Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
Nicholas
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What should I read in 2015?

Once again, I found your votes very helpful in leading me to interesting reading in 2014, and I would once again very much appreciate your advice on what books to read next, by filling in this poll. This is not the complete contents of my unread shelf; I've stripped out all books by white men which I acquired before this year. The books are listed in each category by descending popularity on LibraryThing.

I believe that even if you don't have a Livejournal account, you can sign in with your Twitter or Facebook credentials. Individual recommendations, pro and anti - preferably of books actually on the lists - are very welcome in comments.

NB that the question for the non-fiction books is different from the questions for the other two categories.

Thanks again!

Which of these 81 sf books have you read?

The Painted Man/The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett
0(0.0%)
Kushiel's Justice by Jacqueline Carey
5(1.6%)
Elric of Melniboné and Other Stories by Michael Moorcock
19(6.2%)
Lord Valentine's Castle by Robert Silverberg
17(5.6%)
Monkey Planet by Pierre Boulle
4(1.3%)
The Complete Robot by Isaac Asimov
24(7.9%)
How To Train Your Dragon: The Day of the Dreader by Cressida Cowell
3(1.0%)
Kushiel's Mercy by Jacqueline Carey
5(1.6%)
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
15(4.9%)
The Arabian Nights by Muhsin Mahdi
2(0.7%)
Naamah's Kiss by Jacqueline Carey
3(1.0%)
Earthlight by Arthur C Clarke
12(3.9%)
Sands of Mars by Arthur C. Clarke
11(3.6%)
The Last Man by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
4(1.3%)
The Collected Stories Of Arthur C. Clarke
12(3.9%)
Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
6(2.0%)
Keeping it Real by Justina Robson
6(2.0%)
Godslayer by Jacqueline Carey
1(0.3%)
Islands in the Sky by Arthur C Clarke
11(3.6%)
Naamah's Curse by Jacqueline Carey
3(1.0%)
Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch
15(4.9%)
Toast by Charles Stross
10(3.3%)
The Unlimited Dream Company by J. G. Ballard
2(0.7%)
Saga Volume 3 by Brian K Vaughan
7(2.3%)
Anno Dracula - Dracula Cha Cha Cha by Kim Newman
7(2.3%)
Wild Life by Molly Gloss
2(0.7%)
Ginger Star by Leigh Brackett
1(0.3%)
Tik-Tok by John Sladek
7(2.3%)
How To Train Your Dragon: A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons by Cressida Cowell
1(0.3%)
Perilous Dreams by Andre Norton
2(0.7%)
Stopping for a Spell by Diana Wynne Jones
7(2.3%)
How To Train Your Dragon: How to Ride a Dragon's Storm by Cressida Cowell
1(0.3%)
Streetlethal by Steven Barnes
0(0.0%)
The Story of General Dann and Mara's Daughter, Griot and the Snow Dog by Doris Lessing
0(0.0%)
Earth Girl by Janet Edwards
5(1.6%)
Gorgon Child by Steven Barnes
0(0.0%)
George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt by Lucy Hawking
1(0.3%)
Bitter Angels by C. L. Anderson
2(0.7%)
The World of Poo by Terry Pratchett
4(1.3%)
Buffy: The Lost Slayer 1: Prophecies by Christopher Golden
0(0.0%)
Sleepers of Mars by John Wyndham
9(3.0%)
Buffy: The Lost Slayer 2: Dark Times by Christopher Golden
0(0.0%)
The Wind's Twelve Quarters by Ursula K. Le Guin
11(3.6%)
Arc of the Dream by A. A. Attanasio
0(0.0%)
Buffy: The Lost Slayer 3: King of the Dead by Christopher Golden
0(0.0%)
Buffy: The Lost Slayer 4: Original Sins by Christopher Golden
1(0.3%)
North Wind by Gwyneth Jones
1(0.3%)
How To Train Your Dragon: How to Steal a Dragon's Sword by Cressida Cowell
1(0.3%)
Phoenix Cafe by Gwyneth Jones
5(1.6%)
Avalanche Soldier by Susan Matthews
0(0.0%)
Beast Master's Planet: A Beast Master Omnibus by Andre Norton
2(0.7%)
Palimpsest by Charles Stross
9(3.0%)
Science Fiction: The Great Years by Carol Pohl
1(0.3%)
Gateways by Elizabeth Anne Hull
1(0.3%)
Spirit by Gwyneth Jones
8(2.6%)
Halo: The Thursday War by Karen Traviss
0(0.0%)
The Prisoner: A Day in the Life by Hank Stine
0(0.0%)
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by Ian Culbard
0(0.0%)
Riding the Unicorn by Paul Kearney
0(0.0%)
Een geweer in het water by Hermann
0(0.0%)
How To Train Your Dragon: How to Betray a Dragon's Hero by Cressida Cowell
1(0.3%)
Behind the Sofa: Celebrity Memories of Doctor Who by Various
1(0.3%)
The Autumn Land and Other Stories by Clifford D. Simak
3(1.0%)
Worlds Apart by Richard Cowper
0(0.0%)
The Lowest Heaven by Jared Shurin
1(0.3%)
Corum: The Prince in the Scarlet Robe by Michael Moorcock
7(2.3%)
Cloud on Silver by John Christopher
0(0.0%)
Anno Mortis: Tomes of the Dead by Rebecca Levene
0(0.0%)
Above/Below by Stephanie Campisi
0(0.0%)
The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women ed Alex Dally MacFarlane
2(0.7%)
HWJN by Ibraheem Abbas
0(0.0%)
The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig
0(0.0%)
Strange Bedfellows: An Anthology of Political Science Fiction, end Hayden Trenholm
2(0.7%)
The Company Articles of Edward Teach/Angaelien Apocalypse by Thoraiya Dyer
1(0.3%)
Gallimaufry: A Collection of Short Stories by Colin Baker
1(0.3%)
Perry Rhodan 2600: Das Thanatos-Programm by Uwe Anton
0(0.0%)
Chooz by Santi-Bucquoy
0(0.0%)
A Vampire Quintet: Five Sinister and Seductive Vampire Stories by Eugie Foster
0(0.0%)
Somewhere! by Ibraheem Abbas
0(0.0%)
Tangle Of Fates by Leslie Ann Moore
0(0.0%)
Crashland by Sean Williams
0(0.0%)

Whih of these 43 non-sf fiction books have you read?

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
6(9.7%)
The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo
2(3.2%)
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro
1(1.6%)
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
0(0.0%)
I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson
3(4.8%)
Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
1(1.6%)
Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf
3(4.8%)
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
0(0.0%)
The Love of a Good Woman: Stories by Alice Munro
2(3.2%)
History: A Novel by Elsa Morante
1(1.6%)
The Sorrows of an American by Siri Hustvedt
2(3.2%)
Selected Stories by Alice Munro
3(4.8%)
Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel
7(11.3%)
The Summer Before the Dark by Doris May Lessing
3(4.8%)
Land of Green Plums by Herta Muller
2(3.2%)
The Beggar Maid by Alice Munro
0(0.0%)
The Angel Maker by Stefan Brijs
0(0.0%)
The True Deceiver by Tove Jansson
3(4.8%)
Scales of Gold by Dorothy Dunnett
6(9.7%)
Brother and Sister by Joanna Trollope
2(3.2%)
Le Mariage de Figaro by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
1(1.6%)
Girls in Love by Jacqueline Wilson
3(4.8%)
Divorcing Jack by Bateman
3(4.8%)
Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong
0(0.0%)
Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
0(0.0%)
The Habit of Loving by Doris May Lessing
0(0.0%)
Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe
1(1.6%)
Quoth the Raven by Jane Haddam
1(1.6%)
Travelling Light by Tove Jansson
0(0.0%)
The Accident by Ismail Kadare
2(3.2%)
Dear Old Dead by Jane Haddam
1(1.6%)
Two Brothers by Ben Elton
1(1.6%)
Baptism in Blood by Jane Haddam
1(1.6%)
The Inside of the Cup by Winston S. Churchill
0(0.0%)
Three Daves by Nicki Elson
0(0.0%)
Ghost of Lily Painter by Caitlin Davies
0(0.0%)
Kings of the North by Cecelia Holland
1(1.6%)
With The Light: Vol 8 by Keiko Tobe
0(0.0%)
The Prisoner of Brenda by Bateman
0(0.0%)
Listen to the Moon by Michael Morpurgo
0(0.0%)
Every Step You Take by Maureen O'Brien
0(0.0%)
Gallimaufry: A Collection of Short Stories by Colin Baker
0(0.0%)
De tweede kus by Conz
0(0.0%)

Of these 44 non-fiction books, please indicate both the books you have read and also the ones that just sound interesting!

The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
2(1.3%)
When I Was a Child I Read Books by Marilynne Robinson
9(6.0%)
Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry by Jane Hirshfield
0(0.0%)
Family Britain, 1951-1957 by David Kynaston
10(6.6%)
Is it Just Me? by Miranda Hart
8(5.3%)
Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure by Artemis Cooper
5(3.3%)
Sculptor's Daughter by Tove Jansson
13(8.6%)
1913: The World before the Great War by Charles Emmerson
6(4.0%)
52 Ways of Looking at a Poem: A Poem for Every Week of the Year by Ruth Padel
2(1.3%)
Marzi: A memoir by Marzena Sowa
1(0.7%)
A Slip of the Keyboard by Terry Pratchett
14(9.3%)
Alexander the Corrector by Julia Keay
0(0.0%)
Write It Right: A Little Blacklist of Literary Faults by Ambrose Bierce
7(4.6%)
Selected Essays by Virginia Woolf
11(7.3%)
Getting the Buggers to Behave by Sue Cowley
4(2.6%)
Behind the Sofa: Celebrity Memories of Doctor Who
7(4.6%)
Presentations by Daria Price Bowman
0(0.0%)
The Road to Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead
5(3.3%)
Self Portrait by Anneke Wills
0(0.0%)
Helen Waddell by Felicitas Corrigan
1(0.7%)
Our War: Ireland and the Great War by John Horne
3(2.0%)
No Going Back To Moldova by Anna Robertson
3(2.0%)
Virgins, Weeders and Queens: A History of Women in the Garden by Twigs Way
6(4.0%)
Adventures in Kate Bush and Theory by Deborah M. Withers
4(2.6%)
First Generation: The Autobiography of Mary Tamm by Mary Tamm
4(2.6%)
Een geschiedenis van België voor intelligente kinderen (en hun ouders), by Geert van Istendael
0(0.0%)
Fair Trade: The Challenges of Transforming Globalization by Laura Raynolds
2(1.3%)
Fanny Kemble and the lovely land by Constance Wright
0(0.0%)
Tweaking The Tail by John Leeson
0(0.0%)
Circes Cup by Clare Carroll
0(0.0%)
A Crocodile in the Fernery: An A-Z of Animals in the Garden by Twigs Way
4(2.6%)
T.K. Whitaker: Portrait of a Patriot by Anne Chambers
0(0.0%)
What Made Now in Northern Ireland by Maurna Crozier
2(1.3%)
Building Confidence in Peace: Public Opinion and the Cyprus Peace Process by Nathalie Tocci
1(0.7%)
Yugoslavia's Implosion: The Fatal Attraction of Serbian Nationalism by Sonja Biserko
3(2.0%)
The Uncertain Legacy of Crisis: European Foreign Policy Faces the Future by Richard Youngs
0(0.0%)
Challenges for European Foreign Policy in 2014: The EU's Extended Neighbourhood by Giovanni Grevi
0(0.0%)
Empowering Europe's Future: Governance, Power and Options for the EU in a Changing World by Giovanni Grevi
0(0.0%)
Tomb Travel: A Guide to Northern Ireland's Megalithic Monuments by Henry Walsh
7(4.6%)
Europe, a Leap into the Unknown: A Journey Back in Time to Meet the Founders of the European Union by Victoria Martin De La Torre
3(2.0%)
Who's Next? by Derrick Sherwin
1(0.7%)
Robert Holmes: a Life in Words by Richard Molesworth
1(0.7%)
Romeinse sporen: het relaas van de Romeinen in de Benelux met 309 vindplaatsen om te bezoeken by Herman Clerinx
0(0.0%)
Turner's Taoisigh by Martyn Turner
2(1.3%)
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