June and July Books Annotated

The Temporal Void cover
The Temporal Void cover

Well, I managed to snag myself a copy of The Temporal Void by Peter F. Hamilton in Hong Kong yesterday. I’m happy to report that it’s almost finished. I’m surprised to see the Primes make a comeback. Doesn’t make any sense unless you have read the book. The Primes were the main adversaries in the Commonwealth Saga, his earlier work. His new Void trilogy takes place 1200 years later. It will be my first book of August. I’m still reading the Gulag Archipelago. I’m sorry that I haven’t had time to update my lists in two months, but times have been hectic here in Taiwan. I’ve been struggling to find lost moments in which to read. It’s not that easy when you are no longer using public transport or walking everywhere. Though I plan to work harder to find those moments in August.

I’ve got to get to a bookstore. I don’t have many unread books left. I’m getting ready to read Pushing Ice again by Alastair Reynolds, though I’ve read that book at least 4 times already.

I need to read Murakami and more Palahniuk.

June and July reading

The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds
Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi
(House of Suns by Alastair Reynolds
(The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell)²
(Children of God by Mary Doria Russell)²
Anathem by Neal Stephenson³
A Far Horizon by Meira Chand
Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam
Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris

May reading

Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
The Romantics by Pankaj Mishra
Cover her Face by PD James
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
House of Suns by Alastair Reynolds
Dieu porte-t-il des lunettes noires? by Maurice Dantec
Solomon Gursky Was Here by Mordecai Richler
The Glass Harp by Truman Capote
Howard’s End by E.M. Forster
A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M Forster
The Snake Charmer by Sanjay Nigam

April reading

The Lighthouse by P.D. James
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Les hommes qui n’aimaient pas les femmes by Steig Larsson
La fille qui rêvait d’un bidon d’essence et d’une allumette by Steig Larsson
La reine dans le palais des courants d’air by Steig Larsson

March reading

Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Brick Lane by Monica Ali
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Cosmos Incorporated by Maurice Dantec

February reading

Seven Silent Men by Noel Behn
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
The Human Stain by Philip Roth
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold [due to become a Peter Jackson movie]

January reading

Final Account by Peter Robinson
The Climb
by Anatoli Boukreev and G. Weston DeWalt
Samarcande by Amin Maalouf
Devil’s Claw by J.A. Jance
by Timothy Findley
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The High Window by Raymond Chandler
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

book count: 49

[¹]: I read this book again. It’s fabulous.
[²]: I read these books a few years ago. My mom really liked them, I didn’t. At least that what she tried to tell me before I borrowed them again. I’m going to write a post about what bugged me about them.
[³]: Reading this book was an incredible experience. I had to leave it with my parents in Quebec. It was too heavy to take with me. Luckily my mother-in-law sent me another copy of this book to Taiwan. I can read it again. This book deserves to be read a few times.

Author: range

I'm mathematician/IT strategist/blogger from Canada living in Taipei.

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