The OF Blog: 366

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

366

January:

1. Nick Mamatas, Under My Roof

2. Michael Cisco, The San Veneficio Canon

3. Sylvia Kelso, Amberlight

4. Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, The Shadow Speaker

5. Ekaterina Sedia, The Secret History of Moscow

6. Christopher Barzak, One for Sorrow

7. José Saramago, Las intermitencias de la muerte (re-read from 2006, 2007; Spanish)

8. Shaun Tan, The Arrival (re-read from 2007)

9. José Saramago, La balsa de piedra (Spanish)

10. Roberto Arlt, Trescientos Millones (re-read from 2007)

11. Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull (re-read from 2007)

12. Richard Bach, Galeb Džonatan Livingston (Serbian; re-read from 2007)

13. Antonio Machado, Antologia poética (re-read from 2007; Spanish)

14. George R.R. Martin (ed.), Wild Cards: Inside Straight

15. Laurence Sterne, Tristram Shandy (re-read from 1996)

16. Harvey Pekar, Gary Dumm, and Paul Buhle (eds.), Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History

17. Elizabeth Bear, Blood and Iron

18. Elizabeth Bear, Whiskey and Water

19. Paul Kearney, The Mark of Ran

20. Joe Abercrombie, The Blade Itself

21. Daniel Abraham, A Shadow in Summer

22. Ursula Le Guin, Worlds of Exile and Illusion

23. Jeffrey Ford, The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque

24. Edward Carey, Observatory Mansions

25. Richard Morgan, Market Forces

26. Gustave Flaubert, The Temptation of Saint Anthony

27. China Miéville, The Tain (re-read from 2003, 2004, 2005)

28. Roger Zelazny, Lord of Light

29. Bret Easton Ellis, Less Than Zero

30. T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land and Other Stories (re-read from 2001)

31. Jack Kerouac, On the Road (re-read from 1997)

32. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (eds.), Salon Fantastique: Fifteen Original Tales of Fantasy

33. David Keck, In the Eye of Heaven (re-read from 2007)

34. David Keck, In a Time of Treason (ARC)

35. Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye

36. John Crowley, Little, Big (re-read from 2004)

37. J.G. Ballard, The Best Short Stories of J.G. Ballard (re-read from 2004)

38. Michael Chabon, Wonder Boys

39. Eliseo Alberto, Caracol Beach (re-read from 2006)

40. Sergio Ramírez, Margarita, está linda la mar (re-read from 2006)

41. Manuel Vicent, La novia de Matisse (Spanish)

42. Doris Lessing, The Grass is Singing

43. Jorge Luis Borges, La memoria de Shakespeare (re-read from 2007; Spanish)

44. Laura Esquivel, Como agua para chocolate (Spanish)

45. Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows (re-read many times since my childhood)

46. Geoff Ryman, Air

47. Ursula Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven (re-read from 2007)

48. Walter M. Miller, Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz (re-read from 2006)

49. Rhys Hughes, A New Universal History of Infamy (re-read from 2004)

50. Martin Millar, The Good Fairies of New York

51. Han Shaogong, A History of Maqiao

52. Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn: The Final Empire (re-read from 2007)

53. Jeffrey Thomas, Deadstock

54. Patricia McKillip, Riddle-Master: The Complete Trilogy

55. Matthew Stover, Heroes Die (re-read from 2003)

56. Karl Schroeder, Sun of Suns

57. Steven Gould, Jumper

58. Liliana Bodoc, Los días del Venado (re-read from 2007)

59. Steven Gould, Jumper: Griffin’s Story

60. José Martí, Obra poética (re-read from 2007; Spanish)

61. Matthew Stover, Blade of Tyshalle (re-read from 2003)

62. L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

February:

63. Crockett Johnson, Harold and the Purple Crayon (re-read many times from childhood)

64. David Anthony Durham, Pride of Carthage

65. D.M. Cornish, Foundling

66. Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching (re-read from 2002)

67. Martin H. Greenberg and Loren L. Coleman (eds.), Wizards, Inc.

68. James Joyce, Ulysses (re-read from my grad school days)

69. J.M. McDermott, Last Dragon (ARC)

70. T.A. Pratt, Blood Engines

71. Richard Dansky, Firefly Rain

72. Cat Rambo and Jeff VanderMeer, The Surgeon’s Tale and Other Stories (re-read from 2007)

73. Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (eds.), The New Weird

74. Ursula Le Guin, The Beginning Place

75. Mark Helprin, A City in Winter

76. Michael Moorcock, Elric: The Stealer of Souls

77. Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares, Crónicas de Bustos Domecq (re-read from 2007)

78. Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

79. Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

80. Ursula Le Guin, Malafrena

81. Ursula Le Guin, A Fisherman of the Inland Sea

82. Octavia Butler, Kindred

83. Melanie Tem and Steve Rasnic Tem, The Man on the Ceiling (ARC)

84. Julia Alvarez, En el tiempo de las Mariposas (Spanish)

85. Lucius Shepard, A Handbook of American Prayer

86. Danilo Kiš, The Encyclopedia of the Dead (re-read from 2006)

87. Danilo Kiš, A Tomb for Boris Davidovich (re-read from 2006)

88. China Miéville, Perdido Street Station (re-read from 2003)

89. China Miéville, The Scar (re-read from 2002)

90. China Miéville, Iron Council (re-read from 2004)

91. China Miéville, King Rat (re-read from 2004)

92. John Crowley, Ægypt: The Solitudes

93. China Miéville, Un Lun Dun (re-read from 2007)

94. China Miéville, Looking for Jake (re-read from 2006)

95. Ann Aguirre, Grimspace

96. Ursula Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness (re-read from 2004)

97. K.J. Bishop, The Etched City (re-read from 2004)

98. Alejo Carpentier, Concierto barroco (re-read from 2007; Spanish)

99. Nathalie Mallet, The Princes of the Golden Cage

100. Julio Cortázar, Cuentos completos I (Spanish)

101. Umberto Eco and Carlo Maria Martini, ¿En qué creen los que no creen? (re-read from 2007; Spanish)

102. Octavia Butler, Parable of the Talents

103. Jonathan Carroll, The Wooden Sea

104. Anton Strout, Dead to Me (review copy)

105. Ernesto Sábato, La resistencia (re-read from 2007; Spanish)

106. Ernesto Sábato, Antes del fin (re-read from 2007; Spanish)

107. Pamela Freeman, Blood Ties (ARC)

108. Moira J. Moore, Heroes Adrift (review copy)

109. Roger Zelazny, The Great Book of Amber

110. Joe Abercrombie, Before They Are Hanged (American ARC)

111. Joe Abercrombie, Last Argument of Kings (UK ARC)

112. Samuel Delany, Dhalgren

113. Fritz Leiber, Lankhmar: Tales of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser

114. Ignazio Silone, Bread and Wine (re-read from grad school)

115. Venedikt Erofeev, Moscow to the End of the Line (re-read from 2004)

116. Isamu Fukui, Truancy (review copy)

117. Peadar Ó Guilín, The Inferior (review copy)

118. Yuri Andrukhovych, Perverzion (re-read from 2005)

119. Ernesto Sábato, El túnel (re-read from 2007)

120. Felix Gilman, Thunderer (review copy)

121. Roque Dalton, Las historias prohibidas del pulgarcito (re-read from 2007)

122. David Hajdu, The Ten-Cent Plague (ARC)

March:

123. Michael Moorcock, Wizardry & Wild Romance: A Study of Epic Fantasy (re-read from 2007)

124. Tananarive Due, The Living Blood

125. Jorge Luis Borges, Historia de la eternidad (re-read from 2007)

126. Terry Brooks, Dark Wraith of Shannara (ARC; graphic novel)

127. Jeff VanderMeer, Why Should I Cut Your Throat? (re-read from 2005)

128. Adolfo Bioy Casares, Borges

129. Gabriel García Márquez, El coronel no tiene quien le escriba (re-read from 2007)

130. Jorge Luis Borges, El informe de Brodie (re-read from 2007)

131. Adolfo Bioy Casares, La invención de Morel (re-read from 2004)

132. Thomas Ligotti, The Nightmare Factory (graphic novel)

133. Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, El Rey de La Habana (re-read from 2007)

134. Alejo Carpentier, El reino de este mundo (re-read from 2007)

135. Horacio Quiroga, Cuentos de amor de locura y de muerte (re-read from 2004)

136. Carlos Fuentes, Inquieta compañía (re-read from 2005)

137. Jorge Luis Borges, Elogio de la sombra (re-read from 2007)

138. Jorge Luis Borges, El Martín Fierro (re-read from 2007)

139. Jorge Luis Borges, Biblioteca personal (re-read from 2007)

140. Carlos Fuentes, In esto creo (re-read from 2007)

141. Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Rimas y Leyendas (re-read from 2007)

142. Brian Francis Slattery, Spaceman Blues

143. Alberto Fuguet, Sobredosis (re-read from 2007)

144. Tom Corwin, Mr. Footster: Traveling on a Whim (ARC)

145. Boban Knežević, Black Blossom

146. Steve Erickson, Arc d’X

147. Jeanette Winterson, The Stone Gods

148. David Petersen, Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 (review copy; graphic novel)

149. Jeff VanderMeer, The Situation (signed, limited-edition)

150. Umberto Eco, Turning Back the Clock: Hot Wars and Media Populism

151. Brian Evenson, The Wavering Knife (story collection)

152. Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

153. Michael Cisco, The Tyrant

154. Ekaterina Sedia (ed.), Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy (anthology)

155. Toby Barlow, Sharp Teeth (prose poem)

156. Susan Palwick, Shelter

157. Umberto Eco, Five Moral Pieces (non-fiction)

April:

158. Steven Hall, The Raw Shark Texts

159. Ian McDonald, Brasyl

160. Edward Whittemore, Quin’s Shanghai Circus

161. Ursula Le Guin, Lavinia (review forthcoming elsewhere)

162. Lois Lowery, The Giver

163. Thomas Wiloch, Screaming in Code (prose-poems)

164. Ursula Le Guin, The Earthsea Trilogy (SFBC omnibus)

165. Mitchell Sharmat, Gregory, the Terrible Eater (re-read from childhood)

166. John Joseph Adams (ed.), Wastelands: Stories of Life After Apocalypse (ARC edition; anthology)

167. John Meaney, Bone Song (ARC edition)

168. Nalo Hopkinson (ed.), Mojo: Conjure Stories (anthology)

169. G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who was Thursday (re-read from 2007)

170. Jeffrey Ford, The Shadow Year (ARC edition)

171. Cory Doctorow, Little Brother (ARC)

172. Ben Bova (ed.), Nebula Awards Showcase 2008 (anthology)

173. Michael Chabon, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union

174. Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

175. Ludovico Ariosto, Orlando Furioso: Part One (re-read from grad school; poetry)

176. Ludovico Ariosto, Orlando Furioso: Part Two (re-read from grad school; poetry)

177. Salvador Plascencia, The People of Paper (re-read from 2007)

178. Stepan Chapman, The Troika (re-read from 2007)

179. S.E. Hinton, Rumble Fish

180. Robert Hitchen, The Great Conversation (literary criticism)

181. Michael Cisco, The Traitor (re-read from 2007)

182. Liliana Bodoc, Los días de la Sombra (Spanish)

183. Michael Cisco, Secret Hours (re-read from 2007; story collection)

184. Albert Camus, The Stranger (re-read from grad school)

185. Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit (re-read from childhood)

186. James Thurber, The 13 Clocks (re-read from 2007)

187. Elizabeth Hand, Generation Loss (re-read from 2007)

188. Ambrose Bierce, Civil War Stories (story collection)

189. Ernest Hemingway, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories (re-read from 2007; story collection)

190. Frank Herbert, Arakis: peščana planeta (Serbian)

191. Frank Herbert, Dune (re-read from 2001)

192. Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber (story collection)

193. Carlos Ruiz Zafón, La sombra del viento (re-read from 2004; Spanish)

194. Italo Calvino, The Nonexistent Knight and The Cloven Viscount

195. Javier Cercas, La velocidad de la luz (Spanish)

196. Julio Cortázar, Cuentos Completos II (story collection; Spanish)

197. Isabel Allende, La suma de los días (non-fiction; Spanish)

198. Angela Carter, Nights at the Circus

199. Juan Rulfo, Pedro Párama y El llano en llamas (re-read; Spanish)

200. Kevin Brockmeier, The Brief History of the Dead

May:

201. Carlos Ruiz Zafón, El Juego del Ángel (proof; Spanish)

202. Milorad Pavić, Landscape Painted With Tea

203. Sarah Hall, Daughters of the North

204. José Hernández, Martín Fierro (re-read from 2006)

205. Andrzej Sapkowski, The Last Wish (re-read from 2007)

206. James and Kathryn Morrow (eds.), The SFWA European Hall of Fame (anthology)

207. Scott Bakker, Neuropath (ARC)

208. Jannic Durand, Byzantine Art (re-read)

209. Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (eds.), Steampunk (anthology)

210. Luís de Camões, Selected Sonnets (bilingual- Portuguese)

211. Luís de Camõoes, The Lusíads

212. George R.R. Martin, Dreamsongs: Volume II (collection)

213. Barth Anderson, The Magician and the Fool (ARC)

214. Amanda Michalopoulou, I’d Like (short stories)

215. Etgar Keret, The Girl on the Fridge (short stories)

216. Antonio Orlando Rodríguez, Chiquita (Spanish)

217. Farah Mendlesohn, Rhetorics of Fantasy

218. Gene Wolfe, An Evil Guest (ARC)

219. Gregory Frost, Lord Tophet (ARC)

220. Tobias Buckell, Sly Mongoose (ARC)

221. Ellen Datlow (ed.), The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy (anthology)

222. The Artists of OoP, Out of Picture 2 (anthology; graphic novel)

223. Howard Zinn, A People’s History of American Empire (ARC; graphic novel)

224. Peter David, Tigerheart

225. James Braziel, Birmingham, 35 Miles

226. Paul Kincaid, What It Is We Do When We Read Science Fiction (non-fiction)

227. Jo Graham, Black Ships (ARC)

228. Jorge Luis Borges, Obra Poética (re-read from 2007; Spanish)

229. Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares, Seis problemas para don Isidro Parodi (re-read from 2007; Spanish)

230. Kay Kenyon, Bright of the Sky

231. Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares, Dos fantasías memorables/Un modelo para la muerte (re-read from 2007; Spanish)

June:

232. Vergil, Aeneid, Books VII-XII (bilingual edition - Latin)

233. Naguib Mahfouz, Voices from the Other World: Ancient Egyptian Tales (short stories)

234. Franz Kafka, The Trial

235. Zoran Živković, Twelve Collections and the Teashop (short stories)

236. Flann O’Brien, The Complete Novels (omnibus)

237. Goran Petrović, La Mano de la Buena Fortuna (Spanish)

238. Slavoj Žižek, The Parallax View

239. Kay Kenyon, A World Too Near (ARC)

240. John Rieder, Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction (non-fiction)

241. D.M. Cornish, Lamplighter (ARC)

242. Alexander Livitsky (ed.), Worlds Apart: An Anthology of Russian Fantasy and Science Fiction (anthology)

243. Alan Campbell, Iron Angel

244. Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland/Through the Looking-Glass

245. Andrew Crumey, Music, in a Foreign Language

246. Andrzej Sapkowski, La espada del destino (Spanish)

247. Maurice Dantec, Cosmos Incorporated

248. Gene Wolfe, Castleview

249. Ekaterina Sedia, The Alchemy of Stone (ARC)

250. Luis Leante, Mira si yo te querré (re-read from 2007; Spanish)

251. Ben Okri, The Famished Road (re-read)

252. Zoran Živković, The Fourth Circle (re-read)

253. Zoran Živković, The Last Book

254. Francie Lin, The Foreigner

255. Tove Jansson, The Summer Book

256. Salman Rushdie, The Ground Beneath Her Feet

257. Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

258. Peter Crowther (ed.), Cities (re-read)

259. Naguib Mahfouz, The Seventh Heaven: Stories of the Supernatural

260. Ian MacLeod, The Summer Isles

261. Adam Roberts, The History of Science Fiction

262. Roberto Bolaño, 2666 (Spanish)

263. Neal Stephenson, Quicksilver

264. Gene Wolfe, Memorare

July:

265. Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages (ARC)

266. Holy Phillips, In the Palace of Repose (story collection)

267. Adam Roberts, Splinter (review copy)

268. Paul Kearney, The Ten Thousand (review copy)

269. Thomas Disch, Camp Concentration

270. Catherynne Valente, The Labyrinth

271. Umberto Eco, Six Walks in the Fictional Woods (non-fiction)

272. Yasmina Traboulsi, Bahia Blues

273. Jeff VanderMeer, Secret Lives (microfiction collection; limited-edition)

274. Subcommante Marcos, La historia de los colores (re-read from 2003; Spanish)

275. Andrzej Sapkowski, Sangre de los elfos (e-book; Spanish)

276. Andrzej Sapkowski, Tiempo de Odio (Spanish)

277. Various, King Alfred the Great (non-fiction; historical compilation of primary sources)

August:

278. John Julius Norwich, A Short History of Byzantium (non-fiction)

279. Jorge Luis Borges, El idioma de los argentinos (Spanish)

280. Javier Negrete, Buscador de sombras/La luna quieta (novella omnibus; Spanish)

281. Javier Negrete, La espada de fuego (Spanish)

282. Angélica Gorodischer, Las jubeas en flor (short story collection; Spanish)

283. Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón, After 9/11: America's War on Terror (2001 - ) (graphic novel; non-fiction)

284. Alissa Torres, American Widow (autobiography; graphic novel)

285. Janet Chui and Jason Erik Lundberg, A Field Guide to Surreal Botany (illustrated)

286. Vladimir Nabokov, Pnin

287. Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet (non-fiction)

288. Richard Parks, The Long Look (ARC)

289. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Watchmen (graphic novel)

290. Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red

291. Fábio Fernandes, A Revanche da Ampulheta (novella; Portuguese)

September:

292. Salman Rushdie, The Enchantress of Florence

293. Naguib Mahfouz, Children of the Alley

294. Jeff VanderMeer and Rose Secrest, Leviathan: Volume Two (anthology)

295. George MacDonald, Lilith

296. Milan Kundera, The Joke

297. Taha Muhammad Ali, So What (poetry)

298. Thomas Ligotti, The Nightmare Factory: Volume 2 (graphic novel)

299. Brian Evenson, Last Days (ARC)

300. Ma Jian, Beijing Coma

301. Tim Powers, The Stress of Her Regard (re-release ARC)

302. Thomas Ligotti, Teatro Grottesco (short story collection)

303. Steven Erikson, Toll the Hounds

304. Paolo Bacigalupi, Pump Six and Other Stories (short story collection)

305. Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

306. Guy de Maupassant, A Parisian Affair and Other Stories (short story collection)

307. Elizabeth Bear, Ink and Steel

308. Nisi Shawl, Filter House (short story collection)

309. Elizabeth Bear, Hell and Earth

310. Margo Lanagan, Tender Morsels

311. Theodora Goss, In the Forest of Forgetting (short story collection)

312. Jonathan Carroll, The Ghost in Love

October:

313. Thomas M. Disch, The Wall of America (short story collection)

314. Jim Butcher, The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle (graphic novel)

315. Lou Anders (ed.), Sideways in Crime (anthology)

316. Félix de Azúa, Historia de una idiota contada por él mismo (Spanish)

317. Jeffrey Ford, The Physiognomy (new edition; re-read from 2003)

318. Jeffrey Ford, Memoranda (new edition; re-read from 2003)

319. Jeffrey Ford, The Beyond (new edition; re-read from 2003)

320. Matthew Stover, Caine Black Knife

321. Javier Negrete, Alejandro Magno y las águilas de Roma (Spanish)

322. Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

323. Ian C. Esslemont, Return of the Crimson Guard

324. Daren Simkin, The Traveler (illustrated)

325. Andrzej Sapkowski, Blood of Elves

November:

326. Cyril Pedrosa, Three Shadows (graphic novel)

327. Gabriel García Márquez, La hojarasca (re-read from 2007; Spanish)

328. Paul Fussell, The Great War and Modern Memory (non-fiction)

329. Gabriel García Márquez, El coronel no tiene quien le escriba (re-read from 2007; Spanish)

330. Andrzej Sapkowski, Bautismo de fuego (Spanish)

331. Gabriel García Márquez, Los funerales de la Mamá Grande (re-read from 2007; Spanish)

332. Gabriel García Márquez, La mala hora (re-read from 2007; Spanish)

333. Roberto Bolaño, Estrella distante (Spanish)

334. Federico Fernández Giordano, El libro de Nobac (2008 Premio Minotauro; Spanish)

335. R. Scott Bakker, The Judging Eye (ARC; full review forthcoming)

336. Jorge Volpi, El jardín devastado (Spanish)

337. Jorge Volpi, No será la tierra (Spanish)

338. John Ruskin, The Lamp of Memory (non-fiction)

339. Kelly Link, Pretty Monsters (short story collection)

340. Walter Benjamin, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (non-fiction)

341. Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar, A Mind at Peace (ARC)

342. Jeremy C. Shipp, Sheep and Wolves (ARC; short story collection)

343. Jeffrey Ford, The Drowned Life (short story collection)

344. John Langan, Mr. Gaunt and Other Uneasy Encounters (short story collection)

345. Álvaro Uribe, La parte ideal (essays; Spanish)

346. Elias Khoury, Yalo

347. Brian Francis Slattery, Liberation (review copy; review forthcoming)

348. Jeff VanderMeer, Predator: South China Sea

349. Dennis McKiernan, City of Jade (review copy)

350. Álvaro Uribe and Olivia Sears (eds.), Best of Contemporary Mexican Fiction (anthology)

351. Jorge Volpi, El fin de la locura

352. Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, War Land on the Eastern Front: Culture, National identity and German Occupation in World War I (non-fiction)

353. L. Timmel Duchamp, De Secretis Mulierum

354. Lisa Tuttle, My Death

355. Jordan Krall, Squid Pulp Blues

December 1-16:

356. Javier Negrete, Salamina (Spanish)

357. J.K. Rowling, The Tales of Beedle the Bard

358. Rikki Ducornet, The One Marvelous Thing

359. Bruce Sterling, Schismatrix Plus

360. Lou Anders (ed.), Fast Forward 2 (anthology; review forthcoming)

361. Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (eds.), Fast Ships, Black Sails (anthology; review forthcoming)

362. Nick Gevers (ed.), Extraordinary Engines (anthology; review forthcoming)

363. Nick Mamatas and Jay Lake (eds.), Spicy Slipstream Stories (anthology; review forthcoming)

364. Michael Moorcock, Elric: To Rescue Tanelorn (reissue; short story collection)

365. Michael Moorcock, Elric: The Sleeping Sorceress (reissue; short story collection)

366. Jordi Soler, Los rojos de ultramar (Spanish)


So yeah, 366 books read in 351 days, with a couple of weeks of prime reading time ahead for me. Feel free to note which books you've read or own or will be reading shortly, as I'm curious to know which of these others have read.

9 comments:

Charles said...

You do know your list makes us look incompetent by comparison... (personally I'm only in my hundredth book or so)

Here's what I'm read from your list:

Nick Mamatas, Under My Roof

Ekaterina Sedia, The Secret History of Moscow

Christopher Barzak, One for Sorrow

Jeffrey Ford, The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque (although I read it a year or two ago)

Roger Zelazny, Lord of Light (read last year)

Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (eds.), Salon Fantastique: Fifteen Original Tales of Fantasy (last year)

Martin Millar, The Good Fairies of New York

Patricia McKillip, Riddle-Master: The Complete Trilogy (a few years ago)

J.M. McDermott, Last Dragon (last year)

Richard Dansky, Firefly Rain

Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (eds.), The New Weird

Melanie Tem and Steve Rasnic Tem, The Man on the Ceiling

China Miéville, Perdido Street Station (last year)

China Miéville, Looking for Jake (last year)

Ursula Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness (a few years ago)

K.J. Bishop, The Etched City (a few years ago)

Roger Zelazny, The Great Book of Amber (a few years ago)

Terry Brooks, Dark Wraith of Shannara

Ekaterina Sedia (ed.), Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy

Lois Lowery, The Giver (a long time ago)

Ursula Le Guin, The Earthsea Trilogy (a long time ago)

John Joseph Adams (ed.), Wastelands: Stories of Life After Apocalypse

Jeffrey Ford, The Shadow Year

Frank Herbert, Dune (long time ago)

Tobias Buckell, Sly Mongoose

Ellen Datlow (ed.), The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Zoran Živković, Twelve Collections and the Teashop

Ekaterina Sedia, The Alchemy of Stone

Zoran Živković, The Last Book

Jeff VanderMeer, Secret Lives

Brian Evenson, Last Days

Tim Powers, The Stress of Her Regard

Theodora Goss, In the Forest of Forgetting

Thomas M. Disch, The Wall of America

Kelly Link, Pretty Monsters

Jeffrey Ford, The Drowned Life

Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (eds.), Fast Ships, Black Sails

Larry said...

I just read fast, plus there were four months there where I was unemployed, which exaggerated the book count quite a bit (I'll be surprised if I read more than 150 books next year if I decide to keep the same teaching job I have).

Seems like we have quite a few reads in common, if almost a third of your 2008 reads (and a few prior year reads) match mine :D

Charles said...

If there's overlap between our reading list, the hypothesis that comes to mind is that we're in contact with the same book publicists. =)

Besides, just because we read a particular book doesn't mean we'll both like it (and to what degrees if we love/hate it).

Larry said...

True, although review copies/galleys make up maybe 1/4 to 1/3 of my reading at best (I think it's maybe closer to 1/5), but perhaps it's just simply a matter of swimming in a similarly small book pond, I suppose.

Martin said...

The line of truth:

GOOD

25. Richard Morgan, Market Forces
30. T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land and Other Stories (re-read from 2001)
45. Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows (re-read many times since my childhood)
46. Geoff Ryman, Air
48. Walter M. Miller, Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz (re-read from 2006)
88. China Miéville, Perdido Street Station (re-read from 2003)
89. China Miéville, The Scar (re-read from 2002)
147. Jeanette Winterson, The Stone Gods
152. Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
164. Ursula Le Guin, The Earthsea Trilogy (SFBC omnibus)
169. G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who was Thursday (re-read from 2007)
173. Michael Chabon, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
174. Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
203. Sarah Hall, Daughters of the North
226. Paul Kincaid, What It Is We Do When We Read Science Fiction (non-fiction)
289. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Watchmen (graphic novel)
359. Bruce Sterling, Schismatrix Plus

BAD

11. Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull (re-read from 2007)
21. Daniel Abraham, A Shadow in Summer
53. Jeffrey Thomas, Deadstock
90. China Miéville, Iron Council (re-read from 2004)
93. China Miéville, Un Lun Dun (re-read from 2007)
142. Brian Francis Slattery, Spaceman Blues
171. Cory Doctorow, Little Brother (ARC)
191. Frank Herbert, Dune (re-read from 2001)
200. Kevin Brockmeier, The Brief History of the Dead
206. James and Kathryn Morrow (eds.), The SFWA European Hall of Fame (anthology)
257. Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises
267. Adam Roberts, Splinter (review copy)
269. Thomas Disch, Camp Concentration
305. Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

Dark Wolf said...

You made me die with envy ;) You read more than one book daily. Damn :D
Anyway I'll not go with my lists here, I'll say only that in the immediate future I'll read Ekaterina Sedia's novels and anthology, "Paper Cities".
And also I'll buy some new hardcover novels of Jose Saramago. New in my country I mean, there is a publishing house which has an offer for holidays you pay 2 books and get 3, and one of the authors on the offer is Saramago :)

ediFanoB said...

I'm dumbfounded. How did you do this?
This year I'm really happy to read 37 books so far. Most of them in English, which takes some more time because I'm not a native speaker.

In order to read so many books I
- have to give up my job
- leave my family
- stop any internet activities

But I don't want to do this.
So I'm glad to read between 30 and 40 books per year and enjoy them.

And to be honest I'm not jealous.

Fabio said...

I feel the same as Charles, heh.
I was doing the body count just the other day and I found, to my utter dismay, that in 2008 I read only 150+ books (so far; I still intend to read a dozen more until the year is done) - much less than I read when I was studying for my PhD, for example.

But your list is an inspiration - and should I say how good I feel to read that an US reader can read in Spanish and Portuguese? There are not many people there who can do this (in all honesty, I should say the opposite is also true - there are many Brazilian friends of mine who can read in English, but most of them would rather read in Portugues, because they find it most difficult.)

Be that as it may, you´ve inspired me to do better in 2009. Thank you, Larry!!

(And soon I´ll post in PWT my own list!)

Fabio said...

Larry and all, I finally started posting my puny lists:

http://verbeat.org/blogs/pwt/2008/12/2008-in-review---my-lists-part.html

 
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