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2011 Fiction Reading List

Everybody’s doing their reading lists, so I felt compelled to join. This list, however, is not a list of “spiritual” reading (i.e. theological, devotional, etc.) but what I like to call “mindless” reading. This sort of reading, to me, is so very important. It allows you to “mind-dump” your brain. It’s a good way to just dump the heavy, serious reading you’ve been doing and refresh your mind. Yes, even if you’ve been heavily reading Scripture! Sometimes we just need to suspend belief, check out, and daydream; and fiction is one of the best ways to do this! I find doing this often helps the heavy reading I’ve been doing to “settle in” and lock into place the different concepts my mind has been grappling with.

Maybe later this week I’ll compile a serious list, but right now I just don’t care. So with no further ado and in random order, the list (titles in italics followed by author):

Steampunk
The Bookman Lavie Tidhar
Clockwork Angel Cassandra Clare
The Buntline Special Mike Resnick
Dreadnought Cherie Priest
Clementine Cherie Priest
The Affinity Bridge George Mann
The Windup Girl Paolo Bacigalupi
Steampunk Prime Mike Ashley

Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Sent Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Orc King R. A. Salvatore
Wizard Squared K. E. Mills
The Warlock Michael Scott

Horror
Morpheus Road: The Black D. J. MacHale
The Walking Dead Robert Kirkman
Drood Dan Simmons

Classics
The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas (I’ve decided to tackle this again)
The Time Machine H. G. Wells
The Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer

Of course, this list could expand or contract (more likely to expand!) as new books come out or as I finish the list. This would be a good reader for yourself or your young person!

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