Saturday, December 31, 2011

Book List 2011

  1. Role Models - John Waters
  2. The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean - Susan Casey
  3. Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City - Nelson Johnson
  4. You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up: A Love Story - Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn
  5. Freddie Mercury: An Intimate Memoir by the Man Who Knew Him Best - Peter Freestone
  6. Hotel California: The True-Life Adventures of Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young, Mitchell, Taylor, Browne, Ronstadt, Geffen, the Eagles, and Their Many Friends - Barney Hoskyns
  7. The Right Stuff - Tom Wolfe
  8. Sit, Ubu, Sit: How I Went from Brooklyn to Hollywood with the Same Woman, the Same Dog, and a Lot Less Hair - Gary David Goldberg
  9. Just A Geek - Wil Wheaton
  10. Nerd Do Well - Simon Pegg
  11. It’s So Easy (And Other Lies) - Duff McKagan
  12. Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny - Nile Rodgers
  13. I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution - Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum
  14. Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” - David Bianculli
  1. We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
  2. Star Wars: Fool’s Bargain - Timothy Zahn
  3. Star Wars: Survivor’s Quest - Timothy Zahn
  4. Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
Trade Paperbacks and Hardcover Collected Editions
  1. My?tery Society - Steve Niles, Fiona Staples
  2. The Last Days of American Crime - Rick Remender, Greg Tocchini
  3. North 40 - Aaron Williams, Fiona Staples
  4. Chew, Volume 3: Just Desserts - John Layman, Rob Guillory
  5. American Vampire, Volume 1 - Scott Snyder, Stephen King, Rafael Albuquerque
  6. Proof, Book 4: Julia - Alexander Grecian and Riley Rossmo
  7. Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Omnibus - Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck
  8. Star Wars Adventures: Han Solo and the Hollow Moon of Khorya - Jeremy Barlow
  9. Marvel Essential: X-Men, Volume 5 - Chris Claremont, John Romita, Jr., Barry Windsor-Smith
  10. The Walking Dead, Book Six - Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
  11. Dead @ 17: The Witch Queen - Josh Howard
  12. Indiana Jones Omnibus: The Further Adventures, Volume 3 - Various
  13. Hellboy, Volume 1: Seed of Destruction - Mike Mignola, John Byrne
  14. Avengers: Hawkeye - Mark Gruenwald
  15. Avengers: West Coast Avengers Assemble - Roger Stern
  16. Thor Omnibus - Walt Simonson
  17. Sweet Tooth, Volume 1: Out of the Woods - Jeff Lemire
  18. Empowered, Volume 2 - Adam Warren
  19. Y: The Last Man - The Deluxe Edition, Book Five - Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra
  20. I Kill Giants: Titan Edition - Joe Kelly
  21. Ghost Rider, Volume 1: Vicious Cycle - Daniel Way
  22. Ghost Rider, Volume 2: The Life & Death of Johnny Blaze - Daniel Way
  23. Ghost Rider, Volume 3: Apocalypse Soon - Daniel Way
  24. Ghost Rider, Volume 4: Revelations - Daniel Way
  25. Ghost Rider Omnibus - Jason Aaron
  26. Marvel Essential: X-Men, Volume 6 - Chris Claremont, John Romita, Jr., Barry Windsor-Smith
  27. All-Ghouls School - Marc Sumerak, David Bryant
  28. Bomb Queen: Woman of Mass Destruction - Jimmie Robinson
  29. Bomb Queen II: Dirty Bomb - Jimmie Robinson
  30. The Uncanny X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga - Chris Claremont and John Byrne
  31. The Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past - Chris Claremont and John Byrne
  32. Marvel Universe vs. The Punisher - Jonathan Mayberry and Goran Parlov
  33. The Homeland Directive - Robert Venditti and Mike Huddleston
  34. Mystique: Ultimate Collection - Brian K. Vaughan
  35. Marvel Universe vs. Wolverine - Jonathan Mayberry and Laurence Campbell
  36. Fantastic Four Omnibus, Volume 1 - John Byrne
  37. Queen & Country: Definitive Collection, Volume 4 - Greg Rucka
  38. The Walking Dead, Book Seven - Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn


Tommy Flick said...

Good list, is this everything you read this year? Ranked as faves?

AB said...

It's everything I read in 2011, split out by genre, in the order in which it was read. I've kept track of what I read since 2002 (and have posted the year-end list on my blog since 2008). I figured if I logged the books, then it would help motivate me to read more.

The non-fiction highlights last year were definitely the last four books. All are must reads!

I'm obviously not a big fiction reader, but enjoyed all four of them... with a special nod to Flowers for Algernon -- a re-read for me that still packs such an amazing emotional punch.

As for the comics, the Walking Dead hardcovers are as strong as ever, I Kill Giants blew me away, Y: The Last Man finished strong, and it was great to revisit classics from my childhood like the Simonson Thor Omni, Secret Wars, X-Men, and Gruenwald's Hawkeye! Best collected edition I read last year, though, was American Vampire. Flat out amazing.

Tommy Flick said...

That Duff McKagan book looks interesting, I was a big G&R fan back then.

I'd like to read more Star Wars books, but it seems too overwhelming at this point. I do have the 1st Zahn trilogy I'd like to re-read.

I thought Am. Vampire was great, too. I've been leaning toward reading more from my collection, and some classics I've never read.