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iRead, iSaid: My 2008 book-readin' tally

Time to list the books I finished last year:

January

The Empire Strikes Back
-- novelization by Donald F. Glut
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man -- the complete run by Peter David and artist Todd Nauck
Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets -- David Simon
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q&A -- Keith R.A. DeCandido, here on LJ as kradical

February

Brian Michael Bendis's Total Sell-Out
Triads
-- Poppy Z. Brite (docbrite) and Christa Faust (faustfatale)
Beowulf: The Script Book -- Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary
R Is For Rocket -- short stories by Ray Bradbury
Gifts -- Ursula K. LeGuin
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon -- Stephen King

March

Kitchen Confidential
-- Anthony Bourdain

April

Wuthering Heights
-- Emily Bronte
Raiders of the Lost Ark -- novelization by Campbell Black
Dolores Caliborne -- Stephen King
The View From Serendip -- essays by Arthur C. Clarke
Money Shot -- Christa Faust (faustfatale) for Hard Case Crime

May

Something in the Air: Radio, Rock, and the Revolution that Shaped a Generation
-- Marc Fisher
Star Trek: Klingon Empire: A Burning House -- Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical)
Guilty But Insane -- essays by Poppy Z. Brite (docbrite)

June

Planetary: All Over the World and Other Stories
-- -- Warren Ellis and artist John Cassaday
Night Shift -- short stories by Stephen King
Wolfshead -- weird-fiction short stories by Robert E. Howard

July

Naked In Death
-- Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb
Meg -- Steve Alten
Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming -- Roger Zelazny and Robert Sheckley
Serenity: The Official Visual Companion -- movie scripts plus essays, by Joss Whedon
Drawing Blood (preferred-by-author title: Birdland) -- Poppy Z. Brite (docbrite)
Alien: Resurrection -- script by Joss Whedon
The Spiderwick Chronicles Book 1: The Field Guide -- Tony DiTerlizzi amd Holly Black (blackholly)

August

Wake of the Whale
-- coffee table book on whales, text by Kenneth Brower, photographs by William R. Curtsinger
Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone: Thrilling Tales from the Supernatural, especially written for young people -- adapted by William B. Gibson, published 1963
Animal Farm -- George Orwell
A Galaxy Not So Far Away: Writers and Artists on 25 Years of Star Wars -- edited by Glenn Kenny
The Stand -- 1980's only slightly updated (but still 817-page) edition, by Stephen King. (Note: this was a 1988 paperback I later mailed this copy to my friend blubeagle. Later that year, I found a surprisingly cheap Book Club edition of the original 1978 hardcover, and gave that to docbrite.)
Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog -- John Grogan

September

McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales
-- edited by Michael Chabon
The Man Who Heard Voices: Or, How M. Night Shyamalan Risked His Career on a Fairy Tale -- Michael Bamberger
Treasure Island -- Robert Louis Stevenson
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Deathless -- Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical)

October

Tigerheart
-- Peter David

November

...whoa. I didn't finish a single book that month. That's odd for me.

December

The City and the Stars
-- Arthur C. Clarke
Mascot to the Rescue! -- Peter David, with illustrations by Colleen Doran
The X List: The National Society of Film Critics' Guide to the Movies that Turn Us On -- edited by Jami Bernard
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born and The Dark Tower: The Long Road Home -- Robin Furth, Peter David, Jae Lee, and Richard Isanove, comic book adaption/expansion of Stephen King's The Dark Tower
The Colorado Kid
-- Stephen King

Okay, that makes -- *goes off to count* -- 45 books I finished in '08.

Still in progress: Katherine Dunn's Geek Love.
Tags: books, year-end book roundup
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