January 1st, 2021

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Books read 2021

January
The Hullabaloo ABC — Beverly Cleary, 1960. New illustrations done 1998 by Ted Rand.
Two Dog Biscuits — Beverly Cleary, 1961. New illustrations done 1986 by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan.
Along Came a Spider — James Patterson, 1992
The Grapes of Wrath — John Steinbeck, 1939
Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Heart of the Sith — Greg Pak and Raffaele Ienco, 2020. Occurs after the events of The Empire Strikes Back. Collects issues 1-5.

February
Astonishing X-Men Vol. 2: Dangerous — Joss Whedon, John Cassaday, et al. Issues originally published 2004-05.
Nancy Drew: the Palace of Wisdom — collecting issues 1-5 of "Nancy Drew" comic, writer Kelly Thompson and artist Jenn St-Onge, originally published 2019.
Which Lie Did I Tell? More Adventures in the Screen Trade — William Goldman, 2000
Hawkeye: Anchor Points — writer Kelly Thompson and artists Leonardo Romero and Michael Walsh. Issues 1-6, originally published 2016.
Blue Smoke — Nora Roberts, 2005

March
Children of Dune — Frank Herbert, 1976
Emily's Runaway Imagination — Beverly Cleary, 1961
The Collected Jorkens, Vol. 1 — Lord Dunsany. Stories originally published in magazines from 1926 to 1934. 2004 collection with essays by Arthur C. Clarke and S. T. Joshi.
True Grit — Charles Portis, 1968
Count — writer-artist Ibrahim Moustafa, colored by Brad Simpson, lettered by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. Science fiction retelling of "The Count of Monte Cristo." Published 2021.
Twin Peaks: the Final Dossier — Mark Frost, 2017
Ghost-Spider: Dog Days are Over — writer Seanan McGuire, pencils by Takeshi Miyazawa, Rosi Kämpe and Ig Guara, color by Ian Herring. Issues 1-5, first published 2019.

April
Sister of the Bride — Beverly Cleary, 1963
X-Men: Uncanny Origins — writer Dennie Hopeless, artist Jamie McKelvie, colorist Matthew Wilson. Published 2018. Retelling of origins of X-Men.
The Shining — Stephen King, 1977
Doctor Sleep — Stephen King, 2013

May
Midnight Blue-Light Special — Seanan McGuire, 2013. InCryptid book # 2.
The Shipping News — E. Annie Proulx, 1993
Half-Off Ragnarok — Seanan McGuire, 2014. InCryptid book # 3.
Of Noble Family — Mary Robinette Kowal, 2015. Glamourist series Book 5.
The Black Panther Party: a graphic novel history — writer David F. Walker, artist Marcus Kwame Anderson, 2021
Shuri: the search for Black Panther — writer Nnedi Okorafor, artists Leonardo Romero and Jordie Bellaire. Collects issues 1-5, originally published 2019.

June
Sleepless in Hollywood: tales from the New Abnormal in the movie business — Lynda Obst, 2013
The Secret of Sinharat and People of the Talisman — Leigh Brackett, 1964
Stumptown Vol. 3: the case of the King of Clubs — Greg Rucka and Justin Greenwood, 2018
In the Blink of an Eye: a perspective on film editing, 2nd edition — Walter Murch, 2001
Star Wars: the Last Jedi — comic adaptation by writer Gary Whitta, artists Michael Walsh and Josh Hixon, and colorist Mike Spicer. Published 2018.
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: a sortabiography — Eric Idle, 2018
God Emperor of Dune — Frank Herbert, 1981
The Shepherd's Crown — Terry Pratchett, 2015. The final Discworld novel.

July
The Original Hitchhiker Radio Scripts — Douglas Adams, 1985. Contains scripts for Episodes 1-12 of the first two radio series. Notes and introduction by Geoffrey Perkins.
Jacaranda — Cherie Priest, 2015. A short novel "postscript" to the Clockwork Century series.
Last Chance to See — Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine, 1990
From a Certain Point of View: 40 stories celebrating 40 years of The Empire Strikes Back — 2020
Star Trek: I.K.S. Gorkon: Enemy Territory — Keith R.A. DeCandido, 2005

August
The Camelot Papers — Peter David, 2011
The Mouse and the Motorcycle — Beverly Cleary, 1965
Blood's a Rover — Harlan Ellison. The entire "Vic & Blood" series of stories, finally collected in one volume in 2018. Includes the 1969 short story "A Boy and His Dog," prequel "Eggsucker," sequel "Run Spot Run," "The Wit and Wisdom of Blood," interstitial material written by Ellison over the years, and the script for the never-filmed TV pilot.
Truly Devious — Maureen Johnson, 2018. (Followed by The Vanishing Stair.)
Blue Moon — Lee Child, 2019

September
The Princess Beard — Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne, 2019
An Artificial Night — Seanan McGuire, 2010
The Growing Up Feet — Beverly Cleary, 1967. Illustrations (1987) by DyAnne DiSalvo.
The Last Jedi — novelization by Jason Fry, from Rian Johnson's screenplay, 2018
Get Shorty — Elmore Leonard, 1990
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