Just a quick post to recommend a few of the books I’ve been reading as of late. Last night I finally finished A Memory of Light. Yeah I’m a wheel of time follower. I’ve been reading them since I was 16… in other words I’ve been waiting 13 years for this book. I was pleased I was able to get it out from the library so quickly after it was released. Yes, the Dunedin public library is just that good.
In addition to finally finishing up the story of Rand, Perrin, Mat, Elayne, Egwene, Nynaeve, Lan, Avhienda, etc. I’ve read a few other books as late as well. D reads heaps, and then passes along the ones he thinks I’ll like. Let’s just say he has then regretted the fact I am completely absorbed in a book!! The most recent have been a fantasy trilogy (the third is due out in about a week) and a sci-fi series. So here they are:
The first are the fantasy trilogy by Peter V. Brett.
- The Painted Man
- The Desert Spear
- The Daylight War (Due out Feb 12)
The second is the sci-fi series by John Scalzi.
- Old Man’s War (nominated for the Hugo Award for best novel in 2006 and in 2011 was optioned by Paramount Pictures – so it really is good, not just good to people who like Sci-fi)
- The Ghost Brigades (need to read this one so reading them slightly out of order)
- The Sagan Diary (also need to read this one)
- The Lost Colony (I just finished this one)
- Zoe’s Tale (need to read)
- The Human Division (Due out May 14)
Read any amazing books lately? Who is your favourite Wheel of Time Character (or did you find it too painful to keep going after say book 6? In my humble opinion [although D agrees with me] Books 1-4 are amazing, 5 & 6 are ok, 7-11 are painfully slow, then 12-14 are awesome again)?