Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Final Tally

Not too bad for a year with a trans-Atlantic move.

55. Wicked - Gregory Macguire
54. Widdershins - Charles de Lint
53. Daemon - Daniel Suarez
52. Library of Shadows - Mikkel Birkegaard
51. Personal Demon - Kelley Armstrong
49. The petty details of so-and-so's life - Camilla Gibb
48. The Wild Hunt - Elizabeth Chadwick
47. Steel Remains - Richard K. Morgan
46. The Warrior's Princess - Barbara Erskine
45. Hawkspar - Holly Lisle
44. Talyn - Holly Lisle
43. Fallen - Tim Lebbon
42. Iron Kissed - Patricia Briggs
41. The Conjurer's Bird - Martin Davies
40. The Edge of the World - Kevin J. Anderson
39. Revenant - Tristan Hughes
38. The Gun Seller - Hugh Laurie
37. Pegesus Descending - James Lee Burke
36. Oxygen - Carla Cassella*
35. March Violets/The Pale Criminal - Phillip Kerr
34. Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club - Dorothy Sayers
33. Sons of Heaven - Kage Baker
32. Still Alice - Lisa Genova*
31. Man with the Golden Torc - Simon Green
30. Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
29. Lost in a Good Book - Jasper Fforde
28. Zodiac - Neal Stephenson
27. Pariah - Dave Zeltserman
26. A Secret Alchemy - Emma Darwin
25. The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey - Candice Millard
24. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
23. Just One Bite - Kimberly Raye
22. Iron Council - China Mieville
21. Spook Country - William Gibson
20. Are Men Necessary? - Maureen Dowd
19. Nowhere to Go - Lee Childs
18. Pigs in Heaven - Barbara Kingsolver
17. To Say Nothing of the Dog - Connie Willis (a perennial favorite)
16. Whiskey and Water - Elizabeth Bear
15. The Alton Gift - Marion Zimmer Bradley and Deborah J. Ross
14. Dragon Singer - Anne McCaffrey
13. The Bull from the Sea - Mary Renault March
12. Careless in Red - Elizabeth George
11. New Amsterdam - Elizabeth Bear
10. In the Moon of Red Ponies - James Lee Burke
9. A Different Light - Elizabeth Lynn
8. Little Brother - Cory Doctorow
7. Darwinia - Robert Charles Wilson
6. Undertow - Elizabeth Bear
5. Fool Moon - Jim Butcher
4. Breaking Dawn - Stephanie Meyer (phew!)
3. Eclipse - Stephanie Meyer
2. New Moon - Stephanie Meyer
1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Steig Larsson, translated from Swedish by Reg Keeland.

My resolution for 2010 - more non-fiction! Including, but not limited to The Golden Bough and something about native Irish religious traditions. Native as in original/Celtic/indigenous spiritual traditions. I have some research to be doing...

Here's wishing you all a happy, healthy and book-filled New Year!


  1. Hi porpoise, here's a recommendation of a fascinating nonfiction book for you, since you're already interested in Teddy R.: The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War by James Bradley. Excellent book that essentially blames TR for abetting policies which led to Pearl Harbor! And thanks for reading my Stieg Larsson translation. Best, Reg

  2. Reg -

    Thanks so much for the TR recommendation. I'll have to hunt it down, which may be a bit of a challenge in the UK, but it will be out there somewhere. He is a fascinating person. And thank you also for your translations of Steig Larsson's books. I just finished the second in the series, and loved it from beginning to end. It's very sad that we won't get to read any more of your translations of his work.

    Come back again!