34 in total in this batch. That's 52 for the year so far.
6 of the books were graphic novels, 4 were YA, 5 were thrillers, 5 were fantasy, 1 was literary fiction, 13 were SF.
Stand outs from this batch:
Hoot, Carl Hiassen writing YA with the same verve and passion as his adult thrillers. The Third Claw of God, Adam-troy Castro doing interesting things with the SF mystery, in a locked space-elevator. Blood Engines, T.A. Pratt offering a decidedly noir take on the modern urban fantasy (and a lovely approach to San Francisco). The Quiet War, Paul McAuley finally filling in the promise of his Quiet War short fiction with a novel full of metaphor and gravitas. Trick or Treat, Kerry Greenwood's baker sleuth deals with rivalry in the world of Melbourne bread and a mystery left over from a forgotten piece of the Holocaust. The Moomins and the Great Flood, Tove Jansson's first Moomin tale, a novella of hope written first on the eve, and then in the aftermath, of war.