Reading List

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2016

This year I’m doing a  reading challenge. I’m supposed to read over 50 books from different genres and for really funny reasons for instance a book with blue covers ( that I am yet to choose) or a book recommended by a stranger I am yet to meet. You can learn more about the challenge and my list of chosen books RIGHT HERE.

Now Reading:

  • Steven Erikson – Gardens of the Moon (standby, too tired to focus on all the characters) 

Read (2016 Reading Challenge):

january

  1. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams – Stephen King ( a NY Times Bestseller)
  2. Neuromancer – John Gibson ( a Science Fiction novel)
  3. Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut ( a Satirical Book)
  4. Farenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury ( a classic from the 20th century)
  5. The fault in our stars –  John Green ( A Young Adult bestseller)
  6. Red Dragon – Thomas Harris ( a book and its prequel: prequel)

february-lsat

7.Hannibal – Thomas Harris ( a book and its prequel: main book)

8. From the dust returned – Ray Bradbury ( outside the challenge)

9.The Illustrated Man – Ray Bradbury ( outside the challenge)

10. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway (a book that takes place on an island)

March

11. Half a King – Joe Abercrombie (A book that’s more than 600 pages, book one)

12. Half the World – Joe Abercrombie (A book that’s more than 600 pages, book two)

13. Half a War – Joe Abercrombie (A book that’s more than 600 pages, book three)

April

14. Cormac McCarthy – The Road (A dystopian novel)

15. Yevgeny Zamyatin – We ( A book translated to English)

May

16. Ransom Riggs – Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children (A book that guarantees to bring you joy)

June

17. Brandon Sanderson – The Final Empire (out of the challenge)

July

18. Brandon Sanderson – The Well of Ascension (out of the challenge)

19. Brandon Sanderson -The Hero of Ages (out of the challenge)

August

20. Alex Moldovan – Olguta si un bunic de milioane ( A book with a blue cover)

21. Savatie Bastovoi – Cartea despre femei ( A book I can read in a day, and hate in 5 pages, I might add)

September

21. Maya Angelou – I know why the caged birds sing (An autobiography)

22. Yes Please – Amy Poehler ( A book written by a comedian, not funny unfortunately)

23. Wild Cards I – Edited by GRR Martin ( a book smaller than 100 pages)

24. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak  ( a book that takes place in Europe)

October

25.  The Wildcards ( 01) – GRR Martin

26. I am Malala – Malala Yousafzai (a political memoir)

November

27. Old Mars – Edited by George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois

28. Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn (A murder mystery)

29. The Wildcards 00: Bag Lady

30. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage – Haruki Murakami

December

31. Life of Pi – Yann Martel

32. Face Paint – Lisa Eldridge (a book written by a celebrity)

33. A Wizzard of Earthsea – Ursula K. Le Guin

34. The Tombs of Atuan -Ursula K. Le Guin

2015

Read:

  1. The Heroes – Joe Abercrombie
  2. Red Country Joe Abercrombie
  3. Stardust – Neil Gaiman
  4. The day of the Triffids – John Wyndham
  5. Keeper of Dreams ( short stories) – Orson Scott Card
  6. Monkey Sonatas ( short stories) – Orson Scott Card
  7. Flux ( short stories) – Orson Scott Card
  8. Wyrms – Orson Scott Card
  9. Treason Orson Scott Card
  10. First meetings in Ender’s Universe – Orson Scott Card
  11. A War of Gifts: An Ender StoryOrson Scott Card
  12. American Gods – Neil Gaiman
  13. Anansi Boys – Neil Gaiman
  14. Magic Street – Orson Scott Card
  15. Seventh Son- Orson Scott Card (The Tales of Alvin Maker )
  16. Red Prophet- Orson Scott Card (The Tales of Alvin Maker )
  17. Prentice Alvin- Orson Scott Card (The Tales of Alvin Maker )
  18. Alvin Journeyman- Orson Scott Card(The Tales of Alvin Maker )
  19. HeartfireOrson Scott Card(The Tales of Alvin Maker )
  20. The Crystal City- Orson Scott Card
  21. The Fitz and the Fool Trilogy – The Fool’s Assasin – Robin Hobb
  22. The 6th Extinction – James Rollins
  23. The Crystal Shard – RA Salvatore (The Icewind Dale Trilogy)
  24. Streams of Silver – RA Salvatore (The Icewind Dale Trilogy)
  25. The Halfling’s Gem – RA Salvatore (The Icewind Dale Trilogy)
  26. The Legacy – RA Salvatore ( Legacy of the Drow)
  27. Starless Night – RA Salvatore ( Legacy of the Drow)
  28. Siege of Darkness RA Salvatore ( Legacy of the Drow)
  29. Passage to Dawn RA Salvatore ( Legacy of the Drow)
  30. The Silent Blade RA Salvatore ( Forgotten Realms: Paths of Darkness)
  31. The Spine of the World – Forgotten Realms: Paths of Darkness – RA Salvatore
  32. Sea of Swords – Forgotten Realms: Paths of Darkness – RA Salvatore
  33. Delta of Venus – Anais Nin
  34. Invisible – James Patterson

2014

Read:

  1. Liveship Traders Trilogy: Ship of Magic– Robin Hobb (e-book)
  2. Liveship Traders Trilogy: Mad Ship– Robin Hobb (e-book)
  3. Liveship Traders Trilogy: Ship of Destiny– Robin Hobb (e-book)
  4. The Tawny Man Trilogy: Fool’s Errand– Robin Hobb (e-book)
  5. The Tawny Man Trilogy: Golden Fool – Robin Hobb  (e-book)
  6. The Tawny Man Trilogy: Fool’s Fate – Robin Hobb  (e-book)
  7. The Rain Wilds Chronicles – Dragon Keeper – Robin Hobb  (e-book)
  8. The Rain Wilds Chronicles – Dragon Haven Robin Hobb  (e-book)
  9. The Rain Wilds Chronicles City of Dragons Robin Hobb  (e-book)
  10. The Rain Wilds Chronicles – Blood of Dragons Robin Hobb  (e-book)
  11. Windhaven – George R. R. Martin
  12. The Glass Flower – George R. R. Martin (short story)
  13. The Way of Cross and Dragon  – George R. R. Martin (short story)
  14. A Night at the Tarn House – George R. R. Martin (short story)
  15.  A Song for Lya – George R. R. Martin
  16. The Hedge Knight (Tales of Dunk and Egg) George R. R. Martin
  17. The Sworn Sword (Tales of Dunk and Egg) George R. R. Martin
  18. The Mystery Knight (Tales of Dunk and Egg) George R. R. Martin
  19. Songs of Love and Death: All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love – Edited by George R. R. Martin
  20. Twilight Watch – Serghey Lukyanenko
  21. Soldier Son Trilogy: Shaman’s Crossing – Robin Hobb
  22. Soldier Son Trilogy: Forest Mage – Robin Hobb
  23. Soldier Son Trilogy: Renegade’s Magic – Robin Hobb
  24. The Blade Itself  – Joe Abercrombie
  25. Before They Are Hanged Joe Abercrombie
  26. Last Argument of Kings – Joe Abercrombie
  27. Best Served Cold  – Joe Abercrombie

2013

 Read:

  1. The Farseer Trilogy: Assassin’s Quest – Robin Hobb (e-book)
  2. The Farseer Trilogy: Royal Assassin – Robin Hobb (e-book)

  3. The Farseer Trilogy: Assassin’s Aprrentice – Robin Hobb (e-book)

  4. Wyrm – Orson Scot Card

  5. Guards! Guards! – Terry Pratchett

  6. Lords and Ladies – Terry Pratchett

  7. Small Gods – Terry Pratchett

  8. The Dunwich Horror – HP Lovecraft
  9. Negurile(II) – Marion Zimmer Bradley

  10. At the mountains of madness – HP Lovecraft

  11. Marina – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

  12. Pe drumurile caucazului – Vahtang Celidze
  13. Morti pana la apus – Charlaine Harris ( Vampirii Sudului vol 1)

  14. Moarta pentru toti – Charlaine Harris ( Vampirii Sudului vol 4)

  15. Mort de-a binelea – Charlaine Harris ( Vampirii Sudului vol 5)

  16. Categoric moarta – Charlaine Harris ( Vampirii Sudului vol 6)

  17. Morti cu totii – Charlaine Harris ( Vampirii Sudului vol 7)

  18. Seducatoarea din Florenta – Salman Rushdie
  19. Soni – Andrei Ruse
  20. Trei saptamani in Himalaya – Marius Chivu

2012

 Read:

  1. Negurile (I) – Marion Zimmer Bradley

  2. Asasinul regal – Robin Hobb

  3. O după-amiază cu bere şi zâne – Liviu Radu

  4. Blocul Câş – Liviu Radu

  5. Waldemar – Liviu Radu

  6. Lasa-ma sa intru – John Ajvide Lindqvist
  7. Taramurile pustiite – Editie coordonata de catre John  Joseph Adams

  8. Amurg – Osamu Dazai
  9. Nunta in cer – Mircea Eliade
  10. Scandalul – Shusaku Endo
  11. Silmarillion – JRR Tolkien
  12. Auditia – Ryu Murakami

  13. Blood Canticle – Anne Rice

  14. Angel Time – Anne Rice
  15. Proza – Vasile Voiculescu
  16.  La capatul lumii si in tara aspra a minunilor – Haruki Murakami (*****)

  17.  Iepurii nu mor – Stefan Bastovoi

  18. Particule Elementare – Michel Houellebecq
  19.  Visul celtului – Mario Vargas Llosa

  20. Amintirile peregrinului apter – Valeriu Anania
  21. Zile intunecate – Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  22. Matei Brunul – Lucian Dan Teodorovici ( *****)

2011

Read:

  1. Autoportretul scriitorului ca alergator de cursa lunga – H Murakami
  2.  In cautarea oii fantastice – H Murakami

  3.  Elefantul a disparut – H Murakami

  4. Padurea norvegiana – H Murakami

  5. Iubita mea, Sputnik – H Murakami

  6. A Dance with Dragons – GRR Martin

  7. Cronica pasarii-arc– Haruki Murakami

  8. A Feast for Crows – GRR Martin
  9. A Storm of Swords -GRR Martin

  10. LOTR – 3 volumes
  11. Travesti – Mircea Cartarescu
  12. Regii nisipurilor – GRR Martin
  13. Zburatorii noptii – GRR Martin
  14. Peregrinarile lui Tuff – GRR Martin
  15. Jocurile Foamei – Sunzanne Collins
  16. A Song of Ice and Fire – G RR Martin ( Vol I si II)
  17. Ce ne spunem cand nu ne vorbim – Chris Simion
  18. Ma sinucid alta data – Kerstin Grier

2009

  1. Pratchett: Eric, Reaper Man
  2. Kuprin: Vrajitoarea si alte nuvele
  3. Kundera: Ignoranta
  4. Cortazar: Sotron
  5. Carson McCullers: In vara aceea verde
  6. Dean Koontz: Demon Seed
  7. Dean Koontz: Winter Moon
  8. Dean Koontz: Velocity
  9. Dean Koontz: The Taking
  10. Dean Koontz: Twilight Eyes
  11. Dean Koontz: Door to December
  12. Douglas Adams: The restaurant at the end of the universe
  13. Douglas Adams:Life, the Universe and everyting
  14. Douglas Adams:The Year’s Best Science Fiction (vol 1,2)
  15. Saramago: Eseu despre orbire
  16. Saramago: Pestera
  17. Saramago: Intermitentele Mortii
  18. Gunter Grass: Toba de Tinichea
  19. Umbert Eco: Pendulul lui Foucault
  20. Teodorovici: Celelalte povesti de dragoste
  21. Onetti: O viata
  22. Mark Levy: Toate acele lucruri pe care nu ti le-am spus
  23. Stephen King: Talismanul
  24. Orson Scott Card: The tales of Alvin Maker (2 vol) si Atlantis, Capitol, Treason, Heal Thyself
  25. Ileana Vulpescu: Arta Conversatiei
  26. Stephenie Meyer: Twilight series (all)
  27. Stephenie MeyerThe Host
  28. Tolstoi: Sonata Kreutzer
  29. Onetti: Viata Scurta
  30. Onetti:Trenul de Noapte (Proza fantastica)
  31. Ursula le Guin : Mana stanga a intunericului
  32. P K Dick : Ubik
  33. P K Dick: Do androids dream electric sheep
  34. James Ellroy: The Black Dahlia

8 Responses

  1. Și eu l-am descoperit pe Abercrombie anul trecut, deși mai pe la început. Trilogia Farseer nu mi s-a părut la fel de faină pe cât mă așteptam, dar sigur voi mai citi cărți de Robin Hobb 🙂

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  2. Cred ca e important si cand incepi sa citesti si cu ce stare de spirit. La mine Hobb a picat numai bine si am dezvoltat sentimente foarte puternice pentru “the fool” si povestea lui, mai ales in cartile de dupa seria Farseer. Pe Abercrombie de la tine il stiu si imi place si ma enerveaza aproape la fel de tare ca George Martin. Momentan sunt blocata cu “The Heroes” cred ca nu am mai pus mana pe ea de o luna si mai bine si cand vreau sa o deschid e ca sa o termin si sa ma apuc de una care sa imi placa mai mult. Astept cu drag si interes si alte recomandari, trebuie sa imi bat recordul in 2015 si nu am inceput anul tocmai bine. 🙂

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  3. The Fool este și personajul meu preferat din serie. De asta sunt și determinată să mai citesc cărți scrise de Robin Hobb, pentru că mi-ar plăcea să mă mai întâlnesc cu el.
    The Heroes am citit-o anul trecut. Faină, dar parcă nu la fel de plină de sevă ca trilogia First Law. Red Country am început-o de vreo două ori și am abandonat-o de tot atâtea ori.
    Acum citesc The Final Empire – Brandon Sanderson

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    • Am reusit sa termin The Heroes in avion si nu stiu daca de vina a fost drumul lung, insa mi-a placut sfarsitul. Mai am un volum din serie si pe urma o sa revin la Hobb care a scos inca o carte cu the Fool. Apoi o sa il caut pe Sanderson, asa ca multumesc pentru pont. 😉

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  4. I thoroughly recommend the “Odd Thomas” series by Koontz. 🙂 Very enjoyable for me, although I’m not a massive Koontz fan :). The Turtle Moves! 😀

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