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Books Read: 2007 (Final) [Jan. 2nd, 2008|01:40 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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I haven't finished putting up the individual posts about this (I still need to do October, November, and December) but this is the complete list (as best as I can recall) of all the books and graphic novels I read this year. I probably missed a couple. *shrug*

Anything that has someone listed for "writer" and someone listed for "art" is a graphic novel - either a compilation of the monthly pamphlets or a story, complete unto itself. If the graphic novel had only one creator, I noted "comic" after his or her name to distinguish the titles from plain text novels.

The list:

1. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
2. Greywalker by Kat Richardson
3. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
4. Evenfall - Volume I: Lay Me Down by Pete Stathis (comic)
5. The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative by Vivian Gornick
6. The Draco Tavern by Larry Niven
7. Paths of Desire: The Passions of a Suburban Gardener by Dominique Browning
8. Cosmic Cocktails edited by Denise Little
9. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
10. Nail Biter by Sarah Graves
11. The Mediator #6: Twilight by Meg Cabot
12. Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
13. Witchling by Yasmine Galenorn
14. Travelers' Tales: Prague and the Czech Republic edited by David Farley and Jessie Sholl
15. Old Man's War by John Scalzi
16. The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi
17. The Keys to the Kingdom: Lady Friday by Garth Nix
18. Missing You by Meg Cabot
19. The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
20. The Collected Jorkens: Volume One by Lord Dunsany, edited by S.T. Joshi
21. Very Bad Deaths by Spider Robinson
22. Sanctus! Sanctus! Sanctus! by Ann Carhart
23. The Collected Jorkens: Volume Two by Lord Dunsany, edited by S.T. Joshi
24. Life, Death, and Everything In Between: A Paramedic's Memoirs by Steven Kelly Grayson
25. The Bloody Streets of Paris by Leo Malet and Jacques Tardi
26. ALL STAR SUPERMAN by Grant Morrison (writer) and Frank Quitely (art)
27. Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel
28. All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
29. Sight Unseen by Bo Hampton (art) and Robert Tinnell (writer)
30. 30 Days of Night: Return to Barrow by Steve Niles (writer) and Ben Templesmith (art)
31. 30 Days of Night: Three Tales by Steve Niles (writer) with art by various illustrators
32. 30 Days of Night: Spreading the Disease by Dan Wickline (story), with art by Alex Sanchez and Tony Sandoval
33. Castle Waiting by Linda Medley (comic)
34. 30 Days of Night: Bloodsucker Tales contains "Dead Billy Dead" by Steve Niles (writer) and Kody Chamberlain (art) and "Juarez or Lex Nova & The Case of the 400 Dead Mexican Girls" by Matt Fraction (writer) and Ben Templesmith (art)
35. Crossing Midnight, v.1 by Mike Carey (writer) and Jim Fern (art)
36. Glister Vol. 1 by Andi Watson (comic)
37. Peter the Pirate Squid by Roman Dirge (writer) and Steven Daily (art)
38. Kitty Takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn
39. 28 Days Later: The Aftermath by Steve Niles (writer) and five artists (illustrating four stories).
40. Serenity: Those Ones Left Behind, by Joss Whedon and Brett Matthews (writers), Will Conrad (art), and Laura Martin (color).
41. Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci (writer) and Jim Rugg (art)
42. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (comic)
43. Poltergeist (sequel to Graywalker) by Kat Richardson
44. Practice Random Kindness by Harold S. Kushner, Will Glennon, and the Random Acts of Kindness crew at Conari Press
45. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus Vol. 1 (comic)
46. The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman (writer) and Tony Moore (art)
47. The Walking Dead Volume 2: Miles Behind Us by Robert Kirkman (writer) and Charlie Adlard (art)
48. Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash by Elizabeth Royte
49. The Walking Dead Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars by Kirkman & Adlard
50. The Walking Dead Vol. 4: The Heart's Desire by Kirkman & Adlard
51. The Walking Dead Vol. 5: The Best Defense by Kirkman & Adlard
52. The Walking Dead Vol. 6: This Sorrowful Life by Kirkman & Adlard
53. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus Vol. 2 (comic)
54. The Sagan Diary by John Scalzi
55. The Walking Dead Vol. 7: The Calm Before by Robert Kirkman (writer) and Tony Moore (art)
56. Hellboy Vol.1: Seed of Destruction by Mike Mignola (comic)
57. Hellboy Vol. 2: Wake the Devil by Mike Mignola (comic)
58. Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse by Ben Templesmith (comic)
59. Chronicles of Wormwood by Garth Ennis (writer) and Jacen Burrows (art)
60. Superman: Secret Identity by Kurt Busiek (writer), Stuart Immonen (art), and Todd Klein (letterer)
61. Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan (writer) and Niko Henrichon (art)
62. Hard Boiled by Frank Miller (writer) and Geof Darrow (art)
63. Byron: Mad, Bad and Dangerous by Karl Christian Krumpholz (comic)
64. Alias Vol. 1 by Brian Michael Bendis (writer) and Michael Gaydos (art)
65. Alias Vol. 2: Come Home by Brian Michael Bendis (writer) and Michael Gaydos (art)
66. Weirdling by Mike Dubisch (comic)
67. 30 Days of Night: Eben and Stella by Steve Niles and a couple of artists
68. an ice cold grave by Charlaine Harris
69. The Boys Vol. 1: The Name of the Game by Garth Ennis (writer) and Darick Robertson (art)
70. Zombies Calling by Faith Erin Hicks (comic)
71. Glister Vol. 2 by Andi Watson (comic)
72. The Secret by Mike Richardson (writer) and Jason Alexander (art)
73. Glister Vol. 3 by Andi Watson (comic)
74. Blackgas by Warren Ellis (writer) and Max Fiumara (art)
75. Crecy by Warren Ellis (writer) and Raulo Caceres (art)
76. From Black Rooms by Stephen Woodworth
77. The Renaissance Soul: Life Design for People with Too Many Passions to Pick Just One by Margaret Lobenstine
78. One Person/Multiple Careers: How "The Slash Effect" Can Work For You by Marci Alboher
79. Night Mary by Rick Remender (writer) and Kieron Dwyer (art)
80. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
81. Shooting War by Anthony Lappe (aritst) and Dan Goldman (writer)

(Numbers 75-81 were actually read earlier in the year, but are getting filed at the end because I can't remember when I read them; plus putting them into the numbering system would screw up previous posts with numbered lists of "books read.")

P.S. Edited to add: How could I forget Eat, Pray, Love!?! Jeez!
P.P.S. Also forgot Shooting War dammit.

From: okelle
2008-01-02 12:35 pm (UTC)
How many of these are graphic novels? Number 78 looks interesting.

BTW, did you get my response to the ship list email?
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2008-01-02 12:58 pm (UTC)
Ok, 45 of the 79 are graphic novels (#4, 25-26, 29-37, 39-42, 45-47, 49-53, 55-67, 69-75, 79).

One Person/Multiple Careers is quite cool. A good overview type book. Along with The Renaissance Soul and Refuse to Choose, it makes a trifecta of pursuing-multiple-interests books.

Now that I knew to look for it, I saw your email and replied.
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From: moria923
2008-01-02 07:47 pm (UTC)
I need to read some of those books! "The Renaissance Soul" sounds like it would be so me. Now that we have the new reading machine, maybe I'll get a copy.
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2008-01-03 01:11 pm (UTC)
"The Renaissance Soul" is probably the most romantic while "Refuse to Choose" is the most practical and "One Person/Multiple Careers" is the most high level.
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2008-01-03 01:11 pm (UTC)
I think people's lists are interesting. I also think of it less like bragging and more like celebrating one's accomplishments.

I enjoy your quotes, but you read dramatically different stuff from me, so while I enjoy them, I don't have much in the way of commentary.

And yes, I do read (and enjoy) your blog. Blogging is weird, but it really helps me stay more connected to people who are remote from me than otherwise (since I'm old enough to remember the world before the web and while I miss hand written letters, I get more of an idea of what people's lives are like from blogs).

We've discussed books before. Not in a while, but we've done it.

I'd like to see your list.
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