My 95 Books 2009 Reading List

My friend Ryan Fitzpatrick and I took up the 95 Challenge this year, both of us succeeding. My full list of books read for 2009 is below. I’m halfway through about five more books so this year is off to a good start. I might as well go for it again in 2010.

Before the list, a few stats:

Total: 119
Fiction: 30
Poetry: 42
Non-Fiction/Theory: 35
Graphic Novels: 12
Re-reads: 10
Audiobooks: 5
E-books: 2

This does not include any non-book reading or partially read books, and in the case of graphic novels some have been combined to count as one item (if I counted every physical object, I would have read 228 books). And now the list:

1 – Looking Awry (Slavoj Zizek)
2 – circuitry of Veins (Sylvia Legris)
3 – Iridium Seeds (Sylvia Legris)
4 – I, Tania (Brian Joseph Davis)
5 – Powers of Horror (Julia Kristeva)
6 – The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, Vols. I & II (Alan Moore)
7 – Nerve Squall (Sylvia Legris)
8 – This is Not a Pipe (Michel Foucault)
9 – The Sublime Object of Ideology (Slavoj Zizek)
10 – Thinking Like Your Editor (Susan Rabiner & Alfred Fortunato)
11 – Doomsday Patrol: The Painting That Ate Paris (Grant Morrisson)
12 – Selected Poems and Prose of Paul Celan
13 – The Chomsky-Foucault Debate: On Human Nature
14 – Forget Foucault (Jean Baudrillard)
15 – Neuromancer (William Gibson)
16 – Welcome to the Desert of the Real! (Slavoj Zizek)
17 – The Spirit of Terrorism (Jean Baudrillard)
18 – Emergency Hallelujah (Jason Heroux)
19 – The Book Collector (Tim Bowling)
20 – Civilization and Its Discontents (Sigmund Freud)
21 – Society of the Spectacle (Guy Debord)
22 – Mrs Dalloway (Virginia Woolf)
23 – The Humbugs Diet (Robert Majzels)
24 – Rebels on the Backlot (Sharon Waxman)
25 – Air Pressure (David Fujino)
26 – Kingdom, Phylum (Adam Dickinson)
27 – Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country (McSweeney’s)
28 – The Golden Age of Paraphernalia (Kevin Davies)
29 – Accrete or Crumble (Natalie Simpson)
30 – Pause Button (Kevin Davies)
31 – The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy (Tim Burton)
32 – American Whiskey Bar (Michael Turner)
33 – Une Semaine de Bonte (Max Ernst)
34 – Do Books Matter? (ed. Brian Havelock Baumfield)
35 – Secret Windows: Essays and Fiction on the Craft of Writing (Stephen King)
36 – Road Rage (Richard Matheson, Joe Hill, Stephen King)
37 – The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
38 – The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis (Jacques Lacan)
39 – I Cut My Finger (Stuart Ross)
40 – Bone 9: Crown of Horns (Jeff Smith)
41 – Mother Superior (Saleema Nawaz)
42 – Swim (Marianne Apostolides)
43 – Book of Clouds (Chloe Aridjis)
44 – The Curtain (Milan Kundera)
45 – Shortcomings (Adrian Tomine)
46 – The Art of the Novel (Milan Kundera)
47 – Getting Things Done (David Allen)
48 – Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (Cory Doctorow)
49 – Violence (Slavoj Zizek)
50 – Farenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
51 – Interrogating the Real (Slavoj Zizek)
52 – What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Haruki Murakami)
53 – I Begin By Counting (Wilfred Watson)
54 – Fond (Kate Eichhorn)
55 – Coraline (Neil Gaiman)
56 – Notes on Conceptualisms (Vanessa Place / Robert Fitterman)
57 – Buying Cigarettes for the Dog (Stuart Ross)
58 – Venous Hum (Suzette Mayr)
59 – No Country for Old Men (Cormac McCarthy)
60 – The Crying of Lot 49 (Thomas Pynchon)
61 – Transversals for Orpheus (Garry Thomas Morse)
62 – Basilisk (Futaro Yamada & Masaki Segawa)
63 – Stripmalling (Jon Paul Fiorentino)
64 – Expressway (Sina Queyras)
65 – The Last Novel (David Markson)
66 – Zombie Haiku (Ryan Mecum)
67 – The Benjamin Sonnets (Clint Burnham)
68 – Magenta Soul Whip (Lisa Robertson)
69 – Testaments Betrayed (Milan Kundera)
70 – Anatomy of Keys (Steven Price)
71 – The Zombie Survival Guide (Max Brooks)
72 – The Castle of Otranto (Horace Walpole)
73 – Beyond the Pale (Lars Palm – unpublished)
74 – Tax-Free Savings Accounts (Gordon Pape)
75 – Protracted Type (Nico Vassilakis)
76 – The Fragile Absolute (Slavoj Zizek)
77 – Crabwise to the Hounds (Jeremy Dodds)
78 – Revolver (Kevin Connolley)
79 – Fortified Castles (Ryan Fitzpatrick)
80 – How to Write (derek beaulieu)
81 – Day Shift Werewolf (Jan Underwood)
82 – Double Game (Sophie Calle)
83 – Einstein’s Dreams (Alan Lightman)
84 – The Haunted Wilderness: The Gothic and Grotesque in Canadian Literature (Margot Northey)
85 – Free Culture (Lawrence Lessig)
86 – Automatic World (Struan Sinclair)
87 – Je Nathanael (Nathalie Stephens)
88 – Bad Night (Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips)
89 – Fences in Breathing (Nicole Brossard)
90 – The Sorrow and the Fast of It (Nathalie Stephens)
91 – The War of the Worlds (H. G. Wells)
92 – Wolf Tree (Alison Calder)
93 – Imagination Manifesto Book 1 (GMB Chomichuk et al)
94 – The Laundromat Essay (Kyle Buckley)
95 – Walter Benjamin’s Archive (Walter Benjamin)
96 – Flowers of Evil (Baudelaire)
97 – The Pleasure of My Company (Steve Martin)
98 – Illuminated Verses (George Elliott Clarke with Ricardo Scipio)
99 – The Medium is the Massage (Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore)
100 – ESP Accumulation Sonnets (Jay MillAr)
101 – The Rose Concordance (Angela Carr)
102 – i-Robot Poetry (Jason Christie)
103 – From Out of Nowhere (John Toone)
104 – Low Moon (Jason)
105 – Red (Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas)
106 – fareWel (Ian Ross)
107 – On Writing (Stephen King)
108 – Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography (Chester Brown)
109 – Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft (Joe Hill)
110 – Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking (David Bayles & Ted Orland)
111 – How Fiction Works (James Wood)
112 – Progress (Barrett Watten)
113 – I Drink for a Reason (David Cross)
114 – Skrag (David Arnason)
115 – Seed Catalogue (Robert Kroestch)
116 – Expeditions of a Chimaera (Oana Avasilichioaei & Erin Moure)
117 – Track & Trace (Zachariah Wells)
118 – The Death of Bunny Munro (Nick Cave)
119 – The Terminal Experiment (Robert J. Sawyer)

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