2021 Reading Log: The List

Completed reads for 2021:

  1. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  3. The City of God (2 vols), by Saint Augustine of Hippo
  4. On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius
  5. On the Cave of the Nymphs, by Porphyry
  6. Kim, by Rudyard Kipling
  7. The Dream of Scipio, by Cicero
  8. The Dragon Masters, by Jack Vance
  9. The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  10. The Return of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  11. The Valley of Fear, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  12. His Last Bow, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  13. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  14. Lost Horizon, by James Hilton
  15. Flashman and the Tiger, by George MacDonald Fraser
  16. Goodbye, Mr Chips, by James Hilton
  17. A True Story, by Lucian of Samosata
  18. On the Syrian Goddess, by Lucian of Samosata
  19. Micromegas, by Voltaire
  20. Black Ajax, by George MacDonald Fraser
  21. Metamorphoses (2 vols.), by Ovid
  22. Zadig or Destiny, by Voltaire
  23. The White Bull, by Voltaire
  24. Story of a Good Brahmin, by Voltaire
  25. Plato’s Dream, by Voltaire
  26. The Simple Soul, by Voltaire
  27. The Man of Forty Crowns, by Voltaire
  28. Jeannot and Colin, by Voltaire
  29. The Two Genies, by Voltaire
  30. The Treaty of Waitangi (1840)
  31. The Princess of Babylon, by Voltaire
  32. Candide, by Voltaire
  33. The Pilgrimage to Parnassus, by Anonymous
  34. The Return from Parnassus, by Anonymous
  35. The Return from Parnassus: Or the Scourge of Simony, by Anonymous
  36. Virgin Planet, by Poul Anderson
  37. The Field Bazaar, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  38. How Watson Learned the Trick, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  39. The Lost Special, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  40. The Man with the Watches, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  41. The Crown Diamond (Play), by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  42. The Adventure of the Tall Man (Plot Outline), by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  43. The Adventure of the Two Collaborators, by J.M. Barrie
  44. To Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Poem), by Arthur Guiterman
  45. To an Undiscerning Critic (Poem), by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  46. The Man Who Was Wanted, by Arthur Whitaker
  47. The Painful Predicament of Sherlock Holmes (Play), by William Gillette
  48. Sherlock Holmes (Play), by William Gillette
  49. The Speckled Band (Play), by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  50. My Evening with Sherlock Holmes, by J.M. Barrie
  51. The Late Sherlock Holmes, by J.M. Barrie
  52. And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie
  53. The Homeric Hymns
  54. The Shield of Heracles, by Hesiod
  55. Catalogue of Women (fragments), by Hesiod
  56. The Astronomy (fragments), by Hesiod
  57. The Precepts of Chiron (fragments), by Hesiod
  58. The Great Works (fragments), by Hesiod
  59. The Idaean Dactyls (fragments), by Hesiod
  60. The Marriage of Ceyx (fragments), by Hesiod
  61. The Great Eoiae (fragments), by Hesiod
  62. The Melampodia (fragments), Hesiod
  63. The Aegimus (fragments), by Hesiod
  64. Fragments of Unknown Position, by Hesiod
  65. Doubtful Fragments, by Hesiod
  66. The Epigrams of Homer
  67. The War of the Titans (fragments)
  68. The Story of Oedipus (fragments)
  69. The Thebais (fragments)
  70. The Epigoni (fragments)
  71. The Cypria (fragments)
  72. The Aethiopis (fragments)
  73. The Little Iliad (fragments)
  74. The Sack of Ilium (fragments)
  75. The Returns (fragments)
  76. The Telegony (fragments)
  77. The Taking of Oechalia (fragments), by Homer
  78. The Margites (fragments), by Homer
  79. The Cercopes (fragments), by Homer
  80. The Battle of the Frogs and Mice, by Homer
  81. The Contest of Homer and Hesiod
  82. Inanna’s Descent to the Netherworld (2 versions)
  83. Dumuzid’s Dream
  84. Dumuzid and Gestin-ana
  85. Inanna and Bilulu (fragments)
  86. Dumuzid and His Sisters (fragments)
  87. Nergal and Ereshkigal
  88. Enki and Ninmah
  89. Dracula’s Guest, by Bram Stoker
  90. Enuma Elish
  91. Marduk’s Ordeal (fragments)
  92. The Myth of Etana
  93. Erra and Ishum
  94. The Epic of Gilgamesh
  95. The Death of Gilgamesh
  96. Enmerkar and En-suhgir-ana
  97. Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta
  98. Lugalbanda in the Mountain Cave
  99. Lugalbanda and the Anzu Bird
  100. The Marriage of Martu
  101. The Dialogue of Pessimism
  102. Enki Builds the E-engurra
  103. Enki and the World Order
  104. The Eridu Genesis
  105. The Journey of Nanna to Nippur
  106. The Herds of Nanna
  107. A Song of Praise to Nanna
  108. Inanna and Ebih
  109. Inanna and Shu-kale-tuda
  110. Inanna Seizes the E-ana
  111. Inanna and Enki
  112. Inanna and Gudam (fragments)
  113. Gilgamesh, Enkidu, and the Netherworld
  114. The Courtship of Inanna and Dumuzid
  115. Enlil and Ninlil
  116. The Creation of the Pickaxe
  117. The Worm and the Toothache
  118. How Grain Came to Sumer
  119. Enlil and Nam-zid-tara
  120. Ninurta and the Turtle
  121. The Exploits of Ninurta
  122. The Return of Ninurta to Nippur
  123. Enki and Ninhursaga
  124. Enlil and the Sud (fragments)
  125. Ningiszida’s Journey to the Netherworld
  126. The Flood Story
  127. The Sumunda Grass
  128. Pabilsag’s Journey to Nibru (fragments)
  129. Gilgamesh and Aga
  130. A Dog for Nintinuga
  131. An Axe for Nergal
  132. The Debate Between Hoe and Plough
  133. The Debate Between Grain and Sheep
  134. The Debate Between Winter and Summer
  135. The Debate Between Bird and Fish
  136. The Debate Between Copper and Silver (fragments)
  137. The Debate Between Date Palm and Tamarisk (fragments)
  138. A Drinking Song
  139. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, by Agatha Christie
  140. The Discourses of Epictetus, by Epictetus
  141. The Enchiridion, by Epictetus
  142. Fragments, by Epictetus
  143. Essay on the Generative Principle of Political Constitutions, by Joseph de Maistre
  144. The Caesars, by Emperor Julian the Apostate
  145. The A.B.C. Murders, by Agatha Christie
  146. Five Little Pigs, by Agatha Christie
  147. The Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vols 2-4 of 6)
  148. The Bible (Authorized King James Version with Apocrypha)
  149. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
  150. The Man Who Could Work Miracles, by H.G. Wells
  151. The Invisible Man, by H.G. Wells
  152. Salome (play), by Oscar Wilde
  153. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
  154. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien
  155. The Children of Húrin, by J.R.R. Tolkien 
  156. The Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe
  157. Death on the Nile, by Agatha Christie
  158. Inferno, by Dante Alighieri
  159. Rhetoric, by Aristotle
  160. Death in the Clouds, by Agatha Christie
  161. The Poetic Edda
  162. Eureka, by Edgar Allan Poe
  163. The Mysterious Affair at Styles, by Agatha Christie
  164. Peril at End House, by Agatha Christie
  165. The Murder at the Vicarage, by Agatha Christie
  166. Crooked House, by Agatha Christie
  167. The Great God Pan, by Arthur Machen
  168. Goblin Market, The Prince’s Progress, and Other Poems, by Christina Rossetti
  169. The Big Four, by Agatha Christie
  170. Unfinished Tales, by J.R.R. Tolkien
  171. Murder in Mesopotamia, by Agatha Christie
  172. Creative Metal, by Len Gale
  173. The Man in the Brown Suit, by Agatha Christie
  174. Endless Night, by Agatha Christie
  175. Lord Edgware Dies, by Agatha Christie
  176. Three Act Tragedy, by Agatha Christie
  177. The Murder on the Links, by Agatha Christie
  178. On Abstinence from Animal Food, by Porphyry
  179. Letter to Marcella, by Porphyry
  180. Saturnalia, by Lucian of Samosata
  181. The Life of Plotinus, by Porphyry
  182. The Wednesday Wizard, by Sherryl Jordan
  183. Denzil’s Dilemma, by Sherryl Jordan
  184. Denzil’s Great Bear Burglary, by Sherryl Jordan
  185. The Silver Dragon, by Sherryl Jordan
  186. A Murder is Announced, by Agatha Christie
  187. The Nature of Middle-earth, by J.R.R. Tolkien
  188. Cards on the Table, by Agatha Christie
  189. Introduction to Precious Metals, by Mark Grimwade
  190. Isagoge, by Porphyry
  191. The Road to Wigan Pier, by George Orwell
  192. Saturnalian Letters, by Lucian of Samosata
  193. Cronosolon, by Lucian of Samosata
  194. The Prose Edda, by Snorri Sturluson
  195. A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
  196. A Child’s Christmas in Wales, by Dylan Thomas
  197. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, by Anonymous
  198. Pearl, by Anonymous
  199. Sir Orfeo, by Anonymous
  200. On Fairy-Stories, by J.R.R. Tolkien
  201. The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, Beorhthelm’s Son, by J.R.R. Tolkien
  202. The Chimes, by Charles Dickens
  203. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, by Agatha Christie
  204. Auxiliaries to the Perception of Intelligible Natures, by Porphyry
  205. Sparkling Cyanide, by Agatha Christie

After 2019 and 2020, another nice, meaty year for reading. As always, there is the inevitable problem of listing short and fragmentary works, but between Conan Doyle, Poe, a good chunk of Christie, Mesopotamian, Greek, and Norse myth, and a scoopful of Ancient Philosophy, I’d say that 2021 was successful. More re-reads than previously, especially with Tolkien.

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