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What should I read for book #30?

Tome of the Undergates by Sam Sykes
1 (10%)
The Passage by Justin Cronin
1 (10%)
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
7 (70%)
Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne by David Gaider
0 (0%)
Wither by Lauren DeSteffano
0 (0%)
Guild Wars: Edge of Destiny by J. Robert King
0 (0%)
The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
0 (0%)
A Blight of Mages by Karen Miller
1 (10%)

Total Members Voted: 10

Voting closed: October 21, 2011, 06:56:15 PM

Author Topic: Last Book in the 30 in 2011 Reading Challenge. Help!  (Read 3309 times)

Offline Lyz

Last Book in the 30 in 2011 Reading Challenge. Help!
« on: October 11, 2011, 06:56:15 PM »
So, at the beginning of 2011 I decided that I wanted to read 30 books this year (aparently, the usual number is 50, but every time I've tried that, I fail... So, lowering the bar, ahoy!). I'm currently on #28, I have #29 ready to rock and roll... But I'm not sure what to read for #30!

I would be much obliged if you folks would help me out, and help me decide what #30 should be.

In case you don't know these books, as far as I can tell, they range from fantasy to sci-fi and post-apocalyptic (though, I'm not sure what Wither is classified as, to be honest; it's just one that I eventually want to read). If you have any really strong opinions on any of these books, I'd love to hear them!
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Offline jdiddyesquire

Re: Last Book in the 30 in 2011 Reading Challenge. Help!
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011, 07:08:07 PM »
Lies of Locke Lamora is so good.  Don't miss out on it.
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Offline Overlord

Re: Last Book in the 30 in 2011 Reading Challenge. Help!
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2011, 03:17:25 PM »
Agreed - if you haven't read it before I would say Locke Lamora.
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Offline Lyz

Re: Last Book in the 30 in 2011 Reading Challenge. Help!
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2011, 04:06:37 PM »
Well, since I finished "One Salt Sea", and you guys are so enthusiastic about Locke... I went ahead and started it last night. :) Looking forward to devouring it!
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Offline Overlord

Re: Last Book in the 30 in 2011 Reading Challenge. Help!
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2011, 03:17:46 PM »
Well, since I finished "One Salt Sea", and you guys are so enthusiastic about Locke... I went ahead and started it last night. :) Looking forward to devouring it!

Good choice! It really is an awesome read :)
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Offline Toc the Youngest

Re: Last Book in the 30 in 2011 Reading Challenge. Help!
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2011, 02:30:15 AM »
Locke Lamora is a great book and a classic character!!
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Offline Overlord

Re: Last Book in the 30 in 2011 Reading Challenge. Help!
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2011, 08:12:11 AM »
I know that 'The Passage' gets very, very good reviews and knowing your love of 'the dead' and 'zombies' I think you should probably check that out after Lies of Locke Lamora too ;)

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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2011, 03:47:45 AM »
Well, since I finished "One Salt Sea", and you guys are so enthusiastic about Locke... I went ahead and started it last night. :) Looking forward to devouring it!
One Salt Sea was wonderful. I've read all of Seanan's stuff and I think OSS is the best Toby book so far. Now back to the topic Lies is flat out amazing. I read something in excess of 70 books a year, and I rarely reread (unless a new volume in a long running series is out, I reread ASoIaF in preparation for Dance), but with Lies I read it and then immediately reread it. It was that damn good.
Overlord also said you like zombies I see, if you haven't already read it you could try Feed (also by Seanan McGuire under her open pseudonym Mira Grant).
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Offline Overlord

Re: Last Book in the 30 in 2011 Reading Challenge. Help!
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2011, 08:16:54 AM »
Well, since I finished "One Salt Sea", and you guys are so enthusiastic about Locke... I went ahead and started it last night. :) Looking forward to devouring it!
One Salt Sea was wonderful. I've read all of Seanan's stuff and I think OSS is the best Toby book so far. Now back to the topic Lies is flat out amazing. I read something in excess of 70 books a year, and I rarely reread (unless a new volume in a long running series is out, I reread ASoIaF in preparation for Dance), but with Lies I read it and then immediately reread it. It was that damn good.
Overlord also said you like zombies I see, if you haven't already read it you could try Feed (also by Seanan McGuire under her open pseudonym Mira Grant).

Feed is awesome - I am pretty sure Kit has read it though as she reviewed it for Fantasy-Faction ;)

Out of interest Kit / Elfy, since you've read both Mira Grant / Seanan's work... Are the voice similar or completely different?
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Re: Last Book in the 30 in 2011 Reading Challenge. Help!
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2011, 04:53:43 AM »
The subject matter for both is totally different. One is a UF about a changeline detective and the other is a post zombie apocalypse about a group of rebel bloggers. Having said that Seanan has a very strong voice and even if I didn't know that Mira Grant was also Seanan McGuire I could have probably figured it out. George and Toby could be sisters. It's a little different with Deadline, because that's written from Shaun's point of view, but to some extent he's not dissimilar to Toby on a bad day, or before she's had her coffee. Where I find Seanan is a little different is reading her Velveteen VS work (that's free stuff about a superhero whose power is animating toys, which Seanan writes and posts on her website) and her Sparrow Hill Road stories (these are urban legends about life on the road through the eyes of a ghost, they were collected at The Edge of Propinquity, and I believe can still be found there), those both have a different voice. 
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