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Books of 2014

The traditional poll of books I read this year; any inconsistency in numbers with this post is just creative ambiguity. If you like you can advise me what to read in 2015 as well.

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

Angela's Ashes, by Frank McCourt
10(9.9%)
Homage to Catalonia, by George Orwell
8(7.9%)
Jane Austen: A Life, by Claire Tomalin
4(4.0%)
The Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1806, by Meriwether Lewis
2(2.0%)
The Unfolding Of Language, by Guy Deutscher
4(4.0%)
The Road to Middle-earth, by Tom Shippey
6(5.9%)
The Strangest Man, by Graham Farmelo
1(1.0%)
The Essence of Christianity, by Ludwig Feuerbach
2(2.0%)
F In Exams, by Richard Benson
2(2.0%)
Some Girls, by Jillian Lauren
1(1.0%)
The Kindness of Strangers, by Kate Adie
2(2.0%)
A Guide to Tolkien, by David Day
1(1.0%)
Double Down, by John Heilemann and John Heilemann
2(2.0%)
How Languages Are Learned, by Patsy M. Lightbown and Nina Spada
1(1.0%)
Amsterdam, by Russell Shorto
1(1.0%)
Wonderbook, by Jeff VanderMeer et al
3(3.0%)
Understanding the Lord of the Rings, eds Rose Zimbardo & Neil Isaacs
1(1.0%)
The Making of "Doctor Who", by Terrance Dicks and Malcolm Hulke
6(5.9%)
Elizabeth's Bedfellows, by Anna Whitelock
1(1.0%)
The Rise and Fall of Languages, by R. M. W. Dixon
3(3.0%)
Ages in Chaos: James Hutton and the Discovery of Deep Time, by Stephen Baxter
1(1.0%)
Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels 1985-2010, by Damien Broderick and Paul di Filippo
2(2.0%)
Queers Dig Time Lords, eds Sigrid Ellis & Michael Damian Thomas
5(5.0%)
Adventures with the Wife in Space: Living With Doctor Who, by Neil Perryman
3(3.0%)
About Time: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who, 2005-2006; Series 1 & 2, by Tat Wood
3(3.0%)
Speculative Fiction 2012: The best online reviews, essays and commentary, , eds. Justin Landon & Jared Shurin
1(1.0%)
Green Living for Dummies, by Michael Grosvenor & Liz Barclay
1(1.0%)
Who's There: The Life and Career of William Hartnell, by Jessica Carney
3(3.0%)
Edward Gibbon and Empire, eds. Rosamond McKitterick & Roland Quinault
1(1.0%)
Other People's Countries, by Patrick McGuinness
1(1.0%)
The Assassination of the Prime Minister, by David Hanrahan
1(1.0%)
Do Elephants Ever Forget?, by Guy Campbell
2(2.0%)
Need for Certainty, by Robert Towler
1(1.0%)
British Interventions in Early Modern Ireland, , eds Ciaran Brady and Jane Ohlmeyer
1(1.0%)
TARDIS Eruditorum Volume 5: Tom Baker and the Williams Years, by Philip Sandifer
1(1.0%)
The Big Finish Companion Volume 1, by Richard Dinnick
2(2.0%)
Companions: Fifty Years of Doctor Who Assistants, by Andy Frankham-Allen
1(1.0%)
King's Inns and the Kingdom of Ireland: Irish Inn of Court, 1541-1800, by Colum Kenny
1(1.0%)
Anglicizing the Government of Ireland, 1556-78, by Jon G. Crawford
1(1.0%)
F in Retakes, by Richard Benson
2(2.0%)
Doctor Who - The Eleventh Hour, by Andrew O'Day
1(1.0%)
Essays on Time-based Linguistic Analysis, by Charles-James N. Bailey
1(1.0%)
Ireland Under the Tudors, by Richard Bagwell
1(1.0%)
The Global(ized) Game: A Geopolitical Guide to the 2014 World Cup, by Harrison Stark
1(1.0%)
Legacy: A story of racism and the Northern Ireland Troubles, by Jayne Olorunda
1(1.0%)
Napoleon Bonaparte for Little Historians, by Bou Bounoider- Olivi
1(1.0%)

Which of these 38 non-sf fiction books have you read?

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
38(16.6%)
Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert
22(9.6%)
The Other Hand / Little Bee, by Chris Cleave
2(0.9%)
Absalom, Absalom!, by William Faulkner
7(3.1%)
The Power and the Glory, by Graham Greene
8(3.5%)
Brick Lane, by Monica Ali
10(4.4%)
The Secret Agent, by Joseph Conrad
8(3.5%)
Vernon God Little, by DBC Pierre
6(2.6%)
The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver
2(0.9%)
Buddenbrooks, by Thomas Mann
4(1.7%)
Death in Venice, by Thomas Mann
14(6.1%)
The Waves, by Virginia Woolf
7(3.1%)
The Memoirs of Hadrian, by Marguerite Yourcenar
3(1.3%)
Beach Music, by Pat Conroy
2(0.9%)
Rules, by Cynthia Lord
2(0.9%)
A Sentimental Education, by Gustave Flaubert
3(1.3%)
The Snowman, by Jo Nesbo
4(1.7%)
Empire of the Sun, by J. G. Ballard
14(6.1%)
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive, by Alexander McCall Smith
4(1.7%)
Crash, by J. G. Ballard
8(3.5%)
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, by Maggie O'Farrell
4(1.7%)
The Secret River, by Kate Grenville
1(0.4%)
Zorba the Greek, by Nikos Kazantzakis
6(2.6%)
Home, by Marilynne Robinson
1(0.4%)
The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte
4(1.7%)
Rob Roy, by Sir Walter Scott
3(1.3%)
Revelation, by C. J. Sansom
5(2.2%)
Goodbye To Berlin, by Christopher Isherwood
8(3.5%)
The Sorrow of Belgium, by Hugo Claus
1(0.4%)
Mr. Norris Changes Trains, by Christopher Isherwood
6(2.6%)
Race Of Scorpions, by Dorothy Dunnett
5(2.2%)
Cheese, by Willem Elsschot
2(0.9%)
Saints of the Shadow Bible, by Ian Rankin
4(1.7%)
A Winter Book, by Tove Jansson
5(2.2%)
The Saint Zita Society, by Ruth Rendell
1(0.4%)
Billionaire Boy, by David Walliams
2(0.9%)
The Life of John Buncle, Esq., by Thomas Amory
1(0.4%)
Battle for Bittora, by Anuja Chauhan
2(0.9%)

Which of these 65 sf books have you read?

The Amber Spyglass, by Philip Pullman
46(8.2%)
The Shining, by Stephen King
24(4.3%)
Anthem, by Ayn Rand
12(2.1%)
Out of the Silent Planet, by C. S. Lewis
26(4.6%)
Assassin's Quest, by Robin Hobb
12(2.1%)
The Lies Of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch
21(3.8%)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
21(3.8%)
I Will Fear No Evil, by Robert Heinlein
18(3.2%)
Wool, by Hugh Howey
7(1.2%)
Rivers of London, by Ben Aaronovitch
25(4.5%)
The Grail Quest: Harlequin, by Bernard Cornwell
3(0.5%)
The Sword in the Stone, by T. H. White
35(6.2%)
The Long Earth, by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
12(2.1%)
Dawn, by Octavia E. Butler
15(2.7%)
Best Served Cold, by Joe Abercrombie
10(1.8%)
The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrun, by J.R.R. Tolkien
1(0.2%)
Any Given Doomsday, by Lori Handeland
4(0.7%)
Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie
24(4.3%)
Inverted World, by Christopher Priest
10(1.8%)
Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand, by Samuel R. Delany
11(2.0%)
Shades of Milk and Honey, by Mary Robinette Kowal
16(2.9%)
Raising Steam, by Terry Pratchett
12(2.1%)
Flora Segunda, by Ysabeau S. Wilce
7(1.2%)
Deathless, by Catherynne M. Valente
8(1.4%)
Parasite, by Mira Grant
13(2.3%)
Eva, by Peter Dickinson
5(0.9%)
God's War, by Kameron Hurley
9(1.6%)
334, by Thomas M Disch
4(0.7%)
Dominion, by C. J. Sansom
6(1.1%)
Carson of Venus, by Edgar Rice Burroughs
6(1.1%)
Up the Walls of the World, by James Tiptree
8(1.4%)
Moxyland, by Lauren Beukes
9(1.6%)
Orbitsville, by Bob Shaw
8(1.4%)
Cyberabad Days, by Ian McDonald
5(0.9%)
Neptune's Brood, by Charles Stross
17(3.0%)
Nexus, by Ramez Naam
6(1.1%)
The Lives of Tao, by Wesley Chu
6(1.1%)
The Empress of Mars, by Kage Baker
7(1.2%)
Tarzan and the Forbidden City, by Edgar Rice Burroughs
6(1.1%)
Beowulf, tr. J. R. R. Tolkien
1(0.2%)
Walk to the End of the World, by Suzy Charnas
6(1.1%)
The Blazing World, by Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle
2(0.4%)
The Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein, by Theodore Roszak
2(0.4%)
Rogue Queen, by L. Sprague de Camp
1(0.2%)
Motherlines, by Suzy McKee Charnas
5(0.9%)
The Fat Years, by Chan Koonchung
2(0.4%)
Six-Gun Snow White, by Catherynne M. Valente
5(0.9%)
A Stranger in Olondria, by Sofia Samatar
6(1.1%)
Two Serpents Rise, by Max Gladstone
4(0.7%)
The Adjacent, by Christopher Priest
2(0.4%)
Legion of Time, by Jack Williamson
6(1.1%)
Warbound, by Larry Correia
1(0.2%)
Brontomek!, by Michael Coney
5(0.9%)
Ack-Ack Macaque, by Gareth L. Powell
3(0.5%)
10 Billion Days & 100 Billion Nights, by Ryu Mitsuse
1(0.2%)
Evening's Empires, by Paul McAuley
2(0.4%)
Crowe's Requiem, by Mike McCormack
1(0.2%)
The Butcher of Khardov, by Dan Wells
3(0.5%)
Spin, by Nina Allan
1(0.2%)
Finches of Mars, by Brian Aldiss
1(0.2%)
Starry Messenger: The best of Galileo, ed. Charles Ryan
1(0.2%)
Plastic Jesus, by Wayne Simmons
1(0.2%)
The Goblin of Tara, by Oisin McGann
1(0.2%)
Unearthed, eds. John J. Johnston and Jared Shurin
1(0.2%)
The Next Generation, by John Francis Maguire
1(0.2%)

Which of these 59 Doctor Who books have you read?

Doctor Who: the Shakespeare Notebooks (multi-Doctor)
1(0.6%)
Doctor Who: Cybermen Monster File, by Gavin Collinson (multi-Doctor)
2(1.3%)
Doctor Who: Salt of the Earth, by Trudi Canavan (3/Jo)
1(0.6%)
Last of the Gaderene, by Mark Gatiss (3/Jo/UNIT)
3(1.9%)
Speed of Flight, by Paul Leonard (3/Jo/Yates)
1(0.6%)
Paradise of Death, by Barry Letts (3/Sarah)
1(0.6%)
Amorality Tale, by David Bishop (3/Sarah)
1(0.6%)
Island Of Death, by Barry Letts (3/Sarah)
1(0.6%)
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller, by Joanne Harris (3)
1(0.6%)
A Device of Death, by Christopher Bulis (4/Sarah/Harry)
1(0.6%)
Doctor Who: The Death Pit, by A. L. Kennedy (4)
1(0.6%)
Millennium Shock, by Justin Richards (4/Harry)
2(1.3%)
The Tomb of Valdemar, by Simon Messingham (4/Romana I)
2(1.3%)
The English Way of Death, by Gareth Roberts (4/Romana II/K9)
2(1.3%)
Divided Loyalties, by Gary Russell (5/Adric/Nyssa/Tegan)
2(1.3%)
Empire of Death, by David Bishop (5/Nyssa)
1(0.6%)
Fear of the Dark, by Trevor Baxendale (5/Nyssa/Tegan)
3(1.9%)
A Handful of Stardust, by Jake Arnott (6/Peri)
2(1.3%)
Search for the Doctor, by Dave Martin (6/K9)
1(0.6%)
Crisis in Space, by Michael Holt (6/Peri/Turlough)
1(0.6%)
Mission to Venus, by William Emms (6)
1(0.6%)
Invasion of the Ormazoids, by Philip Martin (6)
1(0.6%)
Race Against Time, by Pip and Jane Baker (6)
1(0.6%)
The Garden of Evil, by David Martin (6)
1(0.6%)
Happy Endings, by Paul Cornell (7/Benny/Chris/Roz/Ace/Brigadier/Romana II)
4(2.5%)
GodEngine, by Craig Hinton (7/Chris/Roz)
4(2.5%)
Christmas on a Rational Planet, by Lawrence Miles (7/Chris/Roz)
4(2.5%)
Return of the Living Dad, by Kate Orman (7/Benny/Chris/Roz)
4(2.5%)
The Death of Art, by Simon Bucher-Jones (7/Ace/Chris/Roz)
4(2.5%)
Damaged Goods, by Russell T. Davies (7/Chris/Roz)
4(2.5%)
So Vile a Sin, by Ben Aaronovitch and Kate Orman (7/Benny/Chris/Roz)
3(1.9%)
Bad Therapy, by Matthew Jones (7/Chris/Peri)
4(2.5%)
Eternity Weeps, by Jim Mortimore (7/Chris/Benny/Liz)
4(2.5%)
The Room with No Doors, by Kate Orman (7/Chris)
4(2.5%)
Lungbarrow, by Marc Platt (7/Chris/ Romana II / Ace / Leela / K9)
7(4.4%)
The Dying Days, by Lance Parkin (8/Benny/Brigadier)
6(3.8%)
Grimm Reality, by Simon Bucher-Jones and Kelly Hale (8/Fitz/Anji)
2(1.3%)
The Adventuress of Henrietta Street, by Lawrence Miles (8/Fitz/Anji)
4(2.5%)
Mad Dogs and Englishmen, by Paul Magrs (8/Fitz/Anji)
4(2.5%)
Hope, by Mark Clapham (8/Fitz/Anji)
4(2.5%)
Anachrophobia, by Jonathan Morris (8/Fitz/Anji)
4(2.5%)
Trading Futures, by Lance Parkin (8/Fitz/Anji)
4(2.5%)
The Book of the Still, by Paul Ebbs (8/Fitz/Anji)
4(2.5%)
The Crooked World, by Steve Lyons(8/Fitz/Anji)
4(2.5%)
History 101, by Mags L. Halliday (8/Fitz/Anji)
4(2.5%)
Camera Obscura, by Lloyd Rose(8/Fitz/Anji)
4(2.5%)
Time Zero, by Justin Richards(8/Fitz/Anji/Trix)
4(2.5%)
The Infinity Race, by Simon Messingham (8/Fitz/Anji/Trix)
4(2.5%)
Engines of War, by George Mann (The War Doctor)
2(1.3%)
Pest Control, by Peter Anghelides (10/Donna)
2(1.3%)
The Forever Trap, by Dan Abnett (10/Donna)
2(1.3%)
Keeping Up with the Joneses, by Nick Harkaway (10)
1(0.6%)
The Bog Warrior, by Cecelia Ahern (10)
1(0.6%)
The Girl who Loved Doctor Who, by Paul Cornell (11)
5(3.2%)
Into the Nowhere, by Jenny Colgan (11/Clara)
2(1.3%)
Tales of Trenzalore, by Justin Richards (11)
1(0.6%)
Lights Out, by Holly Black (12)
1(0.6%)
The Blood Cell, by James Goss (12/Clara)
3(1.9%)
Silhouette, by Justin Richards (12/Clara)
3(1.9%)
The Crawling Terror, by Mike Tucker (12)
3(1.9%)

And finally, which of these 18 graphic stories have you read?

King Ottokar’s Scepter, by Hergé,
14(22.6%)
Saga, Vol. 2, by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples
14(22.6%)
Asterix and Obelix All at Sea, by Albert Uderzo
6(9.7%)
Lost At Sea, by Bryan Lee O'Malley
4(6.5%)
The Rabbi's Cat 2, by Joann Sfar
1(1.6%)
Dotter of Her Father's Eyes, by Mary M. Talbot and Bryan Talbot
6(9.7%)
Aldébaran, v 5 : The creature, by Léo
2(3.2%)
Bételgeuse, v 1 : The Planet, by Léo
1(1.6%)
De apenkermis, by Willy Vandersteen
1(1.6%)
Amoris van Amoras, by "Willy Vandersteen" [Paul Geerts]
1(1.6%)
Het Aruba-dossier, by "Willy Vandersteen" [Paul Geerts]
1(1.6%)
De Sterrensteen, by "Willy Vandersteen" [Peter Van Gucht & Luc Morjaeu]
1(1.6%)
Sterrenrood, by Willy Vandersteen [Peter Van Gucht]
1(1.6%)
Sugar Skull, by Charles Burns
2(3.2%)
With The Light v 6, by Keiko Tobe
1(1.6%)
With the Light v 7, by Keiko Tobe
1(1.6%)
Meathouse Man, by George R. R. Martin and Raya Golden
4(6.5%)
Brussel in beeldekes: Manneken Pis en andere sjarels, ed Marc Verhaegen
1(1.6%)

Comments

( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
mizkit
Dec. 31st, 2014 04:47 pm (UTC)
Boy! I didn't do very well on this list, either! I did get THE STRANGEST MAN for Christmas, and there are two or three others on your non-fic list that look really interesting to me! :)
alitheapipkin
Dec. 31st, 2014 05:13 pm (UTC)
I started Vernon God Little and thought it was awful and gave up.

I did read some Dr Who books about 8 years ago but I can't remember any of the titles. 10 era I think. Or maybe they were Torchwood novels, I can't remember now... Either way, they didn't make much of an impression obviously!

Edited at 2014-12-31 05:16 pm (UTC)
malinaldarose
Dec. 31st, 2014 09:10 pm (UTC)
Wow -- I am in awe of how much you read this year!
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