Books 2013


It’s Not Me, It’s You – Jon Richardson (ebook)

The Crown of Embers – Rae Carson

Dragonfly – Julia Golding (ebook)

The Siren Depths – Martha Wells

The Magicians – Lev Grossman (thoughts here and here)

Legend – Marie Lu (ebook)

Life of Pi – Yann Martel (ebook)

Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen (ebook)

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (ebook, reread)

Mansfield Park – Jane Austen (ebook)

Seraphina – Rachel Hartman (ebook) (joint review here)


City of Bones – Martha Wells (ebook)

City of Dragons – Robin Hobb


A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent – Marie Brennan (review here)

Wheel of the Infinite – Martha Wells (ebook)

The Summer Prince – Alaya Dawn Johnson (review here)

Dinotopia – James Gurney (reread)

Dinotopia: The World Beneath – James Gurney (reread)

When We Wake – Karen Healey

The Best of All Possible Worlds – Karen Lord

Midnight Blue-Light Special – Seanan McGuire (review here)


Broken – Susan J. Bigelow (ebook) (review here)

Petty Treason – Madeleine E. Robins

All the Windwracked Stars – Elizabeth Bear

Shattered Pillars – Elizabeth Bear

Rivers of London – Ben Aaronovitch


Zenn Scarlett – Christian Schoon (review here)

The Summer Prince – Alaya Dawn Johnson (reread) (review again here)

On a Red Station Drifting – Aliette de Bodard

Earth Girl – Janet Edwards

Kitty Goes to Washington – Carrie Vaughn

Kitty Takes a Holiday – Carrie Vaughn

Kitty and the Silver Bullet – Carrie Vaughn

Kitty and the Dead Man’s Hand – Carrie Vaughn

The Sleeping Partner – Madeleine E. Robins


The Far West – Patricia C. Wrede

Reviver – Seth Patrick (review here)

Saga, Volume 1 – Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples (review here)

Sorcerer’s Luck – Katharine Kerr (ebook) (review here)

boyzeegrrl, K-Rawk, T-Bozz and Rookie go to the National Poetry Slam – boyzeegrrl (ebook)


Kitty Raises Hell – Carrie Vaughn

Kitty’s House of Horrors – Carrie Vaughn

Kitty Goes to War – Carrie Vaughn

Kitty’s Big Trouble – Carrie Vaughn

Faerie Blood – Angela Korra’ti (ebook)

Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 69 – Neil Clarke (ed) (ebook)

Aya: Life in Yop City – Marguerite Aboet, Clement Oubrerie

Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

The Book of Blood and Shadow – Robin Wasserman

Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 81 – Neil Clarke (ed) (ebook)

Generation V – M. L. Brennan (review here)

Kitty Steals the Show – Carrie Vaughn

Kitty Rocks the House – Carrie Vaughn

Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 82 – Neil Clarke (ed) (ebook)

The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman

The Lives of Tao – Wesley Chu

Are You My Mother? – Alison Bechdel


Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 83 – Neil Clarke (ed) (ebook)

Moon Over Soho – Ben Aaronovitch

The Blue Blazes – Chuck Wendig (review here)


Ascension – Jacqueline Koyanagi (ebook) (review here)

A Woman of the Iron People – Eleanor Arnason

The Bone Season – Samantha Shannon (review here)

Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 84 – Neil Clarke (ed) (ebook)

Dragonsinger: Harper of Pern – Anne McCaffrey (reread)

Dragonflight – Anne McCaffrey (ebook) (reread)


Aya: Love in Yop City – Marguerite Abouet and Clement Oubrerie

Bone and Jewel Creatures – Elizabeth Bear

Angelfall – Susan Ee (ebook)

The Melancholy of Mechagirl – Catherynne M. Valente

Ancillary Justice – Ann Leckie (ebook) (review here)

Battle Magic – Tamora Pierce

The Magic in the Weaving – Tamora Pierce (reread)

The Power in the Storm – Tamora Pierce (reread)

The Fire in the Forging – Tamora Pierce (reread)

The Healing in the Vine – Tamora Pierce (reread)

Magic Steps – Tamora Pierce (reread)

One Small Step: An Anthology of Discoveries – Tehani Wessely (editor) (ebook) (review here)

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown – Holly Black (review here)

Ring of Swords – Eleanor Arnason


Walking the Tree – Kaaron Warren

The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince – Robin Hobb

Shades of Milk and Honey – Mary Robinette Kowal


Chimes at Midnight – Seanan McGuire

ElfQuest 1: Fire and Flight – Wendy Pini, Richard Pini and Delfin Barral (online)

ElfQuest 2: The Forbidden Grove – Wendy Pini, Richard Pini and Delfin Barral (online, reread)

ElfQuest 3: Captives of Blue Mountain – Wendy Pini, Richard Pini and Delfin Barral (online)

ElfQuest 4: Quest’s End – Wendy Pini, Richard Pini and Delfin Barral (online)

Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 87 – Neil Clarke (ed) (ebook)

Night of Cake and Puppets – Laini Taylor (ebook)

The Mountains of Mourning – Lois McMaster Bujold (ebook)

Memory – Lois McMaster Bujold

Labyrinth – Lois McMaster Bujold (ebook)

Stormdancer – Jay Kristoff (ebook)

Master of the House of Darts – Aliette de Bodard

Borders of Infinity – Lois McMaster Bujold

Komarr – Lois McMaster Bujold

A Civil Campaign – Lois McMaster Bujold (ebook)

Winterfair Gifts – Lois McMaster Bujold (ebook)

Falling Free – Lois McMaster Bujold (ebook)

Diplomatic Immunity – Lois McMaster Bujold

Total Read: 101

New: 90

Rereads: 11

Ebooks: 32

Online: 4

  1. madprofessah says:

    That’s a lot of books in a short period of time!

    • humphriessarah says:

      Hi Foz/Philippa,

      Congrats on being featured on Freshly Pressed! I have a question for you:
      > How do you find the time to read all of these books? (Are you a natural speed reader? Are you a book reviewer to pay the bills?)

      Thanks for listing Tamora Pierce books. I remember reading them as a teenager. I must re read them as an adult! 🙂

      Keep edutaining us,

      • fozmeadows says:

        Hi Sarah,

        Thanks! I wouldn’t go so far as to say I’m a speed reader, but I definitely read quickly. Some of these books I read to review (and some of those reviews are even paid!), but the vast majority I read for pleasure. 🙂

  2. Just out of curiosity, did you read the prequel to All the Windwracked Stars? I didn’t see it here, though I might have missed it. So good, and so soul crushing. But, you know, in a good way.

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