My Reading Year – 2019

Vast improvement on my reading last year against the year before, though that wouldn’t be hard, given the circumstances; interestingly my non-fiction was still very poor, my brain/concentration still not back to normal. Also, cutting down on screen time gave me more time to read; I’d rather read than watch pointless TV or spend endless hours scrolling through Facebook, etc., though I did do too much of that.

Anyway, here’s the list.

FICTION
Stories, Helen Garner
Legion: Skin Deep, Brandon Sanderson
Altered Carbon, Richard Morgan
Legion: Lies Of The Beholder, Brandon Sanderson
Skin Deep, Liz Nugent
Mistborn: Book One: The Final Empire, Brandon Sanderson
The Wardrobe Mistress, Patrick McGrath
Behind The Scenes At The Museum, Kate Atkinson
The Spare Room, Helen Garner
Tripwire, Lee Child
Magician, Raymond E Feist (reread)
Days Of Awe, A M Homes
A Ladder To The Sky, John Boyne
Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer
The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
When All Is Said, Anne Griffin
Lethal White, Robert Galbraith
The Absolutist, John Boyne
The Witch Elm, Tana French
The Little Red Chairs, Edna O’Brien
The Woman In The Window, A J Finn
Lanny, Max Porter
The Taking Of Annie Thorne, C J Tudor
Blackwing, Ed McDonald
Transcription, Kate Atkinson
Midwinter Break, Bernard MacLaverty
The Book Of Dust 1: La Belle Sauvage, Philip Pullman
Machines Like Me, Ian McEwan
The Lost Man, Jane Harper
A Book Of Bones, John Connolly
The Assassin’s Apprentice, Robin Hobb
Autumn, Ali Smith
The Power Of The Dog, Don Winslow
Outline, Rachel Cusk
Travelling In A Strange Land, David Park
Mistborn: Book Two: The Well Of Ascension, Brandon Sanderson
Call For The Dead, John le Carre
Captivated (Ebook Short), Jeffrey Deaver
Autonomous, Annalee Newitz
Girl On Fire, Tony Parsons
The Shadow Of The Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Winter, Ali Smith
A Head Full Of Ghosts, Paul Tremblay
Semiosis, Sue Burke
The Friend, Sigrid Nunez
The Dreaming Void, Peter F Hamilton
Chaos Walking Book One: The Knife Of Never Letting Go
Grace’s Day, William Wall
A Murder Of Quality, John Le Carre
The Only Story, Julian Barnes
Call Him Mine, Tim MacGabhann
Skullduggery Pleasant, Derek Landy (reread)
Normal People, Sally Rooney
Stormbreaker, Anthony Horrowitz (reread)
Codename Villanelle, Luke Jennings
The Neon Rain, James Lee Burke (reread)
Murmur, Will Evans
The Chain, Adrian McKinty
Cari Mora, Thomas Harris
Neuromancer, William Gibson (reread)
The Whisper Man, Alex North
The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett (reread)
The President Is Missing, Bill Clinton And James Patterson
The Testaments, Margaret Atwood
His Dark Materials 1: Northern Lights, Philip Pullman (reread)
Lie With Me, Philippe Besson
Mistborn: Book Three: The Hero Of Ages, Brandon Sanderson
Ashley Bell, Dean Koontz
The Mermaids Singing, Val McDermid (reread)
Knots & Crosses, Ian Rankin (reread)
His Dark Materials 2: The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman (reread)
To Be Taught, If Fortunate, Becky Chambers
The Silence Of The Girls, Pat Barker
The Cockroach, Ian McEwan
Olive, Again, Elizabeth Strout
Agent Running In The Field, John Le Carre
The Dutch House, Ann Patchett
Lord Foul’s Bane, Stephen Donaldson (reread)
Hide & Seek, Ian Rankin
Taken, Tony Parsons
Royal Assassin, Robin Hobb

NON- FICTION
Mourning Diary, Roland Barthes
Notes To Self, Emily Pine
Portraits 2005-2016, Annie Leibovitz
Made In Dublin, Eamon Doyle
Alive, Alive, Oh!, Diana Athill
Mayhem: A Memoir, Sigrid Rausing
At Work, Annie Leibovitz
The Professor & The Parson, Adam Sisman
Dear Howard, David Batterman
The End Of The End Of The Earth, Jonathan Franzen
Fashion Climbing: A New York Life, Bill Cunningham
Constellations, Sinead Gleeson
Why You Should Read Children’s Books…, Katherine Rundell
Coventry, Rachel Cusk
Portfolio, Orson Welles
Then It Fell Apart, Moby
Self-Portrait, Celia Paul
Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Lee Israel

PLAYS
The Approach, Mark O’Rowe
A Hundred Words For Snow, Tatty Hennessy
Distant Early Warning, Tatty Hennessy
Picnic At Hanging Rock, Joan Lindsay (adapted by Tom Wright)
The Antipodes, Annie Baker
Pale Sister, Colm Toibin
Hansard, Simon Woods

POETRY COLLECTIONS
Calling A Wolf A Wolf, Kaveri Akbar
Stag’s Leap, Sharon Olds
Notions, John Kelly
Sincerity, Carol Ann Duffy
New & Selected Poems, Samuel Menashe
Last Dances, Gunter Grass
Selected Poems, Federico Garcia Lorca
Fear Knot, Susan Lindsay
The Luckiest Guy Alive, John Cooper Clarke
Lost Tribe Of The Wicklow Mountains, Dave Lordan
How To Be Invisible, Kate Bush
Gunpowder Valentine: New And Selected Poems, Paul Perry
American Sonnets For My Past And Future Assassin, Terrance Hayes
My Life As A Painter, Matthew Sweeney
On Balance, Sinead Morrissey
The Sun-Fish, Eilean Ni Chuilleanain
The River In The Sky, Clive James
Poems, Wilfred Owen
Bullets Into Bells, Brian Clements, Alexandra Teague, Dean Rader (eds)
The Buried Breath, Ciaran O’Rourke
Armistice, Carol Ann Duffy (ed)
On Drinking, Charles Bukowski
Inner Cites Of Gulls, J P Dancing Bear
Stargazing At Noon, Amanda Torroni
Selected Poems 1908-1969, Ezra Pound
Collected Poems, Wallace Stevens
Body And Soul, Anthony Cronin
She Just Wants To Forget, R H Sin
Between You And These Bones, F D Soul
The Essential Brendan Kennelly (reread)
The Wedding Breakfast, Frank McGuinness
Come Close And Listen, Charles Simic
How The Weather Was, Jean Kavanagh
Why I Wake Early, Mary Oliver (reread)
Carnivorous, Mayra Donaldson
Too Black, Too Strong, Benjamin Zephaniah
Safe Houses I Have Known, Steve Healey
What I’m Looking For, Maureen N McLane
That Which Is Suddenly Precious: New & Selected Poems, Dermot Bulger
The Poems Of Dorothy Molloy

SCREENPLAYS
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald
The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs

GRAPHIC NOVELS
Daredevil: Ultimate Collection 3 (reread)
Reborn: Book 1
Aliens: Defiance 1
Lucifer: Book 1 (reread)
Lumberjanes 1: Beware The Kitten Holy
The Punisher: War Machine 1
Giant Days 4
The Sandman 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (reread)
Injection 1 (reread)
Guardians Of The Galaxy: New Guard 3: Civil War II
Lucifer: Book 2 (reread)
The Sandman 2: The Doll’s House (reread)
Wonder Woman 3: The Truth
Kingdom Come: The 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (reread)
Captain America: Steve Rogers 1: Hail Hydra
Gotham Central Omnibus (reread)
Manifest Destiny 6: Fortis & Invisibilia
Lucifer: Book 3 (reread)
The Man Of Steel
Batman 5: The Rules Of Engagement
Gideon Falls 1:The Black Barn
Jessica Jones 2: The Secrets Of Maria Hill
Justice League 1: The Totality
Oblivion Song 1
Lucifer: Book 4 (reread)
The Defenders 2: Kingpins Of New York
Eternals (reread)
Superman: Secret Origin: The Deluxe Edition
Paper Girls 5
The Punisher by Greg Rucka 1
Hellboy: Darkness Calls
Daredevil 1: Chinatown
Hellboy: The Wild Hunt
The Sandman 3: Dream Country (reread)
Hellboy: The Storm And The Fury
Lucifer: Book 5 (reread)
Flashpoint
The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2
The Immortal Men: The End Of Forever
Saga 9
The Sandman 4: Seasons Of Mist (reread)
The Punisher by Greg Rucka 2
Astonishing X-Men 1: Gifted (reread)
The Sandman 5: A Game Of You (reread)
Descender 1: Tin Stars (reread)
The Sandman 6: Fables & Reflections (reread)
Descender 2: Machine Moon (reread)
Descender 3: Singularities (reread)
Descender 4: Orbital Mechanics
Saga Of The Swamp Thing 1 (reread)
Giant Days 5
Trinity 1: Better Together
Dark Days: The Road To Metal
Batman 6: Bride Or Burglar
Death Or Glory 1: She’s Got You
Captain America: White
Captain Marvel 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More
Stars Wars: Lando: Double Or Nothing
Batman: Sins Of The Father
Ex Machina 3: Fact V. Fiction
House Of M: Ultimate Edition
Faker
Descender 5: Rise Of The Robots
Deadly Class 3: The Snake Pit
Avengers 1: The Final Host
Trinity 2: Dead Space
Batman 1: The Court Of Owls (reread)
Captain Marvel 2: Stay Fly
Captain Marvel 3: Alis Volat Propriis
Descender 6: The Machine War
Batman 7: The Wedding
Batman 8: Cold Days
X-Men 1: Mutant Genesis (reread)
Batman: White Knight
Doctor Strange 4: Mr Misery
Doctor Strange/Punisher: Magic Bullets
Batman 9: The Tyrant Wing
Lumberjanes 2: Friendship To The Max
Rocket Raccoon 1: A Chasing Tale
The Maxx: Maxximized 1
Mister Miracle
Dark Nights: Metal: Dark Knights Rising
Secret War
Ms. Marvel 1: No Normal (reread)
Ms. Marvel 2: Generation Why (reread)
Ms. Marvel 3: Crushed (reread)
Killing And Dying
Secret Invasion
Scene But Not Heard
Road Rage
The Daily Drawings Of Us
Sabrina
The Underwater Welder
The Amazing Spider-Man: Big Time: Ultimate Collection
The Mighty Thor 5: The Death Of The Mighty Thor
Superman 1: The Unity Saga: Phantom Earth
Batman: Knightfall 1 (reread)
Catwoman 1: Copycats
Torso
Lucifer 1: The Infernal Comedy
The Complete Peanuts: 1999-2000
Justice League: No Justice
Fantastic Four 1: Fourever
Deadpool Vs The Punisher
Batman: Knightfall 2: Knightquest (reread)
Batman: Knightfall 3: Knightsend (reread)
Cover
Tony Stark: Iron Man 1: Self-Made Man
Injection Deluxe Edition 1
The Life Of Captain Marvel
American Gods 2: My Ainsel
Return Of Wolverine
Wolverine: Old Man Logan (reread)
Just A Pilgrim (reread)
Just A Pilgrim: Garden Of Eden (reread)
Books Of Magic 1: Moveable Type
The Amazing Spider-Man: The Return Of Anti-Venom
The Amazing Spider-Man: Spider-Island
The Amazing Spider-Man: Flying Blind
Robocop: Citizens Arrest
Invaders 1: War Ghosts
Infinite Risk 1
Venom 1: Rex
Firefly 1: The Unification War
Batman 2: The City Of Owls (reread)
Sandman 7: Brief Lives (reread)
Batman: Night Of The Owls
Locke & Key 1: Welcome To Lovecraft (reread)
Cemetery Beach
Batman 3: Death Of The Family (reread)
Black Panther: Long Live The King
The Walking Dead 31: The Rotten Core
Locke & Key 2: Head Games (reread)
Locke & Key 3: Crown Of Shadows (reread)
Big Nate: Hug It Out!
Thor 1: God Of Thunder Reborn
Locke & Key 4: Keys To The Kingdom(reread)
Batman: The Black Mirror (reread)
Locke & Key 5: Clockworks (reread)
The Wicked + The Divine 1: The Faust Act (reread)
Locke & Key 6: Alpha & Omega (reread)
Alien 3: The Unproduced Screenplay
Batman 4: Zero Year – Secret City (reread)
Locke & Key: Heaven And Earth
The Sandman 8: World’s End (reread)
Nightwing: Knight Terrors
Green Lantern by Geoff Johns 1
Adventures Of The Super Sons 1: Action Detectives
The Sandman 9: The Kindly Ones (reread)
The Walking Dead 32: Rest In Peace
The Sandman 10: The Wake (reread)
Batman 10: Nightmares
Ultimate Spider-Man 1: Power And Responsibility (reread)
The Fate Of Fausto, Oliver Jeffers
Deadpool Classic 23: Mercs For Money
Paper Girls 6
Snow, Glass, Apples
The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Collection 1 (reread)
Kill Or Be Killed 2
Monstress 1: Awakening (reread)
Warbears
The Dreaming 1: Pathways And Emanations
Scarlet 1
Batman: Troika
Cyclops 1: Starstruck
Infinite Crisis (reread)
The Sandman: The Dream Hunters (reread)
Doctor Strange: Damnation: The Complete Collection
Middlewest 1
Wolverine: Old Man Logan 0: Warzones! (Reread)
The Sandman: Endless Nights (reread)
The Sandman: Overture (reread)
My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies
Outcast 1: A Darkness Surrounds Him (reread)
Monstress 2: The Brood (reread)
Abbott
Monstress 3: Haven
Venom 1: Homecoming
Monstress 4: The Chosen