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June Books

This month's tally helpfully inflated by a few graphic novels, which are generally quicker to read.

Non-fiction 5 (YTD 32)
Robert A. Heinlein in Dialogue With His Century, Vol 1, by William H. Patterson Jr
The Business of Science Fiction, by Mike Resnick and Barry N. Malzberg
The Complete Book of Thunderbirds, by Chris Bentley
The Spanish Inquisition: A History, by Joseph Pérez
Questioning the Millennium, by Stephen Jay Gould

Fiction (non-sf) 4 (YTD 25)
Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood
Hunger, by Knut Hamsun
Fleshmarket Close, by Ian Rankin

sf (non-Who) 8 (YTD 37)
Blackout, by Connie Willis
China Mountain Zhang, by Maureen F. McHugh
Mythago Wood, by Robert Holdstock
Man Plus, by Frederik Pohl
Irish Magic II, by Morgan Llewellyn, Barbara Samuel, Susan Wiggs and Roberta Gellis
Monster Hunter International, by Larry Correia
When Santa Fell To Earth, by Cornelia Funke
Chasm City, by Alastair Reynolds

Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sarah Jane 7 (YTD 40)
The Taint, by Michael Collier
Something in the Water, by Trevor Baxendale
Short Trips and Side Steps, edited by Stephen Cole and Jacqueline Rayner
Wraith World, by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright
The Doctor Who Annual 1985
The Left-Handed Hummingbird, by Kate Orman
Demontage, by Justin Richards

Comics 7 (YTD 15)
Fables Vol 14: Witches, by Bill Willingham
The Unwritten, Volume 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity, by Mike Carey
The Unwritten Vol 2: Inside Man, by Mike Carey
Grandville Mon Amour, by Bryan Talbot
Schlock Mercenary: Massively Parallel, by Howard Tayler
Autonomes, by Santi-Bucquoy
Eerste Keer, by Sibylline

~9,100 pages (YTD ~42,400)
8/31 (YTD 27/149) by women (Atwood, Willis, McHugh, the Irish Magic II authors, Funke, Rayner, Orman, Sibylline)
0/31 (YTD 9/149) by PoC
Owned for more than a year: 14 (Man Plus [reread], The Complete Book of Thunderbirds, Irish Magic II, When Santa Fell to Earth, Demontage, The Taint, History of the Spanish Inquisition, The Left-handed Hummingbird, Fleshmarket Close, Great Expectations [reread], Eerste Keer, Short Trips and Side Steps, Questioning the Millennium, China Mountain Zhang)
Also reread: None (YTD 20/149)

Programmed reads: 16 from 15 lists
a) History of the Spanish Inquisition (non-fiction in order of entry)
c) Questioning the Millennium (non-fiction by popularity on LJ poll)
d) Hunger (non-genre books by entry order)
g) Irish Magic II (sf anthologies in order of entry)
h) When Santa Fell To Earth (sf non-anthologies in order of entry)
i) Chasm City (sf in order of LT popularity)
j) Mythago Wood (sf by popularity on LJ poll)
k) Man Plus (Nebula winners in sequence)
l) The Left-Handed Hummingbird (New Adventures in sequence)
m) The Taint, Demontage (Eighth Doctor Adventures in sequence)
n) Something in the Water (New Who books by LT popularity)
o) Short Trips and Side Steps (other Old Who by popularity)
q) Fleshmarket Close (Rankin's Rebus novels, in order)
u) The Complete Book of Thunderbirds (unreviewed books acquired from 2006 on in entry order)
v) Great Expectations (books I have already read but haven't reviewed on-line, ranked by LT popularity)

Coming next, possibly:
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio (already started)
Spenser's The Faerie Queen - A Selection of Critical Essays edited by Peter C. Bayley (already started)
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (already started)
I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells (already started)
The Day I Swapped My Dad for 2 Goldfish by Neil Gaiman (if I can find it)
The Lost Road and Other Writings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Terre Des Hommes by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
The Glamour Chase by Gary Russell
Niccolo Rising by Dorothy Dunnett
State of Change by Christopher Bulis
Western Shore by Juliet E. McKenna
Conundrum by Steve Lyons
Last Call by Tim Powers
Timescape by Gregory Benford
Tales of Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb
Old Goriot by Honore Balzac
Full House by Stephen Jay Gould
The Plot Against Pepys by James Long
The Naming Of The Dead by Ian Rankin
Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts
The Little Book of Thunderbirds (if I can find it)
2nd Interzone Anthology edited by John Clute
Revolution Man by Paul Leonard
Primate Robinson: 1709-94 by A.P.W. Malcomson
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