[Compiled & posted on 28 Feb 2006]

The list includes only books and magazines (AV items are excluded).

  • Total items read in 2005 = 91 items
  • Fiction Vs Non-fiction = 79% Fiction Vs. 21% Non-fiction
  • Subject composition (top 3 in terms of %) = Fantasy 23%, Science Fiction 23% (21 items each); Society/ Contemporary Fiction 15% (14 items); Military 4%, Art 4%, Science 4% (4 items each)
  • Items from Singapore Collection = 9 (10% of total read)
  • Formats = Books 48% (44 books), Magazines 12% (11 magazines), Graphic Novels 40% (36 graphic novels)
  • Value of items as per Amazon.com prices (excluding Out of Print items) = USD$1,019.13 (or SGD$1,654.35, as at 28 Feb 2006 conversion rates)
    Titles read in 2005:

    1. 9-11: Artists respond – Vol 1
    2. 9-11: Emergency relief
    3. A bit of earth/ Suchen Christine Lim
    4. A life force/ Will Eisner
    5. A morbid taste for bones (a Brother Cadfael series)/ Ellis Peters
    6. AD & D (Asian Defence & Diplomacy)/ Feb 2005 vol 12 no.2
    7. Aliens: Stronghold/ Dark Horse Comics
    8. American Gods/ Neil Gaiman
    9. Analog Science Fiction & Fact/ Jan-Feb 2005
    10. Asian geographic/ n27, issue 5, 2004
    11. Asimov’s Science Fiction/ Apr-May 2005
    12. Asimov’s Science Fiction/ Feb 2005
    13. Asimov’s Science Fiction/ Jan 2005
    14. Asimov’s Science Fiction/ Mar 2005
    15. Asimov’s Science Fiction/ Dec 2004
    16. Astronomy/ Aug 2005
    17. Astronomy/ Oct 2004
    18. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress: A Novel/ Dai Sijie
    19. Cities/ (ed. Peter Crowther)
    20. City people notebook/ Will Eisner
    21. Concrete: Killer smile/ Paul Chadwick
    22. Concrete: Think like a mountain/ Paul Chadwick
    23. Digital Painting/ (pub. Ballistics/ digital artists master class)
    24. Dreaming down under/ edited by Jack Dann & Janeen Webb
    25. Fax from Sarajevo: A story of survival/ Joe Kubert
    26. Finding Ben: A mother’s journey through the maze of Asperger’s/ Barbara Lasalle
    27. Firebirds: Anthology of original fantasy and Science Fiction/ Sharyn November (editor)
    28. Fistful of colours/ Suchen Christine Lim
    29. Getting results: Five absolutes for high performers/ Clinton O. Longnecker & Jack L. Simonetti
    30. Google power: Unleash the full potential of Google/ Chris Sherman
    31. Heartland/ Daren V. L. Shiau
    32. Hellboy: Seeds of destruction/ Mike Mignola
    33. Hellboy: The chained coffin & others/ Mike Mignola
    34. How to draw and sell comic strips for newspapers and comic books/ Alan McKenzie
    35. Insider’s Singapore: The alternative city guide/ David Brazil
    36. Iron Council/ China Mieville
    37. Isn’t Singapore somewhere in China, luv? Stories about Singaporeans abroad/ Josephine Chia Over
    38. King Rat/ China Mieville
    39. Kite runner/ Khaled Hosseini
    40. Last day in vietnam: A memory/ Will Eisner
    41. Lila: An inquiry into morals/ Robert M. Pirsig
    42. Lonely planet norway
    43. Marching to Valhalla/ Michael Blake
    44. New Spring (A Wheel of Time novel)/ Robert Jordan
    45. Norway rough guide
    46. Orbiter/ DC Comics
    47. Perdido Street Station/ China Mieville
    48. Reading & the reference librarian: The importance to library service of staff reading habits/ Juris Dilevko & Lisa Gottlieb
    49. Reinventing comics: How imagination and technology are revolutionizing an art form/ Scott McCloud
    50. Samurai cat goes to hell/ Mark E. Rogers
    51. Scientific American/ Dec 2003
    52. Seabiscuit/ Laura Hildebrand
    53. Seventeen/ Colin Cheong
    54. Sleeper: Out in the Cold/ Ed Brubaker & Sean Philips
    55. Space Usagi/ Stan Sakai
    56. Star Wars: Chewbacca/ Dark Horse Comics
    57. Star wars: X-wing rogue squadron. Mandatory retirement
    58. StormWatch Vol. 1. Force of nature/ Warren Ellis
    59. Stormwatch. Vol. 2. Lightning strikes
    60. Stormwatch. Vol. 3. Change or die
    61. Stormwatch. Vol. 4. A finer world
    62. Stormwatch. Vol. 5. Final orbit
    63. Stormwatch. Team Achilles. Book 1
    64. Stormwatch: Team Achilles book 2
    65. Tangerine/ Colin Cheong
    66. Terry Pratchett’s The light Fantastic
    67. The Alchemist/ Paulo Coelho
    68. The complete Concrete/ Paul Chadwick
    69. The dreamer (A graphic novella set during the dawn of comic bks)/ Will Eisner
    70. The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein/ Robert A. Heinlein
    71. The fifth mountain/ Paulo Coelho
    72. The five star stories (vol 10)/ Mamoru Nagano
    73. The green man: Tales from the mythic forest/ Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (editors)
    74. The last heros/ W. E. B. Griffin
    75. The matrix comics Vol 2
    76. The reef/ Nora Roberts
    77. The Sandman: Endless nights/ Neil Gaiman
    78. The Sandman: The wake/ Neil Gaiman
    79. The Scar/ China Mieville
    80. The secret history/ Donna Tartt
    81. The seige of Singapore/ Lim Thean Soo
    82. The Sgt. Rock archives Vol. 1/ DC Comics
    83. To kill a mockingbird/ Harper Lee
    84. Tuesdays with morrie/ Mitch Albom
    85. Understanding comics: The invisible art/ Scott McCloud
    86. Void decks and other empty places/ Colin Cheong
    87. Walk like a dragon: Short stories/ Goh Sin Tub
    88. We, the media: Grassroots journalism by the people, for the people/ Dan Gillmor
    89. Wildcats Version 3.0: Brand Building
    90. Wildcats Volume 3: Serial boxes
    91. X-wing Rogue Squadron: Mandatory Retirement/ Michael A. Stackpole

    Almost-read in 2005
    Nil – I guess I was pretty selective this year.

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