June 18th, 2020


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Thursday reading

The Complete Secret Army: An Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to the Classic TV Drama Series by Andy Priestner
Our Mutual Friend, by Charles Dickens
The Wicked + The Divine vol 4: Rising Action, by Kieron Gillen etc
The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov
Dreaming In Smoke, by Tricia Sullivan

Last books finished
The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within, by Stephen Fry
Modern China: A Very Short Introduction, by Rana Mitter
Heaven's War by David S Goyer and Michael Cassutt (did not finish)
The Ghost of Lily Painter by Caitlin Davies
Laatste schooldag, by Jan Siebelink (did not finish)
From A Clear Blue Sky, by Timothy Knatchbull

Next books
De dag waarop de bus zonder haar vertrok, by Beka
The Overstory, by Richard Powers

Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist - Goodreads/LibraryThing stats

The Clarke Award shortlist is out. Although (as I well know) it's a juried award, the leader on this table has won the award four years out of the last six. (2019, 2017, 2015 and 2014, but not 2018 or 2016.)

Goodreads LibraryThing
owners av rating owners av rating
A Memory Called Empire, by Arkady Martine 52359 4.17 564 4.11
The City in the Middle of the Night, by Charlie Jane Anders 41307 3.56 481 3.77
The Old Drift, Namwali Serpell 24802 3.76 227 3.61
The Light Brigade, Kameron Hurley 19034 3.97 265 3.86
The Last Astronaut, David Wellington 6044 3.6 72 3.63
Cage of Souls, Adrian Tchaikovsky 5761 4.12 64 4

A clear leader in all four columns... (Also my personal favourite, of the three I have read.)