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Saturday, June 23, 2012

At Half Year: The Recommended Books of 2012 To Date (by Liviu Suciu)

As I will be away from Fantasy Book Critic for the next 10 days or so for a NYC trip that announces itself very busy like the April one - hopefully returning here on July 3rd with the July Spotlight - and as we are already close to the end of the first half of 2012, I am posting the usual collage of covers (courtesy of Goodreads cover view) of my two main lists of recommended 2012 books, the Top 25 and the Highly Recommended

I will note that I have reviewed almost every published books from the 34 there - 24/29 - with planned reviews of Railsea and Bring up the Bodies in July/August, while 5 upcoming books (KJ Parker, Lawrence Norfolk, Peter Hamilton, James Corey, Tom Reiss) will get reviewed more or less on publication except for Caliban's War which is officially due next week, but is already out, that to be reviewed in July.

Of course these lists are changeable, especially the top 25 which is completely positional so it strongly depends on upcoming books and on how the books in cause wear in time so to speak and I listed some books that should make them HERE and HERE, to which I would add Celebrant (Michael Cisco) and of course Adjacent (Christopher Priest) if it makes 2012.

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5 comments:

Ilana Waters said...

Have fun--we'll "see" you when you get back. Thanks for the great list!

Liviu said...

Thanks for the comment!

Arrived well tonight though of course the big fun will be for the boys - my 10 year old son and his 12 year old friend who came with us - I plan to run them morning till evening all 7 full days we stay here, zoo, museums, aquarium, parks, hikes, exploring Manhattan, so they do not have time for mischief...

Andy said...

Hope you get a trip up to the Cloisters (the neighborhood where I grew up - imagine that as playground for a kid!) - a ride on the Staten island ferry and do let them stand in the very front of the first car on the subway – awesome when you're 10 years old!

Liviu said...

Thanks for the comment! I lived 15 years in the NYC area - 3 in the city and 12 in Westchester and Rockland - but I have to confess I have never been to the Cloisters though I kept hearing about it and we passed it many times on the Hudson drive.

We did the Ferry and the subway in April, now we will do the Bear Mtn hike and the Jones Beach in addition to the perrenial favorites (Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, FAO, AMNH..)

e a m Harris said...

It always amazes me how much reading some people manage to get through. This list looks terrific but I won't get through anything like this much. Thank you for the recommendations.

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