The Days are Long, but the Years are Short

Not much gardening going on this year. I bad ‘flu laid me out for most of March, and I’m still not fully recovered. On the bright side, I have quit smoking again, so maybe I won’t be hacking up my lungs in a few weeks.

In lieu of gardening, I’ve been indulging my other hobby, reading. I’ve sort of been sucked into the Hugo Award neepery, as a result. The whole kerfuffle inspired me to finally collate all the books I have in my To Be Read pile for the 2015 publishing/nomination year. Some of the following have already been read, because they came out in January or February. I was shocked to see that the list to date is already over 100 titles. There is no way I will read all of these before the 2016 Hugo nominations close. Sigh. Maybe I’ll get around to posting short reviews of some of them, though.

Naomi Novik Uprooted
Genevieve Cogman The Invisible Library
Seth Dickinson The Traitor Baru Cormorant
Lucy Hounsom Starborn
SL Grey Underground
Brian McClellan The Autumn Republic
Ian Tregillis The Mechanical
Alex Marshall A Crown For Cold Silver
Anthony Ryan Queen of Fire
Stephen Aryan Battlemage
Joe Abercrombie Half the World
Francesca Haig The Fire Sermon
Peter V Brett The Skull Throne
Peter Newman The Vagrant
Sabaa Tahir An Ember in the Ashes
Daniel Polansky Those Above
Becky Chambers The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet
Sarah Lotz Day Four
JP Smythe Way Down Dark
Rebecca Levene The Hunter’s Kind
Simon Kurt Unsworth The Devil’s Detective
Guy Adams A Few Words for the Dead
Mike Brooks Dark Run
Django Wexler The Price of Valour
Edgar Cantero The Supernatural Enhancements
Alex Lamb The Roboteer
Bradley Beaulieu Twelve Kings in Sharakhai: The Song of Shattered Sands
Al Robertson Crashing Heaven
Aliette de Bodard The House of Shattered Wings
Tom Toner The Promise of the Child
James Goss Haterz
Amanda Downum Dreams of Shreds & Tatters
KM McKinley The Iron Ship
Lauren Roy The Fire Children
EE Richardson Disturbed Earth
Terry Pratchett & Steven Baxter The Long Utopia
Peyton Marshall Goodhouse
Stella Gemmell The Immortal Throne
Erika Johansen The Invasion of the Tearling
Steven Erikson Fall of Light
Paul Witcover The Watchman of Eternity
Danielle L. Jensen Hidden Huntress
Ferrett Steinmetz Flex
Carrie Patel The Buried Life
Carrie Patel Cities and Thrones
Kameron Hurley Empire Ascendant
Matthew De Abaitua If Then
Karen Lord The Galaxy Game
Sue Tingey Marked
Sebastien de Castell Knight’s Shadow
Robert Jackson Bennett City of Blades
David Hair Ascendant’s Rite
Jo Walton The Just City / The Philosopher Kings
Ned Beauman Glow
Michael Moorcock The Whispering Swarm
VE Schwab A Darker Shade of Magic
Elizabeth Bear Karen Memory
Neil Gaiman Trigger Warning: Short Fictions
Kelly Link Get In Trouble
Laura van den Berg Find Me
Claire North Touch
Sandra Newman The Country of Ice Cream Star
Genevieve Valentine Persona
Kazuo Ishiguro The Buried Giant
Justina Robson The Glorious Angels
Ken Liu The Grace of Kings
Robert Charles Wilson The Affinities
David Walton Superposition
Raymond E Feist King of Ashes
Tina Connolly Seriously Wicked
Neal Stephenson Seveneves
Porochista Khakpour The Last Illusion
Clive Barker The Scarlet Gospels
Paolo Bacigalupi The Water Knife
Mark Z. Danielewski The Familiar, Volume 1: One Rainy Day in May
Kit Reed Where
Nnedi Okorafor The Book of Phoenix
Lilith Saintcrow Trailer Park Fae (Gallow and Ragged)
James SA Corey Nemesis Games
Alistair Reynolds Slow Bullets
Stina Leicht Cold Iron
Jasper Fflorde Early Riser
Joshua Cohen The Book of Numbers
Daniel Jose Older Shadowshaper
Kim Stanley Robinson Aurora
Austin Grossman Crooked
Charles Stross The Annihilation Score
Max Gladstone Last First Snow
Carolyn Ives Gilman Dark Orbit
Wesley Chu Time Salvager
Michael Swanwick Chasing the Phoenix
NK Jemisin The Fifth Season
Catherynne M Valente Radiance
John Scalzi The End of All Things
China Mieville Three Moments of an Explosion
Daniel Abraham The Spider’s War
Robin Hobb Fool’s Quest
Kate Elliott Court oF Fives
Kate Elliott The Very Best of Kate Elliott
Betsy Cornwell Mechanica
Zen Cho Sorcerer to the Crown
Fran Wilde Updraft
Ilana C Myer Last Song Before Night
Rick Riordan The Sword of Summer
Justin Cronin The City of Mirrors
Leigh Bardugo Six of Crows
Brandon Sanderson Shadows of Self
Gareth L Powell Macaque Attack
Martyn Amos & Ra Page Beta-Life
Paula Brackston The Midnight Witch
Paul McAuley Something Coming Through
Elizabeth Knox Wake
Silvia Moreno-Garcia Signal To Noise
Andrea Host The Pyramids of London
Harry Connolly A Key, An Egg, An Unfortunate Remark
T Kingfisher Bryony and Roses

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