2012 Reading List
I want to keep track of what I read for a year, because I really never know how many books it is. I meant to do this last year but forgot somewhere along the way. If you didn’t know I’ve been writing about the books I’m reading over on my second twitter account. I post there on average once a week, I think, in a short burst of tweets.
My books will be broken into 4 different groups: comics, novels, non fiction, other. In a similar fashion as my Watching list I’ll be denoting different things here. New read will be in plain text Re-read as bolded text Unfinished as of New Years Eve will be in italicized text. What’s fun and irritating about this one is I read multiple books at once so I’ll try to include a starting date and completion date, the twitter feed should make that a bit easier.
This should document most of the books I read for the year, text book readings won’t count, nor will short stories unless I read the entire anthology.
1) The Sixth Gun 1
2) Plastic Man, Jack Cole et others
3) Static Shock: The Rebirth of Cool
4) The Boys TPB 9 - Ennis and crew
5) The Quitter - Harvey Pekar and Dean Haspiel
6) Myspace Dark Horse Presents vol 6
7) Locke & Key vol 1
8) The Sixth gun vol 2
9) In The Shadow of No Towers - Art Spiegleman
10) Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@*?! - Art Spigeleman
11) Bottomless Belly Button
12) The Complete Collection of R. Crumb vol 12
13) The Boys vol 10
14) Hopeless Savages Greatest Hits
15) Stumptown THC 1
16) American Splendor
17) Johnny Wander vol 2 - Ananth and Yuko
18) The Chronicles of Wormwood - Garth Ennis
19) Lost at Sea - Bryan Lee O’Malley
20) Locke & Key 2-4
21) The Boys tpb 11
22) Chester 500 XYV
23) King City - Cat Master —
24) Blacksad Dark Horse collection 1
25) Blacksad: Silence of Hell
26) Superman: Birthright
26) Atomic Robo 6 (1-6)
27) Cow Boy
28) Tale of Sand- Jim Henson, John Jhul, Ramon Perez
29) TeenBoat - John Green and Dave…?
30) Rice Boy - Evan Dahm
31) Christopher - Christopher Williams
32) Boxer Hockey 1 and 2 - Tyson Hesse
33) Little Guardians 1
34) Octopus Pie: No Stars in Brooklyn
35) Escaping “Special” - Missy Lasko-Gross
36) Alias the Cat: Kim Deitch
37) Atomic Robo (Again) 1-6
38) American Elf - James Kolchaka
39) Azumanga Daioh vol 3 &4
1) American Psycho, Bret Ellis - Nove 2011-Feb 2012
2) Big Fish - Jan 2012-March 2012
3) The Fault in Out Stars, John Green Jan 2012
4) Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Truman Capote - Feb 2012 (~3-4 days)
5) Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy, Jon Le Carre - Feb 2012-
6) Sabriel, Garth Nix - March
7) Lireal, Garth Nix -March
8) Abhorsen, Garth Nix - April
9) Across the Wall and Other Tales - Garth Nix - April
10) American Gods, Neil Gaiman (April -
11) Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides - April -
12) The Hunger Games - May
13) Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carrol
14) Catching Fire - May
15) Mockingjay - November?
16) Feed, MT Anderson - December
1) Serpico, Peter Maas - Jan 2012 -
2) Down and Dirty Pictures: Rise of Independent Film July 2011-
3) Meta Maus, Art Speigleman and Hillary Chute w/ Pantheon Jan 2012-Feb 2012
4) Moab is my Washpot, Stephen Fry - Feb 2012 (3-4 days)
5) Stephen Fry in America, Stephen Fry - late spring
6)The Fry Chronicles, Stephen Fry - late spring
7) Never Stop Shutting Up - Mike Falzone - august
8) Just A Geek - Wil Wheaton - August
9) Sex at Dawn - Summer through fall
10) Sleepwalk with Me: Mike Birbiglia - Sept
11) The Big Rewind: Nathan Rabin - Sept - Oct
12) The Jerusalem Syndrome: Marc Maron - October
13) How To Be Black - Baratunde Thurston -November
14) Nerd Do Well - Simon Pegg
1) Areas of My Expertise, John Hodgman
2) The Tiny Book of Stories, Hit reCORD - RegularJoe
3) hit reCORD RECollections vol 1 - RegularJoe
4) Dean Haspiel: The Early Years (It’s comics and prose, so it goes under Other)
5) The Collected Plays of Oscar Wilde: Lady Windermere’s Fan Salome The Importance of Being Ernest
6) Bruce Nauman: 100 Fish Sculpture
7) 30 Americans gallery book
8) Dorkismo: The Macho of the Dork (May -
9) The Dalek Handbook Feb - June (picked it up in earnest in June)
10) The Nerdist Way - June - July (3 weeks)
11) How to Archer: Sterling Archer - july
12) The War of Art:
13) Dress York Family in Corduroy and Denim: David Sedaris - August
Do these count?
2) How to Be Black
So many books! I finished 69 books (ish - the comic series i recorded some combined and some on their own so they throw off the number a little)
Fun is between this and my movie list, you can see when I stopped doing many things for entertainment because I was too busy with school and working on comics. I wonder how many books I’ll finish this year, starting the year with a fresh slate and no plans presents its own challenges, I have no expectations on where I’m going to end up in December, unlike last year where my year long goal was graduation.
Happy New Year and happy reading!
Books and Bars: now rebloggable
Hello! I am 22 and a complete introvert. I have always found solace and companionship in books, something which I have never regretted. However, I am struggling with pressure to live differently. Being in my early 20’s, I am constantly told by my friends to go to more bars more nights of the week - I am told that this is a more appropriate way to spend my time than reading every night (the phrase “not really living” has been said multiple times). What is your take on this opinion?
I think you and any bookloving friends you know or can find on line should mount a small but irritating campaign to stop people going to bars in the evening as a waste of time, and try and use the phrase “Well, it’s not really reading…” whenever possible.
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