I took part in Book Chick City’s Speculative Fiction Challenge. I aimed for obsessed with 24 read books and actually managed to do that some months back.

1, Kristine Smith: Rules of Conflict
2, R. A. MacAvoy: Tea with the Black Dragon
3, Ilona Andrews: Magic Bites
4, Julie Czerneda: To Trade the Stars
5, Jim Butcher: Fool Moon
6, Kate Elliott: Shadow Gate
7, Elizabeth Bear: Hell and Earth
8, Marjorie Liu: The Iron Hunt
9, Steven Brust: Brokedown Palace
10, Lisa Shearin: Magic Lost, Trouble Found
11, Carrie Vaughn: Kitty and the Midnight Hour
12, Michelle West: Hunter’s Death
13, Paul DiFilippo: The Steampunk Trilogy
14, C. J. Cherryh: Chanur’s Venture
15, Roger Zelazny: Isle of the Dead
16, Steven Brust: Cowboy Feng’s Space Bar and Grill
17, Roger Zelazny: Roadmarks
18, C. J. Cherryh: The Kif Strike Back
19, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, ed.: The Faery Reel: Tales From the Twilight Realm
20, C. L. Moore: Jirel of Joiry
21, Kristine Smith: Law of Survival
22, Rachel Caine: Heat Stroke
23, Naomi Novik: Victory of Eagles
24, Sharon Shinn: Dark Moon Defender

I really enjoyed this challenge and I even won a book from Book Chick City’s monthly prize drawings!

I ended up reading more fantasy than SF which is usual for me. I intend to continue with the urban fantasy series by Liu, Shearin, Caine, and Vaughn, and Cherryh is one my new favorite authors. On the other hand, Shinn and MacAvoy turned up not to be my cup of tea and I didn’t like Zelazny’s other books nearly as much as I like the Amber books. I really, really need more books by Bear!