Sunday, December 22, 2013

#655. 101 books from 2013

Way back at the start of November, Pat Dilloway did a recap of all the books he'd read in 2013.  Don't tell him I said so, but it got me thinking.  I've logged all the books I've read this year at my Goodreads account, making it easy to keep score.  Why not do a recap myself?  And while I didn't get anywhere near as impressive as Dilloway's 200+, I hit 101, and thought that was a pretty good number, so that was all the motivation I needed to do this.  And because I'm obsessive like that, I'm ranking them based on the star scores I originally gave them...

  1. The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
  2. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
  3. The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
  4. Insane City by Dave Barry
  5. Zulu by Caryl Ferey
  6. The Skating Rink by Roberto Bolano
  7. The Annotated Sandman Vol. 1 by Neil Gaiman, Leslie S. Klinger/various
  8. How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
  9. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Never-Ending Sacrifice by Una McCormack
  10. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold by John le Carre
  11. Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco
  12. A Most Wanted Man by John le Carre
  13. Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon
  14. Call for the Dead by John le Carre
  15. Monsieur Pain by Roberto Bolano
  16. Batman and Robin: Pearl by Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason
  17. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  18. Green Lantern: Rebirth by Geoff Johns, Ethan Van Sciver
  19. G.I. Joe: Cobra - Son of the Snake by Mike Costa, Antonio Fuso
  20. A Murder of Quality by John le Carre
  21. Between Parentheses by Roberto Bolano
  22. Lunatics by Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel
  23. Death: The Deluxe Edition by Neil Gaiman/various
  24. Little Mouse Gets Ready by Jeff Smith
  25. The Starman Omnibus Vol. 6 by James Robinson/various
  26. War of the Green Lanterns by Geoff Johns/various
  27. The Final Solution by Michael Chabon
  28. The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco
  29. Doom Patrol: The Painting That Ate Paris by Grant Morrison/various
  30. Doom Patrol: Down Paradise Way by Grant Morrison/various
  31. 7 Against Chaos by Harlan Ellison, Paul Chadwick
  32. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
  33. How I Became Stupid by Martin Page
  34. Ask the Dust by John Fante
  35. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
  36. The Friedkin Connection by William Friedkin
  37. Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
  38. Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour by Bryan Lee O'Malley
  39. Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe by Bryan Lee O'Malley
  40. Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together by Bryan Lee O'Malley
  41. Hellblazer: Rare Cuts by various
  42. The Otter, the Spotted Frog, and the Great Flood by Gerald Hausman
  43. Cave of the Dark Wind by Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
  44. The Boy Who Played with Dark Matter by Holy Ghost Writer
  45. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  46. "Ikibukuro West Gate Park" by Ira Ishida from Digital Geishas and Talking Frogs
  47. Doctor Who: Shada by Gareth Roberts 
  48. The Black Album by Hanif Kureishi
  49. Day of Judgment by Geoff Johns, Matt Smith
  50. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
  51. Over the Hedge: Stuffed Animals by Michael Fry, T. Lewis
  52. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
  53. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  54. The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman
  55. None Died in Vain by Robert Leckie
  56. Kaboom! by Jeph Loeb, Jeff Matsuda
  57. Supergods by Grant Morrison
  58. The Insufferable Gaucho by Roberto Bolano
  59. Strange and Amazing Facts About Star Trek by Daniel Cohen
  60. The March by E.L. Doctorow
  61. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
  62. Specimen Days by Michael Cunningham
  63. Fated by S.G. Browne
  64. The New Teen Titans Archives Vol. 1 by Marv Wolfman, George Perez
  65. Green Lantern: Brightest Day by Geoff Johns/various
  66. Olympus by Geoff Johns/various
  67. Martin Monsterman by Manny Trembley
  68. The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation by Jonathan Hennessey, Aaron McConnell
  69. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  70. Blockade Billy by Stephen King
  71. The New Avengers Vol. 1 by Brian Michael Bendis, Stuart Immonen
  72. CassaStorm by Alex J. Cavanaugh
  73. Bayou Vol. 1 by Jeremy Love
  74. Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint featuring Superman by various
  75. Star Trek Online: The Needs of the Many by Michael A. Martin
  76. Gone to Amerikay by Derek McCulloch, Colleen Doran
  77. Captain America and Bucky: The Life Story of Bucky Barnes by Ed Brubaker, Chris Samnee
  78. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Prophecy and Change by various
  79. We Are Now by various
  80. Batman: No Man's Land Vol. 4 by various
  81. Circuits of the Wind Vol. 1 by Michael Stutz
  82. Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
  83. Fanon by John Edgar Wideman
  84. Rez Salute by Jim Northrup
  85. The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci by Jonathan D. Spence
  86. Astronauts in Trouble by Larry Young/various
  87. The Best American Comics 2007 by various
  88. A Hero's Journey by P.T. Dilloway
  89. Star Trek: Enterprise - The Good That Men Do by Andy Mangels, Michael A. Martin
  90. Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations - Watching the Clock by Christopher L. Bennett
  91. JSA: Fair Play by Geoff Johns/various
  92. Sky Pirates of Valendor Vol. 1 by Everett Soares
  93. Fables: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham/various
  94. The Curse of Selwood by Martin T. Ingham
  95. The Tattered Banner by Duncan M. Hamilton
  96. Circuits of the Wind Vol. 2 by Michael Stutz
  97. Circuits of the Wind Vol. 3 by Michael Stutz
  98. Noah's Ark by Andrew J. Morgan
  99. Azlander: Second Nature by Gabriel Brunsdon
  100. Manifesto by Anonymous
  101. Why I Became a Muslim by Ian Nisbet


Pat Dilloway said...

I've got 241 now. I've read 7 of those on your list.

Nigel G. Mitchell said...

That's a pretty awesome list. I don't think my list would even crack fifty books.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

101 is impressive. Over 200? Sorry, I have a life! I'm like Nigel - I wouldn't quite hit 50 books.

Remembering Grace said...

This is brilliant. I haven't properly utilized my Goodreads account. You've inspired me.

Tony Laplume said...

Pat, I'm not sure, but I think that counts as slacking for the past two months.

Nigel, it's not really about the quantity but the quality, and about half this list is made up of five star reviews.

Diane, Pat has a life! It's in the books! Kidding, Pat!

Grace, it's been a slow process for me to utilize it myself. Two years ago I logged in only two books, although I read far more books in 2011 than that.


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