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2009 books poll

Happy new year everyone!

I'm still working up my review post of 2009's books, but here is the full list in poll form. Which have you read?

Which of these 78 works of sf (not including Doctor Who or comics, but including one audiobook) have you read/listened to?

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
0(0.0%)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
0(0.0%)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
0(0.0%)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
0(0.0%)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
0(0.0%)
The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien
1(0.8%)
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
0(0.0%)
Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
0(0.0%)
The Odyssey by Homer
0(0.0%)
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
0(0.0%)
The Iliad by Homer
0(0.0%)
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
0(0.0%)
The Stand by Stephen King
0(0.0%)
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
0(0.0%)
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
0(0.0%)
Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
0(0.0%)
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
0(0.0%)
Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
0(0.0%)
The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
0(0.0%)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling (2008)
0(0.0%)
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
0(0.0%)
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
0(0.0%)
Soul Music by Terry Pratchett
0(0.0%)
Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
0(0.0%)
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller
0(0.0%)
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein
0(0.0%)
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
0(0.0%)
Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
0(0.0%)
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
0(0.0%)
Making Money by Terry Pratchett
0(0.0%)
Anathem by Neal Stephenson
0(0.0%)
Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
0(0.0%)
The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay
0(0.0%)
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
0(0.0%)
On the Beach by Nevil Shute
0(0.0%)
The Golden Ass by Apuleius
0(0.0%)
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
0(0.0%)
To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip Jose Farmer
0(0.0%)
Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner
0(0.0%)
Farmer in the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein
0(0.0%)
This Immortal by Roger Zelazny
0(0.0%)
The Stainless Steel Rat Omnibus by Harry Harrison
0(0.0%)
Yendi by Steven Brust
0(0.0%)
A Case of Conscience by James Blish
0(0.0%)
Teckla by Steven Brust
0(0.0%)
Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm
0(0.0%)
Zoe's Tale by John Scalzi
0(0.0%)
Saturn's Children by Charles Stross
0(0.0%)
The Big Time by Fritz Leiber
0(0.0%)
A Million Open Doors by John Barnes
0(0.0%)
Misspent Youth by Peter F. Hamilton
0(0.0%)
Red Branch by Morgan Llywelyn
0(0.0%)
Fairyland by Paul McAuley
0(0.0%)
Black Juice by Margo Lanagan
0(0.0%)
The Year's Best Science Fiction Twenty-Second Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
0(0.0%)
Queen City Jazz by Kathleen Ann Goonan
0(0.0%)
Jennie by Paul Gallico
0(0.0%)
Appleseed by John Clute
0(0.0%)
Year's Best SF 6 (2000 stories) edited by David G. Hartwell
0(0.0%)
Elric (Millennium Fantasy Masterworks) by Michael Moorcock
0(0.0%)
Year's Best SF 7 (2001 stories) edited by David G. Hartwell
0(0.0%)
The Night Sessions by Ken MacLeod
0(0.0%)
Vicky Angel by Jacqueline Wilson
0(0.0%)
White Crow by Mary Gentle
0(0.0%)
Malpertuis by Jean Ray
0(0.0%)
The Patriot Witch by C. C. Finlay
0(0.0%)
The Pollinators of Eden by John Boyd
0(0.0%)
Shambling Towards Hiroshima by James Morrow
0(0.0%)
METAtropolis edited by John Scalzi
0(0.0%)
Threshold (The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny: Volume One)
0(0.0%)
Raven's Gathering by Keith Taylor
0(0.0%)
Power and Light (The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny: Volume Two)
0(0.0%)
Prelude to Chaos by Edward Llewellyn
0(0.0%)
Most Ancient Song by Kenneth C. Flint
0(0.0%)
Sacred Visions edited by Andrew M. Greeley
0(0.0%)
The Enchanted Isles by K.C. Flynn
0(0.0%)
The Restoration Game by Ken MacLeod
0(0.0%)
The Swoop: How Clarence Saved England by P. G. Wodehouse
0(0.0%)
I have read/heard none of these
0(0.0%)

Which of these 57 other works of fiction (not including Shakespeare or comics) have you read/listened to/seen on stage?

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
0(0.0%)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
0(0.0%)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
0(0.0%)
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
0(0.0%)
Life Of Pi by Yann Martel
0(0.0%)
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
0(0.0%)
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
0(0.0%)
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
1(0.8%)
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
0(0.0%)
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
0(0.0%)
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
0(0.0%)
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
1(0.8%)
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
0(0.0%)
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
0(0.0%)
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
0(0.0%)
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
0(0.0%)
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
0(0.0%)
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
0(0.0%)
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
0(0.0%)
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
0(0.0%)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
0(0.0%)
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
0(0.0%)
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
0(0.0%)
As I Lay Dying by Faulkner William
0(0.0%)
Notre-Dame of Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) by Victor Hugo
0(0.0%)
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
0(0.0%)
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
0(0.0%)
Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos
0(0.0%)
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
0(0.0%)
Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen
0(0.0%)
Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin
0(0.0%)
Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith
0(0.0%)
Hide and Seek by Ian Rankin
0(0.0%)
Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy
0(0.0%)
Tooth and Nail by Ian Rankin
0(0.0%)
Medea by Euripides
0(0.0%)
The Go-Between by L. P. Hartley
0(0.0%)
Strip Jack by Ian Rankin
0(0.0%)
Music and Silence by Rose Tremain
0(0.0%)
Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope
0(0.0%)
The Black Book by Ian Rankin
0(0.0%)
Rasselas by Samuel Johnson
0(0.0%)
Half a Life by V.S. Naipaul
0(0.0%)
Double Act by Jacqueline Wilson
0(0.0%)
Back Home by Michelle Magorian
0(0.0%)
Sunset at Blandings by P. G. Wodehouse
0(0.0%)
Cities of Salt by Abd al-Rahman Munif
0(0.0%)
The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson
0(0.0%)
Fortunata and Jacinta by Benito Perez Galdos
0(0.0%)
The Dead Man's Brother by Roger Zelazny
0(0.0%)
Jewel by Beverly Jenkins
0(0.0%)
Wild Sweet Love by Beverly Jenkins
0(0.0%)
The Angel Makers by Jessica Gregson
0(0.0%)
The Stories of Elizabeth Spencer
0(0.0%)
Mr Singh Has Disappeared by Horst Prillinger
0(0.0%)
The Inner Shrine by Basil King
0(0.0%)
The New Hennessy Book of Irish Fiction edited by Dermot Bolger
0(0.0%)
I have read none of these
1(0.8%)

Which of these 19 Shakespeare plays have you read/seen/heard?

Hamlet
3(2.6%)
Macbeth
5(4.3%)
Othello
1(0.9%)
King Lear
0(0.0%)
The Tempest
0(0.0%)
Twelfth Night
0(0.0%)
Antony and Cleopatra
0(0.0%)
Measure for Measure
0(0.0%)
The Winter's Tale
0(0.0%)
Coriolanus
0(0.0%)
Troilus and Cressida
0(0.0%)
All's Well That Ends Well
0(0.0%)
The Merry Wives of Windsor
0(0.0%)
Cymbeline
0(0.0%)
Pericles
0(0.0%)
Henry VIII
0(0.0%)
Timon of Athens
0(0.0%)
The Two Noble Kinsmen
0(0.0%)
King Edward III
0(0.0%)
I have read/seen none of these
4(3.4%)

Which of these 26 graphic novels (not including Doctor Who) have you read?

Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi
8(8.3%)
Fables Vol. 2: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham
1(1.0%)
Fables Vol. 3: Storybook Love by Bill Willingham
0(0.0%)
Fables Vol. 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers by Bill Willingham
0(0.0%)
Fables Vol. 5: The Mean Seasons by Bill Willingham
0(0.0%)
Fables Vol. 6: Homelands by Bill Willingham
0(0.0%)
Fables Vol. 7: Arabian Nights (and Days) by Bill Willingham
0(0.0%)
Fables Vol. 8: Wolves by Bill Willingham
0(0.0%)
Fables Vol. 9: Sons of Empire by Bill Willingham
0(0.0%)
Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle
0(0.0%)
Y: The Last Man Vol. 10 - Whys And Wherefores by Brian K. Vaughan
2(2.1%)
Summer Blonde by Adrian Tomine
1(1.0%)
Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine
0(0.0%)
Fables Vol. 10: The Good Prince by Bill Willingham
0(0.0%)
The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle by Jim Butcher
2(2.1%)
Fables Vol 11: War and Pieces by Bill Willingham
0(0.0%)
32 Stories: The Complete Optic Nerve Mini-comics by Adrian Tomine
0(0.0%)
Serenity, Vol. 2: Better Days by Joss Whedon
3(3.1%)
With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child v. 1 by Keiko Tobe
0(0.0%)
The Haunter of the Dark by John Coulthart and H.P. Lovecraft
0(0.0%)
The Prisoner: Shattered Visage by Mark Askwith
0(0.0%)
Girl Genius Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones by Phil Foglio
2(2.1%)
The Island by Armin Greder
0(0.0%)
The Golden Ass by Milo Manara
0(0.0%)
Schlock Mercenary: The Body Politic by Howard Tayler
1(1.0%)
Loven-Boven: geschiedenis der stad Leuven by François Stas
0(0.0%)
I have read none of these
56(58.3%)

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

Byzantium! by Keith Topping (1)
0(0.0%)
The Plotters by Gareth Roberts (1)
0(0.0%)
Frayed by ‘Tara Samms’ (1)
0(0.0%)
The Doctor Who Annual 1967 (1)
0(0.0%)
Farewell Great Macedon by Moris Farhi (1)
0(0.0%)
Doctor Who and the Invasion from Space (1)
0(0.0%)
Twilight of the Gods by Christopher Bulis (2)
0(0.0%)
Foreign Devils by Andrew Cartmel (2)
0(0.0%)
The Face of the Enemy by David A. McIntee (3)
0(0.0%)
Verdigris by Paul Magrs (3)
0(0.0%)
Doctor Who - Ghosts of N-Space by Barry Letts (3)
0(0.0%)
Romance of Crime by Gareth Roberts (4)
0(0.0%)
Shadow of Weng-Chiang (4)
0(0.0%)
Asylum by Peter Darvill-Evans (4)
0(0.0%)
Sands of Time by Justin Richards (5)
0(0.0%)
Zeta Major by Simon Messingham (5)
0(0.0%)
Imperial Moon by Christopher Bulis (5)
0(0.0%)
The King of Terror by Keith Topping (5)
0(0.0%)
Superior Beings by Nick Walters (5)
0(0.0%)
Blood and Hope by Iain McLaughlin (5)
0(0.0%)
Millennial Rites by Craig Hinton (6)
0(0.0%)
Time of Your Life (6) by Steve Lyons
0(0.0%)
Doctor Who - The Nightmare Fair by Graham Williams (6)
0(0.0%)
Doctor Who - Mission to Magnus by Philip Martin (6)
0(0.0%)
Doctor Who - Slipback by Eric Saward (6)
1(1.1%)
Spiral Scratch by Gary Russell (6)
0(0.0%)
Doctor Who - The Ultimate Evil by Wally K. Daly (6)
0(0.0%)
Only Human by Gareth Roberts (9)
0(0.0%)
The Deviant Strain by Justin Richards (9)
0(0.0%)
The Resurrection Casket by Justin Richards (10)
0(0.0%)
The Nightmare of Black Island by Mike Tucker (10)
0(0.0%)
The Price Of Paradise by Colin Brake (10)
0(0.0%)
The Last Dodo by Jacqueline Rayner (10)
0(0.0%)
The Art of Destruction by Stephen Cole (10)
0(0.0%)
Peacemaker by James Swallow (10)
0(0.0%)
Shining Darkness by Mark Michalowski (10)
0(0.0%)
The Doctor Trap by Simon Messingham (10)
0(0.0%)
The Eyeless by Lance Parkin (10)
0(0.0%)
Ghosts of India by Mark Morris (10)
0(0.0%)
Snowglobe 7 by Mike Tucker (10)
0(0.0%)
Beautiful Chaos by Gary Russell (10)
0(0.0%)
Doctor Who: The Forgotten by Tony Lee
0(0.0%)
The Darksmith Legacy 1: The Dust of Ages by Justin Richards (10)
0(0.0%)
The Darksmith Legacy 2: The Graves of Mordane by Colin Brake (10)
0(0.0%)
The Darksmith Legacy 3: The Colour of Darkness by Richard Dungworth (10)
0(0.0%)
The Darksmith Legacy 4: The Depths of Despair by Justin Richards (10)
0(0.0%)
The Darksmith Legacy 5: The Vampire of Paris by Stephen Cole (10)
0(0.0%)
The Darksmith Legacy 6: The Game of Death by Trevor Baxendale (10)
0(0.0%)
The Darksmith Legacy 7: The Planet of Oblivion by Justin Richards (10)
0(0.0%)
The Darksmith Legacy 8: The Pictures of Emptiness by Jacqueline Rayner (10)
0(0.0%)
The Darksmith Legacy 9: The Art of War by Mike Tucker (10)
0(0.0%)
The Darksmith Legacy 10: The End of Time by Justin Richards (10)
0(0.0%)
The Doctor (Doctor Who Files 1) by Stephen Cole (10)
0(0.0%)
Rose (Doctor Who Files 2) by Jacqueline Rayner (10)
0(0.0%)
The Slitheen (Doctor Who Files 3) by Jacqueline Rayner (10)
0(0.0%)
The Sycorax (Doctor Who Files 4) by Stephen Cole (10)
0(0.0%)
The Day of the Troll by Simon Messingham (10)
0(0.0%)
The Rising Night by Scott Handcock (10)
0(0.0%)
The Nemonite Invasion by David Roden (10)
0(0.0%)
Doctor Who: Through Time and Space by Leah Moore et al (10)
0(0.0%)
Decalog: Ten Stories, Seven Doctors, One Enigma edited by Mark Stammers
0(0.0%)
Short Trips - Repercussions edited by Gary Russell
0(0.0%)
(Torchwood) Border Princes by Dan Abnett
0(0.0%)
(Torchwood) Slow Decay by Andy Lane
0(0.0%)
Turlough and the Earthlink Dilemma by Tony Attwood
0(0.0%)
Downtime by Marc Platt
0(0.0%)
K9 and Company by Terence Dudley
0(0.0%)
(Bernice Summerfield) Beyond the Sun by Matthew Jones
0(0.0%)
(Torchwood) Hidden by Steven Savile
0(0.0%)
(Torchwood) The Sin Eaters by Brian Minchin
0(0.0%)
(Erimem) The Coming of the Queen by Iain Mclaughlin
0(0.0%)
(Sarah Jane Adventures) The Time Capsule by Peter Anghelides
0(0.0%)
(Sarah Jane Adventures) The Ghost House by Steve Cole
0(0.0%)
I have read/heard none of these
74(81.3%)

Which of these 88 non-fiction books (including one audiobook) have you read/listened to?

In Cold Blood: A True Account of A Multiple Murder and Its Consequences by Truman Capote
4(3.7%)
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
2(1.8%)
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
1(0.9%)
Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
1(0.9%)
The thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
1(0.9%)
Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel
1(0.9%)
How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker
0(0.0%)
The Woman Warrior by Maxine Kingston
1(0.9%)
Survival In Auschwitz by Primo Levi
0(0.0%)
King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild
0(0.0%)
The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
0(0.0%)
Islam : A Short History by Karen Armstrong
0(0.0%)
Diplomacy by Henry Kissinger
0(0.0%)
The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway
1(0.9%)
King Solomon's Ring by Conrad Z. Lorenz
1(0.9%)
Rocks of Ages by Stephen Jay Gould
0(0.0%)
Africa: A Biography of the Continent by John Reader
0(0.0%)
From One to Zero by Georges Ifrah
0(0.0%)
Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion by Larry Nemecek
3(2.8%)
The Meaning of Tingo by Adam Jacot de Boinod
2(1.8%)
Elizabeth The Great by Elizabeth Jenkins
0(0.0%)
Elizabeth's London by Liza Picard
0(0.0%)
McMafia by Misha Glenny
1(0.9%)
Can Reindeer Fly?: The Science of Christmas by Roger Highfield
0(0.0%)
The lost heart of Asia by Colin Thubron
0(0.0%)
The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea
1(0.9%)
Queen Elizabeth I by J. E. Neale
0(0.0%)
Doctor Who Programme Guide: v. 1 by Jean-Marc Lofficier
0(0.0%)
Shakespeare's Wife by Germaine Greer
0(0.0%)
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing edited by Richard Dawkins
0(0.0%)
A History of the Middle East: Second Edition by Peter Mansfield
0(0.0%)
The New Penguin Russian Course by Nicholas J. Brown
0(0.0%)
Emma's War by Deborah Scroggins (2004)
0(0.0%)
Doctor Who: A Celebration : Two Decades Through Time and Space by Peter Haining
1(0.9%)
Memoirs of My Life by Edward Gibbon
0(0.0%)
Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale by Russell T. Davies
2(1.8%)
Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-The-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford by Thomas M. Defrank
0(0.0%)
Doctor Who Programme Guide Volume 2 by Jean-Marc Lofficier
0(0.0%)
The Prisoner: A Televisionary Masterpiece by Alain Carraze and Helene Oswald
0(0.0%)
Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded by John Scalzi
1(0.9%)
Soul of the Age: The Life, Mind and World of William Shakespeare by Jonathan Bate
0(0.0%)
Robert Anton Wilson Explains Everything: Or Old Bob Exposes His Ignorance
0(0.0%)
The Vorkosigan Companion edited by Lillian S Carl
1(0.9%)
Rhetorics of Fantasy by Farah Mendlesohn
0(0.0%)
The Stolen Village: Baltimore and the Barbary Pirates by Des Ekin
0(0.0%)
The Jesuits by Jonathan Wright
0(0.0%)
Dalek I Loved You by Nick Griffiths
0(0.0%)
From Genocide to Continental War: The Congolese Conflict and the Crisis of Contemporary Africa by Gerard Prunier
0(0.0%)
Hotel Rwanda: Bringing the True Story of an African Hero to Film by Terry George
0(0.0%)
Satires and Personal Writings by Jonathan Swift
0(0.0%)
About Time 3: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who (Seasons 7 to 11) by Tat Wood (2nd edition)
0(0.0%)
Target: A History of the Target Doctor Who Books by David Howe
0(0.0%)
Root Causes of Sudan's Civil Wars by Douglas H. Johnson
0(0.0%)
How to Read Shakespeare by Nicholas Royle
0(0.0%)
Veeps: Profiles in Insignificance by Bill Kelter
1(0.9%)
England's Troubles : Seventeenth-Century English Political Instability in European Context by Jonathan Scott
0(0.0%)
Kosovo What Everyone Needs to Know by Tim Judah
0(0.0%)
Geschiedenis van het Nederlands by Marijke van der Wal and Cor ten Boom
2(1.8%)
The Prisoner: The Official Companion to the Classic TV Series by Rob Fairclough
0(0.0%)
What It Is We Do When We Read Science Fiction by Paul Kincaid
0(0.0%)
The "Prisoner" Handbook by Steven Paul Davies
0(0.0%)
How to Make Good Decisions and be Right All the Time by Iain King
0(0.0%)
A History of Modern Sudan by Robert O. Collins
0(0.0%)
The Lyncher in Me by Warren Read
0(0.0%)
The Presidential Book of Lists by Ian Randal Strock
0(0.0%)
Fall Out: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to The Prisoner by Alan Stevens and Fiona Moore
0(0.0%)
Fanny Kemble: A Performed Life by Deirdre David
0(0.0%)
Ireland in the Age of the Tudors by R. Dudley Edwards
0(0.0%)
On the Place of Gilbert Chesterton in English Letters by Hilaire Belloc
0(0.0%)
Geschiedenis van Cyprus by Alain Blondy
0(0.0%)
Early Belfast: The Origins and Growth of an Ulster Town to 1750 by Raymond Gillespie
0(0.0%)
Understanding Somalia and Somaliland: Culture, History and Society by Ioan Lewis
0(0.0%)
Sarajevo Rose: A Balkan Jewish Notebook by Stephen Schwartz
0(0.0%)
Learning and Change in European Foreign Policy: The Case of the EU Special Representatives by Cornelius Adebahr
0(0.0%)
Imagining the Modern: The Cultures of Nationalism in Cyprus by Rebecca Bryant
0(0.0%)
Anglo-Norman Ulster: the history and archaeology of an Irish barony, 1177-1400 by T. E. McNeill
0(0.0%)
Divided Cyprus: Modernity, History, and an Island in Conflict edited by Yiannis Papadakis
0(0.0%)
EU Constitution: The Rubicon of Suprenational by Blerim Reka
0(0.0%)
The Cyprus Conflict: Looking Ahead edited by Ahmet Sözen
0(0.0%)
The Comprehensive UN Sanctions against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia by Rita Augestad Knudsen
0(0.0%)
Young people in post-conflict Northern Ireland edited by Dirk Schubotz and Paula Devine
0(0.0%)
How to Make School Make Sense: A Parents' Guide to Helping the Child with Asperger Syndrome by Clare Lawrence
0(0.0%)
The Power of Speech: Leadership Speeches by Graham Watson
0(0.0%)
EU Accession Dynamics And Conflict Resolution: Catalysing Peace Or Consolidating Partition In Cyprus? by Nathalie Tocci
0(0.0%)
Ringside Seats: An Insider's View of the Crisis in Northern Ireland by Robert Ramsay
0(0.0%)
The Dissolution of the Religious Orders in Ireland under Henry VIII by Brendan Bradshaw
0(0.0%)
Search for a New Somali Identity by Hussein Ali Dualeh
0(0.0%)
Don't Mention the Wars!: A Journey Through European Stereotypes by Tony Connelly (2009)
0(0.0%)
I have read none of these
28(25.7%)

Comments

( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
niamh_sage
Jan. 1st, 2010 09:34 am (UTC)
I'd like to claim the Dave Eggers book, but I only got halfway through before giving up in frustration.

How on earth do you manage to read so much though? You sound as if you have a really busy life, yet you've managed to read almost a book a day in the last year! Do you read them all in one sitting, or at various times of the day?

ps Happy New Year to you too!

Edited at 2010-01-01 09:37 am (UTC)
mizkit
Jan. 1st, 2010 11:01 am (UTC)
You are mind-bogglingly thorough. :) And I've started, but not finished, COLLAPSE, on your recommendation. :)
shanra
Jan. 1st, 2010 12:22 pm (UTC)
I'd tick The Divine Comedy, but I've only read the Inferno part.

That is one heck of a list, though. I'm impressed.
frumiousb
Jan. 1st, 2010 12:46 pm (UTC)
I've read most of the Divine Comedy, but decided that didn't count, in the end.
unforth
Jan. 1st, 2010 01:29 pm (UTC)
I love that you included whether we'd read or seen the plays - cause I've seen way more plays than I've read!! :)
nwhyte
Jan. 1st, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, well I think the point is whether you have consumed the artistic product at all - strictly speaking I guess the plays should only count if you have seen them on stage, but since most of us have studies the scripts as scripts at school I think that reading them can count as well!
inulro
Jan. 1st, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
I also had to refrain from ticking the Divine Comedy because I was never able to get through the Paradiso, even with possible failure of my MA as a consequence (I think they know most of us didn't manage it, as it didn't come up on the exam).
nwhyte
Jan. 1st, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
I think starting with the intent to finish, and then deciding after a decent number of pages (at least 20) that you can't face any more, counts as good enough for a tick.
rmc28
Jan. 1st, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
In addition I started but gave up on:
Angels & Demons
The Life of Pi
The Patriot Witch
nwhyte
Jan. 1st, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
You are too modest. I would count them, if you 'finished' in the sense of not wanting to read any more.
rmc28
Jan. 2nd, 2010 11:17 am (UTC)
I wasn't thinking about the poll in quite that way. I think I was trying to avoid a positive vote on each of the books.
mojosmom
Jan. 1st, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
I didn't tick the Elizabeth Spencer, although I've recently read a collection of her stories, because I don't know if it's the same.

I must say that I think Homer and Dante would be surprised to find their works classed as "sf"!
nwhyte
Jan. 1st, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
I think there only is one Spencer collection, so it is probably the same.

I reckon Homer and Dante could live with it. They certainly have more in common with the other works on the sf list than with the works on the non-sf list.
mojosmom
Jan. 1st, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
The one I read was "The Light in the Piazza and Other Italian Tales".
quietprofanity
Jan. 1st, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
I am in awe, whoever you are. :-O
a_llusive
Jan. 7th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this
I've been meaning to read Persepholis for ages but hadn't heard of any of the other graphic novels and some in your 2009 basic list and non-fiction reads look very interesting (at least they're by authors I've noted to read like Karen Armstrong or like already, such as Ken McLeod) Fairly sure about Medea. Your non-fiction list is interesting. Not sure I'd necessarily have put the Vorkorsigon Companion in there but I haven't read it so you may well be correct, though putting non-fiction compedium companions to fiction down as non-fiction sits oddly with me. I'm regretting passing my Vorkosigon books on to an avid friend.
I love the Vlad Taltos series which came up, though Brust's Dumas tributes may be better avoided (took me right to Mercedes Lackey territory in some ways, though there are books of hers I like). No Alastair Reynolds, Vernor Vinge, Richard Morgan, John Courtenay Grimwood, Jack Vance, Geoff Ryman, Cordwainer Smith, Dan Simmons, or just not this year?

Based on the scanty knowledge of your graphic novel list, you may like Palomar http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palomar_%28comics%29

I'm still working on consolidating my reads lists and producing a recommendations list, but in recent years I've loved 'Richard Morgan''s Altered Carbon, Alastair Reynolds' ' Zima Blue' collection and'House of Suns', John Brunner's 'The Sheep Look Up', Vernor Vinge 'A Deepness in the Sky', Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves (more horror and structural experiment than anything else but some fantastic ideas and passages. Possibly a sci/fantasy Ulysses in ambition.)
I mean to read the book reviewed here sometime http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/sep/03/freeman-dyson-imagined-worlds and 'Consider Her Ways and Others' by John Wyndham . I'm looking for somewhere to start on Charles Stross.

Anytime I see someone has read JK Rowling, I sincerely hope they've also come across Diana Wynne Jones better works -

Archer’s Goon 0006755275
Eight Days of Luke 0006755216
Howl’s Moving Castle 0006755232
A Tale of Time City 0006755208
The Homeward Bounders 0006755259
Dogsbody 0006755224

If I ever complete sorting out my varied booklists, I'll try to remember to add something here.
a_llusive
Jan. 7th, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks for this
OMG, I left out 'Persian Fire: The First World Empire, Battle for the West' by Tom Holland. That was excellent and I thoroughly recommend it.

Also on my favourites of 2009 was 'The Frank Muir Book: An Irreverent Companion to Social History' (subtitle should be ' An Irreverent Companion to British Social History' as it certainly is limited to our shores).
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