Sunday, February 23, 2014

Books I've Read This Year

Books I Read this Year: 2014
Rating Book Title Author Category Release Year
9 Ready Player One Ernest Cline Thriller 2011
8 Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher) Lee Child Thriller 2009
8 61 Hours Lee Child Thriller 2010
8 Wonderland (A Spenser Novel) Ace Atkins Mystery 2013
8 Cookoo's Calling Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) Mystery 20013
8 Worth Dying For (Jack Reacher) Lee Child Mystery 2011
8 Mr. Monk Is Open For Business Hy Conrad Mystery 2014
8 Seude To Rest Diane Vallere Mystery 2014
8 Enemy, The (Jack Reacher book) Lee Child Thriller 2004
7 Mr. Monk On Patrol Lee Goldberg Mystery 2012
7 Lincoln At Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Him President John A. Corry Non-Fiction 2006
7 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Ugly Truth Jeff Kinney Comedy 2011
7 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever Jeff Kinney Comedy 2012
7 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Third Wheel Jeff Kinney Comedy 2013
7 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck Jeff Kinney Comedy 2014
7 Maze Runner, The James Dashner Thriller 2010
7 Someday, Someday, Maybe Lauren Graham Romantic Comedy 2014
7 Divergent Veronica Roth Drama 2011
7 Mr. Monk Is A Mess Lee Goldberg Mystery 2012
7 Scorch Trials James Dashner Thriller 2011
7 One More Thing: Stories And Other Stories B.J. Novak Comedy 2014
7 Mr. Monk Gets On Board Hy Conrad Mystery 2014
7 The Chase Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg Thriller 2014
7 Mr. Monk Helps Himself Hy Conrad Mystery 2014
7 Allegiant Veronica Roth Thriller 2013
7 Never Go Back (Jack reacher) Lee Child Thriller 2013
7 Satin Worshippers, The Diane Vallere Mystery 2015
6 Seduction Of The Innocent Max Allan Collins Mystery 2013
6 Death Cure James Dashner Thriller 2013
6 Insurgent Veronica Roth Thriller 2012
5 Inferno Dan Brown Thriller 2013
4 Citizen Girl Nicola Krause & Emma McLaughlin Drama ??

2013: Yeah, so it doesn't look like I read too much this year if you disregard the graphic novels (although the Astonishing X-Men graphic novels were mind-blowing.)  In my defense though, I was busy reading some book manuscripts for a friend and that involved reading a book twice, so you can add three more books worth of reading to my tally.  I'm curious to see how I like some of the other books in series I just started reading.  There are several Jack Reacher books to read, a couple of which  are currently sitting on my "To Read" shelves and more recent ones I can check out of the library.  Other books in the series from Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum) and Lee Goldberg (Monk) have not yet been written but it looks like another is coming soon and others are being written right now.  The Bond book, supposedly written by roger Moore was atrocious from a literary point of view but pictures were nice and the stories he conveyed in his leering, puerile, hackneyed fashion were pretty interesting.  It did not make me want to jump into the autobiography of his that I have sitting on my shelf though.  In 2014, I think I'll keep the mix of real books and graphic novels (since I rebought all the X-Men books in hardcover collector versions) about the same but upping the quantity. 

Rating Book Author Category Release Year Venue
6 The Heist Janet Enanovich / Lee Goldberg Thriller 2013 Library
8 A Wanted Man (Jack Reacher) Lee Child Thriller 2012 Library
7 Ghostman Roger Hobbs Thriller 2013 Library
6 Bond On Bond Roger Moore Non-Fiction 2012 Library
7 Material Girl Murders Diane Vallere Mystery 2013 Manuscript
7 Buyer, Beware Diane Vallere Mystery 2013 Manuscript
7 Material Girl Murders, Book 2 Diane Vallere Mystery 2014 Manuscript
7 Mr. Monk Gets Even Lee Goldberg Mystery 2013 Library
7 Teen Titans: A Kid's Game Geoff Johns, Mike McKone Graphic Novel 2004 Amazon
6 Superman: For Tomorrow Vol 1 Jim Lee, Brian Azzerello Graphic Novel 2005 Library
6 Superman: For Tomorrow Vol 2 Jim Lee, Brian Azzerello Graphic Novel 2005 Library
9 Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1 Joss Whedon, John Cassaday Graphic Novel 2012 Amazon
9 Astonishing X-Men Vol. 2 Joss Whedon, John Cassaday Graphic Novel 2012 Amazon
7 Spiderman: Silver Sable Michael Bendis, Mark Bagley  Graphic Novel 2006 Library
7 Spiderman: Cats & Kings Michael Bendis, Mark Bagley  Graphic Novel 2006 Library
6 Spiderman: Death Of Spiderman    Graphic Novel   Library

2012: Wow, I didn't read much this year either.  It's all TinTin, Batman and Young Adult stuff.

Rating Book Author Category Release Year Venue
8 Batman: Dark Detective   Graphic Novel 2006 Library 
8 Batman: Gotham By Gaslight   Graphic Novel 2006 Library 
7 Batman: Noel Lee Bermejo Graphic Novel 2011 Library 
8 Batman: Year 100   Graphic Novel 2006 Library 
6 Books Can Be Deceiving  Jenn Mckinlay Mystery 2011 Library 
8 Catching Fire Suzanne Collins Young Adult 2009 Library 
8 Designer Dirty Laundry Diane Vallere Mystery 2012 Manuscript
10 Hunger Games, The Suzanne Collins Young Adult 2008 Amazon
9 Mockingjay Suzanne Collins Young Adult 2010 Amazon
6 Tintin: Black Island, The Herge Graphic Novel 1938 Library 
7 Tintin: Blue Lotus, The Herge Graphic Novel 1946 Library 
8 Tintin: Cigars Of the Pharaohs Herge Graphic Novel 1955 Library 
7 Tintin: Crab With The Golden Claws, The Herge Graphic Novel 1941 Library 
6 Tintin: King Ottokar's Sceptre Herge Graphic Novel 1947 Library 
6 Tintin: Prisoners Of The Sun Herge Graphic Novel 1949 Library 
7 Tintin: Red Rackham's Treasure Herge Graphic Novel 1945 Library 
7 Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn, The Herge Graphic Novel 1946 Library 
6 Tintin: Seven Crystal Balls Herge Graphic Novel 1948 Library 
7 Tintin: Shooting Star, The Herge Graphic Novel 1942 Library 
6 Tintin: Tintin and Alph-Art Herge Graphic Novel 1978 Library 
8 Tintin: Tintin In America Herge Graphic Novel 1945 Library 
8 Tintin: Various books in the series Herge Graphic Novel   Library 
8 Ultimate X-Men: Return To Weapon X Mark Millar, Adam Kubert Graphic Novel 2002 Library 
9 Watchmen, The Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons Graphic Novel 1987 Library 

2011: I guess I haven't read too many books this year. I'll have to read more next year. (Or finish the things I'm halfways through.) First up this month is The Hunger Games, so I can finish it before the movie comes out.

Books I've Read This Year      
Title Author Genre Grade Year
Mr. Monk Is Cleaned Out Lee Goldberg Mystery B 2011
Lady Sings The Clues Diane Vallere Mystery B- 2011
Mysterious Benedict Society & The Prisoner's Dilemma  Trenton Lee Stewart Young Adult B 2011
Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest Steig Larssen Thriller B+ 2011
Mr. Monk On The Road Lee Goldberg Mystery B 2011
Pride & Prejudice Jane Austen Drama B+ 2011
Food Rules Michael Pollen Non-Fiction D 2011
Outwitting Trolls William G. Tapply Mystery B 2011
Zombie Spaceship Wasteland Patton Oswalt Memoir B 2011
Burn Notice: The Reformed Goldberg, Lee Thriller B 2011
Commencement Courtney Sullivan Drama B 2011
Designer Dirty Laundry Diane Vallere Mystery B- 2011

Books I'veRead This Year    
Please Kill MeLegs McNeil  2003
Nightmare TownDashell Hammett  2003
Skipping ChristmasJohn Grisham  2003
Burglar In The RyeLawrence Block  2003
The Chelsea Girl MurdersSparkle Hayter  2003
Nanny Diaries, TheEmma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus  2003
Stainless Steel Rat Joins The CircusHarry Harrison  2003
Roaring 2000's, TheHarry Dent  2003
DreamcatcherStephen King  2003
T2: InfiltratorS.M. Stirling  2003
Deer Leap, TheMartha Grimes  2003
Liar's Club, TheMary Karr  2003
T2: Rising StormS.M. Stirling  2003
Sex & The CityCandace Bushnell  2003
Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on EverestConrad Anker & David Roberts  2003
Harry Potter & Order Of The PhoenixJ.K. Rowling  2003
About A BoyNick Hornby  2003
All The Old BargainsBenjamin M. Schutz  2003
Tanner On IceLawrence Block  2003
Memoirs Of Sherlock HolmesArthur Conan Doyle  2003
Candy & MeHilary Liftin  2003
Mysteries Of PittsburghMichael Chabon  2003
Pleasure Of My Company, TheSteve Martin  2003
FearlessFrancine Pascal  2003
Even The WickedLawrence Block  2003
Rush Limbaugh Is A Big Fat IdiotAl Franken  2003
HitmanLawrence Block  2003
Bridget Jones: Edge Of ReasonHelen Fielding  2003
Pumping IronyTony Kornheiser B+2004
NakedDavid Sedaris B-2004
Sisterhood Of The Traveling PantsAnn Brashares B+2004
TinselWilliam Goldman B2004
Complete Idiots Guide To RunningBill Rodgers C2004
SongbookNick Hornby B+2004
Bad BoyJim Thompson C2004
George Bush, Dark Prince Of LoveLydia Millet B2004
I, RobotIsaac Asimov A2004
ChanceRobert B. Parker B2004
Shame the DevilGeorge Pelecanos C2004
Scribble, ScribbleNora Ephron C2004
King Of Torts, TheJohn Grisham C+2004
T2: Future WarS.M. Stirling A2004
L Is For LawlessSue Grafton B2004
Catch Me If You CanFrank W. Abagnale B2004
Dance At The SlaughterhouseLawrence Block B2004
PreyMichael Crichton C2004
Girl's Poker NightJill A. Davis C+2004
Getting Over Jack WagnerElise Juska B-2004
StargazeyMartha Grimes B-2004
Stainless Steel VisionsHarry Harrison C-2004
N Is For NooseSue Grafton C+2004
Switch BitchRoald Dahl B2004
Widow's WalkRobert B. Parker B2004
Back StoryRobert B. Parker B2004
I Capture The CastleDodie Smith B2004
America: Citizen's Guide To Democracy InactionDaily Show w/ Jon Stewart A2005
Man Against NatureCharles Neider B-2005
Naked BrunchSparkle Hayter B+2005
My Quest For The YetiRheinhold Messner C+2005
Past TenseWilliam G. Tapply B2005
A Fine LineWilliam G. Tapply B2005
Shadow Of DeathWilliam G. Tapply B2005
Series Of Unfortunate Events: Wide WindowLemony Snicket B-2005
Teammates: Stockton & MaloneRobert Schnakenberg D2005
Da Vinci Code, TheDan Brown B-2005
Second Summer Of The SisterhoodAnn Brashares A-2005
Series Of Unfortunate Events: Miserable MillLemony Snicket B-2005
Series Of Unfortunate Events: Austere AcademyLemony Snicket B-2005
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The GalaxyDouglas Adams B+2005
Bitch CreekWilliam G. Tapply B2005
One Minute Manager, TheKen Blanchard & Spencer Johnson B-2005
Me Talk Pretty One DayDavid Sedaris C+2005
Sex, Drugs & Cocoa PuffsChuck Klosterman B+2005
Bandit Queen BoogieSparkle Hayter B+2005
Girls In Pants: Third Summer Of The SisterhoodAnn Brashares A-2005
Thank You For The MusicJane McCafferty   C+2005
Aspen PulpPatrick Hasburgh B-2005
Fargo Rock CityChuck Klosterman B-2005
Demons & AngelsDan Brown B-2005
TravelsMichael Crichton C+2005
Thirty NothingLisa Jewel B-2005
Secrets Of "Angels & Demons"Burstein, Daniel.B-2005
Collected Short Stories Of Truman CapoteTruman Capote B2005
Blue LastMartha Grimes B+2005
Killing Yourself To LiveChuck Klosterman A-2005
Underneath It AllTraci Lords A-2005
Digital FortressDan Brown B+2005
To The NinesJanet Evanovich B-2006
CouplehoodPaul Reiser B 2006
Deception PointDan Brown B 2006
Lincoln's WarGeoffrey Perrett B 2006
Love MonkeyKyle Smith B+2006
Emily's Reasons Why NotCarrie Gerlach C-2006
Long Way DownNick Hornby B+2006
Bad BusinessRobert B. Parker C+2006
Thank You For SmokingChristopher Buckley B-2006
Where The Truth LiesRupert Holmes B+2006
First LightPhillip Craig & William G. Tapply B-2006
Nervous WaterWilliam G. Tapply B-2006
Mr. Monk Goes To HawaiiLee Goldberg B-2006
No Man's LandGreg Rucka B-2006
Little Green MenChristopher Buckley B2006
Mr. Monk Visits the FirehouseLee Goldberg B2006
Housekeeping Versus The DirtNick Hornby B+2006
Hearts In AtlantisStephen King A2006
Sammy's HillKristin Gore B+2006
Loose LipsClaire Berlinski B-2006
Phil GordonLittle Green Book B-2006
IVChuck Klosterman B+2007
Silent GondoliersWilliam Goldman B2007
Mr. Monk & The Blue FluLee Goldberg B2007
Dupont CirclePaul  Kafka-Gibbons C+2007
DerailedJames Siegel B-2007
Polysyllabic SpreeNick Hornby B+2007
Love Is A Mix TapeRob Sheffield C+2007
Hundred Dollar BabyRobert B. Parker C+2007
I Feel Bad About My NeckNora Ephron B-2007
Rogue's GameMilton Burton B2007
Turning The TablesRita Rudner B2007
Then We Came To The EndJoshua Ferris C+2007
DedicationEmma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus B+2007
Lucky At CardsLawrence Block C+2007
Lean Mean Thirteen Janet Evanovich C+2007
Last Summer (Of Me And You)Ann Brashares B+2007
Harrington On Hold'em Vol 3Dan Harrington B+2007
I Love You, Beth CooperLarry Doyle B+2007
SwingRupert Holmes B+2007
Assertiveness SkillsNational Press Publications D-2007
Sammy's HouseKristin Gore B+2007
Little Blue Book Of PokerPhil Gordon C+2007
Lion EyesClaire Belinski B2007
Harrington On Hold'em Vol. 1Dan Harrington B2007
Sammy's HillKristin Gore B2007
Confessions Of A Teenage SluethChelsea Cain B-2007
Everything I Need To Know, I Learned From A Chick FlickKimberly Potts B-2007
Star Trek Academy: Collision CourseWilliam Shatner B2007
Cons, Scams & GriftsJoe Gores C+2008
Playing For PizzaJohn Grisham B-2008
Devil's On The Deep Blue SeaKristoffer A. GarinA2008
Candy GirlDiablo Cody B+2008
BleachersJohn Grisham B-2008
High FiveJanet Evanovich B-2008
Deadly BelovedMax Allan Collins B-2008
AmmunitionKen Bruen C+2008
Friend Of The FamilyLisa Jewell B-2008
Eat This, Not ThatDavid Zinczenko B-2008
Mr. Monk & The Two AssistantsLee Goldberg B+2008
I Was Told There'd Be CakeSloane Crosley B-2008
Mr. Monk In Outer SpaceLee Goldberg B-2008
I Hated Hated Hated this MovieRoger Ebert B-2008
The Film ClubDavid Gilmour C+2008
Central Europe: Friends & EnemiesLonnie Johnson C+2008
Death De JourKathy Reichs B-2008
NextMichael Crichton C-2008
Rough WeatherRobert B. Parker B+2008
Downtown OwlChuck Klosterman B2008
Fencing Master, TheArturo Perez-Reverte B2008
How To Be GoodNick Hornby B2008
Are You There Vodka?  It's Me, ChelseaChelsea Handler B-2008
Hell BentWilliam G. Tapply B2009
State By StateMatt Weiland & Sean Wilsey A-2009
Mr. Monk Goes To GermanyLee Goldberg B-2009
Nick & Norah's Infinite PlaylistRachel Cohn & David Levithan A2009
Mysterious Benedict Society, TheTrenton Lee Stewart B+2009
Death Of A MusketeerSarah D'Almeida B+2009
Club Dumas, TheArturo Perez-Reverte A-2009
Perks Of Being A Wallflower, TheStephen Chbosky A-2009
Supreme CourtshipChristopher Buckley B-2009
Wishful DrinkingCarrie Fisher B-2009
Mysterious Benedict Society & The Perilous JourneyTrenton Lee Stewart B+2009
Pop PrincessRachel Cohn B-2009
Naomi & Ely's No Kiss ListRachel Cohn & David Levithan B+2009
The Fix (A "Burn Notice" novel)Tod Goldberg B-2009
In Defense Of FoodMichael Pollan B+2009
Into The Volcano: A Mallory & Morse BookForrest DeVoe B-2009
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Greg's JournalJeff Kinney A-2009
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Last StrawJeff Kinney A-2009
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Roddick RulesJeff Kinney A-2009
Hitchhiker's Guide to The GalaxyDouglas Adams A-2009
Restaurant At The End Of The UniverseDouglas Adams A-2009
Life, The Universe & EverythingDouglas Adams A-2009
How To Be GoodNick Hornby C+2009
For Your Eyes OnlyIan Fleming C+2009
Grave Maurice, TheMartha Grimes C+2009
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog DaysJeff Kinney B-2009
Hearts In AtlantisStephen King C+2009
Great Train Robbery, TheMichael Crichton B+2009
Out ColdWilliam G. Tapply B-2009
I Might Be Wrong (But I Doubt It)Charles Barkley  2009
Broker, TheJohn GrishamDramaB-2010
Lost Symbol, TheDan BrownThrillerC+2010
Burglar Who Traded Ted WilliamsLawrence BlockMysteryA2010
What Music Means To GirlsLavinia GreenlawBiographyC -2010
Mr. Monk In TroubleLee GoldbergMysteryC +2010
Dial H For HitchcockSusan KandelMysteryC +2010
Mr. Monk Is MiserableLee GoldbergMysteryB-2010
Mr. Monk And The Dirty CopLee GoldbergMysteryB+2010
Burglar Who Thought He Was BogartLawrence BlockMysteryB+2010
Professional, TheRobert B. ParkerMysteryB2010
Mystery Of The Headless Horse (3 Investigators Mystery) Young AdultB-2010
Shopaholic Takes ManhattanSophie KinsellaComedyB-2010
Eating The DinosaurChuck KlostermanEssayC+2010
Girl Who Played With FireSteig LarssenThrillerA-2010
How Did You Get This NumberSloane CrosleyEssayB+2010
School DazeRobert B. ParkerMysteryB-2010
PaybackRichard StarkNoirB-2010
Alphabet From A To Y & Bonus Letter ZSteve Martin & Roz ChastChildrenB2010
Missing Golden Ticket, TheRoald DahlYoung AdultB2010
21 PromsAnthology (Cohn, Levitan, etc…)Young AdultB+2010
Painted LadiesRobert B. ParkerMysteryC+2010
Pillow StalkDiane VallereMysteryB+2010
Mr. Monk Is Cleaned OutLee GoldbergMysteryB2011
Lady Sings The CluesDiane VallereMysteryB-2011
Mysterious Benedict Society & The Prisoner's Dilemma Trenton Lee StewartYoung AdultB2011
Girl Who Kicked The Hornets NestSteig LarssenThrillerB+2011
Mr. Monk On The RoadLee GoldbergMysteryB2011
Pride & PrejudiceJane AustenDramaB+2011
Food RulesMichael PollenNon-FictionD2011
Outwitting TrollsWilliam G. TapplyMysteryB2011
Zombie Spaceship WastelandPatton OswaltMemoirB2011
Burn Notice: The ReformedGoldberg, LeeThrillerB2011
CommencementCourtney SullivanDramaB2011
Designer Dirty LaundryDiane VallereMysteryB-2011
Hunger Games, TheSuzanne CollinsYoung AdultA2012
TinTin- Various books in the seriesHergeGraphic NovelA-2012
Catching FireSuzanne CollinsYoung AdultA-2012
Books Can Be Deceiving Jenn MckinlayMysteryC+2012
MockingjaySuzanne CollinsYoung AdultA2012

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