A Year-In-Review of Book Reading

Yesterday, I posted my favorite SciFi/Fantasy books of the year. But here’s a breakdown of everything I read in ’07. Talk about overachieving. I never thought I’d read this much in one year!

Total Books Read: 152

The Breakdown:

Fantasy (including horror, urban fantasy, paranormal, etc.): 73
Science fiction: 41
General fiction/adventure/suspense: 5
Mystery: 7
Romance: 22
Children’s/YA books: 20
Graphic novels: 10
Christian fiction: 7
Non fiction books: 2
Short Story collections: 2

Books received from publishers, authors, promoters, etc. this year: 96
Number received that I’ve gotten around to reading so far: 64

Number of books by authors new to me: c.71

Books Read in 2007:


1. Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Secret, by Craig Shaw Gardner – science fiction

2. The Moneypenny Diaries, by Kate Westbrook – fiction

3. Jewel Of Atlantis, by Gena Showalter – paranormal romance

4. Battlestar Galactica: Sagittarius is Bleeding, by Peter David – science fiction

5. Storm Front, by Jim Butcher – fantasy

6. Greywalker, by Kat Richardson – fantasy

7. Lost Calling, by Evelyn Vaughn – romance/intrigue

8. Visions of Heat, by Nalini Singh – paranormal romance

9. Star Trek: Vulcan’s Soul Trilogy Book Two: Exiles, by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz – science fiction

10. Eldest, by Christopher Paolini – young adult fantasy


11. Physics of the Buffyverse, by Jennifer Oullette – science

12. Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse, by Lee Goldberg – mystery

13. My Favorite Earthling, by Susan Grant – science fiction/romance

14. Atlantis Rising: The Warriors of Poseidon, by Alyssa Day – paranormal romance

15. Project U.L.F., by Stuart Clark – science fiction

16. How to Marry a Billionaire, by Ally Blake – romance

17. Succubus Blues, by Richelle Mead – fantasy/paranormal romance

18. Fool Moon, by Jim Butcher – fantasy

19. Games of Command, by Linnea Sinclair – science fiction/romance

20. The Rest Falls Away, by Colleen Gleason – paranormal romance

21. The Measure of a Man, by Sidney Poitier – autobiography

22. Rebel Fay, by Barb and J.C. Hendee – fantasy

23. Scent of Shadows: The First Sign of the Zodiac, by Vicki Pettersson – fantasy

24. Rogue Angel: Forbidden City, by “Alex Archer” – fantasy/adventure

25. House, by Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker – Christian horror


26. Synergy, by M.D. Benoit – science fiction

27. The Rover, by Mel Odom – fantasy

28. Grave Peril, by Jim Butcher – fantasy

29. Young Bond: SilverFin, by Charlie Higson – young adult adventure

30. For One More Day, by Mitch Albom – fiction

31. Gruel and Unusual Punishment, by Tamar Myers – mystery

32. A Hoboken Hipster in Sherwood Forest, by Marianne Mancusi – science fiction romance

33. Spider-Man: The Other, by Peter David – graphic novel

34. The Ultimate Silver Surfer, by Stan Lee – science fiction

35. Killing Floor, by Lee Child – mystery

36. Dear John, by Nicholas Sparks – fiction

37. Scarlet Empress, by Susan Grant – science fiction romance

38. Vamps and the City, by Kerrelyn Sparks – paranormal romance


39. Blood Price, by Tanya Huff – fantasy

40. Carolina Isle, by Jude Deveraux – contemporary romance/mystery

41. Rescued by Mr. Right, by Shirley Jump – romance

42. Green Arrow: Quiver, by Kevin Smith – graphic novel

43. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Attack of the Mousers, by Peter David – graphic novel

44. Taste of Night, by Vicki Pettersson- fantasy

45. Rogue Angel: The Lost Scrolls, by “Alex Archer” – fantasy/adventure

46. Storm Force, by Meredith Fletcher – adventure/romance

47. Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon – romance

48. NCIS: Blood Evidence, by Mel Odom – Christian fiction

49. Redemption, by Gary Smalley & Karen Kingsbury – Christian fiction


50. Evil Genius, by Catherine Jinks – young adult science fiction

51. The Destruction of the Books, by Mel Odom – fantasy

52. How to Lose an Extraterrestrial In 10 Days, by Susan Grant – science fiction/romance

53. The Serpent Bride, by Sara Douglass – fantasy

54. City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare – young adult fantasy

55. Contact, by Susan Grant – science fiction/romance

56. Runaways, Volume 7: Live Fast, by Brian K Vaughan – graphic novel

57. The Earthborn, by Paul Collins – science fiction

58. Tomb Raider: Tankobon Volume 1, by Andy Park – graphic novel

59. Worldweavers: Gift of the Unmage, by Alma Alexander – young adult fantasy

60. Kiss of Midnight, by Lara Adrian – paranormal romance

61. Tomb Raider: Tankobon Volume 2, by Andy Park – graphic novel

62. Murder, She Wrote: A Vote for Murder, by Donald Bain – mystery

63. Remember, by Karen Kingsbury, Gary Smalley – Christian fiction

64. Tomb Raider: Tankobon Volume 3, by Andy Park – graphic novel

65. All Together Dead, by Charlaine Harris – fantasy

66. Return, by Karen Kingsbury, Gary Smalley – Christian fiction

67. When the Wind Blows, by James Patterson – science fiction


68. Lord of the Libraries, by Mel Odom – fantasy

69. The Cleaner, by Brett Battles – suspense

70. Diagnosis Murder: The Last Word, by Lee Goldberg – mystery

71. X-Factor: Life and Death Matters, by Peter David – graphic novel

72. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment, by James Patterson – young adult science fiction

73. Young Bond: Blood Fever, by Charlie Higson – young adult adventure

74. The Colorado Sequence, by Stacey Cochran – suspense

75. Bitterwood, by James Maxey – fantasy

76. Helix, by Eric Brown – science fiction

77. Summer Knight, by Jim Butcher – fantasy


78. Demons Are Forever: Confessions of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom, by Julie Kenner – fantasy

79. Thief With No Shadow, by Emily Gee – fantasy

80. Maximum Ride: School’s Out Forever, by James Patterson – young adult science fiction

81. Storms of Vengeance, by John Beachem – fantasy

82. Death Masks, by Jim Butcher – fantasy

83. Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports, by James Patterson – young adult science fiction

84. Undead and Uneasy, by MaryJanice Davidson – fantasy

85. The Summoner: Book One of the Chronicles of the Necromancer, by Gail Martin – fantasy

86. Wild Thing, by Maggie Shayne, Marjorie M. Liu, Alyssa Day, and Meljean Brook – fantasy/romance

87. The Electric Church, by Jeff Somers – science fiction

88. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by JK Rowling – children’s fantasy

89. Deadstock, by Jeffrey Thomas – science fiction

90. Stargate SG-1: Roswell, by Sonny Whitelaw and Jennifer Fallon – science fiction

91. Inhumans, Vol. 1: Culture Shock, by Sean McKeever – graphic novel

92. Shamus in the Green Room, by Susan Kandel – mystery


93. Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Buried Age, by Christopher L. Bennett – science fiction

94. The Quest for the Trilogy, by Mel Odom – fantasy

95. What a Girl Wants, by Kristin Billerbeck – Christian chick lit

96. Working for the Devil, by Lilith Saintcrow – fantasy

97. Dante’s Girl, by Natasha Rhodes – fantasy

98. Hex and the City, by Simon R. Green – fantasy

99. Rogue Angel: God of Thunder, by “Alex Archer” – fantasy/adventure

100. Paths Not Taken, by Simon R. Green – fantasy

101. Dead Man Rising, by Lilith Saintcrow – fantasy

102. Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer – young adult fantasy

103. Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth, by Simon R. Green – fantasy

104. Rogue Angel: Secret of the Slaves, by “Alex Archer” – fantasy/adventure

105. Devil’s Right Hand, by Lilith Saintcrow – fantasy

106. Poltergeist, by Kat Richardson – fantasy

107. The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, by Michael Scott – young adult fantasy


108. Set the Seas on Fire, by Chris Roberson – fantasy

109. Crystal Rain, by Tobias Buckell – science fiction

110. Once Bitten, Twice Shy, by Jennifer Rardin – fantasy

111. The Princes of the Golden Cage, by Nathalie Mallet – fantasy

112. Splinter, by Adam Roberts – science fiction

113. The Crimson Sword, by Eldon Thompson – fantasy

114. The Down Home Zombie Blues, by Linnea Sinclair – science fiction/romance

115. Resonance, by Chris Dolley – science fiction

116. Ragamuffin, by Tobias Buckell – science fiction

117. Stormbreaker, by Anthony Horowitz – young adult adventure

118. Hellgate: London: Exodus, by Mel Odom – science fiction/fantasy

119. The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman – young adult fantasy

120. Dark Lord, by Ed Greenwood – fantasy

121. Kyle XY: Nowhere to Hide, by S. G. Wilkens – young adult science fiction


122. Shift, by Chris Dolley – science fiction

123. Three Sisters Inn: Hide In Plain Sight, by Marta Perry – Christian suspense

124. Star Wars: Death Star, by Michael Reaves and Steve Perry – science fiction

125. Cimmerian City, by Rae Lindley – fantasy

126. Highlander: The Captive Soul, by Josepha Sherman – science fiction

127. Keeping It Real, by Justina Robson – science fiction/fantasy

128. The Prodigal Troll, by Charles Coleman Finlay – fantasy

129. Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld – young adult science fiction

130. The Solaris Book of New Fantasy, by Solaris Books (various authors) – fantasy

131. The Innocent Mage, by Karen Miller – fantasy

132. Savage Survival, by Darrell Bain – science fiction


133. Vendetta, by Meredith Fletcher – romantic suspense

134. The Gender Divide, by David Boultbee – science fiction

135. The Martian Child, by David Gerrold – fiction

136. Paragaea: A Planetary Romance, by Chris Roberson – science fiction

137. Another One Bites the Dust, by Jennifer Rardin – fantasy

138. Point Blank, by Anthony Horowitz – young adult adventure

139. Territory, by Emma Bull – fantasy

140. Goblin Quest, by Jim C. Hines – fantasy

141. New Moon, by Stephenie Meyer – young adult fantasy

142. The Cipher, by Diana Pharaoh Francis – fantasy

143. Rogue Angel: Warrior Spirit, by “Alex Archer” – fantasy


144. Gaea: Beyond the Son, by P. D. Gilson – science fiction

145. Black Magic Woman, by Justin Gustainis – fantasy

146. Star Trek: The Next Generation – Resistance, by J.M. Dillard – science fiction

147. Goblin Hero, by Jim C. Hines – fantasy

148. Tunnels, by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams – young adult fantasy

149. The Somnambulist, by Jonathan Barnes – fantasy

150. A Prophecy Forgotten, by M.B. Weston – fantasy

151. Hellboy Animated Volume 1: The Black Wedding, by Jim Pascoe – graphic novel

152. Oh My Goth, by Gina Showalter – young adult fantasy

12 thoughts on “A Year-In-Review of Book Reading”

  1. You read like a champ! I need to get down and read faster. I’ve been scatter brained these last few months :S.
    By the way, read more SF. It’s good for your soul :P. J/k. Well, maybe. It is good for you, but only read what you get :P.

  2. Quite a few of these were on my list as well. I keep intending to make a summary of my year’s reading, but never get around to it. Maybe this will be the year I do–you’re inspiring me. 🙂

  3. Wow; that’s an impressive number of books. I plan on keeping track of everything I read this year as well — not just debut fantasy.

  4. 1. – I’m with William, how can you read so many books? Don’t you do other things beside read??

    2. For someone whose moniker is SciFiChick, you sure read a lot of fantasy. Should you change your name to FantaChick? 🙂

  5. JP – Just call me Harriet Klausner.. wait.
    And with the fantasy thing.. I think that’s because I received so many free fantasy books, added with the fact that fantasy encompasses a wider range from horror to paranormal romance. If I was strictly reading just books that I bought or got from the library, I’m sure the scifi category would be a bit higher.
    FantaChick.. reminds me of those annoying Fanta commercials!

  6. Oh my – you read a ton of books! Way to go! Hope this new year brings you lots of good reads. I’ve only read Storm Front from the Butcher series but I really want to read more. That was a good one and so not my typical read. It was a good surprise 🙂

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