Reading List for 2012

January 04, 2013

Following the lead of Chris Shearer and Heidi Ruby Miller, I’m sharing my reading list from 2012.

My goal was 40 books, and I came in just over at 41. Some of my favorites were Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, John Dies at the End by David Wong, Westlake Soul by Rio Youers, The Passage by Justin Cronin, and The Croning by Laird Barron.

My 2012 reading list in alphabetical order:

  1. Ancient Images by Ramsey Campbell
  2. Back Roads & Frontal Lobes by Brady Allen
  3. Booklife: Strategies and Survival Tips for the 21st Century Writer by Jeff VanderMeer
  4. Bottled Abyss by Benjamin Kane Ethridge
  5. Brimstone by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
  6. Dead City by Joe McKinney
  7. Dreaming While Awake: Techniques for 24-Hour Lucid Dreaming by Arnold Mindell
  8. ECTOSTORM: Book Three of the Stanley Cooper Chronicles by Scott A. Johnson
  9. In the Midnight Museum by Gary A. Braunbeck
  10. John Dies at the End by David Wong
  11. Mama Said by Lee Allen Howard
  12. Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
  13. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  14. New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird by Paula Guran
  15. Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory
  16. Pyrotechnicon by Adam Browne
  17. Rage Against the Night by Shane Jiraiya Cummings
  18. Rumors of My Death by Gina Ranalli
  19. Seven Stories by Brian James Freeman
  20. Take The Long Way Home by Brian Keene
  21. Tequila’s Sunrise by Brian Keene
  22. The Bone Factory by Nate Kenyon
  23. The Croning by Laird Barron
  24. The Ghost IS the Machine by Patrick Scalisi
  25. The Inhabitant of the Lake & Other Unwelcome Tenants by Ramsey Campbell
  26. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  27. The Men Upstairs by Tim Waggoner
  28. The Midnight Eye Files: The Amulet by William Meikle
  29. The Other Place by Nancy Robison
  30. The Painted Darkness by Brian James Freeman
  31. The Passage by Justin Cronin
  32. The Power of Presence: Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others by Kristi Hedges
  33. The Red Church by Scott Nicholson
  34. The Sixth Seed by Lee Allen Howard
  35. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
  36. These Trespasses by Kenneth W. Cain
  37. Torn Realities by Paul Anderson
  38. Trinity by Kristin Dearborn
  39. Veins by Lawrence C. Connolly
  40. Vipers by Lawrence C. Connolly
  41. Westlake Soul by Rio Youers

I’m keeping my goal for next year at 40 for now as I have some pretty thick books in mind, but may bump it up mid-year if I’m making good progress on both reading and writing.

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