Thursday, January 04, 2007

Books 2006

Books finished in 2006.

1. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke (Fantasy)
2. A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson (Non-Fiction)
3. Myrren's Gift - Fiona McIntosh (Fantasy)
4. Blood and Memory - Fiona McIntosh (Fantasy)
5. Is It Just Me or Is Everything Shit?: The Encyclopedia of Modern Life - McArthur & Lowe (Non-Fiction)
6. Pandora's Star - Peter F Hamilton (Sci-Fi)
7. The World According to Clarkson - Jeremy Clarkson (Non-Fiction)
8. Scattered Suns - Kevin J Anderson (Sci-Fi)
9. Nylon Angel - Marianne de Pierres (Sci-Fi)
10.Code Noir - Marianne de Pierres (Sci-Fi)
11. Bridge of Souls - Fiona McIntosh (Fantasy)
12. The English Assassin - Daniel Silva (Crime/Thriller)
13. Dhampir - Barb & JC Hendee (Fantasy)
14. The Year of Our War - Steph Swainston (Fantasy)
15. Predator - Patricia Cornwell (Crime/Thriller)
16. Judas Unchained - Peter F Hamilton (Sci-Fi)
17. The Blade Itself - Joe Abercrombie (Fantasy)
18. The Big Bad Wolf - James Patterson (Crime/Thriller)
19. The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch (Fantasy)
20. Sabriel - Garth Nix (Fantasy)
21. The Mermaids Singing - Val McDermid (Crime/Thriller)
22. Star Struck - Val McDermid (Crime/Thriller)
23. Faceless - Martina Cole (Crime/Thriller)
24. Garden of Beasts - Jeffrey Deaver (Crime/Thriller)
25. Mappa Mundi - Justina Robson (Sci-Fi)
26. Learning the World: A Novel of First Contact - Ken MacCleod (Sci-Fi)
27.The Last Temptation - Val McDermid (Crime/Thriller)

Crime/Thrillers appear to have been more popular this time round :

Fantasy - 9 books
Sci-Fi - 7 books
Crime/Thriller - 8 books
Non-Fiction - 3 books

Compared to the previous year's:

Fantasy - 13 books
Sci-Fi - 9 books
Crime/Thriller - 4 books
Non-Fiction - 0

This year - probably more of the same.


  1. I am almost embarrassed to say this, but I noticed that this year, I was more into the young adult books like Eragon, Elder and Inkheart. Mostly because they were to be made into movies. It's awkward being the old fart at the bookstore in the children's section. "No, I don't need help, just buying this for my 12 year old niece."

  2. I usually read at least one young adult book a year - I sneakily filed it under 'Fantasy'... :-)
    Not gotten round to trying Eragon et al yet, but planning to. Since I'm not buying any books, I'll check out the local library!

  3. That's an impressive list of books that you have read over the last twelve months.

    The Bill Bryson book is in my great pile of the unread. I will have to follow your lead and read them before I purchase others.

    All the best for 2007.

  4. I read precisely none of those books.
    I care not for I came round these parts to bid you a very happy new year Weenie.

  5. I thought I was the only person who kept a list of the books I read.

    BTW we have some books in common.