Monday, November 19, 2012

Updates, Challenges and Stacks of Books

Just a quick update on some of the reading challenges I set myself this year. I am approaching my target of reading 100 books this year and I still have a month and a bit to go so I'm quite happy about that. However I failed miserably with my Summer reading challenge as I was distracted by buying far too many new books and by receiving an unprecedented amount of books for review. If you have asked me to review a book and still haven't seen a review posted, I am truly sorry, I have been completely swamped but I will do my best to review everything I have been sent as soon as I can. Here is a glimpse at just some of the books I have been sent and haven't got around to yet.

Some great Irish Titles I shall be reading/reviewing soon
A.B. Wells Housewife with a Half-life (
Mary McCarthy After the Rain (Poolbeg)
Donal Ryan The Spinning Heart (Doubleday Ireland/Lilliput Press)
The Istanbul Puzzle Laurence O'Bryan (Avon) (not pictured)

Some Fab Literary titles

Maggie O'Farrell Instructions for a Heatwave (Tinder Press)
Melissa Harrison Clay (Bloomsbury)

Some Fantastic Historical Fiction

James Wilde Hereward The Devil's Army (Random House part of the historical reading challenge)
Kate Williams The Pleasures of Men (Penguin)
Gaynor Arnold After Such Kindness (Tindal Street Press)
Catherine Jones Wonder Girls (Simon & Schuster)

An enormous stack of Sci-Fi and Fantasy titles

Sarah Silverwood the Double-Edged Sword (Indigo)
Cat Patrick Revived (Electric Monkey)
Elizabeth Norris Unravelling (Harper Collins)
Kim Curran Shift (Strange Chemistry)
Cassandra Rose Clarke The Assassin's Curse (Strange Chemistry)
Sean Cummings Poltergeeks (Strange Chemistry)
Gwenda Bond Blackwood (Strange Chemistry)
Melissa de la Cruz Wolf Pact (Atom)
James Treadwell Advent (Hodder)
Kady Cross the Girl in The Steel Corset (Mira Ink)
Kate Johnson The Untied Kingdom (Choc Lit)
G. Willow Wilson Alif the Unseen (Corvus)
Tamara Ireland Stone Time Between Us (Doubleday)
Jo Walton Among Others (Corsair)

And Finally a general pile including some great Crime, Romance and Sci-fi. Spot the book I accidently put into this pile. I cannot wait to get stuck in but it may take me some time.

Also some new discoveries I have recently made and which I love are
Lee Carroll Black Swan Rising and The Watchtower
Carol Goodman Incubus and Water Witch
Sarah Moss Night Waking
Elly Griffiths Ruth Galloway Series
Amanda Stevens The Restorer
Cathryn Constable The Wolf Princess

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