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Reading, 2018: to be followed by Reading, 2019!

90 book-length works read this year. Of those, I read 59 novels.

I feel good about that reading.

Here's the month-by-month list of the novels, memoirs, comic book arcs, screenplays, poetry collections, and more I read in 2018:

Ancillary Justice — Ann Leckie, 2013
The Land that Time Forgot — Edgar Rice Burroughs. Published serially 1918, published in book form 1924.
Psycho — Robert Bloch, 1959
Where Am I Now? True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame — Mara Wilson, 2016
Maya Angelou: the Complete Poetry. Collected 2015.
Ben-Hur: a Tale of the Christ — Lew Wallace, 1880
David Walker's run on Cyborg (Issues 1-9), published 2015-2016.
Star Wars: Splinter of the Mind's Eye — Alan Dean Foster, 1978

Fuzzy Nation — John Scalzi, 2011. "Reboot" of Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper.
The Orphan's Tales: in the Cities of Coin and Spice — Catherynne M. Valente, 2007
Killing Floor — Lee Child, 1997. The first Jack Reacher novel.
The Big Sleep — Raymond Chandler, 1939
The Witches of Echo Park (An Echo Park Coven Novel Book 1) — Amber Benson, 2015

Star Wars: Phasma — Delilah S. Dawson, 2017
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency — Douglas Adams, 1987
The Hellbound Heart — Clive Barker, 1986. Basis for the 1987 film Hellraiser.
Eternals 1-7 — writer Neil Gaiman, penciller John Romita, Jr. Originally published 2006-2007.
Chapelwood — Cherie Priest, 2015 (Book Two of the Borden Dispatches)
Amazing Fantastic Incredible Stan Lee: a Marvelous Memoir — Stan Lee and Peter David and Colleen Doran
The Old Man and the Sea — Ernest Hemingway, 1952
Black Magick: Vol. 1: Awakening — writer Greg Rucka, artist Nicola Scott. Collects issues 1-5 (originally published 2015-2016). Collection published 2016.
How I Discovered Poetry — Marilyn Nelson. Poems originally published 1994-2014. Collected 2014.
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul — Douglas Adams, 1988
Clockwork Fairy Tales: A collection of steampunk fables, 2013. Stories written by K.W. Jeter, Steven Harper, Kat Richardson, Paul Di Filippo, Jay Lake, Nancy A. Collins, G.K. Hayes, Gregory Nicoll, and Pip Ballantine. Edited by Stephen L. Antczak and James C. Bassett.
Dune — screenplay by David Lynch, adapting Frank Herbert's novel. Dec. 8, 1983 draft.

Silver Screen Fiend: Learning about life from an addiction to film — Patton Oswalt, 2015
Grave Peril — Jim Butcher, 2001. Dresden Files Book # 3.
Red Harvest — Dashiell Hammett, 1929
Zombie Spaceship Wasteland — Patton Oswalt, 2011
Psion — Joan D. Vinge, 1982
The Dain Curse — Dashiell Hammett, 1929
The Season: a candid look at Broadway — William Goldman, 1969

Star Wars: Aftermath — Chuck Wendig, 2015. Book 1 of 3.
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall — Anne Brontë, 1848
The Maltese Falcon — Dashiell Hammett, 1930
Star Wars: Aftermath: Life Debt — Chuck Wendig, 2016. Book 2 of 3.
Whiteout — writer Greg Rucka and artist Steve Lieber. Vol. 1. Issues 1-4, originally published 1998-1999.
Rogue & Gambit: Ring of Fire — writer Kelly Thompson, artist Pere Pérez. Originally published in five issues, 2017-18.

The Collected Poems: Sylvia Plath. Edited by Ted Hughes.
The Illuminatus! Trilogy — Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson, 1975. Contains the novels "The Eye in the Pyramid," "The Golden Apple," and "Leviathan."
Star Wars: Aftermath: Empire's End — Chuck Wendig, 2017. Book 3 of 3.
National Lampoon's Jaws 3/People 0 — story by Matty Simmons, second revised draft written by John Hughes and Tod Carroll. Dated August-September 1979. Never produced (obviously).
The Glass Key — Dashiell Hammett, 1931
The Cutting Season — Attica Locke, 2012
Lock In — John Scalzi, 2014
Mary Oliver: new and selected poems Vol. 2. New poems from 2004-05; poems from 1994 to 2004.

The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights — a new translation by Malcolm C. Lyons, with Ursula Lyons, copyright 2008. Contains Night 1 to Night 294. Also contains 'orphan story' (with no surviving Arabic manuscript) "The Story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Killed by a Slave Girl."
The Phantom of the Opera — Gaston Leroux. Originally published serially 1909-1910.
Red Waters Rising — Laura Anne Gilman, 2018. The Devil's West Book 3.
The Thin Man — Dashiell Hammett, 1934
Agents of Dreamland — Caitlín R. Kiernan, 2017. I re-read the book after finishing Henry Huggins.
Henry Huggins — Beverly Cleary, 1950
Black Magick Vol. 2: Awakening II — writer Greg Rucka, artist Nicola Scott. Collects issues 6-11 (originally published 2017). Collected 2018.
Binti — Nnedi Okorafor, 2015. Book 1 of 3.
BSG vs. BSG — six-issue Battlestar Galactica miniseries. Writer Peter David, artist Johnny Desjardins (issues 1-3), Edu Menna (issues 4-6).

Moneyball: the art of winning an unfair game — Michael Lewis, 2003
The Long Tomorrow — Leigh Brackett, 1955
More Than Human — Theodore Sturgeon, 1953
The Shrinking Man — Richard Matheson, 1956
A Queen from the North: The Royal Roses Series, Vol. 1 — Erin McRae and Racheline Maltese
I Am Princess X — Cherie Priest, illustrated by Kali Ciesemier, 2015

Henry and Beezus — Beverly Cleary, 1952
Space Opera — Catherynne M. Valente, 2018
from Raymond Chandler: Stories and Early Novels:
"Blackmailers Don't Shoot," "Smart-Aleck Kill," "Finger Man," "Nevada Gas," "Spanish Blood," "Guns at Cyrano's," "Pick-Up On Noon Street," "Goldfish," "Red Wind," "The King in Yellow," "Pearls Are a Nuisance," "Trouble Is My Business," "I'll Be Waiting"
Good Omens — Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, 1990
The Snow Queen — Joan D. Vinge, 1980
Planet of the Apes: Ursus — writer David F. Walker, illustrators Chris Mooneyham (issues 1-3) and Lalit Kumar Sharma (issues 4-6), colorist Jason Wordie. Published 2018.

Farewell, My Lovely — Raymond Chandler, 1940
My Boyfriend is a Bear — writer Pamela Ribon, illustrator Cat Farris, 2018
After the Gold — Erin McRae and Racheline Maltese, 2018
Rod Serling: Planet of the Apes: Visionaries — Rod Serling's 1964/1965 drafts of the screenplay adapted as a graphic novel by writer Dana Gould and illustrator Chad Lewis. Published 2018.
Shaft — Ernest Tidyman, 1970
The Salmon of Doubt: hitchhiking the galaxy one last time — a posthumous collection of writings by Douglas Adams. Published 2002.
Henry and Ribsy — Beverly Cleary, 1954
Robert Asprin's Myth-Fits — Jody Lynn Nye, 2016
Ellen Tebbits — Beverly Cleary, 1951
The High Window — Raymond Chandler, 1942

The Talented Mr. Ripley — Patricia Highsmith, 1955
Black Helicopters — Caitlín R. Kiernan, 2018 (expanded from original edition first published in 2013)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 1: 1898 — written by Alan Moore, illustrated by Kevin O'Neill. Collects Vol. 1 issues 1-6, originally published 1999-2000.
Four Past Midnight — Stephen King, 1990. Contains the short novels "The Langoliers," "Secret Window, Secret Garden," "The Library Policeman," and "The Sun Dog."
The Left Hand of Darkness — Ursula K. Le Guin, 1969
Henry and the Paper Route — Beverly Cleary, 1957
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. II — written by Alan Moore, illustrated by Kevin O'Neill. Collects Vol. 2 issues 1-6, originally published 2002-2003.
The Best of Richard Matheson. Short story collection published 2017. Introduction by Victor LaValle.
Stories: Born of Man and Woman, Prey, Witch War, Shipshape Home, Blood Son, Where There's a Will, Dying Room Only, Counterfeit Bills, Death Ship, Dance of the Dead, Man with a Club, Button Button, Duel, Day of Reckoning, The Prisoner, Dress of White Silk, Haircut, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, The Funeral, Third from the Sun, The Last Day, Long Distance Call, Deus ex Machina, One for the Books, Now Die in It, The Conqueror, The Holiday Man, No Such Thing as a Vampire, Big Surprise, A Visit to Santa Claus, Finger Prints, Mute, Shock Wave
The Bourne Identity — Robert Ludlum, 1980
The Outsiders — S.E. Hinton, 1967
Star Trek: Deep Space 9: Demons of Air and Darkness — Keith R. A. DeCandido, 2001
How to be Hap-Hap-Happy Like Me — Merrill Markoe, 1994
Wonder Woman Conan. Written by Gail Simone, penciled by Aaron Lopestri, inked by Matt Ryan. Six-issue miniseries originally published 2017-2018.
Tags: books, year-end book roundup

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