Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Booklist

While at the library today, I became even more aware of the New Year swiftly rolling in: all of the receipts printed for loaned books and DVDs and audiobooks and CDs were printing 2014 again and again.

Pondering this during one of my down moments, I decided to gander through my book list from this year, and share with everyone the many pages and authors I read in the last 364 days.

With the turn of the New Year I am currently reading The Abominable by Dan Simmons.
It's a hefty, near-700 page book about a 1925 expedition that may or may not involve a yeti. Also, there is an intriguing introduction involving handwritten accounts from one of the supposed mountain climbers. Have yet to decide if it's more or less legitimate with a flourish of Simmons' fiction, or if even the entire context is fictitious, a la Neil Gaiman's "Sandman: Dream Hunters" and Michael Crichton's "Eaters of the Dead."

And then the other books I read this year; broken down into categories.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World by Matthew Goodman
The Hungry Sea: A Swordboat Captain's Journey by Linda Greenlaw

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card
Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card
Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card
Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card
Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card
Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
Anonymous Rex by Eric Garcia
The Fifth Floor by Michael Harvey
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Graphic Novels / Comics
Chi's Sweet Home, Vol. 1-9 by Kanata Konami
Arkham Asylum: Serious House on a Serious Earth, Grant Morrison and Dave McKean
The Filth by Grant Morrison and Chris Weston
Sin City, Vol. 2-6 by Frank Miller
Metamorphosis (Kabuki) by David Mack
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki
Sandman Series, Vol. 1-10 by Neil Gaiman, et al
Sandman: Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman and Yoshitaka Amano

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