Books in July

So, I’m going to continue reading in July, oh yeah, I don’t quit. I haven’t planned that many books, but in fairness one is a beast and it’ll take me a while.

I’m going to read A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin. Book four in the series A Song of Ice and Fire. I am really looking forward to it. Most of the kings are dead and something exciting must happen, I’m figuring. I’m looking forward to read what Tyrion is going to get up to and what will happen to Sansa. It’ll take a while and I’ll have to read it while reading other stuff.

Because I finished the Golden Compass in June I’m going to read the Subtle Knife in July, which is the second book in Pullman’s His Dark Materials-trilogy. I have started and I already like Will, the other main character, quite a lot which is good. The creepy people are still creepy, the other characters, like doctor Malone, are also exciting, and there is more Lee Scoresby and Serafina Pekkala, excited.

I thought I’d move straight onto the Amber Spyglass when I finish the Subtle knife. The Amber Spyglass is the last installment in Pullman’s trilogy and it’s the one I never finished last time around, so I don’t really know what happens, I’m really excited for it. I think it’ll be fun. I don’t really remember the end to book two either, so I have no clue what’ll happen.

I’m moving on to Anno Dracula which is an alternate history written by Kim Newman. It’s apparently a series, which is fun. It is set in the 19th century and uses real people and characters from fiction as characters. And there are regular humans and vampires in England. I’ve read the novel Dracula, it was really creepy and awesome and I hope Newman manages to capture at least some of that. It’s apparently centered around Jack the Ripper, so I’m looking forward to that.

I am also going to read ProfessorMoriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles, also by Kim Newman. It’s a bunch of short stories about Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes’ nemesis. She has written a bunch of stories in a sort of Holmes-esque style. The stories are narrated by Colonel Moran, who is Moriarty’s Watson, and I am looking forward to it.

Seems to be alternate history and fantasy-month in July, which suits me well.