Yesterday, I tweeted "According to my LibraryThing records I’ve read 141 books this year: 26 novels, 7 non-fiction, 102 graphic novels and 6 ‘other’."

Then I went out and bought another two graphic novels… But it must be said that most of the comics I’ve read this year came from West Norwood library, and now that I’ve exhausted most of their good ones, and some of their bad ones, I think 2010 may be slightly less weighted towards graphic novels.

How many of my 2009 books have you read?

Available as a poll over on Live Journal (you don’t need an LJ account to vote, just an OpenID account which means an account from, Google, Yahoo, Blogger, etc.)

Any of these Doctor Who books?

  • Doctor Who: Bunker Soldiers
  • Doctor Who: The Sleep Of Reason
  • Doctor Who: The Tomorrow Windows
  • Doctor Who: More Short Trips
  • Doctor Who: The Iron Legion
  • Doctor Who: The Tides of Time
  • Doctor Who: A Cold Day in Hell
  • Doctor Who: The Forgotten
  • Faction Paradox: Warring States
  • Faction Paradox: Warlords Of Utopia
  • Faction Paradox: Of the City of the Saved…
  • Time, Unincorporated 1: The Doctor Who Fanzine Archives

Any of these Star Wars books?

  • Star Wars: Agents Of Chaos 1 – Hero’s Trial
  • Star Wars: Agents of Chaos 2 – Jedi Eclipse
  • Star Wars: Balance Point
  • Star Wars: Edge of Victory I: Conquest
  • Star Wars: Edge of Victory II: Rebirth
  • Star Wars Tales: Volume 4
  • Star Wars: Crimson Empire

Any of these Fables graphic novels?

  • Fables: Legends in Exile
  • Fables: Animal Farm
  • Fables: Storybook Love
  • Fables: March of the Wooden Soldiers
  • Fables: The Mean Seasons
  • Fables: Homelands
  • Fables: Arabian Nights (and Days)
  • Fables: Wolves
  • Fables: The Mean Seasons
  • Fables: The Mean Seasons
  • Fables: War and Pieces
  • Fables: Dark Ages

How about a bit of Alan Moore?

  • Saga of the Swamp Thing
  • Promethea Book One
  • Promethea Book Two
  • Promethea Book Three
  • Promethea Book Four
  • Promethea Book Five
  • Skizz
  • DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1910
  • Captain Britain

Have you read these DC Superheroes?

  • Superman and Batman Vs. Aliens and Predator
  • Superman: For Tomorrow v. 1
  • The Kingdom
  • Kingdom Come
  • JLA: Riddle of the Beast
  • All Star Superman: Vol 1
  • Batman: Year One

Or these Marvel Superheroes?

  • Captain Britain and MI13: Secret Invasion
  • Captain Britain and MI13: Hell Comes to Birmingham
  • Captain Britain And MI13: Vampire State
  • Civil War: Iron Man
  • Iron Man: Haunted
  • Iron Man: Director of SHIELD
  • Heroes Reborn: Captain America
  • Marvels (Kurt Busiek)
  • Mighty Avengers Volume 2: Venom Bomb
  • New Avengers Volume 1
  • New Avengers Volume 2
  • Spider-Man, Peter Parker: Back in Black
  • Thor (J. Michael Straczynski)
  • Thor: Ages Of Thunder
  • Ultimate Origins
  • House Of M Prelude: Excalibur
  • House Of M
  • X-Men: Messiah Complex
  • X-Force/Cable: Messiah War
  • X-Men: Original Sin
  • X-Men: Fairy Tales
  • Wolverine: Get Mystique
  • Wolverine: The Death of Wolverine

Other Superheroes

  • Astro City: Life in the Big City
  • Astro City: Local Heroes
  • Astro City: Confession
  • Brit: Old Soldier
  • Ex Machina: The First Hundred Days
  • Ex Machina: Tag
  • Ex Machina: Fact V. Fiction
  • Planetary Vol. 1: All Over the World and Other Stories
  • Planetary Vol. 2: The Fourth Man
  • The Authority : Under New Management
  • The Authority: Earth Inferno and Other Stories
  • The Authority: Harsh Realities
  • The Authority: The Magnificent Kevin
  • Sleeper: Season One
  • The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite
  • The Boys Vol. 1: The Name of the Game
  • The Boys Volume 2: Get Some
  • The Boys Volume 3: Good for the Soul
  • The Boys Volume 4: We Gotta Go Now

Random assortment of graphic novels

  • John Constantine Hellblazer: The Roots of Coincidence
  • John Constantine Hellblazer: Scab
  • John Constantine Hellblazer: Chas The Knowledge
  • Midnight Nation
  • Ocean (Warren Ellis)
  • Scarlet Traces
  • Scarlet Traces: Great Game
  • The Dreaming: Through the Gates of Horn and Ivory
  • Y: The Last Man – Unmanned

  • The Walking Dead Book 1
  • The Walking Dead Volume 3: Safety Behind Bars
  • The Walking Dead Volume 4: The Heart’s Desire
  • The Walking Dead Volume 5: Best Defense
  • Negima!: Magister Negi Magi Volumes 1-10 (‘cos I can’t be bothered listing them all)
  • Angel: After the Fall, Vol. 1
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 4: Time Of Your Life
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 5: Predators And Prey

Some Novels

  • Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett
  • The Folklore of Discworld by Terry Pratchett and Jacqueline Simpson
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • Cartomancy by Mary Gentle
  • Microserfs by Douglas Coupland
  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
  • Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
  • Dexter by Design by Jeff Lindsay

Historical Novels

  • Outlaw by Angus Donald
  • Sharpe’s Devil by Bernard Cornwell
  • The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell
  • The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  • Clarissa Oakes by Patrick O’Brian
  • The Wine-dark Sea by Patrick O’Brian
  • The Commodore by Patrick O’Brian
  • The Yellow Admiral by Patrick O’Brian
  • The Hundred Days by Patrick O’Brian
  • Blue at the Mizzen by Patrick O’Brian

And finally, have you read any of these?

  • The Book of Bunny Suicides by Andy Riley
  • Barcelona (Lonely Planet City Guide)
  • Barcelona and Catalonia (DK Eyewitness Travel)
  • Belching Out the Devil by Mark Thomas
  • How Mumbo-jumbo Conquered the World by Francis Wheen
  • Thank You for the Days by Mark Radcliffe
  • Even Faster Web Sites by Steve Souders
  • The Big Book of "Top Gear" 2009
  • The Big Book of “Top Gear” 2010
  • Socks’ Feline Miscellany

Now you’ve seen what I’ve read in 2009, recommend one book that I should read in 2010 in the comments.

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  1. Hal Berstram says:

    Great list of stuff Steve. I think “The Walking Dead” is a classic – apparently soon to become a TV series…

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