Saturday, December 31, 2016

Books and magazines read, 2016

I read 67 books in 2016. That's got to be the lowest count in years. And a  lot of them were short. I don't know why the beginning of the year was so light, but the last few months were lost to my new iPad. I've read a lot of comics on Marvel Unlimited lately, but I'm too lazy to work out a way to list them here. I did list a few trade editions.

A little under half of the books I read this year were written by women, which is better than I've done in the past. 

An asterisk means I was rereading.

January
1. Augusten Burroughs, Lust & Wonder
-. K. J. Parker, The Two of Swords (Part 12)
2. Lyndsay Faye, Jane Steele
3. Jean Stein, West of Eden: An American Place
4. Dorothy Dunnett, The Disorderly Knights
5. Jo Walton, Tooth and Claw  

February
1. Dorothy Dunnett, Pawn in Frankincense
-. K. J. Parker, The Two of Swords (Part 13)  

March
1. Graham Swift, Mothering Sunday
-. K. J. Parker, The Two of Swords (Part 14)  
2. Thomas Piketty, Why Save the Bankers?
3. Anne Tyler, Vinegar Girl  

April -. K. J. Parker, The Two of Swords (Part 15)
1. Ken Baumann, EarthBound  

May
1. Michael P. Williams, Chrono Trigger
2. Anna Anthropy, ZZT
3. Michael Kimball, Galaga
4. Darius Kazemi, Jagged Alliance 2
5.  Jon Irwin, Super Mario Bros. 2
6. Gabe Durham (editor), Continue?: The Boss Fight Books Anthology
7. Gabe Durham, Bible Adventures
8. Matt Bell, Baldur's Gate II
9. Ashly and Anthony Burch, Metal Gear Solid
10. Nick Suttner, Shadow of the Colossus
11. See the Elephant, Issue Two  
12. Sherman Alexie, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

June
1. Anne Perry, Callander Square
2. Laurie Halse Anderson, Chains
3. Simon Kurt Unsworth, The Devil's Detective
4. Laurie Halse Anderson, Forge
5. Gemma Files, We Will All Go Down Together
6. Eleanor Arnason, Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens   

July
1. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone*
2. Alyse Knorr, Super Mario Bros. 3
3. Blake J. Harris, Console Wars 
4. Reggie Oliver, Masques of Satan*
5. Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird*
6. Harper Lee, Go Set A Watchman
7. Lois Lowry, The Giver*
8. Sarah Langan, The Missing
9. J. R. R. Tolkien, Roverandom
10. Dorothy Dunnett, The Ringed Castle
11. Reggie Oliver, The Dreams of Cardinal Vittorini*
12. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets*
13. Reggie Oliver, The Complete Symphonies of Adolf Hitler*
14. Reggie Oliver, Madder Mysteries*

August
1. Reggie Oliver, Mrs. Midnight*
2. E. L. Doctorow, Collected Stories
3. Reggie Oliver, Flowers of the Sea*
4. Lois Lowry, Gathering Blue*
5. Lois Lowry, Messenger*
6. Billy Collins, The Rain in Portugal
7. Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
8. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban*
9. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire*
10. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix*
11. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince*
12. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows*
13. Lois Lowry, Looking Back: A Book of Memories

  September
1. Matt Bell, A Tree or a Person or a Wall   
2. Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, Mostly Void, Partially Stars
3. Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera, Black Science: The Beginner's Guide to Entropy
4. Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe 
5. Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo Saga, Volume 1
6. Neil Gaiman and J. H. Williams III, Sandman: Overture
7. Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris, Ex Machina  
  
October
1. Lois Lowry, Son*

November
1. Sue Grafton, G is for Gumshoe*
2. Gemma Files, Experimental Film


December
1. George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo
2. Andrew Michael Hurley, The Loney

1 comment:

  1. I came across your blog a couple of weeks ago, and I have come to value very strongly the way you review. (I haven't had a chance yet to read anything that you have recommended, but the learned style of your reviews makes me trust your insights implicitly.) Would it be possible for you to write a post sharing your 10, 20, or even 30 favorite books from 2000 to 2016? Who are your 5 favorite authors of that same timespan? Such a post would be an invaluable resource to many of us who just want to read something rich and thoughtful, for once.

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