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My Friends Made Me Do It

Posted January 1, 2015 by in General / 12 Comments

I don’t know how many people are aware of Day Zero Project, but I’ve been doing something like for ages. I think I’m on my third ‘101 things in 1001 days’ list; this one finishes on Christmas Eve, 2016 (and I didn’t even plan it that way!). I have a lot of book-related resolutions because, well… just look at this blog. (Trivia: I didn’t actually have a blog when I wrote the list, so there aren’t any blog related ones.)

Anyway, one of my tasks was to ask my friends for twenty books I must read. Which produced the following list (with asterisks by the ones I’ve already read):

  1. Eleanor Arnason, A Woman of the Iron People.
  2. Raphael Carter, The Fortunate Fall.
  3. Blake Charlton, Spellwright.
  4. Denis Diderot, Jacques the Fatalist and His Master.
  5. Emma Donoghue, Life Mask.
  6. Stephen Grosz, The Examined Life.*
  7. Tanya Huff, The Enchantment Emporium.
  8. Andrey Kurkov, Death and the Penguin.*
  9. Scott Lynch, Republic of Thieves.
  10. G.R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones.
  11. Seanan Mcguire, Rosemary and Rue.
  12. Alistair Reynolds, House of Suns.
  13. Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.
  14. Wen Spencer, A Brother’s Price.
  15. Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.
  16. Anne B. Walsh, A Widow in Waiting.
  17. Louise Welsh, Tamburlaine Must Die.*
  18. Walter Jon Williams, Metropolitan.
  19. Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit.*
  20. Janny Wurts, That Way Lies Camelot.

It’s mostly a list of books I would’ve been interested in anyway, but there were one or two surprises. So what would you recommend if I was to do this again? Which of these do you think I should get round to ASAP? Do you want to know what all my book-related resolutions are?

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