Incoming Books January 2015

My big stack of books gets bigger every month and I can’t stop myself. I mean, books, it’s just books. They can’t hurt me.

Right? Right?

Catwings – Ursula K. Le Guin

Cats with wings. CATS with WINGS. Do I really need to say more?

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening – Robert Frost Illustrated by Susan Jeffers

This is a much smaller sized version of the book I loved as a kid, but it’s got new illustrations

The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick

I tried and tried to find this used, but no one wants to give up their copy! I broke down and had to have it.

The Sour Lemon Score – Richard Stark

Yeah! Candy book! I love Donald Westlake’s Parker Series. This is #12.

Interworld – Neil Gaiman & Michael Reaves

The Silver Dream – Story by: Neil Gaiman & Michael Reaves, Written by: Michael Reaves & Mallory Reaves

Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets – ed. David Thomas Moore

— I love alternate Sherlock stories. 

Sparrow Hill Road – Seanan McGuire

Bought this mostly because my father loves Seanan McGuire. I’m giving this one a read before I let him at it though.

Paper Towns – John Green

Oh, John, how do you make me read outside of my genre? Inquiring minds want to know. 

Mr. Churchill’s Secretary – Susan Elia Macneal

Who Fears Death – Nnedi Okorafor

Midnight Riot – Ben Aaronovitch

The Ladies of Grace Adieu – Susanna Clarke

— Sometimes short stories help ease me into the novels of an author. I’ve been trying to get into Strange & Norrell for years. Maybe this will help.

Land of Dreams – James P. Blaylock

— Stories from someone who’s name I vaguely recognize. 

Dawn’s Early Light – Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris

— More for my father than me, but I keep meaning to read this series. Especially once I discovered that they’re local authors. 

Dark Jenny – Alex Bledsoe

Siege Perilous – Nigel Bennett & P. N. Elrod

— I read their first book together many moons ago. I never knew there was another. 

Moxyland – Lauren Beukes

— Cyberpunk, baby. 

The Sugar Queen – Sarah Addison Allen

— And this is … more of literary novel than a fantasy, I think. But, I’m going to try it anyway. 

Alif the Unseen – G. Willow Wilson

— Picked up because it’s a thriller that’s written by a Muslim woman and set in the middle east. I’m trying to broaden my reading next year. 

 

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