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2013 books poll

The traditional librarything end-of-year poll of books read. There is not a complete agreement with the tallies in my end-of-year books post, but it's near enough. (Rumour has it that you can also fill in the poll with Twitter or Facebook credentials.)

Poll #1950417 2013 books

Which of these 46 non-fiction and poetry books have you read?

A Room of One's Own, by Virginia Woolf
18(15.7%)
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, by Mary Roach
10(8.7%)
Strengthsfinder 2.0, by Tom Rath
1(0.9%)
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, by Jeanette Winterson
4(3.5%)
A History of the World in 100 Objects, by Neil MacGregor
4(3.5%)
The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi, 1857, by William Dalrymple
3(2.6%)
Reading the Oxford English Dictionary: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages, by Ammon Shea
2(1.7%)
Information is Beautiful, by David McCandless
4(3.5%)
Tell My Horse, by Zora Neale Hurston
2(1.7%)
Clean: An Unsanitised History of Washing, by Katherine Ashenburg
5(4.3%)
The Monsters and the Critics, by J R R Tolkien
5(4.3%)
The History of the Hobbit vol 1: Mr Baggins, by John D. Rateliff
2(1.7%)
Miracles of Life, by J. G. Ballard
2(1.7%)
A Book of Silence, by Sara Maitland
3(2.6%)
The History of the Hobbit vol 2: Return to Bag-End, by John Rateliff
1(0.9%)
Rebus's Scotland: A Personal Journey, by Ian Rankin
5(4.3%)
The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I, by Stephen Alford
1(0.9%)
The Unfree French: Life Under the Occupation, by Richard Vinen
1(0.9%)
Isaac Asimov: A Life of the Grand Master of Science Fiction, by Michael White
1(0.9%)
The Theology of the Gospel of Mark (New Testament Theology) by W. R. Telford (1999)
1(0.9%)
The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature, eds Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2(1.7%)
Katherine Swynford: The History of a Medieval Mistress, by Jeannette Lucraft
1(0.9%)
Chicks Dig Comics: A Celebration of Comic Books by the Women Who Love Them, eds Lynne M. Thomas and Sigrid Ellis
2(1.7%)
Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who, eds Deborah Stanish and L.M. Myles
3(2.6%)
Meeting the British, by Paul Muldoon
1(0.9%)
TARDIS Eruditorum - A Unauthorized Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 1: William Hartnell, by Philip Sandifer
3(2.6%)
TARDIS Eruditorum - An Unauthorized Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 2: Patrick Troughton, by Philip Sandifer
3(2.6%)
TARDIS Eruditorum - An Unofficial Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 3: Jon Pertwee by Philip Sandifer
3(2.6%)
Eleanor, Countess of Desmond, by Anne Chambers
1(0.9%)
The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski, by Samantha Geimer
1(0.9%)
The Crocodile By the Door, by Selina Guinness
1(0.9%)
Who And Me: The Memoir of Barry Letts
2(1.7%)
Stuff I've Been Reading, by Nick Hornby
1(0.9%)
What's up with Catalonia?: The causes which impel them to the separation, ed Liz Castro
1(0.9%)
The Doctor's Monsters: Meanings of the Monstrous in Doctor Who, by Graham Sleight
2(1.7%)
Shakespeare's handwriting: a study, by Edward Maunde Thompson
1(0.9%)
Making Ireland English - The Irish Aristocracy in the Seventeenth Century, by Jane Ohlmeyer
1(0.9%)
Miradal erfgoed in Heverleebos en Meerdaalwoud, by Hans Baeté et al
1(0.9%)
In Loco Parentis: A light-hearted look at the role of a Cambridge Tutor, by Ken Riley
1(0.9%)
The Best of TARDIS Eruditorum, by Philip Sandifer
2(1.7%)
Proportional representation in Ireland, by James Creed Meredith
1(0.9%)
PR Urban Elections in Ulster 1920, by Alec Wilson
1(0.9%)
“I have an Idea for a Book ...” : The Bibliography of Martin H. Greenberg (possibly ed John Helfers)
1(0.9%)
Challenges for European Foreign Policy in 2013: Renewing the EU’s role in the world, eds Giovanni Grevi and Daniel Keohane
1(0.9%)
The Irish Constitutional Revolution of the Sixteenth Century, by Brendan Bradshaw
1(0.9%)
TARDIS Eruditorum - A Unauthorized Critical History of Doctor Who vol 4: Tom Baker and the Hinchcliffe Years, by Philip Sandifer
2(1.7%)

Which of these 45 non-sf fiction books have you read?

The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco
24(5.8%)
Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
29(7.0%)
And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie
25(6.1%)
Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie
20(4.8%)
The Red and the Black, by Stendhal
9(2.2%)
Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol
6(1.5%)
The Pickwick Papers, by Charles Dickens
12(2.9%)
The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
9(2.2%)
The Castle, by Franz Kafka
6(1.5%)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, by Agatha Christie
16(3.9%)
The Devils (aka The Possessed) by Fyodor Dostoevsky
4(1.0%)
Death on the Nile, by Agatha Christie
18(4.4%)
The Mysterious Affair at Styles, by Agatha Christie
17(4.1%)
Housekeeping, by Marilynne Robinson
6(1.5%)
The Lady and the Unicorn. by Tracy Chevalier
3(0.7%)
Danny the Champion of the World, by Roald Dahl
22(5.3%)
The ABC Murders, by Agatha Christie
18(4.4%)
Jacob Have I Loved, by Katherine Paterson
8(1.9%)
The Murder at the Vicarage, by Agatha Christie
13(3.1%)
The Body in the Library, by Agatha Christie
15(3.6%)
Bring up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel
11(2.7%)
A Murder is Announced, by Agatha Christie
14(3.4%)
Evil Under the Sun, by Agatha Christie
14(3.4%)
The Far Side Of The World, by Patrick O'Brian
14(3.4%)
Confessions of Zeno, by Italo Svevo
1(0.2%)
Swallows And Amazons, by Arthur Ransome
20(4.8%)
Reamde, by Neal Stephenson
9(2.2%)
Resistance, by Anita Shreve
2(0.5%)
Eyeless in Gaza, by Aldous Huxley
5(1.2%)
Doors Open, by Ian Rankin
5(1.2%)
The Last Empress, by Anchee Min
1(0.2%)
Standing in Another Man's Grave, by Ian Rankin
7(1.7%)
The Garden of Evening Mists, by Tan Twan Eng
1(0.2%)
The Flood, by Ian Rankin
5(1.2%)
Desert, by J. M. G. Le Clezio
1(0.2%)
The Complete Stories, by Zora Neale Hurston
1(0.2%)
The Judas Pair, by Jonathan Gash
4(1.0%)
Home Truths, by Freya North
2(0.5%)
The Gondola Scam, by Jonathan Gash
2(0.5%)
Spend Game, by Jonathan Gash
2(0.5%)
Saints of the Shadow Bible, by Ian Rankin
5(1.2%)
A Rag, a Bone, and a Hank of Hair, by Jonathan Gash
3(0.7%)
The Truth Commissioner, by David Park
1(0.2%)
Faces in the Pool, by Jonathan Gash
1(0.2%)
The Popinjay, by Iona McGregor
2(0.5%)

Which of these 62 sf books have you read?

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
26(5.0%)
Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins
25(4.8%)
Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
25(4.8%)
Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman
32(6.1%)
The Subtle Knife, by Philip Pullman
38(7.2%)
Matilda, by Roald Dahl
31(5.9%)
Equal Rites, by Terry Pratchett
31(5.9%)
The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K. Le Guin
28(5.3%)
The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss
12(2.3%)
Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury
18(3.4%)
Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke
19(3.6%)
Royal Assassin, by Robin Hobb
16(3.0%)
The Wise Man's Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss
9(1.7%)
The Blade Itself, by Joe Abercrombie
3(0.6%)
Kraken, by China Mieville
10(1.9%)
Odd and the Frost Giants, by Neil Gaiman
11(2.1%)
Fantastic Voyage, by Isaac Asimov
10(1.9%)
1632, by Eric Flint
5(1.0%)
Redshirts, by John Scalzi
13(2.5%)
Letters from Father Christmas, by J. R. R. Tolkien
8(1.5%)
How to Train Your Dragon, by Cressida Cowell
5(1.0%)
Looking for Jake and Other Stories, by China Mieville
8(1.5%)
The Quantum Thief, by Hannu Rajaniemi
6(1.1%)
The Crown of Dalemark, by Diana Wynne Jones
15(2.9%)
The Peoples of Middle-earth, by J.R.R. Tolkien, ed Christopher Tolkien
3(0.6%)
Pattern-Master, by Octavia E. Butler
4(0.8%)
2312, by Kim Stanley Robinson
5(1.0%)
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, by Lois McMaster Bujold
18(3.4%)
Toward the End of Time, by John Updike
1(0.2%)
The Jagged Orbit, by John Brunner
3(0.6%)
Throne of the Crescent Moon, by Saladin Ahmed
6(1.1%)
Blackout, by Mira Grant
4(0.8%)
Shakespeare's Planet, by Clifford D. Simak
3(0.6%)
Far North, by Marcel Theroux
2(0.4%)
Conjure Wife, by Fritz Leiber
6(1.1%)
There Will be Time, by Poul Anderson
4(0.8%)
How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse, by Cressida Cowell
3(0.6%)
The Emperor's Soul, by Brandon Sanderson
1(0.2%)
The Queen's Bastard, by C.E. Murphy
5(1.0%)
How to Twist a Dragon's Tale, by Cressida Cowell
3(0.6%)
Blackbirds, by Chuck Wendig
2(0.4%)
London Falling, by Paul Cornell
12(2.3%)
Three Parts Dead, by Max Gladstone
1(0.2%)
Dark Eden, by Chris Beckett
3(0.6%)
Intrusion, by Ken MacLeod
5(1.0%)
The Moment of Eclipse, by Brian Aldiss
2(0.4%)
Jack Glass, by Adam Roberts
2(0.4%)
The Gods of Pegāna, by Lord Dunsany
5(1.0%)
After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, by Nancy Kress
1(0.2%)
San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats, by Mira Grant
1(0.2%)
Empty Space: A Haunting, by M. John Harrison
1(0.2%)
Adrift on the Sea of Rains, by Ian Sales
1(0.2%)
Returning My Sister's Face and Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice, by Eugie Foster
2(0.4%)
How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel, by Cressida Cowell
3(0.6%)
On A Red Station, Drifting, by Aliette De Bodard
2(0.4%)
Starship Fall, by Eric Brown
1(0.2%)
Far North & Other Dark Tales, by Sara Maitland
1(0.2%)
Kiss of the Butterfly, by James Lyon
1(0.2%)
Mortal Clay, Stone Heart and Other Stories in Shades of Black and White, by Eugie Foster
1(0.2%)
The Flight of the Ravens, by Chris Butler
1(0.2%)
Observatory, by Daragh Carville (stage play)
1(0.2%)
The Next Generation vol I, by John Francis Maguire
1(0.2%)

Which of these 76 Whoniverse books have you read?

A Big Hand For The Doctor by Eoin Colfer (1, Susan)
1(0.7%)
The Nameless City, by Michael Scott (2, Jamie)
1(0.7%)
The Indestructible Man, by Simon Messingham (2, Jamie, Zoe)
2(1.4%)
The Menagerie, by Martin Day (2, Jamie, Zoe)
1(0.7%)
World Game, by Terrance Dicks (2, Lady Serena)
2(1.4%)
The Eye of the Giant, by Christopher Bulis (3, Liz, UNIT)
2(1.4%)
Deadly Reunion, by Terrance Dicks (3, Jo, UNIT)
2(1.4%)
Rags by Mick Lewis (3, Jo, UNIT)
1(0.7%)
Harvest of Time, by Alastair Reynolds (3, Jo, UNIT)
1(0.7%)
The Wages of Sin, by David A. McIntee (3, Jo, Liz)
2(1.4%)
The Spear of Destiny, by Marcus Sedgwick (3, Jo)
2(1.4%)
The Suns of Caresh, by Paul Saint (3, Jo)
2(1.4%)
Catastrophea, by Terrance Dicks (3, Jo)
2(1.4%)
Nightdreamers, by Tom Arden (3, Jo)
1(0.7%)
Dancing the Code, by Paul Leonard (3, Jo, UNIT)
2(1.4%)
The Roots of Evil, by Philip Reeve (4, Leela)
1(0.7%)
Tip Of The Tongue, by Patrick Ness (5, Nyssa)
1(0.7%)
Something Borrowed, by Richelle Mead (6, Peri)
1(0.7%)
Players, by Terrance Dicks (6, Peri, and a bit of 2)
3(2.1%)
The Ripple Effect, by Malorie Blackman (7, Ace)
1(0.7%)
Human Nature, by Paul Cornell (7, Benny)
7(5.0%)
Original Sin, by Andy Lane (7, Benny, Chris, Roz)
2(1.4%)
Sky Pirates! or The Eyes of the Schirron, by Dave Stone (7, Benny, Chris, Roz)
4(2.9%)
Zamper, by Gareth Roberts (7, Benny, Chris, Roz)
2(1.4%)
Toy Soldiers, by Paul Leonard (7, Benny, Chris, Roz)
2(1.4%)
Head Games, by Steve Lyons (7, Benny, Chris, Roz, Mel, Ace)
2(1.4%)
The Also People, by Ben Aaronovitch (7, Benny, Chris, Roz, Kadiatu)
4(2.9%)
Shakedown, by Terrance Dicks (7, Benny, Chris, Roz)
2(1.4%)
Just War, by Lance Parkin (7, Benny, Chris, Roz)
4(2.9%)
Warchild, by Andrew Cartmel (7, Benny, Chris, Roz)
2(1.4%)
SLEEPY, by Kate Orman (7, Benny, Chris, Roz)
2(1.4%)
Death and Diplomacy, by Dave Stone (7, Benny, Chris, Roz)
3(2.1%)
Spore, by Alex Scarrow (8)
1(0.7%)
Casualties of War, by Steve Emmerson (8)
3(2.1%)
The Turing Test, by Paul Leonard (8)
4(2.9%)
Endgame, by Terrance Dicks (8)
4(2.9%)
Father Time, by Lance Parkin (8, Miranda)
5(3.6%)
Escape Velocity, by Colin Brake (8, Fitz, Anji)
3(2.1%)
EarthWorld, by Jacqueline Rayner (8, Fitz, Anji)
3(2.1%)
Vanishing Point, by Stephen Cole (8, Fitz, Anji)
2(1.4%)
Eater of Wasps, by Trevor Baxendale (8, Fitz, Anji)
3(2.1%)
The Year of Intelligent Tigers, by Kate Orman (8, Fitz, Anji)
3(2.1%)
The Slow Empire, by Dave Stone (8, Fitz, Anji)
3(2.1%)
Dark Progeny, by Steve Emmerson (8, Fitz, Anji)
2(1.4%)
The City of the Dead, by Lloyd Rose (8, Fitz, Anji)
3(2.1%)
The Beast of Babylon, by Charlie Higson (9)
1(0.7%)
The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage, by Derek Landy (10, Martha)
1(0.7%)
Fugitive, by Tony Lee (10, comics)
1(0.7%)
Tesseract, by Tony Lee (10, Martha, comics)
1(0.7%)
Final Sacrifice, by Tony Lee (10, comics)
1(0.7%)
Nothing O'Clock, by Neil Gaiman (11, Amy)
1(0.7%)
Hunter's Moon, by Paul Finch (11, Amy, Rory)
2(1.4%)
Magic of the Angels, by Jacqueline Rayner (11, Amy, Rory)
1(0.7%)
Extra Time, by Richard Dungworth (11, Amy, Rory, published with The Water Thief as Back In Time)
1(0.7%)
The Water Thief, by Jacqueline Rayner (11, Amy, Rory, published with Extra Time as Back In Time)
1(0.7%)
Snake Bite, by Scott Handcock (11, Amy, Rory)
1(0.7%)
The Dalek Project, by Justin Richards (11, comics)
2(1.4%)
Summer Falls, by 'Amelia Williams' [James Goss] (11)
1(0.7%)
The Silurian Gift, by Mike Tucker (11)
1(0.7%)
The Dalek Generation, by Nicholas Briggs (11)
1(0.7%)
Plague of the Cybermen, by Justin Richards (11)
1(0.7%)
Shroud of Sorrow, by Tommy Donbavand (11, Clara)
1(0.7%)
The Tunnel at the End of the Light, by Stefan Petrucha (Time Hunter)
2(1.4%)
Invasion of the Bane, by Terrance Dicks (Sarah Jane, Maria, Kelsey, Luke)
1(0.7%)
Revenge of the Slitheen, by Rupert Laight (Sarah Jane, Maria, Luke, Clyde)
1(0.7%)
Eye of the Gorgon, by Phil Ford (Sarah Jane, Maria, Luke, Clyde)
1(0.7%)
Warriors of Kudlak, by Gary Russell (Sarah Jane, Maria, Luke, Clyde)
1(0.7%)
Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?, by Rupert Laight (Sarah Jane, Maria, Luke, Clyde)
1(0.7%)
The Lost Boy, by Gary Russell (Sarah Jane, Maria, Luke, Clyde)
1(0.7%)
The Last Sontaran, by Phil Ford (Sarah Jane, Maria, Luke, Clyde)
1(0.7%)
The Day of the Clown, by Phil Ford (Sarah Jane, Luke, Clyde, Rani)
1(0.7%)
The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, by Gareth Roberts (Sarah Jane, Luke, Clyde, Rani)
1(0.7%)
The Nightmare Man, by Joseph Lidster (Sarah Jane, Luke, Clyde, Rani)
1(0.7%)
Death of the Doctor, by Gary Russell (Sarah Jane, Luke, Clyde, Rani)
1(0.7%)
Long Time Dead by Sarah Pinborough (Torchwood)
1(0.7%)
The Men Who Sold The World, by Guy Adams (Torchwood)
1(0.7%)

Which of these 25 graphic stories have you read?

The Books Of Magic, by Neil Gaiman
12(9.6%)
The Blue Lotus, by Hergé
14(11.2%)
Cigars of the Pharaoh, by Hergé
15(12.0%)
The Black Island, by Hergé
17(13.6%)
The Castafiore Emerald, by Hergé
17(13.6%)
Tintin in the Land of the Soviets, by Hergé
8(6.4%)
The Rabbi's Cat, vol 1, Joann Sfar
4(3.2%)
Saga vol 1, by Brian K. Vaughan
6(4.8%)
Fables vol 17: Inherit the Wind, by Bill Willingham
6(4.8%)
Locke & Key: Clockworks, Vol. 5, by Joe Hill
2(1.6%)
The Adventures Of Luther Arkwright, by Bryan Talbot
6(4.8%)
Grandville Bete Noire, by Bryan Talbot
1(0.8%)
The Hive, by Charles Burns
1(0.8%)
Aldebaran vol 3: La Photo, by Leo
1(0.8%)
Aldebaran vol 4: Le Groupe, by Leo
1(0.8%)
Saucer Country vol 1: Run by Paul Cornell
3(2.4%)
Afspraak in Nieuwpoort/The Nieuport Gathering by Ivan Adriaenssens/Ivan Petrus
1(0.8%)
Vincent, by Barbara Stok
2(1.6%)
Slaapkoppen/Sleepyheads by Randall C/Randall Casaer
1(0.8%)
Berlin - A City Divided, eds Thomas Henseler and Susanne Buddenberg
1(0.8%)
Bruss. Brussels in shorts, ed Passa Porta
1(0.8%)
Vincent Van Gogh: an artist's struggle, by Marc Verhaegen
1(0.8%)
Misschien, by Kristof Spaey and Marc Legendre
1(0.8%)
Nooit, by Kristof Spaey and Marc Legendre
1(0.8%)
Ooit, by Kristof Spaey and Marc Legendre
1(0.8%)
Animate Europe, ed Hans Stein
1(0.8%)


And if you haven't, please look at my 2014 books poll.
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