The Books I Read in 2005

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Last Year, a couple people posted what they read the year before. The idea intrigued me, so I kept a list this year. This year saw a return for me to Science Fiction, and to some degree Fantasy. I have, for the past few years, been either too busy to read much, or simply more interested in trying to expand my horizons to indulge in my favorite two genres.

I also read more this year than the last couple years. I found keeping the list drove me to try and read more so I could have a longer list to post. Heh, shows how much my pride drives me to worry about what other people think. ;)

I’d like to write some short commentaries on several of the books I’ve read, so look for those in the comming weeks. Til then, here is the complete list:

  1. "The Gunslinger" by Stephen King
  2. "Dune" by Frank Herbert
  3. "The Shadow of the Hegemon" by Orson Scott Card
  4. "The Way We Talk Now" by Geoffrey Nunberg
  5. "Nightbringer" by James Byron Huggins
  6. "The Drawing of the Three" – Dark Tower II by Stephen King
  7. "The Complete Father Brown" by G.K. Chesterton
      Includes:

    1. The Innocence of Father Brown
    2. The Wisdom of Father Brown
    3. The Incredulity of Father Brown
    4. The Secret of Father Brown
    5. The Scandal of Father Brown
  8. "Rainbow Mars" by Larry Niven
  9. "Destiny’s Road" by Larry Niven
  10. "The Children of God" by Mary Doria Russell
  11. "Peter and the Star Catchers" by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
  12. "The Boy Who Would live Forever" by Fredrick Pohl
  13. "The Ship Who Searched" by Anne McCaffery, Mercedes Lackey
  14. "Partnership" by Anne McCaffrey
  15. "Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country" and "Sandman Vol 6: Fables and Reflections" by Neil Gaiman
  16. "Wetware" by Craig Nova
  17. "Legacy of the Darksword" by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  18. "The Fifth Elephant" by Terry Pratchett
  19. "A Brief History of Time" by Stephen W. Hawking
  20. "Bicentenial Man and Other Stories" by Isaac Asimov
  21. "The High Crusade" by Poul Anderson
  22. "Islands in the Sky" by Arthur C. Clarke
  23. "The Man Who Wasn’t There" by Roderick MacLeish
  24. "Ringworld" by Larry Niven
  25. "The Dark Elf Trilogy: Homeland, Exile, and Sojourn" by R. A. Salvatore
  26. "The Hunters Blade Trilogy: The Thousand Orcs, The Hunters Blade" by R. A. Salvatore
  27. "The Paths of Darkness: The Silent Blade, The Servant of the Shard, The Sea of Swords" by R. A. Salvatore
  28. "The Icewind Dale Trilogy: Streams of Silver" by R. A. Salvatore
  29. "The Tolkien Reader" by J. R. R. Tolkien
  30. "Stories From The Twilight Zone" by Rod Serling
  31. "Ringworld Engineers" by Larry Niven
  32. "Perelandra" and "That Hideous Strength" by C. S. Lewis
  33. "The Dark Tower and Other Stories" by C. S. Lewis

 

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