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12-31-2011, 09:28 AM
It's the new year, so time for a new list! Remember to subscribe to the thread to make it easy to find again!

Books marked with * are kindle books, just to see how many i read.
January (6)
When True Night Falls - CS Friedman
Crown of Shadows - CS Friedman
*Bossypants - Tina Fey
*Vesper - Jeff Sampson
*The Gathering Storm - Sanderson and Jordan
*Towers of Midnight - Sanderson and Jordan

February (3)
*Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson
*Dominion - CS Friedman

March (4)
The Soul of a Chef - Michael Ruhlman
*In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes our lives - Steven Levy
*Havoc- Jeff Sampson
*hunger games - Suzanne Collins

April (3)
*catching fire - Suzanne Collins
*mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
Black Prism - Brent Weeks

May (3)
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold - john le carre
The Yiddish Policeman's Union- Michael Chabon
Spin - Robert Charles Wilson

June (6)
Kitchen Confidential - Bourdain
Medium Raw- Bourdain
Cooks Tour - Bourdain
*Blood, bones, and butter- Gabrielle Hamilton
Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grill - Brust
The devil in the kitchen - Marco Pierre White

July (2)
*The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - Chabon
The Color of Magic - Terry Pratchett

August (3)
*Jerusalem - Karen Armstrong
Shiva: The Wild God of Power and Ecstasy - Wolf-Dieter Storl
*Dragonflight - Anne McCaffrey

September (3)
*Dragonquest - Anne McCaffrey
The Dirty Streets of Heaven - Tad Williams
The Blinding Knife - Brent Weeks

October (2)
alloy of law - Sanderson
*Decoded - Jay Z

November (2)
Buddhism -a concise introduction- Huston Smith and Phillip Novak
Heat - Buford

December (6)
Krishna - A journey within - Abhishek Singh
Domes of Fire - David Eddings
The shining ones - David Eddings
The Hidden City - David Eddings
The Making of a Chef- Ruhlman
The Soul of a Chef - Ruhlman

2011 Total: 42
2010 Total: 37
2009 Total: 38

12-31-2011, 09:31 AM
I will own you 2012, bookwise!

January (2)
Cartoon History Of The Modern World Vol. 1 By Larry Gonick
Cartoon History Of The Modern World Vol. 2 By Larry Gonick
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August (0)
Jaina Proudmoore: Tides Of War by Christie Golden

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December (0)

12-31-2011, 09:33 AM
So...if I complete a book in 2012 that I started in 2011, does that count?

12-31-2011, 09:41 AM
yes. we only care about the end date =)

Octopus Prime
12-31-2011, 10:55 AM
I'll try to remember to update the thread this year!

January (3)
Side Jobs
Ghost Story

February (4)
Codex Alera: Academs Fury
Chasing the Moon
And That is All
Codex Alera: Cursors Fury

March (5)
The Hunger Games
Catching Fire
Science of Discworld II: The Globe
Codex Alera: Captains Fury

April (3)
The Bible Repairman
Codex Alera: Princeps Fury
Codex Alera: First Lords Fury

May (2)
The Map of Time
Night Shift

June (2)
The Princess Bride
Everythings Eventual

July (3)
Diamond Age
The War of the Worlds
Hard Magic

August (2)
The Troupe
The Time Machine

September (2)
Four After Midnight
Artemis Fowl

October (0)

November (0)

December (0)

Total: 26

12-31-2011, 10:58 AM
January (3)
Swanzues by Gronk
Tuk Tuk by Will Kirkby
Necropolis by Michael Demprey

February (4)
The Information by James Gleick
Dance of the Damned by Alan Bligh
Banewreaker by Jacqueline Carey
The Information Diet by Clay A. Johnson

March (3)
Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World
Nine Algorithms that Changed the Future by John MacCormick
Sixth Column by Robert Heinlein

April (3)
The People's History of the United States of America by Howard Zinn
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

May (5)
Reap the East Wind by Glen Cook
Of Blood and Honey by Stina Leicht
Dreamquest of Unknown Kadath and Other Stories by H.P. Lovecraft drawn by Jason Bradley Thompson
The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity by John W. Loftus

June (6)
Not the Impossible Faith by Richard Carrier
Where's my Cow by Terry Prachett
Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey
Reinventing Life by Jeffrey Scott Coker
Blue Remembered Earth by Alastair Reynolds
The Witch Cult in Western Europe by Margaret Alice Murray

July (3)
Threshold by Caitlin Kiernan
The Color of Magic by Terry Prachett
The Light Fantastic by Terry Prachett

August (5)
God and the Folly of Faith by Victor J. Stenger
1493 by Charles Mann
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
Mort by Terry Pratchett
Johnny Mnemonic by William Gibson

September (4)
Sourcery by Terry Pratchett
The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling
Wyrd Sisters By Terry Pratchett
Pyramids by Terry Pratchett

October (1)
Several Short Sentences about Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg

November (2)
Meaning and Value in a Secular Age by Paul Kurtz
The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone

December (8)
The Believing Brain by Michael Shermer
1493 by Charles Mann
Guards, Guards! by Terry Pratchett
The Complete Works of Flavius Josephus
Bhavagad Gita trans. by Sir Edwin Arnold
New Atlantis by Francis Bacon
The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

2012 total: 47

2011 total: 50 (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showpost.php?p=936073&postcount=1)
2010 total: 69 (http://www.toastyfrog.com/talkingtime/showpost.php?p=642584&postcount=14)

12-31-2011, 11:12 AM
January (9)
Eating Animals - Jonathan Safran Foer
The Defenders and Other Stories - Philip K. Dick
Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said - Philip K. Dick
Sputnik Sweetheart - Haruki Murakami
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love - Raymond Carver
The Leftovers - Tom Perrotta
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Stories - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Born Standing Up - Steve Martin
Transparent Things - Vladimir Nabokov

February (5)
About a Boy - Nick Hornby
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov*
Coming Up for Air - George Orwell
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet - David Mitchell
Labyrinths - Jorge Luis Borges

March (9)
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
Lord Arthur Saville's Crime and Other Stories - Oscar Wilde
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl
Jimmy the Kid - Donald Westlake
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again - David Foster Wallace*
Arguably - Christopher Hitchens
Lord of the Flies - William Golding*

April (5)
The Stranger - Albert Camus
Aunts Aren't Gentlemen - P.G. Wodehouse
Flowers For Algernon - Daniel Keyes
The Body Artist - Don DeLillo
John Dies at the End - David Wong

May (6)
Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry
The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick*
Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy
The Street of Crocodiles - Bruno Schultz
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch - Philip K. Dick

June (6)
VALIS - Philip K. Dick
The Hot Rock - Donald E. Westlake
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury*
Amusing Ourselves to Death - Neil Postman
Player Piano - Kurt Vonnegut
The Moviegoer - Walker Percy

July (6)
The Adventures of Augie March - Saul Bellow
Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut
Molloy - Samuel Beckett
Dreams from My Father - Barack Obama
Laughter in the Dark - Vladimir Nabokov
The Hunter - Richard Stark

August (7)
Girl with Curious Hair - David Foster Wallace
The Pleasures of the Damned - Charles Bukowski
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
The Sportswriter - Richard Ford
Songs of Innocence and of Experience - William Blake
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories - Franz Kafka (partial reread)

September (3)
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe - Douglas Adams
Moby-Dick - Herman Melville*
A History of Western Philosophy - Bertrand Russell

October (3)
The Plague - Albert Camus
Henderson the Rain King - Saul Bellow
The Ghost Writer - Philip Roth

November (7)
In Our Time - Ernest Hemingway
Hitch-22 - Christopher Hitchens
Looking for Alaska - John Green
Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
An Abundance of Katherines - John Green
Candide - Voltaire
The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien

December (8)
Paper Towns - John Green
Humboldt's Gift - Saul Bellow
Letters to a Young Poet - Rainer Maria Rilke
Speak, Memory - Vladimir Nabokov
Extra Lives - Tom Bissell
Farther Away: Essays - Jonathan Franzen
Confession - Leo Tolstoy
The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

2012 Total: 74
2011 Total: 59

12-31-2011, 11:37 AM
I fell off the wagon half way through the year but maybe this time I'll remember this thread.

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June (0)

July (0)

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2012 Total:
2011 Total: 8 (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showpost.php?p=936391&postcount=12)
2010 Total: 11 (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showpost.php?p=644372&postcount=21)

Graphic novels

January (5)
We Were There 13 (Yuuki Obata)
Skip Beat 26 (Yoshiki Nakamura)
Stargazing Dog (Takashi Murakami)
Lychee Light Club (Usamaru Furuya)
Mardock Scramble (Tow Ubukata and Yoshitoki Oima)

February (12)
Kimi ni Todoke 11 (Karuho Shiina)
One Piece 58 (Eiichiro Oda)
House of Five Leaves 5 (Natsume Ono)
The Tyrant Falls in Love 5 (Hinako Takanaga)
From Far Away 1 (Kyoko Hikawa)
From Far Away 2 (Kyoko Hikawa)
Psyren 1 (Toshiaki Iwashiro)
GTO: 14 Days in Shonan 1 (Toru Fujisawa)
Saturn Apartments 4 (Hisae Iwaoka)
Tesoro (Natsume Ono)
Arata: The Legend 8 (Yuu Watase)
Stepping on Roses 1 (Rinko Ueda)

March (26)
Anya's Ghost (Vera Brosgol)
La Quinta Camera (Natsume Ono)
Love My Life (Ebine Yamaji)
GTO The Early Years 8 (Tohru Fujisawa)
Twin Spica 8 (Kou Yaginuma)
Natsume's Book of Friends 10 (Yuki Midorikawa)
Love My Life (Ebine Yamaji)
Poor Poor Lips 1 (Hayako Goto)
Poor Poor Lips 2 (Hayako Goto)
To All the Corners of the World 1 (Fumiyo Kouno)
ES, Eternal Sabbath 1 (Fuyumi Souryou)
ES, Eternal Sabbath 2 (Fuyumi Souryou)
ES, Eternal Sabbath 3 (Fuyumi Souryou)
ES, Eternal Sabbath 4 (Fuyumi Souryou)
ES, Eternal Sabbath 5 (Fuyumi Souryou)
ES, Eternal Sabbath 6 (Fuyumi Souryou)
ES, Eternal Sabbath 7 (Fuyumi Souryou)
ES, Eternal Sabbath 8 (Fuyumi Souryou)
Twin Spica 9 (Kou Yaginuma)
Twin Spica 10 (Kou Yaginuma)
Shout Out Loud 1 (Satosumi Takaguchi)
Shout Out Loud 2 (Satosumi Takaguchi)
The Moon and the Sandals 2 (Fumi Yoshinaga)
Future Lovers 1 (Saika Kunieda)
Future Lovers 2 (Saika Kunieda)
Twin Spica 11 (Kou Yaginuma)

April (0)

May (0)

June (0)

July (0)

August (0)

September (0)

October (0)

November (0)

December (0)

2012 Total: 43
2011 Total: 188 (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showpost.php?p=936391&postcount=12)

12-31-2011, 12:23 PM
this space here

Little Sampson
12-31-2011, 02:11 PM
Will I actually do this this year?

January (1)

The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen

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March (0)

April (0)

May (0)

June (0)

July (0)

August (0)

September (0)

October (0)

November (0)

December (0)

12-31-2011, 02:21 PM
I fell short of my 50 book goal this past year. Hopefully I can hit that mark and more this year!

January (0)

February (0)

March (3)

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game - Michael Lewis
Zone One - Colson Whitehead
11/22/63 - Stephen King

April (5)

The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
The Wise Man's Fear - Patrick Rothfuss
The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch
Red Seas Under Red Skies - Scott Lynch
The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern

May (6)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
The Internet is a Playground: Irreverant Correspondences of an Evil Online Genius - David Thorne
Swan Song - Robert R. McCammon
Old Man's War - John Scalzi
The Ghost Brigades - John Scalzi
The Last Colony - John Scalzi

June (10)

Zoe's Tale - John Scalzi
Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas - John Scalzi
Fifty Shades of Grey - E. L. James
Fifty Shades Darker - E. L. James
Fifty Shades Freed - E. L. James
Dad Rules: A Simple Manual for a Complex Job - Treion Muller
The Book of Three - Lloyd Alexander
The Black Cauldron - Lloyd Alexander
The Castle of Llyr - Lloyd Alexander
Taran Wanderer - Lloyd Alexander

July (3)

The High King - Lloyd Alexander
The First Confessor - Terry Goodkind
Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America - Leslie Knope

August (0)

September (0)

October (1)

Tigana - Guy Gavriel Kay

November (4)

The Trinity Game - Sean Chercover
Touchback - Don Handfield
Last Stop This Town - David H. Steinberg
Lost in Shangri-la - Mitchell Zuckoff

December (1)

A Shadow in Summer - Daniel Abraham

2012 Total: 33
2011 Total: 37
2010 Total: 4

12-31-2011, 07:46 PM
January (6):
John Dies at the End - David Wong
Seeker - Jack McDevitt
See a Little Light - Bob Mould
Just So Stories - Rudyard Kipling
The Making of Prince of Persia - Jordan Mechner
Nemesis - Jo Nesbø

February (2):
Precious Metal - Albert Mudrian
The Devil's Star - Jo Nesbø

March (2):
The Gunslinger - Stephen King
The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King

April (2):
The Waste Lands - Stephen King
Wizard and Glass - Stephen King

May (2):
Wolves of the Calla - Stephen King
Song of Susannah - Stephen King

June (1):
The Dark Tower - Stephen King

July (7):
The Wind Through the Keyhole - Stephen King
Sacre Bleu - Christopher Moore
Deadlocked - Charlaine Harris
Mile 81 - Stephen King
Throttle - Stephen King & Joe Hill
An Election - John Scalzi
The Tale of the Wicked - John Scalzi

August (4):
Redshirts - John Scalzi
Bill Bruford: The Autobiography - Bill Bruford
The Making of a Chef - Michael Ruhlman
Song of the Quarkbeast - Jasper Fforde

September (3):
Drinking with Strangers - Butch Walker
House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski
Don't Look Back - Karin Fossum

October (1):
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

November (2):
Son of Danse Macabre - Bryce Wilson
Old Man's War - John Scalzi

December (5):
Swords and Deviltry - Fritz Leiber
Falling Free - Lois McMaster Bujold
Shards of Honor - Lois McMaster Bujold
Killing Floor - Lee Child
Barrayar - Lois McMaster Bujold

2012 Total: 37
2011 Total: 40 (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showpost.php?p=936424&postcount=17)
2010 Total: 35 (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showpost.php?p=642303&postcount=6)
2009 Total: 34 (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showpost.php?p=383835&postcount=39)
2008 Total: 10

12-31-2011, 08:28 PM
Comic books/graphic novels/manga in italics. * indicates a reread.

January (1/13)

Fullmetal Alchemist 26
Fullmetal Alchemist 27
Bakuman 8
Rouge de Chine #1 Ville Dragon*
Les Aigles de Rome III
Civilisation, by Kenneth Clark
Bernard Prince 11 La Forteresse des brumes
Bernard Prince 12 Objectif Cormoran
Bernard Prince 13 Le Port des fous
Bernard Prince D'hier et d'aujourd'hui
Les Mondes d'Aldébaran Cycle 3: Antarès 4
The Unwritten 4 Leviathan
The Unwritten 5 On To Genesis

February (3/4)

War and Peace Volume 1, by Leo Tolstoy
Tintin: Vol 714 pour Sydney*
Famille-Sans-Nom, by Jules Verne
Tarass Boulba, by Nikolai Gogol
Jeremiah #31 Le Panier de crabes
Bob Morane #3 Les Sept Croix de plomb*
Bande Dessinée Apprendre et comprendre*

March (3/8)

King Lear, by William Shakespeare
Le Scrameustache #12 La Saga de Thorgull*
Le Scrameustache #34 Le Retour de Falzar*
Le Scrameustache #35 L'Antre de Satic*
Le Monde inconnu d'Hergé, by Bertrand Portevin
Le Pays Miroir #1 L'Incendiaire*
Le Pays Miroir #2 Représailles*
Le Pays Miroir #3 La Course du balancier*
Avatar The Last Airbender The Promise Part One
War and Peace Volume 2, by Leo Tolstoy
Golden City #7 Les Enfants perdus*

April (2/18)

Golden City #8 Les Naufragés des abysses*
Golden City #9 L'Énigme Banks
Stephen King's The Stand The Night Has Come #3 to 6
Futurama Comics #58 to #60
Stephen King's The Dark Tower The Way Station #1 to 4
Vagabond #31 to 33
Les Derniers Contes de Canterbury, byJean Ray
René Goscinny: La première vie d'un scénariste de génie
The Importance of being Earnest

May (3/6)

Avatar The Last Airbender The Lost Adventures
Blankets, by Craig Thompson
War and Peace Volume 2, by Leo Tolstoy
The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle
Steal Like an Artist, by Austin Kleon
Asgard 1: Pied-de-Fer
Blacksad 3: Âme rouge
Chroniques de Jérusalem, by Guy Delisle
Les Mondes de Thorgal Kriss de Valnor 2: La Sentence des Walkyries

June (1/4)

On a Tué Wild Bill*
Front Mission Dog Life & Dog Style 01
Duma Key, by Stephen King
Avatar The Last Airbender The Promise Part Two
Chew 5: Major League Chew

July (4/15)

421 #5: Scotch Malaria*
421 #6: Les Enfants de la porte*
Le Télescope*
Atomic Robo and the Ghost of Station X
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Name of the Wind*, by Patrick Rothfuss
Reinventing Comics, by Scott McCloud
Monster Hunter Illustrations
Ralph Azham #3: Noires sont les étoiles
Cassio #1: Le Premier Assassin*
Cassio #2: Le Deuxième Coup*
Cassio #3: La Troisième Plaie*
Cassio #4: Le Dernier Sang*
Cassio #5: Le Chemin de Rome
Cassio #6: L'Appel de la souffrance
La Mort de Staline #1: Agonie*
La Mort de Staline #2: Funérailles
Seuls #6: La Quatrième Dimension et demie
Seuls #7: Les Terres basses*

August (1/5)

Front Mission Dog Life & Dog Style 02
Oeuvres Complètes volume 1, by Thomas Owen
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century 1910*
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century 1969
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century 2009
Johnny Hiro volume 1

September (0)

October (0)

November (0)

December (0)

Total novels/essays/plays: 18
Total comic books/graphic novels/manga: 73
Currently reading:

Wise Man's Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss
Claudius the God, by Robert Graves

My book backlog:

Heat, by George Monbiot
Lisey's Story, by Stephen King
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, by John Le Carré
Le Livre des fantômes, by Jean Ray

12-31-2011, 10:22 PM
Hey, I actually finish books!

January (2)
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Talion: Revenant
Heroes Die
Blade of Tyshalle
Caine Black-Knife

12-31-2011, 10:36 PM
*short stories not read as part of a collection.

January (2)
The Vor Game - Lois McMaster Bujold
Swords and Deviltry - Fritz Leiber

February (3)
Barrayar - Lois McMaster Bujold
The Key to the Castleblakeney Key - Caitlín R. Kiernan*
Mirror Dance - Lois McMaster Bujold
The Cage - Jeff VanderMeer*
Cetaganda - Lois McMaster Bujold

March (1)
Memory - Lois McMaster Bujold

April (3)
The Iron Dragon's Daughter - Michael Swanwick
The Beginnings of The Wretch of the Sun, Member, and Unlanguage - Micheal Cisco *
The Wordsmiths and the Warguild - Hugh Cook
The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch

May (5)
The Sorcerer's House - Gene Wolfe
Komarr - Lois McMaster Bujold
Double Trouble - Clyde Bosco
Mega Man 2 - Ellen Miles
Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest - Christopher Howell

June (5)
A Civil Campaign - Lois McMaster Bujold
Winterfair Gifts - Lois McMaster Bujold*
Diplomatic Immunity - Lois McMaster Bujold
The Sandman: Seasons of Mist - Neil Gaiman
The Curse of Chalion - Lois McMaster Bujold
A Game of You - Neil Gaiman

July (1)
Railsea - China Mieville

August (2)
Among Others - Jo Walton
The Shadow War of the Night Dragons, Book One: The Dead City (Prologue) - John Scalzi*
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
Dormanna - Gene Wolfe*

September (2)
Under Hill - Gene Wolfe*
King Rat - Gene Wolfe*
Hero Takes Major Damage - Charles Yu*
The Case of the Vanishing Ghost - Gene Wolfe*
Farthing - Jo Walton
Though the Time Lense - Robert Silverberg*
Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green and David Levithan
Beer on Sunday - Nick Mamatas*
Innocent - Gene Wolfe*

October (3)
Golden City Far - Gene Wolfe*
The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists - Gideon Defoe
The Pirates! in an Adventure with Whaling - Gideon Defoe
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

November (1)
Anathem - Neal Stephenson

December (0)


01-01-2012, 02:01 AM
New year, more reading? Who knows...

Normal Book
Pulp Fiction (64 pages, cheap)

January (1) (0)
Stephen King - Der Talisman (aka The Talisman) 03.01.2012

February (0) (0)

March (0) (0)

April (2) (0)
Dan Brown - Diabolus (aka Digital Fortress) 09.04.2012
Astrid Lindgren - Mio, mein Mio (aka Mio, min Mio) 10.04.2012

May (1) (0)
J.R.R. Tolkien - Der kleine Hobbit (aka The Hobbit or There And Back Again) 17.05.2012

June (3) (7)
J.R.R. Tolkien - Das Silmarillion (aka The Silmarillion) 04.06.2012
John Grisham - Der Klient (aka The Client) 10.06.2012
Dean Koontz - Flüstern in der Nacht (aka Whispers) 15.06.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 681: Todeskuss der Schattenhexe 17.06.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 682: Leichenschiff der Druiden 18.06.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 683: Die Verdammten der Nacht 22.06.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 684: Wald der toten Geister 22.06.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 685: Monster-Town 23.06.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 686: Horror am Himmel 27.06.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 687: Sie sind wieder da 28.06.2012

July (0) (4)
Jason Dark - John Sinclair TB 124: Atlantis in London 07.07.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair TB 125: Das Fest der Köpfe 15.07.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 688: Der Kult 19.07.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair TB 126: Draculas Eisleichen 31.07.2012

August (0) (5)
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 689: Draculas Blutuhr 05.08.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 690: Leilas Totenzauber 10.08.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 691: Die Werwölfe aus Atlantis 13.08.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 692: Herr der Schattenburg 18.08.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 693: Voodoo in Dortmund 23.08.2012

September (0) (7)
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 694: Lavalles Todesspur
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 695: Blut an bleichen Lippen 10.09.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair TB 127: Der Azteken-Götze 15.09.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 696: Im Bann des Verfluchten 15.09.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 697: Der Leichenholer 16.09.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 698: Der Ghoul aus dem Gully 24.09.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair TB 128: Die Grabstein-Clique 30.09.2012

October (0) (8)
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 699: Das Erwachen der Hexe 09.10.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 700: Assungas Zaubermantel 09.10.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 701: Draculas Blutgemach 09.10.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 702: Die Nacht der bösen Frauen 14.10.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair TB 129: Hütet euch vor Harry 18.10.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 703: Die Insel des Kopfjägers 22.10.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 704: Der Pestbringer 26.10.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 705: Schrei nach dem Satan 31.10.2012

November (0) (6)
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 706: Das Galgen-Trio 04.11.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair TB 130: Die Voodoo-Witwe 06.11.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 707: Geheimbund Dunkler Gral 07.11.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 708: Verliebt in eine Tote 12.11.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 709: Das Seelenschwert 18.11.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 710: Der Freund des Satans 27.11.2012

December (0) (4)
Jason Dark - John Sinclair TB 131: Grauen im Grand Hotel 04.12.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 711: Die Psycho-Bombe 13.12.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 712: Der Mumienfluch 19.12.2012
Jason Dark - John Sinclair 713: Das Monster Suko? 27.12.2012

2012 end total:

7 "real" books
41 pulp fiction books

2011 Total: 8 (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showthread.php?p=936105#post936105)
2010 Total: 26 (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showpost.php?p=642432&postcount=10)

Queen Possum
01-01-2012, 02:59 PM
January (0)

February (0)

March (1)
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

April (0)

May (2)
High Fidelity - Nick Hornby
A Princess of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs

June (0)

July (0)

August (0)

September (0)

October (0)

November (0)

December (0)

01-02-2012, 09:34 AM


Evil Dead Junkie
01-02-2012, 09:50 AM

01-02-2012, 01:01 PM
January (0)

February (2)

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K Dick (2/15)
A Drink Before the War - Dennis Lehane (2/22)

March (0)

April (0)

May (0)

June (0)

July (0)

August (0)

September (0)

October (0)

November (0)

December (0)

Total: 2

01-03-2012, 08:52 AM
100 books read, three years and counting. 2009 (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showthread.php?p=387987#post387987) 2010 (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showpost.php?p=642200&postcount=4), and 2011 (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showthread.php?p=936212#post936212) were decent years for reading. Goodreads here (http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3708637).

January: (5)

Orphan's Destiny, by Robert Buettner
Orphan's Journey, by Robert Buettner
Orphan's Alliance, by Robert Buettner
Orphan's Triumph, by Robert Buettner
It's Not My Fault I'm Not Popular v1, by Tanigawa Nico

February: (9)

Absolution Gap, by Alastair Reynolds
The Prefect, by Alastair Reynolds
The Strike at Shayol Gul, by Robert Jordan
The Eye of the World, by Robert Jordan
The Great Hunt, by Robert Jordan
The Dragon Reborn, by Robert Jordan
Tunnel in the Sky, by Robert Heinlein
The Shadow Rising, by Robert Jordan
Fires of Heaven, by Robert Jordan

March: (2)

Lord of Chaos, by Robert Jordan
Crown of Swords, by Robert Jordan

April: (6)

The Homecoming, by Mike Resnick
The Paper Menagerie, by Ken Liu
Movement, by Nancy Fulda
The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees, by E. Lily Yu
The Path of Daggers, by Robert Jordan
New Spring, by Robert Jordan

May: (11)

Full Dark, No Stars, by Stephen King
Winter's Heart, by Robert Jordan
Crossroads of Twilight, by Robert Jordan
WE3, by Grant Morrison
Pretty Face v. 1-6, by Yasuhiro Kano
Knife of Dreams, by Robert Jordan

June: (29)

Yakitate Japan v. 1-26, by Takashi Hashiguchi
The Gathering Storm, by Robert Jordan
Redshirts, by John Scalzi
Blackout, by Mira Grant

July: (6)

The Wind Through The Keyhole, by Stephen King
The Beautiful Land, by Alan Averill
11/22/63, by Stephen King
The Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis
So Cold The River, by Michael Koryta
White Cat, by Holly Black

August: (5)

Red Gloves, by Holly Black
Black Heart, by Holly Black
Sword Art Online v1-3, by Reki Kawahara

September: (8)

Sword Art Online v4-8, by Reki Kawahara
The Black Company, by Glen Cook
Shadows Linger, by Glen Cook
The White Rose, by Glen Cook

October: (6)

The Silver Spike, by Glen Cook
Monkey, translation by Arthur Waley
Shade, by Steven Gould
The Death of Captain Future, by Allen Steele
Shadow Games, by Glen Cook
Dreams of Steel, by Glen Cook

November: (4)

Bleak Seasons, by Glen Cook
The Apocalypse Codex, by Charles Stross
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, by Lois McMaster Bujold
San Diego 2014, by Mira Grant

December: (3)

Brave Story, by Miyuki Miyabe
She Is The Darkness, by Glen Cook
Water Sleeps, by Glen Cook

Total: 92

2011: 106
2010: 134
2009: 104

01-03-2012, 10:56 AM
I sure hope I can remember this thread this year

January - 16

Lies of Locke Lemora- Scott Lynch
Red Seas Under Red Skies - Scott Lynch
Healer- F. Paul Wilson
Elantris - Brandon Sanderson
The Alloy of Law - Brandon Sanderson
Blood Called - Patricia Briggs
Iron Kissed - Patricia Briggs
The Infinity Gate - Sara Douglass
Wild Magic - Jude Fisher
The Rose of the World - Jude Fisher
Skyfall - Catherine Asaro
Rhapsody - Elizabeth Haydon
Prophesy - Elizabeth Haydon
Destiny - Elizabeth Haydon
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Star Wars: Shadow Games - Michael Reaves & Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

February- 6
Requiem for the Sun - Elizabeth Haydon
Elegy for a Lost Star - Elizabeth Haydon
The Assassin King - Elizabeth Haydon
A Princess Of Landover - Terry Brooks
After the Golden Age - Carrie Vaughn
The Quantum Thief - Hannu Rajameni

01-03-2012, 08:02 PM
CAN I READ A BOOK THIS YEAR??? (see also: @shorterbooks (https://twitter.com/shorterbooks))

January: (0)
February: (0)
March: (7)
Harbor, by John Avide Lindqvist
QUANTUM LEAP: The Wall, by who gives a shit (don't judge)
QUANTUM LEAP: Loch Ness Leap, by some husband and wife team (seriously don't judge)
Hell House, by Richard Matheson
QUANTUM LEAP: Odyssey, by a fanfiction author (can start judging now)
The Magicians, by Lev Grossman
Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
Jesus's Son, by Denis Johnson

April: (2)
Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett
REAMDE, by Neal Stephenson

May: (5)
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman
Werewolves and Shape Shifters: Encounters with the Beasts Within (Anthology), ed. John Skipp
Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins

June: (1)
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, by David Eggers (the first book so insufferable I almost stopped reading it)

July: (0)
August: (0)
September: (4)
The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes
Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
Lies, Inc., by Phillip K. Dick
Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell

October: (2)
Blueprints of the Afterlife, by Ryan Boudinot
The Simulacra, by Phillip K. Dick

November: (2)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, by John Le Carre
Pandemonium, by Daryl Gregory

December: (1)
The Player of Games, by Iain M. Banks


01-04-2012, 06:31 PM
2010 Total (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showpost.php?p=642544&postcount=12): 19
2011 Total (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showpost.php?p=936118&postcount=4): 12

Reamde by Neal Stephenson

Sweet Tooth Vol. 1 by Jeff Lemire

American Vampire Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder
Machine of Death
Gotham Central: Book 3 by Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka
The Nobody by Jeff Lemire
Spook Country by William Gibson

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

King City by Brandon Graham
Sweet Tooth Vol. 2 by Jeff Lemire
Y the Last Man Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
Y the Last Man Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan

Y the Last Man Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan
Y the Last Man Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan
Y the Last Man Vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughan
Zero History by William Gibson
Y the Last Man Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughan
Y the Last Man Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan
Y the Last Man Vol. 8 by Brian K. Vaughan
Y the Last Man Vol. 9 by Brian K. Vaughan
Y the Last Man Vol. 10 by Brian K. Vaughan

The Score by Richard Stark



A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole


Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon

2012 Total: 24

01-05-2012, 06:11 AM
First year participating in this thread. I figured I'd also post my grades by the books so I can remember what I gave them.

Total: 25

January (4)

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruis Zafron. B.
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell. B.
After the Apocalypse by Maureen F. McHugh. A-.
The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon. B+.

February (4)

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell. A.
The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson. C+.
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. B+.
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides. A-.

March (2)

Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed. D-.
Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer. B+.

April (2)

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. B+.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. B-.

May (1)

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. A-.

June (1)

Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel. A.

July (4)

Bring Up the Bodies by Hillary Mantel. A.
The Walking Dead: Compendium 1 by some asshole. D-.
Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky. A-.
City of Thieves by David Benioff. B+.

August (1)

John Adams by David McCullough. A-.

September (1)

Drown by Junot Diaz. B+.

October (2)

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon. C. (After giving it some thought, I changed this from a B to a C. I felt that it was a surprisingly mediocre experience overall.)
This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz. A-.

November (2)

The Passage by Justin Cronin. B+. (Reread.)
The Twelve by Justin Cronin. B.

December (1)

Red Country by Joe Abercrombie. B+.

01-05-2012, 02:29 PM
I finished 19 books in 2011. Let's see if I can top that in 2012.

2012 Total 33 books.

January (1)
Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey

February (4)
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
Once Upon a Time in the North by Phillip Pullman
The Crime Wave at Blandings by P.G. Wodehouse
Aloha From Hell by Richard Kadrey

March (5)
Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyam
Redbreast by Jo Nesbø
Dublin Dead by Gerard O'Donovan
Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb

April (0)

May (5)
At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien
Watership Down by Richard Adams
101 Reykjavik by Hallgrímur Helgason
Under the Glacier by Halldór Laxness
Winter in Madrid by C.J. Sansom

June (7)
Railsea by China Miéville
The Mongoliad: Book One by Greg Bear, Neal Stephenson and a Whole Bunch of Other People
Hull Zero Three by Greg Bear
The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton
Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky
The Dalkey Archive by Flann O'Brien
Pure by Andrew Miller

July (0)

August (3)
The Accursed Kings I: The Iron King by Maurice Druon
The Accursed Kings II: The Strangled Queen by Maurice Druon
The Accursed Kings III: The Poisoned Crown by Maurice Druon

September (3)
The Accursed Kings IV: The Royal Succession by Maurice Druon
The Accursed Kings V: The She-wolf of France by Maurice Druon
The Accursed Kings VI: The Lily and the Lion by Maurice Druon

October (2)
The Accursed Kings VII: When a King Loses France by Maurice Druon
Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov

November (1)
The Neddiad: How Neddie Took the Train, went to Hollywood, and Saved Civilization by Daniel Pinkwater

December (2)
Jar City by Arnaldur Indridasson
The Mongoliad: Book Two by Greg Bear, Neal Stephenson, and a Whole Bunch of Other People

Rascally Badger
01-05-2012, 04:08 PM
I did pretty good last year. This year my goal is to top last year.

January: 7
The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book Bill Waterson
The Lure of the Mask Harold McGrath[
The Spy Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
Sheepfarmer's Daughter Elizabeth Moon
The Master Mind of Mars Edgar Rice Burroughs
A Fighting Man of Mars Egdar Rice Burroughs
The Eye of the World
Assassin's Apprentice

February: (5)
The Great Hunt
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Dragon Reborn
Swords of Mars

March: (5)
The Blonde Lady
The Eyre Affair
Alloy of Law
Lost in a Good Book
The Shadow Rising

April: 4
Arsene Lupin
Well of Lost Plots
Fires of Heaven

May: 5
Shades of Milk and Honey
Something Rotten
The Thin Woman
Lord of Chaos

June: 2
Crown of Swords
The Secret Atlas

July: 8
Culdesac Golden Treasury
Path of Daggers
Curse of Chalion
Maisie Dobbs
Teenagers from the Future
Birds of a Feather
First Among Sequels
Pardonable Lies

August: 2
Messenger of Truth
Big Over Easy

September: 2
Mansfield Park
The Emperor's Soul

October: 2
An incomplete Revenge
One of Our Thursdays is Missing

November: 1
Among the Mad

December: 2
Winter's Heart
Crossroads of Twilight

Total: 47

2011 Total (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showpost.php?p=936519&postcount=18): 47

01-07-2012, 02:53 PM
Hoping a list like this will keep me reading.

January (4)
Jay-Z, Decoded
Vasily Grossman, Life and Fate
Rebecca Solnit, et al., Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas
Paul Stewart, Beyond the Deepwoods

February (2)
Edmund Morris, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn: The Final Empire

March (3)
Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano
Ken Jennings, Maphead
Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

April (2)
Dennis Lehane, Gone Baby Gone
Andrei Platonov, The Foundation Pit

May (2)
Robert A. Caro, The Passage of Power
Thomas Pynchon, V.

June (2)
Gene Wolfe, The Shadow of the Torturer
Gene Wolfe, The Claw of the Conciliator

July (3)
Isabel Allende, The House of the Spirits
Daniel Woodrell, Tomato Red
Wade Davis, Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest

August (3)
China Mieville, Perdido Street Station
John Williams, Butcher's Crossing
Edmund Morris, Theodore Rex

September (3)
Jake Adelstein, Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan
Philip Reeve, Mortal Engines
Michael Chabon, Telegraph Avenue

October (2)
James Howard Kunstler, The Geography of Nowhere
Graham Greene, Heart of the Matter

November (2)
Austin Tappan Wright, Islandia
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

December (1)
Graham Farmelo, The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom

And I came this close to finishing John McPhee's Annals of the Former World before 2012 ended. At least it'll make an easy, early addition to my 2013 list.

Hoping to read more this year!!

01-07-2012, 03:59 PM
I'm hoping for more high-quality reads this year than last.
2010 (http://www.toastyfrog.com/talkingtime/showpost.php?p=682714&postcount=32)
2011 (http://www.toastyfrog.com/talkingtime/showpost.php?p=941406&postcount=30)

* = reread

Bridge to Terabithia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge_to_Terabithia_%28novel%29)
Sex on the Moon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_on_the_Moon)
The Hunger Games (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunger_Games)

Cash: The Autobiography (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cash:_The_Autobiography)
Out of the Silent Planet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_the_Silent_Planet)

Perelandra (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perelandra)
The Damnation Game (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Damnation_Game_%28novel%29)

Contact (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contact_%28novel%29)

*The Claw of the Conciliator (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Claw_of_the_Conciliator)
*The Sword of the Lictor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Book_of_the_New_Sun)
*The Citadel of the Autarch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Book_of_the_New_Sun)

*The Urth of the New Sun (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Urth_of_the_New_Sun)
*Nine Princes in Amber (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine_Princes_in_Amber)
*The Guns of Avalon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Guns_of_Avalon)

*Sign of the Unicorn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sign_of_the_Unicorn)
*The Hand of Oberon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hand_of_Oberon)
*The Courts of Chaos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Courts_of_Chaos)

01-08-2012, 09:24 AM
January (2)
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
February (0)

March (0)

April (0)

May (0)

June (0)

July (0)

August (0)

September (0)

October (0)

November (0)

December (0)

01-08-2012, 08:06 PM
2011 Total: 40

I think I'll be happy if I keep about even with that pace. Maybe fewer re-reads would be nice.

January (8)
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger*
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
Maus by Art Spiegelman*
The New Moon's Arms by Nalo Hopkinson
Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco
Winter Sport: Poems by Priscila Uppal
Bleeding Light by Sheniz Janmohamed

February (3)
The Medium is the Massage by Marshall McLuhan
The Dragon's Path by Daniel Abraham
Breadwinning Daughters by Katrina Srigley

March (5)
Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
Louis Riel & Gabriel Dumont by Joseph Boyden
Motorcycles & Sweetgrass by Drew Hayden Taylor
The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud
JPod by Douglas Coupland

April (3)
Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis
The Most Human Human by Brian Christian

May (1)
Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

June (1)
Les Trois Mousquetaires by Alexandre Dumas

July (4)
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Imagine by Jonah Lehrer
Smiley's People by John le Carre
Logicomix by Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos H. Papdimitriou, Alecos Papadatos and Annie Di Donna

August (5)
Lost at Sea by Brian Lee O'Malley
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O'Malley*
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John le Carre
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller

September (4)
The King's Blood by Daniel Abraham
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
One Good Story, That One by Thomas King
The Concubine's Children by Denise Chong

October (2)
Women and the White Man's God by Myra Rutherdale
As for Me and My House by Sinclair Ross

November (0)

December (2)
A History of Capitalism by Michel Beaud
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World by Bryan Lee O'Malley*

2012 Total: 38

*Indicates a re-read

01-08-2012, 11:00 PM
This Side of Paradise
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games - Catching Fire
Buddy does Seattle
Buddy does Jersey
Sherlock Holmes - A Study in Scarlet

01-17-2012, 11:40 AM

I suck at finishing books.

January (0)

February (0)

March (1):
The Crow by J.O. Barr

April (3):
Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life (Volume 1) by Bryan Lee O'Malley

November (3)
Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski

2012 Total: 5

01-17-2012, 01:05 PM
January (1)
The Gunslinger

February (0)

March (0)

April (0)

May (0)

June (0)

July (0)

August (0)

September (0)

October (0)

November (0)

December (0)

cool onion
01-24-2012, 03:22 PM
January (3)
The Big Short (Michael Lewis)
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
Le Père Goriot (Honoré de Balzac)

February (4)
A Perfect Vacuum (Stanislaw Lem)
The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
Wild Bill Donovan (Douglas Waller)
The Oxford History of the French Revolution (William Doyle)

March (3)
Popular Crime (Bill James)
The Original of Laura (Vladimir Nabokov)
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)

April (2) (1)
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Franz Kafka)
A Tramp Abroad (Mark Twain)
The Double (Fyodor Dostoevsky)

May (4) (2)
The Gambler (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Hunter S. Thompson)
Life & Times of Michael K (J. M. Coetzee)
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
Pale Fire (Vladimir Nabokov)
Typhoon and Other Stories (Joseph Conrad)

June (1) (1)
Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle (Vladimir Nabokov)
Baseball Between the Numbers (Baseball Prospectus)

July (2)
The Divine Comedy (Dante)
Roughing It (Mark Twain)

August (1)
Gravity's Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon)

September (0)

October (1)
Petersburg (Andrei Bely)

November (1)
Auto-da-Fé (Elias Canetti)

December (1) (1)
The Doctor Is Sick (Anthony Burgess)
The Human Stain (Philip Roth)

2012 Total: 27
2011 Total: 38

02-01-2012, 11:00 AM
Time to update, people!

02-01-2012, 11:35 AM
I kicked January in the face with a book. Granted, two were re-reads and two were poetry, but still, I rock.

03-01-2012, 11:37 AM
What did you read? And why aren't you making note of it here?

03-01-2012, 01:43 PM
What did you read? And why aren't you making note of it here?

Not much. :-(

03-01-2012, 03:13 PM
The end of February saw me scrambling to finish several books for school, none of which got done by the 29th. So early March is going to be gangbusters.

03-27-2012, 10:42 AM
January (1)
The Darkness That Comes Before - R Scott Bakker

February (0)

March (2)
The Warrior Prophet - R Scott Bakker
The Thousandfold Thought - R Scott Bakker

April (2)
The Judging Eye - R Scott Bakker
The White Luck Warrior - R Scott Bakker

May (1)
Neuromancer - William Gibson

June (1)
Count Zero - William Gibson

July (0)

August (0)
Mona Lisa Overdrive

September (0)
Cloud Atlas

October (0)
Riddley Walker

November (0)
Beatrice And Virgil - Yann Martel
American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis

December (0)[/QUOTE]

03-28-2012, 07:25 AM
January (0)

February (1)
Robert E Howard - The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian

March (1)
Fritz Leiber - Swords and Deviltry (So good. Why did I wait until now to read these?!)

April (8)
Fritz Leiber - Swords Against Death
Richard K Morgan - Altered Carbon
Malcolm Gladwell - Blink
Scott Lynch - The Lies of Locke Lamora (Better than I expected, but worse than I had hoped.)
Julian Barnes - The Sense of an Ending (I felt this one in the pit of my stomach. Worth it, but hard to read toward the end.)
Fritz Leiber - Swords in the Mist
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit (first re-read since middle school!)

May (3)
Ray Bradbury - The Halloween Tree (Bradbury being poetic and abstruse like some of the stranger parts of the Martian Chronicles. Makes the Goosebumps plot way more interesting than it would have been otherwise.)
Fritz Leiber - Swords Against Wizardry
Junot Diaz - The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Wasn't crazy about it, just liked it. Like the protagonist, I usually read Genres.)

June (3)
Scott Lynch - Red Seas Under Red Skies
Malcolm Gladwell - The Tipping Point
Lloyd Alexander - The Book of Three (Real 10-year-olds are smarter than Taran. In retrospect he's probably supposed to be older but the cover has a 10 year old kid on it.)

July (3)
Lloyd Alexander - The Black Cauldron (Way better than the first book, characters had to make some hard decisions instead of just wandering around touching things they shouldn't be)
Kurt Vonnegut - Mother Night
Lloyd Alexander - The Castle of Llyr

August (2)
Lloyd Alexander - Taran Wanderer
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The White Company (So they lived, these men, in their own lusty, cheery fashion -- rude and rough, but honest, kindly and true)

September (1)
Haruki Murakami - 1Q84 (Good enough that I don't regret spending a month with it. Strange enough that I'm not going to try to convince anyone else to read it.)

October (0)

November (0)

December (0)

03-29-2012, 04:19 AM
January (5)


Joe Haldeman - Forever Peace - nice premise, the latter half was pretty terrible though, something I would expect from Dan Brown.
Stanislaw Lem - The Star Diaries, The Futurogical Congress, Tales of Pirx the Pilot (reread) - the amazing thing about Lem's prose is that the older you are when reading it, and the better it gets.
Arthur C. Clarke - Rendezvous with Rama - Clarke has a very dry, matter-of-fact style, but this doesn't make his ideas any less interesting. I've heard bad things about the sequels though, so I'm wary of continuing the series.


Rumiko Takahashi - Inu Yasha, last 30 volumes or so - ugh...
Ikura Sugimoto - Summer Wars - stick to the movie, really.

February (3)


George Orwell - Animal Farm - read the Polish translation back in high-school, original is still great after all these years. I can see why this was banned in the EastBlock though, the book isn't even trying to hide what it's about.
Connie Willis - Fire Watch - short story collection, some good, some not. Preparation for my reading of Doomsday Book and the rest of the Oxford Time Travel series.
Terry Pratchett - Wyrd Sisters (reread) - All Discworld novels are pretty much the same novel, so it's good that it's a good, funny one.


Takako Shimura - Wandering Son - well, I was kind of disappointed TBH, wasn't expecting such a typical shoujo given the main story hook...
Nobuyuki Fukumoto - Atsuize Tenma! - or rather Akagi lite. Cheating at Mahjong is something that Fukumoto does best, highly recommended if you finished both Akagi and Ten already.
Kohei Kodano - Boogiepop Doesn't Laugh - good supplement of the anime series, fun read too. The whole concept of Boogiepop is very 'Japan', but heck, I prefer that to Spawn or other superhero crud.
Magica Quartet - Puella Magi Madoka Magica - again, stick to anime. Not bad, but definitely a retread.

March (1)


Neal Stephenson - Cryptonomicon - now, this is how you write a WW2 book. Now, this is how you write a current affairs thriller. Honestly, it's a pity I didn't knew about Stephenson earlier.


Masamune Shirow - Appleseed (reread) - ah, the good old days when Shirow was still drawing good cyberpunk stories, and not tentacle porn as he does now.
Kohei Kodano - Boogiepop Dual - oh dear, what happened here. Looks much worse than the first Boogiepop manga, is not as interesting as well. Avoid.

April (3)


Hiroyuki Morioka - Crest of the Stars - seriously, just stick with the anime version, the author overuses Abh language here, which makes for a terrible reading experience.
Terry Pratchett - Pyramids (reread) - more of Pratchett is never a bad thing.
Phillip K. Dick - The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (reread) - I've read this ages ago, and in Polish, it really gains a lot when you don't have to concern yourself with less than competent translation and you're old enough to really appreciate the issues PKD can raise in his books. Highly recommended.


Mitsuru Adachi - Katsu - I love Adachi. Plain and simple, even his weaker works are a joy both on the eyes and on the brain. And Katsu is certainly not one of his weaker works. Good starting point with Adachi if you're not that into baseball.
Naoki Urasawa - Pluto - I'm on the fence about Urasawa. He can draw and he can make his plots griping no matter how inane they are. The problem is, after you read the last chapter usually you can't really understand what was so griping about something as stupid as the stuff you've just read (seriously, teddy bear shaped supercomputer that runs all of USA?. Minor plus for sweet Astro Boy redesign.

May (0)

June (0)

July (0)

August (0)

September (0)

October (0)

November (0)

December (0)

03-31-2012, 11:27 AM
End of the month. Update your shit!

03-31-2012, 03:11 PM
Dammit, I'm 80 pages away from finishing Three Day Road and I'm not going to make it.

03-31-2012, 04:47 PM
I should remember this thread when I am near my bookshelf. I've read a few GSQs, along with another book thus far this year, but I don't recall any titles with which to formulate a list.

04-30-2012, 08:51 PM
bumping for month end.

04-30-2012, 09:31 PM
Soon I will be free from classes and breath books.

05-04-2012, 05:19 PM
After literally more than a year of picking away at it, I've finally finished What's Going on in There (http://www.amazon.ca/Whats-Going-There-Brain-Develop/dp/0553378252/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336176855&sr=8-1), a book about neurological development in children from conception to the age of about 6 years. It was really slow going, since the book is pretty dense and can be quite technical at times, and I'm pretty relieved to have finally finished it. On the other hand, there is a wealth of really useful information about child rearing in there, and I'm super glad to have fought my way through it. It will definitely have an impact on how I raise my son, hopefully for the better, and that's fantastic.

That said, I think I'm ready for something a bit lighter for my next book. I promised a friend that I would read The China Study, another sciency book about how vegan/vegetarian diets (may) reduce the incidence of cancer, but I think I'll put that off until I've powered my way through the first of the Song of Ice and Fire books. Yay for light fiction!

05-31-2012, 11:01 AM
Time to update your lists!

05-31-2012, 04:50 PM
I didn't manage to finish Les Trois Mousquetaires by the end of the month like I'd hoped. Turns out that reading a 700 page novel in French is hard.

05-31-2012, 05:15 PM
What the heck, I'll give this a whirl. This is just from memory--I'll update earlier months when I pull up my reading list from goodreads and my journal.

January (2)
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

February (1)
How the Irish Saved Civilization, Thomas Cahill

March (2)
A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin
A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin

April (4)
A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin
A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
The Borgias, Alexandre Dumas

May (2)
The Help, Kathryn Stockett
A Dance With Dragons, George R. R. Martin

June (2)
The Blue Sword, Robin McKinley (re-read)
Dead Until Dark, Charlene Harris

July (0)

August (0)

September (0)

October (0)

November (0)

December (4)
The Dark is Rising, Susan Cooper (re-read)
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
Shane, Jack Schaefer
The Gunslinger (Dark Tower I), Stephen King

2012 Total: 17

05-31-2012, 05:45 PM
Remember to put Mega Man 2 on all yours lists!

You did follow the thread, right?

05-31-2012, 08:35 PM
Oh, I just noticed this thread.

January (4)

Spice: History of Temptation (Jack Turner) -- this one's for work. Still, a fun historical account.
Finding Ben (Barbara LaSalle) -- a brutally honest and very well-written autobiographical account about raising an autistic kid.
The Whore of Akron (Scott Raab) -- very personal account on one man's hatred of LeBron James.
The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories (Isaac Asimov) -- the best Asimov short story collection (among the few I've read).

February (2)

Under The Dome (Stephen King) -- a bit too long, but good ol' pulpy King fun.
Heart-Shaped Box (Joe Hill) -- solid ghost story that unfortunately pulled its punches by the end.

March (1)

The History of Sumatra (James Marsden) -- also for work, I translated this. Can be read here. (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16768/16768-h/16768-h.htm)

April (2)

High Fidelity (Nick Hornby) -- the movie's better, and at times I can't stand the narrator.
The Long Way Down (Nick Hornby) -- for some reason, I like it better than HF. Some really delicious black humor.

May (2)

The Blade Itself (Joe Abercrombie) -- officially my favorite fantasy novel now.
The Catcher in The Rye (J.D. Salinger) -- read it for the first time and like it.

June (0)

July (0)

August (0)

September (0)

October (0)

November (0)

December (0)

2012 Total: 11

05-31-2012, 10:20 PM
Mwahaha, finished V. with an hour and a half of May to spare!

07-04-2012, 08:18 PM

07-09-2012, 11:37 PM
Finally, I can put a page up here!

January (0)

February (0)

March (0)

April (0)

May (0)

June (0)

July (1)

Demian - Herman Hesse

August (0)

September (0)

October (0)

November (0)

December (0)

2012 Total: 1

08-02-2012, 07:16 PM
This thread gets no love...

08-02-2012, 07:24 PM
I update every time I finish a book!

08-02-2012, 09:58 PM
I update every time I finish a book!

08-02-2012, 10:15 PM
I update every time I finish a book!

08-02-2012, 11:13 PM
I update every time I finish a book!

08-24-2012, 01:30 AM
This is anything but timely, so I'm really just working off memory here with regards to the dates.

Janurary (2)

The Táin (Thomas Kinsella)
The Library of Greek Mythology (Apollodorus)

Feburary (2)

Athens at War (Rex Warner)
Herodotus (J.A.S Evans)

March (1)

Ramayana (Ramesh Menon)

April (2)

The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Auseten)

May (2)

Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)

June (2)

Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen)
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)

July (4)

Medieval Myths (Norma Lorre Goodrich)
The Song of Roland (Merriam Sherwood)
Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales (Joseph Jacobs)
Lebor Gabála Érenn: The Book of the Taking of Ireland (Robert Alexander Stewart Macalister)

August (1)

Mahabharata (Krishna Dharma)

September (1)

Writings on Irish Folklore, Legend, and Myth (William Butler Yeats)

October (1)

Dracula (Bram Stoker)

November (1)

Argonautica (Apollonius Rhodius)

December (0)

2012 Total: 19

08-24-2012, 08:42 AM
Was that an abridged mahabharata?

08-24-2012, 11:59 AM
Was that an abridged mahabharata?

Yeah, I was looking to learn the gist of the plot in a short amount of time, and for that it served me well enough. I'll look into the complete text one of these days, though I'm not quite sure when I'll have the time.

09-03-2012, 08:25 AM
*bump, bump*

09-30-2012, 07:51 PM
More bumps!

09-30-2012, 11:23 PM
I read pulp fishin', but at least I read stuff...

10-01-2012, 05:22 AM
I've actually read enough books this year to bother with one of these lists! Won't bother with the completion dates, though, since I wasn't really keeping track of them.

What's Going On in There? (Lise Eliot)
A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin)
The China Study (T. Colin Campbell)
The Purity of Blood (Arturo Perez-Reverte)
A Clash of Kings (George R.R. Martin)
Independent People (Halldor Laxness)
A Storm of Swords (George R.R. Martin)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon)
The Sense of an Ending (Julian Barnes)

11-01-2012, 02:34 AM
Two months to go!

11-01-2012, 06:56 PM
Independent People (Halldor Laxness)

Hey! I bought that book when I was in Iceland...I still haven't gotten around to reading it.

11-14-2012, 07:22 AM
For some reason a few weeks ago, I went "Alexis, you are an English teacher, and you have not read a thing for fun in literally years. Read a book." So I bought myself one of those new-fangled electronic books, and I have been, uh, reading. A lot of it has been on my phone, while I'm waiting for other things, which is pretty cool, I think. Anyway, here we go. Also, please try to guess where I am going for vacation in January! It shouldn't be hard.

October (1)
Walt Disney World Hidden History: Remnants of Former Attractions and Other Tributes (Kevin Lee)

November (10)
The Magician King: A Novel (Lev Grossman)
I Am Not Myself These Days (Josh Kilmer-Purcell)
The Dark Side of Disney (Leonard Kinsey)
Casino Royale (Ian Fleming)
How to Archer: The Ultimate Guide to Espionage, Style, Women, and Cocktails Ever Written (Sterling Archer)
The Epcot Explorer's Encyclopedia: A Guide to Walt Disney World's Greatest Theme Park (R. A. Pedersen)
Necklace of Kisses (Francesca Lia Block)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: A Novel (Mark Haddon)
[Citation Needed]: The Best of Wikipedia's Worst Writing (Josh Fruhlinger and Conor Lastowka)
Channel SK1N (Jeff Noon)

December (3)
Project Future: The Inside Story Behind the Creation of Disney World (Chad Denver Emerson)
How To Talk About Books You Haven't Read (Pierre Bayard)
The Sense of an Ending (Julian Barnes)

11-14-2012, 11:36 AM
You have good taste in books. I'm going to steal a couple of those.

11-15-2012, 07:46 AM
Will I ever read something else instead of John Sinclair again? Who knows...

12-02-2012, 11:27 AM
Damn, I can't believe I didn't finish a single book in November. I suck.

12-09-2012, 10:47 PM
Looks like 2012 is going to be the first year I read more than an average amount of books for pleasure in SIX YEARS (when I stopped reading because COLLEGE and I was sick of reading between 2-5 books a week, plus articles, plus court opinions.) I'm on track for 24 and that's pretty good!

12-29-2012, 04:43 PM
Better late than never! (I'll do this properly next year)

So, in reverse!

December (4)
Lord Vorpatril's Alliance
Last Argument of Kings
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking *

November (3)
Before they Are Hanged
Drowned Cities
Cloud Atlas *

October (1)
Towers of Midnight

September (4)
Gathering Storm
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's *
Knife of Dreams
Crossroads of Twilight

August (2)
Invisibles (that freaking huge omnibus and only comic I'm bothering to list) *
Supergods *

Sometime After March
Winter's Heart

June (1 for sure)

May (at least )
The King's Blood

January (3)
Path of Daggers
Crown of Swords
Crying of Lot 49 *
* read as actual physical book

01-01-2013, 03:59 AM
The year has ended, and I have read too many pulp books, of course. I should remedy that, but they are oh so tempting...

01-03-2013, 08:40 AM
I basically didn't read last year. The entirety of my literary accomplishments for 2012 are as follows:

Monster Nation
Monster Island (for the 2nd time)
Monster Planet

I did start reading Frankenstein though, so that's something?