Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Books 2007

Continuing my usual habit, here are the books I completed in 2007:

1. Dead Witch Walking - Kim Harrison (Fantasy)
2. The Wire in the Blood - Val McDermid (Crime/Thriller)
3. A Game of Thrones - George RR Martin (Fantasy)
4. Darkland - Liz Williams (Sci-Fi)
5. The Torment of Others - Val McDermid (Crime/Thriller)
6. Lirael - Garth Nix (Fantasy)
7. Night Pleasures (Dark Hunter) - Sherilyn Kenyon (Fantasy Rubbish)
8. A Clash of Kings - George RR Martin (Fantasy)
9. Keeping It Real - Justina Robson (Sci-Fi)
10. Labyrinth - Kate Mosse (Historical/Fantasy)
11. Abhorsen - Garth Nix (Fantasy)
12. Gardens of the Moon - Steven Erikson (Fantasy)
13. Odd Thomas - Dean Koontz (Thriller/Horror)
14. The Cold Moon - Jeffrey Deaver (Crime/Thriller)
15. Before They Are Hanged - Joe Abercrombie (Fantasy)
16. Bitten - Kelley Armstrong (Fantasy/Horror)
17. Stolen - Kelley Armstrong (Fantasy/Horror)
18. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling (Fantasy)
19. The Bourne Identity - Robert Ludlum (Thriller)
20. Dime Store Magic - Kelley Armstrong (Fantasy/Horror)
21. Selling Out - Justina Robson (Sci-Fi)
22. Cat And Mouse - James Patterson (Crime/Thriller)
23. Roses Are Red - James Patterson (Crime/Thriller)
24. Scar Night - Alan Campbell (Fantasy)
25. 1st To Die - James Patterson (Crime/Thriller)
26. Devices & Desires - KJ Parker (Fantasy)
27. A Storm Of Swords - George RR Martin (Fantasy)
28. Violets Are Blue - James Patterson (Crime/Thriller)
29. Black Man - Richard Morgan (Sci-fi)
30. Relentless - Simon Kernick (Thriller)
31. The Woods - Harlen Coben (Crime/Thriller)
32. Industrial Magic - Kelley Armstrong (Fantasy/Horror)

I don't think I've read this many books in a year since my teens - it was some sort of unofficial target for me to aim for at least 30 books, not sure why but it's good to know I did it.

Anyway, a breakdown of my reading shows:

Fantasy - 17 books
Sci-Fi - 4 books
Crime/Thriller - 11 books
Non-Fiction - 0

Compared to last year's:

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

I think I might manage at least one non-fiction book this year!


  1. Thats an impressive list.

    I've got to up my reading game...I've gone from reading about 5 books a month to one every few months if I'm lucky. Its one thing I miss about uni!

  2. Thanks, though I'm not sure I could ever manage 5 books a month! Now that's impressive!

  3. Wow. I have picked up on my reading but nothing close to your list. Maybe I should track my reading list. Happy New Year!

  4. When I was younger and had more time I would regularly go through 20-25 books a *month*. I also used to be quite sad and keep a list of them.

    Now I'm like Jo. A novel will often last me a few months, not days.

    I did go through a phase last year when I read a ton load, but a lot of that time I was sat on buses and so on. In India, Hans and I were carrying something like 18 books between us. I think we got through most of them as well during the 10 weeks we were traveling together.

  5. I also used to be quite sad and keep a list of them.

    Hey, I know I'm sad - you don't have to point it out! ;P

    I think reading has replaced television watching as my past time.

  6. I am currently working 12-16 hour days. When I'm not working I'm either doing something techy for fun (like redesigning/publishing my blog), watching stuff I've downloaded from the internet or I'm out snowboarding.

    I used to read a lot in bed at night, but nowadays I'm too tired!

  7. Yes, that is a big list!

    I only read on holiday these days - I suppose I probably read about 5 books all year. Well, I read to the children but not sure The Cat in the Hat or The Three Little Pigs count?

  8. I love the catergory of 'Fantasy Rubbish' :)

    I think I read about 30 this year, but haven't kept a list. Woo-hoo! You're sadder than me ;-P

  9. Reluctant Blogger - a book's a book, stick it on that list! :-)

    RS - You're sadder than me ;-P
    Hey, you're the Spurs fan, not me! ;-)