Sunday, January 03, 2010

Books 2009

Here's the usual list - books I've completed in 2009:

1. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson (Crime/Thriller)
2. Brother Odd - Dean Koontz (Horror)
3. Watchmen - Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons (Fantasy)
4. The Steel Remains - Richard Morgan (Fantasy)
5. That Damned Utd - David Peace (Fiction) [Bookclub]
6. Deja Dead - Kathy Reichs (Crime/Thriller)
7. Shadow Gate - Kate Elliott (Fantasy)
8. V For Vendetta - Alan Moore & David Lloyd (Fantasy)
9. Adrian Mole & the Weapons of Mass Destruction - Sue Townsend (Fiction)
10. The Eye Of The World - Robert Jordan (Fantasy)
11. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak (Fiction)
12. The Great Hunt - Robert Jordan (Fantasy)
13. The Mark of Ran - Paul Kearney (Fantasy)
14. This Forsaken Earth - Paul Kearney (Fantasy)
15. Judge Dredd : Judge Child Quest - John Wagner & Alan Grant (Fantasy)
16. The Book With No Name - Anonymous (Fantasy)
17. Along Came A Spider - James Patterson (Crime/Thriller)
18. Something Borrowed - Paul Magrs (Fiction)
19. Jack and Jill - James Patterson (Crime/Thriller)
20. The Dragon Reborn - Robert Jordan (Fantasy)
21. The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Fiction)
22. The Shadow Rising - Robert Jordan (Fantasy)
23. The Gargoyle - Andrew Davidson (Fantasy)
24. Judge and Jury - James Patterson & Andrew Gross (Crime/Thriller)
25. The Fires of Heaven - Robert Jordan (Fantasy)
26. Dead Sky - Tami Hoag (Crime/Thriller)
27. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment - James Patterson (Fantasy)
28. The Night Watch - Sergei Lukyanenko (Horror)
29. The Day Watch - Sergei Lukyanenko (Horror)
30. Scared To Death - Alan Gibbons (Horror)

Reached my personal target of 30 books, which has really surprised me to be honest, considering the amount of time I spend gaming. TV viewing has definitely taken a backseat in my life. Sleep too, lol!

Here's the breakdown:

Fantasy - 15 books
Crime/Thriller - 6 books
Fiction/Other - 5 books
Horror - 4 books

Compared to last year's:

Fantasy - 9 books
Sci-Fi - 8 books
Crime/Thriller - 7 books
Non-Fiction - 2 books
Fiction/Other - 3 books

Hmm, no Sci-fi and no non-fiction - there's one of each on my bookshelf so that's sorted!

Only managed to read five of my own books, the rest were borrowed from friends or the library - will try to read at least six this year to clear them off my shelves! :)


  1. I really like the night watch series of books! Make sure you check out the other two in the series! Apparently there's also another, but in Russian only so far!

  2. Thanks Charby, I never realised there were other books in the series - will have to check out!

  3. I've read 6 of them. Really must read your Number #1 before I become the last person on the planet not to have done so.

    Happy New Year!

  4. I think it goes the twilight watch, then the last watch.