So its been a year since I've last posted to this site. I should do something about posting more and maybe this will be a "resolution" that I actually stick to this year.
I realized the other day that I have been keeping track of every book I've read for TEN YEARS now. On December 25, 2003 I started a text file that aptly named "Booklist.txt" since that day every time I finish a book I write it down. One of these days I keep telling myself that I should transfer the data over to a excel spreadsheet, but there is something rather quaint about using a basic txt file to record this stuff.
So 2014 was not too bad for reading. Overall I finished 51 books, 32 of which were new to me. I read more "new" books last year but there had been some worlds that I had a desire to go back and visit this year so I went ahead and did that. For 2014 I think I'm going to again try to keep my reading list to "new" books but there are a couple books in my library that I have been thinking of going back to for a while so I'm not sure how long I'm going to keep to this "New Years Resolution."
Some things about my 2013 reading list.
- September was the month that I read the most. 8 books or ~15% of the year
- December was the worst month. I read 1 book or ~2% of the year.
- ~63% of the books I read had been for the first time.
- My favorite new author this year was David Weber.
- I started and finished the Divergent series by Veronica Roth
- I read the first Harry Potter book for the first time.
- I read the Odyssey for the first time. I knew the story but had never actually read it before.
- I re-read Anathem by Neal Stephenson for the 3rd time ever. This book is a monster. It is also utterly amazing if you can get through the first 200 pages and hit that OMG I understand moment.
- I re-read the Sword of Truth series. I'm probably going to not touch that again for a long long time.
- I read 6 books from the Black Library. ~12%
- I re-read Ender's Game in preparation for the movie. The movie did not do it justice.
2013 Book List
|The Robots of Dawn||- Isaac Asimov||(01/12/13)|
|The Kings Blood||- Daniel Abraham||(01/16/13)|
|Grasslands||- Karen Traviss||(01/27/13)|
|Sword Song||- Bernard Cornwell||(01/30/13)|
|The Burning Land||- Bernard Cornwell||(02/06/13)|
|Death of Kings||- Bernard Cornwell||(02/12/13)|
|The Thursday War||- Karen Traviss||(02/19/13)|
|Odyssey||- Homer(Stanley Lombardo)||(03/01/13)|
|Descent of Angels||- Mitchel Scanlon||(03/08/13)|
|Legion||- Dan Abnett||(03/14/13)|
|Battle for the Abyss||- Ben Counter||(03/20/13)|
|Hyperion||- Dan Simmons||(04/04/13)|
|The Fall of Hyperion||- Dan Simmons||(04/20/13)|
|Wizards's First Rule||- Terry Goodkind||(04/28/13)|
|Stone of Tears||- Terry Goodkind||(05/05/13)|
|Blood of the Fold||- Terry Goodkind||(05/08/13)|
|Temple of the Winds||- Terry Goodkind||(05/13/13)|
|Soul of the Fire||- Terry Goodkind||(05/20/13)|
|Faith of the Fallen||- Terry Goodkind||(05/24/13)|
|The Pillars of Creation||- Terry Goodkind||(05/27/13)|
|Naked Empire||- Terry Goodkind||(06/04/13)|
|Chainfile||- Terry Goodkind||(06/09/13)|
|Phantom||- Terry Goodkind||(06/12/13)|
|Confessor||- Terry Goodkind||(06/15/13)|
|The Omen Machine||- Terry Goodkind||(06/20/13)|
|The Mongoliad: Book Three||- Neal Stephenson||(07/05/13)|
|Zodiac||- Neal Stephenson||(07/11/13)|
|The Diamond Age||- Neal Stephenson||(07/25/13)|
|Mechanicum||- Graham McNeill||(08/01/13)|
|Judgment at Proteus||- Timothy Zahn||(08/11/13)|
|Ender's Game||- Orson Scott Card||(08/15/13)|
|Cobra||- Timothy Zahn||(08/20/13)|
|Cobra Strike||- Timothy Zahn||(08/24/13)|
|Cobra Bargain||- Timothy Zahn||(08/28/13)|
|Tales of Heresy||- Anthology||(09/01/13)|
|Fallen Angels||- Mike Lee||(09/04/13)|
|On Basilisk Station||- David Weber||(09/09/13)|
|Harry Potter and teh Sorcerer's Stone||- J.K. Rowling||(09/14/13)|
|The Honor of the Queen||- David Weber||(09/18/13)|
|The Short Victorious War||- David Weber||(09/22/13)|
|Field of Dishonor||- David Weber||(09/25/13)|
|Flag in Exile||- David Weber||(09/30/13)|
|Divergent||- Veronica Roth||(10/03/13)|
|Anathem||- Neal Stephenson||(10/13/13)|
|Insurgent||- Veronica Roth||(10/15/13)|
|Honor Among Enemies||- David Weber||(10/19/13)|
|In Enemys Hands||- David Weber||(10/26/13)|
|Edge of Honor||- David Weber||(11/03/13)|
|Ashes of Victory||- David Weber||(11/09/13)|
|Allegiant||- Veronia Roth||(11/14/13)|
|War of Honor||- David Weber||(12/20/13)|