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Thirty. Some of them dirty, I guess. (2015 book tally)

For reasons I'll figure out, I was a slow and low (that is the tempo...wait) reader this past year. I finished 30 books and graphic novel collections, maybe the lowest tally since I've been keeping track. One month, September, I was reading but didn't finish any books. However, I STILL LIKE TO READ, and I want to read more. Here's the list:

January
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America - Erik Larson, 2003

February
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides, 2002
Friday Night Lights: a town, a team, and a dream - H.G. Bissinger, 1990 (afterword written 2000)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man Vol. 3: Game Over - written by Nick Spencer, art by Steve Lieber with Rich Ellis. Contains issues 12-17.

March
A is for Alien - Caitlin R. Kiernan (greygirlbeast), 2009

April
Clay's Ark - Octavia E. Butler, 1984
Sleepy Hollow: Children of the Revolution - Keith R. A. DeCandido (kradical), 2014
Sylvan Investigations: Work of Hunters - Laura Anne Gilman (suricattus), 2014
Battle Pope: Mayhem (issues 5-8) - Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore, originally published 2000-2001, published in trade paperback 2005

May
Ready Player One - Ernest Cline, 2011
X-Factor Vol. 3: Many Lives of Madrox - Peter David and Pablo Raimondi, issues 13-17, originally published 2006-2007.
The Black Stranger and Other American Tales - Robert E. Howard, edited and with an introduction by Steven Tompkins. Published 2005.
The Martian - Andy Weir, originally self-published 2011, professionally published 2014
Free Fall - Laura Anne Gilman (suricattus), 2008
The Boy Who Lost Fairyland - Catherynne M. Valente (catvalente), 2015

June
The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. Three - 1939-1944 - edited and with a preface by Gunther Stuhlmann
Clawed: a Gin & Tonic Mystery (#4) - Laura Anne Gilman (suricattus) writing as L.A. Kornetsky, 2015
The Night and the Land - Matt Spencer (happyspector), 2013
'S' is for Silence - Sue Grafton, 2005

July
Welcome to Grizzlydale: The Forgotten Tyrs Book One - Aaron Duran, 2015

August
Fletch, Too - Gregory McDonald, 1986
Heartsick - Chelsea Cain, 2007
El Borak and Other Desert Adventures - Robert E. Howard, published 2010

September - no books finished

October
Flesh and Fire: Book One of the Vineart War - Laura Anne Gilman (suricattus), 2009
Wild Cards II: Aces High - edited by George R. R. Martin, written by Martin and others, 1987
Cherry Bomb - Caitlín R. Kiernan (greygirlbeast) writing as Kathleen Tierney, 2015
Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection - Kate Beaton, 2015

November
Venus on the Half-Shell - "Kilgore Trout" (really Philip José Farmer, using a pseudonym invented by Kurt Vonnegut), 1974
Four and Twenty Blackbirds - Cherie Priest (cmpriest), first published in unrevised form 2003, published by Tor 2005

December
Robinson Crusoe (full title The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe), Daniel Defoe, 1719
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