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What should I read next year?

What three books do you recommend that I read next year? I'll make a list of 10 from suggestions and give them a go.


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Dec. 6th, 2011 04:23 pm (UTC)
Corrupting Dr Nice by John Kessel. A review by Jo Walton here:

Dec. 7th, 2011 12:18 am (UTC)
You've read a lot, so hard to guess what you haven't read. I'll have to go back through some of your "highlight what you've read" posts and see what I like from your unread portion.

I'll recommend some authors I've enjoyed recently:
Frances Hardinge, Steven Erikson, Robert J. Sawyer, Jasper Fforde.

Or you could drop around for a cup of tea and raid my bookshelves?
Dec. 7th, 2011 06:29 am (UTC)
Authors I've read this year and enjoyed include Jim Butcher (Dresden Files series), Karen Miller (Innocent Mage, Awakened Mage), George R R Martin (A Dance With Dragons), Robin Hobb (Dragon Keeper, Dragon Haven) and the fantastic Locke & Key graphic novels/comics from Joe Hill.
Dec. 7th, 2011 12:49 pm (UTC)
The Gone Away World by Nick Harkaway is great fun

as is Professor Moriarty , Hound of the D'Urbervilles by Kim Newman.
Dec. 7th, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC)
Since you read French.

"Yama Loka Terminus" and "Bara Yogoï", two short story compilations on the fictional near-eastern city of Yirminadingrad, by Léo Henry and the late Jacques Mucchielli. Amazing writing style and diversity of stories, from weird hallucinations to urban myths.

"Cleer", by L.L. Kloetzer, a tale of two corporate inquisitors, slightly futuristic but really not. A sobering look at Apple-like megacorporations. Just as bright as the first two are dark, and just as chilling.
Dec. 7th, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC)
I heartily recommend the Stone Dance of the Chameleon trilogy - that's three books for you. And yes, it's finished.
Dec. 8th, 2011 12:21 am (UTC)
Books you can borrow from the library. Any more books here and we'll have to reinforce the floors. :)

Dec. 8th, 2011 09:18 pm (UTC)
TheYiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
Pfitz by Andrew Crumey
The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham

Don't know if you've read any/all of those, but they are the three that popped into my head.
Dec. 8th, 2011 10:01 pm (UTC)
Those sound a bit more meaty. I've liked what I read of Chabon so far.
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