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2012 books read poll

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The traditional librarything end-of-year poll of books read - there are a lot more over on the community if you look.

There is a slight discrepancy between the list below and my own calculation of my end-of-year tally, in that the three Sophocles plays are taken together, as is each of the 2-in-1 Doctor Who books, and the two unpublished manuscripts are not listed. (I'm also still a little uneasy about the categorisation of the Lovejoy novels, which often crucially depend on his supernatural activity to tell real antiques from fakes, but am leaving them with non-genre for now.)

Which of these 51 non-fiction books have you read?

The Bible
22(22.7%)
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
8(8.2%)
A History of God by Karen Armstrong
2(2.1%)
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself by Harriet Ann Jacobs
4(4.1%)
The Battle for God by Karen Armstrong
2(2.1%)
Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
4(4.1%)
The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal
2(2.1%)
The Elementary Forms of Religious Life by Emile Durkheim
1(1.0%)
Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf
1(1.0%)
The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh
1(1.0%)
A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years by Diarmaid MacCulloch
1(1.0%)
The Bible: The Biography by Karen Armstrong
1(1.0%)
History of Christianity edited by Tim Dowley
1(1.0%)
How the States Got Their Shapes by Mark Stein
2(2.1%)
My Traitor's Heart by Rian Malan
3(3.1%)
The Portable Greek Historians edited by M. I. Finley
2(2.1%)
Indian Summer by Alex von Tunzelmann
1(1.0%)
The Stations of the Sun by Ronald Hutton
1(1.0%)
The Steampunk Bible by Jeff VanderMeer with S.J. Chambers
1(1.0%)
The Flowering of New England, 1815-1865 by Van Wyck Brooks
1(1.0%)
The World of Washington Irving by Van Wyck Brooks
1(1.0%)
Tickling the English by Dara O Briain
2(2.1%)
Adventures on the High Teas: In Search of Middle England by Stuart Maconie
1(1.0%)
The Reign of Elizabeth 1558-1603 by J. B. Black
1(1.0%)
The Twilight Lords by Richard Berleth
1(1.0%)
The Young Elizabeth by Alison Plowden
3(3.1%)
The Word in the Desert by Douglas Burton-Christie
1(1.0%)
Danger to Elizabeth by Alison Plowden
1(1.0%)
Marriage with My Kingdom by Alison Plowden
1(1.0%)
Why Can't Elephants Jump? by Mick O'Hare
1(1.0%)
The Great O'Neill by Sean O'Faolain
1(1.0%)
The Invention of Childhood by Hugh Cunningham
1(1.0%)
Elizabeth Regina by Alison Plowden
1(1.0%)
How to Sharpen Pencils by David Rees
1(1.0%)
The Empire Stops Here by Philip Parker
1(1.0%)
Making Ireland British 1580-1650 by Nicholas Canny
1(1.0%)
One Planet: A Celebration of Biodiversity by Nicholas Hulot
1(1.0%)
Jar Jar Binks Must Die... by Daniel M. Kimmel
2(2.1%)
Representing Autism by Stuart Murray
1(1.0%)
Not of This World? by Glenn Jordan
1(1.0%)
The Imprint of Place: Maine Printmaking 1800-2005 by David P. Becker
1(1.0%)
Russian Phoenix: The Story of Russian Christians, 988-1988 by Francis House
1(1.0%)
My Old Man: A Personal History of Music Hall by John Major
1(1.0%)
The Comic Strip Companion: the Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who in Comics: 1964 - 1979 by Paul Scoones
2(2.1%)
Catholics in Western Democracies by John Henry Whyte
1(1.0%)
Collins Business Secrets - Interviews by Heather Salter
1(1.0%)
Pawns of Peace: Evaluation of Norwegian peace efforts in Sri Lanka, 1997-2009 by Gunnar Sørbø, Jonathan Goodhand, Bart Klem, Ada Elisabeth Nissen, and Hilde Selbervik
1(1.0%)
The Treason and Trial of Sir John Perrot by Roger Turvey
1(1.0%)
Broadstairs Heydays and Nowadays by Nick Evans
1(1.0%)
Dealing with a post-BRIC Russia by Ben Judah
1(1.0%)
The continent or the open sea: Does Britain have a European future? by David Rennie
1(1.0%)

Which of these 48 non-genre fiction books have you read?

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
23(11.2%)
War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy
14(6.8%)
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
7(3.4%)
Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus The Tyrant, Oedipus at Colonnus by Sophocles
11(5.3%)
Tender is the Night by F.Scott Fitzgerald
7(3.4%)
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
10(4.9%)
Hard Times by Charles Dickens
14(6.8%)
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
14(6.8%)
The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling by Henry Fielding
10(4.9%)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
2(1.0%)
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco
2(1.0%)
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
11(5.3%)
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
1(0.5%)
Washington Square by Henry James
5(2.4%)
Desolation Island by Patrick O'Brian
10(4.9%)
Independent People by Halldor Laxness
1(0.5%)
Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
5(2.4%)
Q by Luther Blissett
1(0.5%)
Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner
6(2.9%)
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson
1(0.5%)
The Spring of the Ram by Dorothy Dunnett
4(1.9%)
A Good Hanging and other stories by Ian Rankin
2(1.0%)
Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid
1(0.5%)
Watchman by Ian Rankin
2(1.0%)
Beggars Banquet by Ian Rankin
3(1.5%)
Blood Hunt by Ian Rankin
1(0.5%)
The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling
2(1.0%)
The Mermaids Singing by Lisa Carey
1(0.5%)
Bleeding Hearts by Ian Rankin
2(1.0%)
Last Term at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton
11(5.3%)
The Harvester by Gene Stratton-Porter
1(0.5%)
Not a Creature Was Stirring by Jane Haddam
1(0.5%)
Gold from Gemini by Jonathan Gash
1(0.5%)
Jade Woman by Jonathan Gash
1(0.5%)
The Sleepers of Erin by Jonathan Gash
1(0.5%)
The Very Last Gambado by Jonathan Gash
1(0.5%)
The Tartan Sell by Jonathan Gash
1(0.5%)
The Great California Game by Jonathan Gash
1(0.5%)
The Vatican Rip by Jonathan Gash
1(0.5%)
The Public Prosecutor by Jef Geeraerts
1(0.5%)
The Firefly Gadroon by Jonathan Gash
1(0.5%)
Paid and Loving Eyes by Jonathan Gash
1(0.5%)
The Great Wall of China by Franz Kafka
4(1.9%)
The Other City by Michal Ajvaz
2(1.0%)
Lust, Caution: And Other Stories by Eileen Chang
1(0.5%)
The Ten Word Game by Jonathan Gash
1(0.5%)
Savrola: A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania by Winston Churchill
1(0.5%)
Scotch on the Rocks by Douglas Hurd and Andrew Osmond
1(0.5%)

Which of these 60 sf and fantasy books have you read?

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
32(8.5%)
Dracula by Bram Stoker
33(8.8%)
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
32(8.5%)
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
27(7.2%)
Sphere by Michael Crichton
9(2.4%)
Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
14(3.7%)
Grendel by John Gardner
6(1.6%)
Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn
11(2.9%)
Only You Can Save Mankind by Terry Pratchett
10(2.7%)
The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon
7(1.9%)
Snuff by Terry Pratchett
9(2.4%)
Faerie Queene by A. Hamilton
1(0.3%)
Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler
7(1.9%)
Embassytown by China Mieville
14(3.7%)
Conrad's Fate by Diana Wynne Jones
9(2.4%)
Surface Detail by Iain M. Banks
5(1.3%)
Among Others by Jo Walton
9(2.4%)
Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay
5(1.3%)
The War of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien
5(1.3%)
Non-Stop by Brian Aldiss
4(1.1%)
The Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlof
2(0.5%)
Slow River by Nicola Griffith
4(1.1%)
The Sharing Knife: Horizon by Lois McMaster Bujold
9(2.4%)
Morgoth's Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien
3(0.8%)
Sauron Defeated by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien
3(0.8%)
Rule 34 by Charles Stross
7(1.9%)
The War of the Jewels by J. R. R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien
3(0.8%)
Waking the Moon by Elizabeth Hand
8(2.1%)
Powers by Ursula Le Guin
8(2.1%)
The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre
6(1.6%)
Dagger Magic by Katherine Kurtz
7(1.9%)
Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey
6(1.6%)
Deadline by Mira Grant
4(1.1%)
The Quantum Rose by Catherine Asaro
3(0.8%)
Hull Zero Three by Greg Bear
2(0.5%)
The Year's Best Science Fiction 24 edited by Gardner Dozois (2007)
1(0.3%)
The Year's Best Science Fiction 25 edited by Gardner Dozois (2008)
2(0.5%)
The End Specialist by Drew Magary
2(0.5%)
The Godmother's Apprentice by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
5(1.3%)
The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers
3(0.8%)
The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction 2007 edited by George Mann
1(0.3%)
Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord
4(1.1%)
The Waters Rising by Sheri S. Tepper
3(0.8%)
Yearwood by Paul Hazel
2(0.5%)
The Islanders by Christopher Priest
2(0.5%)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #4 edited by Terry Carr (1975)
2(0.5%)
Spectrum IV, ed. Kingsley Amis and Robert Conquest (1965)
2(0.5%)
Countdown by Mira Grant
3(0.8%)
Silently and Very Fast by Catherynne M. Valente
2(0.5%)
Osama by Lavie Tidhar
3(0.8%)
By Light Alone by Adam Roberts
4(1.1%)
Being Human: The Road by Simon Guerrier
1(0.3%)
Cyber Circus by Kim Lakin-Smith
2(0.5%)
Conquest of the Amazon by John Russell Fearn
1(0.3%)
Stories from Ancient Egypt by Joyce A. Tyldesley
1(0.3%)
Revise the World by Brenda W Clough
2(0.5%)
Out of Nowhere by Gerald Whelan
1(0.3%)
Postscripts Special BSFA members Sampler Edition edited by Peter Crowther
2(0.5%)
The Poison Factory by Oisin McGann
1(0.3%)
Countdown Annual 1972
1(0.3%)

Which of these 72 Doctor Who and related books have you read?

1st Doctor: Doctor Who - The Daleks: Script by Terry Nation
1(0.5%)
1st Doctor: The Eleventh Tiger by David McIntee
2(1.1%)
1st Doctor: The Plotters by Gareth Roberts
1(0.5%)
1st Doctor: Doctor Who - The Gunfighters by Donald Cotton
3(1.6%)
2nd Doctor: Dying in the Sun by Jon De Burgh Miller
2(1.1%)
2nd Doctor: Invasion of the Cat-People by Gary Russell
2(1.1%)
2nd Doctor: Wonderland by Mark Chadbourn
2(1.1%)
2nd Doctor: Doctor Who - The Tomb of the Cybermen: Script by Gerry Davis
2(1.1%)
2nd Doctor: Combat Rock by Mick Lewis
1(0.5%)
2nd Doctor: The Wheel of Ice by Stephen Baxter
2(1.1%)
2nd Doctor: The Colony of Lies by Colin Brake
1(0.5%)
4th Doctor: Shada by Gareth Roberts and Douglas Adams
6(3.2%)
7th Doctor: All Consuming Fire by Andy Lane
3(1.6%)
7th Doctor: Blood Harvest by Terrance Dicks
4(2.1%)
7th Doctor: Strange England by Simon Messingham
2(1.1%)
7th Doctor: First Frontier by David A. McIntee
3(1.6%)
7th Doctor: St. Anthony's Fire by Mark Gatiss
2(1.1%)
7th Doctor: Falls the Shadow by Daniel O'Mahony
2(1.1%)
7th Doctor: Parasite by Jim Mortimore
3(1.6%)
7th Doctor: Warlock by Andrew Cartmel
3(1.6%)
7th Doctor: Set Piece by Kate Orman
2(1.1%)
7th Doctor: Infinite Requiem by Daniel Blythe
3(1.6%)
7th Doctor: Sanctuary by David A. McIntee
2(1.1%)
8th Doctor: The Blue Angel by Paul Magrs and Jeremy Hoad
3(1.6%)
8th Doctor: The Taking of Planet Five by Simon Bucher-Jones and Mark Clapham
4(2.1%)
8th Doctor: Frontier Worlds by Peter Anghelides
3(1.6%)
8th Doctor: Parallel 59 by Natalie Dallaire and Stephen Cole
3(1.6%)
8th Doctor: The Shadows of Avalon by Paul Cornell
3(1.6%)
8th Doctor: The Fall of Yquatine by Nick Walters
2(1.1%)
8th Doctor: Coldheart by Trevor Baxendale
2(1.1%)
8th Doctor: The Space Age by Steve Lyons
2(1.1%)
8th Doctor: The Banquo Legacy by Andy Lane and Justin Richards
2(1.1%)
8th Doctor: The Ancestor Cell by Peter Anghelides
2(1.1%)
8th Doctor: The Burning by Justin Richards
2(1.1%)
Alt!9th Doctor: Scream of the Shalka, by Paul Cornell
1(0.5%)
9th Doctor: 2006 Doctor Who Annual edited by Clayton Hickman
1(0.5%)
10th Doctor: Peacemaker by James Swallow
3(1.6%)
10th Doctor: The Sontaran Games by Jacqueline Rayner
2(1.1%)
10th Doctor: The Taking Of Chelsea 426 by David Llewellyn
4(2.1%)
10th Doctor: Autonomy by Daniel Blythe
2(1.1%)
10th Doctor: The Krillitane Storm by Christopher Cooper
4(2.1%)
10th Doctor: Code of the Krillitanes by Justin Richards
3(1.6%)
11th Doctor: Borrowed Time by Naomi Alderman
3(1.6%)
11th Doctor: Touched by an Angel by Jonathan Morris
3(1.6%)
11th Doctor: Paradox Lost by George Mann
4(2.1%)
11th Doctor: Alien Adventures (The Underwater War by Richard Dinnick, Rain of Terror by Mike Tucker)
1(0.5%)
11th Doctor: Sightseeing in Space (Web in Space by David Bailey, Terminal of Despair by Steve Lyons)
1(0.5%)
11th Doctor: The Brilliant Book of Doctor Who 2012 by Clayton Hickman
2(1.1%)
11th Doctor: The Art of Death by James Goss
2(1.1%)
11th Doctor: Monstrous Missions (Terrible Lizards by Gary Russell, Horror of the Space Snakes by Jonathan Green)
1(0.5%)
11th Doctor: Darkstar Academy by Mark Morris
2(1.1%)
11th Doctor: Day Of The Cockroach by Steve Lyons
2(1.1%)
11th Doctor: The Nu-Humans by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright
2(1.1%)
11th Doctor: Dark Horizons by J.T. Colgan
2(1.1%)
11th Doctor: The Empty House by Simon Guerrier
3(1.6%)
11th Doctor: The Sleepers in the Dust by Darren Jones
2(1.1%)
Doctor Who: The Time Traveller's Almanac by Steve Tribe
1(0.5%)
Torchwood: SkyPoint by Phil Ford
4(2.1%)
Torchwood: Almost Perfect by James Goss
7(3.7%)
Torchwood: Into The Silence by Sarah Pinborough
4(2.1%)
Torchwood: Bay Of The Dead by Mark Morris
4(2.1%)
Torchwood: The House That Jack Built by Guy Adams
5(2.7%)
Torchwood: Risk Assessment by James Goss
4(2.1%)
Torchwood: The Undertaker's Gift by Trevor Baxendale
4(2.1%)
Torchwood: Consequences by James Moran, Joseph Lidster, Andrew Cartmel, David Llewellyn, and Sarah Pinborough
4(2.1%)
The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Time Capsule by Peter Anghelides
3(1.6%)
The Sarah Jane Adventures: The White Wolf by Gary Russell
3(1.6%)
The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Shadow People by Scott Handcock
3(1.6%)
The Sarah Jane Adventures: Children of Steel by Martin Day
2(1.1%)
The Sarah Jane Adventures: Judgement Day by Scott Gray
3(1.6%)
River Song (as Melody Malone): The Angel's Kiss by Justin Richards
2(1.1%)
Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax: Devil in the Smoke by Justin Richards
2(1.1%)

And finally, which of these 21 graphic stories have you read?

The Book of Bunny Suicides by Andy Riley
4(6.9%)
Return of the Bunny Suicides by Andy Riley
1(1.7%)
Habibi by Craig Thompson
4(6.9%)
Locke & Key, Vol. 4: Keys to the Kingdom by Joe Hill
2(3.4%)
The Unwritten Vol. 3: Dead Man's Knock by Mike Carey and Peter Gross
3(5.2%)
The Unwritten Vol. 4: Leviathan by Mike Carey and Peter Gross
3(5.2%)
The Unwritten Vol. 5: On to Genesis by Mike Carey and Peter Gross
3(5.2%)
X'ed Out by Charles Burns
1(1.7%)
Digger, Vol. 1 by Ursula Vernon
4(6.9%)
Digger, Vol. 2 by Ursula Vernon
4(6.9%)
Digger, Vol. 3 by Ursula Vernon
4(6.9%)
Digger, Vol. 4 by Ursula Vernon
3(5.2%)
Digger, Vol. 5 by Ursula Vernon
3(5.2%)
Digger, Vol. 6 by Ursula Vernon
3(5.2%)
Ōoku: The Inner Chambers, Vol. 5 by Fumi Yoshinaga
6(10.3%)
Ōoku: The Inner Chambers, Vol. 6 by Fumi Yoshinaga
5(8.6%)
At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft and I.N.J. Culbard
1(1.7%)
Aldébaran, tome 1 : La catastrophe by Leo
1(1.7%)
Aldébaran, tome 2 : La Blonde by Leo
1(1.7%)
With the Light: v. 5: Raising an Autistic Child by Keiko Tobe
1(1.7%)
Barbaraal tot op het bot by Barbara Stok
1(1.7%)


And if you haven't, please give me recommendations for 2013.

Comments

( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
malinaldarose
Jan. 1st, 2013 12:54 pm (UTC)
I may also have read the three history of Middle-Earth books, but it would have been ages ago, and I no longer have them so that I can check.
fiveforsilver
Jan. 2nd, 2013 01:20 pm (UTC)
I'm sure I've read several more of the Doctor Who books, but the names all sort of blur together after a while...
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