Books Read June 2019

Finished:

The Long Walk: Stephen King as Richard Bachman

The Wise Man’s Fear: Patrick Rothfuss (re-read)

Still Working:

City Infernal: Edward Lee (re-read)

Railsea: China Mieville

Kingbird Highway: Kenn Kaufman

Heavy Time: CJ Cherryh (re-read)

Lunatic Cafe: Laurell K Hamilton (re-read)

Double Dead: Chuck Wendig

Arthurian Book of Days: Caitlin and John Matthews

King Arthur: Christopher Hibbert

Started:

None

I had zero reading time this month. I only finished The Wise Man’s Fear because it was an audio book and Mr. J and I went on a long road trip to Florida this month.

And I have way too many that I’m still working on.

I decided to shelve Desperation by Stephen King, Necroscope by Brian Lumley, and The Charm School by Nelson DeMille because I don’t see myself finishing them any time soon and when I do pick them back up again I’ll start them over anyway because I’ve already forgotten everything I’ve read. With Necroscope I don’t feel too bad about doing that because I’ve read it before but I really liked DeMille’s book, I just don’t have the time to read it right now. I probably won’t finish Desperation. I liked the first few chapters but as it sometimes happens with Stephen King books, I lose interest as the plot progresses. The Long Road is one of the few books of his that completely captivated me. I only finished that one because I literally could not put it down. I read it in two days before we left Arkansas.

I’ve gotten some really good reading recommendations from a few friends of mine so my reading goal for next month is to cull the Still Working list so that I can start reading new books.

Books/Short Stories Read May 2019

Finished:

Lists I Left for My Sister: Rosamund Hodge

A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson: H.P. Lovecraft

Ghost Sniper: David Healey

Polaris: H.P. Lovecraft

Hot Head: Damon Suede

Mission: Protect the Ex: Alina Popescu

Penal Units in the Red Army: Alex Statiev: Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 62, No. 5 (July 2010)

Started:

City Infernal: Edward Lee (Re-Read)

The Wise Man’s Fear: Patrick Rothfuss (Re-Read)

Railsea: China Mieville

The Charm School: Nelson DeMille

Kingbird Highway: Kenn Kaufman

Necroscope: Brian Lumley (Re-Read)

The Long Walk: Stephen King as Richard Bachman

Still Working:

Heavy Time: C.J. Cherryh (Re-Read)

Desperation: Stephen King

Lunatic Cafe: Laurell K. Hamilton (Re-Read)

Double Dead: Chuck Wendig

Arthurian Book of Days: Caitlin and John Matthews

King Arthur: Christopher Hibbert

Books Read April 2019

(I’m including short stories in here because I am incapable of finishing a short story collection in a month.)

Finished:

Love in the Time of Global Warming: Francesca Lia Block

The Collector: Titanborn Universe Book Zero: Rhett Bruno

Parable of the Sower: Octavia Butler

The Laughing Corpse: Laurell K. Hamilton

A friend’s amazing zombie book

The Beast in the Cave: HP Lovecraft

The Alchemist: HP Lovecraft

The Tomb: HP Lovecraft

Dagon: HP Lovecraft

The Big Flash: Norman Spinrad

Circus of the Damned: Laurell K. Hamilton (re-read)

Goblin Slayer vol. 3: Kumo Kagyu

Currently Reading:

King Arthur: Christopher Hibbert

Desperation: Stephen King

Arthurian Book of Days: Caitlin and John Matthews

Started:

Heavy Time: CJ Cherryh (re-read)

Double Dead: Chuck Wendig

Favorites:

1. Parable of the Sower: Octavia Butler

2. Heavy Time: CJ Cherryh

Books Read March 2019

Books Finished

Strength to Let Go: Tales of the Werewolf Tribes Book One: Alina Popescu

The Cruel Prince: Holly Black

The Lost Sisters: Holly Black

The Wicked King: Holly Black

Red Queen: Victoria Aveyard

Still Working

Goblin Slayer vol. 3

Parable of the Sower: Octavia Butler

King Arthur: Christopher Hibbert

The Laughing Corpse: Laurell K. Hamilton

Arthurian Book of Days: Caitlin and John Matthews

Books Started

Love in the Time of Global Warming: Francesca Lia Block

Desperation: Stephen King

Hope Nation: Rose Brock

Favorites

Still The Parable of the Sower: Octavia Butler

Love in the Time of Global Warming reminds me of her other book Primavera.

Books Read February 2019

Books Finished

Giovanni’s Room: James Baldwin

Binti: The Night Masquerade: Nnedi Okorafor

Relic of the Mad Poet: A Journey to the Tree Of Sorrows Story: E. H. Robinson

Battle Angel Alita Vol. 6: Yukito Kishiro (re-read)

Battle Angel Alita Vol. 7: Yukito Kishiro (re-read)

Battle Angel Alita Vol. 8: Yukito Kishiro (re-read)

Battle Angel Alita Vol. 9: Yukito Kishiro (re-read)

Battle Angel Alita Mars Chronicle Vol. 2: Yukito Kishiro

Berserk Vol. 2: Kentaro Miura

Still Working

Arthurian Book of Days: Caitlin and John Matthews

The Laughing Corpse: Laurell K. Hamilton

King Arthur: Christopher Hibbert

Parable of the Sower: Octavia Butler

Goblin Slayer Vol. 3: Kumo Kagyu

Books Started

Strength to Let Go: Tales of the Werewolf Tribes Book One: Alina Popescu

Runes for Beginners: A Guide to Reading Runes In Divination, Rune Magic, and the Meaning of the Elder Futhark Runes: Lisa Chamberlain

Favorites

Berserk

Giovanni’s Room

Parable of the Sower

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I didn’t get a lot of reading done this month for the same reasons I didn’t get a lot of writing done. I spent 2 weeks doing nothing but home repairs. I fucking hate home repair/improvement, whatever you want to call it. Painting, plumbing, electricity. All the small trees cut down in the back yard. I am DONE with home stuff. Just let me do the dishes and leave me alone!

See these pliers? They’ve seen some shit. We are battle buddies. These pliers are my best friend now. If there’s a fire, I am grabbing them before I grab my cats. That is how much they mean to me now.

Books Read January 2019

Books Finished:

Of Children, and Houses, and Hope: Aliette De Bodard

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: George R. R. Martin

In Morningstar’s Shadow: Aliette De Bodard

Every River Runs To Salt: Rachael K. Jones

Guilty Pleasures: Laurell K. Hamilton (re-read)

Beauty: Laurell K. Hamilton (re-read)

Shutdown: Laurell K. Hamilton

The Beasts Who Fought For Fairyland Until the Very End and Further Still: Catherynne M. Valente

Wounded: Laurell K. Hamilton

Goblin Slayer Vol. 2: Kumo Kagyu

Books Started:

The Arthurian Book of Days: Caitlin and John Matthews

The Laughing Corpse: Laurell K. Hamilton

King Arthur: Christopher Hibbert

Parable of the Sower: Octavia E. Butler

Favorites 🙂

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Every River Runs to Salt

Parable of the Sower

Books Read December 2018

(I tried doing this back in 2017 and back in 2009, keeping a record of all the books I’ve read throughout the month. This is just a list, not a review or ranking system. Does not include magazines, does include comics and manga. Does not count books I have started and am currently reading, only books that I finished.)

Goblin Slayer vol. 1: Kumo Kagyu

Daughter of the Blood: Anne Bishop

Battle Angel Alita vol. 5: Yukito Kishiro

Battle Angel Alita Mars Chronicle vol. 1: Yukito Kishiro

Too Wyrd, Runespells #1: Sarah Buhrman

Magpie: A Collection Of Really Short Stories: Carrie Mumford

Pisces-Silver Blood Collection: D.N. Leo