Reading Log

On his website, Matt Bell keeps a log of the books that he reads each year, and I thought that was a pretty cool idea. Like him, I only include books I’ve read all the way through. If I don’t finish it, it doesn’t get added.

  • 2021
    1. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab
    2. The Forever Sea by Joshua Phillip Johnson
    3. A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck (Family Read Aloud)
    4. Ether: Death of the Last Golden Blaze (Vol. 1) by Matt Kindt and David Rubin
    5. Ether: The Copper Golems (Vol. 2) by Matt Kindt and David Rubin
    6. Black Hammer ’45 by Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes, Matt Kindt, Sharlene Kindt, and Marie Enger
    7. Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne (Family Read Aloud)
    8. The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
    9. Dune: the Graphic Novel, Book 1 (Dune #1) by Brian Herbert (Adapted by), Kevin J. Anderson (Goodreads Author) (Adapted by), Frank Herbert, Raul Allen (Illustrations), Patricia Martín (Illustrations), Bill Sienkiewicz (Contributor)
    10. Faceless Killers (Kurt Wallander #1) by Henning Mankell, Steven T. Murray (Translator)–audiobook narrated by Dick Hill
    11. Wolverine, Volume 1 (Wolverine (2020) (Collected Editions) #1) by Benjamin Percy (Writer), Adam Kubert (Illustrator), Frank Martin (Color Artist), Viktor Bogdanovic (Illustrator), Matthew Wilson (Color Artist)
    12. Tower by Ken Bruen and Reed
    13. X-Force, Vol. 1 by Benjamin Percy, Joshua Cassara (Illustrator), Stephen Segovia (Illustrator), Dean White (Colorist), GURU-eFX (Colorist)
    14. X-Force, Vol. 2 by Benjamin Percy, Jan Bazaldua (Illustrator), Oscar Bazaldua (Illustrator), Joshua Cassara (Illustrator), GURU-eFX (Color Artist)
    15. The Regional Office is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales
    16. The Devil’s Highway, Vol. 1 by by Benjamin Percy, Brent Schoonover (Illustrator), Nick Filardi (Colorist)
    17. Neon Lights by Manuel Gonzales–Audible Original narrated by Timothy Andres Pabon
    18. A Radical Shift of Gravity by Nick Tapalansky and Kate Glasheen
    19. Undiscovered Country, Vol. 1: Destiny by Scott Snyder, Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli (Illustrator), Daniele Orlandini, and Matt Wilson
    20. A Master of Djinn by P. Djeli Clark
    21. Hard Reboot by Django Wexler
    22. Day Zero by C. Robert Cargill
    23. The Ninth Metal by Benjamin Percy
    24. The Way of Kings: The Stormlight Archives, Book 1 by Brandon Sanderson–Audiobook narrated by Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    25. The Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell (Family Read Aloud)
    26. Wolverine: Old Man Logan, Vol. 1: Berzerker by Jeff Lemire (Writer), Andrea Sorrentino (Artist), Marcelo Maiolo (Colorist), VC’s Cory Petit (Letterer)
    27. Wolverine: Old Man Logan, Vol. 2: Bordertown by Jeff Lemire (Writer), Andrea Sorrentino (Artist), Marcelo Maiolo (Colorist), VC’s Cory Petit (Letterer)
    28. Wolverine: Old Man Logan, Vol. 3: The Last Ronin by Jeff Lemire (Writer), Andrea Sorrentino (Illustrations), Marcelo Maiolo (Colorist), VC’s Cory Petit (Letterer)
    29. Wolverine: Old Man Logan, Vol. 4: Old Monsters by by Jeff Lemire, Filipe Andrade (Illustrations), Andrea Sorrentino (Illustrator), Jordie Bellaire (Colorist), Marcelo Maiolo (Colorist), VC’s Cory Petit (Letterer)
    30. Wolverine: Old Man Logan, Vol. 5: Past Lives by Jeff Lemire, Filipe Andrade (Illustrator), Jordan Boyd (Colorist), Eric Nguyen (Illustrator), Andres Mossa (Colorist)
    31. Undiscovered Country, Vol. 2: Unity by Scott Snyder), Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli (Contributor), Leonardo Marcello Grassi (Contributor), Matt Wilson (Contributor)
    32. Questland by Carrie Vaughn
    33. The Killing Floor by Lee Child
    34. The Past is Red by Catherynne M. Valente
    35. Jade City: The Green Bone Saga, Book 1 by Fonda Lee–audiobook narrated by Andrew Kishino
    36. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton–audiobook narrated by James Cameron Stewart
    37. My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones
  • 2020
    1. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood—Family Read Aloud
    2. This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
    3. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson—Family Read Aloud
    4. The Institute by Stephen King
    5. A Tale of the Batman: Gotham by Gaslight
      1. Gotham by Gaslight by Brian Augustyn, Michael Mignola, P. Craig Russell, David Hornung, and John Workman
      2. Master of the Future by Brian Augustyn, Eduardo Barreto, Steve Oliff, and Willie Schubert
    6. Farmhand by Rob Guillory
    7. Proxima Centauri by Farel Dalrymple
    8. The Dark Tower by Stephen King—Audio Book
    9. Usagi Yojimbo: Yokai by Stan Sakai
    10. Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz—Audio Book
    11. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
    12. Little Faith by Nickolas Butler
    13. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodsgon Burnett
    14. The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
    15. The 10,000 Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
    16. Wytches by Scott Snyder, Jock, Matt Hollingsworth, Clem Robins, and David Brothers
    17. Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
    18. Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi
    19. Little Bird: The Fight for Elder’s Hope by Darcy Van Poelgest (writer), Ian Bertram (artist), Matt Hollingsworth (colors), Aditya Bidikar (letters), Ben Didier (design)
    20. The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
    21. Ice Cream Man, Vol. 2: Strange Neapolitan by W. Maxwell Prince (writer), Martin Morazzo (art), Chris O’Halloran (colors), Good Old Neon (lettering, interior cover design), & Shanna Matuszak (cover design)
    22. All Systems Red by Martha Wells
    23. Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw
    24. Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen
    25. Now and Forever: Somewhere a Band is Playing & Leviathan 99 by Ray Bradbury–Audiobook, read by Paul Hecht
    26. Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby
    27. The Outsider by Stephen King–Audiobook, read by Will Patton
    28. A Song for Quiet by Cassandra Khaw
    29. The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
    30. First Dangle and Other Stories by Kevin Hearne
    31. Ring Shout by P. Dejli Clark
    32. The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials) by Philip Pullman–Audiobook, narrated by Philip Pullman and performed by a full cast
    33. Savage Legion, Book One in the Savage Rebellion series by Matt Wallace
    34. Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis–Audiobook, read by Amy Landon
  • 2019
    1. The Adventure Zone Vol. 1: Here There Be Gerblins by The McElroys and Carey Pietsch
    2. Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King –audiobook
    3. Wolverine: Old Man Logan Vol. 2–Bodertown by Jeff Lemire, Adnrea Sorrentino, and Marcelo Maiolo
    4. Wolverine: Old Man Logan Vol. 1–Berzerker by Jeff Lemire, Adnrea Sorrentino, and Marcelo Maiolo
    5. The Infamous Soothing System of Professor Maillard adapted by Raleigh Marcell Jr., based on Edgar Allen Poe’s The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
    6. Suicide Woods by Benjamin Percy
    7. The Umbrella Academy, Volume 3: Hotel Oblivion by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba
    8. A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill
    9. X-Men: Second Coming
      • Second Coming: Prepare by Mike Carey, Stuart Immonen, Michel Lacombe, and Justin Ponsor
      • X-Men: Second Coming #1 by Craig Kyle & Chris Yost, David Finch, Batt, Aspen’s Peter Steigerwald
      • Uncanny X-Men #523-525 by Matt Fraction, Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson, and Justin Ponsor
      • New Mutants #12-14 by Zeb Wells, Ibraim Roberson with Law Medina & Nathan Fox, Brian Reber with Matt Milla & Jose Villarrubia
      • X-Men: Legacy #235-237 by Mike Carey, Greg Land, Jay Leisten, and Justin Ponsor
      • X-Force #26-28 by Craig Kyle & Chris Yost, Mike Choi, and Sonia Oback
      • X-Men: Second Coming Coming #2
        • Chapter 1 by Zeb Wells, Ibraim Roberson, and Matt Milla
        • Chapter 2 by Mike Carey, Esad Ribic, and Matthew Wilson
        • Chapter 3 by Craig Kyle & Chris Yost, Greg Land, Jay Leisten, and Frank Martin
        • Chapter 4 by Matt Fraction, Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson, and Brad Anderson
    10. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury–audiobook
    11. The Black God’s Drums by P. Djeli Clark
    12. Redshirts by John Scalzi–Audio book
    13. Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
    14. Kindred by Octavia Butler–Audio book
    15. Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E, Volume 1: War of the Monsters by Jeff Lemire and Alberto Ponticelli
    16. Wanderers by Chuck Wendig
    17. Mister Miracle by Tom King (writer), Mitch Gerads (artist & colorist), Clayton Cowles (letterer), and Nick Derington (original series cover art)
    18. How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (Family Read Aloud)
    19. The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky by John Hornor Jacobs
    20. Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff
    21. Nightwing, Volume 7: The Bleeding Edge by Benjamin Percy, Chris Mooneyham, and Klaus Johnson
    22. Elevation by Stephen King
    23. A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A. Fletcher
    24. Firefight by Brandon Sanderson–Audio Book
    25. Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill
    26. Battling Boy #2: The Fall of the House of West by Paul Pope, JT Petty, and David Rubin
    27. Battling Boy by Paul Pope
    28. SteelHeart by Brandon Sanderson–Audio Book
    29. Doom Patrol, Vol. 1: Brick by Brick by Gerard Way and Nick Derington
    30. The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djeli Clark
    31. Huck Out West by Robert Coover
    32. Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
    33. How Long ‘Til Black Future Month N.K. Jemisin
    34. Get Jiro by Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose, art by Langdon Foss and Jose Villarubia
    35. Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts by Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose, Alberto Ponticelli, Irene Koh, and Paul Pope
    36. River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey
    37. The Secret Path by Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire
    38. The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen
    39. The Invisibles Book One written by Grant Morrison with art by Steve Yeowell, Jill Thompson, Chris Weston, John Ridgway, Steve Parkhouse, Paul Johnson, Phil Jimenez, Tommy Lee Edwards, and Mark Buckingham.
    40. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman–Audio Book
    41. Kill the Farm Boy by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne
    42. Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor–Audio Book
    43. Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed–Audio Book
  • 2018
    1. Head On by John Scalzi
    2. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
    3. Gideon Falls Volume 1: The Black Barn by Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, and Dave Stewart
    4. The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah by Stephen King–Audio Book
    5. Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor
    6. Snow and Rose by Emily Winfield Martin (Family Read Aloud)
    7. Descender: Volume Four by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
    8. Descender: Volume Three by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
    9. Descender: Volume Two by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
    10. Side Jobs: Stories From the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher–Audio Book
    11. Sweet Tooth, Volume One: Out of the Deep Woods by Jeff Lemire
    12. Descender: Volume One by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
    13. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
    14. Mind of My Mind by Octavia Butler
    15. I Am Providence by Nick Mamatas
    16. Oddfellow’s Orphanage by Emily Winfield Martin (Family Read Aloud)
    17. Solo: A Star Wars Story by Mur Lafferty–Audio Book
    18. The Fisherman by John Langan
    19. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo (Family Read Aloud)
    20. The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
    21. Us Against You by Fredrik Backman–Audio Book
    22. Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
    23. The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay–Audio Book
    24. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara–Audio Book
    25. The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley
    26. Bear Town by Fredrik Backman–Audio Book
    27. Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
    28. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
    29. Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil, #1-4 by Jeff Lemire
    30. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
    31. The Land of Steady Habits by Ted Thompson
    32. Tropic of Kansas by Christopher Brown
    33. Saga: Volume Eight by Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan
    34. Afterlife With Archie: Escape From Riverdale by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
    35. Don’t Live For Your Obituary: Advice, Commentary, and Personal Observations on Writing 2008-2017 by John Scalzi
    36. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline–Audio Book
    37. Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King–Audio Book
    38. Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff
    39. The Changeling by Victor LaValle
    40. X-Men: Grand Design by Ed Piskor
    41. Somebody Owes Me Money by Donald E. Westlake–Audio Book
    42. Goliath by Tom Gauld
    43. Moon Cop by Tom Gauld
    44. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
    45. Destroyer by Victor LaValle
    46. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
    47. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    48. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury–Audio Book
    49. Turn Coat (#11 in The Dresden Files) by Jim Butcher–Audio Book
    50. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
    51. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
    52. The Disaster Artist by Greg Sistero–Audio Book
    53. Small Favor (#10 in The Dresden Files) by Jim Butcher–Audio Book
    54. Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
    55. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro–Audio Book
    56. Lord of the Flies by William Golding (taught in sophomore English, so it’s an annual read)
    57. In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O’Brien
    58. Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace
    59. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
    60. Black Hammer #1-13 by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston
  • 2017 (as far back as I can remember)
    1. The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle
    2. Lucretia and the Kroons by Victor LaValle
    3. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
    4. The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy
    5. Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002 by David Sedaris–Audio Book
    6. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender–Audio Book
    7. A Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
    8. Office at Night by Kate Bernheimer and Laird Hunt
    9. Men and Cartoons by Jonathan Lethem
    10. Thrill Me by Benjamin Percy
    11. The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
    12. My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales edited by Kate Bernheimer
    13. Tenth of December by George Saunders
    14. Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder by Kent Nerburn
    15. Screenplay by Syd Field
    16. The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler