2009 book log — the full list

So, the books for 2009… Not quite a book a week, at 51 books (if you count the re-read both times), but a distinct improvement on the last few years, I think. Getting into reading on the bus to and from work has made an enormous difference in the amount I’m reading.

In the first half of the year a lot of these were ebooks on my Cybook, but I then worked out why I was able to read the Cybook without feeling sick and applied that to print books. And in June/July we moved into the new house, and started unpacking boxes that had been in storage for two/ten years, and I started reading some of the books that were coming out of boxes, so the Cybook has been sadly neglected of late.

I didn’t write reviews of all of these, but I managed to write at least brief notes on most of them, and have actually kept a full log, so that I know what I’ve been reading. I hope the reviews have entertained and/or been useful to some of you.

January:
Robert Louis Stevenson — Treasure Island
Frances Hodgson Burnett — The Lost Prince

February:
Ron MacLean — Why the Long Face?
WJ Burley — Wycliffe “The Four Jacks”
Reginald Hill — An April Shroud
E Nesbitt — Book of Dragons
Thorne Smith — Topper

March:
Ally O’Brien — The Agency
Charlotte Bronte — Jane Eyre
Jane Austen — Mansfield Park

April:
Andre Norton — Plague Ship
Andre Norton — Voodoo Planet
Andre Norton — Ralestone Luck
Andre Norton — The Time Traders
Andre Norton — Galactic Derelicts

May:
Andre Norton — The Defiant Agents
Andre Norton — Key Out of Time
Andre Norton — The Gifts of Asti
Elizabeth Bear — Shoggoths in Bloom
Reginald Hill — A Cure For All Diseases.

June:
E.F. Benson — Mrs Ames
Charles Stross — Saturn’s Children
PD James — Unnatural Causes

July:
PD James — A Mind to Murder
and a lot of Torchwood fanfic

August:
Gerald Durrell: The Stationary Ark
James Blish: Mission to the Heart Stars
Harry Harrison: The men from PIG and ROBOT
James Anderson – The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy
John Carnell: New Writings in SF 10
WJ Burley: Wycliffe and the Winsor Blue

September:
James Coltrane — Talon
Peter Anghelides — Another Life (re-read in December, and reviewed then.)
Brian Minchin — The Sin Eaters — read by Gareth David-LLoyd (audiobook)
WJ Burley — Wycliffe and the Pea-Green Boat
Alan Garner — Red Shift.

October:
WJ Burley — Wycliffe and the Dunes Mystery (reviewed 24/10/09)
Poul Anderson — The High Crusade (reviewed 31/10/09)
WJ Burley — Wycliffe and the School Bullies (reviewed 31/10/09)
Gregory Benford — Timescape (DNF, reviewed 11/10/09)
WJ Burley — Wycliffe Omnibus, containing the following novels:
Wycliffe’s Wild Goose Chase
Wycliffe and the Quiet Virgin
Wycliffe and the Cycle of Death

November:
Fred Pohl, editor — Galaxy Volume 1
Daniel Fox — Jade Man’s Skin

December:
James Anderson — The Affair of the Mutilated Mink
Robert Silverberg — To The Land of the Living
John Carnell — New Writings in SF 12
Isaac Asimov — The Union Club Mysteries (actually read on and off over the last 6 months)
Arthur C Clarke — Glide Path
Martin H Greenberg and John Helfers — Future Crimes
Peter Anghelides — Another Life (Torchwood 1)

Started but not yet finished:
Terry Pratchett — Making Money
John Barrowman — Anything Goes

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