Reading Tally 2009

Long works are novels, non-fiction books, and so on..

Shorter works are novellas and will also include collections of poetry (normal sized one, bigger anthologies would go above) and plays and graphic novels. Their factor will be "3 per book".

Short works will be short stories, essays, individual comics and the like. It will be assumed, partially just for the fun of it, that there are 13 shorter works per book. In those cases where I read an entire collection of short stories, I will list that collection as a whole (and count it by a factor of one).

The goal is to read enough long, long, shorter and short works to equal 150 total books by my count.

Long Works

  1. [The Reach] by Nate Kenyon
  2. [Apocalypse How] by Rob Kutner
  3. [Wyrd Sisters] by Terry Pratchett
  4. [White Tiger] by Aravind Adiga
  5. [Marvel Zombies: Dead Days]
  6. [The Systems View of the World] by Ervin Laszlo
  7. [Choke] by Chuck Palahniuk
  8. [Fool] by Christopher Moore
  9. [Castaways] by Brian Keene
  10. [Soultaker] by Bryan Smith
  11. [Darkly Dreaming Dexter] by Jeff Lindsay
  12. [Bestial: Werewolf Apocalypse] by William D. Carl
  13. [Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar...] by Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein
  14. [Ishmael] by Daniel Quinn
  15. [The Female Thing: Dirt, Envy, Sex, Vulnerability] by Laura Kipnis
  16. [Totally Useless History of the World] by Ian Crofton
  17. [Ultimate Battle Royale] 5
  18. [Sex Drive] by Andy Behrens
  19. [Burrowers Beneath] by Brian Lumley
  20. [The Pleasures of a Futurescope] by Lord Dunsany
  21. [Dragon Wing] by Weiss and Hickman
  22. [The Thief and the Dogs] by Naguib Mahfouz
  23. [Crash] by J.G. Ballard
  24. [Machines are the Easy Part; People are the Hard Part] by Doug Johnson
  25. [Turnabout] by Thorne Smith
  26. [Elven Star] by Weiss and Hickman
  27. [Jacob's Room] by Virginia Woolf
  28. [Pagan Babies] by Elmore Leonard
  29. [Slumdog Millionaire] by Vikras Swarup
  30. [Moving Pictures] by Terry Pratchett
  31. [Pressure] by Jeff Strand
  32. [The Strain] by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
  33. [Graverobbers Wanted (No Experience Necessary)] by Jeff Strand
  34. [Fire Sea] by Weiss and Hickman
  35. [Sigh for Another Land] by Monica Stirling
  36. [The Beats: a Graphic History] by Harvey Pekar, Ed Piskor, Paul Buhle, et al
  37. [Dracula] by Bram Stoker
  38. [Frank Miller's Robocop] by Frank Miller, et al
  39. [Dracula: British Film Guide] by Peter Hutchings
  40. [Whose Body?] by Dorothy L Sayers
  41. [The Tale of Despereaux] by Kate DiCamillo
  42. [Man in the Dark] by Paul Auster
  43. [Beat the Reaper] by Josh Bazell
  44. [Now Wait for Last Year] by Philip K Dick
  45. [Burn This Book] edited by Toni Morrison
  46. [Anno Dracula] by Kim Newman
  47. [Inherent Vice] by Thomas Pynchon
  48. [The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde] by Robert Louis Stevenson
  49. [Urban Gothic] by Brian Keene
  50. [Chew on This] by Eric Schlosser and Charlie Wilson
  51. [Stardust] by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Charles Vess
  52. [Artemis Fowl] by Eoin Colfer
  53. [Flesh] by Richard Laymon
  54. [Transformers: The Veiled Threat] by Alan Dean Foster
  55. [Lost Symbol] by Dan Brown
  56. [13 Reasons Why] by Jay Asher
  57. [One Night @ The Call Center] by Chetan Bhagat
  58. [Freezer Burn] by Joe R. Lansdale
  59. [The Freak Show] by Bryan Smith
  60. [...And Another Thing] by Eoin Colfer
  61. [Abarat] by Clive Barker
  62. [Funland] by Richard Laymon
  63. [Stephen Fry in America] by Stephen Fry
  64. [Cursed] by Jeremy C. Shipp
  65. [The Book of Genesis, Illustrated] by R. Crumb
  66. [The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian] by Sherman Alexie
  67. [Dearly Devoted Dexter] by Jeff Lindsay
  68. [The Chocolate War] by Robert Cormier
  69. [Crash Into Me] by Albert Borris
  70. [Maze Runner] by James Dashner

Shorter Works

  1. [Stone] (1) by Sin-Ichi Hiromoto
  2. [Stone] (2) by Sin-Ichi Hiromoto
  3. [Holy Sh*t!: The World's Weirdest Comic Books] by Paul Gravett, Peter Stanbury
  4. [Luster] by Patrick Kill
  5. [Death Note] 3
  6. [Death Note] 4
  7. [Minims] by Tom Weller
  8. [Gantz] 1 by Oku Hiroya
  9. [Gantz] 2
  10. [Gantz] 3
  11. [Gantz] 4
  12. [Gantz] 5
  13. [Gantz] 6
  14. [Gantz] 7
  15. [Gantz] 8
  16. [Gantz] 9
  17. [Gantz] 10
  18. [Gantz] 11
  19. [Gantz] 12
  20. [Gantz] 13
  21. [Gantz] 14
  22. [Gantz] 15
  23. [Gantz] 16
  24. [Gantz] 17
  25. [Gantz] 18
  26. [Gantz] 19
  27. [Hamlet] by William Shakespeare
  28. [The Dancing Bears] by W.S. Merwin
  29. [Hideyuki Kikuchi's Vampire Hunter D (Manga)] 1, adapted by Saiko Takaki
  30. [Dragonball] 1
  31. [Dragonball] 2
  32. [Dragonball] 3
  33. [Dragonball] 4
  34. [Dragonball] 5
  35. [Dragonball] 6
  36. [Dragonball] 7
  37. [Dragonball] 8
  38. [Dragonball] 9
  39. [Dragonball] 10
  40. [Dragonball] 11
  41. [Dragonball] 12
  42. [Dragonball] 13
  43. [Dragonball] 14
  44. [Dragonball] 15
  45. [Dragonball] 16
  46. [Zombie Powder] 1
  47. [Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere] by Mike Carey, et al
  48. [League of Extraordinary Gentlemen], Volume 1, by Alan Moore, et al
  49. [Fagin the Jew] by Will Eisner
  50. [Hideyuki Kikuchi's Vampire Hunter D (Manga)] 2, adapted by Saiko Takaki
  51. [Hellboy] 1 by Mike Mignola
  52. [Hellboy] 2
  53. [Hellboy] 3
  54. [Ego-Tripping] by Nikki Giovanni
  55. [Kingdom of Shadows] by Greg F. Gifune
  56. [Ranma 1/2] 1 by Rumiko Takahashi
  57. [Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep] 1 PKD et al (the graphic novel)

Short Works

  1. "N" by Arthur Machen
  2. "Forward" to [Dark Hearts] and
  3. "Trust No One" and
  4. "Foreshadowing" by Cassandra and Brian Keene
  5. "Crystal Crypt" by PKD
  6. "Boy in the Cabinet" by Jeremy C. Shipp
  7. "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner
  8. "Swan Lake" by Patrick Kill
  9. "Yellow Warbler" by Jason Sizemore
  10. "Pigeons from Hell" by Robert E Howard


  1. [Mad] 498
  2. [Mad] 499
  3. [Mad] 500
  4. [Mad] 501

Short Work Collections

  1. [Unhappy Endings] by Brian Keene
  2. [The Rising: Selected Scenes from the End of the World by Brian Keene
  3. [Fifty-one Tales] by Lord Dunsany
  4. [Meet Mr Mulliner] by P.G. Wodehouse
  5. [Just After Sunset] by Stephen King
  6. [The Living Dead] by John Joseph Adams

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