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I usually do this on Jan 1st, but my current book will most likely spill over into 2016, so the current list for 2015 is complete. I also decided to do away with my usual individual reviews, will just include the few I feel deserve a mention.

Recommend for sci-fi fans: Lock In by John Scalzi, Commonwealth Saga by Peter F. Hamilton, and Expanse series by James S. A. Corey (It's not yet completed, I've only read the first four novels but really enjoyed them. SyFy started airing the first season of The Expanse based on the book series and it is getting pretty good reviews.) This year Gibson and Stephenson released their new books. In neither case it is the author's best work but they are still worth a look. Funnily enough, Stephenson, who is perpetually incapable of writing a decent ending, did a better job of it with Seveneves than Gibson in his The Peripheral.

Enough with sci-fi, the next two recommendations are both British, set in London and have magic in them: Peter Grant series by Ben Aaronovitch and Alex Verus series by Benedict Jacka. If you'd rather stick with just one magician, go with Aaronovitch's.

I finally got around to reading Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling's nom de plume) and liked it (well, I really liked the first two books, Career of Evil was ok.) I also read that BBC1 is planning "The Cormoran Strike Mysteries" TV series.

1. Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome (Lock In 0.5), John Scalzi
2. Lock In, John Scalzi
3. The Dark Defiles (A Land Fit for Heroes #3), Richard K. Morgan
4. The Lifecycle of Software Objects, Ted Chiang
5. Wool Omnibus (Wool #1-5), Hugh Howey
6. Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography, Neil Patrick Harris
7. Vurt, Jeff Noon, Lauren Beukes
8. The Dying Earth (The Dying Earth #1), Jack Vance
9. Commonwealth Saga (Pandora's Star, Judas Unchained), Peter F. Hamilton
11. Agent to the Stars, John Scalzi
12. It's Kind of a Funny Story, Ned Vizzini
13. The Peripheral, William Gibson
14. Who Buries the Dead (Sebastian St. Cyr #10), C. S. Harris
15. Prudence (The Custard Protocol #1), Gail Carriger
16. Expanse #1-2 (Leviathan Wakes, Caliban’s War), James S. A. Corey
18. Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka (audio)
19. Abaddon's Gate (Expanse #3), James S. A. Corey
20. Worm, Wildbow
21. Seveneves, Neal Stephenson
22. The Just City (Thessaly #1), Jo Walton
23. Armada, Ernest Cline
24. Wolfling, Gordon R. Dickson
25. The Philosopher Kings (Thessaly #2), Jo Walton
26. Peter Grant Novels (Midnight Riot, Moon over Soho, Whispers Under Ground, Broken Homes, Foxglove Summer, The Home Crowd Advantage), Ben Aaronovitch
32. Of Noble Family (Glamourist Histories #5), Mary Robinette Kowal
33. Fated (Alex Verus #1), Benedict Jacka
34. The Wine of Angels (Merrily Watkins #1), Phil Rickman
35. Hospital Station (Sector General #1), James White
36. Cursed (Alex Verus #2), Benedict Jacka
37. Star Surgeon (Sector General #2), James White
38. Slade House, David Mitchell
39. Manners & Mutiny (Finishing School #4), Gail Carriger
40. Cormoran Strike (The Cuckoo's Calling, The Silkworm, Career of Evil), Robert Galbraith
43. Alex Verus #3-5 (Taken, Chosen, Hidden), Benedict Jacka
46. Merry Hall (Merry Hall Trilogy #1), Beverley Nichols
47. Veiled (Alex Verus #6), Benedict Jacka
48. Laughter on the stairs (Merry Hall Trilogy #2), Beverley Nichols
49. Down the Garden Path, Beverley Nichols
50. Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries #2-4 (Clouds of Witness, Unnatural Death, Lord Peter Views the Body), Dorothy L. Sayers

Date: 2015-12-30 08:53 pm (UTC)
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Ratiocinating selection of which some qill go on my wants list,


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