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So what are you reading this year 2021?


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Davies

Explorer
Just Finished: The Baron of Magister Valley, by Steven Brust, a Paarfi-written romance that owes a bit to The Count of Monte Cristo, which reveals the startling backstory of a figure from the Vlad Taltos novels. My jaw nearly dropped at the final reveal.

Currently Reading: I, Lucifer, by Peter O'Donnell, one of a series of novels the creator of the Modesty Blaise comic strip wrote about the series' characters. Dated as heck, but a fun ride.

Planning to Read: The Incrementalists, by Skyler White and Steven Brust.
 

Blue

Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
Just Finished: The Baron of Magister Valley, by Steven Brust, a Paarfi-written romance that owes a bit to The Count of Monte Cristo, which reveals the startling backstory of a figure from the Vlad Taltos novels. My jaw nearly dropped at the final reveal.
I've been waffling picking that up, and this just pushed me over the edge.
 

Zaukrie

New Publisher
Man, so far, I just cannot get into Tales of Undying Earth.....I may need to set it aside occasionally, as it is a series of short "stories" anyway.....
 

Zaukrie

New Publisher
Just Finished: The Baron of Magister Valley, by Steven Brust, a Paarfi-written romance that owes a bit to The Count of Monte Cristo, which reveals the startling backstory of a figure from the Vlad Taltos novels. My jaw nearly dropped at the final reveal.

Currently Reading: I, Lucifer, by Peter O'Donnell, one of a series of novels the creator of the Modesty Blaise comic strip wrote about the series' characters. Dated as heck, but a fun ride.

Planning to Read: The Incrementalists, by Skyler White and Steven Brust.
I do love those Brust books.....might need to pick that up.
 

KahlessNestor

Adventurer
Still reading Exploring Eberron by Keith Baker.

Still reading Searching for Bobby Fischer.

Finished reading White Night by Jim Butcher.

Still reading The Companions by R. A. Salvatore.

Still reading Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson.

Still reading Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance.

Still reading The Battle of Salamis by Barry Strauss.
 

I just finished Haldeman's The Forever War. Definitely a massively influential work that has filtered down through the ages. Parts of it remained dated, while other parts were quite prescient.

Next is, as indicated, Flame and Crimson: A History of Sword and Sorcery, by Brian Murphy.
 

dragoner

Dying in Chargen
The Forever War was also hugely controversial in the sci-fi community, it is a great book though, pretty much in the 'must read' category.

Right now I am finishing a collection of short stories by John D MacDonald called Other Times, Other Worlds.
 


KahlessNestor

Adventurer
Still reading Exploring Eberron by Keith Baker.

Still reading Searching for Bobby Fischer.

Started reading Small Favor by Jim Butcher.

Still reading The Companions by R. A. Salvatore.

Still reading Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson.

Still reading Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance.

Still reading The Battle of Salamis by Barry Strauss.
 

Zaukrie

New Publisher
I read this in 2 nights, including staying up until midnight to finish it:


Private Investigator series by Glen Cook. It was a fun little book, if you can get by some sexism and racism (aimed at other fantasy races)......I also own the second one in the series, so I'll likely read that in the coming weeks.

Back to a bit of Tales of the Dying Earth for a few chapters, then something else I'm sure......
 


KahlessNestor

Adventurer
Still reading Exploring Eberron by Keith Baker.

Finished reading Searching for Bobby Fischer.

Started reading Small Favor by Jim Butcher.

Still reading The Companions by R. A. Salvatore.

Still reading Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson.

Finished reading Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance.

Still reading The Battle of Salamis by Barry Strauss.

Started reading The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis.

Started reading Unmasked: Inside Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy by Andy Ngo.
 

I finished up Garden of Beasts - it was very good; I spent this afternoon finishing it up - and am now moving on to More Twisted: Collected Stories, Volume II by the same author, Jeffery Deaver. I read (and enjoyed) his first short-story collection, Twisted, within the past year or so but I've found that while he's the master of the plot twist, in a short story there's usually so much less going on that it's much easier to spot the twists coming. But I'm looking forward to the collection nonetheless; he almost never disappoints.

Johnathan
 

Davies

Explorer
Just Finished: I, Lucifer, by Peter O'Donnell. I think the author sometimes overcorrects for all those stories in which nothing goes wrong for the protagonists by having too much go wrong for Modesty and Willie while still having them pull through okay. Also finished the third volume of The Saint's Magic is Omnipotent by Yuka Tachibana. The plot is starting to get a bet boring now that the only antagonistic character has been shooed off the stage, and the only real problem the protagonist faces is her emotional issues.

Starting: The Incrementalists, by Skyler White and Steven Brust.

Planning to Read: Tales of the Velvet Comet, by Mike Resnick.[/I]
 



I finished Jeffery Deaver's second short story collection and have now moved on to his third. He switched up the naming convention, though: the first two were Twisted and More Twisted, but this one's Trouble in Mind.

Johnathan
 

Nellisir

Adventurer
I just finished book 5 and yes!

Now reading Left Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix (an author whose work I usually like).

Murderbot!!!! I told you!!! :)

I've only read the Abhorsen trilogy. First two books were fantastic; the third was like "oh crap, gotta wrap this up". Haven't had the heart to read Beyond The Wall yet.
 


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