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

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. (For this year, that means that among other things I am not counting having FINISHED HOMESTUCK.)

Titles behind the cut-tag.

1. The Integral Trees, Larry Niven
2. The Smoke Ring, Larry Niven
3. Sailing to Sarantium, Guy Gavriel Kay
4. Bridge of Birds, Barry Hughart
5. Eight Skilled Gentlemen, Barry Hughart (first time)
6. Lord of Emperors, Guy Gavriel Kay
7. Blackout, Connie Willis (first time)
8. All Clear, Connie Willis (first time)
9. Blood of Tyrants, Naomi Novik (first time)
10. A Slip of the Keyboard, Terry Pratchett (first time)
11. Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen, Lois McMaster Bujold (first time)
12. The Lions of Al-Rassan, Guy Gavriel Kay
13. The Steerswoman, Rosemary Kirstein
14. The Outskirter's Secret, Rosemary Kirstein
15. The Lost Steersman, Rosemary Kirstein
16. Cheaper by the Dozen, Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
17. The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett (first time)
18. The Light Fantastic, Terry Pratchett (first time)
19. All-of-a-Kind Family Downtown, Sydney Taylor
20. The Language of Power, Rosemary Kirstein
21. More All-of-a-Kind Family, Sydney Taylor
22. The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch (first time)
23. Ella of All-of-a-Kind Family, Sydney Taylor
24. Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Salman Rushdie (first time)
25. N-Space, Larry Niven
26. Red Seas Under Red Skies, Scott Lynch (first time)
27. Republic of Thieves, Scott Lynch (first time)
28. Dragons at Crumbling Castle, Terry Pratchett (first time)
29. The Persian Boy, Mary Renault
30. Games Wizards Play, Diane Duane (first time)
31. Moby Dick, Herman Melville (first time)
32. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Alan Dean Foster (first time)
33. The Door Into Fire, Diane Duane
34. The Magicians, Lev Grossman (first time)
35. Uprooted, Naomi Novik (first time)
36. Fire from Heaven, Mary Renault
37. The Magician King, Lev Grossman (first time)
38. The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (first time)
39. The Door Into Shadow, Diane Duane
40. Liavek: The Players of Luck, ed. Emma Bull and Will Shetterly
41. The Door Into Sunset, Diane Duane
42. Chaos Choreography, Seanan McGuire (first time)
43. The Boy Who Lost Fairyland, Catherynne M. Valente (first time)
44. The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home, Catherynne M. Valente (first time)
45. Liavek: Wizard's Row, ed. Emma Bull and Will Shetterly
46. The Last Dragonslayer, Jasper Fforde (first time)
47. Liavek: Spells of Binding, ed. Emma Bull and Will Shetterly
48. Liavek: Festival Week, ed. Emma Bull and Will Shetterly
49. Two Years, Eight Months, and Twenty-Eight Nights, Salman Rushdie (first time)
50. Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen, Lois McMaster Bujold
51. The Dubious Hills, Pamela Dean
52. Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
53. My Real Children, Jo Walton (first time)
54. Brothers in Arms, Lois McMaster Bujold
55. Finity, John Barnes
56. The Curse of Chalion, Lois McMaster Bujold
57. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, Robert A. Heinlein
58. Dark Mirror, Diane Duane
59. The Wounded Sky, Diane Duane
60. Mirror Dance, Lois McMaster Bujold
61. The Shining, Stephen King
62. Memory, Lois McMaster Bujold
63. Shadowplay, Jo Clayton
64. Komarr, Lois McMaster Bujold
65. The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater (first time)
66. The Dream Thieves, Maggie Stiefvater (first time)
67. Shadowkill, Jo Clayton
68. Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Maggie Stiefvater (first time)
69. The Raven King, Maggie Stiefvater (first time)
70. Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire (first time)
71. A Civil Campaign, Lois McMaster Bujold
72. Winterfair Gifts, Lois McMaster Bujold
73. His Majesty's Dragon, Naomi Novik
74. Throne of Jade, Naomi Novik
75. Diplomatic Immunity, Lois McMaster Bujold
76. Black Powder War, Naomi Novik
77. Empire of Ivory, Naomi Novik
78. Victory of Eagles, Naomi Novik
79. Tongues of Serpents, Naomi Novik
80. Crucible of Gold, Naomi Novik
81. Blood of Tyrants, Naomi Novik
82. Strong Poison, Dorothy Sayers
83. The Just City, Jo Walton (first time)
84. Cryoburn, Lois McMaster Bujold
85. The Philosopher Kings, Jo Walton (first time)
86. Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold
87. In the Teeth of the Evidence, Dorothy Sayers (first time)
88. Falling Free, Lois McMaster Bujold
89. Forging the Darksword, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
90. Striding Folly, Dorothy Sayers (first time)
91. Murder Must Advertise, Dorothy Sayers (first time)
92. Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men, Lundy Bancroft</i> (first time)
93. The Nine Tailors, Dorothy Sayers (first time)
94. Doom of the Darksword, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
95. Triumph of the Darksword, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
96. League of Dragons, Naomi Novik (first time)
97. Gaudy Night, Dorothy Sayers
98. Lord Peter Views the Body, Dorothy Sayers
99. The Praise Singer, Mary Renault
100. Busman's Honeymoon, Dorothy Sayers
101. The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch
102. The Last of the Wine, Mary Renault
103. The Bull from the Sea, Mary Renault
104. Red Seas Under Red Skies, Scott Lynch
105. Games Wizards Play, Diane Duane
106. Too Like the Lightning, Ada Palmer (first time)
107. Pawn of Prophecy, David Eddings
108. Queen of Sorcery, David Eddings
109. Republic of Thieves, Scott Lynch
110. Magician's Gambit, David Eddings
111. Castle of Wizardry, David Eddings
112. Enchanter's Endgame, David Eddings
113. The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater
114. Guardians of the West, David Eddings
115. The Dream Thieves, Maggie Stiefvater
116. Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Maggie Stiefvater
117. King of the Murgos, David Eddings
118. Demon Lord of Karanda, David Eddings
119. Sorceress of Darshiva, David Eddings
120. The Seeress of Kell, David Eddings
121. The Raven King, Maggie Stiefvater
122. Deathless, Catherynne M. Valente (first time)
123. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, Becky Chambers (first time)
124. Silently and Very Fast, Catherynne M. Valente (first time)
125. Pattern Recognition, William Gibson
126. Unnatural Death, Dorothy Sayers
127. Once Broken Faith, Seanan McGuire (first time)
128. A Red-Rose Chain, Seanan McGuire
129. Interim Errantry 2: On Ordeal: Roshaun ke Nelaid, Diane Duane (first time)
130. The Brothers Lionheart, Astrid Lindgren
131. Among Others, Jo Walton
132. The Time of the Dark, Barbara Hambly
133. The Walls of Air, Barbara Hambly
134. The Armies of Daylight, Barbara Hambly
135. The Janus Gate: Present Tense, L.A. Graf (first time)
136. Mother of Winter, Barbara Hambly
137. The Janus Gate: Future Imperfect, L.A. Graf (first time)
138. Icefalcon's Quest, Barbara Hambly
139. Mistborn, Brandon Sanderson
140. The Janus Gate: Past Prologue, L.A. Graf (first time)
141. The Well of Ascension, Brandon Sanderson
142. Interim Errantry 2: On Ordeal: Mamvish fsh Wimsih, Diane Duane (first time)
143. The Hero of Ages, Brandon Sanderson
144. The Alloy of Law, Brandon Sanderson
145. Shadows of Self, Brandon Sanderson (first time)
146. The Princess Bride, William Goldman
147. Fool's War, Sarah Zettel
148. Bands of Mourning, Brandon Sanderson (first time)
149. Mistborn: Secret History, Brandon Sanderson (first time)
150. Warbreaker, Brandon Sanderson (first time)
151. Please Do Not Taunt the Octopus, Mira Grant (first time)
152. Thud!, Terry Pratchett
153. The Wildings, Nilanjana Roy (first time)
154. Feedback, Mira Grant (first time)
155. 1984, George Orwell
156. The Jungle Book (Vol. 1), Rudyard Kipling
157. The Jungle Book (Vol. 2), Rudyard Kipling
158. Hellspark, Janet Kagan
159. 1Q84, Haruki Murakami (first time)
160. Uhura's Song, Janet Kagan
161. The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin
162. The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (first time)
163. The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury

My total count is up considerably, from 142 to 163. First-time-read count is likewise up, from 35 (25% of all books read this year) to 56 (34%).

My five most-read authors this year were Lois McMaster Bujold, Naomi Novik, David Eddings, Diane Duane, and Dorothy Sayers. Topping the first-time-read chart this year are Maggie Stiefvater, Dorothy Sayers, Catherynne M. Valente, Brandon Sanderson, Scott Lynch, and Jo Walton (with the last two tied).

William Gibson's Pattern Recognition and Jo Walton's Among Others are still my most-reread books over the nine years I've been tracking. Following them are Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy, Lois McMaster Bujold's The Curse of Chalion, Janet Kagan's Hellspark, and Dorothy Sayers's Busman's Honeymoon.

And because I didn't say so the other night: Happy New Year to all, and may this year be better than the last. (Please and thank you, God, okay?)

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