Saturday, December 31, 2016

Things I Read in 2016

I don't think I'm going to finish anything I have in-progress by midnight, so here's the list of everything I read this year: 122 things, which is a record for me, and one I'll probably never break.

I'll list my favorite reads in a separate post later today.

Middle Grade: 15

Five, Six, Seven, Nate! by Tim Federle
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Doll Bones by Holly Black
Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes by Rick Riordan
Smek For President by Adam Rex
Timmy Failure: We Meet Again by Stephan Pastis
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Demigods and Magicians by Rick Riordan
The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island by Dana Alison Levy
The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
This Place Has No Atmosphere by Paula Danziger
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thomas

Young Adult: 30

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins
Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. I: The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson
The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Beastly Bones by William Ritter
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
The Rise and Fall of a Theater Geek by Seth Rudetsky
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Clariel by Garth Nix
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Adult: 30

Heart of Gold by Sharon Shinn
The Last Colony by John Scalzi
Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie
Orphan Train by Christina Kline Baker
The Seat of Magic by J. Kathleen Cheney
Tell No One by Harlan Coban
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor
Among Others by Jo Walton
We’ll Always Have Paris by Ray Bradbury
Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Wrapt in Crystal by Sharon Shinn
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (re-read)
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley
Speaking From Among the Bones by Alan Bradley
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simion
The Shape of Desire by Sharon Shinn
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley
Penric and the Shaman by Lois McMaster Bujold
To Weave a Web of Magic by Claire Delacroix, Lynn Kurland, Patricia A. McKillip, and Sharon Shinn
Family Life by Akhil Sharma
Still Life With Shape-Shifter by Sharon Shinn
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
The Kingdom of Gods by N.K. Jemison
Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton
I Love Dick by Chris Krause
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Persuasion by Jane Austen
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Short Stories: 4

“The Map” by William Ritter
“Happy Again” by Jennifer E. Smith
“The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse” by Alan Bradley
“Kindred Spirits” by Rainbow Rowell

Nonfiction: 10

2K to 10K by Rachel Aaron
Finding the Core of Your Story by Jordan Smith
Writing Blockbuster Plots by Martha Alderson
Writing the Other by Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward
After Man: A Zoology of the Future by Dougal Dixon
One Summer by Bill Bryson
Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels by Gwen Hayes
The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist— the Facts of Daily Life in 19th Century England by Daniel Pool
Another Bad Dog Book by Joni Cole

Graphic Novels: 27

Tower of Treasure by Scott Chantler
The Sign of the Black Rock by Scott Chantler
The Captive Prince by Scott Chantler
The King’s Dragon by Scott Chantler
Pirates of the Silver Coast by Scott Chantler
Rat Queens Vol. 3 by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Tess Fowler
Broxo by Zack Giallongo
Asterios Polyp by David Mazzacchelli
The Dark Island by Scott Chantler
Amulet: Firelight by Kazu Kibuishi
Stormbreaker by Antony Johnson, Kanako Damerum, and Yuzuru Takasaki
Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and Brooke Allen
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Power by Ryan North and Erica Henderson
Lumberjanes: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and Brooke Allen
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel You Know It’s True by Ryan North and Erica Henderson
Giant Days Vol.1 by John Allison and Lissa Treiman
Giant Days Vol.2 by John Allison and Lissa Treiman
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel You Really Got Me Now by Ryan North and Erica     Henderson
The Silver Six by A.J. Lieberman and Darren Rawlings
Ms. Marvel: The Last Days by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona
Jedi Academy: A New Class by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
The Sculptor by Scott McCloud
Space Dumplins by Craig Thompson
Lucy & Andy Neanderthal by Jeffrey Brown
Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
Saga Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Giant Days Vol. 3 by John Allison and Lissa Treiman

Web Comics: 6

Vattu by Evan Dahm
Stand Still. Stay Silent. by Minna Sundberg
Dicebox by Jenn Manley Lee
Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell
Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu

Namesake by Isabelle Melancon and Megan Lavey-Heaton

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