Book Log #7-#21: catching up…

Sometimes life gets in the way…

I haven’t sat down to document my reading, which, if past is prologue, will likely lead to me, yet again, walking into a bookshop, going “oh, this looks good”, buying a book, and then discovering halfway through the first chapter that I’d already read it.

This hasn’t happened since I started doing this in 2004. How many hundreds of dollars have I saved? Probably less than $100, but still… worth it.

So, in reverse order, here’s what I can remember… probably some I’m missing somewhere

?. The Wild Harmonic by Beth Patterson (unfinished) – still working on this one, but noting it for future reference

21. Lockwood & Co. Book Five: The Empty Grave by Jonathan Stroud
20. Lockwood & Co. Book Four: The Creeping Shadow by Jonathan Stroud
So sad to see this YA series end. I’m hoping my kids dive into this one, but no takers yet.

19. Gnatz By M.H. Van Keuren
Another well-written near-future sci-fi novel. Disney-esque kid stars, nano-drone robots, drugs of forgetting… lots of cool elements to the tale, and engaging throughout.

18. The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz and Hatem Aly
Read to Scout. Well written fantastical adventure story set in the time of King Louis of France.

17. Saga by Brian K. Vaughan
16. Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan
Two great graphic novel series. Y: The Last Man is complete, but I eagerly await the next edition of Saga.

15. Run Program by Scott Meyer
Meh. Not my favorite Scott Meyer, but even a minor work is worth a read from this author.
14. The Scrum Field Guide by Mitch Lacey
13. Scrum: a Breathtakingly Brief and Agile Introduction by Chris Sims, Hillary Louise Johnson [Kindle]
12. The Scrum Master Training Manual: A Guide to the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Exam by Nader K. Rad, Frank Turley [Kindle]
11. Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland, JJ Sutherland [Kindle]
All of these for work… interesting methodology, though. I look forward to trying it out.

10. Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
Read to Scout. We both enjoyed it.

9. A Conspiracy of Paper: A Novel by David Liss
Enjoyable historical fiction.

8. Lexicon by Max Barry
My wife scoffed at the premise when I described it, which only goes to show Max Barry is a better writer than I. Worth the read.

7. Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play
My wife saw the play and loved it… some gets lost in the reading rather than the viewing, but I see the bones of a very entertaining piece.