Books That I Read in 2017

Truth be told, I listened to most of these books as audiobooks. I will put an asterisk (*) after all the books I actually read (either print or ebook).

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
Minority Report – Philip K Dick
The Theory of Everything – Stephen Hawking
Great North Road – Peter F Hamilton*
A Darker Shade of Magic – Shades of Magic I – VE Schwab
The Crystal Shard – Icewind Dale Trilogy I – RA Salvatore*
14 – Peter Clines*
From a Buick 8 – Stephen King
The Last Witness – KJ Parker*
The Emperor’s Soul – Brandon Sanderson*
Streams of Silver – Icewind Dale Trilogy II – RA Salvatore*
A Gathering of Shadows – Sahdes of Magic II – VE Schwab*
The Collected Stories of Lewis Shiner
The Halfling’s Gem – Icewind Dale Trilogy III – RA Salvatore*
The Blood Mirror – Lightbringer IV – Brent Weeks*
Empire Falls – Richard Russo*
The Golem and the Jinni – Helene Wecker
The Housekeeper and the Professor – Yoko Ogawa*
The House of Silk – Sherlock Holmes I – Anthony Horowitz
A Wizard of Earthsea – Earthsea Cycle I – Ursula K Le Guin
The Rolling Stones – Robert A Heinlein
The Three-Body Problem – Rememberence of Earth’s Past I – Liu Cixin
Ablutions – Patrick deWitt*
The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamid
The Mirror Crack’d Side to Side – Miss Marple 9 – Agatha Christie
Moon Breaker – Matthew Marchitto*
The Hunger – Charles Beaumont
Carbide Tipped Pens – Ben Bova, Editor
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore – Robin Sloan*
The Secret of Shadow Ranch – Nancy Drew 5 – Carolyn Keene
Into the Nanten – Jay Swanson
The Tombs of Atuan – Earthsea Cycle II – Ursula K Le Guin
The Secret of Red Gate Farm – Nancy Drew 6 – Carolyn Keene
Assassin’s Apprentice – Farseer Trilogy I – Robin Hobb
The Clue in the Diary – Nancy Drew 7 – Carolyn Keene*
The Scions of Shannara – Heritage of Shannara I – Terry Brooks*
Pawn of Prophecy – The Belgariad I – David Eddings
Queen of Sorcery – The Belgariad II – David Eddings
Magician’s Gambit – The Belgariad III – David Eddings
Practical Demonkeeping – Christopher Moore
Batman-The Killing Joke – Alan Moore*
The Druid of Shannara – Heritage of Shannara II – Terry Brooks*
Castle of Wizardry – The Belgariad IV – David Eddings
Seven Keys to Baldpate – Earl Derr Biggers*
Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami*
The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove – Christopher Moore
Redshirts – John Scalzi*
The Life and Times of Thunderbolt Kid – Bill Bryson
The Stupidest Angel – Christopher Moore
Harry Lipkin, Private Eye – Barry Fantoni
A Burglar’s Guide to the City – Geoff Manaugh
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running – Haruki Murakami
Unruly Places – Alastair Bonnett*
The Hidden Staircase – Nancy Drew 2 – Carolyn Keene
A Conjuring of Light – Shades of Magic III – VE Schwab*
A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness*
The Great God Pan – Arthur Machen
Attachments – Rainbow Rowell*
The Bungalow Mystery – Nancy Drew 3 – Carolyn Keene
The Elf Queen of Shannara – Heritage of Shannara III – Terry Brooks*
Then We Came To The End – Joshua Ferris*
A Man Without A Country – Kurt Vonnegut*
Nancy’s Mysterious Letter – Nancy Drew 8 – Carolyn Keene
Maplecroft – The Borden Dispatches I – Cherie Priest
The Fisherman – John Langan
The Terror – Dan Simmons
Tales of Sand – Jim Henson*
The Talismans of Shannara – Heritage of Shannara IV – Terry Brooks*
The First King of Shannara – Prequel – Terry Brooks
The Stranger in the Woods – Michael Finkel
The Cleric Quintet – RA Salvatore*
Ilse Witch – Terry Brooks*
Borne – Jeff Vandermeer*
A Spool of Blue Thread – Anne Tyler
The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins
Men Without Women – Haruki Murakami*
Solar Express – L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
The Inhuman Condition – Clive Barker
Half-Minute Horrors – Susan Rich*
The Lost Gate – Mither Mages I – Orson Scott Card
The Gate Thief – Mither Mages II – Orson Scott Card
The Weird – Edited by Jeff and Ann VanderMeer*
Gatefather – Mither Mages III – Orson Scott Card
Other Worlds Than These – Edited by John Joseph Adams*
A Good Fall – Ha Jin
What If – Randall Munroe
The Family Plot – Cherie Priest*
Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones*
Matilda – Roald Dahl
Gwendy’s Button Box – Stephen King and Richard Chizmar*
The View From The Cheap Seats – Neil Gaiman*
The Elementals – Michael McDowell
The Legacy – The Legacy of the Drow I – RA Salvatore*
The 13 Clocks – James Thurber*
The Book of Speculation – Erika Swyler
The Secret of the Old Clock – Nancy Drew 1 – Carolyn Keene*
Maphead – Ken Jennings*
The Poisoner’s Handbook – Deborah Blum*
The Sculptor – Scott McCloud*
X-O Manowar Vol. 1 – By the Sword*
X-O Manowar Vol. 2 – Enter Ninjak*
Starless Night – The Legacy of the Drow II – RA Salvatore*
The Paper Menagerie & Other Stories – Ken Liu*
X-O Manowar Vol. 3 – Planet Death*
Uncommon Grounds – Mark Pendergrast*
A Pocket Full of Rye – Agatha Christie
The Grace of Kings – The Dandelion Dynasty I – Ken Liu*
Nothing to Envy – Barbara Demick*
Signal To Noise – Sylvia Moreno-Garcia
Abandon the Old in Tokyo – Yoshihiro Tatsumi*
Diary of a A Mad Old Man – Junichiro Tanizaki*
Everything I Need To Know I Learned in the Twilight Zone G€“ Mark Dawidziak*
Christine – Stephen King
The Haunted – Bentley Little
The Dark Forest – Remembrance of Earth’s Past II – Cixin Liu
Binti – Nnedi Okorafor*
Royal Assassin – Realm of Elderlings II – Robin Hobb*
On Turpentine Lane – Elinor Lipman*
It Devours – Joseph Fink
Binti Home – Nnedi Okorafor*
See You in Paradise – J Robert Lennon
A Case of Exploding Mangoes – Mohammed Hanif*
Judge Dredd Volume 1*
Dracula vs. Hitler – Patrick Sheane Duncan
Paperbacks from Hell – Grady Hendrix*
Good Omens – Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Lovecraft Country – Matt Ruff
Sourdough – Robin Sloan
Tales of the Left Hand – Book One – John Meagher
Wind Pinball – Haruki Murakami
Tales of the Left Hand – Book Two – John Meagher

This makes 131 books/comics/novellas. This is a new record for me, though I am still unsure if this is impressive or kinda sad. Either way, I see this number going down for 2018 for two reasons. One, I find myself listening to podcasts more than audiobooks lately, and two, I plan on getting some of my own stories recorded as audio, leaving less time for books. No matter; I feel like I am a well-read individual regardless, even if I read only ten books this year.

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