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...
- Shambling Towards Hiroshima by James Morrow. Rating ★★★½☆
- The Touch by F. Paul Wilson. Rating ★★★☆☆
- Glasshouse by Charles Stross. Rating ★★★★☆
- His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire · Book 1) by Naomi Novik. Rating ★★★★★
- Anathem by Neal Stephenson (Audio; narrated by William Dufris). Rating ★★★★☆
- Lamb by Christopher Moore. Rating ★★★★½
- Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (Audio; narrated by Simon Prebble). Rating ★★★★★
- The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. Rating ★★★★☆
- The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan (Audio; narrated by Ron Perlman). Rating ★★★☆☆
- WWW: Wake by Robert J. Sawyer (Audio; various narrators). Rating ★★★★☆
- Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (Audio; narrated by Marguerite Gavin). Rating ★★★☆☆
- The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines. Rating ★★★★☆
- Paranoia by Joseph Finder (Audio; narrated by Scott Brick). Rating ★★★☆☆
- Norse Code by Greg van Eekhout. Rating ★★★½☆
- The Destroyer #14: Judgment Day by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir. Rating ★★★☆☆
- The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks. Rating ★★★★☆
- Saturn's Children by Charles Stross (Audio; narrated by Bianca Amato).
Not Yet Started
- Throne of Jade (Temeraire · Book 2) by Naomi Novik.
- Personal Effects: Dark Art by J.C. Hutchins and Jordan Weisman.
- 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:
- Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie (Audio; narrated by Lyndam Gregory).
- The Devil You Know by Mike Carey.
- Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson.
- Batman: The Stone King by Alan Grant.
- Black Powder War (Temeraire · Book 3) by Naomi Novik.
- Broken Crescent by S. Andrew Swann.
- Furies of Calderon (The Codex Alera · Book 1) by Jim Butcher.
- Fool Moon (The Dresden Files · Book 2) by Jim Butcher.
- Condemned to Repeat It: The Philospher Who Flunked Life and Other Great Lessons from History by Wick Allison, Jeremy Adams and Gavin Hambly.
- Ill Wind by Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason.
- The Two Faces of Tomorrow by James P. Hogan.