It’s my 12th Annual end of the year reading recap. Grand total: 30 books. I don’t think that’s my lowest total, but it’s no 98 titles like in 1997. And boy, oh boy did I hit the genre fiction this year. It did help to have lots of fun light reading while all the wedding planning and such was going on — too much to think about during all that to be reading weighty tomes.
Maybe I’ll finally get that “year of reading Proust” started in 2009. Ha! Who am I kidding? I started Swann’s Way more than once and kept falling asleep. I should go back to it just to cure my insomnia. I have lots of other good books on my shelves, so I need to range further afield in the coming year, though.
- The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden
- The Geographer’s Library by Jon Fasman
- Locked Rooms (Mary Russell Novels) by Laurie R. King
- The Art of Detection by Laurie R. King
- Standard Hero Behavior by John David Anderson
- The Best of MAKE (Make) by Mark Frauenfelder and Gareth Branwyn
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Volume 1: The Long Way Home by Joss Whedon, Andy Owens, Georges Jeanty, and Jo Chen
- Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert
- The Areas of My Expertise by John Hodgman
- Jane and His Lordship’s Legacy (Jane Austen Mysteries, book 8) by Stephanie Barron
- Justice Hall (Mary Russell Novels) by Laurie R. King
- The Game (Mary Russell Novels) by Laurie R. King
- The Somnambulist by Jonathan Barnes
- The Secret of Lost Things by Sheridan Hay
- The Archivist: A Novel by Martha Cooley
- The Egyptologist: A Novel by Arthur Phillips
- Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck
- Maps and Legends by Michael Chabon
- The Fencing Master by Arturo Perez-Reverte
- Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography by David Michaelis
- The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
- The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby
- Night Work (Kate Martinelli Mysteries) by Laurie R. King
- A Grave Talent (Kate Martinelli Mysteries) by Laurie R. King
- To Play The Fool (Kate Martinelli Mysteries) by Laurie R. King
- With Child (Kate Martinelli Mysteries) by Laurie R. King
- The Spice Box by Lou Jane Temple
- Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue
- Snobs by Julian Fellowes
- Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
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when i had really bad insomnia i read andy warhol’s diary before bed. worked like a charm.
So which of these 30 would you classify as the best? The worst?
Schultz and Peanuts, The Sonambulist, and Bel Canto make the top of the list.
Worst would be some of the books I didn’t ever finish. I should compile a list of those.