Books I Read in 2013

Here’s a photo of most of the (printed) fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novels I read last year. (Excluded are library books, some re-reads, and all things digital.)

Books I read in 2013

All 66 titles are listed below, sorted into six categories, and linked to my book tumblr. I’ve marked my 10 personal favorites with green. Plenty of the others were fine as well, but these ones were particular standouts for me. (Or at least that’s how it feels at this exact moment. I reserve the right to change my mind tomorrow.)

Classics
Dante Alighieri: Inferno (1317)
Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891)
G. K. Chesterton: The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare (1908)
Joseph Heller: Catch-22 (1961)
George Orwell: Animal Farm: A Fairy Story (1945/1995) [illustrated by Ralph Steadman]

Literary Fiction
Cormac McCarthy: Child of God (1973)
Cormac McCarthy: The Crossing (1994)
Cormac McCarthy: The Counselor (2013)
Michael Chabon: A Model World and Other Stories (1991)
Kazuo Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go (2005)
Dave Eggers: What Is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng (2006)
James Frey: The Final Testament of the Holy Bible (2011)
Alan Warner: The Deadman’s Pedal (2012)
Iain Banks: Stonemouth (2012)
Jerzy Kosinski: Being There (1970)
Margaret Atwood: Alias Grace (1996)
Margaret Atwood: Oryx and Crake (2003)
Margaret Atwood: The Year of the Flood (2009)

Science Fiction
Olaf Stapledon: Star Maker (1937)
Alfred Bester: The Stars My Destination (1956)
Stanisław Lem: Solaris (1961)
H. P. Lovecraft: The H.P. Lovecraft Omnibus 1: At the Mountains of Madness and Other Novels of Terror (1964)
Arkady & Boris Strugatsky: Roadside Picnic (1972)
Joe Haldeman: The Forever War (1974)
Walter Tevis: Mockingbird (1980)
Grant Morrison: Lovely Biscuits (1998)
Kim Newman: The Bloody Red Baron (1995)
Kim Newman: Dracula Cha Cha Cha (1998)
Kim Newman: Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D’Urbervilles (2011)
Stephen King: The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla (2003)
Stephen King: The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah (2004)
Stephen King: The Dark Tower VI: The Dark Tower (2004)

Crime
Patricia Highsmith: The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955)
Patricia Highsmith: Ripley Under Ground (1970)
Patricia Highsmith: Ripley’s Game (1974)
Patricia Highsmith: The Boy Who Followed Ripley (1980)

Non-fiction
Sean Howe: Marvel Comics: The Untold Story (2012)
Gary Spencer Millidge: Alan Moore: Storyteller (2011)
Lance Parkin: Magic Words: The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore (2013)
Ransom Riggs: The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: The Methods and Mysteries of the World’s Greatest Detective (2009)
Alan Partridge with Rob Gibbons, Neil Gibbons, Armando Iannucci & Steve Coogan: I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan (2011)
Manne Forssberg: Pappalogi (2013)

Comics and Graphic Novels
Harvey Kurtzman et al: Corpse on the Imjin! and Other Stories (2012)
Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips: Criminal: The Deluxe Edition, Volume 2 (2012)
Pat Mills & Kevin O’Neill: Marshal Law: The Deluxe Edition (2013)
Peter Milligan & Brendan McCarthy: The Best of Milligan & McCarthy (2013)
Johnny Ryan: Take a Joke (2011)
Jim Woodring: Fran (2013)
Garth Ennis, Jamie Delano, Jacen Burrows & Leandro Rizzo: Crossed, Volume 4 (2012)
Garth Ennis, Russ Braun & Darick Robertson: The Boys, Volume 12: The Bloody Doors Off (2012)
Garth Ennis & Aaron Campbell: The Shadow, Volume 1: The Fire of Creation (2012)
Garth Ennis & Mike Wolfer: Stitched, Volume 1 (2012)
Garth Ennis & Carlos Ezquerra: Battlefields, Volume 7: Green Fields Beyond (2013)
Alan Moore & Brian Denham: Violator vs. Badrock: Rocks and Hard Places (1995)
Alan Moore, Malcolm McLaren, Antony Johnston & Facundo Percio: Fashion Beast (2013)
Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill: Nemo: Heart of Ice (2013)
Archie Goodwin & Walter Simonson: Alien: The Illustrated Story (1979)
Howard Chaykin: The Shadow: Blood and Judgment (1987)
Brett Lewis & John Paul Leon: The Winter Men (2010)
H. P. Lovecraft & I. N. J. Culbard: At the Mountains of Madness (2010)
Jody LeHeup (ed.): Strange Tales II (2011)
Phil Hester & Brook Turner: Golly!, Volume 1: Catching Hell (2011)
Brandon Graham, Simon Roy, Farel Dalrymple & Giannis Milonogiannis: Prophet, Volume 2: Brothers (2013)
Joe Keatinge & Ross Campbell: Glory, Volume 2: War Torn (2013)
Grant Morrison & Darick Robertson: Happy! (2013)

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