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    2016
    1. Feverborn - Karen Marie Moning
    2. The Dirt on Ninth Grave - Darynda Jones
    3. The Fox and the Star - Coralie Bickford-Smith
    4. The Quick - Lauren Owen
    5. Prince of Fools - Mark Lawrence
    6. Skin - Patrick Logan
    7. Armada - Ernest Cline
    8. Morning Star - Pierce Brown
    9. The Liar's Key - Mark Lawrence
    10. The Beast - JR Ward
    11. Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
    12. Sleeping Giants- Sylvain Neuvel
    13. The Fireman - Joe Hill
    14. The Owl Killers - Karen Maitland
    15. End of Watch - Stephen King
    16. The Curse of Tenth Grave - Darynda Jones
    17. The Wheel of Osheim - Mark Lawrence
    18. The City of Mirrors - Justin Cronin
    19. Hex - Thomas Olde Heuvelt
    20. The Trees - Ali Shaw
    21. The Last Unicorn: The Lost Version - Peter S. Beagle
    22. Dark Matter - Blake Crouch
    23. Six Scary Stories
    24. Summerlong - Peter S. Beagle
    25. Kushiel's Dart - Jacqueline Carey
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    1. Gene Wolfe - The Wolfe Archipelago
    2. T.E.D. Klein - Reassuring Tales
    3. Robert A. Heinlein - Time for the Stars
    4. Robert A. Heinlein - The Man Who Sold the Moon
    5. Ray Bradbury - From the Dust Returned
    6. Philip K. Dick - Dr. Futurity
    7. Arthur C. Clarke - The Fountains of Paradise
    8. Stephen King - It
    9. Ray Bradbury - Somewhere a Band Is Playing
    10. George R.R. Martin - Nightflyers
    11. Stephen King - The Shining

    12. Edward Lee - Header
    13. China Mieville - This Census-Taker
    14. Tim Powers - Medusa's Web
    15. Ray Bradbury - Leviathan '99
    16. Gene Wolfe - Peace
    17. Alfred Bester - The Stars My Destination
    18. Dan Simmons - The Hollow Man
    19. Stephen King - Cujo
    20. David J. Schow - Black Leather Required

    21. Cixin Liu - The Dark Forest
    22. Brian Hodge & Gerard Houarner - Dark City: A Novella Collection
    23. Stephen King - The Drawing of the Three
    24. Kim Stanley Robinson - Aurora
    25. Stephen King - The Gunslinger (original version)

    26. Dan Simmons - Ilium
    27. Tim Powers - Strange Itineraries

    28. Simon Strantzas - Nightingale Songs
    29. Mike Allen - Unseaming
    30. Kealan Patrick Burke - Secret Faces
    31. Rick Hautala - Glimpses
    32. Gary Braunbeck - Destinations Unknown
    33. Tom Piccirilli - Bad Dog
    34. Brian Hodge - Falling Idols

    35. James Blish - A Case of Conscience
    36. Stephen King - End of Watch
    37. Charles L. Grant - Stunts
    38. Neil Gaiman - The View from the Cheap Seats

    39. Joe Hill - The Fireman
    40. Clifford D. Simak - I Am Crying All Inside
    41. Nancy Kress - Yesterday's Kin
    42. Ann Leckie - Ancillary Sword
    43. Tim Lebbon - Rime
    44. Brian Hodge - Weight of the Dead
    45. Tim Powers - Down and Out In Purgatory
    46. Justin Cronin - City of Mirrors
    47. Grady Hendrix - My Best Friend's Exorcism
    48. Nicole Cushing - The Sadist's Bible
    49. Jonathan Janz - Children of the Dark
    50. Christopher Buehlman - Suicide Motor Club
    51. Victor LaValle - The Ballad of Black Tom

    52. Benjamin Kane Etheridge - This House...
    53. Paul Tremblay - Disappearance at Devil's Rock
    54. Michael Marshall Smith - The Servants
    55. Beth Lahickey - All Ages: Reflections on Straight Edge

    56. China Mieville - The Last Days of New Paris
    57. Isaac Asimov (as Paul French) - Lucky Starr and the Big Sun of Mercury
    58. Sakyo Komatsu - Virus

    59. Simon Strantzas, ed. - Aickman's Heirs
    60. Al Sarrantonio - All Hallows Eve
    61. Cixin Liu - Death's End

    62. Stephen King - The Stand (uncut)
    63. Tim Powers - Dinner at Deviant's Palace
    64. Tim Powers - Appointment on Sunset

    65. Josh Malerman - A House at the Bottom of the Lake
    66. Sylvain Neuvel - Sleeping Giants
    67. Tim Powers - The Skies Discrowned
    68. Ken Liu, ed. - Invisible Planets
    69. Larry Niven - The Best of Larry Niven


    1. Frank Miller & Geoff Darrow - The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot
    2. Frank Miller - 300
    3. Alan Moore - Tomorrow Stories vol.1
    4. Lob & Druillet - Lone Sloane 2: Delirius
    5. Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead vol. 17: Something to Fear
    6. Katsuniro Otomo - Akira vol. 2
    7. Katsuniro Otomo - Akira vol. 3
    8. Neil Gaiman - Violent Cases
    9. Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead vol. 18: What Comes After
    10. Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead vol. 19: March to War
    11. Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead vol. 20: All Out War part 1
    12. Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead vol. 21: All Out Wart part 2
    13. Hajime Isayama - Attack on Titan vol. 1
    14. Hajime Isayama - Attack on Titan vol. 2
    15. Hajime Isayama - Attack on Titan vol. 3
    16. Grant Morrison - Seven Soldiers of Victory Vol. 1
    17. Grant Morrison - Seven Soldiers of Victory Vol. 2
    18. Grant Morrison - Seven Soldiers of Victory Vol. 3
    19. Jeff Lemire - Justice League United Vol. 1: Justice League Canada
    20. Hajime Isayama - Attack on Titan vol. 4
    21. Hajime Isayama - Attack on Titan vol. 5
    22. Rick Remender - Black Science vol. 3: Vanishing Pattern
    23. Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead vol. 22: A New Beginning
    24. Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead vol. 23: Whispers Into Screams
    25. Robert Kirkman - The Walking Dead vol. 24: Life And Death
    26. Grant Morrison - Batman Incorporated vol. 2: Gotham's Most Wanted
    27. Grant Morrison - Seven Soldiers of Victory vol. 4
    28. Grant Morrison - Seven Soldiers of Victory vol. 5

    29. Hajime Isayama - Attack on Titan vol. 6
    30. Hajime Isayama - Attack on Titan vol. 7
    31. Hajime Isayama - Attack on Titan vol. 8
    32. Hajime Isayama - Attack on Titan vol. 9
    33. Hajime Isayama - Attack on Titan vol. 10
    34. Kazuo Koike - Samurai Executioner Volume 1: When the Demon Knife Weeps
    35. Kazuo Koike - Samurai Executioner Volume 2: Two Bodies, Two Minds
    36. Kazuo Koike - Samurai Executioner Volume 3: The Hell Stick
    37. Timothy Zahn - Star Wars: Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand
    38. Steve Perry - Star Wars - Shadows of the Empire: Evolution
    39. Greg Rucka - Star Wars: Shattered Empire
    40. Mark Waid - Star Wars: Princes Leia

    41. Kazuo Koike - Samurai Executioner Volume 4: Portrait of Death
    42. Kazuo Koike - Samurai Executioner Volume 5: Ten Fingers, One Life
    43. Jason Aaron - Thor vol. 1: Goddess of Thunder

    44. Kieron Gillen - Star Wars: Vader Vol. 1
    45. Jay Faerber - Copperhead Vol. 1
    46. Katsuhiro Otomo - Akira vol. 4
    47. Mike Carey - Constantine Hellblazer: All His Engines
    48. Kieron Gillen - Star Wars: Vader vol. 2

    49. Warren Ellis - Stormwatch: Change or Die
    50. Warren Ellis - Stormwatch: A Finer World

    51. Kazuo Koike - Akira vol. 5
    52. Kazuo Koike - Akira Vol. 6
    53. Alan Moore - Providence Act 1
    54. Jeff Lemire - Descender vol. 2

    55. Grant Morrison - Earth One Wonder Woman vol.1
    56. Garth Ennis - Crossed vol.6
    57. Alejandro Jodorowsky - Showman Killer vol. 2: The Golden Child

    58. Thusumi Ohba - Death Note vol. 1
    59. Thusumi Ohba - Death Note vol. 2
    60. Becky Cloonan - Southern Cross vol. 1
    61. Neil Gaiman - How to Talk to Girls at Parties
    62. Greg Rucka - Black Magick
    63. Alan Moore - Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow

    64. Charles Burns - Black Hole
    65. Brian K. Vaughn - We Stand on Guard
    66. Alexandro Jodorowsky - The Shadow's Treasure

    67. Hajime Isayama - Attack on Titan omnibus 3
    68. Alejandro Jodorowsky - Showman Killer vol. 3

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    Here's my list for 2016:

    C.S. Lewis - Voyage of the Dawntreader
    David Gemmell - Legend
    C.S. Lewis - The Silver Chair
    Joe Abercrombie - Before They Are Hanged
    C.S. Lewis - The Horse and His Boy
    Andrzej Sapkowski - The Last Wish
    Samuel R. Delany - Tales of Neveryon
    C.S. Lewis - The Magician's Nephew
    K.J. Parker - Blue and Gold
    Tad Williams - The Stone of Farewell
    John Jakes - Brak the Barbarian
    Peter Beagle - The Last Unicorn
    S.E. Lindberg - Lords of Dyscrasia
    C.S. Lewis - The Last Battle
    Edith Nesbit - The Enchanted Castle
    John Steinbeck - Sweet Thursday
    James Ellroy - White Jazz
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Crime & Punishment
    Raymond Chandler - Farewell, My Lovely
    Lawrence Block - Burglars Can't Be Choosers
    Henry Kuttner - Man Drowning
    Peter Straub - Ghost Story
    Ray Bradbury - Something Wicked This Way Comes
    Richard Matheson - A Stir of Echoes
    Clive Barker - Books of Blood pt.1
    Stephen King - The Stand (Uncut)
    Tad Williams - To Green Angel Tower pt.1
    Tad Williams - To Green Angel Tower pt.2
    Joe Abercrombie - The Last Argument of Kings (currently reading)

    I also dabbled in some collected works by M.R. James, Ambrose Bierce and Robert Aickman throughout October and November, as well as some graphic novels (namely a re-read of Ed Brubaker's Criminal series).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theli View Post
    Here's my list for 2016:

    C.S. Lewis - Voyage of the Dawntreader
    David Gemmell - Legend
    C.S. Lewis - The Silver Chair
    Joe Abercrombie - Before They Are Hanged
    C.S. Lewis - The Horse and His Boy
    Andrzej Sapkowski - The Last Wish
    Samuel R. Delany - Tales of Neveryon
    C.S. Lewis - The Magician's Nephew
    K.J. Parker - Blue and Gold
    Tad Williams - The Stone of Farewell
    John Jakes - Brak the Barbarian
    Peter Beagle - The Last Unicorn
    S.E. Lindberg - Lords of Dyscrasia
    C.S. Lewis - The Last Battle
    Edith Nesbit - The Enchanted Castle
    John Steinbeck - Sweet Thursday
    James Ellroy - White Jazz
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Crime & Punishment
    Raymond Chandler - Farewell, My Lovely
    Lawrence Block - Burglars Can't Be Choosers
    Henry Kuttner - Man Drowning
    Peter Straub - Ghost Story
    Ray Bradbury - Something Wicked This Way Comes
    Richard Matheson - A Stir of Echoes
    Clive Barker - Books of Blood pt.1
    Stephen King - The Stand (Uncut)
    Tad Williams - To Green Angel Tower pt.1
    Tad Williams - To Green Angel Tower pt.2
    Joe Abercrombie - The Last Argument of Kings (currently reading)

    I also dabbled in some collected works by M.R. James, Ambrose Bierce and Robert Aickman throughout October and November, as well as some graphic novels (namely a re-read of Ed Brubaker's Criminal series).
    how was Memory Sorrow and Thorn?

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    I really liked it! It sort of pre-dates the grandiose epics that abound in fantasy these days, and you can see how it directly influenced a lot of the more modern works in the genre (specifically Martin's As Song of Fire and Ice Series). At the same time it is evident where it's roots come from, Tolkien, yet without in anyway aping his stories. There is similar root influence, mainly ancient mythology, more specifically Gaelic and Celtic in Williams work (with a dash of Norse for good measure), where as, arguably, Tolkien is the opposite (more Norse than ancient Britain). I also like that Williams incorporates song and poetry into his style, admittedly not as much as Tolkien or William Morris, but it is there and I wish it was an element that was more prevalent in modern fantasy. With that said the story is a slow burn, again similar to Tolkien's style in The Lord of the Rings, but it is an enjoyable journey. Not overly complex, but highly enjoyable. I liked the characters too, well rounded and flawed, they do progress throughout the novels, but not in unbelievable way.

    Overall it just has a very mystical yet comfortable feeling. It scratched an itch I didn't know I had. This isn't modern edgy fantasy, nor is it dated, it is timeless.

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    My 2013 list: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/...=1#post1080755
    My 2014 list: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/...=1#post1080757
    My 2015 list: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/...=1#post1080758

    2016:
    The Complete Fiction by H.P. Lovecraft
    The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde
    The Great Gatsby
    The Picture Of Dorian Gray
    Crossing The Threshold Of Hope by Pope John Paul II
    How To Be Right by Greg Gutfeld
    JFK And The Unspeakable by James W. Douglass
    Thirteen Days by Robert F. Kennedy
    Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
    Quidditch Through The Ages
    The Tales Of Beedle The Bard
    The Face In The Frost by John Bellairs
    The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
    Prince Caspian
    The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader
    The Silver Chair
    The Horse And His Boy
    The Magician's Nephew
    The Last Battle
    The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
    Different Seasons
    Christine
    Pet Sematary
    Thinner
    Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
    Cycle Of The Werewolf
    Skeleton Crew
    It
    Haunted Island: True Ghost Stories From Martha's Vineyard by Holly Mascott Nadler
    Haunted Inns Of New England by Mark Jasper
    Spooky New England by S.E. Schlosser
    Hell House & Other True Hauntings From Around The World by Alison Rattle and Allison Vale
    Floating Dragon
    A Christmas Carol
    The Chimes
    The Cricket On The Hearth
    The Battle Of Life (began in 2016, finished in 2017)

    10,274 pages
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