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Not Dead, Year in Review, ETC.

No, I’m not dead. I just don’t feel like blogging any more lately. At all. But, for my own curiosity, here are my book reading stats from last year:

By category:
Short Story Anthologies: 5
Science Fiction: 16
Fantasy: 15
Nonfiction: 12
Young Adult: 9
Mystery: 5
Generic Fiction: 9
Most read author: Lois McMaster Bujold
2nd Place: Agatha Christie
Books I read on my iPhone: 3
Most enjoyed book this year: one of the Vorkosigan Saga. Any one of them, really.
Least enjoyed book this year: there were many & I decided that life was too short, so I didn’t finish them & they aren’t on this list.

Books read (in some weird order from
70. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
69. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
68. Winter’s Child by Wendy Froud & Terri Windling
67. Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Pessl
66. Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
65. Best Friends Forever: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner
64. The Pigman by Paul Zindel
63. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
62. 4.50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie
61. The Body in the Library: A Miss Marple Mystery by Agatha Christie
60. Nemesis (Miss Marple Mysteries) by Agatha Christie
59. The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side by Agatha Christie
58. Duchess of Death: The Biography of Agatha Christie by Richard Hack
57. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
56. Boy-sterous Living: Celebrating Your Loud and Rowdy Life with Sons by Jean Blackmer
55. How am I Smart?: A Parent’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences by Kathy Koch
54. Wuthering Heights: Emily Brontë’s Classic Masterpiece – Complete Original Text by Emily Brontë
53. The Adventures & Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Wordsworth Classics) by Arthur Conan Doyle
52. Generation Dead (Generation Dead, #1) by Daniel Waters
51. We’ll Always Have Paris: Stories by Ray Bradbury
50. Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell
49. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) by J.K. Rowling
48. Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
47. The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
46. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
45. Real Boys : Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood by William Pollack
44. Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1) by Melissa Marr
43. Life on Planet Mom: A Down-to-Earth Guide to Your Changing Relationships by Lisa Tawn Bergren
42. 3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows by Ann Brashares
41. The Young Widow (Phillip Bethancourt and Jack Gibbons Mysteries #1) by Cassandra Chan
40. Professionalizing Motherhood by Jill Savage
39. All in My Head: An Epic Quest to Cure an Unrelenting, Totally Unreasonable, And Only Slightly Enlightening Headache by Paula Kamen
38. Getting to Dry: How to Help Your Child Overcome Bedwetting by Max Maizels
37. Dreamers of the Day: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell
36. The Curse of Chalion (Chalion, #1) by Lois McMaster Bujold
35. Havemercy by Jaida Jones
34. Dogs and Goddesses by Jennifer Crusie
33. Bone Crossed (Mercedes Thompson, #4) by Patricia Briggs
32. Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) by Patricia Briggs
31. Blood Bound (Mercedes Thompson, #2) by Patricia Briggs
30. Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs
29. The Mountains of Mourning (Vorkosigan Saga) by Lois McMaster Bujold
28. Young Miles (Vorkosigan Omnibus, #2) by Lois McMaster Bujold
27. Ethan of Athos (Vorkosigan Saga, #6) by Lois McMaster Bujold
26. Beguilement (The Sharing Knife, #1) by Lois McMaster Bujold
25. Borders of Infinity (Vorkosigan Saga, #8) by Lois McMaster Bujold
24. Brothers in Arms (Vorkosigan Saga, #7) by Lois McMaster Bujold
23. Diplomatic Immunity (Vorkosigan Saga, #13) by Lois McMaster Bujold
22. Barrayar (Vorkosigan Saga, #2) by Lois McMaster Bujold
21. Cetaganda (Vorkosigan Saga, #5) by Lois McMaster Bujold
20. Komarr (Vorkosigan Saga, #11) by Lois McMaster Bujold
19. Mirror Dance (Vorkosigan Saga, #9) by Lois McMaster Bujold
18. Memory (Vorkosigan Saga, #10) by Lois McMaster Bujold
17. The Vor Game (Vorkosigan Saga, #4) by Lois McMaster Bujold
16. The Warrior’s Apprentice (Vorkosigan Saga, #3) by Lois McMaster Bujold
15. A Civil Campaign (Vorkosigan Saga, #12) by Lois McMaster Bujold
14. Shards of Honour (Vorkosigan Saga, #1) by Lois McMaster Bujold
13. The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
12. Loud and Clear by Anna Quindlen
11. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
10. Horizon (The Sharing Knife, #4) by Lois McMaster Bujold
9. Little Lady, Big Apple by Hester Browne
8. The Cat’s Pajamas: Stories by Ray Bradbury
7. Pretty Monsters: Stories by Kelly Link
6. You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation by Deborah Tannen
5. Apple of My Eye by Helene Hanff
4. The Mommy Diaries: Finding Yourself in the Daily Adventure by Tally Flint
3. Stay-At-Home Handbook by Cheryl Gochnauer
2. Queen’s Own Fool by Jane Yolen
1.The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian


Lisa Holcomb graduated from Texas A&M University in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in English. She resides in East Texas with her husband, 3 boys, and 2 cats. She writes fantasy and science fiction for both young adult and adult audiences. She has written for numerous blogs, newsletters, and the occasional poetry magazine. She has spent the last couple decades blogging at various websites about growing up adopted and living and parenting with chronic illness, finally combining it all into one blog at Her first full length novel is nearing completion.