Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
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Read this year: 67 books

Sixty-seven books — well, to be exact, book-length reading items (including film scripts, graphic novel collections of comics, short story collections and more) — passed in front of my eyes in 2016. That's something I accomplished. Several new-to-me authors; a few series revisited, most prominently Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide novels; also new formats, as I read digital books regularly for the first time.

I will enter 2017 reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Here's what I finished:

January
Weight of Stone — Laura Anne Gilman (suricattus), 2010
The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard, 2004

February
The Human Division — John Scalzi, 2013
Books of Blood, Vol. I-III — Clive Barker, 1984
Blood From Stone (Retrievers Vol. 6) — Laura Anne Gilman (suricattus), 2009
Jem and the Holograms: Showtime (Issues 1-6) — written by Kelly Thompson, drawn by Sophie Campbell, published 2015
Class Dis-Mythed — Robert Asprin and Jody Lynn Nye, 2005

March
Duma Key — Stephen King, 2008
The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home — Catherynne M. Valente (catvalente), 2016

April
Maplecroft — Cherie Priest (cmpriest), 2014
Shaft's Revenge — David Walker, 2015
Silver on the Road: The Devil's West Book 1 — Laura Anne Gilman (suricattus), 2015

May
It — Stephen King, 1986
Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, Book 2) — Jim Butcher, 2001
Myth Alliances — Robert Asprin and Jody Lynn Nye, 2003
Batgirl: Deadline (Vol. 5) — Gail Simone (with one issue by Marguerite Bennett), Fernando Pasarin, Jonathan Glapion, Robert Gill, Javier Garrón and others. Wraps up Simone's Batgirl run.
Shades of Milk and Honey — Mary Robinette Kowal, 2010
Sandman: Overture — Neil Gaiman, J.K. Williams III, and Dave Stewart, collecting the series published 2013-2015

June
BadAzz Mofo's Book of Blaxploitation Vol. 1 — David Walker, published 2009. Collects movie reviews written 1996-1998.
Images of America: Theatres of Portland — Gary Lacher and Steve Stone, 2009
Neuromancer — William Gibson, 1984
The Space Merchants — Frederick Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth, 1952
Hellboy Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction/Wake the Devil — Mike Mignola with John Byrne. Stories originally published 1994-1997; collection released 2008.
Green Shadows, White Whale — Ray Bradbury, 1992

July
Hell's Angels: a strange and terrible saga — Hunter S. Thompson, 1966
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay — Michael Chabon, 2000
Dragon Virus: a tragedy in 6 evolutions / an evolution in 6 tragedies — Laura Anne Gilman (suricattus), 2012
Hellboy Vol. 2: The Chained Coffin/The Right Hand of Doom — Mike Mignola. Stories originally published 1994-2000; collection released 2008.

August
One Ring Circus: Dispatches from the world of boxing — Katherine Dunn, collected 2009. Essays originally published from 1982 to 2006.
A Red Death — Walter Mosley, 1991. Second Easy Rawlins novel.
Glamour in Glass — Mary Robinette Kowal, 2012. Second Glamourist novel.
The Ode Less Traveled: Unlocking the poet within — Stephen Fry, 2005
The Shattered Vine — Laura Anne Gilman (suricattus), 2011
Life Itself: a memoir - Roger Ebert, 2011

September
The Diary of Anaïs Nin Vol. 2 — 1934-1939
Peter Pan — J.M. Barrie, published as a novel 1911 (titled at the time Peter & Wendy)
The Empire Strikes Back — early draft of screenplay by Leigh Brackett, titled "STAR WARS Sequel," dated February 1978
The Music of Star Trek: profiles in style — Jeff Bond, 1999
Jem and the Holograms Vol. 2: Viral — Kelly Thompson and artist Emma Vieceli, with other artists. Collects issues 7-10 plus two specials. Originally published 2015
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy — Douglas Adams, 1979
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe — Douglas Adams, 1980
Life, the Universe, and Everything — Douglas Adams, 1982

October
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens — screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt
Making History — Stephen Fry, 1996
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish — Douglas Adams, 1984
Mostly Harmless — Douglas Adams, 1992
Guardians of the Galaxy — writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, art by various artists. Issues 1-25 and "The Thanos Imperative," originally published 2007-2011
Wings to the Kingdom — Cherie Priest (cmpriest), 2006
The Lathe of Heaven — Ursula K. Le Guin, 1971

November
If You Could See Me Now — Peter Straub, 1977
Gilliamesque — A Pre-Posthumous Memoir: TG's Bio(degradable) Autobiography: A singular person's first first-person-singular Palin-dromic biograph: My Me, Me, Me Memoir — Terry Gilliam and Ben Thompson, 2015
Moonraker — Ian Fleming, 1955
All the Wrong Questions 1: Who Could That Be at This Hour? — Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler), 2012
Star Wars: The Magic of Myth: Companion volume to the exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution — Mary Henderson, 1997
Sandman: King of Dreams — Alisa Kwitney, 2003
Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl: a memoir — Carrie Brownstein, 2015
The Wind in the Willows — Kenneth Grahame, 1908

December
"T" is for Trespass — Sue Grafton, 2007
Clerks/Chasing Amy: Two Screenplays — Kevin Smith, 1997
Dogma: a screenplay — Kevin Smith, 1999
Solomon Kane, Vol. I-III — adaptations of stories and fragments by Robert E. Howard, published by Dark Horse Comics. "Castle of the Devil" and "Death's Black Riders" scripted by Scott Allie; "Red Shadows" scripted by Bruce Jones. Art by Mario Guevara, Rahsan Ekedal, and others. Originally published 2008-2010.
A Heart at Fire's Center: the life and music of Bernard Herrmann — Steven C. Smith, 1991
The Beatrice Letters — Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler), 2006
Nighthawk issues 1-6, storyline "Hate Makes Hate." Writer David Walker, artist Ramon Villalobos. Published 2016.
Robert Asprin's Myth-Quoted — Jody Lynn Nye, 2012
Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone — J.K. Rowling, 1997
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets — J.K. Rowling, 1998
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