Books I Read in 2014

Books I read in 2014

Once again, here’s a photo of (most of) the books and comics I read last year. 94 items in all: 50 novels and short story collections, 8 non-fiction books, and 36 comics collections.

Each title is linked to its page on my book tumblr. The covers to some of my favorites are sprinkled throughout.

Stories of Your Life and OthersNovels and Short Story Collections:

Beowulf (ca. 1000)

Mary Shelley: Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus (1818/1831)

Jules Verne: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870)

Robert Louis Stevenson: Treasure Island (1883)

Robert W. Chambers: The King in Yellow (1895)

L. Frank Baum: Landet Oz (1904)

Philip Wylie: Gladiator (1930)


Nathanael West: The Day of the Locust and The Dream Life of Balso Snell (1939/1931)

P. G. Wodehouse: The Code of the Woosters (1938)
P. G. Wodehouse: The Mating Season (1949)

Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep (1939)
Raymond Chandler: Farewell, My Lovely (1940)

John Steinbeck: The Moon is Down (1942)
John Steinbeck: The Pearl (1947)

George R. Stewart: Earth Abides (1949)

Beautiful Darkness

John Wyndham: The Day of the Triffids (1951)
John Wyndham: The Kraken Wakes (1953)
John Wyndham: The Chrysalids (1955)
John Wyndham: Chocky (1968)

Theodore Sturgeon: More Than Human (1953)
Theodore Sturgeon: Caviar (1955)

Ward Moore: Bring the Jubilee (1953)

William Golding: Lord of the Flies (1954)

V. S. Naipaul: A House for Mr Biswas (1961)

Anthony Burgess: A Clockwork Orange (1962)

The Code of the Woosters

John le Carré: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963)

Stanislaw Lem: The Futurological Congress (1971)

Norman Spinrad: The Iron Dream (1972)

Thomas Pynchon: Gravity’s Rainbow (1973)
Thomas Pynchon: Inherent Vice (2009)

Philip K. Dick: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968)
Philip K. Dick & Roger Zelazny: Deus Irae (1976)

Arthur C. Clarke: The Fountains of Paradise (1979)

The Love Bunglers

Michel Faber: Under the Skin (2000)

Patrick Modiano: Lilla smycket (2001)

Ted Chiang: Stories of Your Life and Others (2002)

Zadie Smith: On Beauty (2005)

John Ajvide Lindqvist: Hanteringen av odöda (2005)
John Ajvide Lindqvist: Pappersväggar (2006)
John Ajvide Lindqvist: Låt de gamla drömmarna dö (2011)

Scott Lynch: The Lies of Locke Lamora (2006)
Scott Lynch: Red Seas Under Red Skies (2007)

Alice Munro: New Selected Stories (2011)

Gravity's Rainbow

Steve Moore: Somnium (2011)

Neil Gaiman: The Ocean at the End of the Lane (2013)

Kim Newman: Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard (2013)

Iain Banks: The Quarry (2013)

Kalle Holmqvist: Bränn biblioteken (2014)

Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham: Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (2014)

Elin Boardy: Mary Jones historia (2014)


Horst Schröder: De första serierna: Dagspresserier i USA från sekelskiftet till 30-talet (1981)
Horst Schröder: Framtiden i serierutor: Science fiction-serier i USA, Frankrike och England (1981)

Fury: My War Gone By

Evan Wright: Generation Kill (2004)

Andreas Ekström: Hemliga pappan (2006)

Alan Moore & Mitch Jenkins: Unearthing (2012)

Fredrik Backman: Saker min son behöver veta om världen (2012)

J.F. Roberts: The True History of the Black Adder (2012/2013)

Jesper Roine: Thomas Pikettys Kapitalet i det tjugoförsta århundradet – sammanfattning och svenskt perspektiv (2014)

Graphic Novels and Comics Collections:

Raymond Briggs: When the Wind Blows (1982)
Raymond Briggs: The Tin-Pot Foreign General and the Old Iron Woman (1984)
Raymond Briggs: Ethel & Ernest (1998)

Under the Skin

Chris Claremont, John Byrne & Terry Austin: X-Men: Days of Future Past (1980-1981)

Gary Panter: Cola Madnes (1983/2000)

Alan Moore, Alan Davis, John Ridgway, Chuck Beckum & Rick Veitch: Miracleman, Book Two: The Red King Syndrome (1990)
Alan Moore & Steve Parkhouse: The Bojeffries Saga (2014)
Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill: Nemo: The Roses of Berlin (2014)

Howard Chaykin, José Luis García-López & Steve Oliff: Twilight (1990-1991)

Peter Milligan & Brett Ewins: Johnny Nemo (2014)

Grant Morrison, Steve Yeowell, Jill Thompson et al: The Invisibles: The Deluxe Edition, Book One (2014)
Grant Morrison, Jill Thompson, Phil Jimenez, Steve Yeowell, Paul Johnson, Tommy Lee Edwards, Mark Buckingham, Philip Bond et al: The Invisibles: The Deluxe Edition, Book Two (2014)
Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely & Jamie Grant: Absolute All-Star Superman (2010)

Very Casual

Matt Fraction & Gabriel Bá: Casanova, Volume 1: Luxuria (2007)
Matt Fraction & Fábio Moon: Casanova, Volume 2: Gula (2011)

Jonathan Lethem, Karl Rusnak, Farel Dalrymple & Paul Hornschemeier: Omega: The Unknown (2008)

Fabien Vehlmann & Kerascoët: Beautiful Darkness (2009)

Fred Van Lente & Ryan Dunlavey: The Comic Book History of Comics (2012)

Johnny Ryan: Prison Pit, Book 4 (2012)
Johnny Ryan: Prison Pit, Book 5 (2014)

Jaime Hernandez: God and Science: Return of the Ti-Girls (2012)
Jaime Hernandez: The Love Bunglers (2014)

Farewell, My Lovely

Michael DeForge: Lose #4 (2012)
Michael DeForge: Very Casual (2013)
Michael DeForge: A Body Beneath (2014)
Michael DeForge: Ant Colony (2014)
Michael Kupperman: Tales Designed to Thrizzle, Volume Two (2013)

Garth Ennis & Russ Braun: Battlefields, Volume 8: The Fall and Rise of Anna Kharkova (2013)
Garth Ennis, David Lapham, Si Spurrier, Raulo Caceres & Miguel Ruiz: Crossed, Volume 6 (2013)
Garth Ennis & Craig Cermak: Red Team (2014)
Garth Ennis & Goran Parlov: Fury Max: My War Gone By (2014)
Garth Ennis & Michael DiPascale: Rover Red Charlie (2014)

Frank Quitely et al: Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Frank Quitely (2014)

Peter Hogan, Chris Sprouse & Karl Story: Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril (2014)

Brandon Graham, Simon Roy, Giannis Milonogiannis & Joseph Bergin III: Prophet, Volume 3: Empire (2014)

Michel Fiffe: Copra Round One (2014)

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