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Books unread

Help me decide what to read next year - I did this last year and the year before and found it very useful! (I will post a poll of the books I have read this year tomorrow, all being well; there are still a couple I may finish in the meantime.)

Which of these 100 sf books have you read?

The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
9(12.5%)
Quidditch through the ages by J. K. Rowling
0(0.0%)
The Wandering Fire (Fionavar Tapestry #2). by Guy Gavriel Kay
0(0.0%)
The Darkest Road (Fionavar Tapestry #3) by Guy Gavriel Kay
0(0.0%)
Kushiel's Scion by Jacqueline Carey
0(0.0%)
Heart of the Sea by Nora Roberts
0(0.0%)
The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
0(0.0%)
Kushiel's Justice by Jacqueline Carey
0(0.0%)
A Wizard Abroad by Diane Duane
0(0.0%)
1632 by Eric Flint
1(1.4%)
Last Call by Tim Powers
0(0.0%)
Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland
0(0.0%)
Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall by Bill Willingham
0(0.0%)
The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones
0(0.0%)
Witch Week by Diana Wynne Jones
0(0.0%)
Diaspora by Greg Egan
0(0.0%)
The Magicians of Caprona by Diana Wynne Jones
0(0.0%)
Lud-in-the-mist by Hope Mirrlees
0(0.0%)
Kushiel's Mercy by Jacqueline Carey
0(0.0%)
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
0(0.0%)
The Sharing Knife (Passage Book 3) by Lois Mcmaster Bujold
0(0.0%)
A Princess of Roumania by Paul Park
0(0.0%)
Galactic North by Alastair Reynolds
0(0.0%)
Waking the Moon by Elizabeth Hand
0(0.0%)
The Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlof
1(1.4%)
Toward the End of Time by John Updike
1(1.4%)
Flora Segunda: Being the Magickal Mishaps of a Girl of Spirit Her Glass-Gazing Sidekick Two Ominous Butlers (One Blue) a House with Eleven Thousand Rooms and a Red Dog by Ysabeau S. Wilce
0(0.0%)
The Mermaids Singing by Lisa Carey
0(0.0%)
Dagger Magic by Katherine Kurtz
0(0.0%)
Horizon (The Sharing Knife Book 4) by Lois Mcmaster Bujold
0(0.0%)
Eva by Peter Dickinson
0(0.0%)
Powers by Ursula Le Guin
0(0.0%)
George's Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy Hawking
0(0.0%)
Ha'penny by Jo Walton
0(0.0%)
Shakespeare's Planet by Clifford D. Simak
1(1.4%)
Up the Walls of the World by James Tiptree
0(0.0%)
Ten Thousand Light Years From Home by James Jr Tiptree
0(0.0%)
The Year's Best Science Fiction, Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection (2007) ed. by Gardner Dozois
0(0.0%)
City at the End of Time by Greg Bear
0(0.0%)
The Godmother's Apprentice by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
0(0.0%)
When Santa Fell to Earth by Cornelia Funke
0(0.0%)
The Queen's Bastard by C.E. Murphy
1(1.4%)
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection (2008) ed. by Gardner Dozois
0(0.0%)
A Guide to Tolkien by David Day
0(0.0%)
The Space Opera Renaissance ed. by David G. Hartwell
0(0.0%)
The Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Theodore Roszak
0(0.0%)
Stopping for a Spell by Diana Wynne Jones
0(0.0%)
White Queen by Gwyneth Jones
0(0.0%)
Cyberabad Days by Ian Mcdonald
0(0.0%)
Earth Logic by Laurie J. Marks
0(0.0%)
Motherlines by Suzy McKee Charnas
0(0.0%)
The Magic Cup by Andrew M. Greeley
0(0.0%)
The Demon Headmaster by Gillian Cross
0(0.0%)
The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction 2007 ed. by George Mann
0(0.0%)
Half a Crown by Jo Walton
0(0.0%)
Year's Best SF 12 (2007) by David G. Hartwell
0(0.0%)
Understanding the Lord of the Rings: The Best of Tolkien Criticism by Neil D. Isaacs
0(0.0%)
Speaking in Tongues by Ian McDonald
0(0.0%)
North Wind by Gwyneth Jones
0(0.0%)
The Moment of Eclipse by Brian W Aldiss
0(0.0%)
Seasons of Plenty (The Tabitha Jute Trilogy) by Colin Greenland
0(0.0%)
Daredevil: Wake Up v. 3 by Brian Michael Bendis
0(0.0%)
Yearwood by Paul Hazel
0(0.0%)
The Miracle Visitors by Ian Watson
0(0.0%)
The Wizard Knight by Gene Wolfe
0(0.0%)
The Prodigal Troll by Charles Coleman Finlay
0(0.0%)
The Mahabharata
1(1.4%)
Phoenix Cafe by Gwyneth Jones
0(0.0%)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #4 by Terry Carr
0(0.0%)
Spectrum: A Science Fiction Anthology: No. 4 ed. by Kingsley Amis
0(0.0%)
Irish Magic II: The Changeling/ Earthly Magic/ To Recapture the Light/ Bride Price ed. by Morgan Llywelyn
0(0.0%)
Visions of Wonder: The Science Fiction Research Association Reading Anthology ed. by David G. Hartwell
0(0.0%)
Irish Tales of Terror ed. by Peter Haining
0(0.0%)
Western Shore by Juliet E. McKenna
0(0.0%)
Other Edens: No. 1 ed. by Christopher Evans
0(0.0%)
Fantasy: The Best of the Year 2007 ed. by Rich Horton
0(0.0%)
George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt by Lucy Hawking
0(0.0%)
The Wild Reel by Paul Brandon
0(0.0%)
Mother of Plenty by Colin Greenland
0(0.0%)
Analog 6 ed. by John W Campbell
0(0.0%)
This Mortal Mountain - Volume 3: The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny
0(0.0%)
Interzone 2nd Anthology ed. by John Clute
0(0.0%)
Crowe's Requiem by Mike McCormack
0(0.0%)
The Turing Test by Chris Beckett
0(0.0%)
The Secret History of Science Fiction ed. by James Patrick Kelly
0(0.0%)
Last Exit to Babylon - Volume 4: The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny by Roger Zelazny
0(0.0%)
Forbidden Acts ed. by Nancy A. Collins
0(0.0%)
Transit of Earth (Playboy Science Fiction)
0(0.0%)
The Time Dissolver by Jerry Sohl
0(0.0%)
Other Edens: No. 2 ed. by Christopher Evans
0(0.0%)
The Host by Peter Emshwiller
0(0.0%)
Oracle by Ian Watson
0(0.0%)
Winter Song by Colin Harvey
0(0.0%)
Starry messenger: The best of Galileo
0(0.0%)
The Hidden War by Michael Armstrong
0(0.0%)
Irish tales of terror ed. by Jim McGarry
0(0.0%)
Stories from Ancient Egypt by Joyce A. Tyldesley
0(0.0%)
Far North & Other Dark Tales by Sara Maitland
0(0.0%)
Out of Nowhere by Gerald Whelan
0(0.0%)
Thunderbirds Bumper Storybook: "The Uninvited", "Brink of Disaster", "Sun Probe", "Atlantic Inferno" by Dave Morris
0(0.0%)

And which of these 72 non-sf fiction books and plays have you read ofr seen performed?

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
0(0.0%)
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
1(1.4%)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
0(0.0%)
My Sister's Keeper: A Novel by Jodi Picoult
0(0.0%)
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
0(0.0%)
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
0(0.0%)
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
0(0.0%)
The Dubliners by James Joyce
0(0.0%)
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
0(0.0%)
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
0(0.0%)
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
0(0.0%)
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
0(0.0%)
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
0(0.0%)
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
0(0.0%)
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
0(0.0%)
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
0(0.0%)
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence
0(0.0%)
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
0(0.0%)
Tender is the Night by F.Scott Fitzgerald
0(0.0%)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
0(0.0%)
Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
0(0.0%)
Silas Marner by George Eliot
0(0.0%)
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
0(0.0%)
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
0(0.0%)
The History of Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
0(0.0%)
The Red and the Black by Stendhal
0(0.0%)
The Castle by Franz Kafka
1(1.4%)
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
0(0.0%)
Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre
1(1.4%)
The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy
0(0.0%)
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
0(0.0%)
The Lady and the Unicorn. by Tracy Chevalier
0(0.0%)
Old Goriot by Honore Balzac
0(0.0%)
Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
0(0.0%)
Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
0(0.0%)
Washington Square by Henry James
0(0.0%)
A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
1(1.4%)
Beach Music by Pat Conroy
0(0.0%)
Tales of Shakespeare by Charles Lamb
0(0.0%)
Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
0(0.0%)
Out by Natsuo Kirino
1(1.4%)
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
0(0.0%)
Confession of Zeno by Italo Svevo
0(0.0%)
Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis
0(0.0%)
The Secret River by Kate Grenville
0(0.0%)
Soul Mountain by Gao Xingjian
0(0.0%)
Rules by Cynthia Lord
0(0.0%)
Islands In The Stream by Ernest Hemingway
0(0.0%)
Njal's Saga
0(0.0%)
Independent People by Halldor Laxness
0(0.0%)
Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
0(0.0%)
Resistance by Anita Shreve
0(0.0%)
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
0(0.0%)
Eyeless in Gaza by Aldous Huxley
0(0.0%)
The Sorrows of an American by Siri Hustvedt
0(0.0%)
Thirteen Steps Down: A Novel by Ruth Rendell
0(0.0%)
Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran
0(0.0%)
The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling
0(0.0%)
Land of Green Plums by Herta Muller
0(0.0%)
Holy Disorders by Edmund Crispin
0(0.0%)
Wandering Star by J.M.G. Le Clezio
0(0.0%)
Twilight Whispers by Barbara Delinsky
0(0.0%)
The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser
0(0.0%)
The True Deceiver by Tove Jansson
0(0.0%)
The Emperor's Babe by Bernardine Evaristo
0(0.0%)
Wages of Sin by Andrew M. Greeley
0(0.0%)
With the Light…: Raising an Autistic Child v. 2 by Keiko Tobe
0(0.0%)
With the Light...: Raising an Autistic Child v. 3 by Keiko Tobe
0(0.0%)
The Great Dinosaur Robbery by David Forrest
0(0.0%)
The Oxford Book of Christmas Stories by Dennis Pepper
0(0.0%)
Barbaraal tot op het bot by B. Stok
0(0.0%)
One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing by John Harvey
0(0.0%)

Finally, which of these 71 non-fiction books have you read?

The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
2(4.5%)
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Obama Barack
2(4.5%)
The Koran
4(9.1%)
On the Nature of the Universe by Lucretius
0(0.0%)
The Stuff of Thought by Steven Pinker
1(2.3%)
The Panda's Thumb by Stephen Jay Gould
0(0.0%)
Ever Since Darwin by Stephen Jay Gould
0(0.0%)
Untold Stories by Alan Bennett
0(0.0%)
Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf
0(0.0%)
The Language of the Night by Ursula K. Le Guin
1(2.3%)
The Bible: The Biography by Karen Armstrong
0(0.0%)
Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopaedia by David Day
1(2.3%)
Peeling the Onion by Gunter Grass
0(0.0%)
Reading the Oxford English Dictionary by Ammon Shea
0(0.0%)
Pies and Prejudice: In Search of the North by Stuart Maconie
1(2.3%)
Ake: The Years of Childhood by Wole Soyinka
0(0.0%)
The IRA: A History by Tim Pat Coogan
1(2.3%)
Profiles of the future by Arthur C. Clarke
0(0.0%)
The Portable Greek Historians: The Essence of Herodotus Thucydides Xenophon Polybius edited by M. I. Finley
1(2.3%)
Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey
1(2.3%)
Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain by Ronald Hutton
0(0.0%)
The Kindness of Strangers by Kate Adie
0(0.0%)
A Guide to Tolkien by David Day
0(0.0%)
The Flowering of New England-1815-1865 by Van Wyck Brooks
0(0.0%)
Constantinople by Philip Mansel
0(0.0%)
The Great Tradition by F.R. Leavis
0(0.0%)
The History of the Hobbit: Mr Baggins v. 1 by John D. Rateliff
0(0.0%)
The World of Washington Irving by Van Wyck Brooks
0(0.0%)
The Space Race: The Battle to Rule the Heavens by Deborah Cadbury
0(0.0%)
Rebus's Scotland: A Personal Journey by Ian Rankin
1(2.3%)
Diplomatic Baggage: The Adventures of a Trailing Spouse by Brigid Keenan
0(0.0%)
Understanding the Lord of the Rings: The Best of Tolkien Criticism by Neil D. Isaacs
0(0.0%)
A Book of Silence by Sara Maitland
0(0.0%)
The History of the Hobbit: Return to Bag-End v. 2 by John Rateliff
0(0.0%)
Tintin and the Secret of Literature by Tom McCarthy
0(0.0%)
The Two Faces of Islam by Stephen Schwartz
0(0.0%)
The provinces of the Roman Empire from Caesar to Diocletian by Theodor Mommsen
0(0.0%)
Elizabeth I (Profiles In Power) by Christopher Haigh
0(0.0%)
Mastering Arabic by Jane Wightwick
0(0.0%)
Adventures on the High Teas: In Search of Middle England by Stuart Maconie
0(0.0%)
The Plot Against Pepys by James Long
0(0.0%)
The Cambridge Historical Encyclopedia of Great Britain and Ireland by Christopher Haigh
0(0.0%)
Wars Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places by Paul Collier
0(0.0%)
Prisoner by Dave Rogers
0(0.0%)
History of the Spanish Inquisition by Joseph Perez
0(0.0%)
Ages in Chaos: James Hutton and the Discovery of Deep Time by Stephen Baxter
0(0.0%)
A History of Anthropology by Thomas Hylland Eriksen
0(0.0%)
Toujours Tingo by Adam Jacot de Boinod
0(0.0%)
Ireland in the Age of the Tudors 1447-1603 (2nd Edition) by Steven G. Ellis (1998)
0(0.0%)
Radical Islams Rules: The Worldwide Spread of Extreme Sharia Law by Paul Marshall
0(0.0%)
Half-life of a Zealot by Swanee Hunt
0(0.0%)
The Ancient Languages of Europe by Roger D. Woodard
0(0.0%)
Bits of Me are Falling Apart: Dark Thoughts from the Middle Years by William Leith
0(0.0%)
European Community: The Building of a Union by John Pinder
0(0.0%)
Representing Autism: by Stuart Murray
0(0.0%)
Burghley: William Cecil at the Court of Elizabeth I by Stephen Alford
0(0.0%)
A Viceroy's Vindication? Sir Henry Sidney's Memoir of Service in Ireland 1556-78
0(0.0%)
Faith in Europe?: The Cardinal's Lectures edited by Bob Geldof
0(0.0%)
Shakespeare Handbook by Robert Maslen
0(0.0%)
Essays on Time-based Linguistic Analysis by Charles-James N. Bailey
0(0.0%)
Expanding Eurasia: Russia's European Ambitions by Janusz Bugajski
0(0.0%)
The Charm of Belgium by Brian Lunn
0(0.0%)
International Law and the Question of Western Sahara by Karin Arts
0(0.0%)
Mistress Blanche: Queen Elizabeth I's Confidante by Ruth E. Richardson
0(0.0%)
Fanny Kemble and the lovely land by Constance Wright
0(0.0%)
The Case for Global Democracy: Advocating a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly by Graham Watson
0(0.0%)
Liberal Language: Speeches and Essays 1998-2003 by Graham Watson
0(0.0%)
A People's Peace for Cyprus: Testing public opinion on the options for a comprehensive settlement by Alexandros Lordos
0(0.0%)
On the Way to Diplomacy by Costas M. Constantinou
0(0.0%)
Legacy: A Collection of Personal Testimonies from People Affected by the Troubles in Northern Ireland by BBC Northern Ireland
0(0.0%)
Between structure and No-thing: An annotated reader in Social and Cultural Anthropology by Patrick J. Devlieger
0(0.0%)


I included a text box for recommendations for or against particular books when I did this last year, but I think it is better to invite any such remarks to be posted as comments.
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