Reading Log (2019 edition)

So it’s 2019 and I’ve been reading. :D A few novels, a lot of fan fiction because I truly do have a weakness for it, a short story here and there.

I read fiction. I’m always surprised when I hear about writers of fiction who don’t read fiction. Or those who read very little fiction, because they don’t have time or the inclination to read more.

To be honest, I don’t understand those people. :) I write because I love to read stories and writing my own is an outgrowth of that love of reading. But there have been times when I haven’t thought I was making time to read, and other times when I just wanted to read more of one type of story or another.

For those reasons, and others, I have several years’ worth of fiction reading logs here.

Below is my list for this year. Below that is a list of previous reading logs, now archived.

  1. AFTER Life: Inferno by Robert Chazz Chute
  2. The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells – I loved this book. I mean, really, really loved it. I loved the Murderbot Diaries by this author too, but this book is *worlds* better. I’m so glad I came across it.
  3. Claiming the Duchess by Sherry Thomas
  4. Subhuman by Michael McBride
  5. Coldbrook by Tom Lebbon
  6. Tightrope by Amazon Quick
  7. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  8. The Courtship by Grace Burrowes
  9. The Lion’s Lady by Julie Garwood
  10. Riling Up the Rival by Mara Townsend
  11. Binge read almost the entirety of Amanda Quick’s backlist (most of them were re-reads for me)
  12. Binge read a whole bunch of Jayne Ann Krentz’s books (most of them were re-reads for me)
  13. Binge read almost the entirety of Jayne Castle’s backlist (all of them were re-reads for me)
  14. Exit Strategy by Martha Wells

I started a whole bunch of other books, but I haven’t finished any of them yet. But dear Lord, that’s an eclectic mix this year.

Counting the fan fiction I’ve read this year, my paper log is up to 134 entries, a great many of them novel length.

Previous reading logs:

These logs aren’t complete. I only list fiction and some of the logs were started midway into the year. I read a lot of fan fiction and none of it is listed in the logs, mostly because a great many fan fiction writers don’t want undue attention brought to their works, and I respect that. (I’ve written a bit of fan fiction myself, and I feel the same way.)

Whenever I think about deleting these logs, I can’t quite make myself do it. So here they are. :-)

FYI: This page has affiliate links to Amazon for some of the books. Buy or don’t, it doesn’t matter to me, but if you’re gonna, I might as well get a penny, right? :D