52+ Books to Read in 2013

Les for ei god sak. My reading goal for 2013 is to read at least 52 books. Here goes:

January

  • 1/52 – Black Blade Blues / J.A. Pitts – Fantasy, Lesbian – Passed B – 4/6
  • 2/52 – The Crystal Skull / Manda Scott – Fantasy, Suspense – Passed B – 4/6
  • 3/52 – Sliding Void / Stephen Hunt – Science fiction, Space Opera – Failed B – 4/6
  • 4/52 – Transference Station / Stephen Hunt – Science fiction, Space Opera – Passed B – 4/6
  • 5/52 – The Alloy of Law / Brandon Sanderson – Fantasy, Crime – Passed B – 5/6
  • 6/52 – The Garden of Evening Mists / Tan Twang Eng – Historical, Mainstream – Passed B – 6/6
  • 7/52 – Leviathan Wakes / James S.A. Corey – Science fiction, Space Opera – Passed B – 5/6
  • 8/52 – Caliban’s War / James S.A. Corey – Science fiction, Space Opera- Passed B – 5/6

February

  • 9/52 – En kort bok om sosiale medier / Ida Aalen – non-fiction, social media – B N/A – 5/6
  • 10/52 – Season of the Harvest / Michael R. Hicks – Science Fiction, Suspense – Passed B – 4/6
  • 11/52 – Stargate Atlantis : Inheritors / Jo Graham, Melissa Scott & Amy Griswold – Science fiction, Suspense – Passed B – 4/6

March

April

May

  • 19/52 – Steel Blues (The Order of the Air #2) / Jo Graham & Melissa Scott – Fantasy – Passed B – 4/6
  • 20/52 – Red Sun Bleeding (Sliding Void, #3) / Stephen Hunt – Science fiction, Space opera – Passed B – 4/6
  • 21/52 – The Kindly Ones / Melissa Scott – Science fiction, Lesbian/Gay – Passed B – 5/6
  • 22/52 – The Human Division / John Scalzi – Science fiction – Passed B – 4/6
  • 23/52 – Heaven / Christoph Marzi – Fantasy, YA – Passed B – 5/6
  • 24/52 – Lenker / Naruddin Farah – Mainstream, Somalia – Passed B – 3/6

June

  • 25/52 – Abaddon’s Gate / James S.A. Corey – Science fiction, Space Opera – Passed B – 5/6
  • 26/52 – Stargate SG-1 : Ouroborus / Melissa Scott – Science fiction, Suspense – Passed B – 4/6
  • 27/52 – Stargate SG-1 : Siren Song / Holly Scott & Jaimie Duncan – Science fiction, Suspense – Passed B – 4/6
  • 28/52 – Stargate SG-1 : Relativity / James Swallow – Science fiction, Suspense – Passed B – 4/6
  • 29/52 – Stargate SG-1 : Valhalla / Tim Waggoner -Science fiction, Suspense – Passed B – 4/6
  • 30/50 – Stargate SG-1 : Four Dragons / Diana Dru Botsford – Science fiction, Suspense – Passed B – 4/6
  • 31/52 – Stargate SG-1 : Oceans of Dust / Peter J. Evans – Science fiction, Suspense – Passed B – 4/6
  • 32/52 – Stargate SG-1 : Moebius Squared / Jo Graham – Science fiction, Suspense – Passed B – 4/6

July

  • 33/52 – For Blood or Money / Nathan Everett – Krim – Passed B – 4/6
  • 34/52 – Five-Twelfths of Heaven (Book One of The Roads of Heaven Trilogy) / Melissa Scott – Science fiction, Fantasy – Passed B – 5/6
  • 35/52 – Silence in Solitude (Book Two of The Roads of Heaven Trilogy) / Melissa Scott – Science fiction, Fantasy – Passed B – 5/6
  • 36/52 – Empress of Earth (Book Three of The Roads of Heaven Trilogy) / Melissa Scott – Science fiction, Fantasy – Passed B – 5/6

August

  • 37/52 – Warbreaker (Warbreaker #1) / Brandon Sanderson – Fantasy – Passed B – 4/6
  • 38/52 – The Hydrogen Sonata / Iain M. Banks – Science Fiction – Passed B – 4/6
  • 39/52 – Død ved daggry / Deon Meyer – Crime – Passed B – 5/6

September

October

  • 43/52 – Railsea / China Miéville – Science fiction, Fantasy – Passed B – 5/6
  • 44/52 – Svar på brev frå Helga / Bergsveinn Birgisson – Mainstream – Failed B – 6/6
  • 45/52 – Zenn Scarlett (Zenn Scarlett #1) / Christian Schoon – Science fiction, YA – Passed B – 4/6
  • 46/52 – The case of the missing servant (Vish Puri #1) / Tarquin Hall – Crime – Passed B – 5/6
  • 47/52 – Six against the stars / Stephen Hunt – Science fiction – Passed B – 3/6
  • 48/52 – Vinter i Havana / Leonardo Padura – Krim – Failed B – 4/6

November

  • 49/52 – The Ocean at the End of the Lane / Neil Gaiman – Fantasy, YA – Passed B – 6/6

December

  • 50/52 – The Luminaries / Eleanor Catton – Mainstream – Passed B – 5/6
  • 51/52 – Odinsbarn (Ravneringene 1) / Siri Pettersen – Fantasy – Passed B – 6/6
  • 52/52 – Interworld / Neil Gaiman & Michael Reaves – Fantasy, YA – Failed B – 4/6

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2013 global reading challenge

I’m doing the Medium Challenge:
Read two novels from each continent in the course of 2013: Africa, Asia, Australasia/Oceania, Europe, North America, South America (please include Central America where it is most convenient for you).
The Seventh Continent (here you can either choose Antarctica or your own ´seventh´ setting, eg the sea, the space, a supernatural/paranormal world, history, the future – you name it).

Summary:

Female authors: 21
Male authors: 31

Authors from: USA, Great Britain, Malaysia, Lebanon, Norway, Somalia, South Africa, Iceland, Cuba, New Zealand

Setting:
– Europe: England, France, Spain, Norway, Italy, Soviet Union (Russia), Iceland
– Asia: Malaysia, Lebanon, India
– Africa: Morocco, Somalia, Egypt, South Africa, Zambia
– North America: USA
– South- and Latin America: Mayan areas of Latin-America, Cuba
– Oceania and Antarctica: New Zealand
– Others: Milky Way, Solar system, Fantasy universe, Pegasus Galaxy, At sea

Fiction: 50
Non-fiction: 2

Adult: 43
YA or children: 7

Fiction genre (books can belong to more than one):
– Science fiction: 26
– Fantasy: 13
– Crime: 6
– Mainstream: 8
– Historical: 3
– Romance: 4
– Suspense: 28
– Lesbian/Gay: 3
– Space Opera: 9
– Comedy: 1

Passed my Bechdel-Test: 44
Failed my Bechdel-Test: 6
Bechdel-Test N/A: 2

Library books: 18
Mount-TBR: 16
Kindle: 29


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