Tuesday, 30 August 2011

On updating and editing my 1001 Books and Authors list

Ow! It's been over a month since I last updated this Blog and I really need to do a lot better than that! I don't want this Blog to just become one of those that just gets forgotten about and abandoned and just ends up slowly gathering Cyber-dust in a dark, dingy little corner of The Web!!

What's more, I really need to get on with my 1001 lists! It is just that life is so hectic that often I can find a thousand and one other things to do rather than come on here! I have no excuse but partly my reticence to come on here has a lot to do with the fact that, at the moment, I have become largely apathetic about my online existence. Facebook really doesn't interest me at the mo, other than for playing Scrabble or new game, Sims Social, and as a result, I am hardly in contact with any of my Online friends. To those of you reading this at the moment, I am sorry and don't take it personally, it is just everything else in my life at the moment is taking priority!

One of the main things I am doing at the mo in my spare time is playing Fallout3 on Xbox! Set in an alternative future Washington DC where nucleur war has devastated much of what was once the USA, your job is to track down your father whilst completing missions and objectives for the other people that you meet struggling to survive in this atomic wasteland. It is lots of fun, absolutely huge and has five extra Downloadable Mission packs to add on to the main game giving it lots of longevity. It is the only thing I am playing on Xbox at the moment and you could say that I am more than a little obsessed! It reminds me a lot of the Deathlands books by James Axler that I am likewise addicted to and which are also set in a nucleur-devastated future. The books are proper modern pulp fiction and published by the same company (Gold Eagle) who publish the Mack Bolan and Executioner series of novels but I love them and though not all of them are totally brilliant, the vast majority of the books that make up the Deathlands cycle really keep you wanting more! 

Anyway, back to my 1001 lists.....

Firstly, I have decided to edit my list of 1001 Books And Authors You Really Need To Read Before You Die. This because if I don't, I feel I will never live to complete it. So, now all my favourite Robin Hobb books are listed seperately rather than collectively, boosting up the numbers. Also, I have a few other books that need adding to the list.....

So, this is the list so far....(with the additions already mentioned in this Blog and a few newer ones to the list now added)
1) The Terror by Dan Simmons

2) Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb

3) From A Buick 8 by Stephen King

4) Mao and Wild Swans by Jung Chang

5) IT by Stephen King

6) A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

7) Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay

8) Ways To Live Forever by Sally Nicholls

9) Charlotte Grey by Sebastian Faulks

10) Headhunter by Michael Slade

11)The Charlie Parker novels by John Connolly

12)The collected work of Clifford.D.SimaK

13)Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

14)The Elvis Cole novels by Robert Crais

15)The Quiller novels by Adam Hall

16)Kamikaze by Michael Slade

17)Lost And Found by Oliver Jeffers

18)The Grail Quest books by Bernard Cornwell

19)Poison Study by Maria.V.Snyder

20)The Stone And The Flute by Hans Bremmann

21) Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb

22) Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb

23) Ship of magic by Robin Hobb

24) The mad ship by Robin Hobb

25) Ship of destiny by Robin Hobb

26) Fool's errand by Robin Hobb

27) The golden fool by Robin Hobb

28) Fool's fate by Robin Hobb

29) Shaman's crossing by Robin Hobb

30) Forest mage by Robin Hobb

31) Renegade's Magic by Robin Hobb

32) The dragon keeper by Robin Hobb

33) Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb 

34) The Silver metal lover by Tanith Lee

35) Wizard and Glass by Stephen King

36) Mission by Patrick Tilley

37) Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

38) The dark tower by Stephen King

39) The rosary girls by Richard Montanari

40) The Chemistry of death by Simon Beckett 

41) Written in bone by Simon Beckett

42) Whispers of the dead by Simon Beckett

43) Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

44) The complete Deathlands series by James Axler 

46) We need to talk about kevin by lionel shriver

47) The book thief by marcus zusak

Speak to you all soon hopefully....

1 comment:

So many books, so little time said...

My hubby is having an ongoing love affair with his ps3 - I think it is just one of those things. As long as your still reading :D

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net