Monday, January 14, 2013

Best Books of 2012

Thanks to Goodreads I was able to track my reading during 2012. I finished up 346 books.
These are my favorites broken up a bit by categories. Listed in no particular order.

BOOKS SCIENCE FICTION:
  • STAR WARS: ANNIHILATION by Drew Karpyshyn
  • BITTER SEEDS by Ian Tregillis
  • RED SHIRTS by John Scalzi
  • EX-COP  by Warren Hammond
  • THE SPACE MERCHANTS by Frederik Pohl
  • RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA by Arthur C. Clarke
  • THE LONG EARTH by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
  • DOCTOR WHO: SHADA by Gareth Roberts
  • HEAVEN'S SHADOW by David Goyer and Michael Cassutt
  • HEAVEN'S WAR by David Goyer and Michael Cassutt
  • READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline
  • EXISTENCE by David Brin (it's a brilliant mess and a difficult read. didn't finish but think I need to go back to.)


BOOKS HORROR FICTION:
  • BETWEEN TWO FIRES by Christopher Buehlman
  • THOSE ACROSS THE RIVER by Christopher Buehlman
  • WALKING DEAD: RISE OF THE GOVERNOR by Robert Kirkman
  • HOLLOW CITY by Dan Wells
  • MONSTER by Dave Zeltserman
  • THE CARETAKER OF LORNE FIELD by Dave Zeltserman
  • SOMETHING RED by Douglas Nicholas
  • BREED by Chase Novak
  • MICRO by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston
  • AMERICAN GOTHIC by Robert Bloch
  • THE LAST WEREWOLF by Glen Duncan
  • FRANKENSTEIN: THE DEAD TOWN by Dean Koontz
  • FRANKENSTEIN: LOST SOULS by Dean Koontz
  • ODD APOCALYPSE by Dean Koontz
  • 77 SHADOW STREET by Dean Koontz

BOOKS FANTASY FICTION:
(I'm seriously behind on my Fantasty reading.
Something I want to correct in 2013.)
  • LIBROMANCER by Jim C. Hines


SHORT STORY:
  • EXTRACTION by Preston and Child
  • IN THE TALL GRASS by Stephen King


NONFICTION:
  • DARK SHADOWS: RETURN TO COLLINWOOD by Kathryn Leigh Scott
  • THE PRICE OF INEQUALITY by Joseph E. Stiglitz
  • SCIENCE FICTION THE 101 BEST NOVELS by Damien Broderick
  • 100 CHARACTERS FROM CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY by Malcolm Day
  • DARK SHADOWS COMPANION by Kathryn Leigh Scott
  • DOCTOR WHO: THE DALEK HANDBOOK
  • DOCTOR WHO: THE TARDIS HANDBOOK
  • 100 ENGLISH ROSES FOR THE AMERICAN GARDEN by Clair Martin
  • VICTORIAN PAINTING by Lionel Lambourne
  • FULL SERVICE MY ADVENTURES IN HOLLYWOOD by Scotty Bowers
  • SHAZAM! THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE WORLD'S MIGHTIEST MORTAL by Chip Kidd
  • DOCTOR WHO THE ENCYCLOPEDIA by Gary Russell
  • BEST OF THE LEGION OUTPOST by Glen Cadigan

COMIC BOOK COLLECTED EDITIONS- NEW MATERIAL/CURRENT ON-GOING:
  • FF and Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman
  • SECRET AVENGERS by Rick Remender
  • FLASH by Francis Manapul
  • GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS by Tony Bedard
  • BATMAN: ODYSSEY by Neal Adams
  • GREEN LANTERN CORPS by Peter J. Tomasi
  • AQUAMAN by Geoff Johns
  • OMAC by Dan Didio
  • BATGIRL by Gail Simone
  • MOON KNIGHT by Bendis
  • WONDER WOMAN  by Brian Azzarello
  • GREEN LANTERN by Geoff Johns
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE by Geoff Johns
  • FEAR AGENT Vol. 6 by Rick Remender
  • BATMAN INCORP. by Grant Morrison
  • SLAINE THE HORNED GOD by Pat Mills
  • THE TWELVE Vol. 1 by J. Michael Straczynski
  • WONDER WOMAN: ODYSSEY Vol. 2 by J. Michael Straczynski
  • LEGION OF MONSTERS by Denis Hopeless
  • DARK SHADOWS Vol. 1 by Stuart Manning
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST Vol. 1 & 2
  • LOCKE AND KEY by Joe Hill
  • AVENGERS THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE by Heinberg
  • SUPERMAN REIGN OF DOOMSDAY by Paul Cornell
  • SUPERMAN GROUNDED by J. Michael Straczynski
  • SILVER STAR by Jack Kirby
  • WAR OF THE GREEN LANTERNS AFTERMATH by Tony Bedard
  • ORBITAL Vols. 1-4 by Sylvain Runberg
  • SPIDERMAN SPIDER ISLAND by  Dan Slott
  • MARVEL'S ANNIHILATION & REALM OF KINGS series


COMIC BOOK COLLECTED EDITIONS- REPRINTS
  • MARVEL MASTERWORKS CAPTAIN MARVEL Vol. 4 by Steve Englehart
  • MARVEL MASTERWORKS MARVEL TEAM-UP Vol. 2
  • MARVEL MASTERWORKS TALES TO ASTONISH Vol. 4
  • MARVEL MASTERWORKS AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Vol. 14
  • MARVEL MASTERWORKS FANTASTIC FOUR vol.  14
  • DC ARCHIVES LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES Vol. 13
  • DC ARCHIVES JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA Vol. 10
  • DC ARCHIVES CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN Vol. 2 by Jack Kirby
  • DC ARCHIVES SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE Vol. 1
  • DC ARCHIVES THE FLASH Vol. 6
  • DC ARCHIVES GREEN LANTERN Vol. 7
  • LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: 1,050 YEARS OF THE FUTURE by Otto Binder
  • FANTASTIC FOUR: THE OVERTHROW OF DOCTOR DOOM by Len Wein
  • DC UNIVERSE SECRET ORIGINS 
  • X-9 SECRET AGENT CORRIGAN Vol. 1 by Archie Goodwin
  • LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT BY JIM APARO Vol. 1
  • DARK SHADOWS THE COMIC STRIP BOOK by Kenneth Bruce Bald
  • THE INCAL CLASSIC COLLECTION by Moebius
  • BLACK PANTHER by Jack Kirby
  • X-MEN THE HIDDEN YEARS by John Byrne 
  • DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS OMNIBUS  Vol. 1 
  • EC ARCHIVES THE HAUNT OF FEAR Vol. 1
  • MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER: THE STEVE DITKO ARCHIVES Vol. 3
  • AVENGERS: THE PRIVATE WAR OF DOCTOR DOOM
  • WONDER WOMAN: THE TWELVE LABORS
  • AVENGERS: BRIDE OF ULTRON
  • FEAR AGENT LIBRARY Vol. 1 by Rick Remender

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