Saturday, January 11, 2014

Dave's 2013 booklist

“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”

- Stephen King

Well, good grief, here's this years list, such as it is. It's not one of my best lists, quite frankly. It's rather short (for me) and there's not a single Non-Fiction title finished, though the partials listed below I highly recommend. Mostly what I seemed to read this year was webcomics (but I'll admit to spending hours on Tumblr, much to my shame). I also spent a lot of time reading blogs at lunch rather than my usual book, for reasons I cannot really explain.

This year's list:

Aguirre, A. A. - Bronze Gods
Ashby, Madeline - vN
Brocklehurst, Judith - Darcy + Anne
Carriger, Gail - Blameless
Carriger, Gail - Changeless
Carriger, Gail - Etiquette + Espionage
Carriger, Gail - Heartless
Carriger, Gail - Soulless
Carriger, Gail - Timeless
Cherryh, C. J. - Chanur's Homecoming
Cherryh, C. J. - Chanur's Venture
Cherryh, C. J. - The Kif Strike Back
Crusie, Jennifer + Stuart, Anne + Rich, Lani Diane - Dogs And Goddesses
Czerneda, Julie - A Thousand Words For Stranger
Czerneda, Julie - Ties of Power
deLint, Charles - Forests Of The Heart
Dicks, Matthew - Something Missing
DuFresne, John - Deep In The Shade of Paradise
Fairview, Monica - The Other Mr Darcy
Fantoni, Barry - Harry Lipkin, Private Eye
Fforde, Jasper - The Last Dragonslayer
Fforde, Katie - Restoring Grace
Fisher, Sharon Lynn - Ghost Planet
Flint, Erik + Spoor, Ryk E. - Portal
Gilmore, Susan Gregg - Looking For Salvation At The Dairy Queen
Gutteridge, Rene + McKay, Cheryl - Greetings From The Flipside
Herbert, Brian + Anderson, Kevin J. - Hellhole: The Awakening
Hiaasen, Carl - Bad Monkey
Hodgell, P. C. - Bound In Blood
Hodgell, P. C. - Honor's Paradox
Janowitz, Brenda - Recipe For A Happy Life
Kadre, Richard - Aloha From Hell
Kadre, Richard - Devil Said Bang
Lafferty, Mur - The Shambling Guide to New York
Lathan, Sharon - Miss Darcy Falls In Love
Maberry, Jonathan - Extinction Machine
MacHale, D. J. - SYLO
Martinez, A. Lee - Chasing the Moon
Martinez, A. Lee - Emperor Mullusk Versus The Sinister Brain
Mitchell, Syne - Technogenesis
Mosher, Howard Frank - The Great Northern Express
Niven, Larry + Harrington, Matthew, Joseph - The Goliath Stone
O'Malley, Daniel - The Rook
Oyeyemi, Helen - Mr Fox
Palwick, Susan - The Necessary Beggar
Planck, M. C. - The Kassa Gambit
Pratchett, Terry - Dodger
Pratchett, Terry - Snuff
Pratchett, Terry - Unseen Academicals
Pratchett, Terry + Baxter, Stephen - The Long War
Rowling, J. K. - Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets
Rowling, J. K. - Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
Sage, Angie - Flyte
Sage, Angie - Magyk
Simonsen, Mary Lydon - The Perfect Bride For Mr Darcy
Smolinski, Jill - The Next Thing On My List
Steele, Alan - Spindrift
Thomas, Jeffery - Deadstock
Tropper, Jonathan - One Last Thing Before I Go
Varley, John - Red Thunder
Wodehouse, P. G. - The Girl In Blue

Unfinished Non-Fiction:

Beattie, Alan - False Economy: A Surprising Economic History of the World
Kahneman, Daniel - Thinking, Fast and Slow
Nader, Ralph - The Seventeen Solutions

Web comic archives (the best ones, anyway):

Between Failures
Errant Story
Max Overacts
Ozzie And Millie
Schlock Mercenary

Previous Lists: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004.

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