However, before this I was reading normally, and so acquired a backlog of books I would have written up had I been capable of doing such things. Is anyone interested in probably-brief reviews, or rather impressions, of books that I may not recall accurately, given the circumstances? (You are of course more than welcome to comment with factual corrections.)
Would you like to see me review...
Frances Hardinge's "Cuckoo Song" (probably my favorite YA of the year)
Handcuffed to the Bear, by Lauren Esker (Sholio), a charming paranormal adventure with romance
The Space Queen books by Isla Sinclair, filthybadwrong noncon femdom porn with a Space Queen and a square-jawed hero straight out of the pulps, very very hot if you like that kind of thing
Every Patient Tells a Story, by Lisa Sanders, inspiration for Dr. House. Not actually what it says on the tin.
Nor Iron Bars a Cage, by Kaje Harper. Sweet fantasy MM h/c romance with an actual plot
TS Joyce's "hillbilly bears" paranormal romance series. Believe it or not, these were actually my favorite PNR discovery of the year.
Golden Witchbreed, by Mary Gentle (worldbuilding anthropological sf; re-read)
Stephen King, The Long Walk. Flawed but vivid early book.
Barbara Hambly's later James Asher vampire novels (repetitive plots, excellent atmosphere and characters)
Amends, by Eve Tushnet. I beta'd this. Satirical literary novel about a rehab reality show but actually about larger social and psychological issues; really excellent prose.
No Dreams Allowed, by Sonora Sheldon. Unusual take on the billionaire romance genre, very nice voice.
Dragon menage romances by Terry Bolryder. Exactly what it says on the tin.
Fool's Assassin, by Robin Hobb. I don't even know what to think about these books, they are SO WEIRD and just keep getting weirder.
Penric's Demon, by Lois McMaster Bujold. Slight but charming novella in the Chalion world.
The Philosopher Kings, by Jo Walton. I REALLY wish I had written this up earlier, because it was extremely worth detailed discussion
The Last Dive, by Bernie Chowdhury. Diving and disasters.
Nine Minutes, Twelve Seconds. Detailed account of a plane crash.
Flight 232. Another detailed account of a plane crash.
The Light of the Moon, by Randy Styner. Ditto
Rocannon's World, by Ursula Le Guin. Re-read