01 June 2017

Reading Roundup Wrapup: May 2017

Pick of the month: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. Coincidentally, in the middle of a month where I'm furiously reading this year's Hugo finalists, I paused to read 2014's winner for Best Novel... and loved it! A well-deserved award for a tremendous and gripping novel; I stayed up late last night because I "only" had a quarter of it to go, and it was so worth it.

All books read:
1. On the Government of the Living: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1979-1980 by Michel Foucault
2. The Transformers: Dark Cybertron, Volume 2 by John Barber and James Roberts
3. The Broken Earth, Book One: The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
4. Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor: Unsung Hero: The Story of Robert McNeill by Harvey Pekar
5. Doctor Who: Little Rose Riding Hood by Justin Richards
6. Convergence: Crisis, Book 2 by Larry Hama, Len Wein, Fabian Nicieza, Marv Wolfman, and Dan Abnett
7. The New Doctor Who Adventures: Timewyrm: Revelation by Paul Cornell
8. Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes by Linda Holmen and Mary Santella-Johnson
9. Terra Ignota, Book I: Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer
10. Selected Essays, Poems and Other Writings by George Eliot
11. Scientific Attitudes in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein by Samuel Holmes Vasbinder
12. The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
13. Black Panther: A Nation under Our Feet, Book One by Ta-Nehisi Coates
14. Heart and Science: A Story of the Present Time by Wilkie Collins
15. The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction by Neil Gaiman
16. Convergence: Infinite Earths, Book 1 by Justin Gray, Len Wein, Dan Abnett, Jerry Ordway, and Paul Levitz
17. The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton
18. The Broken Earth, Book Two: The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin
19. A Yellow Aster by Iota
20. The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson
21. Paper Girls 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
22. Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016 with A Journal of a Writer’s Week by Ursula K. Le Guin
23. Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
24. The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye, Volume 6 by James Roberts
25. Victorian Literature and the Victorian Visual Imagination edited by Carol T. Christ and John O. Jordan

This isn't my highest-ever month, but it's up there. Top Five, for sure. Obviously having a deadline to the Hugo finalists for helps, as does the fact that some are quick reads like novellas and four-issue comic compilations. But also I picked up my habit of reading on a schedule for the purposes of scholarship: two books every four days!

All books acquired:
1. The Broken Earth, Book One: The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
2. Terra Ignota, Book I: Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer
3. The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu
4. A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
5. The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
6. The Broken Earth, Book Two: The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin
7. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
8. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
9. Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
10. Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016 with A Journal of a Writer's Week by Ursula K. Le Guin
11. Death's End by Cixin Liu
12. Saga, Book Two by Brian K. Vaughan
13. Wonder Woman by George Pérez Omnibus, Volume Two by George Pérez and Mindy Newll with Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis, Cary Bates, and Lee Marrs
14. Legionnaires, Book One by Tom McCraw, Tom Peyer, and Mark Waid
15. Dis-Orienting Planets: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction by Isiah Lavender III

Almost all Hugo finalists, until the end of the month where a couple others just squeaked in.

Books remaining on "To be read" list: 650 (up 1)
Books remaining on "To review" list: 35 (down 9)

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