Happy New Year!
It is time again to tally up the thousands of pages, and dozens of books, while looking back at what I read over the last year. I find it intriguing to reflect on what I read, especially when I see a title and go, “Oh yeah, I did read that!”.
You will find below the total number of novels, fiction books, nonfiction books, and graphic novels I read in 2019, 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 2020 has to offer and, as always, thank you for reading!
Novels (Nov): 26
Graphic Novels (GN): 4
Fiction (Fic): 8
Non-Fiction (NF): 10
Total Books: 44
Overall Total: 48
Page Total: 14,848
January: Nov: Blood of Aenarion (William King), Nov: Blade of Caledor (William King), Nov: Bane of Malekith (William King), Nov: The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
February: NF: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Stephen King), Fic: Grimm’s Fairy Tales (Arthur Rackham), NF: Kiss Me Like a Stranger (Gene Wilder)
March: Nov: The Owl Service (Alan Garner), Fic: Wagner’s Ring Cycle (Arthur Rackham), Nov: The Bone People (Keri Hulme), Fic: How to See Fairies (Charles van Sandwyk), NF: What If? (Randall Munroe)
April: Nov: First and Only (Dan Abnett), Nov: Ghostmaker (Dan Abnett), Nov: Necropolis (Dan Abnett)
May: Fic: The Prophet (Khalil Gibran), Nov: Carpe Jugulum (Terry Pratchett), Nov: Konrad Curze: The Night Haunter (Guy Haley), Nov: The Magos (Dan Abnett), NF: Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art (Scott McCloud)
June: Nov: Firestarter (Stephen King), Fic: Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores (Greg Ketter), GN: Marvel: 1602 (Neil Gaiman), Nov: Breakfast of Champions (Kurt Vonnegut), NF: Please Send Money! (Dara Duguay)
July: NF: Poisonous Birds: Paintings 2001-2018 (Esao Andrews)
August: Nov: The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley), Nov: Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell), Nov: The Solar War (John French), Fic: Visions of Heresy (Alan Merrett and Guy Haley)
September: Nov: Use of Weapons (Iain M. Banks), Nov: Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk), Nov: The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman)
October: Nov: Small Gods (Terry Pratchett), NF: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (Michelle McNamara), Nov: The Road (Cormac McCarthy), NF: Technical Writing Process (Kieran Morgan)
November: NF: The Insider’s Guide to Technical Writing (Krista Van Laan), Fic: The State of the Art (Iain M. Banks), Nov: The Lost and the Damned (Guy Haley), GN: These Savage Shores (Ram V), NF: Reinventing Comics (Scott McCloud)
December: Nov: The Golden Compass (Philip Pullman), Nov: God-Shaped Hole (Tiffanie DeBartolo), GN: Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Art Spiegelman), Nov: Honour Guard (Dan Abnett), GN: Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began (Art Spiegelman), Fic: The Art of Discworld (Terry Pratchett and Paul Kidby)
Previously: Reading Tally for 2018