Sunday, January 01, 2006

The Year in Books

Since it's sort of become traditional for some insane reason, I hereby present the complete list of all the books I read in 2005. Total number of books for the year, if I've counted correctly, is 125, which is signficantly up from the last few years, over which I've pretty consistently been coming up with a year-end total of 93 or 94. I seem to be reading a somewhat higher proportion of non-fiction these days, as well as a lot of Doctor Who books... And if there are other trends discernable from this list, I haven't noticed them.

Anyway, for your perusal (or possibly just for my own amusement):

2005 Books

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
Freedom and Necessity by Steven Brust & Emma Bull
Gun, With Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem
America (The Book) by Jon Stewart, et al.
Venus on the Half Shell by "Kilgore Trout"
Tales of the Slayer, Vol. 1 by Greg Rucka, et al.
The V Book by Elizabeth G. Stewart & Paula Spencer
The Ship Who Sang by Anne McCaffrey
The Know-It-All by A.J. Jacobs
Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Emotional Design by Donald A. Norman
Corpse Marker by Chris Boucher
Terminal Cafe by Ian McDonald
Chicks 'n Chained Males edited by Esther Friesner
False Memory by Dean Koontz
The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau
Peace on Earth by Stansislaw Lem
Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography by Lemony Snicket
The Creatures of Farscape by Joe Nazzaro
The Martian Child by David Gerrold
Zodiac by Neal Stephenson
Brothel by Alexa Albert
Blameless in Abaddon by James Morrow
Knight Life by Peter David
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Onion Ad Nauseam: Fanfare for the Area Man edited by Carol Kolb & Robert Siegel
Station Rage by Diane Carey
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson
Farewell Horizontal by K.W. Jeter
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
The War of the Flowers by Tad Williams
Casualties of War by Steve Emmerson
Surfing Through Hyperspace by Clifford Pickover
The Universe 365 Days by Robert J. Nemiroff & Jerry T. Bonnell
Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson
The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons
Naked Pictures of Famous People by Jon Stewart
Headcrash by Bruce Bethke
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Why Life Speeds Up as You Get Older by Douwe Draaisma
Wizard for Hire by Jim Butcher
Candide by Voltaire
Eastern Standard Tribe by Cory Doctorow
So Many Books, So Little Time by Sara Nelson
Echo of the Big Bang by Michael D. Lemonick
Dork Covenant by John Kovalic
Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng-Chiang by Terrance Dicks
The Shining by Stephen King
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
Moominvalley in November by Tove Jansson
A Plague of Pythons by Frederik Pohl
Every Living Thing by James Herriot
Camp Foxtrot by Bill Amend
A Sudden Wild Magic by Diana Wynne Jones
The Turing Test by Paul Leonard
Past Imperfect: History According to the Movies edited by Mark C. Carnes
Timescape by Gregory Benford
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Work by Joshua Piven & David Borgenicht
Knight of the Demon Queen by Barbara Hambly
Make Love!... the Bruce Campbell Way by Bruce Campbell
Climbing Mount Improbable by Richard Dawkins
The Alienist by Caleb Carr
Endgame by Terrance Dicks
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Strange Tales from the Nile Empire edited by Greg Gorden and Bill Slavicsek
Has Your House Got Cracks? by T.J. Freeman, R.M.C. Driscoll, & G.S. Littlejohn
The Annotated Brothers Grimm by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm (annotated by Maria Tatar)
Godbody by Theodore Sturgeon
Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
The Greedy Bastard Diary by Eric Idle
Sewer, Gas & Electric by Matt Ruff
Father Time by Lance Parkin
Dragonstar by Barbara Hambly
The Child That Books Built by Francis Spufford
Simpsons Comics Big Bonanza by Matt Groening, et al.
Carry On, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
Mammoth by Richard Stone
The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold
Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion by Terrance Dicks
Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
The Democratic Genre by Sheenagh Pugh
Creatures of Light and Darkness by Roger Zelazny
Escape Velocity by Colin Brake
The Genius Factory by David Plotz
Bone Dance by Emma Bull
The World's Worst by Mark Frauenfelder
Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
Cats for Dummies by Gina Spadafor & Paul D. Pion
The Godwhale by T.J. Bass
Seance for a Vampire by Fred Saberhagen
Digital Soul by Thomas M. Georges
Foxtrotius Maximus by Bill Amend
Mental_Floss Presents: Condensed Knowledge edited by Will Pearson, Mangest Hattikudur & Elizabeth Hunt
Thud! by Terry Pratchett
The Dolphins' Bell by Anne McCaffrey
Broken Music by Sting
Earthworld by Jacqueline Rayner
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
Everything Bad Is Good for You by Steven Johnson
The Beginning Place by Ursula K. LeGuin
Doctor Who and the Masque of Mandragora by Philip Hinchcliffe
Thinner by Stephen King
Cat vs. Cat by Pam Johnson-Bennett
The Eternal Footman by James Morrow
The Italian Secretary by Caleb Carr
Comm Check...: The Final Flight of Shuttle Columbia by Michael Cabbage & William Harwood
Vanishing Point by Stephen Cole
Do You Speak American? by Robert MacNeil & William Cran
The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket
The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
Bait and Switch by Barbara Ehrenreich
The Avram Davidson Treasury by Avram Davidson
ShrinkLits by Maurice Sagoff
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Doctor Who and the Planet of Evil by Terrance Dicks
The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge
Around the World in Eighty Days with Michael Palin by Michael Palin
Absolute Zero Gravity by Betsy Devine & Joel E. Cohen
The Stonehenge Gate by Jack Williamson
In Search of Ancient Ireland by Carmel McCaffrey & Leo Eaton
Eater of Wasps by Trevor Baxendale

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