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1000 books

By Heather

A new year, a renewed reading challenge: 100 books a year. On the slow, steady road to one thousand books. Current count: 613.

2016 

  1. King Charles III by Mike Bartlett (Jan 1)
  2. Hiroshima by John Hersey (Jan 1)
  3. Crucible: All-New Tales of Valdemar edited by Mercedes Lackey (Jan 3)
  4. He’s Just Not That Into You by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tucillo (Jan 10)
  5. In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan (Jan 17)
  6. Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey (Jan 19)

2015 

  1. Pietr the Latvian by Georges Simenon (Jan 30)
  2. Down the Long Hills by Louis L’Amour (Feb 11)
  3. No True Way: All-New Tales of Valdemar edited by Mercedes Lackey (Feb 17)
  4. The Quick and the Dead by Louis L’Amour (Feb 17)
  5. Clean by Alex Hughes (Feb 19)
  6. Payoff by Alex Hughes (Feb 20)
  7. Sharp by Alex Hughes (Feb 21)
  8. Marked by Alex Hughes (Feb 22)
  9. Vacant by Alex Hughes (Feb 28)
  10. Diversity and Motivation by Margaret Ginsbert & Beth Wlodkowski (Mar 1)
  11. Developing Helping Skills by Chang et al. (Mar 22)
  12. Ethics in Action by Jane Ann McLachlan (Apr 28)
  13. The Subprimes by Karl Taro Greenfield (May 5)
  14. Nemesis Games by James S. A. Corey (Jun 12)
  15. Transformative Learning in Practice by Jack Mezirow (Jun 21)
  16. Rapid Instructional Design by George M. Piskurich (Jun 20)
  17. Among the Selkirk Glaciers by William Spotswood Green (Jun 28)
  18. Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata (Jul 25)
  19. Old Man’s War by John Scalzi (Aug 1)
  20. Laudato Si: On the Care of Our Common Home by Pope Francis (Aug 3)
  21. Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi (Aug 9)
  22. Another Great Day at Sea by Geoff Dyer (Aug 9)
  23. The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi (Aug 14)
  24. The Last Colony by John Scalzi (Aug 19)
  25. Deep Breath and Hold Tight by Jason Gurley (Sept 30)
  26. Distrust that Particular Flavor by William Gibson (Oct 30)
  27. Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat (Dec 24)

2014 

  1. Through England on a Side-Saddle by Celia Fiennes (Jan 1)
  2. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini (Jan 9)
  3. Carmen by Prosper Mérimée (Jan 19)
  4. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger (Jan 25)
  5. Agamemnon by Aeschylus (Robert Fagles, trans.) (Feb 3)
  6. The Libation Bearers by Aeschylus (Robert Fagles, trans.) (Feb 5)
  7. The Eumenides by Aeschylus (Robert Fagles, trans.) (Feb 8)
  8. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad (Feb 9)
  9. Within the Tides by Joseph Conrad (Feb 15)
  10. The Martian by Andy Weir (Feb 23)
  11. Memory by Anne Whitehead (Mar 1)
  12. Leaving the Sea by Ben Marcus (Mar 8)
  13. Night by Elie Wiesel (Mar 8)
  14. Dawn by Elie Wiesel (Mar 8)
  15. Day by Elie Wiesel (Mar 8)
  16. The Mutant Season by Karen Haber and Robert Silverberg (Mar 9)
  17. Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer (Mar 15)
  18. Definitely Maybe by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (Mar 16)
  19. The Walking Dead Vol. 17 Something to Fear by Robert Kirkman, Cliff Rathburn, & Charles Adlard (Mar 22)
  20. The Walking Dead Vol. 18 What Comes After by Robert Kirkman, Cliff Rathburn, & Charles Adlard (Mar 22)
  21. The Walking Dead Vol. 19 The March to War by Robert Kirkman, Cliff Rathburn, & Charles Adlard (Mar 22)
  22. The Walking Dead Vol. 20 All Out War Part 1by Robert Kirkman, Cliff Rathburn, & Charles Adlard (Mar 22)
  23. [sic] by Nikki Reimer (Mar 23)
  24. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (Mar 29)
  25. Neuromancer by William Gibson (Mar 30)
  26. A Mind Apart: Understanding Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome by Peter Szatmari (Apr 5)
  27. Quirky, Yes — Hopeless, No by Cynthia La Brie Norall and Beth Wagner Brust (Apr 12)
  28. Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey (Apr 16)
  29. Caliban’s War by James S. A. Corey (Apr 18)
  30. Save the Cat by Blake Snyder (Apr 20)
  31. Save the Cat Goes to the Movies by Blake Snyder (Apr 20)
  32. The Butcher of Anderson Station by James S. A. Corey (Apr 21)
  33. Gods of Risk by James S. A. Corey (Apr 21)
  34. Abaddon’s Gate by James S. A. Corey (Apr 26)
  35. Starve Better: Surviving the Endless Horror of the Writing Life by Nick Mamatas (May 3)
  36. The Night Shift by Brian Goldman (May 3)
  37. A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick (May 10)
  38. Flight to Arras by Antoine de Saint-Expury (May 16)
  39. Flashes of War by Katey Schultz (May 19)
  40. Variable Star by Robert Heinlein and Spider Robinson (May 22)
  41. Cibola Burn by James S. A. Corey (Jun 21)
  42. Writing the Other: A Practical Approach by Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward (Jun 26)
  43. Crown of Renewal by Elizabeth Moon (Jun 30)
  44. Critical Mass: Sculpture by Shayne Dark by Carla Garnet and Gil McElroy (Jun 30)
  45. Total Recall by Philip K. Dick (Jul 4)
  46. Count Zero by William Gibson (Jul 13)
  47. World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters (Jul 30)
  48. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman (Aug 2)
  49. Propaganda by Edward L. Bernays (Aug 9)
  50. Pirate’s Honor by Chris A. Jackson (Aug 10)
  51. Skinwalkers by Wendy N. Wagner (Aug 10)
  52. Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction by Adrian Poole (Aug 23)
  53. Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction by Veronique Mottier (Aug 23)
  54. HIV/AIDS: A Very Short Introduction by Alan Whiteside (Aug 24)
  55. The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction by Klaus Dodds (Aug 28)
  56. The Secret Language of Doctors by Brian Goldman (Aug 30)
  57. The Plague: A Very Short of Introduction by Paul Slack (Sept 1)
  58. Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction by Bill McGuire (Sept 1)
  59. The State of the Art by Iain Banks (Sept 5)
  60. The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki by anonymous (Sept 6)
  61. Parasite by Mira Grant (Sept 6)
  62. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Sept 7)
  63. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Sept 7)
  64. On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Sept 7)
  65. By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Sept 7)
  66. The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Sept 8)
  67. Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Sept 12)
  68. These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Sept 12)
  69. The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Sept 12)
  70. Cyborg Citizen: Politics in the Posthuman Age by Chris Habl Gray (Sept 20)
  71. Sorting Daemons: Art, Surveillance Regimes, and Social Control by Jan Allen (Sept 20)
  72. A Once Crowded Sky by Tom King (Sept 21)
  73. Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Sept 26)
  74. Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden’s Syndrome by John Scalzi (Sept 26)
  75. Lock In by John Scalzi (Sept 27)
  76. Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach (Sept 28)
  77. Honor’s Knight by Rachel Bach (Sept 30)
  78. Heaven’s Queen by Rachel Bach (Oct 1)
  79. Fighting Kat by P. J. Schnyder (Oct 5)
  80. A Soldier’s Duty by Jean Johnson (Oct 6)
  81. Hunting Kat by P. J. Schnyder (Oct 11)
  82. Closer to Home by Mercedes Lackey (Oct 12)
  83. The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Oct 20)
  84. Buried by Ken Wylie (Oct 22)
  85. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff (Oct 24)
  86. The Log from the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck (Nov 5)
  87. The Shining by Stephen King (Nov 7)
  88. Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Nov 16)
  89. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Nov 16)
  90. Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Nov 16)
  91. Scott Pilgrim Gets it Together by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Nov 16)
  92. Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Dec 2)
  93. Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Dec 3)

2013

  1. The 39 Steps by John Buchan (Jan 1)
  2. The Hollywood Economist 2.0: The Hidden Financial Reality Behind the Movies by Jay Edward Epstein (Jan 5)
  3. Walking for Fitness: The Beginner’s Handbook by Marnie Caron (Jan 6)
  4. How the Dead Live by Derek Raymond (Jan 14)
  5. Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth by Margaret Atwood (Jan 19)
  6. Eaesy Money by Gail Vaz-Oxlade (Jan 19)
  7. Not the Last Goodbye: On Life, Death, Healing, and Cancer by David Servan-Schreiber (Jan 19)
  8. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (Jan 19)
  9. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (Jan 23)
  10. The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester (Jan 24)
  11. The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller (Jan 25)
  12. The Awakened Mage by Karen Miller (Jan 29)
  13. The 2012 O. Henry Prize Stories edited by Laura Furman (Feb 3)
  14. The Reinvention of the Human Hand by Paul Vermeersch (Feb 3)
  15. Civil Elegies and Other Poems by Dennis Lee (Feb 3)
  16. Pigeon: Poems by Karen Solie (Feb 3)
  17. The Reverberator by Henry James (Feb 9)
  18. Three Bedrooms in Manhattan by Georges Simenon (Feb 10)
  19. I Was Dora Suarez by Derek Raymond (Feb 16)
  20. Gordon Ramsey: On Top of the World by Neil Simpson (Feb 16)
  21. Dean Man Upright by Derek Raymond (Feb 23)
  22. The Disappearance of Childhood by Neil Postman (Feb 24)
  23. First Shift by Hugh Howey (Mar 3)
  24. Second Shift by Hugh Howey (Mar 3)
  25. Third Shift by Hugh Howey (Mar 3)
  26. Foundations by Mercedes Lackey (Mar 5)
  27. Intrigues by Mercedes Lackey (Mar 5)
  28. Changes by Mercedes Lackey (Mar 10)
  29. Barometer Rising by Hugh Maclennan (Mar 20)
  30. Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey (Mar 30>
  31. Arrow’s Flight by Mercedes Lackey (Mar 31)
  32. Arrow’s Fall by Mercedes Lackey (Apr 7)
  33. Crystal Singer by Anne McCaffrey (Apr 8)
  34. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (Apr 11)
  35. To Build a Fire and Other Favorite Stories by Jack London (Apr 12)
  36. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer (Apr 13)
  37. Dead Man Working by Carl Cederstrom and Peter Fleming (Apr 14)
  38. The Art of Comforting: What to Say and Do for People in Distress by Val Walker (Apr 14)
  39. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Apr 16)
  40. The Lemoine Affair by Marcel Proust (Apr 17)
  41. The Duel by Joseph Conrad (Apr 27)
  42. Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (Apr 27)
  43. Dreams of Glory: The Sources of Apocalyptic Terror by Richard K. Fenn (Apr 28)
  44. The Administration of Fear by Paul virilio (Apr 28)
  45. The Distracted Preacher by Thomas Hardy (Apr 28)
  46. Swordfish: A Biography of the Ocean Gladiator by Richard Ellis (May 4)
  47. The Ministry of Fear by Graham Green (May 4)
  48. World War Z by Max Brooks (May 4)
  49. The Little Blue-Eyed Vampire from Hell by Richard Ellis (May 5)
  50. A Country Doctor’s Notebook by Mikhail Bulgakov (May 17)
  51. O’Keefe by Jane Souter (May 19)
  52. Landscape Painting by Norbert Wolf (May 19)
  53. Turner by Eric Shanes (May 19)
  54. Case Studies in Infectious Disease: Influenza by Peter Lydgard (May 19)
  55. The Franchiser by Stanley Elkin (May 20)
  56. Shadows on the Rocks by Willa Cather (May 22)
  57. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (May 26)
  58. All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot (Jun 2)
  59. Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson by Mary Rowlandson (Jun 9)
  60. The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy by Lauren F. Streicher (Jun 15)
  61. The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey (Jun 16)
  62. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (Jun 17)
  63. Departures: Seven Stories from Heathrow by Tony Parsons (Jun 18)
  64. A Week at the Airport: A Heathrow Diary by Alain de Botton (Jun 18)
  65. Klee by Donald Wigan (Jun 18)
  66. A Diamond as Big as the Ritz by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Jun 18)
  67. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling (Jun 19)
  68. Snowball’s Chance by John Reed (Jun 19)
  69. Upper Level Disturbances by Kevin Goodan (Jun 20)
  70. The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by Alain de Botton (Jun 23)
  71. Farside by Ben Bova (Jun 27)
  72. Jupiter by Ben Bova (Jun 29)
  73. Button, Button by Richard Matheson (Jun 29)
  74. The Paris Reivew #204 by various (Jun 30)
  75. Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson (Jun 30)
  76. Tales of Lonely Trails by Zane Grey (Jul 1)
  77. Spark: How Creativity Works by Julie Burstein (Jul 6)
  78. Inside Delta Force by Eric Hanley (Jul 10)
  79. The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction by Philip Athans (Jul 11)
  80. Extraordinary Weather Richard Hamblyn (Jul 11)
  81. Hysterectomy for Benign Disease by Mark D. Walters and Matthew D. Barber (Jul 12)
  82. Hysterectomy: Exploring Your Options by Edward E. WAllach and Esther Eisenberg (Jul 12)
  83. If There is Something to Desire: One Hundred Poems by Vera Pavlova (Jul 12)
  84. Wild Flowers in the Rockies by George A. Hardy and Winifred V. Hardy (Jul 14)
  85. Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Vern (Jul 18)
  86. His Shoes Were Too Tight by Edward Lear (Jul 20)
  87. Writing Mysteries edited by Sue Grafton (Jul 21)
  88. Book of Clouds by Chloe Aridjis (Jul 28)
  89. A Pair of Silk Stockings and Other Short Stories by Kate Chopin (Aug 2)
  90. Countdown City by Ben H. Winters (Aug 10)
  91. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad (Aug 11)
  92. The Pawnbroker by Edward Lewis Wallant (Aug 12)
  93. Nightmare at 20,000 Feet: Horror Stories by Richard Matheson (Aug 18)
  94. Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern edited by Todd McCaffrey (Aug 18)
  95. The Eternal Philistine by Ödön von Horváth (Aug 31)
  96. Redoubt by Mercedes Lackey (Sept 2)
  97. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary (Sept 13)
  98. Limits of Power by Elizabeth Moon (Sept 15)
  99. The Warden by Anthony Trollope (Sept 22)
  100. Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics by Michael Ignatieff (Sept 27)
  101. Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Sept 28)
  102. Bastion by Mercedes Lackey (Oct 4)
  103. Harvest by Jim Crace (Oct 12)
  104. Too Like the Lightning by Dana Chambers (Oct 15)
  105. No Orchids for Miss Blandish by James Hadley Chase (Oct 17)
  106. Spell of the Yukon by Robert Service (Oct 18)
  107. The Colonel’s Lady by Clifton Admans (Oct 22)
  108. The Law of the Trigger by Clifton Adams (Oct 24)
  109. The Desperado by Clifton Adams (Oct 27)
  110. The Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (Oct 28)
  111. A Noose for the Desperado by Clifton Adams (Oct 31)
  112. The River by Gary Paulsen (Nov 3)
  113. Brian’s Winter by Gary Paulsen (Nov 3)
  114. Brian’s Return by  Gary Paulsen (Nov 3)
  115. Brian’s Hunt by Gary Paulsen (Nov 6)
  116. The Elegant Cockroach by Deidre Anne Martin & illustrated by Stefanie Augustine (Nov 7)
  117. Night of the White Deer by Jack Bushnell & Miguel Co (illus.) (Nov 10)
  118. When Children Kill: A Social-Psychological Study of Youth Homicide by Katharine D. Kelly and Mark Totten (Nov 10)
  119. True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet by Lola Douglas (Nov 11)
  120. More Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet by Lola Douglas (Nov 11)
  121. Black Snow by Mikhail Bulgakov (Nov 13)
  122. Runaway Devil  by Robert Remington and Sherri Zickefoose (Nov 16)
  123. Waiting for Godot  by Samuel Beckett (Nov 17)
  124. Island in the Sea of Time by S. M. Stirling (Nov 19)
  125. The Archers: The Ambridge Chronicles by Joanna Toye and Karen Farrington (Nov 22)
  126. An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield (Nov 23)
  127. Sassinak by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon (Nov 30)
  128. The Homecoming by Harold Pinter (Dec 1)
  129. Asunder by Chloe Aridjis (Dec 8)
  130. Sun in Glory and Other Tales of Valdemar edited by Mercedes Lackey (Dec 15)
  131. Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding (Dec 19)
  132. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding (Dec 20)
  133. Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding (Dec 21)
  134. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg (Dec 21)
  135. Against the Tide of Years by S. M. Stirling (Dec 26)
  136. The Stranger by Albert Camus (Dec 27)

2012

  1. Under the Vale and Other Tales of Valdemar edited by Mercedes Lackey (Jan 3)
  2. The Empty Land by Louis L’Amour (Jan 8)
  3. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies by Matt Mogk (Jan 14)
  4. Stop What You’re Doing and Read This! by various (Jan 14)
  5. A Cruel Madness by Colin Thubron (Jan 15)
  6. Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction by Leela Gandhi (Jan 20)
  7. How the Two Ivans Quarrelled by Nikolai Gogol (Jan 25)
  8. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot (Jan 26)
  9. The Journals of Lewis and Clark edited by Frank Bergon (Jan 28)
  10. Cover Her Face by P. D. James (Jan 29)
  11. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (Jan 31)
  12. The Nice Old Man and the Pretty Girl by Italo Svevo (Feb 4)
  13. A Mind to Murder by P. D. James (Feb 4)
  14. The Journals of Captain Jook by James Cook (edited by Philip Edwards) (Feb 5)
  15. Discovery of the Yosemite and the Indian War of 1851 Which Led To That Event by Lafayette Houghton Bunnell (Feb 7)
  16. Lady Susan by Jane Austen (Feb 8)
  17. Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey (Feb 11)
  18. The Land of Feast and Famine by Helge Ingstad (Feb 11)
  19. The Colonizer and the Colonized by Albert Memmi (Feb 13)
  20. Exploration Fawcett by Percy Fawcett (Feb 15)
  21. The Ethics of Torture by J. Jeremy Wisnewski and R. D. Emerick (Feby 18)
  22. Finding the Way and Other Tales of Valdemar edited by Mercedes Lackey (Feb 18)
  23. Crossroads and Other Tales of Valdemar edited by Mercedes Lackey (Feb 19)
  24. How I found Livingstone in Central Africa by Henry M. Stanley (Feb 19)
  25. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (Feb 20)
  26. The South Pole (Volume 1) by Roald Amundsen (Feb 24)
  27. The South Pole (Volume 2) by Roald Amundsen (Feb 26)
  28. Unnatural Causes by P. D. James (Feb 26)
  29. The Flu by Jacqueline Druga (Feb 27)
  30. A Sleep and a Forgetting by William Dean Howells (Mar 1)
  31. Journals: Captain Scott’s Last Expedition by Robert Falcon Scott (Mar 3)
  32. Shroud for a Nightingale by P. D. James (Mar 6)
  33. Southby Ernest Shackleton (Mar 10)
  34. Conversations with Landscape edited by Karls Benedicktsson and Katrin Anna Lund (Mar 11)
  35. The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing edited by Peter Hulme and Tim Youngs (Mar 21)
  36. Essay on the Geography of Plants by Alexander von Humboldt and Aime Bonpland; translated by Sylvie Romanowski (Mar 22)
  37. The Fifty Years’ Work of the Royal Geographical Society by Clements R. Markham (Mar 24)
  38. A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful by Edmund Burke (Mar 24)
  39. Short Stories for Short Flights by Maurice P. Sullivan (Mar 25)
  40. The Rhetoric of Empire: Colonial Discourse in Journalism, Travel Writing, and Imperial Administration by David Spurr (Mar 29)
  41. The Touchstone by Edith Wharton (Mar 30)
  42. Hard Times by Charles Dickens (Apr 2)
  43. The Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone By by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Cliff Rathburn & Charles Adlard (Apr 6)
  44. The Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us by Kirkman, Moore, Rathburn & Adlard (Apr 6)
  45. The Walking Dead Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars by Kirkman, Moore, Rathburn & Adlard (Apr 6)
  46. The Walking Dead Vol 4. Heart’s Desire by Kirkman, Moore, Rathburn & Adlard (Apr 6)
  47. The Walking Dead Vol. 5 The Best Defense by Kirkman, Moore, Rathburn & Adlard (Apr 6)
  48. The Walking Dead Vol. 6 This Sorrowful Life by Kirkman, Moore, Rathburn & Adlard (Apr 6)
  49. The Walking Dead Vol. 7 The Calm Before by Kirkman, Moore, Rathburn & Adlard (Apr 6)
  50. The Walking Dead Vol. 8 Made to Suffer by Kirkman, Moore, Rathburn & Adlard (Apr 6)
  51. The Walking Dead Vol. 9 Here We Remain by Kirkman, Moore, Rathburn & Adlard (Apr 6)
  52. The Walking Dead Vol. 10 What We Became by Kirkman, Moore, Rathburn & Adlard (Apr 7)
  53. The Walking Dead Vol. 11 Fear the Hunters by Kirkman, Moore, Rathburn & Adlard (Apr 7)
  54. The Walking Dead Vol. 12 Life Among Them by Kirkman, Moore, Rathburn & Adlard (Apr 7)
  55. The Walking Dead Vol. 13 Too Far Gone by Kirkman, Moore, Rathburn & Adlard (Apr 8)
  56. The Walking Dead Vol. 14 No Way Out by Kirkman, Moore, Rathburn & Adlard (Apr 8)
  57. The Walking Dead Vol. 15 We Find Ourselves by Kirkman, Moore, Rathburn & Adlard (Apr 8)
  58. The Edwardians by Vita Sackville-West (Apr 11)
  59. The Awakening by Kate Chopin (Apr 15)
  60. The President by Georges Simenon (Apr 16)
  61. The Train by Georges Simenon (Apr 20)
  62. A Night to Remember by Walter Lord (Apr 22)
  63. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad (Apr 27)
  64. Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart (May 11)
  65. Seen Reading by Julie Wilson (May 11)
  66. Hrafnkel’s Saga and Other Icelandic Stories by Hermann Pálsson (trans) (May 12)
  67. Metatropolis edited by John Scalzi (May 19)
  68. Life is About Losing Everything by Lynn Crosbie (May 20)
  69. The Long Walk by Stephen King (May 21)
  70. He Died With His Eyes Open by Derek Raymond (May 27)
  71. Palace of the Peacock by Wilson Harris (May 29)
  72. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett (Jun 2)
  73. A Theory of Adaptation by Linda Hutcheon (Jun 2)
  74. Adaptation and Appropriation by Julie Sanders (Jun 3)
  75. Out of the Blue by Jan Wong (Jun 9)
  76. Faithful Ruslan by Georgi Vladimov (Jun 16)
  77. Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome (Jun 24)
  78. The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes by Amanda Ripley (Jun 24)
  79. Echoes of Betrayal by Elizabeth Moon (Jun 28)
  80. The Dialogic Imagination by Mikhail Bakhtin (Jul 7)
  81. A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People by Gabe Foreman (Jul 8)
  82. Redshirts by John Scalzi (Jul 8)
  83. The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement by Jean M. Twenge and W. Keith Campbell (Jul 8)
  84. Survivors by Z. A. Recht (Jul 15)
  85. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (Jul 19)
  86. The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett (Jul 22)
  87. The Lives of Things by José Saramago (Jul 23)
  88. Zone One by Colson Whitehead (Jul 28)
  89. Pock’s World by Dave Duncan (Jul 29)
  90. Feed by Mira Grant (Aug 5)
  91. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells (Aug 5)
  92. Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky (Aug 6)
  93. Militainment, Inc.: War, Media, and Popular Culture by Roger Stahl (Aug 10)
  94. The Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord (Aug 11)
  95. Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11 by various (Aug 12)
  96. After 9/11: Cultural Dimensions of American Global Power by Richard Crockatt (Aug 17)
  97. Amusement Park Rides by Martin Easdown (Aug 19)
  98. The 9/11 Commission Report by National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (Aug 19)
  99. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett (Aug 27)
  100. First as Tragedy, Then as Face by Savoj Zizek (Aug 29)
  101. Non Stop Inertia by Ivor Southwood (Aug 30)
  102. The Desert Spear by Peter V. Brett (Sept 1)
  103. A Brief History of Neoliberalism by David Harvey (Sept 2)
  104. The Moral Neoliberal by Andrea Muehlebach (Sept 2)
  105. Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley (Sept 6)
  106. Where Angels Fear to Tread by E. M. Forster (Sept 10)
  107. The Horla by Guy de Maupassant (Sept 13)
  108. The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain (Sept 20)
  109. The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker (Sept 20)
  110. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (Sept 24)
  111. Travels With Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck (Sept 29)
  112. Adonais by Percy Bysshe Shelley (Oct 7)
  113. My Sister’s a Barista: How They Made Starbucks a Home Away From Homeby John Simmons (Oct 11)
  114. The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry by various (Oct 14)
  115. The Wild Frontier by Pierre Berton (Oct 20)
  116. The Great Depression: 1929-1939 by Pierre Berton (Oct 27)
  117. Niagara: A History of the Falls by Pierre Berton (Oct 30)
  118. After edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (Nov 4)
  119. Wool by Hugh Howey (Nov 7)
  120. Proper Gauge by Hugh Howey (Nov 8)
  121. The Creative Writer by Earle Birney (Nov 10)
  122. Casting Off by Hugh Howey (Nov 10)
  123. The Unraveling by Hugh Howey (Nov 11)
  124. The Stranded by Hugh Howey (Nov 11)
  125. The Alienist by Machado de Assis (Nov 13)
  126. Bedbugs by Ben Winters (Nov 13)
  127. The Opulent Eye: Late Victorian and Edwardian Taste in Interior Design by Nicholas Cooper (Nov 14)
  128. The Last Policeman by Ben Winters (Nov 16)
  129. Turvey by Earle Birney (Nov 17)
  130. The Devil’s Home on Leave by Derek Raymond (Nov 20)
  131. Joseph Anton: A Memoir by Salman Rushdie (Nov 24)
  132. John Dies at the End by David Wong (Nov 27)
  133. Poetry After 9/11 edited by Dennis Loy Johnson and Valerie Merians (Nov 27)
  134. Memoir of a Debulked Woman by Susan Gubar (Dec 6)
  135. A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke (Dec 22)
  136. How To Sharpen Pencils by David Rees (Dec 23)
  137. The Hammer of God by Arthur C. Clarke (Dec 23)
  138. Seize the Day by Saul Bellow (Dec 25)

2011

  1. Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi (Jan 1)
  2. Confessions of an English Opium Eater by Thomas De Quincey (Jan 3)
  3. The Border Legion by Zane Grey (Jan 8 )
  4. The Last of the Plainsmen by Zane Grey (Jan 10)
  5. Watership Down by Richard Adams (Jan 15)
  6. The Unbinding by Walter Kirn (Jan 15)
  7. Up in the Air by Walter Kirn (Jan 16)
  8. The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand (Jan 20)
  9. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua (Jan 22)
  10. The Cherokee Trail by Louis L’Amour (Jan 22)
  11. When the Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs (Jan 26)
  12. Down the Long Hills by Louis L’Amour (Jan 27)
  13. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (Jan 28)
  14. Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck (Feb 6)
  15. The Illumination by Kevin Brockmeier (Feb 9)
  16. Bombs Away by John Steinbeck (Feb 13)
  17. The Blue Light Project by Timothy Taylor (Feb 17)
  18. Plague of the Dead by Z. A. Recht (Feb 20)
  19. Thunder and Ashes by Z. A. Recht (Feb 21)
  20. The Rules According to JWOWW by Jenni Farley (Feb 21)
  21. This Cake is for the Party by Sarah Selecky (Feb 23)
  22. Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue (Feb 25)
  23. The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Mar 2)
  24. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Mar 3)
  25. This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Mar 4)
  26. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Mar 5)
  27. Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt (Mar 12)
  28. Post-Apocalyptic Culture: Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Twentieth-Century Novel by Teresa Heffernan (Mar 12)
  29. Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris (Mar 12)
  30. Solar by Ian McEwan (Mar 13)
  31. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Mar 20)
  32. The Red Pony by John Steinbeck (Mar 20)
  33. Moon is Down by John Steinbeck (Mar 22)
  34. After the End: Representations of Post-Apocalypse by James Berger (Mar 24)
  35. The Last Man by Mary Shelly (Apr 3)
  36. The Sense of an Ending by Frank Kermode (Apr 6)
  37. Sweet Valley Confidential by Francine Pascal (Apr 7)
  38. The Performance Studies Reader edited by Henry Bial (Apr 9)
  39. The Emancipated Spectator by Jacques Rancière (Apr 10)
  40. The Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection by Julia Kristeva (Apr 12)
  41. Behavior in Public Places by Erving Goffman (Apr 16)
  42. Oath of Fealty by Elizabeth Moon (Apr 17)
  43. Hater by David Moody (Apr 20)
  44. Under the Dome by Stephen King (Apr 24)
  45. Here’s the Situation by Mike Sorrentino (Apr 24)
  46. Recreational Terror: Women and the Pleasure of Horror Film Viewing by Isabel Cristina Pinedo (Apr 25)
  47. Other People We Married by Emma Straub (Apr 28)
  48. Postmodern Apocalypse edited by Richard Dellamora (Apr 29)
  49. Kings of the North by Elizabeth Moon (Apr 30)
  50. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (May 1)
  51. 2:46 Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake by various (May 1)
  52. 2011 PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories edited by Laura Furman (May 8 )
  53. Bats or Swallows by Teri Vlassopoulos (May 9)
  54. One of These Things is Not Like the Others by Stephanie Johnson (May 12)
  55. Under an Afghan Sky by Mellissa Fung (May 13)
  56. Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey (May 21)
  57. If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t) by Betty White (May 21)
  58. Machine of Death edited by Ryan North, Matthew Bernardo, and David Malki (May 21)
  59. Space Prison by Tom Godwin (May 21)
  60. Voices of Akenfield by Ronald Blythe (May 22)
  61. Coming Up For Air by George Orwell (May 22)
  62. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell (May 28)
  63. Ambulancing on the French Front by Edward R. Coyle (May 30)
  64. The Living Daylights by Ian Fleming – Penguin Mini Modern Classics (Jun 5)
  65. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming (Jun 9)
  66. Let and Let Die by Ian Fleming (Jun 11)
  67. Moonraker by Ian Fleming (Jun 13)
  68. Diamonds are Forever by Ian Fleming (Jun 18)
  69. From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming (Jun 18)
  70. Dr. No by Ian Fleming (Jun 21)
  71. Goldfinger by Ian Fleming (Jun 27)
  72. For Your Eyes Only by Ian Fleming (Jun 28)
  73. The Ladies of the Corridor by Dorothy Parker (Jun 28)
  74. Thunderball by Ian Fleming (Jul 1)
  75. The Spy Who Loved Me by Ian Fleming (Jul 1)
  76. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (Jul 3)
  77. Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville (Jul 3)
  78. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James (Jul 6)
  79. Now Playing by Shellie Zacharia (Jul 9)
  80. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by Ian Fleming (Jul 10)
  81. The Opportune Moment, 1855 by Patrik Ouředník (Jul 16)
  82. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell (Jul 16)
  83. Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden (Jul 24)
  84. Brightly Burning by Mercedes Lackey (Jul 25)
  85. Exile’s Valor by Mercedes Lackey (Jul 28)
  86. Exile’s Honor by Mercedes Lackey (Jul 29)
  87. Owlflight by Mercedes Lackey (Jul 30)
  88. May Day by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Aug 3)
  89. The Death of Grass by John Christopher (Aug 7)
  90. My Life by Anton Chekhov (Aug 7)
  91. The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling (Aug 7)
  92. The Dialogue of Dogs by Miguel de Cervantes (Aug 13)
  93. Season of Youth: The Bildungsroman from Dickens to Golding by Jerome H. Buckley (Aug 14)
  94. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Aug 16)
  95. The Coffins of Little Hope by Timothy Schaffert (Aug 20)
  96. Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons From a Writing Life by Terry Brooks (Aug 21)
  97. Death, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Adolescent Literature by Kathryn James (Aug 22)
  98. Catching Fire By Suzanne Collins (Aug 28)
  99. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Aug 28)
  100. Vimy by Pierre Berton (Sept 13)
  101. The Lieutenant by Andre Dubus (Sept 18)
  102. Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande (Sept 22)
  103. You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming (Sept 23)
  104. The Man With the Golden Gun by Ian Fleming (Sept 24)
  105. The Plague by Alberta Camus (Sept 24)
  106. Midshipman’s Hope by David Feintuch (Sept 27)
  107. Challenger’s Hope by David Feintuch (Sept 28)
  108. Campus Confidential: 100 Startling Things You Don’t Know About Canadian Universities by Ken S. Coates and Bill Morrison (Sept 29)
  109. Poetics of Children’s Literature by Zohar Shavit (Sept 30)
  110. Rite of Passage by Alexei Panshin (Oct 1)
  111. The White Mountains by John Christopher (Oct 6)
  112. The City of Gold and Lead by John Christopher (Oct 9)
  113. The Commodification of Childhood: the Children’s Clothing Industry and the Rise of the Child Consumer by Daniel Thomas Cook (Oct 15)
  114. Dystopian Fiction East and West: Universe of Terror and Trial by Erika Gottlieb (Oct 16)
  115. What Happened to the Corbetts by Nevil Shute (Oct 27)
  116. Utopia by Thomas More (Nov 1)
  117. The Pool of Fire by John Christopher (Nov 2)
  118. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Nov 9)
  119. After Midnight by Irmgard Keun (Nov 12)
  120. Utopian and Dystopian Writing for Children and Young Adults edited by Carrie Hintz and Elaine Ostry (Nov 18)
  121. The Dead by James Joyce (Nov 19)
  122. Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien (Nov 22)
  123. Archaeologies of the Future by Fredric Jameson (Dec 3)
  124. The Chrysalids by John Wyndham (Dec 4)
  125. The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch (Dec 5)
  126. The Cyborg from Earth by Charles Sheffield (Dec 5)
  127. For the Win by Cory Doctorow (Dec 8)
  128. Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (Dec 10)
  129. Lamberto, Lamberto, Lamberto by Gianni Rodari (Dec 17)

2010

  1. Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword & Sorceress XXII edited by Elisabeth Waters (Jan 1)
  2. Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword & Sorceress XXIII edited by Elisabeth Waters (Jan 2)
  3. The Magician by W. Somerset Maugham (Jan 5)
  4. Wildfire by Zane Grey (Jan 10)
  5. 2009 O. Henry Prize Stories edited by Laura Furman (Feb 14)
  6. Caverns: The Journeys of McGill Feighan by Kevin O’Donnell Jr (Feb 20)
  7. Reefs: The Journeys of McGill Feighan by Kevin O’Donnell Jr (Feb 20)
  8. Lava: The Journeys of McGill Feighan by Kevin O’Donnell Jr (Feb 21)
  9. Cliffs: The Journeys of McGill Feighan by Kevin O’Donnell Jr (Feb 21)
  10. Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (Feb 28)
  11. The Almost Meeting and Other Stories by Henry Kreisel (Feb 28)
  12. Such Is My Beloved by Morley Callaghan (Mar 6)
  13. Homeground by Caterina Edwards (Mar 7)
  14. No New Land by M.G.Vassanji (Mar 11)
  15. Migration Songs by Anna Quon (Mar 24)
  16. Dutch Treatment by D. E. Fredd (Apr 2)
  17. Bright-sided by Barbara Ehrenreich (Apr 4)
  18. The Light of Western Stars by Zane Grey (Apr 6)
  19. Terrorist by John Updike (Apr 9)
  20. The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist (Apr 10)
  21. Dragonsblood by Todd McCaffrey (Apr 14)
  22. A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe (Apr 22)
  23. Down and out in Paris and London by George Orwell (Apr 22)
  24. Knife on the Table by Jacques Godbout (Apr 22)
  25. Death With Interruptions by José Saramago (Apr 24)
  26. Just After Sunset by Stephen King (Apr 24)
  27. Crystal Singer by Anne McCaffrey (Apr 28)
  28. Current Psychotherapies (8th Ed) edited by Raymond J. Corsini and Danny Wedding (Apr 30)
  29. 1919 O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories; various (May 6)
  30. Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends by Michael White and David Epston (May 11)
  31. Maps of Narrative Practice by Michael White (May 22)
  32. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (May 24)
  33. Cracked: Putting Broken Lives Together Again by Dr. Drew Pinsky with Todd Gold (Jun 6)
  34. Changing the World: All-New Tales of Valdemar edited by Mercedes Lackey (Jun 6)
  35. Light Boxes by Shane Jones (Jun 13)
  36. Seven Icelandic Short Stories, various (Jul 9)
  37. Literary Pluralities edited by Christl Verduyn (Jul 17)
  38. Animal Farm by George Orwell (Jul 21)
  39. Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein (Jul 31)
  40. Farmer in the Sky by Robert Heinlein (Aug 4)
  41. Swords and Deviltry: Fahfred and Grey Mouser, Book One by Franz Leiber (Aug 7)
  42. The Puppet Masters by Robert Heinlein (Aug 8 )
  43. The Starry Rift edited by Jonathan Strahan (Aug 19)
  44. Half Portions by Edna Ferber (Aug 28)
  45. Fanny Herself by Edna Feber (Sept 5)
  46. Dawn O’Hara, The Girl Who Laughed by Edna Ferber (Sept 11)
  47. The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch (Sept 12)
  48. Postmodernism Or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism by Fredric Jameson (Sept 19)
  49. In This House of Brede by Rumer Goden (Sept 26)
  50. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell (Sept 28)
  51. Earth Abides by George R. Stewart (Oct 5)
  52. Player One: What Is To Become Of Us by Douglas Coupland (Oct 10)
  53. The Condition of Postmodernity by David Harvey (Oct 17)
  54. The Cambridge Introduction to Postmodern Literature by Bran Nicol (Oct 30)
  55. Love, Lust & Faking It by Jenny McCarthy (Nov 5)
  56. Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson (Nov 11)
  57. The Accomplished Muskrat Trapper by Arno Erdman Schmidt (Nov 11)
  58. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde (Nov 11)
  59. Stoner by John Edward Williams (Nov 12)
  60. Consumer Culture and Postmodernism by Mike Featherstone (Nov 13)
  61. Tonoharu Part One by Lars Martinson (Nov 18)
  62. Comics and Culture: Analytical and Theoretical Approaches to Comics by edited by Anne Magnussen & Hans-Christian Christiansen
  63. The Politics of Postmodernism by Linda Hutcheon (Nov 20)
  64. Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man by Bill Clegg (Nov 20)
  65. One Nation, Underground: A History of the Fallout Shelter by Kenneth D. Rose (Nov 21)
  66. A Romance of Canvas Town by Rolf Boldrewood (Nov 21)
  67. City of Glass (graphic novel) by Paul Auster, adapted by Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli (Nov 25)
  68. The Comedy of the Fantastic: Ecological Perspectives on the Fantasy Novel by Don. D. Elgin (Nov 27)
  69. Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud (Dec 1)
  70. Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson (Dec 4)
  71. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence (Dec 11)
  72. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender (Dec 12)
  73. A Comics Studies Reader edited by Jeet Heer and Kent Worcester (Dec 12)
  74. Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan (Dec 13)
  75. Comics & Ideology edited by Matthew P. McAllister, Edward H. Sewell, Jr., and Ian Gordon (Dec 15)
  76. In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks by Adam Carolla (Dec 18)
  77. In Our First Year of War by Woodrow Wilson (Dec 19)
  78. Tonoharu Part Two by Lars Martinson (Dec 20)
  79. The Girl Who Owned a City by O. T. Nelson (Dec 20)
  80. A Poetics of Postmodernism by Linda Hutcheon (Dec 26)
  81. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi (Dec 26)
  82. Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi (Dec 26)
  83. Blackout by Connie Willis (Dec 28)
  84. All Clear by Connie Willis (Dec 30)

6 Comments

  1. […] friends, was Monday. I finished reading the first of the Fredric Jameson textbooks (I’m up to 48 for the year so far, Fred!) and I’ve moved on to ‘A Singular Modernity.’ I read some of it at […]

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  6. Sarah says:

    Congratulations Heather…wow, never knew you were so accomplished and talented! Good job.

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