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2011 List So Far, links go to corresponding commentary in Hey, What Are You Reading thread.

Legend:
$ paid for with my own money (otherwise assume freebie or library)
R previously read (usually in another format)
P read in paper (may not be available in e-)

∂ e-book available DRM-free
∫ e-book has noticeable typos/formatting errors
§ short story or novella packaged as standalone e-text
Ω omnibus edition containing multiple works
A anthology or essay collection with multiple authors
¶ public domain or Creative Commons license

n/10 overall writing/plotting/characterization/research/presentation quality (not necessarily correlated to enjoyment)
√/3 recommended for quality and/or entertainment value (caveat: some trashy mind candy reads recommended in the lot if I think they're fun enough)
♥/3 personally rather liked this one (but can not necessarily recommend it, because sometimes I have really bad taste)

1. Song of Sorcery by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough $ ∂ 8/10 √√ ♥♥
2. The Book of Kells by R.A. MacAvoy $ ∂ 8/10 √√ ♥♥♥
3. The Grey Horse by R.A. MacAvoy $ ∂ 7.5/10 √
4. A Fate Worse Than Dragons by John Moore $ P 7/10 √ ♥♥
5. The Unhandsome Prince by John Moore $ P 7/10 √√ ♥♥
6. The Silver Horse by Elizabeth A. Lynn $ ∂ 7/10 √
6a. Outlander: The Exile by Diana Gabaldon (graphic novel) P 5/10
7. The Isles of the Blest by Morgan Llywelyn $ ∂ 6.5/10
8. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith P 6/10
9. Stupid Christmas by Leland Gregory 5/10
10. Medicus: A Novel of the Roman Empire by Ruth Downie ∫ 7.5/10 √ ♥
11. George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I by Miranda Carter P 7.5/10
12. Wicked Weaves: A Renaissance Faire Mystery by Joyce and Jim Lavene P 5.5/10 ♥
13. Baking as Biography: A Life Story in Recipes by Diane Tye P 7.5/10 ♥♥ √
14. Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis P 8.5/10 ♥♥♥ √√
14a. What Doctor Gottlieb Saw by Ian Tregillis ∂ § 8/10 ♥ √
I. The Wizardry Cursed by Rick Cook P R ∂ $ 7/10 ♥ √
II. The Wizardry Consulted by Rick Cook P R ∂ $ 6.5/10
III. The Wizardry Quested by Rick Cook P R $ 7.5/10 ♥♥ √
15. A Marked Man by Barbara Hamilton P $ 8.5/10 ♥♥♥ √√
16. Dreadnought by Cherie Priest P 7.5/10
17. The Truth of Valor by Tanya Huff P $ 7.5/10 ♥ √
18. The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Séance for a Vampire by Fred Saberhagen ∫ 7/10
19. The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The War of the Worlds by Manly Wade Wellman & Wade Wellman 7/10
20. The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Ectoplasmic Man by Daniel Stashower ∫ 8/10 ♥ √√
21. The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Veiled Detective by David Stuart Davies ∫ 6.5/10
21a. A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, from Barnes & Noble Classics The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I R
22. The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Stalwart Companions by H. Paul Jeffers 7.5/10 ♥ √
IV. The Fuller Memorandum, by Charles Stross P R 8.25/10 ♥♥♥ √√
22b. The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, from Barnes & Noble Classics The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I R
23. Farthing by Jo Walton 8/10 ♥♥ √
24. The Holmes-Dracula File by Fred Saberhagen P 6.5/10
25. Ballistic Babes, omnibus edition of The Radioactive Redhead and The Frost-Haired Vixen by John Zakour & Lawrence Ganem P Ω 7.25/10 ♥♥ √
26. The Traitor's Wife by Susan Higginbotham 8/10 ♥ √
26a. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, adapted by Ian Edginton with art by I.N.J. Culbard (graphic novel) P 8/10 ♥♥♥
27. Blood Maidens by Barbara Hambly P $ 8/10 ♥♥ √√
28. The Godmother by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough $ ∂ 8/10 ♥♥♥ √√
29. Ha'Penny by Jo Walton P 8.5/10 ♥♥♥ √√
30. Half a Crown by Jo Walton P 8/10 ♥♥ √√
31. The Godmother's Apprentice by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough P ∂ 6.5/10
32. Becoming Queen Victoria: The Tragic Death of Princess Charlotte and the Unexpected Rise of Britain's Greatest Monarch by Kate Williams P 8/10 ♥
33. Bad Shoes & the Women Who Love Them by Leora Tanenbaum, illustrated by Vanessa Davis P 7/10 ♥
34. Terra Incognita: A Novel of the Roman Empire by Ruth Downie $ 8/10 ♥ √
34a. The Sword of Aldones by Marion Zimmer Bradley $ R ∂ ∫ 6/10 ♥
35. Persona Non Grata: A Novel of the Roman Empire by Ruth Downie P 8/10 ♥ √
36. No Souvenirs by K.A. Mitchell $ ∂ 6.75/10
37. Oyster by Rebecca Stott P 8/10 ♥♥♥ √√
38. Snake by Drake Stutesman P 7.5/10 ♥ √
38a. Alison's Wonderland anthology edited by Alison Tyler P A 7/10 √
39. Jane and the Damned by Janet Mullany P 6/10
39a. Troublemaker: Book One: A Barnaby and Hooker Graphic Novel by Janet & Alex Evanovich, illustrated by Joëlle Jones 6.75/10 ♥
40. Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan ∫ 7.5/10 √
41. Declare by Tim Powers P 8/10 ♥♥ √√
42. A Penny Urned by Tamar Myers 5.75/10
43. Nightmare in Shining Armor by Tamar Meyers 6/10
44. Three Days to Never by Tim Powers P 7.5/10
45. Die For Love by Elizabeth Peters 8/10 ♥♥ √
46. In the Presence of Mine Enemies by Harry Turtledove P 8.5/10 ♥♥ √
47. The Godmother's Web by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough P ∂ 7/10 ♥ √
48. The Drastic Dragon of Draco, Texas by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough $ ∂ 7/10 ♥ √
49. Channeling Cleopatra by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough $ ∂ 7/10 ♥ √
50. Borrower of the Night by Elizabeth Peters 7.5/10 ♥ √
51. Cleopatra 7.2 by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough $ 7/10 ♥
52. The Folklore of the Discworld by Terry Pratchett & Jacqueline Simpson P 7.25/10 ♥ √
53. Ruled Britannia by Harry Turtledove $ 9/10 ♥♥♥ √√√
54. The Armour of Achilles by Glyn Iliffe P 6.75/10
55. Merlin's Harp by Anne Eliot Crompton ∫ 6.25/10
55a. The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold R $ 9/10
56. Street of the Five Moons by Elizabeth Peters P 7.25/10 ♥ √
V. Burning Water by Mercedes Lackey. R P $ 7.25/10 ♥ √
VI. Children of the Night by Mercedes Lackey. R P $ 6.75/10 ♥
VII. Jinx High by Mercedes Lackey. R P $ 6/10 ♥
56a. The Robin and the Kestrel by Mercedes Lackey. R ∂ ∫ 6.5/10
56b. The Forest of Time by Michael Flynn § ∂ ∫ 7.5/10 ♥ √
57. The Arm of the Stone by Victoria Strauss ∂ 7.5/10 ♥ √
58. Barking Dogs by Terence M. Green ∂ 6/10
59. Fortress on the Sun by Paul Cook ∂ ∫ 7.25/10 ♥ √
60. Dark Water's Embrace by Stephen Leigh ∂ 7.5/10 ♥ √
61. Speaking Stones by Stephen Leigh $ ∂ 7.25/10 ♥ √
62. The Garden of the Stone by Victoria Strauss $ ∂ 7.25/10 ♥ √
63. The Warlock in Spite of Himself by Christopher Stasheff $ ∂ 6.75/10
64. Black Ships by Jo Graham P 7.5/10 ♥♥ √
65. Hand of Isis by Jo Graham P 7/10 ♥ √
66. The Seventh Sinner by Elizabeth Peters P 7.25/10 ♥ √
67. The Dragon and the Rose by Roberta Gellis $ ∂ 6.5/10
68. The Murders of Richard III by Elizabeth Peters P 8/10 ♥♥ √√
69. The Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters P 7/10 ♥ √
70. The Alchemist's Apprentice by Dave Duncan. P 7/10 ♥ √
71. The Alchemist's Code by Dave Duncan. P 7.5/10 ♥♥ √√
72. The Alchemist's Pursuit by Dave Duncan P 7.25/10 ♥ √
73. Naked Once More by Elizabeth Peters P 7/10
74. Silhouette in Scarlet by Elizabeth Peters P 7.25/10 ♥ √
75. The Curse of the Pharoahs by Elizabeth Peters P 7/10
76. The Mummy's Case by Elizabeth Peters P 6.75/10
77. Lion in the Valley by Elizabeth Peters P 7/10
78. Trojan Gold by Elizabeth Peters P 7/10 √
79. Night Train to Memphis by Elizabeth Peters P 7.5/10 ♥♥ √
80. The Deeds of the Disturber by Elizabeth Peters P 7/10 ♥
81. Soulless by Gail Carriger P 7.25/10 ♥ √
82. Caveat Emptor by Ruth Downie P 7.5/10 ♥ √
83. The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters P 7.25/10 ♥
84. The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters P 7.25/10 ♥
85. The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters P 7.25/10
86. Seeing a Large Cat by Elizabeth Peters P 7.25/10 ♥
87. Changeless by Gail Carriger P 7.25/10 ♥ √
88. The Ape Who Guards the Balance by Elizabeth Peters 7/10
89. The Falcon at the Portal by Elizabeth Peters ∫ 7/10
90. He Shall Thunder in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters P 7.25/10
91. Lord of the Silent by Elizabeth Peters P 7.25/10
92. The Golden One by Elizabeth Peters P 7.25/10
93. Children of the Storm by Elizabeth Peters P 7/10
94. Guardian of the Horizon by Elizabeth Peters P 7.25/10 ♥♥ √
95. The Serpent on the Crown by Elizabeth Peters P 7.25/10 ♥ √
96. Tomb of the Golden Bird by Elizabeth Peters P 7.25/10
97. A River in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters 7/10
98. Ancient Egypt on 5 Deben a Day by Donald P. Ryan P 7.25/10 ♥ √
99. The Laughter of Dead Kings by Elizabeth Peters 7.5/10 ♥ √
100. The Shirt on His Back by Barbara Hambly $ P 8/10 ♥♥ √√
100a. Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón (graphic novel) P 7/10 √
101. Brendán: The Remarkable Life and Voyage of Brendán of Clonfert, One of the Most Beloved of Irish Saints by Morgan Llyewelyn P 6.5/10
102. The Secret Portrait by Lillian Stewart Carl ∂ 7.25/10 ♥ √
103. Time Enough to Die by Lillian Stewart Carl $ ∂ ∫ 7/10 ♥ √
104. Their Last Suppers: Legends of History and their Final Meals by Andrew Caldwell ∫ 7/10 ♥ √
105. Nairobi Heat by Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ P 7.25/10 ♥ √
106. The Way the Future Was: A Memoir by Frederik Pohl $ ∂ 8/10 ♥♥♥ √√
107. Gingerbread Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke, Laura Levine, and Leslie Meier P A 6.25/10
107a. Photographs & Phantoms by Cindy Spencer Pape ∂ § 5.75/10
108. The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett $ ∂ ∫ 8/10 ♥ √
109. Steam and Sorcery by Cindy Spencer Pape $ ∂ 6.25/10
110. Ghastly Glass by Jim and Joyce Lavene P 6/10 ♥
110a. Georgia on My Mind by Charles Sheffield ∂ § 7.25/10 ♥ √
110b. Those Who Hunt the Night by Barbara Hambly $ ∫ R 9/10 ♥♥♥ √√√
111. Conspiracy of Silence: A Joe Scintilla Mystery by S.T. Joshi $ ∂ 7/10
112. Moonlight by Susan Dexter $ ∂ 7/10 ♥ √
113. The Falcons of Narabedla by Marion Zimmer Bradley $ ∂ ∫ 6/10
114. Above His Proper Station by Lawrence Watt-Evans P 7.25/10 ♥ √
115. Jane Goes Batty: A Novel by Michael Thomas Ford P 6.5/10
116. Pemberley Ranch by Jack Caldwell P 6.75/10 ♥
117. Islands by Marta Randall $ ∂ 6.25/10
118. Castle Perilous by John DeChancie $ ∂ ∫ 6.75/10 ♥
119.Dangerous Dames, omnibus edition of The Plutonium Blonde and The Doomsday Brunette by John Zakour and Lawrence Ganem $ ∫ Ω 7.5/10 ♥ √
120. The Sapphire Sirens by John Zakour P 7.25/10 ♥♥ √
121. Castle For Rent by John DeChancie $ ∂ 7/10 ♥ √
122. The Man Who Folded Himself by David Gerrold $ ∫ 8/10 ♥♥ √ √
123. Castle Kidnapped by John DeChancie $ ∂ 7/10 ♥ √
123a. Castle War! by John DeChancie $ ∂ 7.25/10 ♥♥ √
124. Castle Murders by John DeChancie $ ∂ 7.25/10
125. Castle Dreams by John DeChancie $ ∂ 7.5/10 ♥♥♥ √
126. Castle Spellbound by John DeChancie $ ∂ 7/10 ♥
127. Bride of the Castle by John DeChancie $ ∂ 7.25/10 ♥♥ √
128. The Unicorn Creed by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough $ ∂ ∫ 7.25/10 ♥ √√
129. Bronwyn's Bane by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough $ ∂ ∫ 7.25/10 ♥♥ √
130. Christening Quest by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough $ ∂ ∫ 7/10 ♥ √
131. The Goldcamp Vampire, or the Sanguinary Sourdough by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough $ ∂ ∫ 7.25/10 ♥ √
132. The Odyssey by Homer (Barnes & Noble Classics Edition) 7.25/10
132a. The Catch Trap by Marion Zimmer Bradley $ ∂ ∫ R 7.75/10 ♥♥ √√
133. Chinese Clothing by Hua Mei $ P 8/10 ♥♥ √√√
134. The Dickens With Love by Josh Lanyon 6/10
135. Unnatural Issue by Mercedes Lackey P 6.25/10 ♥
136. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin $ 8.5/10 ♥♥ √√
137. Feed by Mira Grant $ 8.25/10 ♥♥♥ √√√
138. Roman Games: A Plinius Secundus Mystery by Bruce Macbain P 7/10 ♥ √
138a. Blackout by Connie Willis R $ 7.5/10 ♥ √
138b. All Clear by Connie Willis R $ 7.5/10 ♥ √
138c. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis $ 9/10 ♥♥♥ √√√
139. The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer by Lucy Weston P 5.5/10
139a. To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis R $ ∫ 8.5/10 ♥♥♥ √√√
140. Footsteps in the Dark by Georgette Heyer 6/10
141. Cotillion by Georgette Heyer 7.75/10 ♥♥ √√
142. The Alchemist in the Shadows by Pierre Pevel P 7.5/10 ♥ √
143. Tiassa by Steven Brust P 7.5/10 ♥♥ √
144. Caesars' Wives: Sex, Power and Politics in the Roman Empire by Annelise Friesenbruch 7.75/10 ♥ √√
VIII. Jhereg by Steven Brust in The Book of Jhereg omnibus $ R P 7.5/10 ♥ √
IX. Yendi by Steven Brust in The Book of Jhereg omnibus $ R P 7/10 ♥ √
X. Teckla by Steven Brust in The Book of Jhereg omnibus $ R P 7.25/10 ♥ √
XI. Phoenix by Steven Brust in The Book of Taltos omnibus $ R P 7/10 ♥
145. Fellowship of Fear by Aaron Elkins $ ∂ 7/10 ♥ √
XII. Athyra by Steven Brust in The Book of Athyra omnibus $ R P 7.25/10 ♥
XIII. Orca by Steven Brust in The Book of Athyra omnibus $ R P 7.5/10 ♥ √
XIV. Issola by Steven Brust $ R P 7/10 ♥
146. Growing Light by Marta Randall $ ∂ 7.25/10 ♥♥ √
XV. Taltos by Steven Brust in The Book of Taltos omnibus $ R P 7.25/10 ♥
147. The Cardinal's Blades by Pierre Pevel P 7.5/10 ♥♥ √
XVI. Dzur by Steven Brust $ R P 7/10 ♥
148. Sethra Lavode by Steven Brust $ 7/10
149. A Temple of Forgotten Spirits by William F. Wu $ ∂ 8/10 ♥♥ √√
150. Death in the Stocks by Georgette Heyer $ 6.75/10
151. Behold, Here's Poison by Georgette Heyer $ 6.75/10
152. They Found Him Dead by Georgette Heyer $ 7.25/10 ♥ √
153. A Blunt Instrument by Georgette Heyer $ ∫ 6.75/10
154. No Wind of Blame by Georgette Heyer $ 7/10
155. Envious Casca by Georgette Heyer $ 7.5/10 ♥ √
156. Duplicate Death by Georgette Heyer $ ∫ 7/10 ♥ √
157. Detection Unlimited by Georgette Heyer $ 6.75/10
158. Why Shoot a Butler? by Georgette Heyer $ 6.75/10
159. The Unfinished Clue by Georgette Heyer $ 7/10 ♥ √
160. Dragon's Time by Anne & Todd McCaffrey P 5.5/10
161. Penhallow by Georgette Heyer $ 7.5/10
162. Lucifer's Crown by Lillian Stewart Carl $ ∂ 7.25/10 ♥ √
163. The Chinese Maze Murders by Robert van Gulik 7.75/10 ♥♥ √√
164. Shadows in Scarlet by Lillian Stewart Carl $ ∂ 7.25/10 ♥ √
165. The Dark Place by Aaron Elkins $ ∂ 7/10 ♥ √
166. Murder in the Queen's Armes by Aaron Elkins $ ∂ 7/10 ♥ √
167. Old Bones by Aaron Elkins $ ∂ 7.75/10 ♥♥ √√
168. Curses! by Aaron Elkins $ ∂ 7.25/10 ♥ √
169. Icy Clutches by Aaron Elkins $ ∂ 7/10
170. Make No Bones by Aaron Elkins $ ∂ 7/10 ♥ √
171. Dead Men's Hearts by Aaron Elkins $ ∂ 7/10 ♥ √
173. Twenty Blue Devils by Aaron Elkins $ 7.25/10 ♥♥ √√
174. Skeleton Dance by Aaron Elkins $ ∂ 7/10 ♥ √
175. Memory and Desire by Lillian Stewart Carl $ ∂ 7/10 ♥ √
176. Fool's Gold by Ted Wood 6.25/10
177. Good Blood by Aaron Elkins P 6.5/10
178. Where There's A Will by Aaron Elkins P 6.5/10
179. Tiny Little Teeth by Aaron Elkins P 7/10 ♥ √
180. Unnatural Selection by Aaron Elkins P 7.25/10 ♥ √
181. Uneasy Relations by Aaron Elkins P 7/10 ♥ √
182. Skull Duggery by Aaron Elkins P 7.5/10 ♥ √√
182a. The Outstretched Shadow by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory R 7/10 ♥ √
XVII. To Light a Candle by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory P R 7.25/10 ♥♥ √
183. Dead in the Water by Ted Wood 6.25/10
184. Murder on Ice by Ted Wood 6/10
XVIII. When Darkness Falls by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory $ P R 7.25/10 ♥♥ √
186. Murder at Plimoth Plantation by Leslie Wheeler $ ∂ 6.25/10 ♥
187. The Dumb Shall Sing by Stephen Lewis ∂ 7.5/10 ♥♥ √√
188. A Deceptive Clarity by Aaron Elkins $ ∂ 7/10 ♥ √
189. A Glancing Light by Aaron Elkins $ ∂ 7.25/10 ♥ √
190. The Time Traveller's Handbook: A Guide to the Past by Althea Douglas P 7/10 ♥
191. The Black Thread by Margaret Muir $ ∂ 5.75/10
190. Siren Song by Roberta Gellis $ ∂ 6/10
191. Winter Song by Roberta Gellis $ ∂ 6.25/10
192. Fire Song by Roberta Gellis $ ∂ 6.5/10 ♥ √
193. A Silver Mirror by Roberta Gellis $ ∂ 6.75/10 ♥ √
194. The Dangerous Book For Demon Slayers by Angie Fox P 6.5/10 ♥ √
195. Bond of Blood by Roberta Gellis $ ∂ 6/10
196. Scarborough Fair and Other Stories by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough $ ∂ 6.75/10 ♥
197. The Best of Frederik Pohl by Frederik Pohl $ ∂ 6.75/10 ♥ √
198. Cut and Run by Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux ∂ 6/10 ♥
199. Knight's Honor by Roberta Gellis $ ∂ 6.25/10
200. The Healer's War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough $ ∂ 7.75/10 ♥ √√
201. The Sword and the Swan by Roberta Gellis $ ∂ 6.5/10 ♥ √
202. Heartless by Gail Carriger P 7/10 ♥ √
203. Breathless by Gail Carriger P 7/10 ♥ √
203a. Dinosaur Hour Vol. 1 by Hitoshi Shioya P GN 6/10 ♥ ♥
204. I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett $ P 7.5/10 ♥ √
205. Snuff by Terry Pratchett $ P 7/10
206. Cast, In Order of Disappearance by Simon Brett $ P 6.5/10 ♥
207. Ran Away by Barbara Hambly $ P 8/10 ♥♥ √√
207a. Making Room at Christmas by Olivia Stowe § ∂ 5.5/10
207b. The Eye of the World: The Graphic Novel: Volume One by Robert Jordan, adapted by Chuck Dixon with art by Chase Conley P GN 6/10
208. Infected: Prey by Andrea Speed ∂ 7/10 ♥ √
209. Like Clockwork by Bonnie Dee ∂ 6/10 ♥
210. Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday ∂ 6.25/10 ♥ √

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