cd h Books Zeynep read

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 2006
I, Robot (*)I. Asimov Robot short stories. 5 stars
The Rest of the Robots (*)I. Asimov Robot short stories. 4 stars
A Secret AtlasM.A. Stackpole Fantasy---era-of-discovery. 4 stars
Going Postal (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book. 5 stars
AngelmassT. Zahn Hard sci-fi. 5 stars
Jingo (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book, the Watch. 5 stars
And Be a VillainR. Stout Murder mystery, a Nero Wolfe book. 3 stars

February 2006
Thief of Time (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book. 5 stars
AbhorsenG. Nix Fantasy. 4 stars
Murder with PuffinsD. Andrews Mystery; a Meg Langslow book. 4 stars
The Mother HuntR. Stout Mystery; a Nero Wolfe book. 3 stars
Murder by the BookR. Stout Mystery; a Nero Wolfe book. 3 stars
Night Watch (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book, the Watch. 5 stars
A Right to DieR. Stout Mystery; a Nero Wolfe book. 3 stars
Fer-de-LanceR. Stout Mystery; a Nero Wolfe book. 3 stars
Thud!T. Pratchett A Discworld book, the Watch. 4 stars
Three at Wolfe's DoorR. Stout Mystery; a Nero Wolfe book. 3 stars
Champagne for OneR. Stout Mystery; a Nero Wolfe book. 3 stars
Seabiscuit: An American LegendL. Hillenbrand Biography of the 1930s racehorse Seabiscuit. 4 stars

March 2006
Feet of Clay (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book, the Watch. 4 stars
Oliver TwistC. Dickens Life of an orphaned boy. Semi-social-commentary and semi-serial-fiction. 4 stars
The Joiner KingT. Denning A Star Wars EU book: The Dark Nest Trilogy, v.1. 4 stars
Heir to the Empire (*)T. Zahn A Star Wars EU book. 5 stars
Dark Force Rising (*)T. Zahn A Star Wars EU book. 5 stars
The Last Command (*)T. Zahn A Star Wars EU book. 5 stars
The Doorbell RangR. Stout Mystery; a Nero Wolfe book. 5 stars
The 12 Labors of HerculesA. Christie Mystery; a Hercule Poirot book. 3 stars
Death of a DoxyR. Stout Mystery; a Nero Wolfe book. 3 stars
Revenge of the Wrought-Iron FlamingosD. Andrews Mystery; a Meg Langslow book. 4 stars
The Sheepfarmer's DaughterE. Moon Fantasy. 5 stars
Murder in Mesopotamia (*)A. Christie Mystery; a Hercule Poirot book. 3 stars
V for VendettaA. Moore and D. Lloyd Dystopian urban speculative fiction...ish. 5 stars
Trouble in TriplicateR. Stout Mystery; a Nero Wolfe book. 4 stars
Falling FreeL.M.Bujold Science-fiction. 5 stars

April 2006
Divided AllegianceE. Moon Fantasy. 3 stars
Anansi BoysN. Gaiman Urban fantasy. 4 stars
Oath of GoldE. Moon Fantasy. 3 stars
The Body in the LibraryA. Christie A Miss Marple mystery. 4 stars
You've Got MurderD. Andrews A Turing Hopper mystery. 4 stars
The Truth (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book, standalone. 5 stars
Ender's Game (*)O.S. Card Science fiction. 5 starsA must-read
Ender's ShadowO.S. Card Science fiction. 5 stars
Shadow of the HegemonO.S. Card Science fiction. 4 stars

May 2006
Night Watch (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book, the Watch. 5 stars
Jingo (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book, the Watch. 5 stars
The Last Hero (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book, the Watch. 5 stars
Going Postal (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book, standalone. 5 stars
The Fifth Elephant (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book, standalone. 5 stars
Shadow of the GiantO.S. Card Science fiction. 3 stars
Three WitnessesR. Stout Mystery, a Nero Wolfe book. 3 stars
Shards of HonorL. McM. Bujold SF, Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan. 4 stars
BarrayarL. McM. Bujold SF, Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan. 4 stars
Cat Among the Pigeons A. Christie Mystery, a Hercule Poirot book. 3 stars
Guards! Guards! (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book, The Watch. 4 stars

June 2006
The Wandering ArmS. Newman Mystery: A Catherine LeVendeur book. 4 stars
Men At Arms (*)T. Pratchett A Discworld book, The Watch. 4 stars
Outbound FlightT. Zahn Star Wars extended universe. 5 stars
Memoirs of a GeishaA. Golden Historical fiction about Japan in the 1930s and 40s. 5 stars

July 2006
The Doomsday BookC. Willis Historical fiction / Science fiction. 5 stars
Death Comes as EpiphanyS. Newman Mystery: A Catherine LeVendeur book. 4 stars
Eats, Shoots and Leaves: A Zero-Tolerance Approach to PunctuationL. Truss Non-fiction: Proper punctuation. 3 stars
The Time Before History: 5 Million Years of Human Impact C. Tudge Nonfiction: Evolutionary history of Earth and of humans in particular. 4 stars
The Warrior's Apprentice (*)L. McM. Bujold SF, Miles Naismith Vorkosigan. 4 stars
Ars MagicaJ. Tarr Historical fantasy. 2 starsHalf star
Cetaganda (*)L. McM. Bujold SF, Miles Naismith Vorkosigan. 4 stars
Ethan of Athos (*)L. McM. Bujold SF, Miles Naismith Vorkosigan. 4 stars

August 2006
Ivory and ThornC. deLint Urban fantasy; Newford stories. 4 stars
Memory (*)L. McM. Bujold SF, Miles Naismith Vorkosigan. 5 stars

September 2006
The Gate to Women's CountryS. Tepper Dystopian SF. 4 stars
The Great Hunt (*)R. Jordan The Wheel of Time, v.2. 4 stars
Good Omens (*)N. Gaiman and T. Pratchett Satire on the Apocalypse. 5 stars

October 2006
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before ColumbusC.C.Mann Nonfiction: American Indian life and cultures pre-European arrival. 5 stars
The Dragon Reborn (*)R. Jordan The Wheel of Time, v.3. 5 stars
Cursed in the BloodS. Newman Mystery: A Catherine LeVendeur book. 4 stars
The Final ReflectionJ.M.Ford A Star Trek novel. 4 stars
The Vor GameL. McM. Bujold SF, Miles Naismith Vorkosigan (reread, but I didn't remember most of it). 4 stars

November 2006
Singularity SkyC. Stross SF, space-opera. 4 stars
A Murder is AnnouncedA. Christie A Miss Marple mystery. 3 stars
BetrayalA. Allston Star Wars Extended Universe. 5 stars
The Riddle of the WrenC. deLint Fantasy. 3 stars

December 2006
The Best of Cordwainer SmithC. Smith Science-fiction story anthology. 4 stars
BeguilingL. McM. Bujold Fantasy: v. 1 inThe Sharing Knife. 4 stars
The Big SleepR. Chandler Mystery: A Philip Marlowe book. 3 stars
The Iron SunriseC. Stross SF, space-opera. 4 stars
Devil's DoorS. Newman Mystery: A Catherine LeVendeur book. 4 stars
The Cat Who Went BananasL.J. Braun Mystery: A Qwilleran book. 1 stars
The Sanctuary SparrowE. Peters Mystery: A Brother Cadfael book. 4 stars
Her Forbidden FruitR. Stout Mystery and crime. 4 stars
The Rage at HarlemC. Hines Mystery & crime. 3 stars
The Man who Forgot His Name (Adini Unutan Adam)M. Eroglu Story of a war veteran. 4 stars


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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