New books!

Over the past couple weeks, I’ve added a few new books to my collection.  See, this is proof that having an e-reader won’t stop me from reading physical books too!

The Mistborn Trilogy” by Brandon Sanderson – I got the boxed set for Christmas, and I’m excited to read it.  I’ve been wanting to read more Brandon Sanderson ever since reading The Way of Kings this past summer, especially as the next Stormlight Archive book won’t be out until 2013.

“Tigana” by Guy Gavriel Kay – I’d heard good things about this one, and finally picked it up.  Epic fantasy makes me happy, and the cover art is intriguing.

“A Wizard of Earthsea” by Ursula K. LeGuin –  I’ve only read two books by Ursula K. Le Guin, and those two were enough to make her one of my favorite authors.  This is the first book in the Earthsea cycle, which are written for a bit younger audience.  I had been keeping an eye out for it for months, but most bookstores don’t keep it in stock.

“Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card – I read the sequel to this in high school and was a bit ambivalent about it, but I think it’s because I hadn’t read this one first.  It won a Hugo and a Nebula, which is generally a good sign.

“The Rowan” by Anne McCaffrey – Every now and then, I pick up a book without realizing that it’s a sequel.  I bought “Damia” before Christmas, and decided that it would be best to read the books in order.  I’m not a huge fan of the cover art, but it can’t be helped.

Have you acquired any new books lately?

20 thoughts on “New books!

  1. Mostly for the e-reader comment and for Ender’s Game. Personal politics aside, I’ve only read one series by Card and it was incredibly well written. Haven’t gotten around to Ender’s yet.

  2. Ender’s Game is amazing. My brother told me about 15 years ago I should read it; he had to read it as part of his Marine Corp training. I finally picked it up a few months ago and could not put it down. I read it in less than 24 hours. I loaned it to my dad after I finished and he read through the entire night to finish it in about 14 hours. lol I haven’t read any other books in the series though, I’m really afraid that they won’t be able to hold up to the first.

  3. I bought The Mistborn Trilogy with gift cards, so I have it, too. I also wanted to read more from him while waiting for the next book the Stormlight Archive.

    Is there going to be a group read? I hadn’t heard, but I would be interested if there was!

  4. Ender’s Game is fantastic, although I personally think that Speaker for the Dead was a better book.

    The Mistborn Trilogy is one of my favorite series ever. It has three really cool magic systems (which Sanderson is well known for), a bunch of interesting characters, and the ending of the series is probably the greatest ending that I’ve ever read in fiction. If you do a group read of the series I’ll pick it up again and read it along.

    On a related note, Sanderson is most well known for being chosen to finish The Wheel of Time. When Harriet McDougal (Robert Jordan’s widow) was looking for authors to possibly finish the series, the president of Tor gave her the first Mistborn book and after reading about 1/3 of the book she decided on Sanderson to finish The Wheel of Time.

    1. I’m excited to read it. I’ve never read beyond the first book of WoT because I couldn’t stand Robert Jordan’s writing (or rather, the fact that he had to repeat every detail over and over and over again), but I do love Sanderson’s writing.

  5. There will be a group read of Mistborn starting late March. I almost picked up the trilogy last night with a coupon from BN but decided to be a sweetheart and pick up a book for my wife instead. Brownie points for me! 😉

    Ender’s Game was great, but I too liked Speaker for the Dead slightly better.

    1. I’m looking forward to the groupread!

      I haven’t started Ender’s Game yet, but my boyfriend has been reading it and loves it, so now I have to read it soon. 😛

  6. RINGWORLD!!!! That is right your list lacks Ringworld and get Flatland I mean its only 90 pages and should be free to read on your Kindle.

    Anyway. Ender’s Game is a huge series that spans twenty novel altogether. I’ve not read the prequels to the series only the squeals.

  7. Glad to hear having an ebook reader hasn’t put an end to the physical book for you. Actually, I don’t know many readers for whom that’s been the case. The Wizard of Earthsea is one of my favorite books. Hope you enjoy it.

    1. Thus far I’ve only read Le Guin’s “The Left Hand of Darkness” and “The Telling,” so I’m looking forward to seeing more of her writing.

      I have noticed that I’m reading more since I got a Kindle, in part because when I’m commuting and finish a book, I can start another right away!

  8. These look like very good books. and Anne McCaffrey is the author of The Crystal Singer books, right? Tigana has such a cool cover, and I saw the special tenth anniversary cover that was just as awesome.

    1. Yes, she wrote the Crystal Singer books. I’m curious to see what some of her other sci-fi is like, especially since this one seems from the cover description to have a touch of romance to it as well.

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