2015 Half-Year Reading Update

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Up to the end of June I’ve read 59 books this year. That’s pretty good going, and 6 more than I’d read at the same point last year. Some months have been better than others, but on the whole my target of reading 100 books this year is well on the way to being smashed. Have a look below for the full list of what I’ve read.

(BOLD for 2015 releases, ITALICS for re-reads)

Heretics by S Andrew Swann (****)
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (***)
Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris (***)
Messiah by S Andrew Swann (*****)
Alien: River of Pain by Christopher Golden (****)
The God Engines by John Scalzi (***)
The Fortress in Orion by Mike Resnick (**)
Cell by Stephen King (****)
The Temporal Void by Peter F Hamilton (*****)
Willful Child by Steven Erikson (****)
No Life But This by Anna Sheehan (****)
Of Whimsies and Noubles by Matthew Hughes (*****)
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill (****)
An Unwelcome Quest by Scott Meyer (*****)
Singularity Sky by Charles Stross (***)
The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter F Hamilton (*****)
Macaque Attack by Gareth L Powell (****)
The Humans by Matt Haig (*****)
Spin by Robert Charles Wilson (*****)
Axis by Robert Charles Wilson (****)
Vortex by Robert Charles Wilson (****)
Joyland by Stephen King (*****)
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell (*****)
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman (***)
Children of God by Mary Doria Russell (*****)
Impulse by Dave Bara (*****)
Dark Intelligence by Neal Asher (****)
The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M O’Brien (****)
A Dog’s Purpose by W Bruce Cameron (*****)
A Dog’s Journey by W Bruce Cameron (****)
Touch by Claire North (*****)
Ghostwriting by Eric Brown (****)
Murder by the Book by Eric Brown (****)
Final Days by Gary Gibson (*****)
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (*****)
The Thousand Emperors by Gary Gibson (****)
Boundary by Eric Flint & Ryk Spoor (*****)
Threshold by Eric Flint & Ryk Spoor (****)
Thinner by Stephen King (***)
Portal by Eric Flint & Ryk Spoor (****)
Screw The Galaxy by Steven Campbell (****)
Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds (****)
Basketful of Crap by Steven Campbell (****)
Prince of Suck by Steven Campbell (****)
The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison (*****)
Leviathan by Jack Campbell (****)
Day Shift by Charlaine Harris (****)
Starship Eternal by M R Forbes (***)
Star Runners by L E Thomas (****)
The Rebirths of Tao by Wesley Chu (****)
Finders Keepers by Stephen King (*****)
The Life of the Mind by John Scalzi (****)
Angles of Attack by Marko Kloos (****)
This Hollow Union by John Scalzi (****)
Nemesis Games by James SA Corey (*****)
The Affinities by Robert Charles Wilson (****)
Can Long Endure by John Scalzi (****)
Armada by Ernest Cline (***)
Infoquake by David Louis Edelman (****)

This year my reading has been a little different. I’m still catching up on books that were released over the past couple of years, but I’m also trying to read series in, more or less, on go. As the year has progressed I’ve also found myself reading many more new releases, which is fine by me.

As for what 2015 books are the best I’ve read so far, my top 5 is looking something like this:

Touch by Claire North
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Finders Keepers by Stephen King
Nemesis Games by James SA Corey
An Unwelcome Quest by Scott Meyer

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