Category Archives: Books

Books Ready July 2020

Fiction

  • Dead Girl Blues – Lawrence Block

Non-Fiction

Short Stories

  • Second Acts in American Lives – Ryan Ridge & Mel Bosworth
  • The Burglar in Short Order – Lawrence Block

Comics

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Books to Read June 2020

The Killing Fog – Jeff Wheeler

The Devouring Gray Foundryside –Robert Jackson Bennett

People Who Eat Darkness – Richard Lloyd Parry

Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination – Edogawa Rampo & trans. James B. Harris

Cry to Heaven – Ann Rice

The Black Spider – Jeremias Gotthelf

Let the Right One In – John Ajvide Lindqvist

Black Tea and Other Tales – Samuel Marolla

The Hollow Girl –  Hillary Monahan

The Souls of Black Folk – W.E.B. Du Bois

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Books Read in June 2020

Fiction

  • The Face in the Frost – John Bellairs

Non-Fiction

  • From Here to Eternity – Caitlin Doughty

Short Stories

  • The Great American Songbook – Sam Allingham

Comics

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Books Read May 2020

Fiction

The Black Ice Score – Richard Stark
The Sour Lemon Score – Richard Stark
Sourcery – Terry Pratchett

Short Stories

Non-Fiction

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Books Read in April 2020

Fiction

The Outfit – Richard Stark
The Hunter – Richard Stark
The Mourner – Richard Stark
The Score – Richard Stark
The Green Eagle Score – Richard Stark
The Handle – Richard Stark
The Seventh – Richard Stark

Short Stories

The Heart and Other Viscera – Felix J. Palma

Non-Fiction

My New Orleans: Ballads to the Big Easy from Her Sons, Daughters, and Lovers – ed. Rosemary James

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Books to Read March 2020

Dryad-Born – Jeff Wheeler

The Gospel of Loki – Joanne M Harris

The Five – Hallie Rubenhold

Latchkey – Nicole Kornher-Stace

Fire and Bone – Rachel A Marks

Tess of the Road – Rachel Hartman

Hidden City – Alan Baxter

European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman – Goss

Hollywood Dead – Richard Kadrey

Noir – Christopher Moore

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Read in March 2019

Non-Fiction

  • The Tao of Warren Buffett – Mary Buffett & David Clark
  • The Charisma Myth – Olivia Fox Cabane

Fiction

  • Carmilla – Sheridan La Fanu

Poetry

  • GMorning, GNight! – Lin-Manuel Miranda

Magazines

  • Rue Morgue March/April 2020
  • Enchanted Living – Winter 2020

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Books to Read While Self-Quarantining (Fiction Edition)

So, just a reminder, I am a sick and twisted individual and so your mileage may vary…

  • The Stand – Stephen King – You should read this before the new CBS Discovery version comes out. I have read the book and watched the mini-series. In fact, I had bronchitis when I watched it. That is quite the experience.
  • Oryx and Crake trilogy- Margaret Atwood – This is an interesting future world with an interesting cult. Read the series, but I suggest Book 2, Book3, then Book 1. To be perfectly honest, if I hadn’t read book 2 and 3 first, I never would have made it through Book 1.
  • The Plague – Albert Camus –  Nothing like a little existentialism with your literary pretensions. Honestly though, I tend to like Camus. And this is about a plague in French Algeria.
  • Hater – David Moody – I couldn’t put this book down when I started reading it in the bookshop. I realized I’d been standing in the aisle reading for twenty minutes, then gave in and bought the book. And the 2 follow-ups.
  • The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien –  Always recommended and always good, no matter how many times I’ve read it.

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Read in February 2020

Non-Fiction

The Deadly Dinner Party – Jonathan A Edlow

Forensics – Val McDermid

Happier at Home – Gretchen Rubin

Law of Attraction – Michael J. Losier

Warren Buffet and the Art of Stick Arbitrage – Mary Buffett & David Clark

Drive – Daniel Pink

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Books to Read February 2020

The Crescent Stone – Matt Mikalatos

The Heartwood Crown – Matt Mikalatos

The Soul of Power – Callie Bates

The Library of the Unwritten – AJ Hackwith

I Contain Multitudes – Ed Young

Fooled by Randomness – Nassim Taleb

One Nation Under God – Richard Abanes

The War of Art – Steven Pressfield

Going Through the Change – Samantha Bryant

Change of Life – Samantha Bryant

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