Books Read

I’ve been keeping track of the books I’ve read for a number of years. Slowly but surely, I’ll be adding them here, sorted by year. Links go to reviews I’ve written here on RFdc. Titles with a (*) notation have a review pending (assuming I get around to it in a reasonable amount of time, anyway).

If you’re interested, you can see my entire library on my LibraryThing catalog page.

Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 553

Dune – Frank Herbert (re-read of a new edition from The Folio Society)

Books Read: 9
Pages Read: 3425

A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
Into the Lake of the Woods – Tim O’Brien
The Broken Eye – Brent Weeks
Soldier’s Pay – William Faulkner
The Passers – David LeMaster
Pedagogy of the Oppressed – Paulo Freire
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – Anita Loos
Shadows of Self – Brandon Sanderson
Revival – Stephen King

Books Read: 13
Pages Read: 3474

The Adventure Motorcyclist’s Guide to Alaska – Lee Klancher (with Phil Freeman)
A Streetcar Named Desire – Tennessee Williams
The Cage – A. M. Delamonica
Childhood’s End – Arthur C. Clark
The Color Purple
 – Alice Walker
Legion: Skin Deep – Brandon Sanderson
Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris
Mr. Mercedes
– Stephen King
Sky Blue – Alexi Panshin
Tomorrow and Tomorrow – Thomas Sweterlitsch
The Way of Kings – Brandon Sanderson
The Wonderful World of Oz – L. Frank Baum
– Isaac Asimov


Books Read: 6 (“ish” – I missed a few, but it was a light reading year for whatever reason)
Pages Read: 1577

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King – Hardcover
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson – Hardcover
Writing a Novel with Scrivener by David Hewson – ebook
The Slow Regard of Silent Things – Patrick Rothfus
All you Need is Kill – Hiroshi Sakurazaka
Custom Motorcycle Fabrication – Tim Remus


Books Read: 23
Pages Read: 11471

Winter’s Heart
Robert Jordan
A Cast of Stones
Patrick W. Carr
Crossroads of Twilight
Robert Jordan
The Facade: Special Edition
Michael S. Heiser
Knife of Dreams
Robert Jordan
The Gathering Storm
Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
Towers of Midnight
Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
A Memory of Light
Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
Anguished English
Richard Lederer
Daniel Suarez
Brandon Sanderson
The Clearing
Thomas Rydder
Writing Your Life – 4th Edition
Mary Borg
Cyrano de Bergerac (2x)
Edmund Rostand
(trans. Anthony Burgess)
Knight’s Blood
Julianne Lee
Bridge of Dead Things
Michael Gallagher
The Human Division
John Scalzi
Western King Book 2: The Rune Blades of Celi
Ann Marston
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (2x)
Philip K. Dick
The Black Prism
Brent Weeks
Plow the Bones
Douglas Warrick
The Blinding Knife
Brent Weeks
The Scarab Heart
Michael Gallagher


Books Read: 29
Pages Read: 13,849

Stephen King
A War of Gifts
Orson Scott Card
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Junot Diaz
Picking Cotton
Jennifer Thompson-Carrino, Ronald Cotton, and Erin Torneo
The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss
Curse the Names
Robert Arellano
Let the Great World Spin
Colum McCann
Student Engagement is Fundamental
Jane Feber
Quarter Share
Nathan Lowell
 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Jules Verne
*The Wise Man’s Fear
Patrick Rothfuss
John Scalzi
*The Wind Through the Keyhole
Stephen King
Patterns for College Writing
Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell
Things Fall Apart
JW Schnarr
New Spring: The Novel
Robert Jordan
The Eye of the World
Robert Jordan
Rules for Writers
Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers
The Great Hunt
Robert Jordan
Brandon Sanderson
Close to the Heel
Norah McClintock
The Dragon Reborn
Robert Jordan
Gone to Texas
BF Carter
The Shadow Rising
Robert Jordan
The Fires of Heaven
Robert Jordan
Lord of Chaos
Robert Jordan
A Crown of Swords
Robert Jordan
The Path of Daggers
Robert Jordan
*Adventure Motorcycling
Robert Wicks


Books Read: 17
Pages Read: 6394

Catherynne M. Valente
Little Brother
Cory Doctorow
The Children of Hurin
JRR Tolkein
And So It Goes – Kurt Vonnegut: A Life
Charles J. Shields
Goblin Companion
Brian Froud and Terry Jones
Aesop’s Fables
Munro Leaf
Angela Sloan
James Whorton, Jr.
The Hair of Harold Roux
Thomas Williams
Ready Player One
Ernest Cline
The Alloy of Law
Brandon Sanderson
First Meetings
Orson Scott Card
Frank Herbert
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson
A Dance With Dragons
George RR Martin
Hero of Ages
Brandon Sanderson
Motorcycle Camping Made Easy
Bob Woofter
Motorcycle Travel
Dale Coyner


hrm… either I didn’t read any books, or I forgot to keep track. I’m going with the latter.


Books read: 8
Pages Read: 2185

Bagombo Snuff Box
Kurt Vonnegut
Old Man’s War
John Scalzi
Slaughterhouse Five
Kurt Vonnegut
The Sagan Diary
John Scalzi
The Last Colony
John Scalzi
The Best of HP Lovecraft
HP Lovecraft
Zoe’s Tale
John Scalzi
First Meetings in the Enderverse
Orson Scott Card



Books Read: 28
Pages Read: 7015

Aesop’s Fables – Aesop
American Gothic Tales
– Short Story Collection
The Aeneid of Virgil
– Virgil
Animal Farm
 – George Orwell
The Atrocity Archives – Charles Stross
Away – Amy Bloom
Between Panic and Desire – Dinty Moore
The Book From the Sky – Robert Kelly
The Complete Maus – Art Spiegleman
Delights and Shadows
– Ted Kooser
The Divine Comedy of Dante: Inferno
– Dante Alighieri
Doctor Faustus – Christopher Marlowe
Duma Key –
Stephen King
Rain – Richard Dansky
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
 – Mitch Albom
Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road – Neal Peart
The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls
The Jennifer Morgue – Charles Stross
Julius Caesar – William Shakespeare
Just After Sunset – Stephen King
The Last Communist Virgin – Wang Ping
Lord of the Flies – William Goldberg
Memoir of a Misfit – Marcia Ford
Night – Elie Wiesel
Paradise Lost – John Milton
Romeo & Juliet – William Shakespeare
Talk to the Hand – Lynne Truss
Two and Two – Denise Duhamel



Books Read: 41
Pages Read: 15,231

A Raisin in the Sun – Lorraine Hansberry
Absalom, Absalom!
– William Faulkner
The Android’s Dream
– John Scalzi
Antigone – Sophocles
Beloved – Toni Morrison
The Best American Short Stories: 2006 – Various
– Richard Bachman (aka Stephen King)
Chapterhouse Dune
– Frank Hebert
Children of Dune
– Frank Hebert
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
– Mark Haddon
– Frank Hebert
Dune: Messiah –
 Frank Hebert
Ender’s Game
– Orson Scott Card
The Films of Woody Allen
– Sam B. Girgus
Go Down, Moses
– William Faulkner
Going After Cacciato – Tim O’Brien
The Golden Apples
– Eudora Welty
Grammar for Grammarians
– Frank Parker & Kathryn Riley
Great Expectations
– Charles Dickens
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
– JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
– JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
– JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 
– JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
– JK Rowling
Heavy Words Lightly Thrown
– Chris Roberts
Heretics of Dune
– Frank Hebert
The House on Mango Street –
Sandra Cisneros
Jack Maggs
– Peter Carey
The Language Instinct
– Stephen Pinker
Light in August
– William Faulkner
Lisey’s Story
– Stephen King
On Writing
– Stephen King
The Piano Lesson – August Wilson
The Road
– Cormac McCarthy
Scorsese Up Close: A Study of the Films
– Ben Nyce
Some Fun: Stories and a Novella
– Antonya Nelson
The Sound and the Fury
– William Faulkner
To Kill a Mockingbird
– Harper Lee
Wise Blood
– Flannery O’Conner
The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Eight Annual Collection
– Various

*Yes, I am aware that the fonts change randomly. No, I can’t for the life of me figure out why WordPress is doing that.


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