Madrun (madrun) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

My list for 2011

This is the first year since I started doing this that I have not read 50+ books!

1. Kraken- China Mieville
2. Ammonite- Nicola Griffith
3. A Madness of Angels (Or, The Resurrection of Matthew Swift)- Kate Griffin
4. The Midnight Mayor (Or, The Inaguration of Matthew Swift)- Kate Griffin
5. Soulless- Gail Carriger
6. Retribution Falls- Chris Wooding
7. Naamah's Curse- Jacqueline Carey
8. Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated into What America Eats- Steve Ettlinger
9. The Neon Court: Or, the Betrayal of Matthew Swift- Kate Griffin
10. Spellman Files- Lisa Lutz
11. Side Jobs- Jim Butcher
12. The Somnambulist- Jonathan Barnes
13. Yarn- Jon Armstrong
14. Peshawar Lancers- SM Stirling
15. Changeless (The Parasol Protectorate #2)- Gail Carriger
16. At the Queen's Command- Michael Stackpole
17. The Enchantment Emporium- Tanya Huff
18. Stranger in a Strange Land- Robert Heinlein
19. Blood and Iron- Elizabeth Bear
20. The Wind-Up Girl- Paolo Bacigalupi
21. A Book of Tongues- Gemma Files
22. Clementine- Cherie Priest
23. Under Heaven- Guy Gavriel Kay
24. Blameless (The Parasol Protectorate #3)- Gail Carriger
25. Heartless (The Parasl Protectorate #4)- Gail Carriger
26. The Confusion- the 2nd volume of the Baroque Cycle- Neal Stephenson
27. The System of the World (The Baroque Cycle Volume 3)- Neal Stephenson
28. The Miniaturist- Kunal Basu
29. The Grace of Four Moons: Dress, Ornament and the Art of the Body in Modern India- Pravina Shukla
30. Naamah's Blessing- Jaqueline Carey
31. Kitty's Big Trouble- Carrie Vaughn
32. Leviathan Wakes- James S.A. Corey

33. The Wild Ways- Tanya Huff

Last week my dad handed me his copy of Tanya Huff's new book, which I pounced on immediately and have been trying to stretch out rather than reading all in one night. The Enchantment Emporium, the book that comes before this, is by far my favorite book of Tanya Huff's and I think one of the best urban fantasy novels yet written. This second book in what I hope is becoming a series is just as good as The Enchantment Emporium, developing different characters in the family in a new situation but keeping the same world/background/family going.

It's so hard to find unique, well-written, and interesting urban fantasy but Tanya Huff really delivers. No werewolves or vampires anywhere! It's so nice! If you like Terry Pratchett's treatment of witches, you will LOVE Tanya Huff's. She also gets extra bonus points for making the fae scary and Other.

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