Well, I swear I posted about books I'd read earlier this year, but there aren't any posts. Now I don't stand a chance of remembering everything. So in no particular order:
1. Kerstin Ekman The Forest of Hours
2. Asimov's Mar/Apr 2017
3. Asimov's May/Jun 2017
4. Asimov's Jan/Feb 2017
5. Eva A. Speare ed, New Hampshire Fold Tales
6. Robert Hoskins ed, "The Stars Around Us"
I swear I've read more, but then again the Ekman was a slog and I haven't really had any time to read.
In no particular order because I can't remember the order:
6. Joel Chandler Harris Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit
7. Henry D. Thoreau Cape Code
8. Asimov's Science Fiction March 2016
9. Asimov's Science Fiction April/May 2016
10. Asimov's Science Fiction June 2016
11. Asimov's Science Fiction July 2016
12. Constance Noyes Robertson Oneida Community The Breakup, 1876-1881
13. Ray Bradbury Green Shadows, White Whale
14. Terry Pratchett The Shepherd's Crown
15. Christopher Moore Secondhand Souls
16. Rudyard Kipling The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories
17. Jack London Call of the Wild
18. Mark Twain Christian Science
19. Charles Dickens The Pickwick Papers
20. Herman Melville Moby Dick
I think that may be all of them, or I could have forgotten some.
28. Richard Adamns Watership Down Had never read it before and actually really enjoyed it.
29. Ernest Cline Ready Player One Not very well written, but will fill any 80's nostalgia deficiency you're feeling. Billed as a dystopian novel, too many people live happily ever after. Some major plot holes.
20. Iain Sproat Wodehouse at War Interesting and quiet readable for something that is basically a history book of a very tiny slice of history. Sad that it happened at all.
21. Marilyn Duckworth Pulling Faces Got this through a "random giving". Tries too hard to be art. Written in '87 as near future (1999). At first it was only fun to make fun of the writing, then in the middle I was just waiting to see if anything happened. At the end it did, but an end that could only be loved by a nihilist.
5. Asimov's June 2015
6. Asimov's July 2015
7. St. Jude and R.U. Sirius The Real Cyberpunk Fake Book
8. Edward Lear More Nonsense
9. Francis Gross 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue
10. Gelett Burgess The Good Directory of Juvenile Offenders
11. Edith B. Ordway The Handbook of Conundrum
12. Louisa May Alcott Hospital Sketches
13. L.H. Bailey The Apple-Tree
14. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm The Complete Illustrated Stories of the Brothers Grimm
Still not doing much reading, but I've already hit last year's mark. I want to do some re-reads this year if I ever get around to it, most notably Wodehouse and Pratchett.
I enjoyed this installment of Asimov's. If I were to give it a theme this month it would be old school science fiction. Gregory Normal Bossert's "Twelve And Tag" could have taken place on Samuel R. Delany's "Triton". Suzanne Palmer's "Tuesdays" has a classic sci-fi short story final line kick. Gwendolyn Clare's "Holding The Ghosts" makes good on a creepy, quite believable, scenario.
4. Jasper Fforde "The Eye Of Zoltar"
The Eye was a fun book, but it feels like the story arc is starting to weigh down the books. The humor is kind of squished and the action feels somewhat obligatory. It's almost as is the characters are stand ins, ala Thursday Next when the real characters are on vacation and the reader gets a fill in.