Book Challenge

I came a little bit closer to completing the 52-book challenge this year. Credit a handful of graphic novels — The Dark Tower and the first few volumes of The Walking Dead — for the push, though most of those made their appearance earlier in 2011.

I started revisiting George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire. Read in light of HBO’s adaptation of the first book, A Game of Thrones, and knowledge of subsequent books, I’m humbled by Martin’s skill with character development. I’m seeing extra layers I missed in my first read, when I sped through the pages in the rush that follows immersion in a really good book.

1 – The Devil’s Playground by Alan Hathaway
2 – Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
3 – Therapy by Jonathan Kellerman
4 – The Road of Crime by Walter B. Gibson
5 – A Separate Peace by John Knowles
6 – Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry
7 – Crooks Go Straight by Walter B. Gibson
8 – Bequest of Evil by William G. Bogart and Lester Dent
9 – The All-White Elf by Lester Dent
10 – Valhalla Rising by Clive Cussler
11 – Serpents of Siva by Walter B. Gibson
12 – The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
13 – The Magigals Mystery by Walter B. Gibson
14 – A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
15 – The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born by Stephen King, Robin Furth, Peter David, Jae Lee, and Richard Isanove
16 – The Dark Tower: The Long Road Home by Stephen King, Robin Furth, Peter David, Jae Lee, and Richard Isanove
17 – The Dark Tower: Treachery by Stephen King, Robin Furth, Peter David, Jae Lee, and Richard Isanove
18 – The Dark Tower: Fall of Gilead by Stephen King, Robin Furth, Peter David, and Richard Isanove
19 – The Dark Tower: Battle of Jericho Hill by Stephen King, Robin Furth, Peter David, Jae Lee, and Richard Isanove
20 – The Dark Tower: The Journey Begins by Stephen King, Robin Furth, Peter David, Sean Phillips, and Richard Isanove
21 – The Dark Tower: The Little Sisters of Eluria by Stephen King, Robin Furth, Peter David, Luke Ross, and Richard Isanove
22 – Double Homicide by Jonathan Kellerman and Faye Kellerman
23 – Academ’s Fury by Jim Butcher
24 – The Bricklayer by Noah Boyd
25 – Brother Odd by Dean Koontz
26 – Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
27 – Twisted by Jonathan Kellerman
28 – Rage by Jonathan Kellerman
29 – Cowboys & Aliens by Joan D. Vinge
30 – Feed by Mira Grant
31 – The Majii by Lester Dent
32 – The Golden Man by Lester Dent
33 – Six Men of Evil by Walter B. Gibson
34 – The Devil Monsters by Walter B. Gibson
35 – The Walking Dead, Volume 1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman & Tom Moore
36 – The Walking Dead, Volume 2: Miles Behind Us by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn
37 – The Natural by Bernard Malamud
38 – Frankenstein: Lost Souls by Dean Koontz
39 – The Dragon Factory by Jonathan Maberry
40 – Everything’s Eventual by Stephen King
41 – Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
42 – One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
43 – The Men Who Smiled No More by Laurence Donovan
44 – The Pink Lady by Lester Dent

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HBO helped account for a lot of the extra videos and DVDs I’ve watched in 2011. Lunch at work was quite enjoyable as I caught up on shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and Entourage.

1 – Hung, Season 2
2 – Boardwalk Empire, Season 1
3 – Dexter, Season 3
4 – Pandorum
5 – A Perfect Getaway
6 – True Blood, Season 3
7 – Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The LIghtning Thief
8 – Clash of the Titans
9 – Community, Season 1
10 – Weeds, Season 3
11 – Terminator Salvation
12 – Kill Bill, Vol. 1
13- The Legend of Hell House
14 – Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
15 – Caprica, Season 1
16 – Kill Bill, Vol. 2
17 – Supernatural, Season 4
18 – Drag Me To Hell
19 – Surrogates
20 – X-Men Origins: Wolverine
21 – Minority Report
22 – Jennifer’s Body
23 – The Wolfman
24 – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Season 2
25 – Weeds, Season 4
26 – 9
27 – Sex Drive
28 – I Love You, Beth Cooper
29 – Species
30 – Weeds, Season 5
31 – Weeds, Season 6
32 – The Book of Eli
33 – The Hangover
34 – Zombieland
35 – Bones, Season 1
36 – The Box
37 – The Big Bang Theory, Season 1
38 – The Big Bang Theory, Season 2
39 – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
40 – The Karate Kid (2009)
41 – Law-Abiding Citizen
42 – The Big Bang Theory, Season 3
43 – The Crazies
44 – Fast & Furious
45 – Jonah Hex
46 – Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
47 – Bones, Season 2
48 – Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
49 – A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
50 – How To Train Your Dragon
51 – Bones, Season 3
52 – Saw III
53 – Robin Hood (2010)
54 – Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
55 – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
56 – Supernatural, Season 5
57 – True Blood, Season 4
58 – Dexter, Season 4
59 – Shrek Forever After
60 – Stargate Atlantis, Season 5
61 – Inception
62 – Curb Your Enthusiam, Season 1
63 – Breaking Bad, Season 3
64 – The Guild, Season 1
65 – The Guild, Season 2
66 – Curb Your Enthusiasm, Season 2
67 – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
68 – Curb Your Enthusiasm, Season 3
69 – Despicable Me
70 – Splice
71 – The Descent: Part Two
72 – Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
73 – Curb Your Enthusiasm, Season 4
74 – Curb Your Enthusiasm, Season 5
75 – Misfits, Season 1
76 – Curb Your Enthusiasm, Season 6
77 – Curb Your Enthusiasm, Season 7
78 – Dinner for Schmucks
79 – Entourage, Season 1
80 – Predators
81 – Battlestar Galactica, Season 1
82 – Deadwood, Season 1
83 – Entourage, Season 2
84 – Little Fockers
85 – Just Go With It
86 – Source Code
87 – Entourage, Season 3A
88 – Entourage, Season 3B
89 – Entourage, Season 4
90 – Whites, Season 1
91 – Entourage, Season 5
92 – Entourage, Season 6
93 – Entourage, Season 7
94 – 24, Season 8
95 – Devil
96 – Unstoppable
97 – Megamind
98 – Cowboys & Aliens
99 – Misfits, Season 2
100 – Saboteur
101 – 127 Hours
102 – The Dead Zone, Season 1
103 – Deadwood, Season 2
104 – The A-Team
105 – Transformers: Dark of the Moon
106 – Bones, Season 4
107 – The Walking Dead, Season 1
108 – Luther, Season 1
109 – Bridesmaids
110 – Bad Teacher
111 – How to Make It in America, Season 1
112 – Curb Your Enthusiasm, Season 8
113 – Bored to Death, Season 2
114 – Game of Thrones, Season 1
115 – Battlestar Galactica, Season 2
116 – 1408
117 – The Natural
118 – Bedlam, Season 1
119 – Luther, Season 2
120 – How to Make It in America, Season 2
121 – Bored to Death, Season 3
122 – The Hot Rock
123 – The Adjustment Bureau
124 – Hung, Season 3
125 – Bag of Bones
126 – Boardwalk Empire, Season 2
127 – Enlightened, Season 1
128 – Men in Black
129 – Man Up!
130 – Red Riding Hood
131 – Deck The Halls (2011)
132 – It’s A Wonderful LIfe
133 – Bones, Season 5
134 – American Horror Story, Season 1
135 – Saw IV

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