Challenges

Challenges for 2016:

1.  Vintage Sci Fi: hosted by Little Red Reviewer 

For the month of January to post a book each day (has to be one that I’ve read) and post cover images.

And, of course, read some Vintage Sci Fi

2.  The 2016 Sci Fi Experience hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings

Read sci fi!  (books from the Vintage challenge also count for this one.

3.  Readalongs:

Currently taking part in a readalong of Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire, details here.

Currently taking part in a readalong of Kushiel’s Scion by Jacqueline Carey, details here.

4.  Complete the SPFBO challenge organised by Mark Lawrence – details here

5.  Finally, to read 100-120 books during the year 2016.  To date:

January

  1. Under a Colder Sun by Greg James SPFBO
  2. Monstrous Little Voices by Jonathan Barnes, Emma Newman, Kate Heartfield, Fox Meadows, Adrian Tchaikovsky
  3. Goldenfire by A F E Smith
  4. Medusa’s Web by Tim Powers
  5. Scourge of the Betrayer by Jeff Salyards
  6. City of Blades by Robert J Bennett
  7. War of the Worlds by H G Wells
  8. Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
  9. The Invisible Guardian by Dolores Redondo
  10. Changers: Book One: Drew by T Cooper and Allison Glock Cooper
  11. Shattered Sands by W G Saraband
  12. Guns of Ivrea by Clifford Beal

Month in Review

February

  1. The Complete Double Dead by Chuck Wendig
  2. The Tiger and the Wolf by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  3. Nelly Dean by Alison Case
  4. What Remains of Heroes by David Benem
  5. Blood Rush by Ben Galley
  6. Kushiel’s Scion by Jacqueline Carey
  7. The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky
  8. When you Give an Imp a Penny by Henry L Herz
  9. The Silver Tide by Jen Williams
  10. Speak by Louisa Hall 
  11. Black City Saint by Richard A Knaak

Month in Review

My February Covers

March

  1. Radiance – review to follow
  2. US of Japan by Peter Tieryas
  3. Pieces of Hate by Tim Lebbon
  4. The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde
  5. Northwoods by Bill Schweigart
  6. Snakewood by Adrian Selby
  7. Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
  8. A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire
  9. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
  10. Fellside by M R Carey
  11. The Everything Box by Richard Kadrey
  12. Quiet Neighbours by Catriona McPherson

My Month in Review

My March Covers

April

  1. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
  2. Eleanor by Jason Gurley
  3. Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis
  4. The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
  5. The Silent Army by James A Moore (reviewed on Speculative Herald)
  6. Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  7. The Warrior Witch by Danielle L Jensen
  8. An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire

My Month in Review

My April Covers

May

  1. Silent Army by James A Moore
  2. Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman
  3. Kushiel’s Justice by Jacqueline Carey
  4. The Prophecy Con by Patrick Weekes
  5. Stranger of Tempest by Tom Lloyd
  6. The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North
  7. Fish Night by Joe Lansdale
  8. The Wheel of Osheim by Mark Lawrence
  9. Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May
  10. Company Town by Madeline Ashby

My Month in Review

My May Covers

June

  1. The Fireman by Joe Hill
  2. Dragon Round by Stephen S Power
  3. Rebel’s Honor by Gwynn White
  4. Augusta  Prime by Karin Tidbeck– short story taken from the Time Traveller’s Almanac
  5. Any Other Name by Emma Newman
  6. 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough
  7. In the Shadow of the Gods by Rachel Dunne
  8. Wolf’s Empire: Gladiator by Claudia Christian and Morgan Grant Buchanan

My Month in Review

My June Covers

July

  1. It Happened One Doomsday by Laurence MacNaughton
  2. Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire
  3. Bride of the Midnight King by Kat Parrish
  4. All Is Fair by Emma Newman
  5. The Hatching Ezekiel-Boone
  6. Time Siege by Wesley Chu
  7. Let Me Tell you About a Man I Knew by Susan Fletcher
  8. Red Right Hand by Levi Black
  9. Hope and Red by Jon Skovron
  10. Hero Grown Seeds of Destiny by Andy Livingston
  11. City of Wolves by Willow Palecek

My Month in Review

My July Covers

August

  1. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
  2. Poison City – by Paul Krill
  3. Dead House by Harry Bingham
  4. Gods of Nabban – reading
  5. A Little Knowledge by Emma Newman
  6. Fix by Ferrett Steinmetz
  7. The Amber Isles by Ashley Capes
  8. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J K Rowling
  9. The Hike by Drew Magary

My Month in Review

My August Covers

September

  1. Twilight of the Dragons by Andy Remic
  2. The Bloodsworn by Erin Lindsey
  3. Chasing Embers by James Bennett
  4. A Deadly Affection by Cuyler Overholt
  5. The Family Plot by Cherie Priest
  6. One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire
  7. Summerlong by Peter S Beagle
  8. The Rise of Lo by Wesley Chu
  9. Beyond the Fortune Teller’s Tent by Kristy Tate
  10. Outpost by F T McKinstry

My Month in Review

My September Covers

October

  1. The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue
  2. A City Dreaming by Daniel Polanski
  3. The Apothecary’s Curse by Barbara Barnett
  4. Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  5. The Witches of New York by Ami McKay
  6. Ashes of Honour by Seanan McGuire
  7. The Ninth Wind by Moses Siregar III
  8. As the Crow Flies by Robin Lythgoe
  9. Unwilling Souls by Gregory D Little

My Month in Review

My October Covers

November

  1. Faithful by Alice Hoffman
  2. Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel
  3. Kushiel’s Mercy by Jacqueline Carey
  4. Dominion by Peter McLean
  5. The Apartment by S L Grey
  6. Congress of Secrets by Stephanie Burgis
  7. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  8. The Facefaker’s Game by Chandler J Birch
  9. The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis
  10. SPFBO 16 – The Shadow Soul by Kaitlyn Davis

December

  1. Morning Star by Pierce Brown- review to follow
  2. The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman
  3. A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
  4. Roseblood by A G Howard
  5. The Sleep Walker by Chris Bohjalian
  6. The Watcher by
  7. Freeks by Amanda Hocking
  8. Gilded Cage by Vic James
  9. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
  10. Paternus by Dark Ashton

Jan 2017

  1. Defender by GX Todd (Voices #1)
  2. Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire
  3. Naamah’s Kiss by Jacqueline Carey
  4. Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire
  5. Rosewater –
  6. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  7. Dawn Study by Maria V Snyder
  8. The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French
  9. Department Zero by Paul Crilley
  10. Deadlight Jack by Mark Onspaugh
  11. The Black Wolves of Boston – review to follow

February

  1. With Blood Upon the Sand by Bradley P Beaulieu
  2. In Calabria by Peter Beagle – review to follow
  3. The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams
  4. Larcourt by K A Krantz
  5. Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey
  6. Game of Shadows by Erika Lewis – review to follow
  7. Windsinger by A F E Smith
  8. Danse Macabre – review to follow
  9. The Valiant by
  10. Toby Daye No

March

  1. Hunted by Meagan Spooner
  2. Fionn by Brian O’Sullivan
  3. Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
  4. Heart of Stone  by Ben Galley
  5. The Music Box Girl by K A Stewart – review to follow
  6. Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
  7. Island of Exiles by Erica Cameron
  8. The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

April

  1. Borrowed Souls by Chelsea Mueller
  2. Path of Flames by Phil Tucker
  3. Skullsworn by Brian Staveley
  4. The Moonlight War by SKS Perry
  5. Avengers of the Moon by Allen Steele
  6. Assassin’s Charge by Claire Frank
  7. Damnation by Peter McLean – review to follow
  8. The White Road by Sarah Lotz – review to follow

May

  1. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone – review to follow
  2. The Curious Affair of the Somnambulist and the psychic thief by Lisa Tuttle
  3. The Space Between the Stars – review to follow
  4. All Good Things – review to follow
  5. Rotherweird – review to follow
  6. The Only Child by Andrew Pyper
  7. Owl and the Electric Samurai by Kristi Charish
  8. The Fallen Kingdom

June

  1. The Prey of Gods
  2. Borne
  3. The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark
  4. Bones of the Earth
  5. Borderline, The Arcadia Project
  6. Thunderbird by Chuck Wendig
  7. White Lies by Zoe Markham
  8. Naamah’s Curse by Jacqueline Carey

July

  1. How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper
  2. Phantom Pains by Mishell Baker
  3. A Kiss Before Doomsday by Laurence MacNaughton
  4. Darien by C F Iggulden
  5. Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
  6. Godblind by Anna Stephens
  7. Blackwing by Ed McDonald
  8. Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory
  9. Graveyard Shift by Michael F Haspil
  10. Devil’s Call J Danielle Dorn – review to follow
  11. The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H Wilson – review to follow

 

  1. Blood Upon the Sand
  2. Eligibility
  1. Jay Posey
  2. Marc Turner
  3. Brent Weekes
  4. Jeff Salyard
  5. Juliet Marilier
  6. Pride and Prejudice