Reading Tally 2011

Current Count

[end] (44) + (13/3) + (46/5) + (24/13) + (0/30) + (7) =


Long Works

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

  1. Altar of Eden by James Rollins
  2. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
  3. by Douglas Adams
  4. Snowglobe 7 (Doctor Who) by Mike Tucker
  5. Frisk by Dennis Cooper
  6. Savage Season (Hap and Leonard 1) by Joe R. Lansdale
  7. The Gates by Joe Connolly
  8. My Inflatable Friend by Gerald Jones
  9. Tomato Red by Daniel Woodrell
  10. The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny by Simon R. Green
  11. The Crime of Black Dudley by Mary Allingham
  12. The King's Dragon [Doctor Who, New Series Adventures] by Uma McCormack
  13. The Fortress of Solitude by Larry Dent
  14. Djibouti by Elmore Leonard
  15. Zombies!: An Illustrated History of the Undead by Jovanka Vuckovic
  16. Mr. Paradise by Elmore Leonard
  17. Entombed by Brian Keene
  18. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
  19. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  20. Ghoul by Brian Keene
  21. Freaky Deaky by Elmore Leonard
  22. The Drive-In by Joe R. Lansdale
  23. System Wipe (Doctor Who) by Oli Smith
  24. The Good, The Bad, and the Alien by Colin Brake
  25. Gun Work (Hard Case Crime) by David Schow
  26. Dead of Winter (Doctor Who) by James Goss
  27. Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror by Jason Zinoman
  28. No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
  29. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  30. Crimson Orgy by Austin Williams
  31. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
  32. The Fog by James Herbert
  33. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  34. Ghouls of the Miskatonic by Graham McNeill
  35. Southern Gods by John Jacobs Horner
  36. The Store by Bentley Little
  37. Damned by Chuck Palahniuk
  38. The Damned Don't Die by Jim Nesbit
  39. Leviathan by Paul Auster
  40. [The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes] The Ectoplasmic Man by Daniel Stashower
  41. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
  42. *long book*
  43. Fantastic Planet (Oms en Serie) by Stephen Wuhl
  44. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  45. Lucky You by Carl Hiaasen

Shorter Works

Exchange rate: 1/3.

  1. Akira 1 by Katsuhiro Otomo
  2. Akira 2 by Katsuhiro Otomo
  3. Akira 3 by Katsuhiro Otomo
  4. Akira 4 by Katsuhiro Otomo
  5. Akira 5 by Katsuhiro Otomo
  6. Akira 6 by Katsuhiro Otomo
  7. White Fire by Brian Keene
  8. Unearthed by Gina Ranalli
  9. The Birthday Party (play) by Harold Pinter
  10. Bible Camp Bloodbath by Joey Comeau
  11. Tenth Doctor Collected Comics 1: The Bethrothal of Sontar
  12. Tenth Doctor Collected Comics 2: The Widow's Curse
  13. Fables 5

Graphic Novels and Manga

Exchange rate: 1/5.

  1. Losers 1, by Andy Diggle, Jock, et al
  2. Only Good Dalek (Doctor Who) by Justin Smith and Mike Collins
  3. Losers 2, by Andy Diggle, Jock, et al
  4. The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service 1 by Eiji Otsuka
  5. The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service 2 by Eiji Otsuka
  6. Planetary 1 by Warren Ellis and John Cassady
  7. Planetary 2 by Warren Ellis and John Cassady
  8. Planetary 3 by Warren Ellis and John Cassady
  9. Planetary 4 by Warren Ellis and John Cassady
  10. Trigun 1 by Yasushiro Nightow
  11. Trigun 2 by Yasushiro Nightow
  12. Trigun Maximum 1 by Yasushiro Nightow
  13. Gantz 20 by Oku Hiroya
  14. Gantz 21 by Oku Hiroya
  15. Gantz 22 by Oku Hiroya
  16. Gantz 23 by Oku Hiroya
  17. Gantz 24 by Oku Hiroya
  18. Gantz 25 by Oku Hiroya
  19. Gantz 26 by Oku Hiroya
  20. Gantz 27 by Oku Hiroya
  21. Gantz 28 by Oku Hiroya
  22. Gantz 29 by Oku Hiroya
  23. Preacher 4 by Ennis and Dillon
  24. Preacher 5 by Ennis and Dillon
  25. Preacher 6 by Ennis and Dillon
  26. Preacher 7 by Ennis and Dillon
  27. Preacher 8 by Ennis and Dillon
  28. Preacher 9 by Ennis and Dillon
  29. Necronauts by Gordon Rennie and Frazier Irving
  30. Cowboys and Aliens by Scott Mitchell Rosenburg, Fred Van Lente, and Andrew Foley (et al)
  31. Trigun Maximum 2 by Yasushiro Nightow
  32. Trigun Maximum 3 by Yasushiro Nightow
  33. Trigun Maximum 4 by Yasushiro Nightow
  34. Death Note 5 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
  35. Death Note 6 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
  36. Death Note 7 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
  37. Death Note 8 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
  38. Death Note 9 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
  39. Death Note 10 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
  40. Death Note 11 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
  41. Death Note 12 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
  42. At the Mountains of Madness by Lovecraft and INJ Culbard
  43. Doctor Who Classics volume 7
  44. Doctor Who Classics volume 6
  45. Doctor Who Classics volume 5
  46. Doctor Who Classics volume 2

Short Works

Exchange rate: 1/13th.

  1. "Casting the Runes" by M.R. James
  2. "The Neighbor's Landmark" by M.R. James
  3. "The Spider" by Hans Heinz Ewers
  4. "From Beyond" by HPL
  5. "The Picture in the House" by HPL
  6. "The Night Wire" by H.F. Arnold
  7. "The Brood" by Ramsey Campbell
  8. "The Hounds of Tindalos" by F.B. Long
  9. "The Trap" by H. Whitehead and H.P. Lovecraft
  10. "The Night Wire" by H.F. Arnold
  11. "A Grave Event" by Bob Statzer
  12. "fE-Mail" by Bob Statzer
  13. "Death is Not Enough" by Bob Statzer
  14. "The Dweller in Darkness" by August Derleth
  15. "The Brood" by Ramsey Campbell
  16. "The Shambler from the Stars" by Robert Bloch
  17. "The Haunter of the Dark" by H.P. Lovecraft
  18. "The Man of Stone" by Lovecraft and Hazel Heald
  19. "The Horror in the Museum" by Lovecraft and Heald
  20. "Suicide in the Study" by Bloch
  21. "Secret of the Tomb" by Bloch
  22. "The Sin-Eater" by Fiona Macleod
  23. "Fangs of Gold" by Robert Howard
  24. "McIlvaine's Star" by August Derleth


Exchange rate: 1/30th.

Short Work Collections

Exchange rate: 1.

  1. Occultation by Laird Barron
  2. Ghost Stories from an Antiquary by M.R. James
  3. Dead but Dreaming edited by Keith Herber and Kevin Ross
  4. The Imago Sequence by Laird Barron
  5. Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock
  6. Excitable Boys edited by Kelly Laymon
  7. Dark Companions by Ramsey Campbell

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 fifth year that I will keep up with this tally. Last year was the worst I have done and so I want to make this the best year to counter that out. For now, I am setting the goal at one gross (144) books. Let's get reading!.

Tallied by Doug Bolden

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