The entries marked with a (*) are rereads. In most of those cases it had been long enough that I wasn't quite remembering all details---but not in all.

In what follows:

Do note that my ratings are based on either how much entertainment/escape I had reading the book or how much new stuff I learned/noticed while reading it. This isn't a literary merit rating, except maybe for the exclamation mark books. Which might be exclamation mark for a wide variety of reasons as well, including "it's a classic," and "it details a worldview/scientific information that I think everyone should be aware of."

To the 2001 list...

January 2002
The Return of the King (*) J.R.R. Tolkien Fantasy; The Lord of the Rings III. 5 stars A must read
Pijamalilar Kogusu (The Pyjama Ward)R. Ilgaz Humour. 4 stars
Boyle Gelmis Boyle Gitmez I: Yol (So It Has Been, So It Won't Be I: The Path)(*) A. Nesin Autobiography, part 1. 5 stars
Boyle Gelmis Boyle Gitmez II: Yokusun Basi (So It Has Been, So It Won't Be II: The Beginning of the Slope) A. Nesin Autobiography, part 2. 5 stars
Harry Potter ve Sirlar Odasi (*)
Harry Potter ve Azkaban Tutsagi (*)
Harry Potter ve Ates Kadehi (*)
(Books 2, 3 and 4)
J.K. Rowling Fantasy, young adult. I was curious about the Turkish translations; and the rating here is for the translation quality. 5 stars
Sizin Memlekette Esek Yok Mu? (Are There No Donkeys in Your Land?) A. Nesin Collection of stories, mostly humour. 5 stars
Biz Adam Olmayiz (We Will Never Grow Up) A. Nesin Collection of humour stories. 5 stars
Yoz Davar (Sheep and Goats)(*) T. Apaydin The struggle of a sheepherder to defend the herd under his care against the machinations of another herd-owner. 4 stars
Yilki Ati (The Released Horse)(*) O. Kemal The story of a winter spent by a mare let loose for the duration of winter because her owner couldn't afford to keep her with his other animals. 4 stars
Baba Evi (Under My Father's Roof)(*) O. Kemal Autobiographical, part 1. 3 stars
Avare Yillar (The Lazy Years)(*) O. Kemal Autobiographical, part 2. 3 stars
At The Fringes of Science M.W. Friedlander Nonfiction; discourse on what is science and what is pseudo-science, shaky science, and fraud science. 5 stars A must read
The Airport A. Hailey Thriller. 2 stars Half star
The Virgin in the Ice: A Medieaval Whodunnit E. Peters What the title says. 3 stars
Yorgun Savasci (The Tired Warrior)(*) K. Tahir An officer of the Ottoman army joining the resistance forces for the Turkish Independence War. 5 stars A must read
Shadow of the Hegemon O.S. Card Sci-fi; sequel to Ender's Shadow. 5 stars

February 2002
Stardust N. Gaiman "Being a romance in the realms of Faerie." 5 stars
Dark Tide I---Onslaught (*) M.A. Stackpole Star Wars Extended Universe: New Jedi Order 4 stars Half star
Dark Tide II---Ruin (*) M.A. Stackpole SW EU: New Jedi Order 5 stars
Agents of Chaos I---Hero's Trial (*) J. Luceno SW EU: New Jedi Order 4 stars
Bored of the Rings The Harvard Lampoon A Parody of LotR 4 stars
The Clocks A. Christie "A Hercule Poirot Mystery" 4 stars
Agents of Chaos II---Jedi Eclipse (*) J. Luceno SW EU: New Jedi Order 4 stars
Golden Spiders R. Stout A Nero Wolfe Mystery 4 stars
The League of Frightened Men R. Stout A Nero Wolfe Mystery 4 stars

March 2002
Balance Point (*) K. Tyers SW EU: New Jedi Order 4 stars Half star
In the Blink of an EyeP. Milton About the TWA 800 investigation 4 stars
The Underdog and Other Stories A. Christie Hercule Poirot short stories 3 stars
Edge of Victory I: Conquest (*) G. Keyes SW EU: New Jedi Order 4 stars Half star
The Big Four (*)A. Christie "A Hercule Poirot Mystery" 3 stars Half star
The Silent Speaker R. Stout A Nero Wolfe Mystery 4 stars Half star
The Hollow (*)A. Christie "A Hercule Poirot Mystery" 4 stars
Edge of Victory II: Rebirth G. Keyes SW EU: New Jedi Order 4 stars Half star
Star By Star T. Denning SW EU: New Jedi Order 3 stars Half star
Dark Journey E. Cunningham SW EU: New Jedi Order 3 stars Half star
The Cat Who Robbed a Bank L.J.Braun Mystery, humor. 3 stars
Fortress Draconis (*) M.A. Stackpole Epic fantasy. 5 stars
The Wizard of 4th Street S. Hawke Fantasy. 3 stars
The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal L.J.Braun Mystery, humor. 3 stars Half star

April 2002
Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream A. Allston SW EU: New Jedi Order 5 stars
Tigana (*) G.G. Kay Epic fantasy. 5 stars
Avalon A. Seton Historical fiction. 3 stars
Time of the Twins M. Weis and T. Hickman The Dragonlance Legends, vol. 1. 4 stars
War of the Twins M. Weis and T. Hickman The Dragonlance Legends, vol. 2. 4 stars
Test of the Twins M. Weis and T. Hickman The Dragonlance Legends, vol. 3. 4 stars

May 2002
Smoke and Mirrors N. Gaiman "Short Stories and Illusions" 5 stars
Preludes and Nocturnes N. Gaiman The Sandman, v. 1 5 stars
The Doll House N. Gaiman The Sandman, v. 2 5 stars
Dream Country N. Gaiman The Sandman, v. 3 5 stars
Season of Mists N. Gaiman The Sandman, v. 4 5 stars
Fables and Reflections N. Gaiman The Sandman, v. 5 5 stars
A Game of You N. Gaiman The Sandman, v. 6 5 stars
American Gods (*) N. Gaiman Contemporary fantasy; a road tale; more than the sum of its parts; can't really describe it, read it already. 5 stars A must
read
Masters of Everon G. Dickson Science Fiction 3 stars Half star
Death of a Dude (*) R. Stout A Nero Wolfe Mystery 3 stars Half star

June 2002
The Nodwick Chronicles A. Williams Comic tales of Nodwick the Henchman 4 stars
Monk's Hood E. Peters A Brother Cadfael Mystery 4 stars
St. Peter's Fair E. Peters A Brother Cadfael Mystery 3 stars
The Excalibur Alternative D. Weber Sci-fi. 4 stars
The First Book of Swords F. Saberhagen Sci-fi. 4 stars

July 2002
The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams L. Block Murder Mystery. 4 stars Half star
Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand A. Allston SW EU: New Jedi Order 5 stars
The King is Dead S. Shankman Murder Mystery. 3 stars
The Grapes of Wrath (*) J. Steinbeck Displaced families moving to the West in 1930s. 5 stars

August 2002
She Walks in Beauty S. Shankman Murder Mystery. 4 stars
Murder in the Red Room E. Roosevelt Murder Mystery. 4 stars
Death at Buckingham Palace C.C. Benson Murder Mystery. 3 stars
On Mozart: A Paean for WolfgangA. Burgess "Being a celestial colloquy, an opera libretto, a film script, a schizoprenic dialogue, a bewildered rumination, a Stendhalian transcription, and a heartfelt homage upon the bicentenary of the death of W.A. Mozart." 3 stars
Traitor M. Stover SW EU: New Jedi Order 5 stars
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the SoulD. Adams An adventure of the private holistic detective Dirk Gently 5 stars

September 2002
The Second Book of Swords F. Saberhagen Sci-fi/fantasy. 4 stars
The Third Book of Swords F. Saberhagen Sci-fi/fantasy. 4 stars
The Shadow Rising (*)R. Jordan Epic fantasy. 4 stars Half star
PerfumePatrcik Suskind Historical fiction. 3 stars Half star
The Fires of Heaven (*)R. Jordan Epic fantasy. 4 stars Half star

October 2002
Lord of Chaos (*)R. Jordan Epic fantasy. 4 stars
The Crown of Swords (*)R. Jordan Epic fantasy. 4 stars
The Path of Daggers (*)R. Jordan Epic fantasy. 4 stars
Winter's Heart (*)R. Jordan Epic fantasy. 4 stars Half star
LegendsR. Silverberg (ed.) Stories and short novels by epic fantasy writers set in their "main" fantasy worlds. The rating is an average for the stories. 4 stars

November 2002
Red DragonT. Harris Crime thriller 4 stars
Dork ShadowsJ. Kovalic Comic collection, Dork Tower V. II. 5 stars
The Summer TreeG.G. Kay Epic fantasy, Book 1 of the Fionavar Tapestry. 4 stars
The Wandering FireG.G. Kay Epic fantasy, Book 2 of the Fionavar Tapestry. 3 stars Half star
The Eye of the World (*)R. Jordan Epic fantasy. 5 stars

December 2002
The Darkest RoadG.G. Kay Epic fantasy, Book 3 of the Fionavar Tapestry. 4 stars
Dork CovenantJ. Kovalic Comic collection, Dork Tower V. I. 4 stars
The Great Hunt (*)R. Jordan Epic fantasy. 5 stars
When Dragons Rage M.A. Stackpole Epic fantasy: Dragoncrown War Cycle, II. 5 stars
Destiny's Way W.J.Williams SW EU: New Jedi Order 5 stars
Baudolino U. Eco Medieval history/fantasy/fancy 4 stars
Savulun Sosyalizm Geliyor (Run, Socialism's Coming) A.Nesin Humor 4 stars
Uc Anadolu Efsanesi (Three Anatolian Folktales)(*) Y. Kemal What the title says. 4 stars


I sometimes prefer to let some time elapse before I rate a book, to see how well it "ages" in memory.

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