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November 21, 2012

Hi guys!  You get a bonus, Twas the Night before Thanksgiving post.  Mostly because I’ve got a road trip coming up tomorrow and I need a new book to listen to.  That book could be my 100th new book of the year.  But, I don’t know what to read!  So I appeal to you, dear followers, for suggestions.  Below is the full list (which is also a sneak peak of upcoming reviews).

1.  The Wide Awake Princess by E.D. Baker
2.  Cooking the Books by Kerry Greenwood
3.  The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
4.  Dead Reckoning by Mercedes Lackey & Rosemary Edghill
5.  Renegade Magic by Stephanie Burgis
6.  Clover Twig & the Perilous Path by Kaye Umaske
7.  Longitude by Dava Sobel
8.  The Witness by Nora Roberts
9.  Assassin’s Code by Jonathan Maberry
10.  Sherlock in Love by Sena Jeter Nausland
11.  Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
12.  Claire Dewitt & the City of the Dead by Sara Gran
13.  The Confession by Charles Todd
14.  Smut by Alan Bennett
15.  Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear
16.  Partials by Dan Wells
17.  Passenger to Frankfurt by Agatha Christie
18.  Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway
19.  Iron Duke by Meljean Brook
20.  Lady of Devices by Shelley Adina
21.  Her Own Devices by Shelley Adina
22.  Scones & Bones by Laura Childs
23.  Timeless by Gail Carriger
24.  Heart of Steel by Meljean Brook
25.  Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson
26.  The Rook by Daniel O’Malley
27.  Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
28.  Caress of Twilight by Laurell K. Hamilton
29.  Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
30.  Plain Kate by Erin Bow
31.  Perfect Poison by Amanda Quick
32.  The Hollow City by Dan Wells
33.  Heart of Brass by Kate Cross
34.  A Night Like This by Julia Quinn
35.  Cruel Numbers by Christopher Beats
36.  The Cat Who Sang for the Birds by Lilian Jackson Braun
37.  Beauty in the Beast by Christine Danse
38.  The Cat Who Brought Down the House by Lilian Jackson Braun
39.  Dust & Decay by Jonathan Maberry
40.  Tom Brown’s Body by Gladys Mitchell
41.  The Cat Who Went Up the Creek By Lilian Jackson Braun
42.  An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd
43.  Home From the Sea by Mercedes Lackey
44.  Shades of Milk & Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
45.  Ironskin by Tina Connolly
46.  Seduced by Moonlight by Laurell K. Hamilton
47.  The Snarkout Boys & the Baconburg Horror by Daniel Pinkwater
48.  A Stroke of Midnight by Laurell K. Hamilton
49.  Mistral’s Kiss by Laurell K. Hamilton
50.  A Lick of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton
51.  The Darcys & the Bingleys by Marsha Altman
52.  Od Magic by Patricia McKillip
53.  Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K. Hamilton
54.  Divine Misdemeanors by Laurell K. Hamilton
55.  The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress
56.  The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
57.  Ridiculous by D.L. Carter
58.  Unnatural Issue by Mercedes Lackey
59.  The Fashion in Shrouds by Margery Allingham
60.  Legends of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
61.  God Save the Queen by Kate Locke
62.  Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff
63.  The Far West by Patricia C. Wrede
64.  Death of a Chimney Sweep by M.C. Beaton
65.  The Return of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller
66.  Courtship & Curses by Marissa Doyle
67.  The Strange Fate of Kitty Easton by Elizabeth Speller
68.  The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron
69.  Bewitching Season by Marissa Doyle
70.  Turning Point by Lisanne Norman
71.  Betraying Season by Marissa Doyle
72.  Princess Elizabeth’s Spy by Susan Elia MacNeil
73.  The Art & Making of ParaNorman by Jed Alger
74.  The Templeton Twins Have an Idea by Ellis Weiner
75.  Chocolat by Joanne Harris
76.  Peaches for Father Francis by Joanne Harris
77.  Riveted by Meljean Brook
78.  On Basilisk Station by David Weber
79.  Unnatural Habits by Kerry Greenwood
80.  The Book of Killowen by Erin Hart
81.  Feed by Mira Grant
82.  A Reckless Magic by Stephanie Burgis
83.  Deadline by Mira Grant
84.  Halloween Party by Agatha Christie
85.  Blackout by Mira Grant
86.  Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen
87.  Hounded by Kevin Hearne
88.  The House on First Street by Julia Reed
89.  Undead by Kirsty McKay
90.  Death Warmed Over by Kevin J. Anderson
91.  Hexed by Kevin Hearne
92.  Proof of Guilt by Charles Todd
93.  Hammered by Kevin Hearne
94.  My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland
95.  Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
96.  Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey
97.  Rosemary & Rue by Seanan McGuire
98.  Death of a Lovable Geek by Maria Hudgins
99.  Extinction Machine by Jonathan Maberry
100.  ?????????????

 

 

Favorite cover – Od Magic
I love Kinuko Craft.  She does all the covers for Patricia McKillip.  I saw the original canvas for The Tower at Stony Wood once.  It was so beautiful that I cried.  I have several children’s books that she illustrated.  They’re all amazing.

 

 

Favorite Illustrations – Zita the Spacegirl
Ben Hatke is crazy talented.  And the things in his brain are amazing.  I want them all.  Even the mean ones.  Because they’re still awesome.

 

 

I can’t really name my favorite book, because it would be half the list.  Obviously, I read lots of Laurell K. Hamilton.  But those books wouldn’t be on the list.  They’re my Fifty Shades of Grey.  They’re a bit naughty, but well written.  I read them like I eat Pringles; quickly and with no remorse, but I didn’t feel full at the end.

Some AMAZING YA from my list – Stephanie Burgis and the Kat, Incorrigible series.  I cannot recommend these too highly.  They are fantastic.  I would really like to have tea with Kat.
Jonathan Maberry’s Benny Imura series.  Those are some awesome books.  They’re post-zombie apocalypse.  They’re great for boys who love adventure stories, but hey, I’m a girl and I read them too.  Benny isn’t perfect.  He’s flawed and real, and I kind of want to hug him, but he might hit me.
Partials by Dan Wells.  Ok, so we’ve all ready the story about me freaking out when I met Dan Wells.  Obviously, I’m a big fan.   But seriously, read Partials.  Please. Pretty please.  With sugar and cyborgs on top.

If you put a metaphorical gun to my head and told me I could only save one of these books from some sort of catastrophe and it would be the only written material I’d have for the next year or so… Well, first I’d cry.  Then I’d call you a variety of things that shouldn’t be said on nice blogs like this one.  Then I’d clutch my copy of Angelmaker to my chest like it was my Precious.  My Preeeeecious.  Mine, my precious…

Oh.  Right.  You’re still there.  Sorry about that.  I have… issues.  I may have treated his previous book, The Gone Away World, like a teddy bear.  But it’s not my fault!  The publisher made it FUZZY!  Blame Random House.  They confused me with their pink, plushy book full of awesomeness.  And mimes.  Did I mention there were mimes in that book.
(Also, I’m on a really lot of cold medication right now.  You can’t really blame me for anything I’m saying.)
So, Angelmaker is fantastic.  And awesome.  And if I really really really really really really really, no kidding had to pick a favorite I would pick it.  Today.  Ask me again tomorrow and I really can’t tell you what I’ll say.  But there’s a pretty good chance it would be something about Nick Harkaway being awesome.  Did I mention that I got to interview him?  Cause I did.  It was over email, which was good, because it’s MUCH easier to control my fan-girling when I can edit.

So, there, gentle reader.  You have my list.  Let me know what you think.  Suggest books for #100.  The only rule is that I can’t have read it before.  And have a Happy Thanksgiving (if you’re in the US.  Have an awesome Thursday otherwise)!

One Comment leave one →
  1. November 21, 2012 8:57 pm

    Congratulations on (almost) getting to 100! I’m at 96…so close. Angelmaker is on my TBR, but I’m definitely going to be pushing it higher on my list.

    Random suggestions: Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews (seriously, Sara…read this series), Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, Graceling by Kristin Cashore, Eon by Alison Goodman

    Stay safe on your road trip and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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