January and Vintage SciFi Month have come to a close and it was an enjoyable journey! I normally don’t select themes for my monthly or yearly reading but while reading through January I decided I would set a theme for February too.
Welcome to Finish Fifteen! #Finish15 is my attempt to finish the ten books left on my GoodReads Currently Reading List from 2015. I’m excited for it as I was enjoying each of the ten books, I just haven’t finished them yet for various reasons.
What are the ten books you ask? Well the ten book (in no particular order) are:
Last Argument Of Kings by Joe Abercrombie
This is the final book of The First Law Trilogy and I’m eager to see how the story ends.
Stormbringer by Michael Moorcock
Book Six Of The Elric Saga is setting itself up to be the most dangerous of his adventures.
Orphan’s Destiny by Robert Buettner
The second book of the Orphan Saga follows fast on the heels of the first. It’s difficult seeing one made to soar be brought down hard, but hopefully he’ll be soaring again soon.
Flood by Andrew Vachss
The first book of his Burke Series. His Burke books are always darker seeming then any of his others. Maybe because after 18 books you feel closer to the title character so it seems more personable.
Winterbirth by Brian Ruckley
Book one of The Godless World Trilogy. This one seems the larger of the books I’m attempting to complete. However I loved his standalone novel The Free so I have high hopes for this series.
Caliban’s World by James S A Corey
For me: Attempting to read the second book of The Expanse Series right after completing the first was like changing gears without a clutch while rolling downhill, and then going backwards to go forwards. I have no doubt the series will win me back over and wow me, I just felt they could have advanced the primary story and characters differently while introducing their new characters in a way that might cause me to like them more. More on that after I finish the last 30% of the book.
Born Bad by Andrew Vachss
A collection of his crime fiction short stories. Sharp precise scalpel cuts into the darkness.
The Claw Of The Conciliator by Gene Wolfe
The second book of The Book Of The New Sun started abruptly skipping in the story similar to Caliban’s War did. After ending on a cliffhanger in book one I found myself wanting to skip forward in book two to see if you ever learn what happened next. Time to find out.
The Incorruptibles by John Hornor Jacobs
Yes! I am so excited to dive back into this alternate history! Rome meets the Old West with Magic?! Excited.
Europe In Autumn by Dave Hutchinson
This book holds so much promise to be amazing. I can’t wait to dive back into the splintered Europe of the near future.
Those are the ten books that #Finish15 will consist of and I’m excited to get back into them and see how they turn out. Wish me luck as I try to do this during the month of February! Feel free to follow my progress on GoodReads. Have you read any of these books? Do you have any reading goals for February?
Have read the Wolfe (good but strange) and the Moorcock (bad). A good initiative
Dang mang, 10 unfinished books! Haha I’d be so lost if I had that many books started. I’m focusing on Jane Austen this month :]