Finally, my list of books and magazines read in 2006. Right below, I’ve included the summary figures for 2004 and 2005 (the list for 2003 has been excluded, as that wasn’t complete). Later, I’ll blog an analysis of my reading habits and patterns over the last three years.


My 2006 READING LIST

  1. A conscious life: Cultivating the seven qualities of authentic adulthood/ Franx Cox & Louis Cox
  2. A feast for crows (book 4 of “A song of ice & fire”)/ George R. R. Martin
  3. Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine/ Mar 06
  4. Asimov’s Science Fiction/ Oct/ Nov 2005
  5. Asimov’s Science Fiction/ Sept 2005
  6. Batman: The Chalice/ Chuck Dixon (Writer), John Van Fleet (illustrator). DC Comics.
  7. Bleachers/ John Grisham
  8. Blogging for dummies/ Brad Hill
  9. Bone: Old man’s cave (vol 6)/ Jeff Smith
  10. Bone: Out from boneville (complete bone collection vol 1)/ Jeff Smith
  11. Bone: The dragonslayer (vol 4)/ Jeff Smith
  12. Bone: The great cow race (vol 2)/ Jeff Smith
  13. Bone: Treasure Hunters (8)/Jeff Smith
  14. Book Lust: Recommended reading for every mood, moment, and reason/ Nancy Pearl
  15. Brandchild: Remarkable insights into the minds of today’s global kids & their relationships with brands/ Martin Lindstrom with Patricia B. Seybold
  16. Business Week/ Jun 2005
  17. Charisma: Seven keys to developing the magnetism that leads to success/ Tony Alessandra, PhD.
  18. Computer Arts/ Aug 2005
  19. Computer Arts/ Dec 2004
  20. Computer Arts/ Dec 2005
  21. Computer Arts/ Jan 2006
  22. Computer Arts/ May 2005
  23. Computer Arts/ Oct 2005
  24. Creating Confidence: How to develop your personal power and presence/ Meribeth Bunch
  25. Dying of the light/ George R. R. Martin
  26. Faerie Tales/ editors Martin Greenberg & Russell Davis
  27. Flight: Vol 1/ Bengal, Bill Mudron, Catia Chien, Clio Chiang, Chris Appelhans, Derek Kirk Kim, Dylan Meconis, Enrico Casarosa, Erica Moen, Hope Larson
  28. Flight: Vol 2/ Becky Cloonan, Chris Appelhans, Clio Chiang, Michel Gagne
  29. Flight: Vol 3/ (various)
  30. Great containers/ Clare Matthews
  31. The lost world of the Kalahari/ Laurens Van Der Post
  32. Innovation: The magazine of research & technology (vol. 6 no. 2, 2006)/ World Scientific, NUS
  33. Life of Pi/ Yann Martel
  34. Little red: A fizzingly good yarn/ Lynn Roberts, David Roberts
  35. Mac OS X Tiger: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks)/ Mark Chambers
  36. Mammon Inc./ Tan Hwee Hwee
  37. Managing your e-mail: Thinking outside the inbox/ Christina Cavanagh
  38. Nailed/ Patrick Jones
  39. On creativity: Awakening the creative mind/ Leo Ann Mean
  40. Photography: Creating effective graphic design with photography/ Cheryl Cullen
  41. Power of one/ Bryce Courtenay
  42. Real coaching & feedback: how to help people improve their performance/ JK Smart
  43. Rememberance of things past within a budding grove Vol 1/ Marcel Proust (Adapted by Stephane Heuet)
  44. Science Fiction Television/ M. Keith Booker
  45. Sgt Rock: Between hell & a hard place/ Joe Kubert & Brian Azzarello. DC Comics
  46. Starman: A starry knight (7)/ James Robinson, Tony Harris. DC comics
  47. Starman: A wicked inclination (3)/ James Robinson, Tony Harris. DC comics
  48. Starman: Grand guignol (9)/ James Robinson, Tony Harris. DC comics
  49. Starman: Night & day (2)/ James Robinson, Tony Harris. DC comics
  50. Starman: Sins of the father (1)/ James Robinson, Tony Harris. DC comics
  51. Starman: Stars my destination (8)/ James Robinson, Tony Harris. DC comics
  52. Starman: Times past (4)/ James Robinson, Tony Harris. DC comics
  53. Starman: To reach the stars (6)/ James Robinson, Tony Harris. DC comics
  54. Starwars X-wing Rogue Squadron (6): In the empire’s service/ Michael A. Stackpole, John Nadeau, Jordi Ensign
  55. Starwars: Visionaries/ Warren Fu, Derek Thompson
  56. Talkers, watchers, and doers: Unlocking your child’s unique learning style/ Cheri Fuller
  57. Teach your self speed reading/ Tina Konstant
  58. Trump-style negotiation: Powerful strategies and tactics for mastering every deal/ George H. Ross
  59. The covenant rising (book 1 of the dreamtime)/ Stan Nicholis 9780060738907/ 0060738901
  60. The little red dot: Reflections by Singapore’s diplomats/ editors Tommy Koh & Chang Li Lin
  61. The lost world of the Kalahari/ Laurens Van Der Post
  62. The salvage sisters’ guide to finding style in the street and inspiration in the attic/ Kathleen Hackett & Mary Ann Young
  63. War torn/ John Marks
  64. Way of the Rat/ Chuck Dixon, Jeff Johnson. Crossgen comics
  65. White thorn/ Bryce Courtenay
  66. Why not?: How to use everyday ingenuity to solve problems big & small/ Barry Nalebuff & Ian Ayres
  67. Zoetrope: All-Story (Short Fiction Magazine)

SUMMARY:

Total items read

  • 2006 = 67 items
  • 2005 = 91 items
  • 2004 = 100 items

Fiction Vs Non-fiction

  • 2006 = 88% Fiction Vs. 12% Non-fiction
  • 2005 = 79% Fiction Vs. 21% Non-fiction
  • 2004 = 56% Fiction Vs. 44% Non-fiction

Subject/ Genre composition (top 3 in terms of %)

  • 2006 = Fantasy 31%, Philosophy & Psychology/ Self-improvement 7%, IT & Computer 6% (others include Science Fiction 6%, Management 4%, Art 3%)
  • 2005 = Fantasy 23%, Science Fiction 23%, Contemporary Fiction 15%, (other subjects/ genres include Military 4%, Art 4%, and Science 4%)
  • 2004 = Science Fiction 26%, Contemporary Fiction 14%, Military 13% (others include Management 12%, Fantasy 9%, Library Science 5%)

Items from Singapore Collection

  • 2006 = 3 (4% of items read)
  • 2005 = 9 (10% of total read)
  • 2004 = 0

Formats

  • 2006 = Books 27% 44%, Magazines 18%, Graphic Novels 23% 38%
  • 2005 = Books 48%, Magazines 12%, Graphic Novels 40%
  • 2004 = Books 73%, Magazines 22%, Graphic Novels 5%

Approximate Dollar Value of items (as per Amazon.com prices; excluding Out of Print items)

  • 2006 = USD$1,100 (or SGD$1,760)
  • 2005 = USD$1,020 (or SGD$1,650)
  • 2004 = Not calculated
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