Oct. 28th, 2009

A non-LJ friend of mine set himself a goal of reading 50 books a year excluding children's books he reads to his kids. So I figured I'd go ahead and see how I'd do on that. My own goal was to read City Paper's 10 Best of 2008 which I've not quite finished, but I'm close.

In addition to the children's book exclusion, I'm also excluding manga volumes. I've read about 70 of those this year. However I am including some other graphic novels.

In order of reading

1. A Fire Upon the Deep - Vernor Vinge
2. The Sunday Philosophy Club - Alexander McCall Smith
3. Penance: Relentless - Paul Jenkins @
4. Stardust - Neil Gaiman
5. Mistress of the Art of Death - Ariana Franklin
6. Friends, Lovers, Chocolate - Alexander McCall Smith
7. On Her Majesty's Occult Service - Charles Stross
8. The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith
9. Tears of the Giraffe - Alexander McCall Smith
10. Consider the Lobster and Other Essays - David Foster Wallace
11. Unaccustomed Earth - Jhumpa Lahiri*
12. Watchmen - Alan Moore^@
13. Dead Beat - Jim Butcher^
14. Proven Guilty - Jim Butcher^
15. The Annotated Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum
16. White Night - Jim Butcher^
17. Small Favor - Jim Butcher^
18. Everything is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard - Richard Brody*
19. Turn Coat - Jim Butcher
20. Choke - Chuck Palahniuk
21. 2666 - Roberto Bolano*
22. Welcome to the Jungle - Jim Butcher @
23. Batman/Grendel - Matt Wagner @
24. Pride of Baghdad - Brian K. Vaughn @
25. Hard Driving: The Wendel Scott Story - Brian Donovan*
26. The Invention of Everything Else - Samantha Hunt*
27. The Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett
28. The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
29. Mean Streets - Anthology
30. The Field Guide - Holly Black
31. The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch
32. Red Seas Under Red Skies - Scott Lynch
33. Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity, and Courage in a World Gone Mad - Frances Moore Lappe
34. Lush Life: A Novel - Richard Price*
35. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
36. The Shack - William P. Young
37. My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding - Anthology
38. Many Bloody Returns - Anthology
39. Backup - Jim Butcher
40. 7th Sea Player's Guide - Multiple Authors ^
41. The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer
42. Blood Lite - Anthology
43. Nation - Terry Pratchett*
44. Anathem - Neal Stephenson*
45. Trading in Danger - Elizabeth Moon
46. Marque and Reprisal - Elizabeth Moon
47. Deja Dead - Kathy Reichs
48. Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
49. Achewood: The Great Outdoor Fight - Chris Onstad*@

* Baltimore City Paper's 10 Best of 2008 (9 of the 10)
^ Reread in 2009.
@ Graphic Novel
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