Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I am Smirking Revenge's 2008 in Review


I read a lot. Not quite as many as I wanted to, but I did a fair share. It was a year of changes for me, of new degrees, of new homes, and new jobs. It wasn’t too bad and here’s to hoping that 2009 is absolutely frakking brilliant. So here is the list and the best and the worst in bibliosnark fare for the last 52 weeks.

The Read
75. Lucifer: Volume 2 (Children and Monsters) by Mike Carey
74. French Milk by Lucy Knisley
73. Unusual Suspects Edited by Dana Stabenow
72. Whispers of the Flesh by Louisa Burton
71. Monster Island by David Wellington
70. Three Shadows by Cyril Pedrosa
69. Y: The Last Man Volume 2 (Cycles) by Brian K Vaughan
68. Y: The Last Man Volume 1 (Unmanned) by Brian K Vaughan
67. Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K Hamilton
66. BSG: Sagittarius is Bleeding by Peter David
65. Doctor Who: The Stone Rose by Jac Rayner
64. Mind the Gap by Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon
63. The Harlequin by Laurell K Hamilton
62. Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine
61. Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman
60. Pride of Baghdad by Brian K Vaughan
59. Lucifer: Volume 1 (Devil in the Gateway) by Mike Carey
58. The Walking Dead: Volume 8 (Made to Suffer) by Robert Kirkman
57. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
56. Welcome to the Jungle by Jim Butcher
55. Angel: After the Fall by Brian Lynch
54. We Thought You Would Be Prettier by Laurie Notaro
53. Buffy: Season 8 – No Future for You by Brian K Vaughan and Joss Whedon
52. Spike: Shadow Puppets by Brian Lynch
51. Blood Noir by Laurell K Hamilton
50. 5 People Who Died During Sex by Karl Shaw
49. Love Your Handwriting by Heidi Swapp
48. The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman
47. Night of the Wolf by Alice Borchardt
46. I Was Told There Would Be Cake by Sloane Crosley
45. In the Small by Michael Hague
44. World War Z by Max Brooks
43. Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk
42. The Magician and the Fool by Barth Anderson
41. Battlestar Galactica: Unity by Steven Harper
40. Winkie by Clifford Chase
39. The Devil You Know by Mike Carey
38. The Bone Key by Sarah Monette
37. Dog Days by John Levitt
36. A Kiss Before the Apocalypse by By Thomas E. Sniegoski
35. In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Culleton Mosionier
34. Fullmetal Alchemist Volume One by Hiromu Arakawa
33. Bound by Moonlight by Louisa Burton
32. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
31. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
30. Dead to Me by Anton Strout
29. Embrace the Night by Karen Chance
28. Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews
27.The Hypochondriac's Pocket Guide to Horrible Diseases You Probably Already Have by Dennis DiClaudio
26.The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Book 1) by Alexander McCall Smith
25.House of Dark Delights by Louisa Burton
24.The Walking Dead 7: The Calm Before by Robert Kirkman
23.The Walking Dead 6: This Sorrowful Life by Robert Kirkman
22.The Walking Dead V.5: The Best Defense by Robert Kirkman
21.The Walking Dead V.4: The Heart's Desire by Robert Kirkman
20.The Walking Dead V.3: Safety Behind Bars by Robert Kirkman
19. Things Fall Apart: A Novel by Chinua Achebe
18. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction by Jon Stewart, The Writers of The Daily Show
17/16. The Complete Maus Vol. 1&2 by Art Spiegelman
15. The Walking Dead Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us by Robert Kirman
14. Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham
13. The Walking Dead V.1 by Robert Kirkman
12. Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid
11. Succbus Blues by Richelle Mead
10. Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith
9. Will the Vampire People Please Leave the Lobby? by Allyson Beatrice
8. Black Magic Woman by Justin Gustainis
7. Under Cover of Darkness (Anthology) Edited by Czerneda and Paniccia
6. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
5. Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine
4. Dead Girl's Dance by Rachel Caine.
3. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
2. The Unnatural Inquirer by Simon R Green
1. Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

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The Best
10. Buffy Season 8 Comics by Joss Whedon and Co
9. I was Told There Would be Cake by Sloane Crosley
8. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
7. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
6. The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
5. The Devil You Know by Mike Carey
4. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
3. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
2. World War Z by Max Brooks
1. Y: The Last Man series by Brian K Vaughan

Favorite New Series
Felix Castor series by Mike Carey, Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, The Walking Dead Series by Robert Kirman, Y: The Last Man by Brian K Vaughan and Lucifer by Mike Carey.

Most Read Genre
Urban Fantasy (What can I say?)

Least Read Genre
Historical/Non Fiction (I should get on that)

The Worst
Blood Noir (Anita Blake Book 16) by Laurell K Hamilton which was neither bloody nor noiry and where sex was apparently the solution to everything. Such a let down from Harlequin and The Under Cover of Darkness Anthology which had about two good stories in all.

Happy New Year Everyone!

3 comments:

thebonebreaker said...

Fraking brilliant indeed! ;-)

Quite the impressive list - I must say that #27 sounds pretty funny!

daydream said...

Wow, you read a lot now haven't you... Impressive, impressive.

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