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Year-End Book Wrap-Up 2021

Didn’t do a whole lot of reading this year. Too much else going on.

Books Read in 2021:

  1. Soonish by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith
  2. Tuva or Bust! by Ralph Leighton
  3. The Search for God and Guinness by Stephen Mansfield
  4. Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
  5. A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes
  6. Redshirts by John Scalzi
  7. Flim-Flam! by James Randi

Audiobooks Listened to in 2021:

  1. Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
  2. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  3. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  4. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Gilbraith
  5. Every Tool’s a Hammer by Adam Savage
  6. How To by Randall Munroe
  7. Mobituaries by Mo Rocca
  8. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  9. Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
  10. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  11. The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  12. The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore
  13. Chime by Franny Billingsley
  14. Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
  15. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  16. I’ll Take You There by Wally Lamb
  17. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  18. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

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Year-End Book Wrap-Up 2020

Yes I know how ridiculously late this is.

Books Read in 2020:

  1. Hope Abandoned by Mark Perrott
  2. The Secret Diary of Tiddles, Aged 3 3/4 by Gemma Correll
  3. Sourcery by Terry Pratchett
  4. Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible by Ursula Vernon
  5. Mallworld by Somtow Sucharitkul
  6. Hot or Not by Jessica Campbell
  7. Happy Cat Day by Tiger and Stu Hample
  8. Strange Planet by Nathan Pyle
  9. Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
  10. The Wonderling by Mira Bartok
  11. The Creative License by Danny Gregory
  12. The Little World of Liz Climo by Liz Climo
  13. The Dark Heart: A True Story of Greed, Murder, and an Unlikely Investigator by Joakim Palmkvist
  14. Hyperion by Dan Simmons
  15. Over the Edge of the World by Laurence Bergreen
  16. Stranger Planet by Nathan Pyle
  17. Remnant Population by Elizabeth Moon

Audiobooks Listened to in 2020:

  1. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
  2. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
  3. It by Stephen King
  4. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
  5. Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds
  6. Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  7. More Information Than You Require by John Hodgman
  8. Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
  9. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale
  10. Vincent and Theo by Deborah Heiligman
  11. Because Internet by Gretchen McCulloch

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Year-End Book Wrap-up 2019

Books Read in 2019:

  1. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett
  2. Tides by Jonathan White
  3. It Looked Different on the Model by Laurie Notaro
  4. The Crow by J. O’Barr
  5. Ghost World by Daniel Clowes
  6. The Bloodthirsty Weasels by Theresa Bane
  7. The Fearsome Foursome by Amicus Arcane
  8. F in Exams by Richard Benson
  9. Customers Suck by Jennie Breeden and Rapscallion
  10. 100 Years by Joshua Prager and Milton Glaser
  11. Midnight at Madame Leota’s by Amicus Arcane
  12. Grim Grinning Ghosts by Aminus Arcane
  13. The Book of Extraordinary Deaths by Cecilia Ruiz
  14. The Journal Junkies Workshop by Eric M. Scott and David R. Modler
  15. Hit Reblog by Megan Kearney
  16. Trickster edited by Matt Dembicki
  17. An Audacious Alphabet by Amy J. Francisconi
  18. Book Learnin’ by John McNamee
  19. If You Lived at the Time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake by Ellen Levine
  20. Moominvalley Turns Jungle by Tove Jannson
  21. Cat Tails by Charles Wysocki
  22. Mr. Big by Carol and Matt Dembicki
  23. Levitation by Jim Ottaviani
  24. What’s the Difference? by Marc Tyler Nobleman
  25. Best in Class by Tim Clancy
  26. Eiffel’s Tower by Jill Jonnes
  27. The Nine Lives of Catseye Gomez by Simon Hawke
  28. The Clouds Above by Jordan Crane
  29. The Time Traveler’s Pocket Guide by K. Sekelsky
  30. The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
  31. Dracula (graphic novel) by Bram Stoker, Michael Mucci, Ben Caldwell, and Bill Halliar
  32. My Mother was Human! by Lonnie Millsap
  33. The Martian by Andy Weir
  34. Erstwhile by Gina Biggs
  35. Muppet King Arthur by Paul Benjamin
  36. Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett
  37. Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
  38. 1000 Artist Journal Pages by Dawn DeVries Sokol

Audiobooks Listened to in 2019:

  1. A Voyage Long and Strange by Tony Horwitz
  2. The Witch of Lime Street by David Jaher
  3. Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
  4. The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
  5. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  6. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming
  7. The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
  8. I was Told There would be Cake by Sloane Crosley
  9. Imposters by Scott Westerfeld
  10. La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
  11. Doctor Who: The Last Voyage by Dan Abnett
  12. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  13. A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
  14. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  15. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  16. Nexus by Scott Westerfeld
  17. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  18. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
  19. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  20. The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova
  21. The Smartest Book in the World by Greg Proops
  22. American Eclipse by David Baron
  23. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  24. Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
  25. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
  26. Calypso by David Sedaris

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Year-End Book Wrap-up 2018

Books Read in 2018:

  1. The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale
  2. The Magic of Christmas by various
  3. The Girl with the Sturgeon Tattoo by Lars Arffssen
  4. Fum by Adam Rapp
  5. Star Wars Super Graphic by Tim Leong
  6. The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson
  7. As You Wish by Cary Elwes
  8. Innovation Nation by David Johnston and Tom Jenkins
  9. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  10. Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life by Jeff Wilser
  11. The Buntline Special by Mike Resnick
  12. Outwitting History by Aaron Lansky
  13. Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana edited by Marcy Gordon
  14. We are Legion (We are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor
  15. Blue Noon by Scott Westerfeld
  16. For We Are Many by Dennis E. Taylor
  17. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  18. Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon
  19. Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
  20. Black Orchid by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
  21. All These Worlds by Dennis E. Taylor
  22. The Day Lincoln was Shot by Jim Bishop
  23. Deeply Grateful & Entirely Unsatisfied by Amanda Happé
  24. The Good Old Days–They Were Terrible! by Otto Bettmann
  25. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  26. Flanimals by Ricky Gervais
  27. Trafalgar True by Stephen Cosgrove
  28. Tiny Hats on Cats by Adam Ellis

Audiobooks Listened to in 2018:

  1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  2. Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  3. Road Rage by Richard Matheson, Joe Hill, and Stephen King
  4. Salt by Mark Kulansky
  5. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  6. The Slither Sisters by Charles Gilman
  7. Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
  8. Unstoppable by Bill Nye
  9. Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell
  10. Bellevue by Eric Oshinsky
  11. Giant Treasury of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  12. Dodge City by Tom Clavin
  13. The Fireman by Joe Hill
  14. Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
  15. How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
  16. I Must Say by Martin Short
  17. Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan
  18. The Jewel by Amy Ewing
  19. Landline by Rainbow Rowell
  20. Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
  21. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
  22. Roots by Alex Haley
  23. The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry
  24. The Spiderwick Chronicles Vol 1 by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
  25. Teacher’s Pest by Charles Gilman
  26. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  27. The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman
  28. The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
  29. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  30. The Black Count by Tom Reiss
  31. Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding
  32. Christine by Stephen King
  33. Epitaph by Mary Doria Russell
  34. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  35. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  36. The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
  37. The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall
  38. Rock On by Dan Kennedy
  39. The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
  40. Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
  41. Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
  42. The Inventor and the Tycoon by Edward Ball

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Year-End Book Wrap-up 2017

Books Read in 2017:
1. Entanglement by Emma Tarlo
2. The Einstein Prophecy by Robert Masello
3. Space Rocks! by Tom O’Donnell
4. Angel by Elizabeth Taylor
5. The Madonna of Las Vegas by Gregory Blake Smith [quit 20 pages before the end]
6. All My Friends are Dead by Avery Monsen and Jory John
7. Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett
8. Founding Brothers by Joseph J. Ellis
9. Breathers by S.G. Browne
10. The Yellow House by Martin Gayford
11. Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan
12. Hot Donut Salad by Alison Cowell
13. Taft 2012 by Jason Heller
14. How to Success! by Corinne Caputo
15. His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet
16. Lost Science by Kitty Ferguson
17. How My Cat Made Me a Better Man by Jeremy Feig
18. Step Aside, Pops! by Kate Beaton
19. Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith
20. Hexed by Kevin Hearne

Audiobooks Listened to in 2017:
1. A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin
2. What If? by Randall Munroe
3. Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi
4. Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman
5. Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton
6. Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo
7. The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp by Rick Yancey
8. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
9. Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney
10. A Kiss before dying by Ira Levin
11. M is For Magic by Neil Gaiman
12. Undeniable by Bill Nye
13. Charlie Chaplin and His Times by Kenneth S. Lynn
14. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
15. Dead Wake by Erik Larson
16. Doc by Mary Doria Russell
17. Dr. Mutter’s Marvels by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowitz
18. Swarm by Scott Westerfeld
19. A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani
20. Ever by Gail Carson Levine
21. Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold
22. Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch
23. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
24. Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke
25. The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
26. Professor Gargoyle by Charles Gilman
27. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
28. America’s Hidden History by Kenneth C. Davis
29. Common Sense by Thomas Paine
30. The Daily Show (The Book) by Chris Smith
31. Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell
32. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
33. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
34. George Washington’s Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade
35. Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
36. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
37. John Dies at the End by David Wong

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Year-End Book Wrap-up 2016

Books Read in 2016:
1. The Evolution of Useful Things by Henry Petroski
2. Puckster Plays the Hockey Mascots by Lorna Schultz Nicholson
3. Feminist Ryan Gosling by Danielle Henderson
4. Are You Dissing Me? by Simon Winheld
5. Seriously, You Have to Eat by Adam Mansbach
6. The Beginning Place by Ursula K. Le Guin
7. Monster Trucks & Hair In A Can: Who Says America Doesn’t Make Anything Anymore? by Bill Geist
8. The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason
9. Mark Twain’s Guide to Diet, etc… edited by Mark Dawidziak
10. Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists by Carla Sondheim
11. Freehand Drawing and Discovery by James Richards
12. Nightfall and Other Stories by Isaac Asimov
13. You Can Never Find a Rickshaw When It Monsoons by Mo Willems
14. The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen
15. Fearless Drawing by Kerry Lemon
16. Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger
17. Drawn In by Julia Rothman
18. Lincoln’s Dreams by Connie Willis
19. The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
20. Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris
21. Torchwood: The Undertaker’s Gift by Trevor Baxendale
22. Animals Talking in All Caps by Justin Valmassoi
23. Blood Song by Anthony Ryan
24. MegaTokyo vol. 1 by Fred Gallagher
25. The Cartoon History of Humanism: Volume One: Antiquity To Enlightenment by Dale DeBakcsy
26. To Sin Again by Beth McMullen
27. The Wrong Reflection by Gillian Bradshaw
28. Kate the Great Except When She’s Not by Suzy Becker
29. Wings of Madness by Paul Hoffman
30. Visit Sunny Chernobyl by Andrew Blackwell
31. What in God’s Name by Simon Rich

Books Listened to in 2016:
1. Fool by Christopher Moore
2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
3. In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
4. Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones
5. Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain
6. The Mental Floss History of the World by Steve Wiegand and Erik Sass
7. Mirrormask by Neil Gaiman
8. My Antonia by Willa Cather
9. The White Cat by Holly Black
10. Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton
11. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
12. Mystic Warrior by Tracy and Laura Hickman
13. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
14. The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
15. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
16. Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher
17. America Again by Stephen Colbert
18. Food by Jim Gaffigan
19. Longitude by Dava Sobel
20. The Lunatic Cafe by Laurell K. Hamilton
21. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
22. Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern
23. Ubik by Philip K. Dick
24. You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day
25. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
26. La’s Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith
27. Earth: The Book by Jon Stewart
28. Death by Black Hole by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
29. Ghost Knight by Cornelia Funke
30. Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
31. Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
32. Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld
33. The Bat by Jo Nesbo
34. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
35. Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
36. A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

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Year-End Book Wrap-Up 2014

Books Read in 2014:
1. Obstacles by Chris Reardon
2. The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles by Katherine Pancol
3. The Conspiracy Kid by E.P. Rose
4. The Secret Rooms by Catherine Bailey
5. Noodles by Michael Zulli
6. The Law of Superheroes by James Daily and Ryan Davidson
7. The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland
8. Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
9. A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
10. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
11. The Know-It-All by A.J. Jacobs
12. Long Quiet Highway by Natalie Goldberg
13. Lexicon by Max Barry
14. Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
15. Tokyo Fiancee by Amelie Nothomb
16. Doctor Who: The Clockwise Man by Justin Richards
17. Eiger Dreams by Jon Krakauer
18. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
19. The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett
20. A Gazillion Little Bits by Claudia Brevis
21. Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell
22. Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
23. World War Z by Max Brooks
24. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
25. The Infernals by John Connolly
26. Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch
27. Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch
28. Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch
29. Lies Across America by James W. Loewen
30. 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth and Other Useful Guides by Matthew Inman
31. Doctor Who: The Monsters Inside by Stephen Cole
32. City of Illusions by Ursula K. LeGuin
33. To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
34. You Have to F*****g Eat by Adam Mansbach
35. How I Paid for College by Marc Acito
36. Attack of the Theater People by Marc Acito

Books Listened to in 2014:
1. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
2. The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson
3. The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde
4. Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
5. Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant
6. Reckless by Cornelia Funke
7. Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
8. Don’t Know Much about Geography by Kenneth C. Davis
9. The Water Castle by Megan Frazer Blakemore
10. Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
11. Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane by Suzanne Collins
12. First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde
13. Neptune’s Brood by Charles Stross
14. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
15. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
16. Junius and Albert’s Adventures in the Confederacy by Peter Carlson
17. The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz (abridged)
18. The Hit by Melvin Burgess
19. Dreamwood by Heather Mackley
20. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
21. The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O’Melveny
22. The Gates by John Connolly
23. Fearless by Cornelia Funke
24. Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein
25. Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
26. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
27. Dark of the Moon by John Sandford
28. The Children Act by Ian McEwan
29. Life Beyond Measure by Sidney Poitier
30. Bossypants by Tina Fey
31. Vampirates: Tide of Terror by Justin Somper
32. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
33. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by The Countess of Carnarvon

Only 69 this year, fewer than usual but not half bad. My car died, so I had a few weeks of listening to nothing until I got a new one, which explains some of it. But mostly I just wasn’t spending as much time reading. No long plane rides and very little solo travel. I also did not keep track of the books I started but didn’t finish, but there were a bunch of those, for various reasons.

A coworker introduced me to Ben Aaronovich and Marc Acito by lending me their books. Acito is fantastic but unfortunately has only written those two books. I gave the Sookie Stackhouse and Outlander series (serieses? seriesss?) a go but decided they weren’t my thing. I rediscovered my love for Erik Larson and Connie Willis, and was delighted by just how excellent 11/22/63 by Stephen King turned out to be.

All in all, a pretty good year, literatarily. (Oh come on, that’s a great word.) Here’s to the next!

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Year-end Book Roundup: 2011

Books Read in 2011:
1. Death from the Skies! by Philip Plait
2. Original Sin by Beth McMullen
3. Expiation by Greg Messel
4. The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster by Bobby Henderson
5. The Animal Review by Jacob Lentz and Steve Nash
6. Lodestone: The Sea of Storms by Mark Whiteway
7. First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells
8. Exchange by Dale R. Cozort
9. Storm Front by Jim Butcher
10. The Talisman of Elam by Jim Mastro
11. Rin-Tin-Tin: The Movie Star by Ann Elwood
12. The Dog Park by Ann Elwood
13. Borneo Tom by Tom McLaughlin
14. The Dark City by Catherine Fisher
15. 1,001 Things You Didn’t Know You Wanted to Know by Anna Mantzaris
16. Threadbared by Kimberly Wrenn and Mary Watkins
17. Whom God Would Destroy by Commander Pants
18. How I Stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain
19. The Demon Queen and the Locksmith by Spencer Baum
20. The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark
21. Lodestone Book Two: The World of Ice and Stars by Mark Whiteway
22. The Torah Codes by Ezra Barany
23. Releasing Gillian’s Wolves by Tara Woolpy
24. Otherworld Tales by C.T. Markee
25. The Meowmorphosis by Coleridge Cook and Franz Kafka
26. Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
27. The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman
28. Neopets Ghoul Catchers #1: The Creeping Danger by Vivian Larue
29. Finders Keepers by Russ Colchamiro
30. Waterwoman by Lenore Hart
31. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
32. The Two Dead Girls by Stephen King
33. The Mouse on the Mile by Stephen King
34. Coffey’s Hands by Stephen King
35. The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix by Stephen King
36. Night Journey by Stephen King
37. Coffey on the Mile by Stephen King
38. White River Junctions by Dave Norman
39. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
40. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
41. The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
42. The Last Cowgirl by Jana Richman
43. The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
44. The Book of Dead Days by Marcus Sedgwick
45. Grover G. Graham and Me by Mary Quattlebaum
46. River Rat: The Storm Treasure by Joseph Fleck
47. Lodestone Book Three: The Crucible of Dawn by Mark Whiteway
48. Highlander: The Captive Soul by Josepha Sherman
49. The Patron Saint of Eels by Gregory Day
50. Revenge by Mark Young
51. Ireland (Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places) by David Hoffman
52. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
53. Jennifer Government by Max Barry
54. The Prestige by Christopher Priest
55. Hounded by Kevin Hearne

Books Listened to in 2011:
1. Spook by Mary Roach
2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
3. Don’t Know Much About Mythology by Kenneth C. Davis
4. Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult
5. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
6. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
7. The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
8. Dune by Frank Herbert
9. Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
10. Dream Angus by Alexander McCall Smith
11. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
12. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
13. Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules edited by David Sedaris
14. 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
15. I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
16. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
17. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
18. Divergent by Veronica Roth
19. The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
20. The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov
21. The Collectors by David Baldacci (abridged)
22. The Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov
23. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
24. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
25. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
26. Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
27. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
28. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
29. Specials by Scott Westerfeld
30. Extras by Scott Westerfeld
31. Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life by Douglas T. Kenrick
32. Trackers by Deon Meyer
33. Horns by Joe Hill
34. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
35. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Books Started but not Finished:
* Creative, Inc. by Joy Deangdeelert Cho and Meg Mateo Ilasco (just didn’t interest me)
* Fractured Time by Michael D’Ambrosio (I just…couldn’t.)
* Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov (Had too much trouble following the story)
* Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami (Couldn’t understand it and didn’t care enough to try)

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Year-end Book Roundup: 2010

Books Read in 2010:
1. CauseWired by Tom Watson
2. Heresy by S.J. Parris
3. Dreaming Again edited by Jack Dann
4. Malice by Chris Wooding
5. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
6. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
7. No Greater Sacrifice by John Stipa
8. I Love Everybody (and Other Atrocious Lies) by Laurie Notaro
9. Stupid History by Leland Gregory
10. Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
11. The Blind Geometer/The New Atlantis by Kim Stanley Robinson/Ursula K. Le Guin
12. A Secret Atlas by Michael A. Stackpole
13. Bones of the Moon by Jonathan Carroll
14. BookCrossing Though Middle-Earth by Skyring
15. Death Comes as Epiphany by Sharan Newman
16. The Fire Within by Chris D’Lacey
17. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
18. Shakespeare’s Landlord by Charlaine Harris
19. Marooned in Fraggle Rock by David Young
20. A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar
21. Brothel by Alexa Albert
22. A Golfer’s Tail by Roscoe Watkins
23. Juliet by Anne Fortier
24. Leaving Fishers by Margaret Peterson Haddix
25. The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld
26. Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary by Vivian Cook
27. Some Fools, A Turtle and Queen Elizabeth by A. M. Lascurain
28. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
29. The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight by Gina Ochsner
30. Don’t Know Much About History by Kenneth C. Davis
31. Comet in Moominland by Tove Jansson
32. Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
33. The Immortal Ones by John F. Ferrer
34. Time of the Twins by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
35. Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson
36. Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi
37. Jack Fell Down by Kenneth Underwood
38. Conversations with the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer
39. A Place to Die by Dorothy James
40. Perfume by Patrick Suskind
41. The Creative Writer’s Survival Guide by John McNally
42. Moominpappa’s Memoirs by Tove Jansson
43. Twilight: The Graphic Novel, vol. 1 by Stephenie Meyer and Young Kim
44. Heroes A2Z #1: Alien Ice Cream by David Anthony and Charles David
45. Knightscares #1: Cauldron Cooker’s Night by David Anthony and Charles David

Books Listened to in 2010:
1. The Taking by Dean Koontz
2. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
3. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
4. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
5. Hollywood Moon by Joseph Wambaugh
6. Messenger by Lois Lowry
7. The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz
8. The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde
9. The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
10. Absolute Power by David Baldacci
11. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
12. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (abridged)
13. Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
14. A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
15. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
16. Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
17. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
18. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
19. Looking for Alaska by John Green
20. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
21. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
22. Holes by Louis Sachar
23. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
24. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
25. The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant
26. Good Harbor by Anita Diamant
27. Anthem by Ayn Rand
28. Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
29. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
30. Ella Enchanted by Gail Levine
31. Rules by Cynthia Lord
32. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
33. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
34. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
35. Paper Towns by John Green
36. Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
37. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Books Started but Not Finished
* The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards (left on a plane – whoops!)
* Making History by Stephen Fry (couldn’t follow it)
* The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry (never did encounter any plot)
* The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (it was just too stupid)
* Atonement by Ian McEwan (disc 4 of audiobook too scratched)
* Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner (disc 5 of audiobook too scratched)

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Year-end Book Roundup: 2009

Books Read in 2009:
1. The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
2. Give Me a Break by John Stossel
3. Banana Rose by Natalie Goldberg
4. The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
5. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
6. Tickled Pink by Rita Rudner
7. Fermat’s Last Theorem by Simon Singh
8. Naked by David Sedaris
9. The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells
10. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
11. The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron
12. What Makes Me a Muslim? by Catherine M. Petrini
13. Ten Great Mysteries by Edgar Allan Poe
14. Just a Geek by Wil Wheaton
15. The Once and Future King by T.H. White
16. Centauri Dawn by Michael Ely
17. Moominsummer Madness by Tove Jansson
18. Out of the Fallout by Veronica A. Mullen
19. The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan
20. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
21. The Ig Nobel Prizes by Marc Abrahams
22. Everything Here is Mine by Nicole Hollander
23. The Eight by Katherine Neville [reread]
24. The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter by David Colbert
25. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
26. Hotel World by Ali Smith
27. The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories by Tim Burton
28. Sideshow by Mike Resnick
29. The Three-Legged Hootch Dancer by Mike Resnick
30. The Wild Alien Tamer by Mike Resnick
31. Redbeard by Michael Resnick
32. Fermat’s Last Theorem by Amir D. Aczel
33. Eros Ascending by Mike Resnick
34. The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe
35. Eight Tales of Terror by Edgar Allan Poe
36. The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers
37. The Code Book by Simon Singh
38. Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
39. Silverstein and Me by Marv Gold
40. Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein’s Brain by Michael Paterniti
41. The Fire by Katherine Neville
42. The Next Queen of Heaven by Gregory Maguire
43. The Geographer’s Library by Jon Fasman
44. The Lonely Planet Guide to Experimental Travel by Rachael Antony
45. Stories to Read with the Door Locked by Alfred Hitchcock
46. The Unnameables by Ellen Booraem
47. In Odd We Trust by Dean Koontz

Books Listened to in 2009:
1. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
2. Brother Odd by Dean Koontz
3. Time and Again by Jack Finney
4. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
5. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
6. Everything’s Eventual by Stephen King
7. The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt
8. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
10. Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz [reread]
11. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
12. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
13. Seize the Night by Dean Koontz
14. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card [reread]
15. Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
16. Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
17. Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card
18. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
19. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
20. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
21. Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card
22. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
23. Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card
24. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
25. The Hours by Michael Cunningham
26. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
27. The Stranger by Albert Camus
28. My Latest Grievance by Eleanor Lipman
29. When You are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
30. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
31. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson [reread]
32. Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
33. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
34. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

Books Started but not Finished
* Maple Sugarin’ in Vermont by Betty Ann Lockhart (not interested)
* Wacky Chicks by Simon Doonan (obnoxious)
* My Last Days by Lou Rowan (weird!)
* The Dragon and the Unicorn by A.A. Attanasio (too epic to understand)
* The New Diary by Tristine Rainer (nothing I hadn’t read before)
* The Queen’s Handmaiden by Jennifer Ashley (just didn’t grab me)

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