2003 at Stray Talk
an archive of my forays into fact and fiction

2003

Statistics:

Books by month
January 6 April 10 July 7 October 28
February 6 May 11 August 2 November 14
March 27 June 15 September 15 December 15
               
Books by genre
Fiction 36 Science fiction Plays/scripts 2
Non-fiction 39 Comics/manga 10 Mystery 2
Children’s/youth 32 Fantasy 31 Poetry 4
           
Totals & averages
Books in Swedish 88 Pages in Swedish 25,565
Books in English 68 Pages in English 25,422
Books total 156 Pages total 50,987
Books/month 13 Pages/month 4,249
    Pages/book 327
       

Top five most read authors:

  1. Robin Hobb (12 books)
  2. Terry Pratchett (7 books)
  3. Matsuri Akino (7 books)
  4. JK Rowling (6 books)
  5. Stephen Fry (5 books)

Booklist 2003:
In italics means it’s a re-read.
Underlined means a book recommended to me.

(title; author, language [eng = English, swe = Swedish], number of pages)

January

  1. The Two Towers; JRR Tolkien, swe, 413 British
  2. The Return of the King; JRR Tolkien, swe, 362 British
  3. The Two Towers Visual Companion; Jude Fischer, eng, 72
  4. Heavier Than Heaven; Charles R Cross, eng, 392 American
  5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; JK Rowling, swe, 532 British
  6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; JK Rowling, eng, 636 British

February

  1. No One Here Gets Out Alive; J Hopkins & D Sugerman, eng, 397 American
  2. Ett ufo gör entré; Jonas Gardell, swe, 316 Swedish
  3. Jack the Ripper: A Treasury of Victorian Murder; Rick Geary, swe, 118 American
  4. En av dem; Ingrid Sandhagen, swe, 128 Swedish
  5. The Collected Poems of AE Housman, eng, 254 British
  6. No Logo; Naomi Klein, swe, 602 Canadian

March

  1. Stupid White Men; Michael Moore, eng, 281 American
  2. Gamla tanter lägger inte ägg; Mark Levengood & Unni Lindell, swe, 125 FinnishSwedish & Norwegian
  3. Downsize This!; Michael Moore, eng, 278 American
  4. Adventures in a TV Nation; Michael Moore & Kathleen Glynn, eng, 241 American
  5. A Child Called ‘It’; Dave Pelzer, eng, 216 American
  6. An Introduction to Viking Mythology; John Grant, eng, 128 British
  7. Maya; Jostein Gaarder, swe, 404 Norwegian
  8. Grabben i graven bredvid; Katarina Mazetti, swe, 191 Swedish
  9. Tusen kulor; Peter Pohl, swe, 177 Swedish
  10. Kabalmysteriet; Jostein Gaarder, swe, 356 Norwegian
  11. Julemysteriet; Jostein Gaarder, swe, 266 Norwegian
  12. Jag är kvar hos er; Peter Pohl, swe, 246 Swedish
  13. The Witches; Roald Dahl, swe, 212 British
  14. Liv och död i antikens Rom; Dominic Ingemark, Henrik Gerding & Martine Castoriano, swe, 223 Swedish
  15. Sång till en fjäril; Maria Küchen, swe, 143 Swedish
  16. The Shelters of Stone; Jean M Auel, swe, 759 American
  17. du & du & du; Per Nilsson, swe, 268 Swedish
  18. James and the Giant Peach; Roald Dahl, swe, 165 British
  19. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Roald Dahl, swe, 162 British
  20. Maskerade; Terry Pratchett, eng, 381 British
  21. Duktig pojke; Inger Edelfeldt, swe, 208 Swedish
  22. Min bror och hans bror; Håkan Lindquist, swe, 189 Swedish
  23. Spelar roll; Hans Olsson, swe, 319 Swedish
  24. The Lost Boy; Dave Pelzer, eng, 340 American
  25. Dance on My Grave; Aidan Chambers, swe, 305 British
  26. Carmilla; J Sheridan LeFanu, eng, 152 Irish
  27. The Liar; Stephen Fry, eng, 367 British

April

  1. Kemiska mellanslag; Stig Olsson, swe, 282 Swedish
  2. Making History; Stephen Fry, eng, 556 British
  3. Assassin’s Apprentice; Robin Hobb, eng, 480 American
  4. Royal Assassin; Robin Hobb, eng, 752 American
  5. Assassin’s Quest; Robin Hobb, eng, 757 American
  6. Fool’s Errand; Robin Hobb, eng, 661 American
  7. The Unadulterated Cat; Pratchett & Joliffe, eng, 126 British
  8. Duktig pojke; Inger Edelfeldt, swe, 208 Swedish
  9. Postcards From No Man’s Land; Aidan Chambers, swe, 364 British
  10. The Catcher in the Rye; JD Salinger, eng, 192 American

May

  1. Fever Pitch, The Screenplay; Nick Hornby, eng, 158 British
  2. The Hippopotamus; Stephen Fry, eng, 259 British
  3. Dikter; Gustaf Fröding, swe, 348 Swedish
  4. The Collected Poems of AE Housman, eng, 254 British
  5. A Man Named Dave; Dave Pelzer, eng, 426 American
  6. Spelar roll; Hans Olsson, swe, 319 Swedish
  7. The Complete Maus; Art Spiegelman, swe, 296 American
  8. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone; JK Rowling, eng, 248 British
  9. The Silence of the Lambs; Thomas Harris, swe, 327 American
  10. The Magic Worlds of Harry Potter; David Colbert, swe, 224 American
  11. Morrissey & Marr, The Severed Alliance; Johnny Rogan, eng, 358 British

June

  1. Catch-22; Joseph Heller, swe, 408 American
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; JK Rowling, eng, 341 British
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; JK Rowling, eng, 368 British
  4. Wuthering Heights; Emily Brontë, swe, 350 British
  5. 1984; George Orwell, swe, 236 British
  6. Upstairs, Downstairs; John Hawkesworth, eng, 220 British
  7. The Secret Garden; Frances Hodgson Burnett, eng, 318 BritishAmerican
  8. The Golden Fool; Robin Hobb, eng, 632 American
  9. Harry Potter and the Order of The Phoenix; JK Rowling, eng, 766 British
  10. The Hobbit; JRR Tolkien, eng, 285 British
  11. Vadå vegan?; Lisa Gålmark, swe, 139 Swedish
  12. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; CS Lewis, swe, 173 Irish
  13. Animal Farm; George Orwell, swe, 95 British
  14. Lord of the Flies; William Golding, swe, 265 British
  15. The Alchemist; Paulo Coelho, swe, 186 Brazilian

July

  1. Gone with the Wind; Margaret Mitchell, eng, 1011 American
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird; Harper Lee, eng, 281 American
  3. Tess of the d’Urbervilles; Thomas Hardy, eng, 508 British
  4. Science of Discworld II: The Globe; Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen, eng, 384 British
  5. Memoirs of A Geisha; Arthur Golden, swe, 461 American
  6. Smitvarning; Hans Olsson, swe, 311 Swedish
  7. Through a Window: Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe; Jane Goodall, eng, 268 British

August

  1. Cheerleaders: The First Evil; RL Stine, eng, 166 American
  2. American Gods; Neil Gaiman, eng, 632 British

September

  1. Snöleopardens år; Anita Eklund Lykull, swe, 283 Swedish
  2. Making History; Stephen Fry, eng, 556 British
  3. Adrian Mole: From Minor to Major; Sue Townsend, eng, 591 British
  4. Präriehundarna; Jonas Gardell, swe, 266 Swedish
  5. Veganerna: en bok om dom som stör; Magnus Linton, swe, 224 Swedish
  6. Homophobia: A History; Byrne Fone, eng, 480 American
  7. Sandra och Julie; Heddi Böckman, swe, 137 Swedish
  8. Adrian Mole and the Small Amphibians + Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years; Sue Townsend, swe, 271 British
  9. A Town Like Alice; Nevil Shute, swe, 330 Australian
  10. Hundar i världen; Carl-Johan Adlercreutz, swe, 454 Swedish
  11. Spelat liv; Louise Eek, swe, 119 Swedish
  12. Knappt lovlig; Katarina von Bredow, swe, 225 Swedish
  13. Man ska vara tyst när man önskar; Anna Ehn, swe, 174 Swedish
  14. En sång kan inte arkebuseras: En berättelse om Joe Hill; Ingvar Söderström, swe, 281 Swedish
  15. Animal Liberation; Peter Singer, swe, 296 Australian

October

  1. Homo i Folkhemmet: Homo- och bisexuella i Sverige 1950-2000; Martin Andreasson (editor), swe, 302 Swedish
  2. A Suitable Boy; Vikram Seth, swe, 1239 Indian
  3. Sjutton; Per Nilsson, swe, 252 Swedish
  4. Korpens sång; Per Nilsson, swe, 391 Swedish
  5. Interesting Times; Terry Pratchett, swe, 303 British
  6. And Then There Were None; Agatha Christie, eng, 221 British
  7. The Girl’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing; Melissa Bank, eng, 274 American
  8. Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years; Sue Townsend, eng, 391 British
  9. Homosexuellas rättigheter; Folkhälsomyndigheten, swe, 127 Swedish
  10. Bög; så funkar det!; Calle Norlén, swe, 261 Swedish
  11. In a Glass Darkly; J Sheridan LeFanu, eng, 302 Irish
  12. Bob Marley: A Rebel Life; Dennis Morris, eng, 136 British
  13. The Wee Free Men; Terry Pratchett, eng, 320 British
  14. Ecce Homo: Berättelsen om en utställning; Gabriella Ahlström, swe, 257 Swedish
  15. Night Watch; Terry Pratchett, eng, 364 British
  16. Fotoskolan: Komposition; Ulf Sjöstedt, swe, 128 Swedish
  17. En annan stad: Kvinnligt och manligt homoliv 1950-1980; Margareta Lindholm & Arne Nilsson, swe, 300 Swedish
  18. Homosexualitet i Tredje riket; Fredrik Silverstolpe, swe, 193 Swedish
  19. National Geographic Photography Field Guide; Peter K Burian, swe, 352 Canadian
  20. Trainspotting; Irvine Welsh, eng, 344 British
  21. Women in Love; DH Lawrence, eng, 426 British
  22. Ship of Magic; Robin Hobb, swe, 776 American
  23. Mad Ship; Robin Hobb, swe, 787 American
  24. Ship of Destiny; Robin Hobb, swe, 799 American
  25. Assassin’s Apprentice; Robin Hobb, eng, 480 American
  26. Royal Assassin; Robin Hobb, eng, 752 American
  27. Assassin’s Quest; Robin Hobb, eng, 757 American
  28. Fool’s Fate; Robin Hobb, eng, 805 American

November

  1. Isbjörnarna/Cheek To Cheek/Människor i solen (tre pjäser); Jonas Gardell, swe, 249 Swedish
  2. Girls In Love; Jaqueline Wilson, swe, 160 British
  3. Girl Under Pressure; Jaqueline Wilson, swe, 190 British
  4. Kärleksboken; Lilian Edvall, swe, 175 Swedish
  5. Ikke en engel; Tine Bryld, swe, 190 Norwegian
  6. Le prix d’un enfant; Marie-France Botte & Jean-Paul Mari, swe, 256 French
  7. The Stars’ Tennis Balls; Stephen Fry, swe, 284 British
  8. Pet Shop of Horrors: Volume 1; Matsuri Akino, eng, 193 Japanese
  9. Såna som oss; Susanne Mobacker (editor), swe, 159 Swedish
  10. Guards! Guards!; Terry Pratchett, eng, 412 British
  11. Girls Out Late; Jaqueline Wilson, swe, 190 British
  12. Om det kommer till det värsta; Bo R Holmberg, swe, 254 Swedish
  13. Neverwhere; Neil Gaiman, swe, 290 British
  14. Pet Shop of Horrors: Volume 1; Matsuri Akino, eng, 193 Japanese

December

  1. De äventyrslystna karlakarlarna 2: Fett med megadöd; Johan Wanloo, swe, 127 Swedish
  2. Nio röda rosor i Reykjavik; Bengt Berg, swe, 109 Swedish
  3. Pet Shop of Horrors: Volume 3; Matsuri Akino, eng, 192 Japanese
  4. Maskrosbarn: Miljöpartiets första tjugo år; Mikael H Nyberg (editor), swe, 343 Swedish
  5. Cultural Shock! Sweden; Charlotte Rosen Svensson, eng, 200 Swedish
  6. Pet Shop of Horrors: Volume 1; Matsuri Akino, eng, 193 Japanese
  7. Pet Shop of Horrors: Volume 3; Matsuri Akino, eng, 192 Japanese
  8. Pet Shop of Horrors: Volume 2; Matsuri Akino, eng, 218 Japanese
  9. Gud som haver barnen kär, har du någon ull?; Mark Levengood & Unni Lindell, swe, 128 FinnishSwedish & Norwegian
  10. Pet Shop of Horrors: Volume 2; Matsuri Akino, eng, 218 Japanese
  11. The Fellowship of the Ring; JRR Tolkien, eng, 529 British
  12. The Return of the King; JRR Tolkien, swe, 362 British
  13. Coraline; Neil Gaiman, swe, 157 British
  14. The Tollbridge; Aidan Chambers, swe, 234 British
  15. Mrs Dalloway; Virginia Woolf, eng, 141 British