The entries marked with a (*) are rereads.

In what follows:

Do note that my ratings are based on either how much entertainment/escape I had reading the book or how much new stuff I learned/noticed while reading it. This isn't a literary merit rating, except maybe for the exclamation mark books. Which might be exclamation mark for a wide variety of reasons as well, including "it's a classic," and "it details a worldview/scientific information that I think everyone should be aware of."


January 2014
Leviathan WakesJ.S.A. Corey Space opera; book 1 of "The Expanse." 4 stars

February 2014
Caliban's WarJ.S.A. Corey Space opera; book 2 of "The Expanse." 4 stars
The SteerswomanR. Kirstein Fantasy. 4 stars
The Quantum ThiefH. Rajaniemi SF. 4 stars

March 2014
ScoundrelsT. Zahn A Star Wars EU book. 4 stars
A Short History of Nearly EverythingB. Bryson Non-fiction: A tour through all major sciences. 5 stars
Game of ThronesGeorge R.R. Martin Book 1 of "A Song of Ice and Fire." 4 stars

April 2014
Abaddon's GateJ.S.A. Corey Space opera; book 2 of "The Expanse." 4 stars
A Clash of KingsGeorge R.R. Martin Book 2 of "A Song of Ice and Fire." 4 stars
A Storm of SwordsGeorge R.R. Martin Book 3 of "A Song of Ice and Fire." 4 stars
A Feast of CrowsGeorge R.R. Martin Book 4 of "A Song of Ice and Fire." 4 stars

May 2014
A Dance with DragonsGeorge R.R. Martin Book 5 of "A Song of Ice and Fire." 4 stars
The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesA.C. Doyle Mystery. 4 stars
A Study in ScarletA.C. Doyle Mystery. 4 stars
The Sign of FourA.C. Doyle Mystery. 4 stars
The Hound of the BaskervillesA.C. Doyle Mystery. 4 stars
The Memoirs of Sherlock HolmesA.C. Doyle Mystery. 4 stars
The Ocean at the End of the LaneN. Gaiman Fantasy. 4 stars

June 2014
The Return of Sherlock HolmesA.C. Doyle Mystery. 4 stars
ColumbineD. Cullen Nonfiction. 4 stars
Storm FrontJ. Butcher Fiction; v.1 in the Dresden Files series. 3 stars
Fool MoonJ. Butcher Fiction; v.2 in the Dresden Files series. 3 stars
JheregS. Brust Fiction; v.1 in the Dragerea series. 4 stars
YendiS. Brust Fiction; v.2 in the Dragerea series. 4 stars
TecklaS. Brust Fiction; v.3 in the Dragerea series. 4 stars

July 2014
Grave PerilJ. Butcher Fiction; v.3 in the Dresden Files series. 2 stars
TaltosS. Brust Fiction; v.4 in the Dragerea series. 4 stars
PhoenixS. Brust Fiction; v.5 in the Dragerea series. 4 stars
AthyraS. Brust Fiction; v.6 in the Dragerea series. 4 stars
OrcaS. Brust Fiction; v.7 in the Dragerea series. 4 stars
The Magic of RealityR. Dawkins Nonfiction. 2 stars

August 2014
Gardens of the MoonS. Erikson Fiction; v.1 in the Malazan series. 3 stars

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December 2014


I sometimes prefer to let some time elapse before I rate a book, to see how well it "ages" in memory.

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