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Unread books from 2006

List of the 54 books I had marked as unread on 31 December 2006, which I did not already own at the end of 2005 (which were accounted for previously), in the order that I read them; with links to my write-ups, size according to how much I liked them and struck through if I couldn't finish them.

Sourcery, Terry Pratchett
The Secret Visitors, James White
To Engineer Is Human, Henry Petroski

From Behind a Closed Door: Secret Court Martial Records of the Easter Rising, Brian Barton
Variable Star, Robert A. Heinlein and Spider Robinson

Endgame in the Balkans: Regime Change, European Style, Elizabeth Pond
The Book of Imaginary Beings, Jorge Luis Borges

Doctor Who and the Carnival of Monsters, Terrance Dicks
Military Operations Macedonia, Captain Cyril Falls
Doctor Who - The Aztecs, John Lucarotti
No Present Like Time, Steph Swainston
George and Sam, Charlotte Moore
McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales, ed. Michael Chabon
The Medieval Cookbook, Maggie Black
The Mind of Mr. Soames, Charles Eric Maine
The Nobel Prize, Burton Feldman
Harpist in the Wind, Patricia A McKillip
Doctor Who and the Deadly Assassin, Terrance Dicks
Doctor Who - Caves of Androzani, Terrance Dicks

Doctor Who and the Leisure Hive, David Fisher
Doctor Who and the Planet of the Spiders, Terrance Dicks

Earth is Room Enough, Isaac Asimov
City of Illusions, Ursula K. Le Guin
Talkback: The Unofficial and Unauthorised "Doctor Who" Interview Book: Sixties v. 1, ed. Stephen James Walker

Between the Woods and the Water, Patrick Leigh Fermor

Seven Pillars of Wisdom, T. E. Lawrence
National Lampoon's Doon, Ellis Weiner
The Atrocity Archives, Charles Stross
Interzone 5th Anthology, eds. John Clute, Lee Montgomerie & David Pringle
Summerland, Michael Chabon

The Owl Service, Alan Garner
The Superpower Myth, Nancy Soderberg
Vellum, Hal Duncan

Abarat, Clive Barker
The seeds of time, John Wyndham
The Child Garden, Geoff Ryman

Liberal Democracy and Globalisation, ed. Graham Watson
Peter Abelard, Helen Waddell

Expiration Date, Tim Powers
Daughters of Britannia, Katie Hickman

Back Home, Michelle Magorian
The Year's Best Science Fiction Twenty-Second Annual Collection, ed Gardner Dozois

Irish tales of terror, ed. Jim McGarry
Radical Islams Rules, ed. Paul Marshall
Forbidden Acts, ed. Nancy A. Collins

Seasons of Plenty, Colin Greenland
Half-life of a Zealot, Swanee Hunt

Mother of Plenty, Colin Greenland
The Wizard Knight, Gene Wolfe

Visions of Wonder, ed. David G. Hartwell and Milton T. Wolf
Earth Logic, Laurie J. Marks
Thunderbirds Bumper Storybook, Dave Morris
Analog 6, ed. John W. Campbell
The Space Opera Renaissance, edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

There are 16 books on the shelves acquired in 2007 and still marked as unread: 2nd Interzone Anthology, ed. John Clute; Fantasy: The Best of the Year 2007, ed. Rich Horton; Irish Magic II, ed. Morgan Llywelyn; Irish Tales of Terror, ed. Peter Haining; The Miracle Visitors by Ian Watson; Other Edens: No. 1, ed. Christopher Evans and Robert Holdstock; Other Edens: No. 2, ed. Christopher Evans and Robert Holdstock; Peeling the Onion, by Gunter Grass; Speaking in Tongues, by Ian McDonald; Spectrum: A Science Fiction Anthology: No. 4, ed. Kingsley Amis; The Best Science Fiction of the Year #4, ed. by Terry Carr; The Case for Global Democracy: Advocating a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, ed. by Graham Watson; The Prodigal Troll, by Charles Coleman Finlay; The Time Dissolver, by Jerry Sohl; The Year's Best Science Fiction 24, ed. Gardner Dozois; Year's Best SF 12, ed. by David G. Hartwell. Eleven of those sixteen are sf anthologies or collections, so I'll have to think of a mechanism for getting through those more efficiently next year.


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 30th, 2010 12:23 pm (UTC)
Set yourself an anthology a month to read?
Dec. 30th, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's pretty much part of my new plan, to be revealed in full gripping detail at the weekend.
Dec. 30th, 2010 12:42 pm (UTC)
*laughs* I shall be gripped! :)
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