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January 2014 reading list

Books already discussed:
Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson
The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb
Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
Night at the Vulcan by Ngaio Marsh
The Chocolate Temptation by Laura Florand
Arrow by R.J. Anderson
Magic Most Deadly by E.L. Bates
Jinx’s Magic by Sage Blackwood
Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold
Brothers in Arms by Lois McMaster Bujold
Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold
Thud! by Terry Pratchett
Scepter of the Ancients by Derek Landy
The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel) by Ellen Raskin

Other Books
The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester: Adult non-fiction, about two of the men behind the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary. It’s a fascinating story and Winchester tells it well, although sometimes with unsubtle foreshadowing. It’s also fundamentally a pretty sad story.

Black Dog by Rachel Neumeier–review coming tomorrow!

Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel: I just flat-out adored this book–it reminded me of Y.S. Lee’s Agency series in its combination of strong heroine, mystery, and historical hijinks. Plus, it was a ton of fun to read, especially when I wasn’t feeling that well. Love, love, love, and I hope there are more to come!

Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding: I truly enjoyed Spalding’s debut, The Reece Malcolm List, and Ink is Thicker Than Water hits several of the same places: complicated family dynamics, a main character who is flawed but awesome, understated romance. I liked it quite a bit, although I think I prefer The Reece Malcolm List and I’m not sure exactly why that is.

By Maureen LaFerney

My name is Maureen. I currently work as a library assistant in a public library in the Indianapolis area, and also just so happen to be a voracious reader. I frequently end up under a cat.

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