The following is a list of the books I have read this year. You can see what I thought in more detail on my Goodreads page, or feel free to ask me. Each is a clickable link to where you can buy the book (if available). Each year I challenge myself to read a certain number of books. This year it was forty-five.
The Best of Hammer & Bolter: Volume 1 – Edited by Christian Dunn
The Iron Man – by Ted Hughes
A Study in Scarlet – by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Black Library Anthology 2013/14 – by Graham McNeill et al.
Flowers for Algernon – by Daniel Keyes
Zen in the Art of Writing – by Ray Bradbury
Gone Girl – by Gillian Flynn
Scars – by Chris Wraight
Countdown – by Robert Orci
Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 1: Legacy – by Dan Abnett
A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold – by George R.R. Martin
Knights of the Imperium – by Graham McNeil
War Horse – by Michael Morpurgo
Vengeful Spirit – by Graham McNeil
Secret Invasion: The Infiltration – by Brian Michael Bendis
Slaughterhouse Five – by Kurt Vonnegut
The Last Fighting Tommy – by Richard Van Emden
A Feast for Crows – by George R.R. Martin
Ravenlord – by Gav Thorpe
Sedition’s Gate – by Nick Kyme et al.
Before they are Hanged – by Joe Abercrombie
Last Argument of Kings – by Joe Abercrombie
Secret Invasion – by Brian Michael Bendis
War of Kings: Road to the War of Kings – by Dan Abnett
Elantris – by Brandon Sanderson
The Damnation of Pythos – by David Annandale
Save the Cat! – by Blake Synder
The Purge – Anthony Reynolds
Half a King – by Joe Abercrombie
Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2: War of Kings Book 1 – by Dan Abnett
Deathwatch: Xenos Hunters – Edited by Christian Dunn
Mockingjay – by Suzanne Collins
Writing for Comics and Graphic Novels – by Peter David
Ecko Rising – by Danie Ware
Traitor’s Gorge – by Mike Lee
The Best of Hammer & Bolter: Volume 2 – Edited by Christian Dunn
Death of Integrity – by Guy Haley
Space Marines: Angels of Death – Edited by Graeme Lyon
Death and Defiance – by Nick Kyme et al.
All Quiet of the Western Front – by Erich Maria Remarque
Renegades of the Dark Millennium – by Aaron Dembski-Bowden et al.
The Shadow of War – by Stewart Binns
Legacies of Betrayal – Edited by Laurie Goulding
1914: Poetry Remembers – Edited by Carol Ann Duffy
Homecoming – by Christie Golden
Birdsong – by Sebastian Faulks
The Seventh Serpent – by Graham McNeill
The Handmaid’s Tale – by Margaret Atwood
I’m also currently reading Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan. It’s an epic book and I won’t manage to finish it this year, especially if the previous five in the series are anything to go by. I’m reading it because I’m more curious how the story ends than anything else. A classic example of a better world-builder/story writer than engaging writer, but I hear he gets better…the Brandon Sanderson took over.
Thanks for reading.