booklist 2004

The idea is not only to read as much as possible but to record exactly what I read to reveal any patterns. How much fantasy do I really read? How much fiction and non-fiction?
Books in this instance include graphic novels and anything else over 100 pages.

  1. Jim Henson's Designs and Doodles - Alison Inches
  2. A Perfect Harmony - Roger Caras
  3. Death Sentence - Don Watson
  4. The Mother Trip - Ariel Gore
  5. The Treehouse Book - Peter + Judy Nelson with David Larkin
  6. Love and Clutter - Mirka Mora
  7. *The Folk of the Faraway Tree - Enid Blyton
  8. Perdido Street Station - China Mieville
  9. *Further Adventures of the Family from One End Street - Eve Burnett
  10. *The BFG - Roald Dahl
  11. Books of Magic - Neil Gaiman
  12. *The Enchanted Wood - Enid Blyton
  13. *Preludes and Nocturnes - Neil Gaiman
  14. Eats, Shoots and Leaves: A Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation - Lynne Truss
  15. *Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
  16. *Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll
  17. Adventures in a TV Nation - Michael Moore and Kathleen Glynn
  18. Australian Childhood: An Anthology - Gwyn Dowe and June Factor (eds)
  19. Breast, Bottle, Bowl: The Best Fed Baby Book - Anne Hillis and Penelope Stone
  20. What to Feed Your Baby - Sara Lewis
  21. Legends - Robert Silverberg (ed)
  22. Two Weeks with the Queen - Morris Gleitzman
  23. Ender's World - Orson Scott Card
  24. The End of Equality; Work, Babies and Women's Choices in 21st Century Australia - Anne Summers
  25. Stitch 'n Bitch : The Knitter's Handbook - Debbie Stoller
  26. The Tin Princess - Philip Pullman
  27. You and Your Only Child - Patricia Nachman with Andrea Thompson
  28. The Broken Bridge - Philip Pullman
  29. Mrs Cook - Marele Day
  30. Reinventing Comics - Scott McCloud
  31. On Writing - Stephen King
  32. Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy: Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale - James B. South (ed.)
  33. 1066 and all That - W. C. Sellar, R. J. Reatman, Frank Muir
  34. The Doll's House - Neil Gaiman
  35. Perfume - Philip Suskind
  36. A Good House is Never Done - John Wheatman
  37. World of Knitted Toys - Kath Dalmeny
  38. Legends II - Robert Silverberg (ed.)
  39. Lenore: Noogies - Roman Dirge
  40. Getting Things Done - David Allen
  41. The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
  42. It's My Party and I'll Knit if I Want to - Sharon Aris
  43. Dream Country - Neil Gaiman
    (may have missed a few here - got distracted)
  44. Cotton Knits for all seasons - Debbie Bliss
  45. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke (OK, not finished, but I'm counting it anyway)
  46. Understanding Comics - Scott McCloud
  47. Lenore: Wedgies - Roman Dirge
  48. Knitting For Anarchists - Anna Zilboorg

*Yes, I have read these books before. Possibly more than once.

Seeing as that list is not terribly long yet, here is one of some of the Books We Own That I Haven't Read Yet. (And actually want to. There is a mound of bad fantasy novels on our shelves that date from Richard's teenage years that I have no interest in reading, ever.) I hope at least some of these books migrate to the other list this year.

Wonder Boys - Michael Chabon
The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder - David G. Hartwell (ed.)
Collection of James Herriot "Vet" novels
Pattern Recognition - William Gibson
The Difference Engine - William Gibson and Bruce Sterling
Virtual Light - William Gibson
Idoru - William Gibson
All Tomorrow's Parties - William Gibson
Oyster - Janette Turner Hospital
A Time of Exile - Katharine Kerr
The Second Angel - Philip Kerr
The Shipping News - E. Annie Proulx
Cloudstreet - Tim Winton
Magical Realist Fiction - David Young and Keith Hollman (eds)
Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
Far From the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
The Return of the Native - Thomas Hardy
The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
The Voyage Out - Virginia Woolf
Two Weeks with the Queen - Morris Gleitzman
Sylvie and Bruno - Lewis Carroll
Techgnosis - Erik Davis
Trigger Happy - Stephen Poole
The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat - Oliver Sacks
The School Bag - Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes (eds)
Displaced Fictions - Heather Scutter
The Deluxe Transitive Vampire - Karen Elizabeth Gordon
The Dancing Wu Li Masters - Gary Zukav
Aspects of the Novel - E. M. Forster
The Scar - China Mieville
A Room of One's Own - Virginia Woolf
A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams
Sin and Syntax - Constance Hale
Wild Animus - Rich Shapero