Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
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My Year In Books, 2010

45 books successfully absorbed in 2010:

January
A Guide to Western Civilization, Or My Story
-- Joe Bob Briggs, 1988
Her Fearful Symmetry -- Audrey Niffenegger, 2009
Dark Forces: New Stories of Suspense and Supernatural Horror -- edited by Kirby McCauley, copyright 1980
The Star Beast -- Robert A. Heinlein, 1954

February
The Parasite
-- Ramsey Campbell, 1980
Abarat -- Clive Barker, 2002
The Long ARM of Gil Hamilton -- Larry Niven (1969, 1973, 1975)
King, Queen, Knave -- Vladimir Nabokov (written 1928, revised 1968)

March
Conjure Wife
-- Fritz Leiber, 1953
Boneshaker -- Cherie Priest, on LJ as cmpriest, 2009
The Best of Cordwainer Smith, published 1975
Rodin: The Hands of Genius -- Helene Pinet, 1988, English translation done 1992

April
Invisible Man
-- Ralph Ellison, 1947/1948/1952 (story originally published in installments)
A Canticle for Leibowitz -- Walter M. Miller, Jr., 1959
"A" Is For Alibi -- Sue Grafton, 1982
The Eyes of the Dragon -- Stephen King, 1987
Just After Sunset -- Stephen King, 2008 (short story collection(

May
Son of a Witch
-- Gregory Maguire, 2005
A Lion Among Men -- Gregory Maguire, 2008
"B" Is For Burgler -- Sue Grafton, 1985
"C" Is For Corpse -- Sue Grafton, 1986

June
"D" Is For Deadbeat
-- Sue Grafton, 1987
The Orphan's Tales, Vol. 1: In the Night Garden -- Cathrynne M. Valente, on LJ as catvalente, 2006
Black House, Stephen King and Peter Straub (sequel to The Talisman), 2001

July
Killing Castro
-- Lawrence Block, 1961
A Murder Is Announced -- Agatha Christie, 1950
The Spirit Archives, Vol. 8 -- Will Eisner et. al, originally published January-July 1944
Einstein's Dreams -- Alan Lightman, 1993
Life The Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality -- Neil Gabler, 1998

August
Rose Madder
-- Stephen King, 1995
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi -- novelization by James A. Kahn, 1983

September
Jane Eyre
-- Charlotte Bronte, 1847
The Puppet Masters -- Robert A. Heinlein, 1951

October
Pride and Prejudice
-- Jane Austen, 1813
More Digressions -- Peter David, 2009
"E" Is For Evidence -- Sue Grafton, 1988
Some Of Your Blood -- Theodore Sturgeon, 1961

November
Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season
-- Stewart O'Nan and Stephen King, 2004
Fall of Knight -- Peter David, 2006
"F" Is For Fugitive -- Sue Grafton, 1989
Mid-Life Confidential: The Rock Bottom Remainders Tour America with Three Chords and an Attitude -- Dave Barry, Tad Bartimus, Roy Blount Jr., Michael Dorris, Robert Fulghum, Kathi Goldmark, Matt Groening, Stephen King, Tabitha King (photos), Barbara Kingsolver, Al Kooper, Greil Marcus, Dave Marsh, Ridley Pearson, Joel Selvin, and Amy Tan, 1994

December
Shrink Rap
(a Sunny Randall novel) -- Robert B. Parker, 2002
The House on the Strand -- Daphne duMaurier, 1969
High Profile (a Jesse Stone novel) -- Robert B. Parker, 2007
Sin Killer, Larry McMurtry, 2002


Still in progress: The Brothers K, David James Duncan, 1992
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