Monday, December 29, 2014

Reading List: 65 Books to Madness

This year--like every year-- I vowed to read 52 books. I like to have a healthy mix of fiction and poetry, but this year, I wanted to add in some nonfiction, some drama, and most importantly, tons of graphic novels. In fact, this was the year where I sat myself down and said "Stephanie, we're going to accept that we love comics and we're going to jump in and read a bunch this year. No more putting it off." So that's exactly what I did, and I loved it! In fact, I plan on finishing my three favorite series next year: The Sandman, Locke and Key, and Batman: Arkham Unhinged.


Now here is my reading list for 2014--you'll see I beat my yearly goal of 52.
  • My favorite novel was: Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie
  • My favorite poetry collection was: The Pleasures of the Damned by Charles Bukowski
Next year, I'm going to vow to read more classic literature and start reading memoirs. We'll see how I do!


1.      Embrace the Hideous Immaculate by Chad Hensley
2.      Orchid Carousals by Lucy A. Snyder
3.      How to be a Wicked Witch: Good Spells, Charms, Potions and Notions for Bad Days by Patricia J. Telesco
4.      The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker
5.      Black Box Theater as Abandoned Zoo by Dana Elkun
6.      A Pilgrim’s Guide to Chaos in the Heartland by Jessica Goodfellow
7.      Old Man Scratch by Rio Youers
8.      Down the Road by Lee Blessing
9.      Ink by Damien Walters Grintalis
10.  NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
11.  Ruins of the Heart by Rumi
12.  30 Days of Night, Vol.6: Spreading the Disease by Steve Niles
13.  Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation by Tim Hamilton, Ray Bradbury
14.  We are Three by Rumi
15.  Wilderness by Jim Morrison
16.  Notes from the Cathouse by Jack Ketchum
17.  Hair Side, Flesh Side by Helen Marshall
18.  The Woman by Jack Ketchum
19.  Female Serial Killers by Peter Vronsky
20.  Kin by Kealan Patrick Burke
21.  Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
22.  Barfodder by Rain Graves
23.  The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
24.  Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie
25.  Bird Box by Josh Malerman
26.  The Pleasures of the Damned by Charles Bukowski
27.  Halloween, New Poems edited by Al Sarrantonio
28.  Jabberwocky and Other Poems by Lewis Carroll
29.  Doubt, A Parable by John Patrick Shanley
30.  The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
31.  Tales of Jack the Ripper edited by Ross E. Lockhart
32.  100 Love Sonnets by Pablo Neruda
33.  The Troop by Nick Cutter
34.  Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
35.  Hot Metal Tonic by Ron Gavalik
36.  Mister B. Gone by Clive Barker
37.  Songs of Ophelia by Theodora Gross
38.  The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
39.  Snowblind by Christopher Golden
40.  The Book of Goodbyes by Jillian Weise
41.  Cosmopolitan Greetings by Allen Ginsberg
42.  The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll’s House by Neil Gaiman
43.  Locke and Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill
44.  Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
45.  Swam Thing, Vol. 1: Saga of the Swamp Thing by Alan Moore
46.  Batman: Arkham Asylum- A serious House on Serious Earth by Grant Morrison
47.  Put Your Hands in by Chris Hosea
48.  The Sandman, Vol. 3: Dream Country by Neil Gaiman
49.  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
50.  30 Days of Night, Vol. 7: Eben and Stella by Steve Niles
51.  The Sandman, Vol. 4: Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman
52.  Locke and Key, Vol. 2: Head Games by Joe Hill
53.  The Sandman, Vol. 5: A Game of You
54.  Prophets by Peter Adam Salomon
55.  Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
56.  100 Bullets by Brian Azzarello
57.  Lucifer, Vol. 1: Devil in the Gateway by Mike Carey
58.  Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
59.  Batman: Arkham Unhinged, Vol. 3 by Derek Fridolfs
60.  The Tent by Kealan Patrick Burke
61.  Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb
62.  Horns by Joe Hill
63.  Batman: Arkham Unhinged, Vol. 2 by Derek Fridolfs
64.  The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway
65.  Batman: Arkham Unhinged, Vol. 4. By Derek Fridolfs