Books 2016

It’s a bit late in the year for this, but it’s been busy. 2016 started off with me heavily reading comics, but that petered off as I took on more and more responsibility for the twins. It takes time to write articles of the quality I prefer to write for Comic POW!. It’s also the year in which I read George RR Martin’s series A Song of Ice and Fire. You might have heard of it? The first book in the series is called A Game of Thrones. I enjoyed reading it and it provided a lot of insight to the show. It was also a good time to read it as it is generally no longer spoilery for the show. The extreme length of the books, however, meant I read less books than I might have otherwise read for the year.

Still, between reading during a quick 10 minute walk after lunch and while the twins drank their milk, I got in a good number of books. On Goodreads I’d set a goal of 35 books and ended up reading 55. I also continued diving deep into the books I’d bought via various ebook bundles and surprised myself with some great stories.

Some stats from Goodreads:

  • 15,816 pages read (obviously audio books through this number off)
  • Shortest book (26 pages): Myths of India: Yama
  • Longest book (1,243): A Storm of Swords
  • Most popular (nearly 2 million reads): A Game of Thrones
  • Least popular (8 reads): Myths of India: Yama
  • Highest rated on GR: A Storm of Swords

 

Links below to the reviews for the books. Comic links will take you to Comic POW! While non-comic links will be to blog posts here on this blog.

  1. American Vampire Vol 6
  2. Lumberjanes Vol 1
  3. A Game of Thrones
  4. Star Wars: The Original Radio Drama
  5. Lumberjanes Vol 2
  6. Lumberjanes Vol 3
  7. Lumberjanes Vol 4
  8. The Empire Strikes Back: The Original Radio Drama
  9. Return of the Jedi: The Original Radio Drama
  10. Fables Vol 9
  11. Star Wars: Dark Empire
  12. A Clash of Kings
  13. Oh, Hell Vol 1
  14. Lost Dogs
  15. Bone
  16. The Massive
  17. Myths of India: Yama
  18. Daybreak
  19. Letter 44 Vol 1
  20. A Storm of Swords
  21. Invincible, Compendium 1
  22. Kill Screen: Video Games are No Fun
  23. Dune
  24. Lightspeed Magazine (July 2010)
  25. Bible Adventures
  26. Ansible
  27. Super I am 8-bit
  28. Star Wars: Dark Empire II
  29. A Feast for Crows
  30. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls
  31. Arcanum 101
  32. Bleeding Violet
  33. Super Mario Bros 3
  34. A Dance with Dragons
  35. The Three-Body Problem
  36. Tithe
  37. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
  38. Uglies
  39. Constellation Games
  40. The Manga Guide to Electricity
  41. The Manga Guide to Calculus
  42. The Magicians
  43. The Manga Guide to Physics
  44. Star Wars: Crimson Empire
  45. The Dispatcher
  46. The Magician King
  47. God’s War
  48. The Extraordinary League of Gentlemen: Century
  49. Miss Fury
  50. The Magician’s Land
  51. Lovecraft’s Monsters
  52. Piranha Frenzy
  53. The Razor’s Edge
  54. Working for Bigfoot
  55. She Changed Comics

Author: Eric Mesa

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