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Autumnal Equinox 2009: The Fall of the Summer Reading List

I’ve been updating the status of various books on this list since shortly after I first published my 2009 Summer Reading List. This post is scheduled to be published at 5:18pm on the 22nd of September, the official start of Fall. Let’s see how much reading I actually got done this summer…

Finished

  1. Shambling Towards Hiroshima by James Morrow.

    Rating: ★★★½☆ 

  2. The Touch by F. Paul Wilson.

    Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

  3. Glasshouse by Charles Stross.

    Rating: ★★★★☆ 

  4. His Majesty’s Dragon (Temeraire · Book 1) by Naomi Novik.

    Rating: ★★★★★ 

  5. Anathem by Neal Stephenson (Audio; narrated by William Dufris).

    Rating: ★★★★☆ 

  6. Lamb by Christopher Moore.

    Rating: ★★★★½ 

  7. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (Audio; narrated by Simon Prebble).

    Rating: ★★★★★ 

  8. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

    Rating: ★★★★☆ 

  9. The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan (Audio; narrated by Ron Perlman).

    Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

  10. WWW: Wake by Robert J. Sawyer (Audio; various narrators).

    Rating: ★★★★☆ 

  11. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (Audio; narrated by Marguerite Gavin).

    Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

  12. The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines.

    Rating: ★★★★☆ 

  13. Paranoia by Joseph Finder (Audio; narrated by Scott Brick).

    Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

  14. Norse Code by Greg van Eekhout.

    Rating: ★★★½☆ 

  15. The Destroyer #14: Judgment Day by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir.

    Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

  16. The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks.

    Rating: ★★★★☆ 

In Progress

  1. Saturn’s Children by Charles Stross (Audio; narrated by Bianca Amato).

Not Yet Started

  1. Throne of Jade (Temeraire · Book 2) by Naomi Novik.
  2. Personal Effects: Dark Art by J.C. Hutchins and Jordan Weisman.
  3. Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi.

Not too shabby, overall. My peculiar flavor of attention deficit disorder came into play, as I expected it would, and I read or started to read several titles that weren’t on the original list. I also failed to even start a handful from the original list, but maybe I’ll get around to them this fall. Speaking of fall, here (in no particular order) is the 2009 Fall Reading List:

  1. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie (Audio; narrated by Lyndam Gregory).
  2. The Devil You Know by Mike Carey.
  3. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson.
  4. Batman: The Stone King by Alan Grant.
  5. Black Powder War (Temeraire · Book 3) by Naomi Novik.
  6. Broken Crescent by S. Andrew Swann.
  7. Furies of Calderon (The Codex Alera · Book 1) by Jim Butcher.
  8. Fool Moon (The Dresden Files · Book 2) by Jim Butcher.
  9. Condemned to Repeat It: The Philospher Who Flunked Life and Other Great Lessons from History by Wick Allison, Jeremy Adams and Gavin Hambly.
  10. Ill Wind by Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason.
  11. The Two Faces of Tomorrow by James P. Hogan.