Reading Log

An admittedly imperfect snapshot of my reading habits – some years have been better tracked than others. You know, sometimes you just forget to write things down. (Formerly hosted on GoodReads.)




68. The Marvelous Land of Oz (Oz #2) by L. Frank Baum, adapted by Eric Shanower, illustrated by Skottie Young (Marvel)

67. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz #1) by L. Frank Baum, adapted by Eric Shanower, illustrated by Skottie Young (Marvel)

66. Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature by Betsy Bird, Julie Danielson, Peter D. Sieruta (Candlewick, Spring ‘14)

65. Horizon (Above World #3) by Jenn Reese (Candlewick, Spring ‘14)

64. Red Moon by Benjamin Percy (Grand Central Publishing)

63. Swim That Rock by John Rocco & Jay Primiano (Candlewick, Spring ‘14)

62. Miss Emily by Burleigh Mutén, illustrated by Matt Phelan (Candlewick, Spring ‘14)

61. Me On The Floor, Bleeding by Jenny Jägerfeld (Stockholm Text / Consortium, Spring ‘14)

60. Fish Finelli #2: Operation Fireball by E.S. Farber (Chronicle Books, Spring ‘14)

59. Judy Moody & Stink: The Big Bad Blackout by Megan McDonald (Candlewick, Spring ‘14)

58. VJ by Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn (Atria Books)

57. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (Delacorte)

56. Star Wars: Jedi Academy #1 by Jeffrey Brown (Scholastic)

55. The Sun And Other Stars by Brigid Pasulk (Simon & Schuster)

54. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (St. Martin's Griffin)

53. A Life in Men by Gina Frangello (Algonquin Books) 

52. Delilah Dirk And The Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff (First Second) 

51. Scott Pilgrim And The Infinite Sadness (Scott Pilgrim #3, full color ed) by Brian Lee O'Malley (Oni Press) 

50. Fallout by Todd Strasser (Candlewick)

49. Book Title TBA by Barbara Taylor (Akashic Books / Consortium, Spring 2014)

48. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Crown) 

47. Blue Is The Warmest Color by Julie Maroh (Arsenal Pulp / Consortium) 

46. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon (Bloomsbury USA) 

45. RASL by Jeff Smith (Cartoon Books / PGW) 

44. Changers, Book One: Drew by T Cooper & Allison Glock-Cooper (Black Sheep / Akashic Books / Consortium) (my3books

43. The Templeton Twins Make A Scene (#2)  by Ellis Weiner, illustrated by Jeremy Holmes (my3books)

42. The Suicide Shop by Jean Teulé (Gallic Books / Consortium) 

41. Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones (Candlewick) 

40. Bootstrapper by Mardi Jo Link (Knopf) 

39. Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton (Random House) 

38. More Than This by Patrick Ness (Candlewick)

37. The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith / J.K. Rowling (Mulholland Books / Little, Brown)

36. The Ocean At The End of The Lane by Neil Gaiman (William Morrow)

35. John Dies At The End by David Wong (Griffin / St. Martin's)

34. Templar by Jordan Mechner; illustrated by LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland  (First Second)

33. Coaltown Jesus by Ron Koertge (Candlewick) 

32. Smash: Trial by Fire by Chris Bolton & Kyle Bolton (Candlewick) 

31. Peanut by Ayun Halliday & Paul Hoppe (Schwartz & Wade / Random House) 

30. You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack by Tom Gauld (Drawn & Quarterly)

29. Hothouse by Boris Kachka (Simon & Schuster) 

28. Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen & Faith Erin Hicks (First Second) 

27. Freud: An Illustrated Biography by Corinne Maier, illus by Anne Simon (Nobrow / Consortium) 

26. A Guide for the Perplexed by Dara Horn (W.W. Norton) 

25. Meaty by Samantha Irby (Curbside Splendor / Consortium) 

24. Zero Fade by Chris Terry (Curbside Splendor / Consortium) 

23. Praying Drunk by Kyle Minor (Sarabande Books / Consortium) 

22. A Bag of Marbles by Joseph Joffo; adapted by Kris; illustrated by Vincent Bailly (Graphic Universe / Lerner)

21. The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas by David Almond, illustrated by Olive Jeffers (Candlewick) 

20. The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman (Big Mouth House/Small Beer / Consortium) 

19. Shake 'Em Up! A Practical Handbook of Polite Drinking by Virginia Elliott & Phil D. Stong (Tin House Books) 

18. Lord Foul's Bane (Chronicles of Thomas Covenant The Unbeliever 1) by Stephen R. Donaldson (re-read) 

17. Praying Drunk by Kyle Minor (Sarabande Books / Consortium) (my3books)

16. Bluffton by Matt Phelan (Candlewick)  (my3books)

15. Destination X by John Martz (Nobrow Press / Consortium) 

14. Unmentionables by Laurie Loewenstein (Akashic Books / Consortium) (my3books)

13. Fire In The Sea by Myke Bartlett (Text Publishing / Consortium) (my3books)

12. Superzelda: The Graphic Life of Zelda Fitzgerald by Tiziana Lo Porto & Daniele Marotta (One Peace Books / SCB Distributors) (my3books)

11. Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick) (my3books)

10. The Clockwork Scarab: A Stoker & Holmes Novel by Colleen Gleason (Chronicle Books) (my3books)

9. The Sleepwalkers by Viviane Schwarz (Candlewick)

8. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (my3books

7. Ungifted by Gordon Korman

6. Gulp by Mary Roach (W.W. Norton)

5. The President's Hat by Antoine Laurain (Gallic Books / Consortium)

4. Homeland by Cory Doctorow

3. Bomb by Steve Sheinkin

2. The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell (my3books review)

1. Yellow Blue Tibia by Adam Roberts

2012 – not a full year of data



47. The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song by Frank M. Young

46. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

45. Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

44. The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison

43. District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington, DC by Scott O. Brown

42. Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

41. How to Get into the Twin Palms by Karolina Waclawiak

40. Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos

39. The Expats by Chris Pavone

38. Zone One by Colson Whitehead

37. The Yard (The Murder Squad #1) by Alex Grecian

36. The Voyeurs by Gabrielle Bell

35. A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return by Zeina Abirached

34. Little White Duck : a childhood in China by Na Liu

33. Freakling (Psi Chronicles, #1) by Lana Krumwiede

32. The Dead Women Of Juárez by Sam Hawken

31. 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad

30. Travels with Louis by Mick Carlon

29. The Nervous System by Nathan Larson

28. Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton

27. Titanic Thompson by Kevin Cook

26. The Templeton Twins Have an Idea by Ellis Weiner

25. The Last Headbangers by Kevin Cook

24. Kind One by Laird Hunt

23. Pip and the Wood Witch Curse: A Spindlewood Tale by Chris Mould

22. The High Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate by Scott Nash

21. The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm by Patricia MacLachlan

20. Falling Glass by Adrian McKinty

19. Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

18. Personal Effects by E.M. Kokie

17. The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2) by Patrick Rothfuss

16. A Good American by Alex George

15. The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin

14. Cold Cereal by Adam Rex

13. Ghosting by Kirby Gann

12. Feynman by Jim Ottaviani

11. The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson

10. Reamde by Neal Stephenson

9. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

8. Redshirts by John Scalzi

7. Louise: Amended by Louise Krug

6. The Lifeguard by Deborah Blumenthal

5. Tua and the Elephant by Randal Harris

4. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Cottrell Boyce

3. The Traitor in the Tunnel (The Agency, #3) by Y.S. Lee

2. The Glass Collector by Anna Perera

1. Project Jackalope by Emily Ecton




71. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

70. The Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly Backes

69. See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles

68. Above World (Above World, #1) by Jenn Reese

67. Tokyo on Foot: Travels in the City's Most Colorful Neighborhoods by Florent Chavouet

66. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

65. Everything Happens Today by Jesse Browner

64. The Bloom County Library, Vol. 3: 1984-1986 by Berkeley Breathed

63. Habibi by Craig Thompson

62. The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media by Brooke Gladstone

61. No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

60. Draw the Dark by Ilsa J. Bick

59. Office Girl by Joe Meno

58. Orbiter by Warren Ellis

57. The Poisoned House by Michael Ford

56. Fed Up with Lunch by Sarah Wu

55. Busy Monsters by William Giraldi

54. Broken Irish by Edward J. Delaney

53. The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie by Wendy McClure

52. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

51. The Glimpse Traveler by Marianne Boruch

50. The Journal of Best Practices by David Finch

49. Record Collecting for Girls by Courtney E. Smith

48. The Very Best of Charles de Lint by Charles de Lint

47. Rebel Bookseller by Andrew Laties

46. Fer-de-Lance (Nero Wolfe, #1) by Rex Stout

45. Friends Like Us by Lauren Fox

44. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

43. Fat Vampire by Adam Rex

42. One Day by David Nicholls

41. Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

40. Bossypants by Tina Fey

39. Wildwood (Wildwood Chronicles, #1) by Colin Meloy

38. Level Up by Gene Luen Yang

37. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

36. Blacksad by Juan Díaz Canales

35. Mimi by John Newman

34. Animal Crackers: A Gene Luen Yang Collection by Gene Luen Yang

33. A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

32. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

31. Little Bee by Chris Cleave

30. The Big Crunch by Pete Hautman

29. Open City by Teju Cole

28. Owl Ninja (Samurai Kids, #2) by Sandy Fussell

27. White Crane (Samurai Kids, #1) by Sandy Fussell

26. Return of the Dapper Men by Jim McCann

25. Doc by Mary Doria Russell

24. Same Sun Here by Silas House

23. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

22. The Flint Heart by Katherine Paterson

21. Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories by Kelly Link & Gavin Grant

20. Bluefish by Pat Schmatz

19. Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet

18. The Girl Who Played with Fire (#2) by Stieg Larsson

17. Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell

16. Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon

15. The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex

14. Blankets by Craig Thompson

13. Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman

12. Among Others by Jo Walton

11. The Magicians by Lev Grossman

10. Red Glove (Curse Workers, #2) by Holly Black

9. The Coffins of Little Hope by Timothy Schaffert

8. Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

7. The Pirate Captain's Daughter by Eve Bunting

6. Spinning Out by David Stahler Jr.

5. The Dewey Decimal System by Nathan Larson

4. The Fires Beneath the Sea by Lydia Millet

3. White Cat (Curse Workers, #1) by Holly Black

2. Going Bovine by Libba Bray

1. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

2010 – definitely a partial year of data

42. Blessed (Tantalize, #3) by Cynthia Leitich Smith

41. Excalibur: The Legend of King Arthur by Tony Lee

40. The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss

39. My American Unhappiness by Dean Bakopoulos

38. Skippy Dies by Paul Murray

37. The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta

36. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride

35. My Worst Best Friend by Dyan Sheldon

34. Stork by Wendy Delsol

33. Octavia Boone's Big Questions about Life, the Universe and Everything by Rebecca Rupp

32. The Passage by Justin Cronin

31. For the Win by Cory Doctorow

30. Daydreams of a Solitary Hamster by Astrid Desbordes

29. Bink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillo & Alison McGhee

28. The Body at the Tower (The Agency, #2) by Y.S. Lee

27. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

26. On the Blue Comet by Rosemary Wells

25. Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything by Kevin Cook

24. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell

23. Zora and Me by Victoria Bond

22. Solitaire by Kelley Eskridge

21. The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni

20. Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

19. Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale by Belle Yang

18. Girl Parts by John M. Cusick

17. Don't You Forget About Me: Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes by Jaime Clarke

16. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

15. Things We Didn't See Coming by Steven Amsterdam

14. McSweeney's Issue 33: The San Francisco Panorama by Dave Eggers

13. Hello Kitty Must Die by Angela S. Choi

12. Caught Stealing (Hank Thompson, #1) by Charlie Huston

11. A Drifting Life by Yoshihiro Tatsumi

10. The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall

9. Already Dead (Joe Pitt, #1) by Charlie Huston

8. Normal People Don't Live Like This by Dylan Landis

7. Creaturely and Other Essays by Devin Johnston

6. Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West

5. Jam Today: A Diary of Cooking With What You've Got by Tod Davies

4. The Great Perhaps by Joe Meno

3. Tinkers by Paul Harding

2. The Secret to Lying by Todd Mitchell

1. The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce, #2) by Alan Bradley


61. A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

60. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

59. Let it Snow by John Green, et al

58. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1) by Alan Bradley

57. The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy

56. Chasing Orion by Kathryn Lasky

55. Tortilla Sun by Jennifer Cervantes

54. Daisy Kutter: The Last Train by Kazu Kibuishi

53. Same Difference and Other Stories by Derek Kirk Kim

52. Paper Towns by John Green

51. Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) by Scott Westerfeld

50. Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman

49. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins

48. A Spy in the House (The Agency, #1) by Y.S. Lee

47. The Case of the Lost Boy (The Buddy Files, #1) by Dori Hillestad Butler

46. Stink: Solar System Superhero (Stink, #5) by Megan McDonald

45. The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz

44. Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1) by Melina Marchetta

43. The Red Monkey Double Happiness Book by Joe Daly

42. The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking, #2) by Patrick Ness

41. The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1) by Patrick Ness

40. Under the Dome by Stephen King

39. Schooled by Gordon Korman

38. Tower by Ken Bruen

37. Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin

36. Lady Macbeth's Daughter by Lisa M. Klein

35. Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2) by Naomi Novik

34. His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1) by Naomi Novik

33. Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

32. Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd by Holly Black

31. Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon

30. Something Missing by Matthew Dicks

29. The Eternal Smile: Three Stories by Gene Luen Yang

28. Sometimes We're Always Real Same-Same by Mattox Roesch

27. Dead until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) by Charlaine Harris

26. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

25. Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell

24. Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley

23. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

22. First Light by Rebecca Stead

21. The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee

20. John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead

19. Blue Plate Special by Michelle D. Kwasney

18. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe

17. Another Faust (Another, #1) by Daniel Nayeri

16. Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead

15. The Cry of the Sloth by Sam Savage

14. Angel in Vegas: The Chronicles of Noah Sark by Norma Howe

13. Eli the Good by Silas House

12. The Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan

11. The Sisters Club: Rule of Three by Megan McDonald

10. Adam Canfield: The Last Reporter by Michael Winerip

9. Amplified: Fiction from Leading Alt-Country, Indie Rock, Blues and Folk Musicians by Julie Schaper & Steve Horwitz

8. Stitches by David Small

7. The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

6. The Increment by David Ignatius

5. Drood by Dan Simmons

4. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

3. The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

2. Watching What We Eat: The Evolution of Television Cooking Shows by Kathleen Collins

1. Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood by Michael Lewis

2008 - another partially kept-up year


40. Sophomore Switch by Abby McDonald

39. Swim the Fly (Swim the Fly, #1) by Don Calame

38. Eternal (Tantalize, #2) by Cynthia Leitich Smith

37. Case Histories (Jackson Brodie, #1) by Kate Atkinson

36. Working by Studs Terkel

35. The Know-It-All by A.J. Jacobs

34. The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs

33. The Elfish Gene: Dungeons, Dragons And Growing Up Strange by Mark Barrowcliffe

32. In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin

31. Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos

30. Dream House by Valerie Laken

29. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

28. Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn by Fritz Haeg

27. The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell

26. Body of Lies by David Ignatius

25. Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard, #2) by Scott Lynch

24. The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) by Scott Lynch

23. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

22. Twilight (Twilight, #1) by Stephenie Meyer

21. Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock

20. Keeping the House by Ellen Baker

19. A Ticket to Ride by Paula McLain

18. Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles

17. Anathem by Neal Stephenson

16. Chicago by Alaa Al Aswany

15. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

14. The Kingdom on the Waves (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, #2) by M.T. Anderson

13. Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris

12. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

11. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

10. The Pox Party (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, #1) by M.T. Anderson

9. Feed by M.T. Anderson

8. Thirsty by M.T. Anderson

7. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

6. Independence Hall (I.Q., #1) by Roland Smith

5. The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox

4. In Hovering Flight by Joyce Hinnefeld

3. Crust by Lawrence Shainberg

2. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

1. The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway