Friday, January 01, 2010

2010: The Year in Books

Count for the year-to-date: 107 books. Most recent book read: The Lessons of History by Will & Ariel Durant.

Pete Abrams: Dangerous Days (Sluggy Freelance Book 9) (April).

Robert Lynn Asprin: Another Fine Myth (May). Myth Conceptions (May).

Peter S. Beagle: The Rhinoceros Who Quoted Nietzsche and Other Odd Acquaintances (April). Mirror Kingdoms (December).

Gregory Benford: Across the Sea of Stars (November).

Anthony Bourdain: Medium Raw (July).

Leigh Brackett: Beyond Mars (link here) (July).

Lois McMaster Bujold: Falling Free (April). Shards of Honor (May). Barrayar (May). The Warrior's Apprentice (June). The Vor Game (June). Cetaganda (July). Ethan of Athos (July). Borders of Infinity (July). Brothers in Arms (July). Mirror Dance (October). (Omnibus review here.)

Jim Butcher: Storm Front (June). Fool Moon (June). Grave Peril (August). Death Masks (September)

Lillian Stewart Carl and John Helfers: The Vorkosigan Companion: The Universe of Lois McMaster Bujold (April).

A. Bertram Chandler: Spartan Planet (August). The Inheritors (August).

Arthur C. Clarke: Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! Collected Essays: 1934-1998.

David Drake: What Distant Deeps (November).

Wil & Ariel Durant: The Lessons of History (December).

Freeman Dyson: A Many-Colored Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe (December).

Nathaniel Fick: One Bullet Away—The Making of a Marine Officer (March).

Eric Flint & Ryk E. Spoor: Boundary (August). Threshold (August).

Phil and Kaja Foglio: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm (Girl Genius Book Nine) (August).

C.S. Forester: Rifleman Dodd—A Novel of the Peninsular Campaign (March).

Hal Foster: Prince Valiant, Volume I: 1937-1938 (January).

Fred Gallagher: MegaTokyo 01 (with Rodney Caston). MegaTokyo 02 (with Rodney Caston). MegaTokyo 03 (February). MegaTokyo 04 (February). MegaTokyo 05 (February). MegaTokyo 06 (August).

Matt Gallagher: Kaboom (October).

Martin Gardner: The Universe in a Handkerchief: Lewis Carroll's Mathematical Recreations, Games, Puzzles, and Word Plays (December).

William Gibson: Virtual Light (April). Pattern Recognition (September). Spook Country (September). Zero History (September) (Combined review here.).

Harold Leland Goodwin (as "John Blaine"): Smuggler's Reef (Rick Brandt #07) (free eBook here) (August).

Colonel David H. Hackworth and Julie Sherman: About Face (August).

Edmond Hamilton: Crashing Suns (link here) (July).

Mark Hodder: Burton & Swinburne in The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack (October).

Sarah A. Hoyt: Darkship Thieves (January).

Jeph Jacques: Questionable Content Volume 01 (December).

Jerome K. Jerome: Three Men in a Boat (August). Three Men on the Bummel (September).

Robert D. Kaplan: Imperial Grunts (October).

John Keegan: The Battle for History: Re-Fighting World War II (February).

Kazo Kibuishi: Amulet 01 (October). Amulet 02 (October). Amulet 03 (October).

Jeff Kinney: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (March). Rodrick Rules (March). The Last Straw (March). Dog Days (March).

Masashi Kishimoto: Nartuo: The Official Fanbook (December). Naruto #048 (December). Naruto #049 (December). Naruto #050 (December). (Combined review here.)

Stieg Larsson: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (July). The Girl Who Played With Fire (November). The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (December) (Combined review here.).

Alastair MacLean: The Guns of Navarone (February).

Peter R. Mansoor: Baghdad at Sunrise—A Bridgade Commander's War in Iraq (March).

S.L.A. Marshall: The Soldier's Load and The Mobility of a Nation (March).

Sandy Mitchell: Scourge the Heretic (August).

Craig M. Mullaney: The Unforgiving Minute (May).

Nina Matsumoto: Yokaiden 01 (February). Yokaiden 02 (March).

Tsutomu Nihei: Biomega 01 (August).

Larry Niven: World of Ptavvs (December).

Andre Norton: Star Born (part of the Star Flight omnibus) (July).

Patrick O'Brian: Master & Commander (combined review, of sorts, here) (March).

Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata: Bakuman 01 (August).

Tim Powers: The Bible Repairman (August) and Soul in a Bottle (August) (both "chapbooks", so they will also be listed in The Year in Shorts).

Terry Pratchett: Night Watch (October).

Thomas E. Ricks: Fiasco (September).

John Ringo: Live Free or Die (March). Citadel (October).

J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (March). Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (March). Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (March). Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (March). Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (March). Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (March). Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows (March) (Previous review here.)

John Scalzi: Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded (December).

Lucy A. Snyder: Installing Linux on a Dead Badger and Oddities (December).

Charles Stross: The Atrocity Archives (April). The Jennifer Morgue (April) (combined review here).

James Swallow: Faith & Fire (January).

Howard Tayler: The Tub of Happiness (March). The Teraport Wars (March). Under New Management (March) The Blackness Between (April) The Scrapyard of Insufferable Arrogance (April) Resident Mad Scientist (August) (previous review here).

Travis S. Taylor and Les Johnson: Back to the Moon (eARC) (October). Back to the Moon (final) (December).

J.R.R. Tolkien: The Tolkien Reader (May).

Sun Tzu: The Art of War (March).

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