Reading Update 5/5/2014

Back in April I pledged to read several novels in May. This is part of my larger plan to read more widely while finishing at least a few novels a month.

So far I’ve spent the most time on Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. It’s a continuation from last month’s reading because of the novel’s large size, and I suspect I’ll finish it this month. As of last night I’m completely caught up with the TV series, which I highly recommend to anyone considering working through the books.

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie is next in the queue after Game of Thrones. The Kindle sample I read gave me enough insight to see why the novel is making waves this year. I’m looking forward to starting it soon.

I’m at about 22% on Halting State by Charles Stross. I’m not sure what to make of it yet. I felt the same way about Neptune’s Brood, the last Stross book I read, and that was freaking brilliant.

I’m excited about restarting The Drowning Girl by Caitlín R. Kiernan at the end of this month. I set it aside last year after becoming too busy to finish it, but I still have the paper copy that was generously given to me.