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Books read in 2013 
1st-Jan-2013 06:19 pm
Summer
Rather than keep a running list inside each review post, I'm parking a single list of books here. And this time, I'm going to try to list every book I read, including the re-reads. New books will go on the top list; re-reads will go on the bottom list. (We shall see how well I can keep up with that!)

New Books
1/1/13 - Shelf Life, edited by Greg Ketter. Fantasy Anthology. 285 pages, paperback, stand-alone. Giveawaybox.
1/2/13 - Some Day You'll Thank Me for This, by Gayden Metcalf and Charlotte Hays. Humor. 256 pages, hardback, stand-alone. New author to me. Giveawaybox.
1/5/13 - What's Left of Me, by Kat Zhang. YA Dystopia. Hardback, 343 pages, first in the series. New author to me. Giveawaybox.
1/10/13 - "In Sea-Salt Tears", by Seanan McGuire. Urban Fantasy. Short story, electronic publishing. Part 5.5 in the October Daye series.
1/10/13 - Fantasy Medley 2, edited by Yanni Kuznia. Fantasy Anthology. 160 pages, hardback, stand-alone. Keeping it.
1/15/13 - "Elutherios" by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. Short story set in the world of Necessity's Child. Published free online at Baen on 1/15. Science Fiction. e-publication.
1/22/13 - Imager's Battalion by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. Fantasy. 512 pages, hardback, sixth in the series. Keeping it.

2/1/13 - "Moon's Honor" by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, from the Splinter Universe web site, currently here. Fantasy. e-publication.
2/5/13 - Insurgent, by Veronica Roth. YA Dystopia. 525 pages, hardback, second in the series. Giving it back and being grateful I didn't spend money on it.
2/19/13 - Necessity's Child, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. Science Fiction. 328 pages, hardback, sixteenth in the series. Keeping it.
2/21/13 - Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits, by Robin McKinley and Peter Dickinson. Fantasy. Hardback, 266 pages, stand-alone. Haven't decided if I want to keep it.

3/6/13 - Frost Burned, by Patricia Briggs. Urban Fantasy. 340 pages, hardback. Seventh in the series. Keeping it.
3/10/13 - Pooka in My Pantry by R. L. Naquin. Urban fantasy. e-publication
3/12/13 - "Bad Dream Girls" by Seanan McGuire. Urban fantasy. e-publication
3/12/13 - Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire. Urban fantasy. paperback, 368 pages. Keeping it.
3/18/13 - The Gashlycrumb Tinies, by Edward Gorey. Children's horror. Hardback, 26 pages.

4/9/13 - "Sweet Poison Wine" by Seanan McGuire
4/23/13 - Daughter of the Sword by Steve Bein. Fantasy. 455 pages, paperback, stand-alone. New author to me. Borrowed.

5/7/2013 - Unnatural Worlds, edited by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Paperback, 246 pages. Volume 1 of Fiction River: An Original Anthology Magazine. Some new authors for me. Giving it away.
5/30/13 - Antiagon Fire, by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. Fantasy. Hardback, 450 pages. Seventh in the series. Keeping it.

6/6/13 - Steadfast, by Mercedes Lackey. Fantasy. Hardback, 298 pages. 8th in the series. Giveawaybox.
6/19/13 - "The First Fall" by Seanan McGuire. Urban fantasy. e-publication.
6/23/13 - Covenants, by Lorna Freeman. Fantasy, paperback, 560 pages. First in the series. New to me author. Loan.

7/8/13 - Hooray, I'm Evil!, by Mel Hynes and J. Grant. Comic book, book 9 in the Two Lumps series. Keeping it.
7/9/13 - South Coast: a Shaman's Tale, by Nathan Lowell. Audiobook. In the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper universe, but a stand-alone.
7/13/13 - Unidentified Funny Objects, edited by Alex Shvartsman. Science fiction, paperback, 319 pages. Standalone.
7/14/13 - Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo. YA Fantasy, paperback, 356 pages. First in the series. New author to me. Keeping it for now.
7/16/13 - On the Edge, by Ilona Andrews. Urban Fantasy, paperback, 326 pages. First in the series. Keeping it.
7/25/13 - How to Save the World, edited by John Helfers. Paperback, 246 pages. Volume 2 of Fiction River: An Original Anthology Magazine. Some new authors for me. Giving it away.
7/30/13 - Magic Rises, by Ilona Andrews. Urban Fantasy, paperback, 368 pages. Book 6 of the Kate Daniels series. Keeping it.

8/12/13 - "Loch and Key", by Seanan McGuire. An InCryptid short story available online here.
8/17/13 - Carniepunk, edited by Delilah Dawson. Urban Fantasy, paperback, 440 pages. Giveawaybox.
8/21/13 - Cast in Sorrow, by Michele Sagara. Fantasy. eARC of paperback, 490 pages, book 9 of the Chronicles of Elantra.
8/25/13 - Fairies in My Fireplace, by R.L. Naquin. Urban Fantasy, ePub. Third in the series.
8/27/13 - Time Streams, edited by Dean Wesley Smith. Paperback, 246 pages. Volume 3 of Fiction River: An Original Anthology Magazine. Some new authors for me. Giving it away.

9/4/13 - "Hook Agonistes" by Jay Lake and Seanan McGuire. Science Fiction short story epublication on Subterranean Press, Fall 2013.
9/6/13 - Ice Red, by Jael Wye. Science Fiction romance. eARC of an e-book. Stand-alone.
9/9/13 - Chimes at Midnight, by Seanan McGuire. Urban Fantasy. 357 pages. Book 7 in the October Daye series. Keeping it.
9/10/13 - "Homecoming" by Seanan McGuire. Urban Fantasy. Short story published at Lightspeed Magazine
9/18/13 - "Forbid the Sea" by Seanan McGuire. Urban Fantasy. Short story, electronic publishing on her web site. Part of the October Daye series.
9/25/13 - Battle Magic, by Tamora Pierce. Fantasy. Hardback, 464 pages. Book 11 in the Circle of Magic series. Probably keeping it.
9/27/13 - Shadows, by Robin McKinley. Urban Fantasy, hardback, 368 pages. Standalone. Keeping it.

10/24/13 - Written in Red, by Anne Bishop. Urban fantasy. Hardback, 433 pages, first in the series. Keeping it.

11/5/13 - Fiction River: Christmas Ghosts. 246 pages. Giveawaybox.
11/15/13 - Royal Airs by Sharon Shinn. Fantasy. Hardback, 400 pages. Second in the series. Keeping it.
11/18/13 - Crud from Outer Space, and other causes of post-nasal drip, by Brooke McEldowney. Comic book, 87 pages, year 5 of The Chickweed Dailies. Keeping it.
11/19/13 - "We Both Go Down Together", by Seanan McGuire. An InCryptid short story available online here.
11/23/13 - Cat Breath Takes No Prisoners, by Brooke McEldowney. Comic book, year 6 of The Chickweed Dailies. 87 pages. Keeping it.
11/25/13 - Edie Ernst, Allied Spy, by Brooke McEldowney. Comic book, a side history set in The Chickweed Dailies universe. 87 pages. Keeping it.

12/07/13 - Elementary, edited by Mercedes Lackey. Fantasy. Paperback, 307 pages. Giveawaybox.
12/8/13 - "Train Yard Blues" by Seanan McGuire. It was in Coins of Chaos, which I don't plan to read beyond this one short story.
12/18/13 - Hex in the City, #5 in the Fiction River series. Included a McGuire story.
12/24/13 - The Goblin Master's Grimoire by Jim C. Hines. Fantasy anthology. Hardback, 280 pages. Don't know yet.

Re-Reads. Note: "epub" means that's the only version I have, while "epub version" makes a distinction between my hardcopy and the electronic version and implies that I own both.
1/7/13 - Full Share
1/14/13 - When Demons Walk
1/17/13 - Fire: Tales of Elemental Spirits (specifically "Hellhound")
1/31/13 - Colors of Chaos
2/3/13 - Mercy Thompson, Homecoming
2/4/13 - Dragon Ship
2/10/13 - Sharing Knife: Beguilement
2/25/13 - Seventh Sigma
2/28/13 - How Beauty Met the Beast (epub)
3/2/13 - On Basilisk Station (epub version)
3/31/13 - Captain's Share
4/3/13 - Scholar: Princeps
4/5/13 - Fiddler Fair (epub version)
4/6/13 - the first half of Fair Game
4/8/13 - Scholar: Imager's Battelion
4/14/13 - Circle of Magic #3: Daja's Book
4/23/13 - Diplomatic Immunity
4/28/13 - Troubled Waters
5/16/13 - first half of Misty Lackey's Foundation (Valdemar series)
5/27/13 - Cordelia's Honor (Shards of Honor and Barryar)
5/31/13 - Cryoburn (epub version)
6/13/13 - Komarr (epub version)
6/18/13 - Tortall and Other Lands (epub version) Yeah, I said I wouldn't re-read it, but it was conveniently on my iPad for viewing while I was on the treadmill...
7/3/13 - A Little Princess (epub version)
7/4/13 - Library Mascot Cage Match
7/13/13 - Silence
7/26/13 - Magic Bleeds
8/10/13 - Magic Rises
8/10/13 - Dead until Dark (epub version)
8/11/13 - The Secret Garden (epub version)
8/20/13 - Living Dead in Dallas (epub version)
8/28/13 - Beauty, by Robin McKinley
8/30/13 - Sharing Knife: Passage
8/31/13 - Changer of Worlds (epub version)
9/1/13 - Bendigo Shafter
9/20/13 - Quarter Share
9/21/13 - Half Share
9/21/13 - Full Share
9/22/13 - Double Share
10/4/13 - RedIce (ePub)
10/14/13 - Magic Burns
Between 10/30 and 11/10 - Imager's Challenge, Werehunter (ePub), Basilisk Station (epub edition), 1632 (epub edition)
11/11/13 - The Serpent's Shadow
11/23/13 - Imager's Intrigue
11/27/13 - Hellspark
12/2/13 - Written in Red
12/8/13 - Squire
12/13/13 - Lady Knight
12/15/13 - Written in Red (yeah, again)
12/16/13 - Changer of Worlds (epub version), first three of four stories
12/25/13 - Shadows
12/26/13 - The Jungle Book (epub version)
12/28/13 - They Still Suspect Nothing

Abandoned
2/12/13 - Beautiful Creatures. I read 40 pages and decided that I still didn't care. (ref)
5/11/13 - Tooth and Nail. I read 100 pages and gave up for lack of plot development. (ref)
7/9/13 - The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination is an anthology that I kept picking up and putting down more and more slowly until it finally slid into the giveaway box. It's not that the stories were bad, per se, so much as I found the madness depressing.
8/29/13 - Green, by Jay Lake. 188 pages into the story, I was still missing a plot, and I had lost sympathy for the main character.


Other reviews
1/15/13 - Deryni Rising

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