Every book I read in 2008

>> Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Since January 2004, I have kept a log of every book I've read. Just titles and authors, no reviews or anything. Merely a record of my literary footprints.

I don't count individual comics--I'd say I read close to 100 of those in a year--but I do count graphic novels. I also don't count my own books, although I read those many, many times over in the writing and editing of them. But that shouldn't count. I don't include books I abandon, which happens occassionally, nor books I only partially read for research purposes. Oh, and I often read books with Jo, but I don't record those in my book. I should, but I always forget to. Bah.

So here they are--every book I read in 2008, in order!

The Blue Girl - Charles DeLint
Star Trek: Before Dishonor - Peter David
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier - Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill
Star Trek: The Buried Age - Christopher L. Bennett
City of Saints and Madmen - Jeff Vandermeer
Infinite Crisis - Geoff Johns, et al.
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks - E. Lockhart
Looking for Alaska - John Green
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney
Sold - Patricia McCormick
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You - Ally Carter
Catwoman: The Dark End of the Street - Ed Brubaker & Darwyn Cooke
Inexcusable - Chris Lynch
The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett (reread)
A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare
Paper Towns - John Green
Manga Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream - Kate Brown
Finding Atlantis - David King
Maps and Legends - Michael Chabon
A Thief in the House of Memory - Tim Wynne-Jones
The Ramayana - Ramesh Menon
Our Bones Are Scattered - Andrew Ward
The Great Mutiny: India 1857 - Christopher Hibbert
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne (reread)
The Mysterious Island - Jules Verne (reread)
Farthing - Jo Walton
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8: The Long Way Home - Joss Whedon, et al.
The Thief - Megan Whalen Turner
The Sherlock Files 1: The 100-Year-Old Secret - Tracy Barrett
Gentlemen of the Road - Michael Chabon
Trailers - Mark Kneece and Julie Collins-Rousseau
Astonishing X-Men: Dangerous - Joss Whedon and John Cassaday
Powers: Supergroup - Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming
The Marquis: Danse Macabre - Guy Davis
Feed - M.T. Anderson
Island of the Blue Dolphins - Scott O'Dell
Clouds of Witnesses - Dorothy L. Sayers
Monsters and Water Beasts - Karen Miller
Free-Range Chickens - Simon Rich
Star Trek: Vulcan's Forge - Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz
Mainspring - Jay Lake
Little Brother - Cory Doctorow
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier - Ishmael Beah
The Father Hunt - Rex Stout

Is that it? Wow. A year goes by so fast. 44 books. I averaged less than a book per week--around 3.6 books per month.

Here's to a great new crop in 2009! Happy New Year everyone.


Dahlia December 31, 2008 at 11:50 PM  

I think, of the books on your list, I've only read I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You. I love that book.
I've been meaning to read Disreputable History for a while, but I haven't had the time since I'm trying to finish reading Specials.

I should keep a list of the books I read. Mostly so I can remember what they are, especially library books if I really like them.

Please post your query letter soon (I was the one that asked for it at Ally Chat), because I could really use some help with mine. :)

Alan January 1, 2009 at 11:49 PM  

You too, Tbone. Here's hoping we get to blog about a new Project Runway season sometime this year!

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