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It's that time of year again! Waaaay back in 2003, I was a freshman in college, I'd take the bus to the next town over and attend the community college there. I took a commuter bus that only ran at certain times so when my classes were done for the day I'd spend about two to three hours in the library waiting until it was bus time. I usually would get my coursework done but once that was finished, I'd have loads of free time to read. And read I did. One day I remember finishing the book I'd been carrying around at the time, Vanity Fair, and I felt pretty smug about it. How to commemorate the occasion? I took out my writing notebook and wrote the date, September 20, 2003, and then Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. Then on a whim, I wrote a hyphen next to the date and then "September 20, 2004." And that's when I began keeping a list of all the books I read for the year.


I know this doesn't really merit having a story written about it but I just find it funny that something I randomly scribbled down when I was a bored eighteen year old is something I still do at the age of thirty. So here's my list for the year! Not as impressive as previous years but I at least made it past fifty books this year.


01. Little Tales of Misogyny by Patricia Highsmith
02. Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
03. Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
04. Women of the Silk by Gail Tsuikyama
05. Harbor by John Ajvide Lindqvist
06. Cinderella Unmasked by Bonnie Dee and Marie Treanor
07. A Home for Scared People by Chris Onstad
08. Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
09. The Thirteen and a Half Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
10. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
11. Parasite by Mira Grant
12. The Betrayal of the Blood Lilly by Lauren Willig
13. Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
14. Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
15. The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
16. 4:50 From Paddington by Agatha Christie
17. Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb
18. Royal Romances by Leslie Carroll
19. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende (re-read for fun)
20. Everything's Eventual by Stephen King (re-read for fun)
21. The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
22. Trust Me, I Know What I'm Doing by Bill Fawcett
23. The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side by Agatha Christie
24. Rapture in Death by J.D. Robb
25. Joyland by Stephen King
26. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
27. Girl Walks into a Bar... by Rachel Dratch
28. The Outspoken Princess and the Gentle Knight edited by Jack Zipes
29. This House is Haunted by John Boyne
30. Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield
31. Party Monster by James St. James
32. They Came to Baghdad by Agatha Christie
33. The Raven and the Monkey's Paw
34. Red Shirts by John Scalzi
35. The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant
36. Alma Hitchcock: The Woman Behind the Man by Pat Hitchcock O'Connell and Laurent Bouzerau
37. Remembered Death by Agatha Christie
38. The Ghost Feeler by Edith Wharton
39. Why Didn't They Ask Evans? by Agatha Christie
40. The Gift of Fear by Gavin De Becker (re-read for fun)
41. The Underdog and Other Stories by Agatha Christie
42. The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde
43. Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
44. Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
45. Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie
46. Alice in Tumblr-land by Tim Manley
47. Postern of Fate by Agatha Christie
48. The Heroine's Bookshelf by Erin Blakemore
49. Revival by Stephen King
50. Double Feature by Owen King
51. The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories By Women edited by Marie O'Regan
52. Rumblefish by S.E. Hinton
53. Pink Smog by Francesca Lia Block
54. Earth by Jon Stewart
55. The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman
56. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
57. Terminated by Rachel Caine
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