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2011 Reading Update #6

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 No comments

Hamlet, William Shakespeare. This is the first book I read on my Kindle! I wanted to read it because the overall story one of my favorite current TV shows, Sons of Anarchy, is influenced by it. Hard to judge this since it’s so old and the speech is so different that it was hard to understand what people were talking about sometimes. It’s alright. The David Tennant movie version is arriving from Netflix today. Maybe I’ll enjoy that more.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larsson. This is the last book in The Millennium Trilogy :(. What a great end to the series! It was a continuation of the story started in the last book and it tied up all the loose ends nicely. The last 2 books were their own complete story. I know there’s a 4th book in legal limbo, but I would be happy if there were the last one.

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, Michael Lewis. I read this on my Kindle for free thanks to Amazon’s Lending Library thingy. It’s about how one of the poorest baseball teams, the Oakland A’s, managed to win so many games and do well against much richer teams. It’s a good book if you like baseball, which I do, though not as much as I used to. As much as I love statistics, there was too much of it in this book. Maybe I would’ve liked this more if I read it when I was more into baseball. Another thing, I didn’t like the way that players were thought of as chess pieces instead of human beings. I need to read some fiction quickly.

I’m pretty sure there’s a way to embed my Goodreads review here, so I’ll probably do that from now on.

I added all the Kindle books I have acquired to my reading list. Woah! I’m going to try to get through 20 of the unread ones and not add any new ones in 2012. Like that’ll happen.

  • Last Argument of Kings, Joe Abercrombie
  • A Shadow in Summer, Daniel Abraham
  • The Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri
  • Under the Amoral Bridge: A Cyberpunk Novel, Gary A Ballard
  • Magic Kingdom for Sale–Sold!, Terry Brooks
  • Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
  • The Awakening and Selected Short Stories, Kate Chopin
  • Ready Player One, Ernest Cline
  • Principle-Centered Leadership, Stephen R. Covey
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick
  • Bleak House, Charles Dickens
  • Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens
  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection, Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Go, Mutants: A Novel, Larry Doyle
  • The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas
  • Serenity Found, Jane Espenson
  • Paranoia, Joseph Finder
  • Incarceron, Catherine Fisher
  • Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks, Mick Foley
  • No Mercy, John Gilstrap
  • The Deputy, Victor Gischler
  • Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • The Associate, John Grisham
  • Ford County: Stories, John Grisham
  • In Her Name: Empire, Michael R. Hicks
  • Assassin’s Apprentice, Robin Hobb
  • The Fourth Hand, John Irving
  • Daisy Miller, Henry James
  • The Turn of the Screw, Henry James
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemison
  • 11/22/63, Stephen King
  • The Walking Dead, Volume 3: Safety Behind Bars, Robert Kirkman
  • The Walking Dead, Volume 4: The Heart’s Desire, Robert Kirkman
  • The Walking Dead, Volume 5: The Best Defense, Robert Kirkman
  • The Walking Dead, Volume 6: This Sorrowful Life, Robert Kirkman
  • The Walking Dead, Volume 7: The Calm Before, Robert Kirkman
  • The Walking Dead, Volume 8: Made to Suffer, Robert Kirkman
  • The Walking Dead, Volume 9: Here We Remain, Robert Kirkman
  • The Walking Dead, Volume 10: What We Become, Robert Kirkman
  • The Walking Dead, Volume 11: Fear the Hunters, Robert Kirkman
  • The Walking Dead, Volume 12: Life Among Them, Robert Kirkman
  • The Walking Dead, Volume 13: Too Far Gone, Robert Kirkman
  • The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights, James Knowles
  • Mercury Swings, Robert Kroese
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larsson
  • The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest, Stieg Larsson
  • Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, Michael Lewis
  • Completing the Cycle, Mike Lewis
  • The Stormcaller, Tom Lloyd
  • I Am Number Four, Pittacus Lore
  • The Giver, Lois Lowry
  • The Day Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko
  • The Twilight Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko
  • The Final Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko
  • Busted Flush, George R.R. Martin
  • Suicide Kings, George R.R. Martin
  • A Dance With Dragons, George R.R. Martin
  • Crimson City, Liz Maverick
  • Letters to Steve: Inside the E-mail Inbox of Apple’s Steve Jobs, Mark Milian
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller
  • Batman: Year One, Frank Miller
  • Either You’re in or You’re in the Way, Logan and Noah Miller
  • The Final Crusade, Chaite Naasiri
  • The Darker Mask, George Phillips
  • The Hangman’s Daughter, Oliver Pötzsch
  • L.A. Noire, Rockstar Games
  • The Final Empire, Brandon Sanderson
  • The Well of Ascension, Brandon Sanderson
  • The Hero of Ages, Brandon Sanderson
  • Towers of Midnight, Brandon Sanderson
  • A Memory of Light, Brandon Sanderson
  • Blue Boy, Rakesh Satyal
  • Hamlet, William Shakespeare
  • Titus Andronicus, William Shakespeare
  • Private Parts, Howard Stern
  • Life on the Mississippi, Mark Twain
  • The Prince and the Pauper, Mark Twain
  • King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Unknown
  • The Way of Shadows, Brent Weeks
  • Shadow’s Edge, Brent Weeks
  • Beyond the Shadows, Brent Weeks
  • The Time Machine, H.G. Wells
  • The Optimist’s Daughter, Eudory Welty
  • The Dragonbone Chair, Tad Williams
  • Stone of Farewell, Tad Williams
  • To Green Angel Tower, Tad Williams
  • Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1 – Unmanned, Brian K. Vaughan