Saturday, January 2, 2010

Books Read in 2009

I've been keeping a list of the books I read for about the past 3 years now. There were way too many good books to boil it down to a top 10 list. I've put an asterisk next to ones I particularly enjoyed. Number 111 is also, curiously, missing. I probably blacked out for a week or something.

1. Salmonella Man on Planet Porno by Yasutaka Tsutsui*
2. Population Zero by Wrath James White*
3. Apeshit by Carlton Mellick III*
4. Hero by Wrath James White and J.F. Gonzalez*
5. Eyeheart Everything by Mykle Hansen*
6. Hunting Zoe by Steve Gerlach
7. Different Seasons by Trever Palmer
8. Gun Work by David J. Schow*
9. Severance Package by Duane Swiercynski
10. The Dog of the Marriage by Amy Hempel
11. The Last Call of Mourning by Charles L. Grant
12. Jake’s Wake by John Skipp and Cody Goodfellow*
13. Transmetropolitan Volume 1 by Warren Ellis*
14. The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
15. Midnight Blues- Brian Knight
16. Passenger- Ronald Damien Malfi*
17.Cognitive Behavioral Therapy- Tao Lin
18. Saying Uncle- Greg F. Gifune
19. Bed by Tao Lin
20. Bloodstone by Nate Kenyon
21. The Dead Fish Museum by Charles D’Ambrosio
22. Castaways by Brian Keene
23. Summer of Night by Dan Simmons*
24. A Winter Haunting by Dan Simmons
25. Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 by Warren Ellis*
26. Jenna Sighed by Michael McBride
27. Children of Chaos by Greg F. Gifune*
28. Post Office by Charles Bukowski*
29. Discarded Blessings by James A. Moore
30. Judas Goat by Greg F. Gifune
31. Gun Monkeys by Victor Gischler
32. New Dark Voices 2 by Brian Keene (ed.)
33. Injustice by Steve Gerlach
34. The Egg Man by Carlton Mellick III
35. Remains by Michael McBride
36. Shackled by Ray Garton
37. Clown Girl by Monica Drake
38. Amber Rising by Steve Gerlach
39. Rant by Chuck Palahniuk (audio)*
40. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (audio)
41. 2666 by Robert Bolano*
42. The Damned by William Ollie
43. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (audio)
44. Love Lies Dying by Steve Gerlach
45. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (audio)*
46. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll (audio)
47. Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (audio)
48. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (audio)
49. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers (audio)
50. Sky Tongues by Gina Ranalli
51. Unhappy Endings by Brian Keene
52. The Golem by Edward Lee
53. The Faggiest Vampire by Carlton Mellick III*
54. Shatnerquake by Jeff Burk
55. Bust by Ken Bruen and Jason Starr
56. Watchmen by Alan Moore
57. The Max by Ken Bruen and Jason Starr
58. The Restraint of Beasts by Magnus Mills*
59. Kockroach by Tyler Knox
60. Washer Mouth by Kevin L. Donihe*
61. Benjamin’s Parasite by Jeff Strand*
62. All Heads Turn as the Hunt Goes By by John Farris
63. Cover by Jack Ketchum
64. Miranda by John R. Little
65. Redemption Roadshow by Weston Ochse
66. The Ark Sakura by Kobo Abe
67. Pressure by Jeff Strand*
68. Reservoir Gods by Brian Knight
69. My Work is Not Yet Done by Thomas Ligotti*
70. Don of the Dead by Nick Cato*
71. Up in Honey’s Room by Elmore Leonard (audio)
72. The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster (audio)*
73. Moby Dick by Herman Melville (audio)
74. Blood in Electric Blue by Greg Gifune
75. The Shore by Robert Dunbar
76. A Laymon Kind of Night by Mark Allan Gunnells
77. Swarm of Flying Eyeballs by Gina Ranalli
78. Savage Night by Jim Thompson
79. The Reach by Nate Kenyon
80. The Bone Factory by Nate Kenyon
81. Sacrifice by John Everson
82. Vendetta by James A. Moore
83. The Possibility of an Island by Michel Houllebecq
84. The Girl on the Refrigerator by Etger Keret
85. Urban Gothic by Brian Keene
86. Far Dark Fields by Gary Braunbeck
87. Lake Mountain by Steve Gerlach
88. The Nocturne by Steve Gerlach
89. The Quick Red Fox by John D. MacDonald
90. Dark Hearts by Brain Keene and Cassandra Keene
91. Quake by Richard Laymon
92. Ghost Soldiers by James Tate*
93. Trolley No. 1852 by Edward Lee*
94. Half-Sick of Shadows by Graham Masterton*
95. The Severed Nose by Jeff Strand*
96. A Deadly Shade of Gold by John D. MacDonald
97. Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon (audio)
98. Peckinpah by D. Harlan Wilson*
99. Light Boxes by Shane Jones*
100. Bust Down the Door and Eat All the Chickens #7 Edited by Bradley Sands
101. Vampires a Go-Go by Victor Gischler
102 Conversations with My Hair by Russell Bradbury Carlin(audio)
103. Sideshow P.I.: The Devil’s Garden by Nathaniel Lambert and Kevin Sweeney*
104. Enchanted Night by Steven Millhauser*
105. Flesh by Richard Laymon
106. Infected by Scott Sigler (audio)
107. Scarecrow Gods by Weston Ochse*
108. House of Fallen Trees by Gina Ranalli*
109. Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis (audio)*
110. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (audio)
112. After the Quake by Haruki Murakami (audio)*
113. Carmilla by Sherida LeFanu (audio)
114. His Father’s Son by Bentley Little*
115. Mama Fish by Rio Youers*
116. The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave*
117. The Girl in the Woods by David Jack Bell
118. Boons/The Camp by David Ohle*
119. Kingdom of Shadows by Greg F. Gifune
120. Fistful of Feet by Jordan Krall*
121. Lexical Funk by Daniel Clausen
122. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty (audio)*
123. A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel (audio)
124. Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving*
125. Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon (audio) -Still haven't finished listening to this yet.
126. Under the Dome by Stephen King*
127. The Cyesologniac by Edward Lee
128. Black Butterflies by Kurt Newton
129. Eee Eeee Eee by Tao Lin*
130. As I Was Cutting by L.V. Rautenbaumgrabner*
131. Broken Skin by Nate Southard
132. Stories in the Worst Way- Gary Lutz
133. AM/PM by Amelia Gray*
134. Devil’s Marionette by Maurice Broaddus


Chris Bowsman said...

Good lord... I thought I read a lot, and my list is probably 1/2 of yours, if that.

Andy said...

I don't watch a lot of tv. And I'm able to listen to audio books at work. That helps a lot.

Cameron Pierce said...

Awesome list! You've listed a number of books I hope to get around to this year.

Chris Bowsman said...

I forgot about audio stuff. Yeah, that would certainly up my numbers a bit, too.

My goal for the year is 100 print or e-books.

BTW, the security word here is one of the best words I've ever seen: "shated." It's like a combo of "shat" and "hated."

Andy said...

Chris-one of the most vicious forms of defecation is a hate shit.

Cameron-don't bother reading them. I can give you the short version.

Anonymous said...

Very impressive list! Puts me to shame for sure.

Were any of these re-reads? Or was 2009 really the first time ever that you read all of these, particularly the classics?

Andy said...

I don't reread a lot of books. I think the only things on this list that are rereads are: The King in Yellow, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Post Office.