Ep 5; Falling Behind, Smiler’s Fair and The Lazarus War: Book One


Hello and Welcome to Episode 5. 

This time on An Unreliable Reader Gavin has a catch-up and chats about which books he feels he has fallen behind on reading.

He also reviews:

Smiler’s Fair by Rebecca Levene
The Lazarus War Book One: The Artefact by Jamie Sawyer.

Ep 4; Costa Award Winner, 10 Women Who Changed Sci-Fi & Ms Marvel Vol. 2


Hello and Welcome to Episode 4. 

As this episode is hot on the heals of the Costa Book Award Winner announcement Gavin talks a little bit about The Lie Tree by Francis Hardinge.

Gavin also goes through the BBC’s list of 10 Women Who Changed Sci-Fi.

Gavin then reviews #6-9ish of Ms. Marvel (as collected in Generation Why).

Apologies for the slight loss in sound quality in sections of this episode. 

Ep 3; New Year, New Me & Review of NOS4R2


Show Notes: Episode Three

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This week Gavin chats about his seventh reading intention: i and goes through some of the books he’s reading to achieve those New Year goals. They include:

  • Suffication by James Wallman
  • Frazzled by Ruby Wax
  • Tiny Buddha’s 365 Tiny Love Challenges by Lori Deschene
  • Lean in 15 by Joe Wicks: The Body Coach
  • Your Life Train for it and Fuel for Life by Bear Grylls
  • Big Magic by Elizabeth Fear
  • The Chimp Paradox by Dr Steve Peters

He also reviews NOS4R2 by Joe Hill

Episode Two: Reading Intentions 2016


Show Notes: Episode Two

On this week’s episode I mention my appearance on Ep.144 of The Reader Podcast  and I talk about my Reading Intentions for 2016.

  • Minimum Reading
  • Back to Paper.
  • Shorts  and Illustrations Fictions: Comics and Short Stories
  • Dusting off the Shelves
  • Catch-Up on the ‘classics’
  • Keeping Score

It’s likely I also mention too many books.

If you’d like to talk to me about this episode or anything else reading related you can message me on twitter by using @gavreads or email gav@gavreads.co.uk.

Until next week. Happy Reading.

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Episode One: January Highlights and My Reads from 2015

logoShow Notes: Episode One

On this week’s episode:

I pick out a couple of January release highlights and I talk about my books of 2015

The January highlights are:

  • Pure Juliet by Stella Gibbons 
  • Two Great Novels: Up the Walls of the World & Brightness Falls From the Air by James Tiptree Jr

My five reads of 2015 are:

  • Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • The Three by Sarah Lotz
  • The Incorruptibles by John Horner Jacobs
  • The Dark Defiles by Richard Morgan.
  • House of Shattered Wings by Aliette De Boddard 

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