Happy New Year!
Another year of wonderful books, active discussion, and new aspects to the blog! My audience grew, I expanded and then retracted different types of content, renamed and rejuvenated the blog, and continued to enjoy this crazy ride. It is time again to tally up the thousands of pages, and dozens of books, while looking back at what I read. I find it intriguing to reflect on what I read this past year and remember what was going on while I hid my face in those pages.
You will find below the total number of novels, fiction books, nonfiction books, and graphic novels I read in 2018, in addition to the total amount of pages, and what I read each month; the type of book is listed before the title and the authors are in parentheses.
I look forward to what 2019 has to offer and, as always, thank you for reading!
Novels (Nov): 29
Graphic Novels (GN): 4
Fiction (F): 8
Non-Fiction (NF): 8
Total Books: 45
Overall Total: 49
Page Total: 15,000
January: NF: Mere Christianty (C. S. Lewis), Nov: Blood on Snow (Jo Nesbø), Nov: A Game of Thrones (George R. R. Martin), NF: Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom), Fic: Norse Gods (Johan Egerkrans)
February: Nov: Eragon (Christopher Paolini), NF: The Wars of the Roses (Desmond Seward), Nov: Elric of Melniboné (Michael Moorcock), Nov: The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafón)
March: NF: Laughing at My Nightmare (Shane Burcaw), GN: Saga: Volume 8 (Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples), GN: Hellboy, Vol 2: Wake the Devil (Mike Mignola, Pat Brosseau, and James Sinclair), Nov: Maskerade (Terry Pratchett), Nov: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena (Anthony Marra), F: Howling at the Moon (Jakub Rozalski), Nov: Roboute Guilliman: Lord of Ultrimar (David Annandale)
April: F: The Norse Myths (Kevin Crossley-Holland), Nov: Leman Russ: The Great Wolf (Chris Wraight), Nov: Anno Dracula (Kim Newman)
May: Nov: Dune (Frank Herbert), Fic: Vaesen (Johan Egerkrans), NF: The View from the Cheap Seats (Neil Gaiman), Nov: The Drowned World (J. G. Ballard), Nov: Stupid Fast (Geoff Herbach)
June: Fic: Mythology (Edith Hamilton), Nov: Fire from Heaven (Mary Renault), Nov: The Sirens of Titan (Kurt Vonnegut)
July: Nov: The Player of Games (Iain M. Banks), Fic: East of the Sun and West of the Moon (Kay Nielsen), Nov: I Am Legend (Richard Matheson), GN: A Study in Emerald (Neil Gaiman and Rafael Albuquerque), Nov: Someone (Alice McDermott), Nov: Night Watch (Sergei Lukyanenko)
August: NF: The Crusades through Arab Eyes (Amin Maalouf), Nov: Xenos (Dan Abnett), Nov: Peace (Gene Wolfe)
September: Nov: Charlotte’s Web (E. B. White), Nov: Dracula (Bram Stoker), Nov: The Mark of the Horse Lord (Rosemary Sutcliff)
October: Fic: Norse Mythology (Neil Gaiman), NF: When You Are Engulfed in Flames (David Sedaris), Nov: Steppenwolf (Hermann Hesse)
November: Nov: What the Hell Did I Just Read (David Wong), NF: Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes (Tamim Ansary), Fic: The Undead (Johan Egerkrans)
December: Nov: Ghost Story (Peter Straub), Nov: Malleus (Dan Abnett), GN: Saga: Volume 9 (Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples), Nov: Hereticus (Dan Abnett)
Previously: Reading Tally for 2017
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