Saturday, June 30, 2007

Jan - June Reading Inventory

Reading tally for the first six months of this year. The titles and links to my posted reviews/musings are shown below:

The Other Wind (science fiction - fantasy)
Austenland (contemporary/chick-lit)
Strapless (non-fiction)
Death in the Garden (mystery)
The Titled Americans
The Perfect Summer
The Return to Camelot: Chivalry and the English Gentleman
A Woman's Place (link to collective review of above four titles; non-fiction)
Dissolution (not quite a review; mystery)
The Ladies of Grace Adieu (short story collection)
Mystery Mile
The Case of the Late Pig
More Work for the Undertaker (re-reads; recaps of these three Campion titles)
The Gyrth Chalice (aka Look to the Lady; Campion re-read; short blurb)
Ex Libris (historical mystery)
Death at the Priory (non-fiction)
Idylls of the King (poetry)
Lady Rose and Mrs. Memmary (gentle fiction/nostalgia)
The Making of a Marchioness (gentle fiction/nostalgia)
An Infinity of Little Hours (non-fiction)

Above was April through June. Below is January through March:

Lion's Honey (non-fiction)
The Shuttle (gentle fiction/nostalgia)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (classic)
A Short History of Myth (non-fiction)
Morality Play (contemporary fiction/mystery)
Mary Barton (classic)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (discussed in the context of movie adaptations of novels/plays; classic)
Silas Marner (classic)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (classic)
Swing: A Mystery (mystery)
The Moonstone (classic)
Glorious Battle (non-fiction)
What Angels Fear (mystery)

Breakout is roughly as follows: classics (7); non-fiction (6); mysteries (5); Campion series (4); gentle fiction/nostalgia (3); contemporary fiction (2); short story collection (1); fantasy (1); poetry (1).

No, I'm not so self-absorbed as to think you're very interested, but I had to put the list somewhere I could find it again....