I know, I should have done this before Christmas… but well, at least you know what to ask for your birthday next year! 😀
And it’s the reading year! Again I read almost 50 books, including three anthologies (two of which I was a participating author and they’re still out there for free: Wyrd Worlds 2 and Strange Portals – go grab them if you haven’t yet).
The five stars go to (I’m giving the Goodreads links, so you can go looking for them on your preferred retailer):
Prince Charming Wanted; Dowry Seekers Kiss Off! Vidya Samson
Bras, Boys, and Blunders: Juliet & Romeo in Bahrain Vidya Samson
The ultimate inferior beings Mark Roman
Out of tune Michelle D.Argyle
The Italian school of assassins Melissa Yin
Body Check Dave Hendrickson
Paris is a bitch (I wanted to try John Rain, and started with this short story – still have to get to the novels) Barry Eisler
The Tower Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Killer Advice Kris Rusch a.k.a Kris De Lake
The only non-fiction book is Ciao, America!: An Italian discovers the US (I read the Italian version, a loan by my father, so it’s a paper book). I love Severgnini (his Italian and English lessons are hilarious) and this one manages to tease two countries in one book – but in a nice way! Although both countries have changed since 1994-2000… There’s also the version more faithful to the original Italian title: “An Italian in America” – that’s the first official translation from his Italian publisher.
And on my next year wishlist I have this erotic romance cause I’m curious! Unfortunately my TBR list is still quite high, so I don’t know when I’ll be able to fit it in… Happy reading! 🙂