It's that time of the month again: time to make a list of all the books that I read and /or bought this past month. February was a bitch to me. It gave me the flu so for the most part of the month all I did was stream Frasier (so it wasn't all bad). I did get some reading done, though. And since February is also the month of the annual book sale, I bought a bunch of books, too. Not too many, just enough to keep me from going on any more shopping sprees the next few months.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
So I finally read this critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel, and I loved it. All the hype was justified. This book is a masterpiece.
The X-Files Origins: Devil's Advocate by Jonathan Marberry
The Mulder half of this prequel duology was a fantastic YA mystery that really got The X-Files vibe right. The Scully half? Not so much. It's been a while since I read a book that left me with a bad aftertaste.
The Girl with Seven Names: My Escape from North Korea by Hyenseo Lee
I finished this book in one night because I just couldn't put it down. I'm weary of reviewing nonfiction books, especially memoirs, since they're about real people and their personal experiences, so I'll just say that this was the most tumultuous book I have ever read.
And now to the good stuff...
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
by Edwin. A. Abbott
Who Goes There?
by John W. Campbell
Rama II, The Garden of Rama, Rama Revealed, and The Final Odyssey
by Arthur C. Clarke
The Scarlet Letter
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
by Walter Scott
The Affinity Bridge
by George Mann
The X-Files Season 11, parts 1 and 2
by Joe Harris, Matthew Dow Smith, and Jordie Bellaire