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favorite books of 2012 and stats

02 Jan 2013 · No Comments

I read 54 books in 2012, including:

works by 32 male authors/editors and 26 female authors/editors
46 recent (this millennium) and 8 older books
45 works of fiction and 10 of nonfiction (1 double-hitter)

The fiction included:

3 single-author short story collections and 42 novels
18 works marketed to young adult (or pre-adult) audiences
27 books you might see filed under science [...]

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favorite books of 2011

28 Jan 2012 · 1 Comment

A dozen, in alphabetical order by author:

Lou Beach: 420 Characters
Gail Carriger: Soulless
Rachel Cohn and David Levithan: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares
Lisa Goldstein: Dark Cities Underground (also Walking the Labyrinth)
Alexander Jablokov: Brain Thief
Jeff Kass: Knuckleheads
Janna Levin : How the Universe Got Its Spots
Sara Levine: Treasure Island!!!
Barry Lyga : The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and [...]

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Favorite books of 2010

16 Dec 2010 · No Comments

A dozen, in alphabetical order by author:

Doug Dorst: The Surf Guru
Impressive array of short stories

Jennifer Egan: The Keep
Intricately plotted, multi-layered, atmospheric, and satisfying suspense tale

Steve Hely: How I Became a Famous Novelist
Wicked clever literary satire

Joe Hill: Horns
Inventive horror/dark fantasy with strong, compelling characters

Catherine Jinks: Evil Genius
Twisty and startlingly suspenseful young adult novel. Also really liked [...]

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