14 October, 2009

The Butcher's Bill: September Reads

Alec's Reads

All in all, a solid look at some recent titles in fantasy, with a notable title to be released in 2010, which I highly recommend. Once again, I am short on the science fiction this past month, and not for lack of trying. Good fantasy just seems to abound, whereas I feel I have already put a significant dent in the population of respectable scifi books. Oh well, maybe next month.

The Left Hand of God (2010), Paul Hoffman - 448 pages. [US][UK]

The Quiet War (2009), by Paul McAuley - 462 pages. [US][UK]

The Curse of the Mistwraith (1994), by Janny Wurtrz - 841 pages. [US][UK]

Warbreaker (2007), by Brandon Sanderson - 592 pages. [US][UK]

Mistborn: The Final Empire (2006), by Brandon Sanderson - 544 pages. [US][UK]

Mistborn: The Well of Ascension (2007), by Brandon Sanderson - 816 pages. [US][UK]

Mistborn: The Hero of Ages (2008), by Brandon Sanderson - 784 pages. [US][UK]

Average Pages Per Day: 129.83
Average Publication Date: 2006
Average Books Per Day: 0.23
Fantasy to Science Fiction Ratio: 6/1

Michael's Reads

Compared to August I doubled the number of books I read. I must admit I don't know how I managed this. That means for the everlasting fight between TBR pile and new books:
Books read = 6, new books bought = 5
Incredible! I reduced my TBR pile by one book !!
Again no science fiction novels on my list. But there is urban fantasy, steampunk, epic fantasy and mystery combined with science. Here we go:

The Loch by Steven Alten [US][UK] - 544 pages.

Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie [US][UK] - 560 pages.

Sturmwelten - Unter Schwarzen Segeln by Christoph Hardebusch [DE] - 528 pages.

The Drowning City by Amanda Downum [US][UK] - 384 pages.

Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3) by Jim Butcher (2001) [US][UK] - 378 pages.

The Osiris Ritual by George Mann (2009) [US][UK] - 416 pages.

Michael's Stats
Average Pages Per Day: 93.66.
Average Publication Date: 2007.
Average Books Per Day: 0.2.
Books in English: 5
Books in German: 1
Hard cover: 1
Mysteries unveiled: 1
Mummies unwrapped: 1


Krista said...

Alec, just this month you got around to Sanderson! What? ;) He is one my favorite authors this year!

I just finished Joe ABs The Blade Itself and really liked it! I have the next two in the trilogy on my shlef waiting to be read.... How was Best Served Cold? Did you write a review, perhaps?

Harry Markov said...

Great list you guys and there are so many books from that list I have on my TBR Babylon Tower. ;P I like that you have used stats to the list as well.

ediFanoB said...

originally Alec and I wanted to write the review of Best Served Cold together. But we changed plans. I need to discuss with Alec whom of us will write the review.

Harry, I like the stats because most of the time it is a surprise for me.
I assume with all your activities there is not much time left for reading.