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2018 reading list - athene
2018 reading list
It seemed to work quite well last year, so I'm doing a reading list post again to keep track of what books, journals and magazines I'm reading all year.

Last year's post revealed some interesting trends, such as I seemed to go through very definite fiction vs. non-fiction phases. I also tended to binge and catch-up on magazines en-masse in between books, rather than being able to read a book *and* a magazine at the same time. Not sure why that should be, but never mind...

This year I'm also toying with the idea of doing mini book reviews as well, but given how much of my to-read pile is non-fiction on the theme of ancient Greek and Roman history, I sense any book reviews may not have a wide audience here! Possibly this may be more relevant for the fiction.

I'm also doing Book Bingo this year, but felt the need to keep this list as well, as I suspect I'll be reading quite a lot of books that will not fit a square, so the bingo by itself won't be a full picture of my reading habits for the year.


Current Archaeology 332, November 2017
Current Archaeology 333, December 2017
Ancient History 12, September/October 2017

New Scientist 3163, 3rd Feb 2018
Writing Magazine January 2018
Astronomy Now January 2018, vol 32 no 1
Astronomy Now February 2018, vol 32 no 2
Astronomy Now March 2018, vol 32 no 3

The Story of Voyager - Sky At Night magazine special edition

Ancient History no. 13 Nov/Dec 2017

Current Archaeology 334, January 2018
New Scientist 3170, 24th March 2018
Astronomy Now April 2018, vol 32 no 4
New Scientist 3175, 28th April 2018
Writing Magazine February 2018
Sky at Night April 2018


The Cuckoo's Calling, by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling under a pseudonym). Fiction. Started 13/1/18 - finished 16/1/18

A Little Gay History, R. B. Parkinson. Non-fiction. started 17/1/18 - finished 18/1/18

The Greeks and Greek Love - a radical reappraisal of homosexuality in ancient Greece, by James Davidson. Non-fiction. Started 18/1/18 - finished 2/4/2017 FINALLY FINISHED!!! \o/

The Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith. Fiction. Started 20/1/18 - finished 23/1/2018

Career of Evil, Robert Galbraith. Fiction. started 24/1/2018 - finished 28/1/2018

Just One Damned Thing After Another (bk 1 in the Chronicles of St Marys series), by Jodi Taylor. Fiction. Started 13/3/18 - finished 16/3/2018

A Symphony of Echoes (Chronicles of St Marys bk 2), by Jodi Taylor. Fiction. Started 17/3/2018 - finished 18/3/2018

A Second Chance (Chronicles of St Marys bk 3), By Jodi Taylor. Fiction. started 18/3/2018 - finished 21/3/2018

A Trail Through Time (Chronicles of St Marys bk 4), by Jodi Taylor. Fiction. started 4/4/2018 - finished 4/4/2018 (I was off work sick with a horrendous cold and read it cover to cover in a single day).

How Evolution Explains Everything About Life (New Scientist 'instant expert' series), edited by Alison George. Non-fiction. Started 7/4/18 - finished 9/4/18

The Demon's Brood - the Plantagenet dynasty that forged the English nation, by Desmond Seward. Non-fiction. Started 11/4/18 - finished 8/5/2018

No Time Like the Past (Chronicles of St Mary's bk 5), by Jodi Taylor. Fiction. Started 14/4/18 - finished 18/4/18

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (Chronicles of St Mary's bk 6), by Jodi Taylor. Fiction. Started 20/4/18 - finished 22/4/18.

1177 BC - The Year Civilisation Collapsed, by EricH. Cline. Non-fiction. Started 25/5/18 - finished 6/6/18.


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fififolle From: fififolle Date: January 14th, 2018 11:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Good start to the year! Hope it's a good one for you!
Reviews of anything are always good to write, and read :D
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 16th, 2018 06:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I definitely need to do some reviews when I get back into the Chronicles of St Marys series. I think there are several people on my f-list who would enjoy those books.

Almost finished my first book of the year, The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka J K Rowling under a pseudonym). Picked it up in a charity shop at the weekend and I'm already most of the way through it. Cheap, a good read, and it fits a bingo square \o/
fififolle From: fififolle Date: January 16th, 2018 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
My reading has been a bit erratic, I need to knuckle down, lol.
I look forward to hearing what that book is like!
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