Birth Year Readings VI

Round 6! I ah…somehow astonishingly read 80 books last year. I kept a list so I clearly did it I just dunno how I did it. That is surreal…although it’s equally surreal how little that actually dents all the fantastic books that get published every year…or have already been published.

Undaunted I press on…I dunno if I can bat 80 books this year but I will continue to let my curiosity dictate my choices while hoping for moments of synchronicity. At times it feels like I’m stockpiling ideas like a redneck stockpiles guns. I’m not yet certain what form all these ideas echoing in my head will become in the real world. They’re gonna be something…they hafta be. But what?

Sammy’s Story So Far…
Year 5: September 28, 2015 to September 27, 2016 I read:
398 comic books

80 books

115 comic book trades/graphic novels

Year 4: September 28, 2014 to September 27, 2015 I read:
360 comic books

56 books

100 comic book trades/graphic novels

Year 3: September 28, 2013 to September 27, 2014 I read:

442 comics

65 books

115 comic book trades/graphic novels

Year 2: September 28, 2012 to September 27, 2013 I read:

466 comics

43 books

100 comic book trades/graphic novels

Year 1: September 28, 2011 to September 27, 2012 I read:
486 comic books

35 books

99 comic book trades/graphic novels

And now…Year 6 begins!:

Table of Contents:
Ongoing Comic Book Monthlies
Books (Fiction & Non-Fiction)
Comic Book Trades

Ongoing Comic Book Monthlies:

Action Comics (Volume 3) #963-970, 975-976
Adventure Comics (1977) #452, 475
The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1-11
America #1
Aquaman (Volume 2) #3
Aquaman (Volume 3) #2, 34
Aquaman (Volume 4) #4, 17
Aquaman (Volume 6) #6-28
Astonishing X-Men #1-3

Batgirl & the Birds of Prey #2-5
Batman (Volume 3) #21-22
Batman Beyond #1
Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #1-2
Bloodshot Reborn #16-18
Bloodshot U.S.A. #1-4
Black Hammer #3-12
Black Hammer Annual #1
Black Widow (Volume 6) #1-7
Blue Beetle #1-4
Booster Gold/The Flintstones #1

Clue #1

Darth Vadar #25
Descender #15-22
Detective Comics (Volume 1) #940-941, 943-964
Doctor Aphra #1-6
Doom Patrol #1-2

The Flash #6-31
Future Quest #1

Generation X #1-6
Green Arrow (Volume 6) #6-12

Iceman #1-5
Inhumans vs X-Men #0-6
Iron Man Annual #8 (1986!)

Jean Grey #1-7
Justice League of America: The Atom-Rebirth #1
Justice League of America: Killer Frost-Rebirth #1
Justice League of America: Rebirth #1
Justice League of America Annual (1984) #2

Midnighter and Apollo #1-6
Moon Knight (Volume 8) #6-14

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1-4
Punisher (1986) #1-5

Red Hood and the Outlaws #2-14
Royal City #1-5

Shade The Changing Girl #1-2
Star-Lord #1
Star Trek: Boldly Go #1-11
Star Trek: Broken Mirror #1
Star Trek: Deviations
Star Trek/Green Lantern: Stranger Worlds #1-6
Star Trek: Waypoint #1-4
Star Trek/X-Men #1
Supergirl #1-4
Superman (Volume 4) #6-31
Superman Annual #1
Super Sons #1-8
Superwoman #2-5

Tales of the Teen Titans #42-44
Teen Titans Rebirth #1
Teen Titans #1-3
Titans #3-10
Titans Annual #1
Trinity #1-13
Trinity Annual #1

Wonder Woman #6-25
Wonder Woman Annual #1
Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special #1

X-Men `92 #7
X-Men Prime #1
X-Men: Blue #1-11
X-Men: Gold #1-11

Uncanny X-Men (Volume 4) #17

Books {Fiction & Non-Fiction}:

We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation
by Jeff Chang

Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?: What It Means to Be Black Now
by Touré

Dear Mr. You
by Mary-Louise Parker

So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
by Cal Newport

Born To Run
by Bruce Springsteen

Kanye West: God & Monster
by Mark Beaumont

tight wire
by Kerry Gilbert

Yves Saint Laurent’s Studio: Mirror and Secrets
by Jérômine Savignon

4 Real & True 2! Landscapes; Photographs
by Wim Wenders

At the Foundling Hospital: Poems
by Robert Pinsky

The Man’s Guide to Women
by John Gottman & Julie Schwartz Gottman

The Girl with The Lower Back Tattoo
by Amy Schumer

Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld

Forever Words: The Unknown Poems
by Johnny Cash (edited by Paul Muldoon)

Bit Rot
by Douglas Coupland

Time Travel: A History
by James Gleick

The Princess Diarist
by Carrie Fisher

The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love
by DeVon Franklin & Meagan Good & Tim Vandehey

The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests
by Chris Smith

The Keys
by DJ Khaled

On Bowie
by Rob Sheffield

Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations (Ted Books)
by Dan Ariely

Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale Final Chapter
by Russell T. Davies & Benjamin Cook

Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley
by Antonio Garcia Martinez

They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement
by Wesley Lowery

Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant
by Roland Lazenby

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
by Carol Anderson

All About Love: New Visions
by bell hooks

Our Revolution
by Bernie Sanders

Is This Live?: Inside the Wild Early Years of MuchMusic: The Nation’s Music Station
by Christopher Ward

Obsolescence: An Architectural History
by Daniel Abramson

The Rise of Barack Obama
by Pete Souza

George Lucas: A Life
by Brian Jay Jones

Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator
by Ryan Holiday

Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life’s Work
by Steven Pressfield

The Trouble with Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality
by Walter Benn Michaels

Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything
by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Edward Burtynsky Essential Elements
by William A. Ewing

Look: Poems
by Solmaz Sharif

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
by Mark Manson

Furious George: My Forty Years Surviving NBA Divas, Clueless GMs and Poor Shot Selection
by George Karl & Curt Sampson

Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus
by Matt Taibbi

Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency
by James A. Miller

The Princess Saves Herself in this One
by Amanda Lovelace

How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life
by Lilly Singh

Misfit Faith: Confessions of a Drunk Ex-Pastor
by Jason J. Stellman

Nevertheless: A Memoir
by Alec Baldwin

Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto
by Jessa Crispin

I Am Not Your Negro: A Companion Edition to the Documentary Film Directed by Raoul Peck
by Raoul Peck (from texts by James Baldwin)

Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy
by Jonathan Taplin

Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art
by Virginia Heffernan

The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture
by Glen Weldon

Superfandom: How Our Obsessions are Changing What We Buy and Who We Are
by Aaron M. Glazer and Zoe Fraade-Blanar

Rebuild the Dream
by Van Jones

The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics, and Religion At The Twilight Of The American Empire
by Matt Taibbi

Dear Ghost
by Catherine Owen

Return of the King: LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Greatest Comeback in NBA History
by Brian Windhorst & Dave McMenamin

The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6′ 4″, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian
by W. Kamau Bell

Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy
by Anne Lamott

Make Trouble
by John Waters & Eric Hanson

The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter
by David Sax

Confessions of a Heretic: Selected Essays
by Roger Scruton

Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinary
by Ernie Johnson Jr.

Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities
by Rebecca Solnit

QUICK: Aphorisms
by George Murray

Populism: A Very Short Introduction
by Cas Mudde & Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser

Bono: Conversations with Michka Assayas
by Michka Assayas

The Silent Corner: A Novel of Suspense
by Dean Koontz

What Is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything
by Rob Bell

All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel
by Elan Mastai

Some Say: Poems
by Maureen N. McLane

Chuck Klosterman X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century
by Chuck Klosterman

Love Her Wild: Poems
by Atticus

Equipment for Living: On Poetry and Pop Music
by Michael Robbins

The Stars in Our Eyes: The Famous, the Infamous, and Why We Care Way Too Much About Them
by Julie Klam

Y is for Yesterday
by Sue Grafton

The Captain Class: The Hidden Force That Creates the World’s Greatest Teams
by Sam Walker

Glimpse: Selected Aphorisms
by George Murray

Goliath Must Fall: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants
by Louie Giglio

Salt Pans: Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India
by Edward Burtynsky

Dig If You Will the Picture: Funk, Sex, God and Genius in the Music of Prince
by Ben Greenman

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
by Brené Brown

Streampunks: YouTube and the Rebels Remaking Media
by Robert Kyncl and Maany Peyvan

Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts
by Ryan Holiday

Gwendy’s Button Box: A Novella
by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar

Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age
by Jeff Goins

Comic Book Trades & Graphic Novels:

Superman: Action Comics Volume 1: Path Of Doom
All-New X-Men: Inevitable Volume 1: Ghost of the Cyclops
All Star Batman Volume 1: My Own Worst Enemy
Aquaman Volume 7: Exiled
Aquaman Volume 8: Out of Darkness
Aquaman Volume 1: The Drowning
Aquaman Volume 2: Black Manta Rising
The Astonishing Ant-Man Volume 1: Everybody Loves Team-Ups
The Astonishing Ant-Man Volume 2: Small-Time Criminal
Avengers: Rage of Ultron

Batgirl Volume 1: Silent Knight
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Volume 5
Batman: Night of the Monster Men
Batman and Robin Volume 7: Robin Rises
Batman/Superman Volume 4: Siege
Batman/Superman Volume 5: Truth Hurts
Batman/Two-Face: Face the Face
Black Hammer Volume 1: Secret Origins
Black Magick Volume 1: Awakening
The Black Monday Murders Volume 1: All Hail, God Mammon
Black Panther Volume 1: A Nation Under Our Feet
Black Science Volume 4: Godworld
Black Science Volume 5: True Atonement

Captain America: Steve Rogers Volume 1: Hail Hydra
Captain America: Steve Rogers Volume 2: The Trial of Maria Hill
Carnage Volume 1: The One That Got Away
Clean Room Volume 1: Immaculate Conception
Civil War II

Daredevil (Back In Black) Volume 1: Chinatown
Daredevil (Back In Black) Volume 2: Supersonic
Daredevil/Punisher: Seventh Circle
Darth Vader Volume 3: The Shu-Torun War
Day Men Volume 1: Lux In Tenebris
Death of X
Detective Comics Volume 3: Emperor Penguin
Detective Comics Volume 4: The Wrath
Detective Comics Volume 7: Anarky
Detective Comics Volume 8: Blood of Heroes
Detective Comics Volume 9: Gordon at War
Detective Comics Volume 1: Rise of the Batmen
Doctor Strange Volume 1: The Way of the Weird

Earth 2 Volume 6: Collision
Earth 2: Society Volume 1: Planetfall
East of West Volume 5-6
Extraordinary X-Men Volume 1: X-Haven

The Flash Volume 1: Lightning Strikes Twice
The Flash Volume 2: Speed of Darkness

Guardians Of The Galaxy: New Guard Volume 1 – Emperor Quill
Gotham by Midnight Volume 2: Rest in Peace
Glitterbomb Volume 1: Red Carpet
Green Lantern Volume 6: The Life Equation
Green Lantern Volume 7: Renegade
Green Lantern Corps Volume 6: Reckoning
Green Lanterns Volume 1: Rage Planet
Green Lantern/New Gods: Godhead

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps Volume 1: Sinestro’s Law

Identity Crisis
Infamous Iron Man Volume 1: Infamous
Invincible Iron Man Volume 1: Reboot

James Bond Volume 1: Vargr
Jessica Jones Volume 1: Uncaged!
Justice League: The Darkseid War – Power of the Gods
Justice League Dark Volume 6: Lost In Forever

Kill or Be Killed Volume 1

Letter 44 Volume 4: Saviors

Mockingbird Volume 1: I Can Explain
Moon Knight Volume 1: Lunatic
Moon Knight Volume 2: Reincarnations

Paper Girls Volume 1-2
Power Man and Iron Fist Volume 1: The Boys Are Back in Town
The Punisher Volume 1: On The Road

Robin War
Rocket Girl Volume 1: Times Squared

Saga Volume 7
Savage Wolverine Volume 2: Hands on a Dead Body
Scarlet Witch Volume 1: Witches’ Road
Secret Path
Silk Volume 1: Sinister
Sinestro Volume 2: Sacrifice
Sinestro Volume 3: Rising
Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt
Star Trek Countdown Collection: Volume 2
Star Wars Volume 3: Rebel Jail
Star Wars Volume 4: Last Flight of the Harbinger
Star Wars: Han Solo
Star Wars: Poe Dameron Volume 1: Black Squadron
Star Wars: Shattered Empire
Suicide Squad Volume 1: The Black Vault
Superman: The Final Days of Superman
Superman: Lois and Clark
Superman: Savage Dawn
Superman/Wonder Woman Volume 4: Dark Truth

Teen Titans: Earth One Volume 2
Thunderbolts Volume 1: There Is No High Road
Titians Volume 1: The Return of Wally West
Trees Volume 1: In Shadow

Uncanny X-Men: Superior Volume 1: Survival of the Fittest

Vision Volume 1: Little Worse Than A Man

The Walking Dead Volume 26: Call To Arms
The Walking Dead Volume 27: The Whisperer War
Web Warriors of the Spider-Verse Volume #1 – Electroverse
Wolverine: Old Man Logan Volume 1: Berzerker
Wolverine: Old Man Logan Volume 2: Bordertown
Wolverine: Old Man Logan Volume 3: The Last Ronin
Wonder Woman Volume 7: War-Torn
Wonder Woman Volume 8: A Twiat of Fate
Wonder Woman Volume 9: Resurrection
Wonder Woman Volume 1: The Lies
Wonder Woman Volume 2: Year One
Wytches Volume 1

X-Men: FF

Last Updated: September 28, 2017


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