The Latest News
Connect with Us

Notable Releases
From the Store
Game of Thrones Winter is Coming + Fire & Blood Heat Sensitive Mug Set
Game of Thrones Heat Sensitive Mugs
HBO US
Featured Sites
License Holders

Jump to content


Photo

What are you reading in October


  • Please log in to reply
263 replies to this topic

#1 mashiara

mashiara

    Sleep is for the weak

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,729 posts

Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:54 PM

It's that time of the month again, kids. Do share what you are reading, it makes the class happy, it makes the teacher happier.

 

I just finished The Killing Moon by N.K.Jemisin and I thought it was an excellent read, well written and well researched and with a setting quite refreshing.

 

I'm planning on starting the Shadowed Sun by the same author later today, the second book of the duology.



#2 Snowborn

Snowborn

    Bonehunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 788 posts

Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:56 PM

I want to finish the three books I'm currently reading, and then I'm going to start Prince of Thorns. I've been meaning to read that book since the beginning of this year xD.



#3 RedEyedGhost

RedEyedGhost

    Clone Club!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,840 posts

Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:41 PM

This is my plan for October:

Thanks everybody! Right now the plan will be:

The Devil You Know by Mike Carey (I'll likely be starting this one before the end of this month)
Salem's Lot by Stephen King
The Sorcerer's House by Gene Wolfe
October Country by Ray Bradbury
The Ritual by Adam Nevill
Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge

I might slip in The Walking Dead Book 9 if I have a free afternoon one Sunday. If I have time (doubtful) I'll also read The Dark Earth. I'm really looking forward to doing this "theme" month, I've never done anything like this before and I'm very excited. Thanks again!

 

 

 

Today I finished Broken Angels by Richard Morgan.  It was very good, and very different from Altered Carbon.  In fact it quite reminded me of James S.A. Corey's The Expanse, particularly Abaddon's Gate - although only because I read those first as Broken Angels was obviously written first.  The post climax wrap up was quite good, and evoked a very strong sense of déjà vu of when I read AC.  Do all of Morgan's books have that same style of wrap up?  I won't be waiting six years in between reading books two and three as I did between one and two.

 

And I've started The Devil You Know by Mike Carey - good opening!


Edited by RedEyedGhost, 14 October 2013 - 01:41 AM.


#4 Niphredil

Niphredil

    Sellsword

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 82 posts

Posted 01 October 2013 - 12:56 AM

Just finished Return of a King (not that one) by William Dalrymple, about the first British invasion of Afghanistan. I know completely nil about the period and the topic and I thought it was a well-written and very enjoyable read. I especially liked how the author used sources from both the British and Afghans and just generally how he spun the tale.

 

Next on the list is the second Mistborn book- the first one was a purchase to tide me through endless airports and flights during the Christmas travel period and I thought it was a good light page-turner. 



#5 Dracarya

Dracarya

    And though she be but little, she is fierce

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,575 posts

Posted 01 October 2013 - 02:27 AM

Still reading Moon Over Soho and really enjoying it. I like how light and quick they are to read. I'm severely hungover today so I doubt I'll be doing much more than reading :laugh:

I bought Looking for JJ by Anne Cassidy the other day, due to talking to my housemate about child killers and the possibility of looking into the area for my dissertation.

I've also heard about a book that I can't find anywhere for a decent price, and I really want to read it. It's called Ishamel, the author's name escapes me though.

#6 Arataniello

Arataniello

    Filibustering vigilantly

  • Board Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,019 posts

Posted 01 October 2013 - 06:30 AM

By the middle of the month I intend to be devouring the last Thomas Covenant book.  Apart from that, I don't think there is much on the horizon.



#7 David Selig

David Selig

    Council Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,983 posts

Posted 01 October 2013 - 06:35 AM

 I finished Sarah Canary by Karen Joy Fowler. A stunning book about a strange woman who can't speak or understand spoken language who was found near a Chinese workers camp in Washington Territory in 1873. It's either a historical novel or first contact SF, depending on how you read it - it works well both as SF and mainstream. It's about perceptions, prejudices, gender and so much more. It's a depressing story and all main characters are outsiders struggling with life, but Fowler's elegant wit successfully lightens the mood when necessary.

 

It's almost hard to believe that it is Fowler's debut novel - it's so well written and technically superb. Of course, Fowler was one of the top short story writers in SFF for years before this was published. Still, it's remarkably coherent and skilfully paced for a first novel. Highly recommended.


Edited by David Selig, 01 October 2013 - 06:39 AM.


#8 Sansa_Stark

Sansa_Stark

    blank

  • Banned
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,168 posts

Posted 01 October 2013 - 06:55 AM

Red Seas Under Red Skies, Hyperion and The Heroes.

#9 Usotsuki

Usotsuki

    Lie with me

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,682 posts

Posted 01 October 2013 - 07:34 AM

Rather belatedly going through the Watch series by Sergey Lukyanenko and really enjoying it. I'm not sure what it says about me personally but I think I prefer the chapters from the evil perspective to those from the hero's point of view.



#10 Brandon Stark

Brandon Stark

    The Pack Survives

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,565 posts

Posted 01 October 2013 - 08:15 AM

Just cracked the Songs of Love and Death anthology, which, while good so far, will be promptly set aside for new Lynch as soon as possible.



#11 Bolivar

Bolivar

    Hedge Knight

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 326 posts

Posted 01 October 2013 - 08:36 AM

About to finish The Darkness that Comes Before, and after this, I can't help but imagine that the rest of October will be filled with Bakker as well.

#12 Myk Lonmouth

Myk Lonmouth

    Squire

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 185 posts

Posted 01 October 2013 - 10:03 AM

American Gods - Neil Gaiman



#13 jobmartell

jobmartell

    Hedge Knight

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 345 posts

Posted 01 October 2013 - 10:09 AM

Malice - john Gwynne. Trying my hardest on this debut.
Kinslayer - jay kristoff. No problem here.
Reread D&E tales. Perfect.
The shinning - king. Keep picturing movie.
Reread Name of the wind-Rothfuss. Still good.
Leviathan wakes-Corey. Love it so far.
Also, just completed my set of the limited signed editions of The broken empire triogly - Lawrence. Some of my new favorites without a doubt.

#14 Maester Hodor

Maester Hodor

    Landed Knight

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 380 posts

Posted 01 October 2013 - 10:26 AM

Currently reading Doctor Sleep by Stephen King, which is the sequel to The Shining. Loving it so far!



#15 KingGendry

KingGendry

    Sellsword

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 130 posts

Posted 01 October 2013 - 11:10 AM

Still on Best Served Cold at the minute, enjoying all the references to the FL trilogy but not as engrossed yet as I was for the original 3.

Planning to finish off the Abercrombies with The Heroes and Red Country, before moving on to either Prince of Thorns or Locke Lamora.

#16 First of My Name

First of My Name

    Spamperial Ambassador to Ensekyrai and Fefe to Potato

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,130 posts

Posted 01 October 2013 - 11:46 AM

Hugh Howey's Dust, then continuing Matthew Stover's stunning Acts of Caine series, then the rest of the The First Law Trilogy (finished book one last month)



#17 Garett Hornwood

Garett Hornwood

    Squire

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 185 posts

Posted 01 October 2013 - 12:33 PM

Started Time for Yesterday by A.C. Crispin, it's #39 in the Star Trek series from Pocket Books.  It was a gift from my uncle several years ago and I've finally decided to read it.

 

The plan for the rest of the month is as follows as of today:

 

To Green Angel Tower, Part 1 by Tad Williams

Timetrap by David Dvorkin (another Star Trek pocket book)

To Green Angel Tower, Part 2 by Tad Williams



#18 Chun-Li

Chun-Li

    Sellsword

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 106 posts

Posted 01 October 2013 - 02:24 PM

Currently reading Last Argument of Kings, when I'm done with the First Law trilogy I plan on starting the Prince of Nothing series, I've heard great things about it and I hope it doesn't disappoint. Although I might read something light in between, perhaps another Dexter book, or YOU by Austin Grossman.



#19 The Great Walrus

The Great Walrus

    Aemond One-Eye's #1 fan

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,606 posts

Posted 01 October 2013 - 02:28 PM

I'm currently 70% or so through Crossroads of Twilight ( never thought i'd make it past page 100), and from there i plan on barreling through the last four books in the Wheel of Time. 



#20 First of My Name

First of My Name

    Spamperial Ambassador to Ensekyrai and Fefe to Potato

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,130 posts

Posted 01 October 2013 - 02:31 PM

I'm currently 70% or so through Crossroads of Twilight ( never thought i'd make it past page 100), and from there i plan on barreling through the last four books in the Wheel of Time. 

Is it any fun reading?