Batya "The Toon" (batyatoon) wrote,
Batya "The Toon"

Books I Read In 2014

Once again: the full list of books I read in the past year. Not counted are comic books, graphic novels, fanfics, works in progress that I have edited or beta-read, or webcomics. (I've been wondering if I should start counting graphic novels and/or novel-length fanfics. What do you think?)

Titles behind the cut-tag.

1. A Little Princess, Francis Hodgson Burnett
2. The Praise Singer, Mary Renault
3. The Mask of Apollo, Mary Renault
4. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Catherynne M. Valente
5. The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, Catherynne M. Valente (first time)
6. The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two, Catherynne M. Valente (first time)
7. The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland - For A Little While, Catherynne M. Valente (first time)
8. The Sea Fairies, L. Frank Baum (first time)
9. Sky Island, L. Frank Baum (first time)
10. Tris's Book (Circle of Magic, Pt. 2), Tamora Pierce (first time)
11. Hyperbole and a Half, Allie Brosh (first time)
12. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
13. The Marvelous Land of Oz, L. Frank Baum
14. Ozma of Oz, L. Frank Baum
15. Daja's Book (Circle of Magic, Pt. 3), Tamora Pierce (first time)
16. Briar's Book (Circle of Magic, Pt. 4), Tamora Pierce (first time)
17. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, L. Frank Baum
18. The Road to Oz, L. Frank Baum
19. The Emerald City of Oz, L. Frank Baum
20. Tik-Tok of Oz, L. Frank Baum
21. Tales of Known Space, Larry Niven
22. The Patchwork Girl of Oz, L. Frank Baum
23. The Scarecrow of Oz, L. Frank Baum
24. Rinkitink in Oz, L. Frank Baum
25. The Lost Princess of Oz, L. Frank Baum
26. The Tin Woodman of Oz, L. Frank Baum
27. Doctor Sleep, Stephen King (first time)
28. The Magic of Oz, L. Frank Baum
29. Glinda of Oz, L. Frank Baum
30. Mirabile, Janet Kagan
31. Tigana, Guy Gavriel Kay
32. Gathering Blue, Lois Lowry (first time)
33. Messenger, Lois Lowry (first time)
34. Hellspark, Janet Kagan
35. Half-Off Ragnarok, Seanan McGuire (first time)
36. Uhura's Song, Janet Kagan
37. Les Miserables, Victor Hugo (first time)
38. All-of-a-Kind Family Downtown, Sydney Taylor
39. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens (first time)
40. The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde
41. A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin
42. The Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Emma Orczy (first time)
43. A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin
44. The Swiss Family Robinson, Johann David Wyss (first time)
45. Captains Courageous, Rudyard Kipling (first time)
46. A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin
47. A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin
48. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
49. Heir to the Empire, Timothy Zahn
50. Dark Force Rising, Timothy Zahn
51. The Last Command, Timothy Zahn
52. A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin (first time)
53. The Language of Power, Rosemary Kirstein (first time)
54. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens (first time)
55. The Fault In Our Stars, John Green (first time)
56. Sparrow Hill Road, Seanan McGuire (first time)
57. Hyperbole and a Half, Allie Brosh
58. The Steerswoman, Rosemary Kirstein (first time)
59. The Outskirter's Secret, Rosemary Kirstein (first time)
60. Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens (first time)
61. The Language of Power, Rosemary Kirstein
62. The Innkeeper's Song, Peter S. Beagle
63. The Curse of Chalion, Lois McMaster Bujold
64. The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson (first time)
65. Raising Steam, Terry Pratchett (first time)
66. The Pride of Chanur, C.J. Cherryh (first time)
67. Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold
68. The Hallowed Hunt, Lois McMaster Bujold (first time)
69. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens (first time)
70. The Lost Steersman, Rosemary Kirstein (first time)
71. The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, Catherynne M. Valente
72. Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder
73. Little Dorrit, Charles Dickens (first time)
74. Dune, Frank Herbert
75. Dune Messiah, Frank Herbert
76. Children of Dune, Frank Herbert
77. God Emperor of Dune, Frank Herbert (first time)
78. The Silent Tower, Barbara Hambly
79. The Silicon Mage, Barbara Hambly
80. Dog Wizard, Barbara Hambly
81. Stranger at the Wedding, Barbara Hambly
82. Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen (first time)
83. Up the Down Staircase, Bel Kaufman
84. Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery
85. The Pearls of Lutra, Brian Jacques
86. Anne of Avonlea, L.M. Montgomery
87. Anne of the Island, L.M. Montgomery
88. Anne of Windy Poplars, L.M. Montgomery (first time)
89. Anne's House of Dreams, L.M. Montgomery (first time)
90. The Book of Night With Moon, Diane Duane
91. Anne of Ingleside, L.M. Montgomery (first time)
92. Rainbow Valley, L.M. Montgomery (first time)
93. Rilla of Ingleside, L.M. Montgomery (first time)
94. Chronicles of Avonlea, L.M. Montgomery (first time)
95. Rosemary and Rue, Seanan McGuire
96. A Local Habitation, Seanan McGuire
97. An Artificial Night, Seanan McGuire
98. The Blythes Are Quoted, L.M. Montgomery (first time)
99. Late Eclipses, Seanan McGuire
100. One Salt Sea, Seanan McGuire
101. Ashes of Honor, Seanan McGuire
102. Chimes at Midnight, Seanan McGuire
103. The Winter Long, Seanan McGuire (first time) (sort of)
104. Pattern Recognition, William Gibson
105. By the Shores of Silver Lake, Laura Ingalls Wilder
106. Among Others, Jo Walton
107. To Visit the Queen, Diane Duane
108. Inkheart, Cornelia Funke
109. Inkspell, Cornelia Funke
110. Igraine the Brave, Cornelia Funke (first time)
111. Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens (first time)
112. Tales of Beedle the Bard, J.K. Rowling (first time)
113. On the Banks of Plum Creek, Laura Ingalls Wilder
114. Farmer Boy, Laura Ingalls Wilder
115. The Man Who Was Thursday, G.K. Chesterton
116. Black House, Stephen King and Peter Straub
117. Emily of New Moon, L.M. Montgomery (first time)
118. The Sky So Big And Black, John Barnes
119. Feed, Mira Grant
120. Deadline, Mira Grant
121. Just So Stories, Rudyard Kipling
122. Strong Poison, Dorothy Sayers
123. Unnatural Death, Dorothy Sayers (first time)
124. Whose Body?, Dorothy Sayers (first time)
125. Blackout, Mira Grant
126. The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two, Catherynne M. Valente
127. The Long Winter, Laura Ingalls Wilder
128. Tooth and Claw, Jo Walton (first time)
129. Inkdeath, Cornelia Funke
130. To Say Nothing of the Dog, Connie Willis (first time)
131. The Five Red Herrings, Dorothy Sayers
132. The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis (first time)
133. Nanny Ogg's Cookbook, Terry Pratchett (first time)
134. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie (first time)
135. Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book, Maxine Hong Kingston
136. Gate of Ivrel, C.J. Cherryh (first time)
137. Busman's Honeymoon, Dorothy Sayers
138. Well of Shiuan, C.J. Cherryh (first time)
139. Borders of Infinity, Lois McMaster Bujold
140. Fires of Azeroth, C.J. Cherryh (first time)
141. Brothers in Arms, Lois McMaster Bujold
142. My Enemy, My Ally, Diane Duane
143. The Romulan Way, Diane Duane
144. Memory, Lois McMaster Bujold
145. Swordhunt, Diane Duane (first time)
146. The Empty Chair, Diane Duane (first time)
147. Rusalka, C.J. Cherryh (first time)
148. Mirror Dance, Lois McMaster Bujold
149. Chernovog, C.J. Cherryh (first time)
150. Komarr, Lois McMaster Bujold
151. Yvgenie, C.J. Cherryh (first time)
152. Watership Down, Richard Adams

Trends! My total count is down, from 177 books last year to 152 this year. My first-time-read count has gone up, from 42 to 62 (and from 24% to 61% of all books read).

My five most-read authors (by book count) this year were L. Frank Baum, L.M. Montgomery, Seanan McGuire, Lois McMaster Bujold, and C.J. Cherryh. The authors topping the first-time-read chart this year were L.M. Montgomery, C.J. Cherryh, Charles Dickens, and Rosemary Kirstein; tied for fifth place were Catherynne M. Valente, Seanan McGuire, and Tamora Pierce.

Over the past seven years my most-read authors are Lois McMaster Bujold, Terry Pratchett, Stephen King, and Diane Duane, with Naomi Novik and L. Frank Baum tied for fifth place. My most reread books are William Gibson's Pattern Recognition (ten times in seven years) and Jo Walton's Among Others (seven times in three years).

Man that's a lot of data analysis for no particular reason.

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