stephaniecain
01 January 2013 @ 01:43 pm
So last year I read 64 books, 7 of them non-fiction. I can't seem to break that 10 non-fiction books barrier. Maybe this year. Of course, I did read a lot of white papers for work, and some of them were almost book-length. And I have been working my way through another non-fiction book for work, but I haven't finished it yet. Oh well.

2013 Reading List
  1. The Well of Ascension - Brandon Sanderson
  2. The Far West - Patricia C. Wrede
  3. The Hero of Ages - Brandon Sanderson
  4. Social Media 101 - Chris Brogan *
  5. Kitty Steals the Show - Carrie Vaughn
  6. The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  7. On Writing - Stephen King *
  8. Keeping the Castle - Patrice Kindl
  9. Dark and Stormy Knights - ed by P.N. Elrod
  10. Libriomancer - Jim C. Hines
  11. A Million Suns - Beth Revis
  12. The Last Knight - Hilari Bell

 
 
stephaniecain
01 January 2012 @ 02:43 pm
I always try to make my first post of the year my reading list for the year, so I can find it easily. Last year I read 77 books, 10 of which were nonfiction. I'm going to try to make that 15 nonfiction in the coming year.

2012 Reading List
  1. The Body Finder - Kimberly Derting
  2. Kitty's Greatest Hits - Carrie Vaughn
  3. Chalice - Robin McKinley
  4. Phoenix Dance - Dia Calhoun
  5. Dragon Age: The Calling - David Gaider
  6. A Long Long Sleep - Anna Sheehan
  7. The Ghost and the Goth - Stacey Kade
  8. Beauty - Robin McKinley
  9. Desires of the Dead - Kimberly Derting
  10. The Candidates - Inara Scott
  11. Star Crossed - Elizabeth C. Bunce (REALLY GOOD)
  12. The Urban Fantasy Anthology - ed. Peter S. Beagle & Joe R. Lansdale (I am totally counting this a read, even though I stopped reading two of the stories halfway through because of disgusting misogyny in one and disgusting blasphemy in the other.)
  13. Blackveil - Kristen Britain (will someone please read the sequel when it comes out and just tell me what happens? I am sick of reading spoiled whiny characters and poorly edited writing just to find out if Zachary and Karigan ever bloody get together.)
  14. Liar's Moon - Elizabeth C. Bunce
  15. Forever - Maggie Stiefvater
  16. A Matter of Profit - Hilari Bell (EVERY BOOK I have read by Hilari Bell has been amazingly insightful and unique. I will always read this woman's books.)
  17. Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots - Abby McDonald
  18. Down These Strange Streets - ed by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
  19. Carpathia - Matt Forbeck
  20. Thirteenth Child - Patricia C. Wrede
  21. Blood Red Road - Moira Young (GO READ THIS RIGHT NOW!)
  22. Honor's Paradox - P.C. Hodgell
  23. Under Attack - Hannah Jayne
  24. The Grimm Legacy - Polly Schumann
  25. Echoes of Betrayal - Elizabeth Moon
  26. Delirium - Lauren Oliver
  27. Across the Universe - Beth Revis
  28. Love Is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community - Andrew Marin*
  29. Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity - Adam Hamilton*
  30. Armed and Magical - Lisa Shearin
  31. The Trouble With Demons - Lisa Shearin
  32. Bewitched and Betrayed - Lisa Shearin
  33. Con and Conjure - Lisa Shearin
  34. Love Wins - Rob Bell* (? Do I call this nonfiction when I think his theology is shaky?)
  35. Welcome to Bordertown - ed. by Holly Black & Ellen Kushner
  36. The Five Love Languages for Singles - Gary Chapman*
  37. Gabriel: Zero Point - Steve Umstead
  38. Surrender None - Elizabeth Moon
  39. Insurgent - Veronica Roth
  40. A Bride's Story 2 - Kaoru Mori
  41. The Sword & the Pen: A Life of Lew Wallace - Ray E. Boomhower*
  42. Grave Memory - Kalayna Price
  43. The Sleeping Doll - Jeffery Deaver
  44. The Boy from the O - Sandy Kendall
  45. Sisters Red - Jackson Pearce
  46. Once Was Lost - Sara Zarr
  47. Greatshadow - James Maxey
  48. The Explosionist - Jenny Davidson
  49. The Love Talker - Elizabeth Peters
  50. The Bride's Baby - Liz Fielding
  51. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity - David Allen*
  52. Cold Magic - Kate Elliott
  53. Deerskin - Robin McKinley
  54. A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband Master - Rachel Held Evans*
  55. The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin
  56. She Loves You, She Loves You Not... - Julie Anne Peters
  57. The Third Gate - Lincoln Child
  58. Pandemonium - Lauren Oliver
  59. Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas
  60. Haiku for the Single Girl - Beth Griffenhagen*
  61. Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (I realize this is a NYT Bestseller, but it irked me to no end that they seem to think live ammunition is used in Civil War reenactments. Um, no, dipshits, that would NEVER happen, unless y'all in the south take it WAY more seriously than we Northerners. Sheesh.)
  62. Till We Have Face - C.S. Lewis
  63. Across the Great Barrier - Patricia Wrede
  64. Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson


* nonfiction
 
 
 
 
stephaniecain
Ganked from a lot of my friends, here's the NPR's Most Popular Sci-Fi & Fantasy novels meme. I voted, and of course am outraged that some of my favorites didn't place very high (or even make the list. WTF where is Paks?!) but I'm pleased that I've read a bunch of these, and today I started the highest ranked book that I hadn't read yet and have always meant to.

I'm cheating. I'm going to bold things I've either read all the way or read all I plan to. I'm going to italicize those I plan to read. I'm going to strike through the occasional Never in my life shall I read this book.

Also, I would like to say that I already did this meme once, because I printed off the list as soon as it was released on the website, and marked all the books I'd read.

Read more... )

Wow, I thought I was at 36. Forgot about Xanth. A lot of these books have been on my to-read-someday list anyway (like Dune), but so many good new books come out every year I hadn't gotten around to a lot of them. I also read much more heavily on the fantasy side than on the science fiction side, and I'm incredibly disappointed that the Coldfire Trilogy by CS Friedman and the Company Wars books by CJ Cherryh didn't make this list. I know Coldfire is science fantasy more than science fiction, but still. *grumps*
 
 
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stephaniecain
01 January 2009 @ 10:39 pm
I haven't actually read any books yet this year! I have joined Goodreads.com though. My profile is here if any of you feel like joining. [livejournal.com profile] larinzia has inspired me to try to keep a better list, but it probably won't happen. LOL

Books read in 2009
  1. Gone for Good - Harlan Coben
  2. Cry Wolf - Patricia Briggs
  3. City of Bones - Michael Connelly
  4. Night Fall - Nelson DeMille
  5. The Riddle-Master of Hed - Patricia A. McKillip
  6. Heir of Sea and Fire - Patricia A. McKillip
  7. Harpist in the Wind - Patricia A. McKillip
  8. The Merlot Murders - Ellen Crosby
  9. The Chardonnay Charade - Ellen Crosby
  10. Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand - Carrie Vaughn
  11. The Xanadu Adventure - Lloyd Alexander
  12. Swords and Deviltry - Fritz Leiber
  13. Bone Crossed - Patricia Briggs
  14. Hide - Lisa Gardner
  15. Hello Darkness - Sandra Brown
  16. The Survivor's Club - Lisa Gardner
  17. Trouble in Paradise - Robert B. Parker
  18. Supernatural: Witch's Canyon - Jeff Mariotte
  19. Obsession - John Douglas and Mark Olshaker
  20. Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer--America's Deadliest Serial Murderer - Ann Rule
  21. Broken Wings - John Douglas and Mark Olshaker
  22. The Bordeaux Betrayal - Ellen Crosby
  23. The Unknown Darkness: Profiling the Predators Among Us - Gregg O. McCrary with Katherine Ramsland
  24. Lost Souls - Lisa Jackson (I will never read her again. Ever.)
  25. Kitty Raises Hell - Carrie Vaughn
  26. Criminal Minds: Finishing School - Max Allan Collins
  27. A School for Sorcery by E. Rose Sabin
  28. Girl in Blue - Ann Rinaldi
  29. The Third Victim - Lisa Gardner
  30. Quietus - Vivian Schilling
  31. More Than Memory - Dorothy Garlock
  32. The Killing Hour - Lisa Gardner
  33. The Next Accident - Lisa Gardner
  34. Gone - Lisa Gardner
  35. Steal the Dragon - Patricia Briggs
  36. Bloodhound - Tamora Pierce
  37. Killing Fear - Allison Brennan
  38. Life's That Way - Jim Beaver
  39. The Poet - Michael Connelly
  40. Say Goodbye - Lisa Gardner
  41. Fatal Secrets - Allison Brennan
  42. Magic to the Bone - Devon Monk
  43. Magic in the Blood - Devon Monk
  44. Echo Burning - Lee Child
  45. Mercy Street - Mariah Stewart
  46. Seeker - Jack McDevitt
  47. The Narrows - Michael Connelly
  48. The Steel Remains - Richard K. Morgan
  49. The Closers - Michael Connelly
  50. Echo Park - Michael Connelly
  51. The Killing Kind - John Connolly
  52. All the Pretty Girls - J.T. Ellison
  53. The Overlook - Michael Connelly
  54. Tempting Evil - Allison Brennan
  55. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
  56. Lost Light - Michael Connelly
  57. The Other Daughter - Lisa Gardner
  58. The Scarecrow - Michael Connelly
  59. The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss


my 'read' shelf:
 my read shelf

my 'novel-research' shelf:
 my novel-research shelf
 
 
stephaniecain
01 January 2008 @ 09:12 pm

  1. Magic Lost, Trouble Found - Lisa Shearin (a present from [livejournal.com profile] krycek_chick!!)
  2. Captain's Fury - Jim Butcher
  3. The Goblin Wood - Hilari Bell
  4. Austenland - Shannon Hale
  5. Book of a Thousand Days - Shannon Hale
  6. Iron Kissed - Patricia Briggs
  7. Rendezvous With Rama - Arthur C. Clarke
  8. Coyote Road - ed by Datling/Windling
  9. Rama II - Arthur C. Clarke & Gentry Lee
  10. The Garden of Rama - Arthur C. Clarke & Gentry Lee
  11. Rama Revealed - Arthur C. Clarke (RIP) & Gentry Lee
  12. Plum Lucky - Janet Evanovich
  13. Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut
  14. The General's Daughter - Nelson Demille
  15. Coyote Dreams - C.E. Murphy
  16. Chill of Fear - Kay Hooper
  17. Blind Alley - Iris Johansen
  18. Copycat - Erica Spindler
  19. Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War - Mark Bowden
  20. Dog Days - John Levitt
  21. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
  22. The Falls - Karen Harper
  23. Everywhere That Mary Went - Lisa Scottoline
  24. Path of Fate - Diane Pharaoh Francis
  25. Shiver - Lisa Jackson
  26. Path of Honor - Diane Pharaoh Francis
  27. Path of Blood - Diane Pharaoh Francis
  28. Hard Truth - Mariah Stewart
  29. Criminal Minds: Killer Profile - Max Allan Collins
  30. Last Look - Mariah Stewart
  31. Last Breath - Mariah Stewart
  32. Dead Even - Mariah Stewart
  33. Kitty and the Midnight Hour - Carrie Vaughn
  34. Kitty Goes to Washington - Carrie Vaughn
  35. Kitty Takes a Holiday - Carrie Vaughn
  36. Fear No Evil - Allison Brennan
  37. Dark Dreams: A Legendary FBI Profiler Examines Homicide and the Criminal Mind - Roy Hazelwood & Stephen G. Michaud
  38. Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crimes Unit - John Douglas and Mark Olshaker
  39. Kitty and the Silver Bullet - Carrie Vaughn
  40. High Country - Nevada Barr
  41. Winter Study - Nevada Barr
  42. Post-Mortem - Patricia Cornwell
  43. Man and Wife - Andrew Klavan
  44. Body of Evidence - Patricia Cornwell
  45. Feast of Souls - C.S. Friedman
  46. All That Remains - Patricia Cornwell
  47. Cruel & Unusual - Patricia Cornwell
  48. The Body Farm - Patricia Cornwell
  49. From Potter's Field - Patricia Cornwell
  50. Cause of Death - Patricia Cornwell
  51. Unnatural Exposure - Patricia Cornwell
  52. Point of Origin - Patricia Cornwell
  53. Black Notice - Patricia Cornwell
  54. The Last Precinct - Patricia Cornwell
  55. Shadowplay - Tad Williams
  56. The Killing Floor - Lee Child
  57. The Anatomy of Motive - John Douglas and Mark Olshaker
  58. The President's Daughter - Mariah Stewart
  59. Genesis of Shannara: The Gypsy Morph - Terry Brooks
  60. Rage - Jonathan Kellerman
  61. Whoever Fights Monsters - Robert K. Ressler & Tom Shachtman
 
 
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stephaniecain
03 January 2007 @ 02:57 pm
2007 Reading list

  1. Terrier - Tamora Pierce
  2. The Mislaid Magician or Ten Years After - Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer
  3. The Hunter's Moon - O.R. Melling
  4. First Test - Tamora Pierce
  5. Page - Tamora Pierce
  6. Squire - Tamora Pierce
  7. Lady Knight - Tamora Pierce
  8. Blood Bound - Patricia Briggs
  9. The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest - Edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling
  10. One for the Money - Janet Evanovich
  11. Two for the Dough - Janet Evanovich
  12. Three to Get Deadly - Janet Evanovich
  13. Four to Score - Janet Evanovich
  14. High Five - Janet Evanovich
  15. Hot Six - Janet Evanovich
  16. Seven Up - Janet Evanovich
  17. Hard Eight - Janet Evanovich
  18. To the Nines - Janet Evanovich
  19. Ten Big Ones - Janet Evanovich
  20. Visions of Sugar Plums - Janet Evanovich
  21. Becoming Americana - Lara Rios
  22. Eleven On Top - Janet Evanovich
  23. Twelve Sharp - Janet Evanovich
  24. Stuck Rubber Baby - Howard Cruse (read at [livejournal.com profile] schemingreader's rec)
  25. Murder 101 - Maggie Barbieri
  26. Doppleganger - Marie Brennan (aka [livejournal.com profile] swan_tower)
  27. Warrior and Witch - Marie Brennan
  28. Heart of Gold - Sharon Shinn
  29. Widdershins - Charles de Lint
  30. Fall of a Kingdom - Hilari Bell
  31. Rise of a Hero - Hilari Bell
  32. Forging the Sword - Hilari Bell
  33. Wicked Lovely - Melissa Marr (aka [livejournal.com profile] melissa_writing)
  34. The Will of the Empress - Tamora Pierce
  35. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
  36. James Herriot's Yorkshire - James Herriot with photography by Derry Brabbs
  37. The Privilege of the Sword - Ellen Kushner (aka [livejournal.com profile] ellen_kushner)
  38. Swordspoint - Ellen Kushner
  39. Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer
  40. The Furies of Calderon - Jim Butcher
  41. Academ's Fury - Jim Butcher
  42. Genesis of Shannara: Armageddon's Children - Terry Brooks
  43. Without Reservations - J.L. Langley
  44. Northlander - Meg Burden (aka [livejournal.com profile] megburden)
  45. The Whispering Mountain - Joan Aiken
  46. Genesis of Shannara: The Elves of Cintra - Terry Brooks
  47. Raven's Strike - Patricia Briggs
  48. The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme: The Floating Island - Elizabeth Haydon
  49. The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme: The Thief Queen's Daughter - Elizabeth Haydon
  50. The Wizard Test - Hilari Bell
  51. Dragon Bones - Patricia Briggs
  52. Dragon Blood - Patricia Briggs
  53. House - Frank Peretti & Ted Dekker
  54. Just a Little Bit Lost - Laurel Trivelpiece
  55. Cursor's Fury - Jim Butcher
 
 
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stephaniecain
30 January 2006 @ 06:44 pm
Hmm.  I've read two books already this year, so I suppose I should start the 2006 reading list post.


  1. Twilight - Stephanie Meyers
  2. Kitty and the Midnight Hour - Carrie Vaughn
  3. Grave Sight - Charlaine Harris
  4. The Decoy Princess - Dawn Cook
  5. Shadowmarch - Tad Williams
  6. Bitten and Smitten - Michelle Rowen
  7. Poison Study - Maria V. Snyder
  8. The Dwarves of Whiskey Island - I'll look later for the author's name, I left the book on the plane that was delayed five hours.
  9. P.S. I Love You - Cecelia Ahern (Bertie Ahern's daughter, yes)
  10. Gimme a Kiss - Christopher Pike (yes, couldn't resist a reread, shut up)
  11. Blue Bloods - Melissa de la Cruz
  12. Moon Called - Patricia Briggs
  13. Raven's Shadow - Patricia Briggs
  14. Ill Wind - Rachel Caine
  15. The Naming - Allison Croggon
  16. The Riddle - Allison Croggon
  17. Polaris - Jack McDevitt
  18. The Deed of Paksenarrion - Elizabeth Moon
  19. Windigo Twilight - Colleen Rhoads
  20. Shadow Bones - Colleen Rhoads
  21. Bitten - Kelley Armstrong
  22. Stormcatcher - Colleen Rhoads
  23. King's Man and Thief - Christie Golden
  24. Hurricane - Beth Brown
  25. Mazes and Monsters - Rona Jaffe
  26. Good Omens - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  27. The Family Trade - Charles Stross
  28. Whose Body? - Dorothy Sayers
  29. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club - Dorothy Sayers
  30. Inda - Sherwood Smith
  31. A Novel Idea - Aimee Friedman
  32. A Great and Terrible Beauty - Libba Bray
  33. gods in Alabama - Joshilyn Jackson (Yes, the g in her title is lowercase)
  34. New Magics - edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden
  35. Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
  36. Breathtaker - Alice Blanchard
  37. Staying Dead - Laura Anne Gilman
  38. Smoke and Mirrors - Neil Gaiman
  39. Curse the Dark - Laura Anne Gilman
  40. The Oath - Frank Peretti
  41. Firebirds - ed. by Sharyn November
  42. Thunderbird Falls - C.E. Murphy
  43. Luck in the Shadows - Lynn Flewelling
  44. Stalking Darkness - Lynn Flewelling
  45. Magic Study - Maria V. Snyder
  46. New Moon - Stephenie Meyer
 
 
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Current Mood: geeky
 
 
stephaniecain
17 January 2005 @ 06:06 pm
Okay, I'm going to be updating this all through the year (I hope...if I remember) so I can keep track of what I've read.

  1. A Hidden Magic - Vivian Vande Velde
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling
  3. Sword-Dancer - Jennifer Roberson (a re-read from years ago because she wrote a sequel)
  4. The Dark Hills Divide - Patrick Carman (I have to admit, I wasn't terribly impressed with this. Plot and characterization were too ramshackle.)
  5. Mira, Mirror - Mette Ivie Harrison (interesting - a grim fairy tale)
  6. Sword-Singer - Jennifer Roberson
  7. The Cup of the World - John Dickinson (I highly recommend this; lots of twists)
  8. Huntress - L.J. Smith
  9. Sword-Maker - Jennifer Roberson
  10. Sword-Breaker - Jennifer Roberson (only two more to go in this series)
  11. Sword-Born - Jennifer Roberson
  12. Sword-Sworn - Jennfier Roberson (yay, I finished the series! And a satisfactory ending it was, too.)
  13. The Legend of Nightfall - Mickey Zucker Reichert (rereading this so I can read the sequel. What a good book. I heart Nightfall.)
  14. The Return of Nightfall - Mickey Zucker Reichert (a pretty good sequel, all things told)
  15. Keeping the Moon - Sarah Dessen
  16. Something from the Nightside - Simon R. Green
  17. Agents of Light and Darkness - Simon R. Green
  18. Nightingale's Lament - Simon R. Green
  19. Out of the Silent Planet - C.S. Lewis
  20. The Hedge Knight - George R.R. Martin
  21. Perelandra - C.S. Lewis
  22. Creatures of the Night - Neil Gaiman and Michael Zulli
  23. That Hideous Strength - C.S. Lewis
  24. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling
  25. Spindle's End - Robin McKinley
  26. Something Rich and Strange - Patricia A. McKillip
  27. Urban Shaman - C.E. Murphy
  28. What is Goth? - Voltaire
  29. A Child Called It - David Pelzer (what? It's only the most popular book the 10-to-15-year-old set asks me about.)
 
 
stephaniecain
01 June 2003 @ 11:52 am
 
Hey, [livejournal.com profile] sparkyred gave me this idea:

listing the books I've read so far this year )

I can't remember the authors of most of the books I read while working for Scholastic, and I'm too lazy to go look them up. Lady of Hay is about the area where [livejournal.com profile] essayel lives, and while the premise of the book and the writing can be atrocious, the historical aspect and setting are interesting. Deep Secret was lots of fun, and I read it because of [livejournal.com profile] epicyclical. Flashback was about Fort Jefferson on the Dry Tortugas, and I really really liked it. A Civil War fort in a national park as the setting. How could it be bad?
 
 
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Current Music: still Dar, stuck in my head