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March 18: Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List (to be read list)
The first day of Spring is March 20th, and ends mid June, so these are books I hope to read in that time period. Also, I’m ready for Spring to come. The cold does not work for me.
1. Cibola Burn; James S.A. Corey. Book 4 of a science fiction series, mostly about this vast alien intelligence that can convert anything organic, and the consequences of its purpose–and the human reaction to it. A thought-provoking series that leaves me guessing.
2. Dreams of Gods & Monsters; Lanini Taylor. Book 3 of an angel and demon war–only the angels aren’t really the good guys. Each book hooks me and leaves me desperately wanting to know what happens next. I want a happy ending, dang it!
3. The Girl with the Wind-up Heart; Kady Cross. Book 4 of a steampunk series with some scientific experiments gone awry–and plenty of clockwork. The female characters have personality and a spine, which is always a bonus.
4. Half-Off Ragnarok; Seanan McGuire. Book 3 of a series about cryptids–the creatures that reside in myth, but are actually real and in hiding. Sometimes the two worlds clash, though–and there’s a family that tries to smooth out those moments.
5. The Immortal Crown; Richelle Mead. Book 2 of a mix of technology and the gods, with some interesting religions–and an attempt to get rid of religion, which the gods aren’t too fond of. A fascinating world I want to see some more of.
6. The Long Mars; Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. Book 3 of a series about alternate Earths, all layered on each other–settlers ‘step’ out to these worlds, but there are people who’ve been there before–all sorts of natural ‘steppers.’
7. Ruins; Dan Wells. Book 3 about Partials, engineered beings who aren’t considered human. Humanity is dying out from a plague, and the Partials could possibly save them–if they and the humans don’t kill each other first.
8.Saga, Volume 3; Brian K Vaughan. A beautifully drawn graphic novel, an alien Romeo and Juliet with some astounding complications. The alien species are interesting, too–someone put a lot of imagination into them.
9. Side Effects May Vary; Julie Murphy. About a girl dying of cancer who finds out she isn’t dying after all–after she’s done some things she can’t take back. It sounds quirky and funny, and I’m looking forward to it.
10. Serpent of Venice; Christopher Moore. A sequel to Fool, a story based loosely on Shakespeare. Not for people that dislike profanity, but very funny as anything by Moore is.