Flesh and Spirit / Breath and Bone after seeing some good reviews lately.

    Laura Resnick - In Conquest Born and two more books - also heard about it here on the forum

    Jon Sprunk - Shadow's Son - recently finished series that I had on my radar for quite awhile

    Mark Charan Newton - Nghts in Viljamur and following - another series close to the finish line that I waited on.

    then I have some new books in series or authors I already started:

    Paul Kearney - Kings of Morning
    Naomi Novik - Crucible of Gold
    Catherynne Valente - In the City of Coin and Spices
    Gail Carriger - Timeless
    Glen Cook - one of his Garret PI books (I think the sixth)

    for non-fiction, I'm tempted by:
    Gary Jennings - The Journeyer
    Salman Rushdie - Midnight Children (my second attempt at it)
    Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo - The Laughing Policeman
    Daniel Woodrell - Winter's Bone
    some more P G Wodehouse stuff for fun between heavier books.

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    As others have said, the "To read" list is very long and ever-changing, but right now here's the top of the queue:

    Currently reading:
    The Judging Eye by R. Scott Bakker

    On Deck:
    Way of Kings Brandon Sanderson
    Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay
    Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
    Endymion by Dan Simmons
    White-luck Warrior by R Scott Bakker
    House of Chains by Steven Erikson
    Various works by Ian Watson
    Various works by Patricia McKillip
    A ton of other stuff which I'll probably never read

    I started both the Bakker and Sanderson books some time ago but thought I'd give them another go. Kay is one of my favorites but still haven't read his latest. I've started and stopped the Rothfuss a couple times and just didn't love it, but feel I "should" read him, at least the first one. I also read about a third of House of Chains, but lost it when part one ended and he switched characters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alchemist View Post
    As others have said, the "To read" list is very long and ever-changing, but right now here's the top of the queue:

    [...]
    A ton of other stuff which I'll probably never read

    [...]
    Oh, yeah. I picked that up, too. Looks interesting, and probably will every time I check my shelves for the next ten, twelve years.


    Randy M.

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    Graceling

    Quote Originally Posted by jabberjay View Post
    My upcoming books I'll be reading are:

    The Starters
    Graceling by Kristin Cashore
    Ember by E.E. Martin
    Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

    Have any of you read these books? I'm going to hopefully have them done in the next couple of weeks. I would like opinions if you've read them.
    I read Graceling a couple years ago. It's a decent YA book, I enjoyed the characters (there aren't many) and the book was a fast read but not a blazing page-turner. Overall I enjoyed it but wouldn't rave about it.

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    My current and to read soon books

    currently reading:
    Anathem - Neal Stephenson

    to read soon:
    Terminal World - Alastair Reynolds
    The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan
    House of Chains - Steven Erikson
    One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Abarat: Absolute Midnight ~ Clive Barker
    The Infernals ~ John Connolly
    The Great Game ~ Lavie Tidhar
    Zoo City ~ Lauren Beukes
    The Night Circus ~ Erin Morgenstern
    The Snow Child ~ Eowyn Ivey
    Strangeness and Charm ~ Mike Shevdon
    The Gunslinger ~ Stephen King

    Of course, I don't own all of these. Yet.

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    After a very long hiatus from fantasy fiction I'm about to take the plunge again with two books: Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey and Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (my sister recently bought the HBO miniseries and is giving it to me when she is finished but I want to read the book first.

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    Caine's Law. I've started it and realized I remember almost nothing of the previous books.

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