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Introduction

Welcome to the place where I try and keep a record of some of the books that I have read/am reading/want to read. Firstly, my goodreads account is a pretty good place to start if you just want to see what I’ve read, GoodReads. Let the books commence

Reading

Mother of Learning

This is a very interesting ‘GroundHog-day’-esque book about a young wizard trying to uncover a conspiracy. If you are a fan of world building and the process of learning, then this is definitely the book for you.

Ward

Ward is the second in the Parahumans universe. I don’t really know anything about it as I haven’t actually started it yet. I hear it is quite a different read to Worm though which has more action and is a more active read. This second book follows the life of Ward, a hero who has been left in the aftermath of the escape through the portal.

To Read

Lists

Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Farseer Trilogy

The Stories of Ray Bradbury

Running Man

The Stranger - Albert Camus

This book is great. - Jen

Jackdaws - Ken Follett

Broken wings - John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

The Perfect Nanny: A Novel

Philosophy

Loves Work

Read

Worm

A story about a young woman who discovers she has super-powers. She then struggles to find a place in the world and in doing the right thing to achieve her goals. It is a really interesting read about the struggles of fitting in and fighting against the system. This is a really interesting read but does take a bit of time to build up. The general concensus is around 20 chapters before things start really getting going.

Good luck reading it! It is a fun ride

Player of Games (Ian M. Banks)

This is a book that I really enjoyed and have read multiple times. I really feel like it does a good job of putting a mirror up to our culture (pun intended). It also has some really fun elements of how games work and what makes a game fun. I really loved this book and think it is a great introduction to Sci-Fi and the power of story-telling to provoke introspection. The Culture is also such a pleasure to read about and find out about a truly inspiring (although not perfect) structure for civilisation.