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Sunday Seven

Argh, I have no inspiration for a blog post today, even though my desire to make a blog post is high. How does that even work? Anyway, I guess that means it’s time for a meme! Google led me to something called Sunday Seven on Patrick’s Place. Today: Seven Books I’d Like to Read in 2012. I guess that works, given that I’ve been poking around for something to read since I finished TFiOS Friday night. Here’s my seven:

1. World War Z by Max Brooks. I’ve had this loaded on my Kindle for a while, but had wanted to read Brains, A Zombie Memoir first. Since I finished that a couple of weeks ago, so I guess it’s time for WWZ.

2. The Clockwork Earth Trilogy by Jay Lake. I’d read the first book, Mainspring, a couple of years ago. It was SO GOOD, but I had kind of forgotten that he was writing sequels. But then I remembered! And so here it is on my list. (So, does that count as 3 more books? No, I will count it as one.)

3. The Terra Incognita Trilogy by Kevin J. Anderson. I read about the third book in a Big Idea post over on Whatever when it came out and it sounded like a real good time.

4. The Dervish House by Ian MacDonald. Another Big Idea from Whatever. I can’t remember what it’s about, but the write up must’ve been good because it’s been on my list for a while.

5. 2030 by Albert Brooks. Who doesn’t love a little dystopian comedy? And when you read it, you will read it in the voice of Nemo’s father!

6. Perdido Street Station by China Mieville. My bookselling friend read this over the summer and said it gave her nightmares. I mean, how could I not?

7.  11/22/63 by Stephen King. I am a shameless Stephen King fan. Evidently he had the idea for this book years and years ago, but felt like he needed to hone his craft before he could do the story justice (Under the Dome, too, which was excellent). I guess the time has come because here it is!

There’s a few more books on my To Read list, but those are definitely the top seven. How about you? What’s on your To Read list?

One thought on “Sunday Seven

  1. hmm good meme!

    I think its cool how we have the same genre tastes, but in completed different, if overlapping, sub genres–im more into high fantasy where you lean more to urban and slipstream sci-fi stuff.

    My seven, keeping in mind I have already burned through 15 books so far this year:
    1. The Dreamblood Duology by K.K. Jemisin due out this spring and summer.
    2. The Rook by Daniel O’Malley. A recent Big Idea entry.
    3. Wizard Undercover by K.E. Mills. Book 4 of the Rouge Agent series.
    4. A Memory of Light by R. Jordan and B. Sanderson; due out November. Last book of the Wheel of Time.
    5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Suzanna Clarke. Been on my To Read list for a long time.
    6. Darkness Devours by Keri Arthur. Comes out in July. An urban/paranormal fantasy. Not my typical fare, but Arthur’s stuff is surprisingly enjoyable.
    7. A Modern Witch by Deborah Geary. I just downloaded this onto my Kindle Android app, among too many others. Amazon is going to make me poor, I swear. Not too sure what its about but its a light (humorous) fantasy about a witch, evidentially.

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