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My books of 2018, and a poll

I read 262 books this year, the seventh highest of fourteen years that I have been keeping count, so squarely in the middle. (Full numbers: 238 in 2017, 212 in 2016, 290 in 2015, 291 in 2014, 237 in 2013, 259 in 2012, 301 in 2011, 278 in 2010, 342 in 2009, 374 in 2008, 235 in 2007, 207 in 2006, 137 in 2005). There were some pretty slow months when travel didn't quite allow for full enjoyment, but I've been getting back in the habit of reading rather than supping from the information firehose. Next year I'm on the Hugos again, but I hope it will eat less into my reading time than last year.

Page count for the year: 71,600 - again in the middle of the range, fifth highest of the eight years where I have kept count (60,500 in 2017; 62,300 in 2016; 80,100 in 2015; 97,100 in 2014; 67,000 in 2013; 77,800 in 2012; 88,200 in 2011)
Books by non-male writers in 2017: 102/262, 39% - a record high; not really sure why, though of course a lot of women did get Hugo nominations. (64/238 [27%] in 2017, 65 [31%] in 2016, 86 [30%] in 2015, 81 [28%] in 2014, 71 [30%] in 2013, 65 [25%] in 2012, 22% in 2011, 23% in 2010, 20% in 2009, 12% in 2008)
Books by PoC in 2017: 26/262, 10% - another record high, and the more diverse Hugos played a part here too. (17/238 [7%] in 2017, 14 [7%] in 2016, 20 [7%] in 2015, 11 [5%] in 2014, 12 [5%] in 2013, 5% in 2011, 9% in 2010, 5% in 2009, 2% in 2008)

Most books by a single author: Tove Jansson and Marcel Proust, both with 6 (previous winners: Colin Brake and Leo in 2017, Christopher Marlowe in 2016, Justin Richards in 2015 and 2014, Agatha Christie in 2013, Jonathan Gash in 2012, Arthur Conan Doyle in 2011, Ian Rankin in 2010, William Shakespeare in 2009 and 2008, Terrance Dicks in 2007, Ian Marter in 2006, Charles Stross in 2005).

NB that (almost) all book covers below link to Amazon.co.uk pages if you want to buy the book from them.

Science Fiction and Fantasy (excluding Doctor Who)

\2018/ \2017/ \2016/ \2015/ \2014/ \2013/ \2012/ \2011/ \2010/ \2009/
108 68 80 130 124 65 62 78 73 78
41% 29% 38% 45% 43% 27% 24% 26% 26% 23%

A comparatively high total, thanks to two new Hugo categories and Retro Hugos as well.

Some very welcome re-reads (Gulliver's Travels, Snow Crash, Jonathan Hoag, the Moomin books).

My three top sff new reads:

3) Provenance, by Anne Leckie - not directly connected to her previous books, but a convincing story of politics and truth. Finalist for both BSFA and Hugo Awards, and I voted for it both times, though it did not win either.
2) In Other Lands, by Sarah Rees Brennan - one of the Hugo YA finalists, I thought this was a brilliant look at young wizardry with a bisexual protagonist.
1) The Sudden Appearance of Hope, by Clare North - increasingly one of my favourite authors, here with another tale of someone whose interaction with our world is very different, combined with a sinister Facebook-meets-Social-Credit Big Tech conspiracy.

The one you might not have heard of: Anne Charnock's novella The Enclave, another BSFA Award finalist, which I thought caught a lot of things about Brexit Britain very well.

The one to skip: Second-Stage Lensmen, by E.E. "Doc" Smith - turgid prose from the depths of the pulp era.



Non-sfnal fiction
\2018/ \2017/ \2016/ \2015/ \2014/ \2013/ \2012/ \2011/ \2010/ \2009/
36 26 28 42 41 44 48 48 50 57
14% 11% 13% 14% 14% 19% 19% 16% 18% 18%

Lower than any year apart from the last two, as my various reading projects have prioritised other genres, particularly sff.

Again, some welcome rereads (Proust, Kavalier and Clay). My three top new books:

3) And The Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini - a generational tale of Afghanistan and other places which really worked for me.
2) Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters - Waters is my real discovery this year, and Iliked this most of the books by her which I read.
1) Moon Tiger, by Penelope Lively - really blown away by this twentieth-century life story, set mainly in England but with other excursions; I should probably read more by this author.

The one you haven't heard of: Something Like Normal, by Trish Doller - author is my twin (born the same day and year); this was her first novel, about a young American soldier returning fro the wars and finding it very difficult to fit in.

The one to skip: Five Escape Brexit Island, by Bruno Vincent - not so much a one-joke book as a no-joke book.



Non-fiction

\2018/ \2017/ \2016/ \2015/ \2014/ \2013/ \2012/ \2011/ \2010/ \2009/
50 57 37 47 48 46 53 69 66 88
19% 24% 17% 16% 16% 19% 20% 23% 24% 26%

Very slightly but I think not significantly below average.

Top three non-fiction books of 2018:

equal 2) After Europe by Ivan Krastev, and Europe Reset: New Directions for the EU, by Richard Youngs - two takes on the future of the continent, one more pessimistic, one more optimistic, both thorough and also digestible.
1) The last book I fnished this year, and the best book I read all year: Factfulness, by Hans Rosling - a fantastic guide to what is really going on in the world, and how we can think about it more usefully, based just on facts.

The one you haven't heard of: Huawei Stories: Pioneers, ed. Tian Tao and Yin Zhifeng - fascinating stories of Chinese engineers encountering strange cultures, like Iceland, Italy and Africa.

The one to skip: Here’s My Card, by Bob Popyk, useless and outdated advice on networking.






Comics

\2018/ \2017/ \2016/ \2015/ \2014/ \2013/ \2012/ \2011/ \2010/ \2009/
28 29 27 18 19 30 21 27 18 28
11% 12% 13% 6% 7% 13% 8% 9% 6% 8%

Much the same as the last couple of years.

Top three comics of my year:

3) Saga vol 7, by Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan - I've been following the series faithfully since the beginning, and I felt that this installment seemed to pick up a bit more dark energy.
2) My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, by Emil Ferris - was a Hugo finalist; I didn't think it was actually sf, but I did think it was remarkably good - a story of a little girl in Chicago who discovers more than she really wanted to know about her upstairs neighbour.
1) Weapons of Mass Diplomacy / Quai d'Orsay, by "Abel Lanzac" (Antonin Baudry) and Christophe Blain - brilliant insight into the top levels of diplomacy, which I am recommending to everyone at work.

The one you may not heard of: Ergens Waar Je Niet Wil Zijn / The Wrong Place by Brecht Evens - vivid evocation of two Flemish chaps whose relationship is not exactly what either of them think it is, played out against a background of suburbia, disco and sex.

The one to skip: Dark Satanic Mills, by Marcus Sedgwick - confused near-future English dystopia trying to riff off William Blake and not really succeeding.



Doctor Who (and spinoff) fiction

\2018/ \2017/ \2016/ \2015/ \2014/ \2013/ \2012/ \2011/ \2010/ \2009/
32 51 39 43 59 72 75 80 71 70
12% 21% 18% 15% 20% 30% 29% 27% 26% 19%

A historic low here, basically because I have now read almost all of the Doctor Who books that there are to read. Having said that, the above figure excludes 7 non-fiction books and 4 comics which could have been counted in this category, several of which which I am including in my top three etc below.

3) Outside In: 160 New Perspectives on 160 Classic Doctor Who Stories, by 160 Writers, ed. Robert Smith? - much more insightful than the average survey of Doctor Who stories written by a single person or team, includes my brother.
2) A History of the Universe in 100 Objects, by Steve Tribe and James Goss - a gorgeous book looking at internal Who mythology but also drawing linkes bwteen stories in Old and New Who.
1) The Day of the Doctor, by Steven Moffat - the climax of the Moffat era in novel form, telling the story of the anniversary special in an unusual way, incidentally canonicalising the Peter Cushing movies. I hope that future novelisations can aspire to be this good.

The one you may have forgotten about: Time Lord: Create your own adventures in time and space, by Ian Marsh and Peter Darvill-Evans - the 1991 Doctor Who role-playing game.

The one you can skip: The Doctor Who Quiz Book of Dinosaurs, by Michael Holt - an obscure Fifth Doctor era kids spinoff, which contains surprisingly little information about dinosaurs.



Plays

Only four this year. Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, is the best of course, but was not new. You Can't Take It with You, by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, is very entertaining. Everybody Comes to Rick’s, by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison, is not as bad as people say. Those three were all adapted to Oscar-winning films. I completely bounced off Le Mariage de Figaro, by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais.



Poetry

Great to rediscover Virgil's Æneid, in two different translations, plus Heaney's Book VI. Unexpected discovery: Glory of Me, an epic poem by MacKinlay Kantor, about demobbed US servicemen from the second world war. (Note also: Now We Are Six Hundred, by James Goss with illustrations by Russell T. Davies.)

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Finally, which of the 262 books I read this year have you read? You should be able to take this poll using your Facebook and/or Twitter account, even if you don't have a Livejournal account. Except for the last category, they are arranged in order of popularity on LibraryThing.

Poll #2088391 2018 books

Which of these 108 SF books have you read?

Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift
20(4.4%)
Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson
18(4.0%)
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, by Edith Hamilton
7(1.6%)
Orlando, by Virginia Woolf
9(2.0%)
Ringworld, by Larry Niven
16(3.6%)
The Island Of Doctor Moreau, by H. G. Wells
10(2.2%)
The Fall of Hyperion, by Dan Simmons
11(2.4%)
The Little Stranger, by Sarah Waters
2(0.4%)
The Way of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson
2(0.4%)
Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders
2(0.4%)
Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, by James Finn Garner
6(1.3%)
Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch
3(0.7%)
Woman on the Edge of Time, by Marge Piercy
6(1.3%)
It Can't Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis
2(0.4%)
Finn Family Moomintroll, by Tove Jansson
9(2.0%)
Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson
2(0.4%)
High-Rise, by J. G. Ballard
5(1.1%)
Vurt, by Jeff Noon
5(1.1%)
Beyond This Horizon, by Robert A. Heinlein
7(1.6%)
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag, by Robert A Heinlein
8(1.8%)
The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden
1(0.2%)
Comet In Moominland, by Tove Jansson
7(1.6%)
La Belle Sauvage, by Philip Pullman
2(0.4%)
Robot Visions, by Isaac Asimov
7(1.6%)
A Natural History of Dragons, by Marie Brennan
7(1.6%)
Welcome to Night Vale, by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
4(0.9%)
Moominland Midwinter, by Tove Jansson
6(1.3%)
Moominsummer Madness, by Tove Jansson
6(1.3%)
He, She and It, by Marge Piercy
4(0.9%)
Discount Armageddon, by Seanan McGuire
5(1.1%)
Moominpappa At Sea, by Tove Jansson
6(1.3%)
Second-Stage Lensmen, by E. E. 'Doc' Smith
6(1.3%)
Ammonite, by Nicola Griffith
8(1.8%)
City of Stairs, by Robert Jackson Bennett
3(0.7%)
Moominvalley in November, by Tove Jansson
6(1.3%)
The Stone Sky, by N. K. Jemisin
5(1.1%)
The Collapsing Empire, by John Scalzi
6(1.3%)
All Systems Red, by Martha Wells
9(2.0%)
Hardwired, by Walter Jon Williams
6(1.3%)
The Cloud Roads, by Martha Wells
6(1.3%)
The Beast Master, by Norton Andre
9(2.0%)
Provenance, by Ann Leckie
10(2.2%)
Down Among the Sticks and Bones, by Seanan McGuire
5(1.1%)
New York 2140, by Kim Stanley Robinson
2(0.4%)
Toast, by Charles Stross
1(0.2%)
Ill Met in Lankhmar, by Fritz Leiber
6(1.3%)
Lord of Thunder, by Andre Norton
7(1.6%)
Six Wakes, by Mur Lafferty
6(1.3%)
Binti: Home, by Nnedi Okorafor
7(1.6%)
Islandia, by Austin Tappan Wright
2(0.4%)
An Old Captivity, by Nevil Shute
3(0.7%)
River of Teeth, by Sarah Gailey
5(1.1%)
The Ginger Star, by Leigh Brackett
3(0.7%)
The Sudden Appearance of Hope, by Claire North
4(0.9%)
Earth Girl, by Janet Edwards
2(0.4%)
The Black Tides of Heaven, by JY Yang
4(0.9%)
Perilous Dreams, by Andre Norton
4(0.9%)
Fools, by Pat Cadigan
4(0.9%)
An Unkindness of Ghosts, by Rivers Solomon
1(0.2%)
Heroine Complex, by Sarah Kuhn
1(0.2%)
Raven Stratagem, by Yoon Ha Lee
6(1.3%)
Planesrunner, by Ian McDonald
2(0.4%)
The Story of General Dann and Mara's Daughter, Griot and the Snow Dog, by Doris Lessing
1(0.2%)
The Laertian Gamble, by Robert Sheckley
2(0.4%)
Jade City, by Fonda Lee
3(0.7%)
In Other Lands, by Sarah Rees Brennan
4(0.9%)
A Skinful of Shadows, by Frances Hardinge
3(0.7%)
Donovan's Brain, by Curt Siodmak
2(0.4%)
Akata Warrior, by Nnedi Okorafor
5(1.1%)
The Man Who Spoke Snakish, by Andrus Kivirähk
1(0.2%)
Your Code Name Is Jonah, by Edward Packard
3(0.7%)
Mind Over Ship, by David Marusek
1(0.2%)
Missile Gap, by Charles Stross
5(1.1%)
The Martian Inca, by Ian Watson
2(0.4%)
Under the Pendulum Sun, by Jeannette Ng
3(0.7%)
Putting up Roots, by Charles Sheffield
1(0.2%)
Penric's Fox, by Lois McMaster Bujold
8(1.8%)
The Sound of his Horn, by Sarban
2(0.4%)
The Uninvited, by Dorothy Macardle
1(0.2%)
Larque on the Wing, by Nancy Springer
3(0.7%)
Up Jim River, by Michael Flynn
1(0.2%)
The Universe Between, by Alan E Nourse
4(0.9%)
Anno Dracula - Dracula Cha Cha Cha, by Kim Newman
3(0.7%)
The Art of Starving, by Sam J. Miller
2(0.4%)
Stories of the Raksura: The Dead City & The Dark Earth Below, by Martha Wells
5(1.1%)
Aztec Century, by Christopher Evans
3(0.7%)
Summer in Orcus, by T. Kingfisher
4(0.9%)
Spirit, by Gwyneth Jones
1(0.2%)
The Murders of Molly Southbourne, by Tade Thompson
1(0.2%)
Destination Moon, by Robert A. Heinlein
6(1.3%)
The Rift, by Nina Allan
2(0.4%)
Dreams Before the Start of Time, by Anne Charnock
1(0.2%)
Daystar and Shadow, by James B. Johnson
0(0.0%)
Hybrid, by Shaun Hutson
0(0.0%)
Darkness and the Light, by Olaf Stapledon
0(0.0%)
Gonna Roll The Bones, by Fritz Leiber
4(0.9%)
The Enclave, by Anne Charnock
0(0.0%)
"Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones", by Samuel R. Delany
5(1.1%)
"Slow Sculpture", by Theodore Sturgeon
4(0.9%)
Uncanny Valley, by Greg Egan
0(0.0%)
Anno Mortis, by Rebecca Levene
0(0.0%)
Grand Canyon, by Vita Sackville-West
0(0.0%)
The Region Between, by Harlan Ellison
0(0.0%)
Rare Unsigned Copy, by Simon Petrie
0(0.0%)
Tangle Of Fates, by Leslie Ann Moore
0(0.0%)
Newry Bridge, or, Ireland in 1887, by Anonymous
0(0.0%)

Which of these 36 non-sf fiction books have you read?

Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
8(6.2%)
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon
15(11.5%)
Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier
13(10.0%)
The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield
5(3.8%)
The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver
3(2.3%)
The Way by Swann's, by Marcel Proust
4(3.1%)
Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters
6(4.6%)
All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren
4(3.1%)
And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini
1(0.8%)
Delta of Venus, by Anaïs Nin
6(4.6%)
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower, by Marcel Proust
3(2.3%)
The Guermantes Way, by Marcel Proust
3(2.3%)
The Name of this Book Is Secret, by Pseudonymous Bosch
1(0.8%)
Sodom and Gomorrah, by Marcel Proust
3(2.3%)
Burr, by Gore Vidal
3(2.3%)
How Green Was My Valley, by Richard Llewellyn
4(3.1%)
Moon Tiger, by Penelope Lively
5(3.8%)
Finding Time Again, by Marcel Proust
3(2.3%)
Julian, by Gore Vidal
3(2.3%)
The Prisoner and the Fugitive, by Marcel Proust
3(2.3%)
War and Turpentine, by Stefan Hertmans
1(0.8%)
Gemini, by Dorothy Dunnett
5(3.8%)
Ghana Must Go, by Taiye Selasi
1(0.8%)
Mrs Miniver, by Jan Struther
3(2.3%)
Rather Be the Devil, by Ian Rankin
1(0.8%)
Looking For JJ, by Anne Cassidy
1(0.8%)
The Supernatural Enhancements, by Edgar Cantero
1(0.8%)
The Lost Weekend, by Charles Jackson
1(0.8%)
Something Like Normal, by Trish Doller
1(0.8%)
Maigret Loses His Temper, by Georges Simenon
3(2.3%)
Gentleman's Agreement, by Laura Z. Hobson
2(1.5%)
The Stone Book Quartet, by Alan Garner
4(3.1%)
Quoth the Raven, by Jane Haddam
3(2.3%)
Baptism in Blood, by Jane Haddam
3(2.3%)
The Deer Hunter, by Eric Corner
1(0.8%)
L'Équation Africaine, by Yasmina Khadra
1(0.8%)
Five Escape Brexit Island, by Bruno Vincent
2(1.5%)

Which of these 50 non-fiction books have you read?

Watching the English, by Kate Fox
4(5.4%)
Byzantium, by Judith Herrin
1(1.4%)
The Life of Our Lord, by Charles Dickens
1(1.4%)
The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England, by Ian Mortimer
5(6.8%)
So, Anyway..., by John Cleese
2(2.7%)
A Preface to Paradise Lost, by C. S. Lewis
2(2.7%)
Factfulness, by Hans Rosling
2(2.7%)
Women & Power, by Mary Beard
4(5.4%)
The Road to Middlemarch, by Rebecca Mead
1(1.4%)
No Time to Spare, by Ursula K. Le Guin
3(4.1%)
Seventeen Equations that Changed the World, by Ian Stewart
1(1.4%)
Who I Am, by Peter Townshend
2(2.7%)
Nine Gates, by Jane Hirshfield
1(1.4%)
Doctor Who: The Visual Dictionary, by Neil Corry, Jacqueline Rayner, Andrew Darling, Kerrie Dougherty, David John and Simon Beecroft
3(4.1%)
The God Instinct, by Jesse Bering
1(1.4%)
The Man Within My Head, by Pico Iyer
1(1.4%)
52 Ways of Looking at a Poem, by Ruth Padel
1(1.4%)
Crash Override, by Zoe Quinn
2(2.7%)
Doctor Who: A History Of The Universe In 100 Objects, by Steve Tribe and James Goss
1(1.4%)
The Fate of Rome, by Kyle Harper
1(1.4%)
The Road to Somewhere, by David Goodhart
1(1.4%)
Politics of Climate Change, ed. Anthony Giddens
1(1.4%)
Brewing Justice, by Daniel Jaffee
1(1.4%)
The Complete Ice Age, ed. Brian M. Fagan
1(1.4%)
Who is the Doctor, by Graeme Burk and Robert Smith?
1(1.4%)
Behind the Sofa, ed. Steve Berry
1(1.4%)
After Europe, by Ivan Krastev
1(1.4%)
Luminescent Threads, edited by Alexandra Pierce and Mimi Mondal
2(2.7%)
A Lit Fuse, by Nat Segaloff
2(2.7%)
Iain M. Banks, by Paul Kincaid
2(2.7%)
Free Radical, by Vince Cable
1(1.4%)
Here's My Card, by Bob Popyk
1(1.4%)
Sleeping with Monsters, by Liz Bourke
3(4.1%)
Berlitz Pocket Guide Riga, by Martins Zaprauskis
1(1.4%)
OUTSIDE IN: 160 New Perspectives on 160 Classic Doctor Who Stories by 160 Writers, ed. Robert Smith?
1(1.4%)
No Going Back To Moldova, by Anna Robertson
1(1.4%)
Virgins, Weeders and Queens: A History of Women in the Garden, by Twigs Way
1(1.4%)
About Time 8, by Tat Wood and Dorothy Ail
1(1.4%)
Europe Reset, by Richard Youngs
1(1.4%)
Freddie Mercury, by Mark Blake
1(1.4%)
Patrick Troughton, by Michael Troughton
1(1.4%)
Wroxeter Roman City, by Roger H. White
1(1.4%)
Fair Trade, ed. Laura T. Reynolds, Douglas L. Murray and John Wilkinson
1(1.4%)
Seychelles: The Saga of a Small Nation Navigating the Cross-Currents of a Big World, by Sir James Mancham
1(1.4%)
The Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook, European Edition, by Harrison Monsky and the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
1(1.4%)
An Outline of the History of Pharmacy in Ireland, by William D Moore
1(1.4%)
The Case for a New WEU, by Charles Tannock
1(1.4%)
Explorers: Huawei Stories, ed. Tian Tao and Yin Zhifeng
1(1.4%)
Pioneers: Huawei Stories, ed. Tian Tao and Yin Zhifeng
1(1.4%)
Brexit and the Future of Ireland: Uniting Ireland & Its People in Peace & Prosperity, by Senator Mark Daly
1(1.4%)

Which of these 28 comics/graphic novels have you read?

Saga Volume 7, written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples
5(9.4%)
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, by Emil Ferris
2(3.8%)
Monstress Volume 2: The Blood, written by Marjorie M. Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda
4(7.5%)
Paper Girls Volume 3, written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Cliff Chiang, colored by Matthew Wilson, lettered by Jared Fletcher
5(9.4%)
Bitch Planet Volume 2: President Bitch, written by Kelly Sue DeConnick, illustrated by Valentine De Landro and Taki Soma, colored by Kelly Fitzpatrick, lettered by Clayton Cowles
3(5.7%)
Brüsel, by Benoît Peeters and François Schuiten
2(3.8%)
Providence, Act 1, by Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows
1(1.9%)
Ergens Waar Je Niet Wilt Zijn, by Brecht Evens
1(1.9%)
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, by H.P. Lovecraft and Ian Culbard
2(3.8%)
Torchwood: Rift War, by Ian Edgington et al.
1(1.9%)
Outrageous Tales from the Old Testament, by Arthur Ranson, Donald Rooum, Dave Gibbons, Alan Moore, Hunt Emerson, Neil Gaiman, Mike Matthews, Julie Hollings, Carol Bennett, Peter Rigg and Dave McKean
2(3.8%)
Weapons of Mass Diplomacy, by Abel Lanzac and Christophe Blain
2(3.8%)
The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia, by Bryan Talbot and Mary Talbot
1(1.9%)
The Four Doctors, by Paul Cornell and Neil Edwards
3(5.7%)
Black Bolt Vol. 1: Hard Time, written by Saladin Ahmed, illustrated by Christian Ward, lettered by Clayton Cowles
4(7.5%)
Krimson, by Marc Legendre
1(1.9%)
Dark Satanic Mills, by Marcus Sedgwick, Julian Sedgwick, John Higgins and Marc Olivent
1(1.9%)
Doctor Who: A Cold Day in Hell, ed. Tom Spilsbury
2(3.8%)
Doctor Who: The Widow's Curse, ed. Tom Spilsbury
3(5.7%)
Verraad, by Jean-Luc Istin and Dejan Nenadov
1(1.9%)
Apostata 07: Niets meer dan een wolk, by Ken Broeders
1(1.9%)
P.I.G.S, by Cecilia Valagussa
1(1.9%)
Aliénor, la Légende noire, tome 5, by Arnaud Delalande, Simona Mogavino and Carlos Gomez
1(1.9%)
Aliénor, la Légende noire, tome 6, by Arnaud Delalande, Simona Mogavino and Carlos Gomez
1(1.9%)
Hoger dan de bergen en dieper dan de zee: kroniek van een migrant, by Laïla Koubaa and Laura Janssens
1(1.9%)
Retour sur Aldébaran, tome 1, by Leo
1(1.9%)
Rose de Paris, by Gilles Schlesser and Eric Puech
1(1.9%)

Which of these four plays have you read or seen?

Hamlet, by William Shakespeare
30(76.9%)
Le Mariage de Figaro, by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
5(12.8%)
You Can't Take It with You, by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
3(7.7%)
Everybody Comes to Rick’s, by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison
1(2.6%)

Which of these three epic poems have you read?

The Aeneid, by Virgil
14(82.4%)
The Aeneid, Book VI, by Virgil as translated by Seamus Heaney
2(11.8%)
Glory for Me, by MacKinlay Kantor
1(5.9%)

And finally, which of these 32 Doctor Who books (here in rough continuity order) have you read?

Who Killed Kennedy: The Shocking Secret Linking a Time Lord and a President, by “James Stevens” and David Bishop (mostly Third Doctor)
2(4.0%)
Doctor Who-The Talons of Weng-Chiang: Script, by Robert Holmes (Fourth Doctor)
1(2.0%)
Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen, by Douglas Adams and James Goss (Fourth Doctor)
1(2.0%)
Doctor Who Quiz Book of Dinosaurs, by Michael Holt (Fifth Doctor)
1(2.0%)
Doctor Who-Time Lord, by Peter Darvill-Evans and Ian Marsh
1(2.0%)
Doctor Who Files: The Daleks, by Justin Richards (Tenth Doctor era)
1(2.0%)
Doctor Who Files: the Cybermen, by Justin Richards (Tenth Doctor era)
1(2.0%)
Doctor Who Files: The TARDIS, by Justin Richards (Tenth Doctor era)
1(2.0%)
Doctor Who Storybook 2009 (Tenth Doctor)
2(4.0%)
The Official "Doctor Who" Annual 2010 (Tenth Doctor)
1(2.0%)
Doctor Who: Rose, by Russell T Davies (Ninth Doctor)
2(4.0%)
Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion, by Jenny T Colgan (Tenth Doctor)
3(6.0%)
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor, by Steven Moffat (Eleventh Doctor, with Tenth Doctor and War Doctor)
2(4.0%)
Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time, by Paul Cornell (Twelfth Doctor)
2(4.0%)
Twelve Angels Weeping, by Dave Rudden (Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, War, Eleventh, Twelfth and Thirteenth Doctors)
1(2.0%)
Doctor Who: The Women Who Lived, by Christel Dee and Simon Guerrier (Various companions and other chatacters, brief Thirteenth Doctor)
1(2.0%)
Doctor Who: The Missy Chronicles, by James Goss, Cavan Scott, Paul Magrs, Peter Anghelides, Jacqueline Rayner and Richard Dinnick (Missy, brief Thirteenth Doctor)
1(2.0%)
Doctor Who: The Legends of River Song, by Jenny T. Colgan, Jacqueline Rayner, Steve Lyons, Guy Adams and Andrew Lane (River Song)
2(4.0%)
Doctor Who: Wit, Wisdom and Timey Wimey Stuff - The Quotable Doctor Who, by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright
1(2.0%)
Doctor Who: Now We Are Six Hundred, by James Goss, illustrated by Russell T. Davies
3(6.0%)
The Tree of Life, by Mark Michalowski (Bernice Summerfield)
2(4.0%)
Parallel Lives, by Rebecca Levene, Stewart Sheargold, Dave Stone and Simon Guerrier (Bernice Summerfield)
2(4.0%)
Something Changed, ed. Simon Guerrier (Bernice Summerfield)
2(4.0%)
Genius Loci, by Ben Aaronovitch (Bernice Summerfield)
2(4.0%)
Collected Works, ed. Nick Wallace (Bernice Summerfield)
2(4.0%)
Old Friends, by Jonathan Clements, Marc Platt and Pete Kempshall (Bernice Summerfield)
2(4.0%)
The Two Jasons, by Dave Stone (Bernice Summerfield)
2(4.0%)
Nobodys Children, by Kate Orman, Jonathan Blum and Philip Purser-Hallard (Bernice Summerfield)
2(4.0%)
Missing Adventures, ed. Rebecca Levene (Bernice Summerfield)
2(4.0%)
The Vampire Curse, by Mags L Halliday, Kelly Hale and Philip Purser-Hallard (Bernice Summerfield)
2(4.0%)

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redfiona99
Dec. 31st, 2018 09:16 pm (UTC)
I've said yes to Marriage of Figaro despite only having seen it as an opera.

I've also said yes to the Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, or at least the front cover looks similar to a book with a similar title I have read.
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