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 2012
The Dervish HouseI. McDonald Science fiction. 5 stars

February 2012
ReamdeN. Stephenson Thriller. 5 stars
The Fuller MemorandumC. Stross Thriller. 4 stars

March 2012
The City & the CityC. Miéville Science fiction. 4 stars
A Wrinkle in TimeM. L'Engle Science fiction. 3 stars

April 2012
Implied SpacesW.J. Williams Science fiction. 4 stars
Fragile ThingsN. Gaiman Fantasy... ish. 4 stars
Stealing the Elf-King's RosesD. Duane Science fiction. 4 stars
The Forever WarJ. Haldeman Science fiction. 2 stars
The Hunger GamesS. Collins Post-apocalyptic SF, The Hunger Games v.1. 5 stars
Catching FireS. Collins Post-apocalyptic SF, The Hunger Games v.2. 4 stars
MockingjayS. Collins Post-apocalyptic SF, The Hunger Games v.3. 4 stars

May 2012
Among OthersJ. Walton SF set in 1979-1980. 5 stars
Rule 34C. Stross Near-future police procedural SF.. 5 stars
Use of WeaponsI.M. Banks SF; a Culture novel. 4 stars

June 2012
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & ClayM. Chabon The Golden Era of comic books, NYC. 5 stars

July 2012
Jonathan Strange and Mr. NorrellS. Clarke Victoriana fantasy. 4 stars

August 2012
Replay: A History of Video GamesT. Donovan Nonfiction; what it says.. 5
Guards! Guards! (*) T. Pratchett Discworld - The Watch.. 4 stars
Men at Arms (*) T. Pratchett Discworld - The Watch.. 4 stars
Feet of Clay (*) T. Pratchett Discworld - The Watch.. 4 stars
Jingo (*) T. Pratchett Discworld - The Watch.. 4 stars

September 2012
The Fifth Elephant (*) T. Pratchett Discworld - The Watch.. 4 stars
Wyrd Sisters (*) T. Pratchett Discworld - The Witches.. 4 stars
Witches Abroad (*) T. Pratchett Discworld - The Witches.. 4 stars
Lords and Ladies (*) T. Pratchett Discworld - The Witches.. 4 stars
Maskerade (*) T. Pratchett Discworld - The Witches.. 4 stars

October 2012
11/22/63 S. King Science-fiction.. 4 stars
Ready Player One E. Cline Science-fiction.. 3 stars
Dune F. Herbert Science-fiction.. 4 stars
The Lifetime of Software Objects T. Chiang Science-fiction, novella.. 4 stars

November 2012
The Mysterious Island Trilogy J. Verne It's Verne. He's his own genre.. 4 stars
The God Engine and Other Stories J. Scalzi Science-fiction, part of the Subterranean Scalzi Super-Bundle.. 4 stars
You're Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop: Scalzi on Writing J. Scalzi Non-fiction, part of the Subterranean Scalzi Super-Bundle.. 4 stars
Cards on the Table A. Christie Mystery, a Hercule Poirot story.. 3 stars

December 2012
Moods from Marbletown L. Pierce Humor.. 3 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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