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Books Read January 2013

With the Bout of Books Read-a-thon during the second week of January, I've done quite well this month. Here is a summary of my reading with links to longer reviews in my journal.

Book 01: Fables Vol 5: Mean Seasons by Bill Willingham, 2005.GN 168 pages. Changes are in the air for Fabletown.
Book 02: Twilight: the Graphic Novel Vol 1 by Stephenie Meyer and Young Kim (artist), 2010. GN 224 pages. First volume of the YA fantasy. Ethereal artwork. Reviews of Books 1 & 2.
Book 3: John Dies at the End by David Wong, 2009. PB 469 pages. Comedy horror that fell flat for me. Review here.
Book 4: The Sweet Scent of Blood (Spellcrackers #1) by Suzanne McLeod, 2008. PB 387 pages. London based urban fantasy with fae and vampires. Review here.
Book 5: Last to Die (Rizzoli and Isles #10) by Tess Gerritsen, 2012. PB 328 pages. Latest in series.
Book 6: Freaks: (Rizzoli and Isles #8.5) by Tess Gerritsen, 2011. EB. 46 pages and Book 7: John Doe (Rizzoli and Isles #9.5) by Tess Gerritsen, 2012.EB 44 pages. Two bonus short stories. Reviews of Books 5-7.
Book 8: The Hidden by Tobias Hill, 2009. PB 354 pages. Bit of a damp squib in thriller terms but interesting historical details. Review here.
Book 9: Bones are Forever (Tempe Brennan #15) by Kathy Reichs, 2012. HB 296 pages. Latest in this series. Review here.
Book 10: A Dangerous Inheritance by Alison Weir, 2012. HB. 515 pages. Two royal women separated by 70 years investigate the mystery of the Princes in the Tower. Review here.
Book 11: Heartless ((Parasol Protectorate #4) by Gail Carriger, 2011. PB 311 pages. Steampunk romp with vampires, werewolves and teapots.
Book 12: The Mechanical Messiah and Other Marvels of the Modern Age (Japanese Devil Fish Girl #2) by Robert Rankin, 2011. HB 488 pages. Steampunk SF comedy. Reviews of Books 11 & 12.
Book 13: Gods Without Men by Hari Kunzru, 2011.PB 386 pages. Over the years a rock formation in Mojave Desert is site of unusual events. Review here.
Book 14: Fables Vol #6 - Homelands GN 192 pages. Book 15: Fables Vol #7 - Arabian Nights (and Days) GN 144 pages. Book 16: Fables Vol #8 - Wolves GN 166 pages. Bill Willingham 2006. Continuing the series about exiled storybook characters. Reviews of Books 14-16.
Book 17: The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor, 2010. PB 471 pages. A reported haunting in 18th Century Cambridge is investigated by sceptic. Review here.
Book 18: A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4) by George R.R. Martin, 2005. HB 755 pages/AB (34 hrs) and Book 19: A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire #5) by George R.R. Martin, 2011. HB 1017 pages/AB (49 hours). Completing the series to date. I'm suffering from withdrawal. Reviews of Books 18 & 19.
Book 20: The Wine of Solitude by Irène Némirovsky, 1935. Translated from the French by Sandra Smith, 2011. HB 256 pages. Melancholy tale of wealthy Russian family in early 20th Century. Review here.
Book 21: Falling Awake by Charles J. Harwood, 2011. PB 300 pages. Novel with erotic elements that wasn't my thing.
Book 22: Ten Big Ones (Stephanie Plum #10) by Janet Evanovich, 2004. AB (7.5 hours) My listening to the Plum novels continues. Reviews of Books 21 & 22.
Book 23: Naming the Bones by Louise Welsh, 2010. PB 391 pages. Literary mystery based in Scotland. Review here.
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