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 2013
Three Act TragedyA. Christie Mystery; Hercule Poirot. 3 stars
An Interrupted Walk (Yarim Kalan Yuruyus)M. Eroglu Literary novel. 4 stars
Taken at the FloodA. Christie Mystery; Hercule Poirot. 3 stars
Five Little PigsA. Christie Mystery; Hercule Poirot. 3 stars

February 2013
Dead Man's MirrorA. Christie Mystery; Hercule Poirot. 3 stars
Elephants Can RememberA. Christie Mystery; Hercule Poirot. 3 stars
AgyarS. Brust Let's just say urban fantasy and leave it at that 4 stars
A Memory of LightB. Sanderson and R. Jordan The last volume of The Wheel of Time. 3 stars

March 2013
Cocaine BluesK. Greenwood Mystery/thriller; Phyrne Fisher. 3 stars
The Hundred Thousand KingdomsN.K. Jemisin Fantasy; The Inheritance Trilogy v.1. 4 stars

April 2013
The Long EarthS. Baxter and T. Pratchett SF. 4 stars
The Body in the LibraryA. Christie Mystery; Miss Marple. 4 stars
4:30 from PaddingtonA. Christie Mystery; Miss Marple. 4 stars
The Secret of ChimneysA. Christie Mystery. 3 stars

May 2013
FreakonomicsS. D. Levitt, S. J. Dubner Non-fiction. 3 stars
YsabelG.G. Kay Modern-day fantasy. 4 stars

June 2013
AccelerandoC. Stross Science fiction. 4 stars
Halloween PartyA. Christie Mystery;' Hercule Poirot. 2 stars
Fuzzy NationJ. Scalzi SF; a retelling of H.B.Piper's Planet of the Fuzzies. 4 stars
The Broken KingdomsN.K. Jemisin Fantasy; The Inheritance Trilogy v. 2.. 2 stars
The Hugo Awards Nomination Package, NovellasN. Kress, B. Sanderson, A. de Bodard, M. Grant, J. Lake SF Award nominees. 4 stars
The Hugo Awards Nomination Package, NovelettesT.O. Heuvelt, C.M. Valente, P. Cadigan, S. McGuire (x2) SF Award nominees. 4 stars

July 2013
BlackbirdsC. Wendig Urban fantasy 3 stars
The Mysterious Affair at StylesA. Christie Mystery;' Hercule Poirot. 4 stars
The Hugo Awards Nomination Package, Short StoriesA. de Bodard, K. Johnson, K. Liu SF Award nominees. 3 stars
Captain Vorpatril's AllianceL.M. Bujold A Vorkosigan series book, SF. 4 stars

August 2013
The Kingdom of GodsN.K. Jemisin Fantasy; The Inheritance Trilogy v. 3. 4 stars
RedshirtsJ. Scalzi SF 4 stars
The Signal and the Noise: Why Some Predictions Fail, but Others Don'tN. Silver Nonfiction; about modeling and prediction. 5 stars

September 2013
Killing PabloM. Bowden Nonfiction; the hunt for the Colombian druglord Pablo Escobar. 4 stars
Nine Princes in AmberR. Zelazny Fantasy; v. 1 of the Chronicles of Amber. 4 stars
The Man in the High CastleP.K. Dick Alternate history / SF. 4 stars

October 2013
The Lies of Locke LamoraS. Lynch Fantasy; _The Gentlemen Bastards_ v.1. 5 stars
Red Seas under Red SkiesS. Lynch Fantasy; _The Gentlemen Bastards_ v.2. 5 stars

November 2013
Republic of ThievesS. Lynch Fantasy; _The Gentlemen Bastards_ v.3. 5 stars
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the ElementsS. Kean Nonfiction; chemistry and the periodic table and stories related. 4 stars
DodgerT. Pratchett "A historical fantasy." 5 stars
Lord Valentine's CastleR. Silverberg Fantasy masquerading as SF, weakly 3 stars

December 2013
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour BookstoreR. Sloan Techno-fantasy. 4 stars
Leave It to JeevesP.G. Wodehouse Jeeves... 4 stars
DiggerU. Vernon "A wombat. A dead god. A most unusual epic." 5 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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