2005 at Stray Talk
an archive of my forays into fact and fiction

2005

Statistics:

Books by month
January 33 April 16 July 17 October 8
February 17 May 7 August 17 November 13
March 8 June 8 September 9 December 24
Books by genre
Fiction 22 Science fiction 3 Plays/scripts 1
Non-fiction 31 Comics/manga 53 Mystery 20
Children’s/youth 26 Fantasy 20 Poetry 1
Totals & averages
Books in Swedish 83 Pages in Swedish 20,501
Books in English 94 Pages in English 27,093
Books total 177 Pages total 47,594
Books/month 14.8 Pages/month 3,966
Pages/book 269

Top five most read authors:

  1. Kazuma Kodaka (10 books)
  2. JK Rowling (9 books)
  3. Terry Pratchett (7 books)
  4. Sanami Matoh (7 books)
  5. Val McDermid (5 books)

Booklist 2005:
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. Hide & Seek; Jenny ?, eng, 197
  2. Pet Shop of Horrors: Volume 10; Matsuri Akino, eng, 211
  3. Kusatta Kyoushi no Houteishiki: Volume 1; Kazuma Kodaka, eng, 195
  4. Kusatta Kyoushi no Houteishiki: Volume 2; Kazuma Kodaka, eng, 170
  5. Kusatta Kyoushi no Houteishiki: Volume 3; Kazuma Kodaka, eng, 189
  6. Kusatta Kyoushi no Houteishiki: Volume 4; Kazuma Kodaka, eng, 184
  7. Kusatta Kyoushi no Houteishiki: Volume 5; Kazuma Kodaka, eng, 182
  8. Kusatta Kyoushi no Houteishiki: Volume 6; Kazuma Kodaka, eng, 184
  9. Kusatta Kyoushi no Houteishiki: Volume 7; Kazuma Kodaka, eng, 184
  10. Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire; Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, eng, 244
  11. Seiyou Kottou Yougashiten: Volume 1; Yoshinaga Fumi, eng, 191
  12. Seiyou Kottou Yougashiten: Volume 2; Yoshinaga Fumi, eng, 198
  13. Junjyou Romantica: Volume 1; Nakamura Shungiku, eng, 194
  14. Gerard et Jacques: Volume 1; Yoshinaga Fumi, eng, 192
  15. Gerard et Jacques: Volume 2; Yoshinaga Fumi, eng, 204
  16. Ranma 1/2: Volume 6; Rumiko Takahashi, swe, 188
  17. Lost Angel; You Higuri, eng, 189
  18. Zombie Powder: Volume 1; Kubo Taito, eng, 190
  19. Zombie Powder: Volume 2; Kubo Taito, eng, 144
  20. Zombie Powder: Volume 3; Kubo Taito, eng, 198
  21. Zombie Powder: Volume 4; Kubo Taito, eng, 145
  22. Yume no Kodomo: volume 1; Shoko Hamada, eng, 186
  23. Yume no Kodomo: volume 2; Shoko Hamada, eng, 186
  24. Haru wo Daiteita: Volume 1; Nitta Youka, eng, 194
  25. Boys ‘n Girl: Volume 1; Kei Yasunaga, eng, 171
  26. Boys ‘n Girl: Volume 2; Kei Yasunaga, eng, 163
  27. Boys ‘n Girl: Volume 3; Kei Yasunaga, eng, 171
  28. Boys ‘n Girl: Volume 4; Kei Yasunaga, eng, 165
  29. Boys ‘n Girl: Volume 5; Kei Yasunaga, eng, 171
  30. Snögrav; Bo R Holmberg, swe, 269
  31. Kusatta Kyoushi no Houteishiki: Volume 8; Kazuma Kodaka, eng, 199
  32. Ranma 1/2: Volume 7; Rumiko Takahashi, swe, 188
  33. Ranma 1/2: Volume 8; Rumiko Takahashi, swe, 188

February

  1. Leviafan; Boris Akunin, swe, 230
  2. Brandvakt; Bo R Holmberg, swe, 264
  3. The Persian Boy; Mary Renault, swe, 398
  4. Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination; Helen Fielding, swe, 351
  5. Have His Carcase; Dorothy L Sayers, swe, 279
  6. Thrones, Dominations; Dorothy L Sayer and Jill Patton Walsh, swe, 313
  7. I taket lyser stjärnorna; Johanna Thydell, swe, 223
  8. Gretchen Sackmeier; Christine Nöstlinger, swe, 153
  9. Gretchen hat Hänschen-Kummer; Christine Nöstlinger, swe, 156
  10. Kusatta Kyoushi no Houteishiki: Volume 9; Kazuma Kodaka, eng, 176
  11. Kusatta Kyoushi no Houteishiki: Volume 10; Kazuma Kodaka, eng, 182
  12. Hornblower During the Crisis; CS Forester, swe, 138
  13. Smert Achillesa; Boris Akunin, swe, 320
  14. Turetskij gambit; Boris Akunin, swe, 209
  15. The Left Hand of Darkness; Ursula K LeGuin, swe, 264
  16. Hornblower and the Atropos; CS Forester, swe, 242
  17. The Brontës: A Life in Letters; Juliet Barker, swe, 433

March

  1. Lasermannen: En berättelse om Sverige; Gellert Tamas, swe, 408
  2. Låt den rätte komma in; John Ajvide Lindqvist, swe, 416
  3. Susanna; Elsi Rydsjö, swe, 271
  4. Kära min syster; Elsi Rydsjö, swe, 251
  5. Leonardo. The First Scientist; Michael White, swe, 349
  6. The Happy Return; CS Forester, swe, 193
  7. Fever 1793; Laurie Halse Anderson, eng, 251
  8. The World’s Worst Murders; ?, eng, 566

April

  1. Mutiny on the Bounty; Charles Nordhoff & James Norman Hall, swe, 267
  2. Det jag inte säger; Katja Timgren, swe, 176
  3. Sympatiens hemlighetsfulla makt; Göran Söderström (editor), swe, 720
  4. The Line of Beauty; Alan Hollinghurst, eng, 501
  5. Eerie Queerie: Volume 1; Shuri Shiozu, eng, 211
  6. Raspoutine; Henri Troyat, swe, 208
  7. The Wrong Boy; Willy Russell, swe, 397
  8. Vägen till brevlådan; Stig Claesson, swe, 183
  9. Tomten var värre än Gud; Heléne Glant, swe, 164
  10. Fake: Volume 1; Sanami Matoh, eng, 212
  11. Eerie Queerie: Volume 2; Shuri Shiozu, eng, 179
  12. Eerie Queerie: Volume 3; Shuri Shiozu, eng, 193
  13. Eerie Queerie: Volume 4; Shuri Shiozu, eng, 181
  14. The Ellie Chronicles: While I Live; John Marsden, swe, 302
  15. So Much to Tell You; John Marsden, swe, 124
  16. Winter; John Marsden, swe, 142

May

  1. The Blood Doctor; Barbara Vine, swe, 432
  2. Babylons gator; Carina Burman, swe, 375
  3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time; Mark Haddon, swe, 229
  4. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit; Jeanette Winterson, eng, 176
  5. The Rule of Four; Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason, eng, 373
  6. The Secret History; Donna Tartt, eng, 660
  7. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; Douglas Adams, eng, 215

June

  1. Assassin’s Apprentice; Robin Hobb, eng, 480
  2. The da Vinci Code; Dan Brown, eng, 605
  3. The Mermaids Singing; Val McDermid, swe, 336
  4. The Wire in the Blood; Val McDermid, swe, 382
  5. The Last Temptation; Val McDermid, swe, 431
  6. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay; Michael Chabon, swe, 667
  7. The Witches of Chiswick; Robert Rankin, eng, 436
  8. The Liar; Stephen Fry, eng, 367

July

  1. Royal Assassin; Robin Hobb, eng, 752
  2. Assassin’s Quest; Robin Hobb, eng, 757
  3. Death of a Peer; Ngaio Marsh, swe, 307
  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; JK Rowling, eng, 607
  5. Owls Aren’t Wise and Bats Aren’t Blind; Warner Shedd, eng, 322
  6. Pet Shop of Horrors: Volume 6; Matsuri Akino, eng, 212
  7. Pet Shop of Horrors: Volume 7; Matsuri Akino, eng, 212
  8. Pet Shop of Horrors: Volume 8; Matsuri Akino, eng, 197
  9. Pet Shop of Horrors: Volume 9; Matsuri Akino, eng, 220
  10. Hellsing: Volume 1; Kohta Hirano, eng, 204
  11. Fake: Volume 2; Sanami Matoh, eng, 206
  12. Fake: Volume 3; Sanami Matoh, eng, 186
  13. Gravitation: Volume 1; Maki Murakami, eng, 196
  14. Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper Case Closed; Patricia Cornwell, eng, 383
  15. Mort; Terry Pratchett, eng, 260
  16. Enslaved by Ducks; Bob Tarte, eng, 310
  17. James Herriot’s Cat Stories; James Herriot, eng, 161

August

  1. Jingo; Terry Pratchett, eng, 437
  2. Night Watch; Terry Pratchett, eng, 422
  3. Fake: Volume 4; Sanami Matoh, eng, 170
  4. Amish Ways; Ruth Hoover Seitz & Blair Seitz, eng, 120
  5. Svenska utifrån; Roger Nyborg, Nils-Owe Pettersson & Britta Holm, swe, 214
  6. Voyager; Diana Gabaldon, eng, 870
  7. A Dog’s Life; Peter Mayle, eng, 192
  8. Cheerleaders: The Second Evil; RL Stine, eng, 167
  9. Cheerleaders: The Third Evil; RL Stine, eng, 165
  10. The Torment of Others; Val McDermid, eng, 556
  11. Thief of Time; Terry Pratchett, eng, 430
  12. Fake: Volume 5; Sanami Matoh, eng, 185
  13. Fake: Volume 6; Sanami Matoh, eng, 191
  14. Fake: Volume 7; Sanami Matoh, eng, 161
  15. Gravitation: Volume 2; Maki Murakami, eng, 209
  16. Gravitation: Volume 3; Maki Murakami, eng, 211
  17. Gravitation: Volume 4; Maki Murakami, eng, 209

September

  1. The Truth; Terry Pratchett, eng, 444
  2. Jag är en sån som bara vill ligga med dej; Fredrik Lindström, swe, 112
  3. Fånge på Guantánamo; Göran Hultén, swe, 161
  4. Svart stjärna; Maria Küchen, swe, 267
  5. A Place of Execution; Val McDermid, swe, 469
  6. Dårfinkar och dönickar; Ulf Stark, swe, 124
  7. Kärlek.nu; Lotta Löfgren-Mårtensson, swe, 173
  8. Forskare klargör: Myter om maten; Birgitta Johansson (editor), swe, 229
  9. Kane and Abel; Jeffrey Archer, eng, 550

October

  1. Fleshmarket Alley; Ian Rankin, eng, 561
  2. Brick Lane; Monica Ali, swe, 413
  3. Underneith it All; Traci Lords, swe, 264
  4. Slave; Mende Nazer & Damien Lewis, swe, 328
  5. Hannah’s Gift: Lessons from a Life Fully Lived; Maria Housden, swe, 219
  6. Bakom stängda dörrar; Kristina Hansen, Bengt-Åke Cras & Agneta Cras, swe, 302
  7. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone; JK Rowling, eng, 223
  8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; JK Rowling, eng, 251

November

  1. Bara ett kilo till; Marie Strömberg-Andersson, swe, 126
  2. Den svarte steinen; Gunvor Andbo Nygaard, swe, 167
  3. Månefeen; Kjersti Scheen, swe, 215
  4. I himlen får jag äta; Camilla Dahlberg, swe, 207
  5. Vårfrost; Anna Ehn, swe, 192
  6. Zebraflickan; Sofia Åkerman, swe, 271
  7. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; JK Rowling, eng, 317
  8. Sluta svälta; Heléne Glant, swe, 165
  9. Overcoming Binge Eating; Cristopher Fairburn, swe, 286
  10. Mattillåtet; Gisela van der Ster, swe, 310
  11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; JK Rowling, eng, 636
  12. The Carpet People; Terry Pratchett, eng, 190
  13. J’avais 12 ans, j’ai pris mon vélo et je suis partie à l’école; Sabine Dardenne, swe, 192

December

  1. Vingklippt ängel; Berny Pålsson, swe, 271
  2. Spelar roll; Hans Olsson, swe, 317
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; JK Rowling, eng, 766
  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; JK Rowling, eng, 607
  5. The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents; Terry Pratchett, eng, 271
  6. Making History; Stephen Fry, eng, 556
  7. Rävjakten; Sven Nordqvist, swe, 22
  8. Stackars Pettson; Sven Nordqvist, swe, 22
  9. Pettson får julbesök; Sven Nordqvist, swe, 22
  10. Kackel i grönsakslandet; Sven Nordqvist, swe, 23
  11. Pettson tältar; Sven Nordqvist, swe, 22
  12. Gravitation: Volume 5; Maki Murakami, eng, 218
  13. Mördande citat och dräpande repliker; Leif Eriksson & Kristoffer Lind (editors), swe, 144
  14. Best Friends: A Photographic Celebration; Hulton Getty Image Collection, eng, 111
  15. So You Think You Know Harry Potter?; Clive Gifford, eng, 156
  16. Death Goes to School; Quentin Patrick, swe, 318
  17. Moffe: en mycket liten häst; Gunilla Linn Persson, swe, 96
  18. Airs Above the Ground; Mary Stewart, swe, 260
  19. This Rough Magic; Mary Stewart, swe, 301
  20. Min bror och hans bror; Håkan Lindqvist, swe, 189
  21. Fucking Åmål; Lukas Moodysson, swe, 192
  22. The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter; David Colbert, swe, 224
  23. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; JK Rowling, swe, 67
  24. Quidditch Through the Ages; JK Rowling, swe, 70