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Three Sets of Five for the Summer


Everyone should have a project for the summer months. I have plenty of writing projects all ready, but I thought I should have a reading one too. Not just that list of books I want to read and plan to work my way through, something a bit more… structured. Which I can write about here.

And I’ve come up with just the thing. I have on my book-shelves three quintets I really want to read – and which, coincidentally, I have to date only read the first book of each. The quintets are:-

The Canopus in Argos Archives, Doris Lessing

  1. Shikasta
  2. The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five
  3. The Sirian Experiments
  4. The Making of the Representative for Planet 8
  5. The Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire

The Bold as Love Cycle, Gwyneth Jones

  1. Bold as Love
  2. Castles Made of Sand
  3. Midnight Lamp
  4. Band of Gypsies
  5. Rainbow Bridge

The Marq’ssan Cycle, L Timmel Duchamp

  1. Alanya to Alanya
  2. Renegade
  3. Tsunami
  4. Blood in the Fruit
  5. Stretto

Starting in July, I’m going to work my way through the fifteen books listed above. I’ll decide once I’ve begun whether to post per book or per quintet.

7 thoughts on “Three Sets of Five for the Summer

  1. An ambitious summer project, to be sure. I look forward to your thoughts on them. You tend to come up with very interesting personal reading challenges/experiments. Even when they don’t work out to your satisfaction it is always interesting to read your thoughts.

    Hope the summer writing projects go well.

  2. Good luck with “Bold as Love”. I was quite disappointed with it myself. I’m hoping she’s written much better work…

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