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Old 12-31-2016, 10:10 AM
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Starting the year right!

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December


2016 Total: 5 (1 ebook)
2015 Total: 4 (3 ebooks)
2014 Total: 20 (7 ebooks)
2013 Total: 16 (5 ebooks)
2012 Total: 43 (17 ebooks)
2011 Total: 42
2010 Total: 37
2009 Total: 38

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2017 - The year of the Trump

Post title explained
"Book" is overused with my entries in this thread. A book often contains one story, sometimes multiple ones. Anthologies, for example. A comic isn't a book, yet I would count it here. Pulp fiction, which I read as well, are not really books, not even novellas.

Goals
- Read 5 books
- Enter all my books into Goodreads (Stephen King left...)
- Re-buy all my Stephen King books in English

...
Yeah, that's it.

Explanation
Normal Book
Short Story
Pulp Fiction (64 pages, cheap)
Comic, Graphic Novel
Tried it, but didn't read it to the end
* consumed digitally

Now Reading
Ken Follett - The Third Twin

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December (0) (0) (0) (0) (0)

2017 end total: ? Things

? "Normal" Books
? Short Stories
? Pulp Books
? Comic Books
? Didn't Like it / Didn't Finish

- OR -

? Physical Stories/Books
* ? Digital Stories/Books

2016 Total: 2 regular + 7 pulp
2015 Total: 5 regular + 20 short stories
2014 Total: 4 regular
2013 Total: 4 regular + 39 pulp
2012 Total: 7 regular + 41 pulp
2011 Total: 8
2010 Total: 26

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January
Attack on Titan Vol. 20 - Hajime Isayama
Vinland Saga Vol. 8 - Makoto Yukimura
GTO: 14 Days in Shonan, Vols. 1-9 - Tohru Fujisawa
Assassination Classroom, Vol. 13 - Yusei Matsui
Oishinbo: Japanese Cuisine, Vol. 1 - Kariya / Hanasaki
Master Keaton, Vol. 8-9 - Urasawa / Katsushika
Your Lie in April Vols. 10-11 - Naoshi Arakawa
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel - Madeleine L'Engle and Hope Larson
Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon - Shigeru Mizuki
Parasyte Vols. 1-3 - Hitoshi Iwaaki
Ranma 1/2 Vols. 23-30 - Rumiko Takahashi

Spook Country - William Gibson

February
Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Vol.2: Ambition - Yoshiki Tanaka
Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Vol.3: Endurance - Yoshiki Tanaka
The Princess Diarist - Carrie Fisher
Necessity - Jo Walton
Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman

Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, Vol. 2 - Ohtagaki / Yatate
The Ancient Magus' Bride Vol. 1-6 - Kore Yamazaki

March
Tokyo: A Biography - Stephen Mansfield
David Busch’s Sony Alpha a6000/ILCE-6000 Guide to Digital Photography - David Busch

Ranma 1/2 Vols. 31-36 - Rumiko Takahashi

April
Ranma 1/2 Vol. 37-38 - Rumiko Takahashi
The Osamu Tezuka Story - Fred Schodt
Princess Jellyfish Vol. 4 - Akiko Higashimura
Attack on Titan Vol. 21 - Hajime Isayama

May
The End of All Things - John Scalzi
Descending Stories Vol. 1 - Haruko Kumota
Delicious in Dungeon Vol. 1 - Ryoko Kui

June
Rohan at the Louvre - Hirohiko Araki
Jojoveller - Hirohiko Araki
Jojo Part 3: Stardust Crusaders Vols. 1-4 - Hirohiko Araki
My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness - Kabi Nagata

July
Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, Vol. 3 - Ohtagaki / Yatate
Goodnight Punpun, Vol. 6 - Inio Asano
Vinland Saga Vol. 9 - Makoto Yukimura
Master Keaton Vol. 10-11 - Urasawa / Katsushika
The Ancient Magus' Bride Vol. 7 - Kore Yamazaki
Astro City Vol. 14: Reflections - Busiek / Anderson

Steven Universe: Art & Origins - Chris McDonnell / Rebecca Sugar
Fool's Quest - Robin Hobb

2016
2015
2014
2013

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*Short stories and other non-full length works

January (4)
The Mouse and the Motorcycle - Beverly Cleary
A Mouse Called Wolf - Dick King-Smith
The Island of Doctor Moreau - H. G. Wells
Runaway Ralph - Beverly Cleary
Nine Hundred Grandmothers - R. A. Lafferty*

February (1)
The Prince of the Pond - Donna Jo Napoli


March (0)

April (1)
Redwall - Brian Jacques

May (6)
What Strange Stars and Skies - Avram Davidson
Aliens Ate My Homework - Bruce Coville
Planetes - Makoto Yukimura
The Man Who Was Thursday - G.K. Chesterton
The Fifth Head of Cerebus - Gene Wolfe
I Left My Sneakers in Dimension X - Bruce Coville

June (1)
Pirate Freedom - Gene Wolfe

July (0)

August (0)

September (0)

October (0)

November (0)

December (0)

Total: 13

2009: 17
2011: 30
2012: 28
2013: 27
2014: 40
2015: 27
2016: 32

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Red for re-reads
Blue for Graphic Novels


January (5)
The Expanse: Cibola Burn
The Dark Side of the Sun
Arcanum Unbound
Superior Foes of Spider-Man
Nemesis Games


February (3)
Anno Dracula
Norse Mythology
Anno Dracula: 1889 and Other Stories


March (5)
Anno Dracula: The Bloody Red Baron
The Expanse: Babylons Ashes
The Clown Service
Batman: Knightfall
Johannes Cabal: The Detective


April (4)
Dracula: Cha Cha Cha
Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute
Sandman Slim
A Darker Shade of Magic


May (7)
Transformers vs. G.I. Joe
Sleeping Giants
Waking Gods
The Brothers Cabal
The Spider-Verse
The Infinity Gauntlet

American Gods


June (1)
American Elsewhere


July (0)


August (0)


September (0)


October (0)


November (0)


December (0)


2017 New Total: (18)
2017 Re-Read Total: (2)
2017 Graphic Novel Total: (5)
2017 Grand Total: (25)

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January (5):
A Dirty Job - Christopher Moore
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs
Arrival - Ted Chiang
The Last Continent - Terry Pratchett
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 - ed. Joe Hill and John Joseph Adams

February (5):
Predictably Irrational - Dan Ariely
Good Omens - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Ghost Story - Jim Butcher
The Yid - Paul Goldberg
Infomocracy - Malka Older

March (4):
Morning Star - Pierce Brown
Carpe Jugulum- Terry Pratchett
The Girls - Emma Cline
Shift - Hugh Howey

April (2):
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
Dust - Hugh Howey

May (2):
The Devil's Candy: The Anatomy of a Hollywood Fiasco - Julie Salamon
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain

June (2):
Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr - Nancy Isenberg
The Nest - Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

July (4):
The Unfinished World: And Other Stories - Amber Sparks
All the Birds in the Sky - Charlie Jane Anders
Faithful - Alice Hoffman
The Likeness - Tana French

2017 Total: 24
2016 Total: 42
2015 Total: 41
2014 Total: 34
2013 Total: 36

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January (3):
  • Running Blind - Lee Child
  • Master and Commander - Patrick O'Brian
  • The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle
February (1):
  • Making Rumors - Ken Caillat
March (1):
  • Stories of Your Life and Others - Ted Chiang
April (1):
  • Echo Burning - Lee Child
May (8):
  • Seveneves - Neal Stephenson
  • Three Moments of an Explosion - China Mieville
  • The Collapsing Empire - John Scalzi
  • Alien Stripper Boned From Behind By The T-Rex - Stix Hiscock (Hugo nomination reading)
  • Seasons of Glass and Iron - Amal El-Mohtar (Hugo nomination reading)
  • The City Born Great - N. K. Jemisin (Hugo nomination reading)
  • An Unimaginable Light - John C. Wright (Hugo nomination reading)
  • A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers - Alyssa Wong (Hugo nomination reading)
June (10):
  • Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies - Brooke Bolander (Hugo nomination reading)
  • That Game We Played During the War - Carrie Vaughn (Hugo nomination reading)
  • Touring with the Alien - Carolyn Ives Gilman (Hugo nomination reading)
  • The Tomato Thief - Ursula Vernon (Hugo nomination reading)
  • You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay - Alyssa Wong (Hugo nomination reading)
  • The Jewel and Her Lapidary - Fran Wilde (Hugo nomination reading)
  • The Art of Space Travel - Nina Allan (Hugo nomination reading)
  • Every Heart a Doorway - Seanan McGuire (Hugo nomination reading)
  • Without Fail - Lee Child
  • The Ballad of Black Tom - Victor LaValle
July (2):
  • The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe - Kij Johnson
  • A Taste of Honey - Kai Ashante Wilson

August (0):

September (0):

October (0):

November (0):

December (0):


2017 Total: 26
2016 Total: 42
2015 Total: 44
2013 Total: 36
2012 Total: 37
2011 Total: 40
2010 Total: 35
2009 Total: 34
2008 Total: 10
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January (9)
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher 1/1 - 1/2 ***
The Given Day by Dennis Lehane 1/2 - 1/6 *****
Uprooted by Naomi Novik 1/7 - 1/11 ****
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas 1/11 - 1/13 ***
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling 1/13 - 1/15 ****
Phantom by Susan Kay 1/15 - 1/19 *****
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin 1/23 - 1/24 ****
Apocalypticon by Clayton Smith 1/24 - 1/25 *****
The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak 1/27 ***

February (6)
City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg 1/30 - 2/6 **
The Son by Philipp Meyer 2/6 - 2/10 ****
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante 2/10 - 2/14 ***
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield 2/14 - 2/16 *****
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane 2/17 - 2/21 ****
The Child Thief by Brom 2/21 - 2/23 *****

March (7)
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah 2/23 - 3/1 *****
Tune In by Mark Lewisohn 11/14/13 - 3/5 *****
Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb 3/1 - 3/7 ****
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay 3/7 ****
East of Eden by John Steinbeck 3/7 - 3/13 ***
Frank: The Voice by James Kaplan 3/21 - 3/27 *****
His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet 3/27 - 3/29 **

April (3)
Sinatra: The Chairman by James Kaplan 3/29 - 4/4 ****
A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz 4/4 - 4/7 ***
The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton 4/8 - 4/20 ****

May (11)
The Neutronium Alchemist by Peter F. Hamilton 4/20 - 5/1 ****
Nutshell by Ian McEwan 5/2 ***
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman 5/2 - 5/3 ****
If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio 5/3 - 5/5 ***
The Kid Stays in the Picture by Robert Evans 5/5 - 5/9 ***
The Secret History by Donna Tartt 5/10 - 5/13 ***
4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster 5/13 - 5/19 ****
Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb 5/19 - 5/23 ****
Dead Wake by Erik Larson 5/23 - 5/26 ***
The Sheeple Gus Flory 5/29 ***
The Cuckoo's Calling by J.K. Rowling 5/29 - 5/31 *****


June (10)
Traitor's Blade by Sebastien de Castell 5/31 - 6/2 *****
Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines 6/2 - 6/4 ****
Knight's Shadow by Sebastien de Castell 6/4 - 6/9 *****
Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb 6/9 - 6/18 ***
The Long Way to a Slow, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers 6/18 - 6/20 *****
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden 6/20 - 6/21 ****
The Flash: Rebirth by Geoff Johns 6/22 ****
Saint's Blood by Sebastien de Castell 6/21 - 6/24 ****
Tyrant's Throne by Sebastien de Castell 6/24 - 6/27 *****
American Eve by Paula Uruburu 6/27 - 6/30 ***

July (8)
A Terrible Book by Jay Michael 6/30 - 7/1 ***
Borne by Jeff VamderMeer 7/4 - 7/7 **
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel 7/7 - 7/8 ****
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland 7/11 - 7/13 *****
Strip Tease by Carl Hiassen 7/15 - 7/17 ***
American Gods by Neil Gaiman 7/17 - 7/20 *****
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 7/20 - 7/21 *****
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare 7/22 ****

August (0)

September (0)

October (0)

November (0)

December (0)

Total: 54

2016: 69 https://www.goodreads.com/review/lis...sort=date_read
2015: 52 https://www.goodreads.com/review/lis...sort=date_read
2014: 77 https://www.goodreads.com/review/lis...sort=date_read
2013: 62 https://www.goodreads.com/review/lis...sort=date_read
2012: 71 https://www.goodreads.com/review/lis...sort=date_read
2011: 90 https://www.goodreads.com/review/lis...sort=date_read

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This is the year I start tracking this, too.

January: 0

February: 0

March: 1
It Can't Happen Here - grammar was a little weird and old-timey, but overall a good book

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I skipped 2016 because I anticipated (and ended up) reading maybe five books for fun, plus a lot of academic papers. But for the sake of mental well-being I really should be reading for both purposes, and participating in '17 may be the kick I need.

January: (2)
David McCulloch, John Adams
Gillian Flynn, Dark Places

February: (0)

March: (1)
Elmore Leonard, Split Images

April: (1)
David Mazzucchelli, Asterios Polyp

May: (1)
David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks

June: (0)

July: (0)

August: (0)

September: (0)

October: (0)

November: (0)

December: (0)

2015 Total: 34
2014 Total: 40
2013 Total:
27
2012 Total: 29

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2017 Total: 16

In progress:
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
The Supernatural Enhancements

January (1)
Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye vol. 7

February (5)
Orconomics: A Satire
Death and Taxes
The Cabal of Thothash
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Feb/17)
The Ghost Brigades (Feb/23)

March (2)
The Man In The High Castle (Mar/3)
The Last Colony (Mar/16)

April (3)
Leviathan Wakes (Apr/3)
Final Girls (Apr/6)
Redshirts (Apr/7)
Legion: Skin Deep (Apr/15)

May (5)
G.I. Joe: Snake-Eyes Cobra Civil War
G.I. Joe: Cobra Command
Kevin Smith's The Green Hornet
Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Vol. 8
Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Vol. 9

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Currently Reading
How Star Wars Conquer the Universe - Chris Taylor

January
Last Look - Charles Burns
The Rampaging Hulk #26-27

February
POWER MAN #28-49 & ANNUAL #1
The Secret Loves of Geek Girls

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Probably going to reedit this with some color-coded shenanigans later. I want to separate out my romance/miscellaneous research readings with the more meaningful content. But for now:

January
In Progress
Mending Her Heart Judy Baer (inspirational/religious romance)
Ice Bear Shifters Sloane Meyers (paranormal romance)
At Fairfield Orchard Emma Cane (contemporary romance)
The Long Road Home Danielle Steel (contemporary ... romance?)
The Accidental Empress Allison Pataki (historical fiction)

... Christ, this list.


February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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Read way more than I played games last year, probably likely to continue this year.

2016: 41
2015: 39
2014: 26
2013: 37

Currently Reading


January
Star Wars: Aftermath - Chuck Wendig (1/3)
Farmer Giles of Ham - J.R.R. Tolkien (1/6)
Smith of Wootten Major - J.R.R. Tolkien (1/8)
Leaf by Niggle - J.R.R. Tolkien (1/9)
The Science of Game of Thrones - Helen Keen (1/18)
Sojourn - R.A. Salvatore (1/21)


February
The Right to Arm Bears - Gordon R. Dickson (2/12)
The Legacy - R.A. Salvatore (2/17)
The Hike - Drew Magary (2/22)


March
True Faith and Allegiance - Mark Greaney (3/4)
King's Folly - Jill Williamson (3/30)


April
Starless Night - R.A. Salvatore (4/5)
Star Wars: Aftermath - Life Debt - Chuck Wendig (4/18)


May
Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey (5/8)
Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey (5/22)
The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett (5/31)


June


July


August


September


October


November


December


Total: 16 books
Goal: 24 books

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January (2)
The Amazing Colossal Apostle: The Search for the Historical Paul by Robert M. Price
Spook Country by William Gibson


February (2)
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye


March (1)
Plotted by Andrew DeGraff


April ()


May(2)
The Empire of Cotton by Sven Beckert
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie

June(3)
The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
Wrong! Retro Games, You Messed Up Our Comic Book Heroes! by Chris Baker
The Hike by Drew Magary


July()


August()


September()


October()


November()


December ()


Total: 9 books

2016 Total: 31
2015 Total: 23
2014 Total: 48
2013 Total: 42
2012 Total: 47
2011 Total: 50
2010 Total: 69

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YARR!

January:

Night Watch, by Pterry (reread)

February:

M.Y.T.H. Inc. in Action, by Robert Asprin (reread)

March: Zilch?

April:

Davie Street Translations, by Daniel Zomparelli

May: Zilch

June: Zilch

July:

The Shepherd's Crown, by Terry Pratchett.

2016
2015

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January
The October Country ~ Ray Bradbury
Time to Get Tough ~ Donald Trump and unknown ghostwriter
The Women of Brewster Place ~ Gloria Naylor
Crippled America ~ Donald Trump and unknown ghostwriter
Arrival of the Fittest: How Nature Innovates ~ Andreas Wagner

February
Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long ~ Richard D. White, Jr.
Shutter Island ~ Dennis Lehane*
Planet of the Bugs: Evolution and the Rise of Insects ~ Scott Richard Shaw

March
The Walking Whales: From Land to Water in Eight Million Years ~ J. G. M. "Hans" Thewissen

April

May

June

July
Light in August ~ William Faulkner
Sabriel ~ Garth Nix

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January: Carter & Lovecraft
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Not counting books I read for work, because I read them long before publication and there'd be like 150+ a year.
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Turns out even if my kindle has been on loan to a friend since last April, I'm still reading a lot by scavenging books from friends XD
I've also been doing a good job dropping books I'm not enjoying last year and intend to keep it up.

2016 stats: 33 books

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January: (2)
The End of Eternity - Isaac Asimov
Robot Dreams - Isaac Asimov

February: (4)
Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
The Tale of Despereaux - Kate DiCamillo
The Wise Man's Fear - Patrick Rothfuss
The Three Taps - Ronald A. Knox

March: (3)
Horns - Joe Hill
Mistborn: The Final Empire - Brandon Sanderson
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

April: (2)
Death-Watch - John Dickson Carr
I Shall Wear Midnight - Terry Pratchett

May: (1)
The Sheperd's Crown - Terry Pratchett

June: (1)
Witches Abroad - Terry Pratchett

July: (0)

August: (0)

September: (0)

October: (0)

November: (0)

December: (0)

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January (5)
The Empty Throne, Bernard Cornwell
Julian Fellowes' Belgravia, Julian Fellowes
Gossip Girl, Cecily von Ziegesar
Red Queen, Victoria Aveyard
One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez

February (7)
Glass Sword, Victoria Aveyard
You Know You Love Me, Cecily von Ziegesar
Banewreaker, Jacqueline Carey
Godslayer, Jacqueline Carey
The Gallery, Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Summerlong, Peter S. Beagle (thank you, Shivam!)
Cruel Crown, Victoria Aveyard

March (5)
In Calabria, Peter S. Beagle
The Folk of the Air, Peter S. Beagle
Manuscript Found in Accra, Paulo Coelho
Coraline, Neil Gaiman
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle, The Countess of Carnarvon

April (6)
A Hat Full of Sky, Terry Pratchett
The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis
Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett
Wintersmith, Terry Pratchett
World Without End, Ken Follett
I Shall Wear Midnight, Terry Pratchett

May (7)
The Shepherd's Crown, Terry Pratchett
The Knight, Gene Wolfe
The Wish, Gail Carson Levine
Gossip Girl: For Your Eyes Only (manga), HyeKyung Baek & Cecily von Ziegesar
The Knockoff, Lucy Sykes & Jo Piazza
Redwall, Brian Jacques
The Devil Wears Prada, Lauren Weisberger

June (3)
The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Mark Twain
King's Cage, Victoria Aveyard

July (4)
The Witches, Stacy Schiff
The Queen of the Tearling, Erika Johansen
Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman
Cleopatra, Stacy Schiff

August (0)

September (0)

October (0)

November (0)

December (0)

I also read 3 magazines per month cover-to-cover.

2017 Total: 37

2016 Total: 56
2015 Total: 28
2014 Total: 23
2013 Total: 35

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Youre not allowed to have already finished a book this month Mara!
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Okay, this is the kind of thing that will help motivate me to read more.

January (3)
Good Nintentions 1985
Legends of Localization: EarthBound
Super Mario Adventures

February (0)

March (1)
Legend of Zelda: Art and Artifacts

April (0)

May (2)
Grunt by Mary Roach
The Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor
Gaming at the Edge by Adrienne Shaw (in progress)

June
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October
November
December

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Youre not allowed to have already finished a book this month Mara!
To be fair, I started it in the tail end of 2016 and finished it up this morning. Audiobooks and hellishly long commutes for the win! (said no one ever)
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Comic books count?

Screw it, comic books count.
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If it has an ISBN, it's a book. "International Standard Book Number".

It wouldn't have a book number if it wasn't a book, would it?
Other things may be books, also.
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February:
Mason & Dixon (Hiatus at ~60%)
Sleeping Giants - Sylvain Neuvel

March:
A Natural History of Dragons - Marie Brennan

April:
The Book of Strange New Things - Michel Farber
Waking Gods - Sylvain Neuvel

May:
Lost in a Good Book - Jasper Fforde

June:
Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood

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Haven't done this in a long time because the last few years I haven't read too many books, but stuff on the internet. But in the last 2-3 months I've got into comics and books again so I'll start taking notes again.

Note: I'll credit comic creators as writer/artist or writer/peciller/inker/colorist. I'm not sure if I want to log single issues, but I will in any case log graphic novels and trade paperback collections. I think I'll count single issues as a fifth of a read, because trade collection normally have 5 of them in it.

Books in progress (more or less):
  • William Gibson - Virtual Light
  • Spider Robinson - Lady slings the booze (started to read the whole Calahan series but for some reason stopped in the middle of that book in 2014)
  • Various - 321: Fast Comics Vol. 1 and 2 (collections of 3 page comics with a plot twist by various authors and artists)

Books I have and want to read this year:
  • James Bamford - The Puzzle Palace: Inside The National Security Agency America's Most Secret Intelligence Organization (borrowed from a colleague for much too long, I should prioritize this)
  • Thomas A. Limoncelli - Time Management for System Administrators (O'Reilly) (wanted to buy this for 10 years, now bought it for myself for christmas, but had not have time yet to read much of it (ironically))
  • Chris Kohler - Power Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life (2016 Edition)
  • David Kushner - Masters of Doom
  • William Gibson - Idoru
  • William Gibson - All Tomorrow's Parties
  • K.W. Jeter - Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human
  • K.W. Jeter - Blade Runner 3: Replicant Night
  • K.W. Jeter - Blade Runner 4: Eye and Talon (Got all three for my last birthday from my brother. Although I'm a bug fan of the movie I've never really read the sequel books, I didn't even know there were 3 of them)

January (10.6) (4 re-read) (3 single issue comics)
2017-01-02: Max Landis/Giuseppe Camuncoli/Cliff Rathburn/Jean-Francois Beaulieu - Green Valley #1: It all began with one mistake (DRM-free ebook from Image Comics): Got the first 2 issues in a sale, read the first one directly. Nice medieval comic, I'll probalby read more of it.
2017-01-02: Ed Brubaker/Sean Phillips/Elizabeth Breitweiser - Kill or be killed #1 (DRM-free ebook from Image Comics): Since I've read my first comic by him (Scene of the Crime which I mostly bought because it was featured with the great cover of issue 2 in the German equivalent of Previews back then) I was never disappointed by a comic by Ed Brubaker. I can especially recommend Criminal (pulp crime stories), Incognito (super villain henchman in witness protection, also rather pulpy), Velvet (spy fiction in the 60s) and of course Scene of the Crime (noir P.I. story in late 90s San Francisco). His newest project Kill or be killed starts off a bit slow, but that's to be expected for something new that needs to build its world first. Let's see where this leeds us, I've bought the first 4 issues in sales on Image Comics and Comixology.
2017-01-08: Terry Moore - Rachel Rising Vol.6: Secrets Kept (DRM-free ebook from Comixology): I loved Terry Moore's Strangers in Paradise (although I still haven't read all of it), so I bought all volumes of his newest finished series in a sale on Comixology back in November. It began as an intriguing an creepy horror story (with Terry Moore's trademark great character dialogue), but after the first ended with Vol. 4 the next book seemed to lack direction a bit. But this book picked up again, so it was a better read.
2017-01-10: Benjamin Rivers - Snow (DRM-free ebook from Comixology): Today was a very snowy day, and among the comics I've bought in a sale on the weekend was the graphic novel Snow, so I've read that. It was a nice read, I think I'll watch the movie some day soon (it's officially free on Youtube). Somehow I read many black and white comics these days, see Rachel Rising.
2017-01-11: Terry Moore - Rachel Rising Vol.7: Dust to Dust (DRM-free ebook from Comixology): The last volume gave a satisfying conclusion to the whole story with an ending that could merit a follow-up but its not too open to spoil it if there never is one. I can recommend the whole series to fans of horror comics (the creeping kind of horror), but I haven't had much experience in that field so I have nothing to compare it to. I you've ever read something from Terry Moore you should be able to guess what you get when he writes a horror story.
To give a short summary: a young woman called Rachel awakes in a shallow muddy grave, seemingly having been strangled to death, and can't remember what happened the last 3 days. And that's only the beginning of strange things happening in her small town in the woods.
2017-01-17: Stjepan Sejic - Sunstone Vol. 1 (DRM-free ebook from Humble Bundle): Re-reading the first 4 volumes because volume 5 is published tomorrow and its almost a year since I've read the other volumes. So I want to re-read the story before I read the end of the first big arc. Sunstone is a superbly written and drawn story about relationships, love and BDSM, and I never could do it justice with any description.
2017-01-17: Stjepan Sejic - Sunstone Vol. 2 (DRM-free ebook from Image Comics): Like I said above, re-reading volume 1-4 of a masterpiece to prepare to read volume 5 which releases tomorrow. And will probably be the last one for a longer time because it finishes the first big story arc and the autor/artist does quite a lot of other work for Image these days. Got more free time then anticipated today, so I've finished 2 volumes. Unfortunately I'll probably won't be able to read much tomorrow because Wednesday is Guild Wars 2 night with some friends most of the time.
2017-01-18: Stjepan Sejic - Sunstone Vol. 3 (DRM-free ebook from Image Comics): Read 2/3rds of it yesterday night and the rest of it on a break at work (fortunately it was a slow morning).
2017-01-18: Stjepan Sejic - Sunstone Vol. 4 (DRM-free ebook from Image Comics): Aaaaand I've finished re-reading the first 4 volumes of Sunstone, although I should have taken a bit more time for this volume. And I already stayed up later for this than I normally would do an a night before a workday. Oh well, I really wanted to finish re-reading Vol 1-4 before reading the freshly released Vol 5, and I really want to start reading that tomorrow the latest. Hopefully I'll have enough self-restrain to read it more slowly to really savour it.
And now for the grand finale (of the first arc), or as Image Comics' description read for many months now:
"This is how we fix what is broken, this is how we overwrite the bad memories; one honest smile at a time. Lisa thought this, for a moment at least, but finds out it takes words, courage, and actions."
2017-01-19: Stjepan Sejic - Sunstone Vol. 5 (DRM-free ebook from Image Comics): Well so much for self-restrain. Although I manage to restrain myself at work, I only read to page 30 or so before I got home. But then I pretty much had to read till it was over, and this volume is twice as long as the the first three ones (Vol. 4 already had 200 instead of 130 pages). Suffice to say it got pretty late. Still loving the whole thing, although it makes me think about the emotional emptynes in my life more than usual. And in the bonus stuff in the back Sejic lines out his planned arcs after that one, so hopefully I can look foward to more great stuff in the not too distant future.
I'm thinking about getting it in print, if the hardcover that is supposed to come out mid-march had Vol 1-5 instead of 1-3 I'd buy that in an instant. Oh well, let's see how it is then, right now I don't have money anyway.
2017-01-21: Todd McFarlane/Greg Capullo/McFarlane/Steve Oliff & Quinn Supplee & Olyoptics - Spawn #39: Noel (DRM-free ebook from Image Comics): Got it in the year end sale, it's an old christmas issue from Spawn. I've not read much of Spawn. I think my previous experience with Spawn is limited to the 2 bad Batman crossovers and the equally bad movie (every time I've watched it I've thought "I want my money back" although I've never paid anything for it except time). This chrsistmas story was strange but nice, although its nothing to write home about.
2017-01-23: Bruce Springsteen - Born to run (German Hardcover Copy): I got it as a christmas present (it was on my wishlist). Part 1 and 2 (it is seperated into 3 books of uneven size) of the book were very interesting to read, even if you don't read it for Springsteen but just of someone rebelling against his environment and going his own way. Book 3 starts as a bit harder read (because it is beyond the point where a fictional story would end, the hero has success and a wife and children and so on), but in the end it got interesting to me again. Because there he writes about losing old friends and his own battle against depression and other psychological illneses that seem to run in his family.
All in all definetly read it if you like Springsteen and maybe worth a look if you are looking for a underdog working to success story.
2017-01-24: Brian K. Vaughan/Fiona Staples - Saga Vol. 4 (DRM-free ebook from Humble Bundle): I really love Saga, to me with its mix of SciFi and Fantasy it is the modern Star Wars. I've read 2-3 of the single issues in this trade, but I stopped reading Saga for some reason after that, so I now started catching up again here.

February (1.4) (2 single issue comics)
2017-01-24: Robert Venditti/Clay Mann/Seth Mann - X-O Manowar (2012) #0 Digital Exclusive Edition (DRM-free ebook from Groupees Valiant Bundle): The preview of the coming X-O Manowar serie in the new Humble Comics Bundle Valaint Heroes looked interesting, so I wanted to start reading the X-O Manowar series before that (I also have some digital collections of the first X-O Manowar series from an old Humble, but when I started reading them a few years ago I quickly lost interest). But starting at #0 was a bad idea and I should have known better. In the 90s DC #0s (or Wizard comics pack in #1/2) were a nice place to start reading a series, but everyone else had and has some weird ideas about #0 issues. This one is comprised of two parts: a short but decent bit of backstory before the start of the series that#ll probably amount to nothing and a short an meaningless lead-in to X-O Manowar #30. Thanks for that. So this comic is ok, not important, and should only be read before reading issue #30/TPB Vol. 8 (if they got that far, I only have digital TPBs of Vol. 1-7 which collects everything till #29).
2017-02-16: Peter J. Tomasi/Jorge Jimenez - Super Sons #1: To early to say much about it, let's see where the first arc is going.
2017-02-17: Brian K. Vaughan/Fiona Staples - Saga Vol. 5 (DRM-free ebook from Humble Bundle):
2017-02-20: Brian K. Vaughan/Fiona Staples - Saga Vol. 6 (DRM-free ebook from Image Comics store):

March (2)
2017-02-20: Mike Johnson/Tony Shasteen/Davide Mastrolonardo (Colors) - Star Trek (IDW 2011) Vol. 12 (DRM-free ebook from Comixology): There are 2 story arcs collected in this volume. The first is Live Evil, a great continuation to the previous Abramsverse mirror universe story, but this time the "normal" crew meets their mirror counterparts. The other story is about one family of the 8 families of power in the Orion cartell, which had some really great art and designs, but the story seemed a bit lacklustre to me towards the end.
2017-02-20: Mike Johnson/Tony Shasteen/Davide Mastrolonardo (Colors) - Star Trek (IDW 2011) Vol. 13 (DRM-free ebook from Comixology): This volume collects The Legacy of Spock (telling the story of Spock Prime from the end of Star Trek 2009 till his death shortly before Star Trek Beyond, in memory of Leonard Nimoy) and the series finale Connection, where the Abramsverse crew kinda meets with the original series crew. Both stories are great, as was most of this comic series (it's much better then the movies).

April (1.4) (2 single issue comics)
2017-04-16: Linda Sejic - Blood Stain Vol. 1 (DRM-free ebook from Groupees):
2017-04-26: Tom King/Jason Fadok/Brad Anderson - Batman (2016) #21 - The Button Part One: Finally DC seems to be getting around starting to resolve the myster started in DC Universe Rebirth #1 nearly a year ago. Especially the involvement of the Watchmen in all this. Let's hope it's less stupid then Before Watchmen. The issue is actually pretty good, partly because it emulates some of the style of the Watchmen comics, including many 9 panel pages of fixed size.
2017-04-26: Joshua Williamson/Howard Porter/Hi-Fi - The Flash (2016) #21 - The Button Part Two: Equally interesting story to part one, although most of it is setup for Batman #22. But still a good read.

May (0.4) (2 single issue comics)
2017-05-16: Tom King & Joshua Williamson (story)/Joshua Williamson (script)/Jason Fadok/Brad Anderson - Batman (2016) #22 - The Button Part Three:
2017-05-18: Joshua Williamson/Howard Porter/Hi-Fi - The Flash (2016) #22 - The Button Part Four: Well now I feel stupid for caring, the whole story was just a teaser for an event called the doomsday clock in november? With the Watchmen clock with a Superman S-shield in the 12 o'clock position. That looks incredibly stupid to me.

June (1.2) (1 single issue comic)
2017-06-05: Joshua Williamson/Camine Di Giandomenico/Ivan Plascencia - The Flash (2016) #23 - The Color of Fear Part Part One:
2017-06-13: Geoff Johns/Ethan Van Sciver - The Flash: Rebirth (2009): The story was good to reintegrate Barry Allen into the DC Universe, and the big fight scene between all the then current speedsters and Professor Zoom in issue 5 was pretty great, but I still don't like the retcon of the murder of Barry Allen's mother that's a central point of the character in newer adaptations like the Flash TV series. Although it is even a in-universe retcon I've never felt like it was necessary for the character to give him that.

July (0)

August (0)

September (0)

October (0)

November (0)

December (0)

2017 Total: 17 (4 re-read) (10 single issue comics)

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January (1)
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

February (1)
Across the Nightingale Floor - Lian Hearn

March (1)
The Phoenix and the Mirror - Avram Davidson

April (1)
Cyrano de Bergerac - Edmond Rostand

May (1)
Wink Poppy Midnight - April Genevieve Tucholke

June (1)
A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness

2016 Total: 15
2015 Total: 13

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*Short stories and other non-full length works
^Graphic Novels
+Plays

January (5)
The Fifth Head of Cerberus, Gene Wolfe
The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. LeGuin
East of West, Volume 6, Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta^
The Maxx, Maxximized, Volume 6, Sam Keith^
The Toy Theater, Gene Wolfe*


February (1)
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge*

March (2)
Wonderbook, Jeff Vandermeer
The Complete Book of Bible Literacy, Mark D. Taylor

April (6)
The Castle of the Otter, Gene Wolfe
The Phoenix and the Mirror, Avram Davidson
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, Harlan Ellison*
The Silent Towns, Ray Bradbury*
The Million Year Picnic, Ray Bradbury*
The Long Years, Ray Bradbury*

May (7)
Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny
The Dying Earth, Jack Vance
The Three Sailors' Gambit, Lord Dunsany*
Providence Act I, Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows^
The Man Who Was Thursday, G.K. Chesterson
With the Night Mail, Rudyard Kipling*
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century: 2009 Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill^

June (0)

July (0)

August (0)

September (0)

October (0)

November (0)

December (0)

Total: 21

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