52+ Books to Read in 2014

Les for ei god sak 2014One of my reading goals for 2014 is to read at least 52 books.

Here goes:

January:

February:

  • 5/52 – Cold Days (The Dresden Files #14) / Jim Butcher – Fantasy, Suspense – Passed B -5/6
  • 6/52 – En mann ved navn Ove / Fredrick Backman – Mainstream – Passed B – 6/6
  • 7/52 – The Martian / Andy Weir – Science fiction – Passed B – 5/6
  • 8/52 – Silver Bullet / Melissa Scott & Jo Graham – Fantasy – Passed B – 4/6
  • 9/52 – What makes this book so great / Jo Walton – Non-fiction about Science fiction – B n/a – 5/6

March:

  • 10/52 – Broken Homes (Peter Grant #4) / Ben Aaronovitch – Fantasy – Passed B – 5/6
  • 11/52 – Kafka på stranden / Haruki Murakami – Fantasy – Passed B – 2/6

April:

  • 12/52 – Mistborn : The final empire / Brandon Sanderson – Fantasy – Passed B – 5/6
  • 13/52  The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2) / Brandon Sanderson – Fantasy – Passed B – 5/6
  • 14/52 – The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3) / Brandon Sanderson – Fantasy – Passed B – 5/6
  • 15/52 – Mapuche / Caryl Férey – Krim – Passed B – 4/6
  • 16/52 – Ancillary Justice / Ann Leckie – Science fiction – B n/a – 5/6
  • 17/52 – Mormor hilser og sier unnskyld / Fredrik Backman – Mainstream – Passed B – 6/6

May:

  •  18/52 – Afterparty / Daryl Gregory – Scienc fiction, Lesbian – Passed B – 5/6

June

  • 19/52 – Brennende spor / Deon Meyer – Crime – Passed B – 5/6
  • 20/52 – Skin Game (The Dresden Files #15) / Jim Butcher – Fantasy – Failed B – 5/6
  • 21/52 – Point of Knives / (Astreiant #1.5) / Melissa Scott – Fantasy – Passed B – 5/6
  • 22/52 – Fairs’ Point / (Astreiant #3) / Melissa Scott – Fantasy – Passed B – 5/6
  • 23/52 – Skyggespinneren (Den siste navigatør #1) / Erik Martenson – Science fiction – Passed B – 4/6
  • 24/52 – The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard #3) / Scott Lynch – Fantasy – Passed B – 3/6

July

  • 25/52 – High Desert / Katherine Forrest – Crime – Passed B – 4/6
  • 26/52 – Death by Silver / Melissa Scott & Amy Griswold – Crime, Fantasy – Passed B – 5/6
  • 27/52 – My Real Children / Jo Walton – Fantasy – Passed B – 6/6
  • 28/52 – Den 13. disippel (Bjørn Beltø #5) / Tom Egeland – Fantasy, Spenning – Passed B – 5/6
  • 29/52 – Cibola Burn (Expanse #4) / James S.A. Corey – Science fiction, Spenning – Passed B – 5/6
  • 30/52 – The Three / Sarah Lotz – Fantasy, Horror – Passed B – 4/6
  • 31/52 – Thud! (Discworld #34) / Terry Pratchett – Fantasy, Humour – Passed B – 5/6
  • 32/52 – Raising Steam (Discworld #40) / Terry Pratchett – Fantasy, Humour – Passed B – 4/6
  • 33/52 – Apehuset / Sara Gruen – Mainstream – Passed B – 5/6

August

  • 34/52 – Mørke netter i Barcelona / Alicia Gimènez-Bartlett – Krim – Passed B – 2/6
  • 35/52 – Den hemmelige talen / Tom Rob Smith – Spenning – Passed B – 5/6

September

  • 36/52 – Cloud Atlas / David Mitchell – Fantasy – Passed B – 3/6
  • 37/52 – Lock In / John Scalzi – Science fiction, Spenning – Passed B – 5/6
  • 38/52 – Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3) / Laini Taylor – Fantasy, Spenning – Passed B – 5/6

October

  • 39/52 – Dreamships / Melissa Scott – Science ficiton, Spenning – Passed B – 4/6
  • 40/52 – Huset mellom natt og dag / Ørjan N. Karlsson – Science fiction, Spenning – Failed B – 5/6
  • 41/52 – Lights in the Deep / Brad R. Torgersen – Science fiction – Passed B – 5/6
  • 42/52 – Morfar, Hitler og jeg / Ida Jackson – Faglitteratur – B N/A – 6/6

November

  • 43/52 – STARGATE SG-1 STARGATE ATLANTIS: Far Horizons: Volume one of the Travelers’ Tales / Jo Graham – Science fiction, Suspense – Passed B – 5/6
  • 44/52 – London 2084 / Bing & Bringsværd – Science fiction – Failed B – 4/6
  • 45/52 – Stargate Atlantis : Unascended (book 7 in the Legacy series) / Jo Graham – Science fiction, Suspense – Passed B – 4/6
  • 46/52 – Stargate SG-1 : Hostile ground / Sally Malcolm – Science fiction, Suspense – Passed B – 4/6
  • 47/52 – Stargate SG-1 : Two Roads / Geonn Cannon – Science fiction, Suspense – Passed B – 3/6

December

  • 48/52 – Terms of Enlistment (Frontlines #1) / Marko Kloos – Science fiction, Suspense – Passed B – 4/6
  • 49/52 – Lines of Departure (Frontlines #2) / Marko Kloos – Science fiction, Suspense – Passed B – 5/6
  • 50/52 – Snuff (Discworld #39) / Terry Pratchett – Fantasy – Passed B – 5/6
  • 51/52 – The Long Earth (The Long Earth #1) / Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter – Science fiction or Fantasy – Passed B – 5/6
  • 52/52 – Darkside / Belinda Bauer – Crime – Passed B – 4/6

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global reading challenge 2014_2

The Medium Challenge
Read two novels from each of these continents in the course of 2014:
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: 19
Male authors: 27
N/A: 1

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

Authors from: USA, Norway, Sweden, Great Britain, Japan, France, Canada, Spain

Setting:
– Europe: 13
– Asia: 2
– Africa: 1
– North America: 9
– South- and Latin America: 1
– Oceania and Antarctica:
– Others: 21
– N/A: 3

Fiction: 47
Non-fiction: 3

Adult: 44
YA or children: 2

Fiction genre (books can belong to more than one):
– Science fiction: 18
– Fantasy: 4
– Crime: 9
– Mainstream: 6
– Historical: 1
– Romance:
– Suspense: 22
– Lesbian/Gay: 8
– Space Opera: 9
– Comedy: 4

Library books: 8
Mount-TBR: 10
Kindle: 26


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