Reading for 2010

Month Fiction Non-fiction Comics
January *Delany, Samuel – Babel-17
Edwards, Hazel and Ryan Kennedy – f2m: the boy within
Horniman, Joanne – About a Girl
Kaaberbol, Lene – The Shamer’s War
Porter, Lynette, David Lavery & Hillary Robson – Finding Battlestar Galactica Carey, Mike + artists – Lucifer: Devil in the Gateway
*Kawahara Kazune – High School Debut 11-12
*Matsumoto Taiyo – GoGo Monster
Pope, Paul – 100% (reread)
Febuary *Jemison, NK – The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
Lee, Tanith – Night’s Master (reread)
Salima, Sue – Something in the World Called Love
Pollan, Michael – The Omnivore’s Dilemma for Kids
various – An Introduction to New Zealand Publishing
March Dahl, Roald – George’s Marvellous Medicine
Huff, Tanya – No Quarter, The Quartered Sea
Jordan, Sherryl – The Juniper Game (reread)
Levitt, Steven and Stephen Dubner – Freakonomics
Merrick, Helen – The Secret Feminist Cabal
Carey, Mike + artists – Lucifer: A Dalliance with the Damned
Gillen, Kieron and Jamie McKelvie – Phonogram: The Singles Club
*Otsuka Eiji & Yamazaki Housui – Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service 10
*Soryo Fuyumi – Eternal Sabbath (complete reread)
April Chbosky, Stephen – The Perks of Being a Wallflower (reread)
Dolamore, Jaclyn – Magic Under Glass
Harvey, Alyxandra – My Love Lies Bleeding
Huff, Tanya – The Second Summoning, Long Hot Summoning (reread)
Lee, Tanith – The Electric Forest
*Lowachee, Karin – Cagebird (reread)
Marr, Melissa – Ink Exchange
McGuire, Seanan – A Local Habitation
Mi̩ville, China РThe City and the City
Gillen, Kieron and Jamie McKelvie – Phonogram: Rue Britannia
ed. Schutz, Diana – Noir
*Sugiura Shiho – Silver Diamond 5
*Urasawa Naoki – Pluto 1
*Yoshinaga Fumi – Ooku 1
May *Lowachee, Karin – The Gaslight Dogs
Trigiani, Adriana – Viola in Reel Life
Wilkinson, Lili – Pink
*CLAMP – Magic Knight Rayearth 1-6 (reread), xxxHolic 9-10
*Hiwatari Saki – Please Save My Earth 1-16
*Sakurazawa Erica – Between the Sheets
*Umezu Kazuo – The Drifting Classroom
*Yazawa Ai – Nana 13
*Yuki Kaori – Angel Sanctuary 1-2 (reread), 3-10
June Burton, Rebecca – Beyond Evie
Carey, Mike – The Devil You Know
Dunwoodie, Helen – The Tarot-Reader’s Daughter (reread)
Harvey, Alyxandra – Blood Feud
Katherine, Anna – Salt and Silver
*Kirino Natsuo – Real World
Mackenzie, Anna – Ebony Hill
Mackler, Carolyn – Vegan Virgin Valentine (reread)
Ness, Patrick – Monsters of Men
Carey, Mike + artists – Lucifer: The Divine Comedy & Inferno, Hellblazer: All His Engines
*CLAMP – Clover
Kiernan, Caitlín & Dean Ormston – The Girl Who Would Be Death
McKelvie, Jamie – Suburban Glamor
Milligan, Peter & Mike Allred – X-Force (reread)
Rieber, John Ney + artists – Books of Magic: Bindings (reread)
Sfar, Joann – The Rabbi’s Cat
Simone, Gail & Neil Googe – Welcome to Tranquility
Spencer, Si, Simon Gane & Cameron Stewart – The Vinyl Underground: Watching the Detectives
July *De La Cruz, Melissa – Girl Stays in the Picture
Emond, Stephen – Happyface
French, Jackie – Oracle
Kiernan, Caitlin – Threshold
L’Engle, Madeleine – Camilla
McDonald, Abby – Life Swap
Rowen, Michelle – Reign Check
Sachar, Louis – Cardturner
Carey, Mike + Artists: Lucifer: Mansions of the Silence, Exodus
*Hiwatari Saki – Please Save My Earth 17-21
*Hotta Yumi + Obata Takeshi – Hikaru no Go 19
*O’Malley, Brian Lee – Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour
Rieber, John Ney + artists – Books of Magic: Summonings (reread)
*Tezuka Osamu – Black Jack 1
August Butcher, Jim – Storm Front, Fool Moon
Buzo, Laura – Good Oil
Carey, Mike – Vicious Circle
*Chadda, Sarwat – Dark Goddess
Duane, Diane – Omnitopia Dawn
*Makareti, Tina – Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa
*Sagara, Michelle – Cast in Chaos
McDonald, Megan – Judy Moody Girl Detective
Henry, Liz (ed) – Wiscon Chronicles 3 Carey, Mike + artists – Lucifer 8-11
*Hotta Yumi + Obata Takesha – Hikaru no Go 20
Kirkman, Robert + Tony Moore – The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye
*Sugiura Shiho – Silver Diamond 6
*Yazawa Ai – Paradise Kiss (reread)
September Almond, David + Dave McKean – Slog’s Dad
Collins, Suzanne – Mockingjay
McGuire, Seanan – An Artificial Night
Rayner Roberts, Tansy – Power and Majesty
Valente, Catherynne – Palimpsest
*Hagio Moto – A Drunken Dream
*Kawahara Kazune – High School Debut 13
*Lee, Youngran – There’s Something About Sunyool
Milligan, Peter and Mike Allred – X-Statix Presents: Dead Girl
*Otsuka Eiji & Yamazaki Housui – Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service 11
Pini, Wendy – Masque of the Red Death
Pini, Richard and Wendy + others – Elfquest: Wolfrider 1-2, The Grand Quest 1-14
Randall, Justin – Changing Ways
*Tezuka Osamu – Apollo’s Song
*Sugiura Shiho – Silver Diamond 7
*Yaginuma Kou – Twin Spica 1
*Yoshinaga Fumi – Ooku 2-4
October Barker, Craig – Abarat (reread)
Brennan, Sarah Rees – The Demon’s Covenant
Huff, Tanya – The Truth of Valor
Lee, Tanith – The Gorgon
Ryan, Chris – One Good Turn
Slatter, Angela – The Girl With No Hands
*CLAMP – Card Captor Sakura 1-3
*est em – Age Called Blue
November *Abdel-Fattah, Randa – Noah’s Law
Barker, Craig – Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War (reread)
*Blackman, Malorie – Boys Don’t Cry
Collins, BR – Tyme’s End
Grant, Mira – Feed
McDonough, Yona Zeldis – The Doll Shop Downstairs
Millard, Glenda – Plum Puddings and Paper Moons
Reichs, Kathy – Virals
*Sagara, Michelle – Burndive (reread)
Cook, Rachel – Closets are for Clothes
Goldman, William – Adventures in the Screen Trade
Milligan, Peter + artists – X-Statix vs the Avengers (reread)
Sturges, Matthew + artists – House of Mystery 1
*Yazawa Ai – Nana 14
December Butcher, Jim – Grave Peril
Cross, Neil – Always the Sun
*Hall, Leanne – This is Shyness
*Jemison, NK – The Broken Kingdoms
Mead, Richelle – Succubus Blues
Juby, Susan – Getting the Girl
*Liu, Majorie M – The Iron Hunt
Phelan, James – Chasers
Whelan, Gloria – See What I See
Prothero, Stephen – God is not One *Ashihara Hinako – Sand Chronicles 1-4
*Hotta Yumi & Obata Takeshi – Hikaru no Go 21
Marr, Melissa + Xian Xu Studio- Desert Tales 1
Patterson, James + SeungHui Kye – Daniel X 1
Rieber, John Ney + artists – Books of Magic: Playgrounds, Transformations, Rites of Passage, Books of Faerie: Molly’s Story
*Tadano Nobuaki – 7 Billion Needles 1
*Yaginuma Kou – Twin Spica 2
*Yazawa Ai – Nana 15-18

I read less fiction and non-fiction this year, but three times as many comics. I think this reflects my reading habits when I’m stressed – comics take less energy. Also I did more obsessive manga reading than I had in a while, and tried to get back to my Vertigo roots a little.

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