Reading Tally 2010

Current Count

[as of November 16] (60) + (4/3) + (54/5) + (15/13) + (3/30) + (8) =


Long Works

Exchange rate: 2 (greater than 700 pages) or 1.

  1. The Sontaran games (Doctor Who Quick Reads) by Jacqueline Rayner
  2. The Stealer of Dreams (Doctor Who) by Steve Lyons
  3. Laughing Gas by P.G. Wodehouse
  4. Stone Rose by Jacqueline Rayner
  5. Just Another Judgment Day by Simon R. Green
  6. Doctor Who: Wetworld by Mark Michalowski
  7. Apeshit by Carlton Mellick III
  8. Reaper Man (Diskworld) by Terry Pratchett
  9. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max
  10. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
  11. 50 Benefits of Ebooks by Michael Pastore
  12. Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell
  13. The Thing From the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram
  14. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  15. The Year of the Angry Rabbit by Russell Braddon
  16. Astrology in the Middle Ages by Theodore Otto Wedel
  17. Pest Control (Doctor Who New Adventure Audio) by Peter Anghelides
  18. Creatures of the Pool by Ramsey Campbell
  19. The Krillitane Storm (Doctor Who) by Chris Cooper
  20. Sparrow Rock by Nate Kenyon
  21. The Last Dodo (Doctor Who) by Jacqueline Rayner
  22. House on the Borderlands by William Hope Hodgson
  23. Tell-All by Chuck Palahniuk
  24. Apollo 23 (Doctor Who) by Justin Richards
  25. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  26. Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern
  27. Dweller by Jeff Strand
  28. Time's Arrow by Martin Amis
  29. The Forgotten Army (Doctor Who) by Brian Minchin
  30. The Drunkard's Walk by Leonard Mlodinow
  31. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham
  32. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  33. Audition by Ryu Murakami
  34. The Girl Who Played with Fire
  35. by Stieg Larsson
  36. The Bighead by Edward Lee
  37. Baby Moll by John Farris
  38. Out of Sight by Elmore Leonard
  39. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
  40. Riding the Rap by Elmore Leonard
  41. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  42. Death of Grass by John Christopher
  43. Jaws by Peter Benchley
  44. The Wrong End of Time by John Brunner
  45. The Lowland Rider by Chet Williamson
  46. Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
  47. Small Gods by Terry Pratchett
  48. Eight Doctors by Terrance Dicks
  49. Vampire Science (Eighth Doctor Adventure #2) by Jonathan Blum and Kate Orman
  50. Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
  51. Blood Harvest (Virgin New Adventures #28) by Terrance Dicks
  52. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  53. Night of the Humans (Doctor Who New Series Adventures) by David Llewellyn
  54. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  55. Six Novels in Woodcuts, volume 1, by Lynd Ward
  56. Secret Story by Ramsey Campbell
  57. Tour De Lovecraft: The Tales by Kenneth Hite
  58. The Horror! The Horror! Comic Books the Government Didn't Want You to Read by Jim Trombetta
  59. Mervyn Stone Mysteries #1: Geek Tragedy by Nev Fountain
  60. Cthulhu 101 by Kenneth Hite
  61. Doctor Who and the Giant Robot by Terrance Dicks

Shorter Works

Exchange rate: 1/3.

  1. Black Feeling, Black Talk by Nikki Giovanni
  2. Runaway Train (Audio) by Oli Smith
  3. Road Rage, containing Duel by Richard Matheson and Throttle by Stephen King and Joe Hill
  4. Ring of Steel (Doctor Who New Series Audio) by Stephen Cole

Graphic Novels and Manga

Exchange rate: 1/5.

  1. Bleach 1, by Tite Kubo
  2. Agent Provocateur (IDW Doctor Who #s 1-6) by Gary Russell, et al
  3. Bleach 2, by Tite Kubo
  4. Bleach 3, by Tite Kubo
  5. Bleach 4, by Tite Kubo
  6. Bleach 5, by Tite Kubo
  7. Bleach 6, by Tite Kubo
  8. Bleach 7, by Tite Kubo
  9. Bleach 8, by Tite Kubo
  10. Bleach 9, by Tite Kubo
  11. Bleach 10, by Tite Kubo
  12. Bleach 11, by Tite Kubo
  13. Bleach 12, by Tite Kubo
  14. Bleach 13, by Tite Kubo
  15. Bleach 14, by Tite Kubo
  16. Bleach 15, by Tite Kubo
  17. Bleach 16, by Tite Kubo
  18. Bleach 17, by Tite Kubo
  19. Bleach 18, by Tite Kubo
  20. Bleach 19, by Tite Kubo
  21. Bleach 20, by Tite Kubo
  22. Bleach 21, by Tite Kubo
  23. Bleach 22, by Tite Kubo
  24. Bleach 23, by Tite Kubo
  25. Bleach 24, by Tite Kubo
  26. Bleach 25, by Tite Kubo
  27. Bleach 26, by Tite Kubo
  28. Bleach 27, by Tite Kubo
  29. Bleach 28, by Tite Kubo
  30. Bleach 29, by Tite Kubo
  31. Batman: Battle for the Cowl, by Tony S. Daniel et al
  32. Kick-Ass by Mark Millar et al
  33. Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life [1] by Bryan Lee O'Malley
  34. Scott Pilgrim vs the World [2] by Bryan Lee O'Malley
  35. Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness [3] by Bryan Lee O'Malley
  36. Scott Pilgrim Gets It to Together [4] by Bryan Lee O'Malley
  37. Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe [5] by Bryan Lee O'Malley
  38. Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Graphic Novel) 2, by Dick and Tony Parker (et al)
  39. Walking Dead HC 1, by Robert Kirkman et al
  40. *
  41. Walking Dead HC 2
  42. *
  43. Red by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer
  44. Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour [6]
  45. Doctor Who Classics 4
  46. Doctor Who Classics 5
  47. Doctor Who Classics 1
  48. Preacher (Ennis, Dillon) 1
  49. Runaways 4
  50. Fables 1
  51. Fables 2
  52. Fables 3
  53. Preacher 2
  54. Preacher 3

Short Works

Exchange rate: 1/13th.

  1. "The Hate Disease" by Murrary Leinster
  2. "The Lonely Computer" (Doctor Who) by Rupert Laight
  3. "Ten years after Section 508, libraries still fall short of addressing disabilities online" by Jim Blansett
  4. "Our Changing Users: The Aging of the Population" by Danielle H.M. King
  5. "The Homicidal Diary" by Earl Pierce, JR.
  6. "A Slow Tuesday Night" by R.A. Lafferty
  7. Dr. Bolus and his Patients by unkonwn (children's book)
  8. "Allowable Rhyme" by H.P. Lovecraft
  9. "Children of the Corn" by Stephen King
  10. "Mr. Space-Ship" by Philip K Dick
  11. "The Piper in the Woods" by Philip K Dick
  12. "The Children of the Pool" by Arthur Machen
  13. "Berenice" by Edgar Allen Poe
  14. "Doom of the House of Duryea" by Earl Pierce
  15. "Good Night, Moon" by Rudy Rucker and Bruce Sterling


Exchange rate: 1/30th.

  1. Tales of Suspense 39
  2. Tales of Suspense 40
  3. Tales of Suspense 41

Short Work Collections

Exchange rate: 1.

  1. The New Dead edited by Christopher Golden
  2. Look at the Birdie: Unpublished Short Fiction by Kurt Vonnegut
  3. A Man of Means by P.G. Wodehouse
  4. The Watchers Out of Time by August Derleth
  5. Hint Fiction by Robert Smartwood
  6. The Three Impostors and Other Stories: Vol. 1 of the Best Weird Tales of Arthur Machen (Call of Cthulhu Fiction) by Arthur Machen, edited by S.T. Joshi
  7. Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
  8. Black Wings: Tales of the Lovecraftian Mythos edited by S.T. Joshi

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 (as a subset).

Short works will be short stories, essays, individual comics (subset) and the like. 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).

Here goes the fourth year that I will keep up with this tally. My first year netted 105 weighted "books". The second year saw me reading 116 "books" or so (those confused by the irony quotes, that is just my way of saying that I used the weighted scale outlined above). However, the third year saw me stall out about 95. The reasons were simple: grad school, new job, and exploring other hobbies. In 2007 and 2008 (the first two years), I was unemployed for over half of each of those years and I was in something of an anti-tv, anti-movie phase. This past year (2009), I had more to do and was also interested in more hobbies.

My goal, right now, is to make this my best year yet, even if that only translates to 117 books. I think I can do it.

Tallied by Doug Bolden

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