Summer Book Haul

Hey Jared,

As you already know, I’m back from vacation. 9 weeks of crazy awesomeness, but we’re finally home. And I got 32 books along the way. All were bought from a library book sale except for 4 of them which were obtained from Free Little Libraries.


I’ve linked those which have already been reviewed. Starting with the left column at the top:

  • Goddess of the Ice Realm by David Drake
  • Passage to Dawn by R.A. Salvatore
  • Promise of the Witch King by R.A. Salvatore
  • Beowulf – Michael Alexander translation
  • Crewel Lye by Piers Anthony
  • The Ether by Laurice E. Molinari
  • Alta by Mercedes Lackey
  • 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke
  • The Last Light of the Sun by Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Ole Doc Methuselah by L. Ron Hubbard

Center column:

  • The Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis
  • Lost in Babylon by Peter Lerangis
  • Salt by Maurice Gee
  • Dance of Knives by Donna McMahon
  • Steppe by Piers Anthony
  • Green Rider by Kristen Britain
  • In the Empire of Shadow by Lawrence Watt-Evans
  • Death’s Head by David Gunn
  • Mocking Jay by Suzanne Collins
  • Flight of the Nighthawk by Raymond E. Feist
  • A Meeting at Corvallis by S.M. Stirling

Right column:

As you can see it is quite the mixed group but that’s what happens when it is a bag sale over two days. The first day I picked what I really wanted and before it closed on the second day I got every sci-fi or fantasy book I could find and a few extras too. Also, some were picked with Lisa in mind, like Mocking Jay, and others were to replace worn copies we already own, like the Harry Potter books.

Really I’m just excited to take a look at some of these other authors which are less known or who I’ve only heard of in passing. It’s going to take me months to get through these. My plans for the next few months are mostly to finish some of the smaller series I’ve already started and to read the first book(s) of those which are going to be released soon in preparation for those new releases.

After that I’ve been toying with the idea of taking on a big series, Dragonlance, Forbidden Realms, Wheel of Time, Dragonriders of Pern, Shannara, Foreigner, Malazan, Sword of Truth, Realm of the Elderlings, or something similar. It wouldn’t be every week so that it’s not too monotonous and I could still read the new releases, but probably every other week so that it’s still recent enough for me to keep momentum. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.



Summer Book Haul

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