Evidence of my Bookishness

My “bookworm” appellation is well earned.  When I was a kid, I used to throw a blanket against the crack in my bedroom door in an effort to block the light so my parents couldn’t see how late I was staying up to read (in retrospect, I doubt I was fooling anyone).  I still read quite a bit.  In 2009, I kept track of my reading in a different blog from January until early August, at which point the book importer tool quit working and, my system thrown off, I stopped keeping track.  By that point in the summer, I had already read forty-eight books; I wish I knew how I finished out the last third of the year.


First-time reads are in bold; the rest are rereads.  Books read on the Kindle are marked with an asterisk.

  1. Diplomatic Immunity by Lois McMaster Bujold
  2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
  7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  9. A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett*
  10. The Case for God by Karen Armstrong*
  11. Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett*
  12. The Faded Sun Trilogy by C.J. Cherryh
    1. Kesrith
    2. Shon’jir
    3. Kutath
  13. Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett*
  14. The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett
  15. Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett
  16. Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
  17. The Morgaine Saga by C.J. Cherryh
    1. Gate of Ivrel
    2. Well of Shiuan
    3. Fires of Azeroth
  18. The Young Unicorns by Madeleine L’Engle
  19. Troubling a Star by Madeleine L’Engle
  20. Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb*
  21. The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson*
  22. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
  23. Foreigner by C.J Cherryh
  24. Invader by C.J Cherryh
  25. Inheritor by by C.J Cherryh
  26. Precursor by C.J Cherryh
  27. Defender by C.J Cherryh
  28. Explorer by C.J Cherryh
  29. Destroyer by C.J Cherryh
  30. Swedish Fairy Tales, retold in English by Irma Kaplan
  31. An Acceptable Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  32. Dragons in the Waters by Madeleine L’Engle
  33. Meet the Austins by Madeleine L’Engle
  34. Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief by Andrew Newberg, Eugene D’Aquili, and Vince Rause
  35. How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist by Andrew Newberg M.D. and Mark Robert Waldman*
  36. Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett
  37. Song of the Wanderer by Bruce Coville
  38. Dark Whispers by Bruce Coville
  39. The Last Hunt by Bruce Coville
  40. Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
  41. Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey
  42. Arrow’s Flight by Mercedes Lackey
  43. Arrow’s Fall by Mercedes Lackey
  44. Winds of Fate by Mercedes Lackey
  45. Topgun Days: Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as One of America’s Best Fighter Jocks by Dave “Bio” Barenek*
  46. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson*
  47. The Masterharper of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
  48. Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey
  49. Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffrey
  50. Dragondrums by Anne McCaffrey
  51. The Renegades of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
  52. All the Weyrs of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
  53. The Dolphins of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
  54. The Skies of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
  55. Dragonseye by Anne McCaffrey
  56. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
  57. Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
  58. Mort by Terry Pratchett
  59. I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett*
  60. Pyramids by Terry Pratchett
  61. Cordelia’s Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
    1. Shards of Honor
    2. Barrayar
  62. Young Miles by Lois McMaster Bujold
    1. The Warrior’s Apprentice
    2. “The Mountains of Mourning”
    3. The Vor Game
  63. Miles, Mystery and Mayhem by Lois McMaster Bujold
    1. Cetaganda
    2. Ethan of Athos
    3. “Labyrinth”
  64. The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
  65. Going Postal by Terry Pratchett