Saturday, December 31, 2011

Books of 2011

I know that close to half of these are graphic novels, but I still count them. And I know that I didn't finish three items on the list (as indicated), but two were short story collections that didn't need to be read fully and one was a novel we were told to read up to a certain point in before skimming the rest. The three were for classes. So I read them as I needed to for the class. That's that. And I'm 6 books short of last year's tally, but ... eh. Beat the Nerdfighter Challenge (50 books in a year).

  1. Just Another Judgment Day (Simon R. Green)
  2. Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins)
  3. How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less (Sarah Glidden)
  4. The Passage (Justin Cronin)
  5. A Contract With God (Will Eisner)
  6. Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood)
  7. Serenity: Those Left Behind (Joss Whedon)
  8. A Canticle for Leibowitz (Walter M. Miller Jr.)
  9. Doctor Who: Agent Provocateur (Nick Roche)
  10. Doctor Who: Fugitive (Tony Lee)
  11. Doctor Who: Through Time and Space (Tony Lee, et al)
  12. Fun Home (Allison Bechdel)
  13. The Sandman: A Game of You (Vol 5) (Neil Gaiman)
  14. The Sandman: World’s End (Vol 8) (“)
  15. The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
  16. Children of Men (P.D. James)
  17. Buddha (Vol 1) (Osamu Tezuka)
  18. Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft (Vol. 1) (Joe Hill)
  19. The Sandman: The Kindly Ones (Vol 9) (Neil Gaiman)
  20. The Good, The Bad, and The Uncanny (Simon R. Green)
  21. Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Man On Earth (Chris Ware)
  22. Sin City: The Hard Goodbye (Vol 1) (Frank Miller)
  23. Earth Abides (George R. Stewart)
  24. The Illustrated Book of Genesis (Robert Crumb)
  25. In The Shadow of No Towers (Art Spiegelman)
  26. The Postman (David Brin)
  27. Maus: A Survivor’s Tale (Vol 1: My Father Bleeds History) (Art Spiegelman)
  28. Maus: A Survivor’s Tale (Vol 2: X) (Art Spiegelman)
  29. The Lover’s Dictionary (David Levithan)
  30. One of Our Thursdays is Missing (Jasper Fforde)
  31. Understanding Comics (Scott McCloud)
  32. How to Survive in a Science Fictional World (Charles Yu)
  33. A Hard Day’s Knight (Simon R. Green)
  34. The Colour of Magic (Terry Pratchett)
  35. The Last Lecture (Randy Pausch)
  36. On a Pale Horse (Piers Anthony)
  37. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot)
  38. Powers: Who Killed Retro Girl? (Vol. 1) (Brian Michael Bendis)
  39. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
  40. Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe)
  41. Pamela (Samuel Richardson) (not fully …)
  42. Selected Tales (Edgar Allan Poe) (not fully …)
  43. Selected Tales and Sketches (Nathaniel Hawthorne) (not fully …)
  44. Batman: Year One (Frank Miller)
  45. The Sorrows of Young Werther (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)
  46. The Turn of the Screw (Henry James)
  47. Ignore Everybody and 39 Other Keys to Creativity (Hugh MacLeod)
  48. Locke and Key: Head Games Vol. 2 (Joe Hill)
  49. Locke and Key: Crown of Shadows Vol. 3 (Joe Hill)
  50. Batman: Cacophony (Kevin Smith)
  51. Batman: The Widening Gyre (Kevin Smith)
  52. The Night Eternal (Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan)
  53. The Old English Baron (Clara Reeve)
  54. A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin)
  55. Doctor Who: A Fairytale Life (Matt Sturgis)
  56. Locke and Key: Keys to the Kingdom Vol. 4 (Joe Hill)
  57. God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian (Kurt Vonnegut)


Kathy S said...

Great job!

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

That is impressive. I love the Hunger Games trilogy, and have been thinking about starting Game of Thrones.