Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

July Books

Lack of internet access means I will have to add some stats later.

I hesitated a bit about categorisation of some of these. Leaves of Grass is clearly more non-fiction than fiction, but probably I should set up a special category for poetry. Sophocles's plays feature characters with the gift of prophecy, and Lovejoy has a similar uncanny ability to tell real antiques from fake, but I am counting them all as non-genre; it is not clearly established in my mind that the relevant characters' gifts are sfnal in nature. Finally, though I bought the Countdown Annual for its Doctor Who content, 90% of it is about other stuff so I classify it as general sf. The Mermaids Singing turned out not to have any sfnal content.

Non-fiction 8
Marriage with My Kingdom: The Courtships of Queen Elizabeth I
Elizabeth Regina

The Bible: The Biography
Incidents in the Life of a Slave-Girl
Russian Phoenix
The Imprint of Place
Leaves of Grass
Broadstairs: Heydays and Nowadays

Fiction (non-sf) 9
Tom Jones
The Mermaids Singing
Oedipus the Tyrant
Oedipus at Colonus

The Spring of the Ram
Paid and Loving Eyes
Last Term at Malory Towers

sf (unless entirely Who) 4
The Postscripts BSFA sampler
Speed of Dark
The Countdown Annual (1971)

Doctor Who 6
The Fall of Yquatine
Code of the Krillitane
Risk Assessment

Comics 1
Keys to the Kingdom

Running totals
~7,600 pages (YTD 46,400)
9/28 (YTD 48/158) by women (2x Plowden, Armstrong, Jacobs, Carey, Kincaid, Dunnett, Blyton, Moon)
2/28 (YTD 7/158) by PoC (Jacobs, Kincaid)
Owned for more than a year: 19 (Speed of Dark [reread], Russian Phoenix, Dracula [reread], The Imprint of Place, The Fall of Yquatine, Coldheart, The Mermaids Singing, The Bible: The Biography, Leaves of Grass, Tom Jones, Parasite, Code of the Krillitanes, Wonderland, The Spring of the Ram, Marriage with My Kingdom, Elizabeth Regina, Antigone, Oedipus The Tyrant [reread], Oedipus at Colonus)
Other rereads: 0 for a total of 3 (YTD 12/158)

Isaiah Chapter 47; War and Peace is about to start the Battle of Borodino.

Also started The Faerie Queene and Dark Horizons.

Coming next, perhaps:
The Battle for God
Spectrum IV
Portable Greek Historians
Heir to the Empire
Morgoth's Ring
The Public Prosecutor
The Reign of Elizabeth
The Elementary Forms of Religious Life
A Wrinkle in Time
With the Light vol 5
The Quantum Rose
Conquest of the Amazon
Tender is the Night
Emil and the Detectives
The Poison Factory
Tomb of the Cybermen
The Space Age
The Time Traveller's Almanac
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