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Thu, Jan. 13th, 2005, 07:08 pm
The Big List

So, for those curious what I read this year, here's the list.

There's some stuff on it that I'm rather proud of (I genuinely thought I would not be able to finish the Tonnies) and some stuff I'm not so proud of (so sue me, I had an itch to re-read Piers Anthony). There's some re-reading and a hell of a lot of new reading; it omits all of February when I did nothing but read comics, and at least half the reading I did for school. But everything on here brought me at least a little bit of joy, and for that reason if for no other I'm glad that I kept track. This year, I'm hoping for more wonderful books, and I'm vowing to keep better track of my academic reading so I can include more of it on here.

When I've got some more time, I might even make some recommendations out of this vast pile . . . .


Starting in January 2004, I read . . . .

The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens
Tender Is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Breath of Suspension, Alexander Jablokov
Case Files of the Tracker, Tom Brown, Jr.
The Poems of Catullus, Gaius Valerius Catullus
How to Be Alone, Jonathan Franzen
Tears of the Giraffe, Alexander McCall Smith
From a Buick 8, Stephen King
Complete Stories, Dorothy Parker
The Bedside Book of Famous French Stories, ed. Belle Becker and Robert N. Linscott
The Last Defender of Camelot, Roger Zelazny
Toybox, Al Sarrantonio
Digital Fortress, Dan Brown
Evil Under the Sun, Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Agatha Christie
The Clocks, Agatha Christie
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe, Agatha Christie
Towards Zero, Agatha Christie
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne
True Love Waits, Wendy Kaminer
Sappho, trans. Mary Barnard
Childhood's End, Arthur C. Clarke
Villette, Charlotte Bronte
Morality for Beautiful Girls, Alexander McCall Smith
An Unofficial Rose, Iris Murdoch
The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Last Sherlock Holmes Story, Michael Dibdin
The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures, ed. Mike Ashley
My Sherlock Holmes, ed. Michael Kurland
Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
The Terminal Experiment, Robert J. Sawyer
Phantoms, Dean Koontz
The Kalahari Typing School For Men, Alexander McCall Smith
The Man With the $100,000 Breasts, Michael Konik
Living Large In Small Spaces, Marisa Bartolucci
The Price of Salt, Patricia Highsmith
In The Cut, Susanna Moore
Selected Short Stories, Guy de Maupassant
The Silent Gondoliers, William Goldman
The Bloody Chamber, Angela Carter
The Story Behind the Story, ed. Peter Turchi and Andrea Barrett
Deception Point, Dan Brown
Tropic of Night, Michael Gruber
Jewish Women's Literary Annual Vol. 1, ed. Henny Weinkart
The New Lovecraft Circle, ed. Robert M. Price
Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens
Snow in August, Pete Hamill
The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger
Nothing That Meets the Eye, Patricia Highsmith
Fast Girls: Teenage Tribes and the Myth of the Slut, Emily White
Global Woman: Nannies, Maids and Sex Workers In the New Economy, ed. Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild
Last Dance, Last Chance, Ann Rule
How I Learned to Cook, ed. Margo Perin
The Winter Queen, Boris Akunin
Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood
Eater, Gregory Benford
Left Behind, Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
Tribulation Force, Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
Nicolae, Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
Peyton Place, Grace Metalious
Borrowed Finery, Paula Fox
Best American Short Stories of the Century, ed. John Updike
Class, Paul Fussell
Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
Shadowland, Peter Straub
Fat Land, Greg Critser
The Bad Place, Dean Koontz
Snobbery, Joseph Epstein
Living It Up: America's Love Affair With Luxury, James B. Twitchell
The Business, Iain Banks
A Room With A View, E. M. Forster
Nicholas Nickleby, Charles Dickens
Tough Jews, Rich Cohen
When The Women Come Out To Dance, Elmore Leonard
Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis
Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic, John DeGraaf, David Wann and Thomas H. Naylor
Choke, Chuck Palahniuk
Catfight, Leora Tannenbaum
The Door In The Hedge, Robin McKinley
The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton
Tales Before Tolkien, ed. Douglas A. Anderson
On Being a Jewish Feminist, ed. Susannah Heschel
Night Lamp, Jack Vance
The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins
The Seduction of Water, Carol Goodman
The Face, Dean Koontz
Love and Hydrogen, Jim Shepard
A Terrible Beauty, Graham Masterton
Red Storm Rising, Tom Clancy
The Servants of Twilight, Dean Koontz
Best Ghost Stories, J. S. LeFanu
The Complete Oscar Wilde, Oscar Wilde
Pigs in Heaven, Barbara Kingsolver
Lilith's Brood, Octavia E. Butler
The Poet, Michael Connelly
Shutter Island, Dennis Lehane
The Godfather, Mario Puzo
The Homeward Bounders, Diana Wynne Jones
Faerie Tales, ed. Martin H. Greenberg and Russell Davis
What Was She Thinking?, Zoe Heller
Tom O'Bedlam, Robert Silverberg
Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman, E. W. Hornung
The Merlin Conspiracy, Diana Wynne Jones
Reading Lolita In Tehran, Azar Nafisi
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
Seven Seasons of Buffy, ed. Glenn Yeffeth
Witch's Business, Diana Wynne Jones
Shade's Children, Garth Nix
Dangerous Waters: Modern Piracy and Terror on the High Seas, John S. Burnett
Reefer Madness, Eric Schlosser
Samaritan, Richard Price
A Knot in the Grain, Robin McKinley
A Fistful of Sky, Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Faerie Tales, ed. Martin Greenberg and Russell Davis
Whose Body?, Dorothy L. Sayers
Clouds of Witness, Dorothy L. Sayers
Unnatural Death, Dorothy L. Sayers
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, Dorothy L. Sayers
Strong Poison, Dorothy L. Sayers
The Five Red Herrings, Dorothy L. Sayers
Have His Carcase, Dorothy L. Sayers
Murder Must Advertise, Dorothy L. Sayers
The Nine Tailors, Dorothy L. Sayers
Gaudy Night, Dorothy L. Sayers
Busman's Honeymoon, Dorothy L. Sayers
Thrones, Dominations, Dorothy L. Sayers
Lord Peter: The Lord Peter Wimsey Stories, Dorothy L. Sayers
Holes, Louis Sachar
Fabulous Small Jews, Joseph Epstein
The Law and the Lady, Wilkie Collins
The Old Curiosity Shop, Charles Dickens
The Dante Club, Matthew Pearl
Venetian Stories, Jane Turner Rylands
The Mezzanine, Nicholson Baker
The Second Shift, Arlie Russell Hochschild
Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad Stories, Sholom Aleichem
The Winner's Curse, Richard H. Thaler
Bangkok 8, John Burdett
Fletch, Gregory McDonald
The Blue Edge of Midnight, Jonathon King
The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton, Edith Wharton
Sentimental Education, Gustave Flaubert
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, John le Carre
The Honourable Schoolboy, John le Carre
Smiley's People, John le Carre
The Skull Mantra, Eliot Pattison
The Money Shot, Laura Grindstaff
The World of Tiers, Vol. 1, Philip Jose Farmer
The World of Tiers, Vol. 2, Philip Jose Farmer
Resurrection Man, Sean Stewart
Why Didn't They Ask Evans?, Agatha Christie
Lord Foul's Bane, Stephen R. Donaldson
The Illearth War, Stephen R. Donaldson
The Power that Preserves, Stephen R. Donaldson
The Wounded Land, Stephen R. Donaldson
The One Tree, Stephen R. Donaldson
White Gold Wielder, Stephen R. Donaldson
Mad Monkton and Other Stories, Wilkie Collins
To Engineer Is Human, Henry Petroski
Things You Should Know, A. M. Homes
Black Sunday, Thomas Harris
The Last Don, Mario Puzo
Omerta, Mario Puzo
Titan, John Varley
Wizard, John Varley
Demon, John Varley
Best American Mystery Stories 2003, ed. Michael Connelly
The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
Ancient Sorceries and Other Stories, Algernon Blackwood
The Princesse de Cleves, Madame de Lafayette
Gothic Tales, Elizabeth Gaskell
Appetites: Why Women Want, Caroline Knapp
Woman's Inhumanity to Woman, Phyllis Chesler
Community and Civil Society, Ferdinand Tonnies
Dear Valued Customer, You Are A Loser, Rick Broadhead
Lady Audley's Secret, Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The Division of Labor in Society, Emile Durkheim
The Rules of Sociological Method, Emile Durkheim
Against Love: A Polemic, Laura Kipnis
Braving Home, Jake Halpern
Split Infinity, Piers Anthony
Blue Adept, Piers Anthony
Juxtaposition, Piers Anthony
Out of Phaze, Piers Anthony
Robot Adept, Piers Anthony
Unicorn Point, Piers Anthony
Phaze Doubt, Piers Anthony
Poetics, Aristotle
Eye in the Sky, Philip K. Dick
L'Assommoir, Emile Zola
Death on the Nile, Agatha Christie
100 Strokes of the Brush Before Bed, Melissa P.
The Theory of the Leisure Class, Thorstein Veblen
The World at Night, Alan Furst
Red Gold, Alan Furst
Oedipus Rex, Sophocles
Spies, Michael Frayn
The Day of the Jackal, Frederick Forsyth
The Terminal Man, Michael Crighton
The Rose and the Beast, Francesca Lia Block
Trauma, Graham Masterton
The Amityville Horror, Jay Anson
Heavenly Date, Alexander McCall Smith
The Public and its Problems, John Dewey
The Mammoth Book of Roaring Twenties Whodunnits, ed. Mike Ashley
Lost Boy Lost Girl, Peter Straub
Narrative Dynamics, ed. Brian Richardson
If On A Winter's Night A Traveler, Italo Calvino
Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi
Perseplis 2, Marjane Satrapi
Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud
The Mysteries of Udolpho, Ann Radcliffe
Land of the Living, Nicci French
Avenger, Frederick Forsyth
Why Things Bite Back, Edward Tenner
Germinal, Emile Zola
Flood, Andrew Vachss
Strega, Andrew Vachss
Blue Belle, Andrew Vachss
Hard Candy, Andrew Vachss
Blossom, Andrew Vachss
Sacrifice, Andrew Vachss
Down in the Zero, Andrew Vachss
Footsteps of the Hawk, Andrew Vachss
False Allegations, Andrew Vachss
Safe House, Andrew Vachss
Choice of Evil, Andrew Vachss
Dead and Gone, Andrew Vachss
Pain Management, Andrew Vachss
Only Child, Andrew Vachss
When We Were Orphans, Kazuo Ishiguro
The Saskiad, Brian Hall
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon
White and Other Tales of Ruin, Tim Lebbon
The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury
The Figure in the Carpet, Henry James
The Deceiver, Frederick Forsyth
The Black House, Patricia Highsmith
Same Difference, Rosalind Barnett and Caryl Rivers
Cousin Bette, Honore de Balzac
Cousin Pons, Honore de Balzac
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke, Arthur C. Clarke
The Progress Paradox, Gregg Easterbrook
Watchtower, Elizabeth A. Lynn
The Dancers of Arun, Elizabeth A. Lynn
The Northern Girl, Elizabeth A. Lynn
The Tristan Betrayal, Robert Ludlum
What Is Art?, Leo Tolstoy
Belinda, Anne Rice
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
Odd Thomas, Dean Koontz
McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories, ed. Michael Chabon
The Cheating Culture, David Callahan
Seven for the Apocalypse, Kit Reed
The Lady Vanishes, Ethel Lina White
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

Thu, Jan. 13th, 2005 09:11 pm (UTC)
gamerchick

...Holy CRAP you read a lot. Where do you find the time?

Thu, Jan. 13th, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
kleenestar

I don't find time to read; I make it. I go to bed an hour early and read for an hour before I fall asleep. I tote a book everywhere I go and read on the subway, on line, in doctors' offices. I don't watch TV and I definitely play fewer computer games than I should. And, admittedly, it helps that I read really, really fucking fast - at least when I'm reading something I enjoy.

Fri, Jan. 14th, 2005 10:24 am (UTC)
boffo9

Meep.

Sun, Oct. 4th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
chaiya

I am still impressed with this list, and revisit it on occasion when I need inspiring. :)