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Book 25

  1. Meredith, Martin — The State of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence (736 pages)
  2. Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o — Wizard of the Crow (766 pages)
  3. Coetzee, J.M. — Life & Times of Michael K (182 pages)
  4. Saint-Exupery, Antoine de — The Little Prince (101 pages)
  5. Brunner, John — Stand on Zanzibar (661 pages)
  6. Dahl, Roald — Fantastic Mr Fox (79 pages)
  7. Walker, Barbara — TEENY-TINY and the Witch-Woman (29 pages)
  8. Shakespeare, William — A Midsummer Night's Dream (23 pages)
  9. Powers, Richard — The Time of Our Singing (631 pages)
  10. McEwan, Ian — In Between the Sheets (134 pages)
  11. Ishiguro, Kazuo — A Pale View of Hills (182 pages)
  12. Niven, Larry — Ringworld (284 pages)
  13. Anderson, Poul — Tau Zero (184 pages)
  14. Eisenberg, Bryan & Jeffrey, with Lisa T. Davis — Call to Action: Secret Formulas to Improve Online Results (273 pages)
  15. Andrews, Stephen E. and Nick Rennison — 100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels (205 pages)
  16. Andrews, Stephen E. and Nick Rennison — 100 Must-Read Fantasy Novels (197 pages)
  17. Niles, Steve and Ben Templesmith — 30 Days of Night (103 pages)
  18. Terkel, Studs — And They All Sang: Great Musicians Talk about Their Music (321 pages)
  19. Andrews, Stephen E. and Duncan Bowis — 100 Must-Read Books for Men (200 pages)
  20. Dahl, Roald — The Witches (202 pages)
  21. Millar, Mark and J.G. Jones and Paul Mounts — Wanted (192 pages)
  22. Hoban, Russell — Riddley Walker (240 pages)
  23. Perkins, E.J. — American English English American (47 pages)
  24. Stevenson, Robert Louis — A Child's Garden of Verses (109 pages)
  25. Hart, Johnny — B.C. Strikes Back (156 pages)

Page count: 6234.

Perhaps I am "cheating" by counting B.C. Strikes Back a book. (As if this endeavor has any rules to break!) After all, it's not a book in the traditional sense and isn't held together by a storyline the way a graphic novel would be — it's just a collection of cartoons.

I was going through my books stored in Lemon Grove deciding which to keep, and I wanted to give B.C. Strikes Back a quick read before chucking it onto the discard pile. The read-through elicited a half-hearted "meh!" Several of the cartoons were clever, and a handful were even funny, but on the balance they were unremarkable.

And so a book no one will miss will probably find its way to a charity shop bookshelf, and a cheap entry gets added to my list.

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