So we're not quite halfway through December yet, but I think it's okay to have our annual "What did you read this year?" thread about now. The question of the hour should hopefully be fairly self-explanatory. Not counting books I started and didn't finish, or re-reads: -The Meaning of Night and The Glass of Time by Michael Cox -American Creation and Founding Brothers by Joseph J. Ellis (I got on a little American Revolution kick after watching John Adams.) -1776 and The Path Between The Seas by David McCullough -Tales of Beedle The Bard by J.K. Rowling -Tales From The Perilous Realm by J.R.R. Tolkien (Had read "Farmer Giles of Ham" before, but nothing else in the book.) -Different Seasons, The Green Mile, the first two Dark Tower books, and On Writing: A Memoir of The Craft by Stephen King -The New Annotated Dracula by Bram Stoker (Edited by Leslie S. Klinger) -Citizen of The Galaxy by Robert A. Heinlein -Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke -The Making of 'Star Wars' by J.W. Rinzler -Gentlemen of The Road, The Final Solution, and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier And Clay by Michael Chabon -Three Doc Savage books: The Man of Bronze, The Phantom City, and The Monsters -Marco Polo: From Venice To Xanadu by Laurence Bergreen -A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs -In The Garden of Iden by Kage Baker -The 13 Clocks by James Thurber -Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds -The Illustrated Man, Fahrenheit 451, and Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury -The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick -Crime Stories, and Other Writings and Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett -The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde I'm hoping to be able to pick up The Help by Kathryn Stockett before the year's out, but I don't exactly have the money to buy it and the library has a hundred holds on it. In the realm of audiobooks, all of which I had read in print before: -The Graveyard Book and Stardust by Neil Gaiman -The Ladies of Grace Adieu, and Other Stories and Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (Read by Simon Prebble and Davina Porter) -The first five Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling (Read by Jim Dale) -Dune by Frank Herbert (Read by Simon Vance and Others) -Every James Bond novel from Casino Royale to On Her Majesty's Secret Service by Ian Fleming (Read by Simon Vance) All that, and it still felt like I didn't read as much this year as I normally do.