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can't sleep books will eat me

then i got a little bit sarcastic.

I'm making the executive decision that the book I just finished counts for 2010, since it seems like cheating to assign it to the new year. Guess I'll just have to read another one.

So that's it. 88 books read last year (one of them counts twice, as I read two different versions.)

Pretty good year.



1) Abby Franquemont, Respect the Spindle
2) Phil and Kaja Foglio, Girl Genius vol. 7
3) Amanda Downum, The Bone Palace (draft)
4) Katherine Addison, The Goblin Emperor (draft)
5) Carrie Vaughn, Kitty's House of Horrors
6) Gene Wolfe, The Sorcerer's House
7) Robin Hobb, Dragon Keeper
8) Jon Evans, The Executor
9) Graham Joyce, How to Make Friends with Demons
10) Adrian Phoenix, Beneath the Skin
11) John Weatherford, Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
12) John Weatherford, Secret History of the Mongol Queens
13) John Man, Genghis Khan: His Life, Death, and Resurrection
14) John McPhee, Oranges
15) Jim Butcher, Changes
16) Carolyn Crane, Mind Games
17) Seanan McGuire, A Local Habitation
18) Janni Lee Simner, Thief Eyes
18) Laura Bickle, Embers
19) Tayari Jones, Leaving Atlanta
20) Malinda Lo, Ash
21) Molly Gloss, The Hearts of Horses
22) Kelly Parra, Graffiti Girl
23) Ian Tregillis, Bitter Seeds
24) Margaret Ronald, Wild Hunt
25) Dashiell Hammett, The Thin Man
26) Dashiell Hammett, Red Harvest
27) Eva Hornung, Dog Boy
28) John Bellairs, The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring
29) Elmore Leonard, Split Image
30) Brent E. Turvey, Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis
31) Dr. Robert Girod, Sr., Profiling The Criminal Mind: Behavioral Science and Criminal Investigative Analysis
32) Walter Mosley, Devil in a Blue Dress
33) Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Wench
34) Barbara Neely, Blanche on the Lam
35) Robin Hob, Dragon Haven
36) J. A. Pitts, Black Blade Blues
37) Carrie Vaughn, Discord's Apple
38) Galen Beckett, The Magicians & Mrs. Quent
39) Pat Cadigan, Tea from an Empty Cup
40) Jonathan Lethem, Gun, with Occasional Music
41) Paolo Bacigalupi, Ship Breaker
42) Greg Van Eekhout, Kid vs. Squid
43) Charles Stross, Glasshouse
44) John Mann, Kublai Khan
45) Alayna Williams, Dark Oracle
46) Kelley Armstrong, Waking the Witch
47) Laura Bickle, Sparks
48) Marjorie Liu, A Wild Light
49) Nnedi Okorafor, Who Fears Death
50) Mark Hodder, The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack
51) Henning Nelms, Magic and Showmanship, a Handbook for Conjurers
52) Christopher Whitcomb, Cold Zero
53) Margaret Visser, Much Depends on Dinner
54) John Ure, The Cossacks: an Illustrated History
55) Diane Duane, Omnitopia Dawn
56) William Rosen, The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention
57) Jim C. Hines, Goblin Quest
58) Christopher I. Beckwith, Empires of the Silk Road
59) Alayna Williams, Rogue Oracle
60) Debroah Blum, the Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
61) Erzebet Yellowboy, Sleeping Helena
62) Jackie Morse Kessler, Hunger
63) Freda Warrington, Midsummer Night
64) Helen Lowe, The Heir of Night
65) Cheyenne McCray, Vampires Not Invited
66) Jo Walton, Among Others
67) Gary Noesner, Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator
68) Marshall G. S. Hodson, The Secret Order of Assassins: The Struggle of the Early Nizari Ismailis Against the Islamic World
69) David W. Anthony, The Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes shaped the Modern World
70) Anne Fortier, Juliet
71) Tananarive Due, My Soul to Keep
72) Ted Chiang, The Life Cycle of Software Objects
73) Raphael Carter, The Fortunate Fall
74) Amanda Downum, The Bone Palace (final)
75) Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl
76) Holly Black, Red Gloves
77) Margaret Ronald, Soul Hunt
78) Carrie Vaughn, After the Golden Age
79) Holly Black & Ellen Kushner (ed), Welcome to Bordertown
80) Diana Pharaoh Francis, Crimson Wind
81) Barbara Hamilton, A Marked Man
82) Barbara Hambly, Blood Maidens
83) M. Rickert, Holiday
84) Greg Bear, Hull Zero Three
85) G. K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday
86) Martha Wells, The Cloud Roads
87) Karen Joy Fowler, The Jane Austen Book Club
88) Alisa Valdez-Rodriguez, The Dirty Girls Social Club

Comments

How were the Weatherfords, the Beckwith, and the Anthony (ie numbers 11, 12, 58, and 69)?
Pretty good, if a tad hagiographic; useful and interesting; and much more linguistically detailed than you might think from the title.

In that order.
On the shopping list they will go, then. If aught else, the fiancée shall have some reading matter!
I absolutely agree! (particularly since I did the same thing yesterday - added my finished read of The City and the City to my 2010 list of books read - after all, I had read 3/4s of it in 2010!)

I'm intrigued by the David W. Anthony book in your list.
Woot! Happy New Year!
Hmm. I've read exactly three of these.

But I'm adding several to my reading list! (And quite a few were already on it.)

Have you read Jared Diamond?
I have a low tolerance for what I think of as Shiny Macho Big Idea books.
Cool :-) I managed 69 ("69, dude!").
Go team you!