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Books Read in January, 2016

2016. The new year. Another year to see what my reading for the year will be like.

Thus, as is my standard usage of my blog space at or near the beginning of the month, I present the listing of my January, 2016 reads.


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Books Read in January, 2016

The Lost Detective: Becoming Dashiell Hammett by Nathan Ward

I, Claudia by Marilyn Todd (r)

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

December, 2015 Locus

The Martian Way and Other Stories by Isaac Asimov (r)

The Crucible of Time by John Brunner

Fvlminata: Armed with Lightning RPG, 2nd Edition by Jason E. Roberts and Michael S. Miller (RPG) (r)

Virgin Territory by Marilyn Todd (r)

January, 2016 Reader's Digest

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

Eternal Rome: Roleplaying in the Age of Gods and Emperors by Graeme Davis (RPG)

January, 2016 Locus

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley

Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores edited by Greg Ketter

A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley
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And thus started my year of reading for 2016. I have to say that I was somewhat pleased at the number of books and other stuff that I read in January, as it seemed to be a slow reading month to start off the new year, though I obviously read more than I expected to. My favourites for the month? The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley was a really good read, and the start of a promising series (as the other two books in the series that I read this past month were lovely). And the short story collection edited by Greg Ketter celebrating bookstores, Shelf Life, was a remarkable anthology, one in which I enjoyed *every* story. Overall, I managed to read 10 novels, 2 RPGs and RPG products, 3 magazines, 0 comics, and 0 graphic novels in January. Since this is the start of the year, it brings the year total in 2016 to a set of numbers that look like this: 10 books, 2 RPGs and RPG products, 3 magazines, 0 comics, and 0 graphic novels.

Anyway, thoughts and comments are always welcome. :)
Tags: books, month total, reading, reading hut
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