#1162 – 2012 Book List

I usually don’t keep track of the books I read but since I got a Kindle last Christmas I decided to keep a list this year. Overall I read a total of 84 books in 2012, including 40 sci-fi/fantasy, 19 historical fiction/non-fiction, and 40 with gay main characters. There’s a good spattering of horror and short story collections in there as well. All in all, a very good year. List below:

  1. Disturbed By Her Song – Tanith Lee
  2. Wilde Stories 2010 – Steve Berman
  3. Tryskadecollections – Steve Berman
  4. Wilde Stories 2011 – Steve Berman
  5. Overqualified – Joey Comeau
  6. One Bloody Thing After Another – Joey Comeau
  7. Elric Book 2: Sailor on the Sea of Fate – Michael Moorcock
  8. Elric Book 3: The Weird of the White Wolf – Michael Moorcock
  9. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
  10. The Children of Odin: The Book of Northern Myths
  11. Loki – Mike Vasich
  12. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
  13. Hell’s Pawn – Jay Bell
  14. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal – Christopher Moore
  15. Kindred Hearts – Rowan Speedwell
  16. Elric Book 4: The Vanishing Tower – Michael Moorcock
  17. Under the Poppy – Kathe Koja
  18. Aisling Book 1: Guardian – Carole Cummings
  19. Aisling Book 2: Dream – Carole Cummings
  20. Aisling Book 3: Beloved Son – Carole Cummings
  21. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
  22. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
  23. Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
  24. Elric Book 5: The Bane of the Black Sword – Michael Moorcock
  25. Blackbringer – Laini Taylor
  26. Horror Business – Ryan Bradford
  27. Machine of Death – Ryan North, et. al.
  28. Heart Shaped Box – Joe Hill
  29. Red Sonja Book 1: The Ring of Ikribu
  30. Martyrs and Monsters – Robert Dunbar
  31. Time Cat – Lloyd Alexander
  32. Tailchaser’s Song – Tad Williams
  33. The Fierce and Unforgiving Muse – Gregory L Norris
  34. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – Seth Grahame-Smith
  35. The Door Into Summer – Robert Heinlein
  36. Job: A Comedy of Justice – Robert Heinlein
  37. The Year of Living Biblically – A.J. Jacobs
  38. Fairies, Princes, and Fairy Princes – A. R. Jarvis
  39. If It Ain’t Love – Tamara Allen
  40. The Last Lovers on Earth – Charles Ortleb
  41. Under the Sun and Moon – A.R. Jarvis
  42. Iron Peter – Charles Ortleb
  43. First You Fall – Scott Sherman
  44. Stasis – Kim Fielding
  45. Dreamer – Sara Amundson
  46. Small Deaths – John F.D Taff
  47. Best New Vampire Tales (Vol. 1) Michael Laimo, et. al.
  48. Night Shift – Stephen King
  49. We Have Always Lived in the Castle – Shirley Jackson
  50. The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson
  51. Whistling in the Dark – Tamara Allen
  52. The Only Gold – Tamara Allen
  53. Shadow Show: All New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury – various
  54. The Absolutist – John Boyne
  55. At Swim, Two Boys – Jamie O’Neill
  56. Downtime – Tamara Allen
  57. The Painting – F Wallace
  58. As Meat Loves Salt – Maria McCann
  59. The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov – Paul Russell
  60. Wilde Stories 2012 – Steve Berman
  61. The German – Lee Thomas
  62. The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals – Richard Plant
  63. Myths and Magic: Legends of Love – various
  64. Moffie – Andre Carl van der Werme
  65. Always There – Megan Derr
  66. China Mountain Zhang – Maureen McHugh
  67. Mothers and Other Monsters – Maureen McHugh
  68. The Story of the Night – Colm Toibin
  69. The Charioteer – Mary Renault
  70. Maurice – E.M. Forster
  71. The Stranger’s Child – Alan Hollinghurst
  72. The City and the Pillar – Gore Vidal
  73. Veins – Drew
  74. To Reign in Hell – Steven Brust
  75. The Amber Chronicles Book 1: Nine Princes in Amber – Roger Zelazny
  76. The Amber Chronicles Book 2: The Guns of Avalon – Roger Zelazny
  77. The Amber Chronicles Book  3: The Sign of the Unicorn – Roger Zelazny
  78. The Amber Chronicles Book  4: The Hand of Oberon – Roger Zelazny
  79. The Amber Chronicles Book 5: The Courts of Chaos – Roger Zelazny
  80. Leather to the Corinthians – Tom Lucas
  81. Red Country – Joe Abercrombie
  82. The Heroes – Joe Abercrombie
  83. The First Law Book 1: The Blade Itself – Joe Abercrombie
  84. The First Law Book 2:Before They Are Hanged – Joe Abercrombie
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10 thoughts on “#1162 – 2012 Book List

  1. An impressive list there, OF. I’ve read The Haunting of Hill House and I absolutely love the 1963 film with Clare Bloom. One of the eeriest films ever. 😳 And I’m now reading The Charioteer. Wonderful book.

    • I loved The Haunting of Hill House, though I liked We Have Always Lived in the Castle even more. She’s such a masterful writer. And aaahh, The Charioteer is WONDERFUL. I simply devoured that book. I’d also highly recommend At Swim, Two Boys and The Absolutist, as well as The German. None of them are particularly, er…. HAPPY…. but they were easily in my top five of the year. Historical fiction at its finest.

  2. I love my Kindle for shorts and novellas. I’ve also picked through many of the free classics.

    You’ve read a lot!

    Jenna

    • If you like dark, violent fantasy where no one’s really a good guy, and several bad guys could be considered good under the right circumstances, then I can’t recommend him enough. His world is gritty and realistic, his writing engaging and humorous even in the midst of battle or mayhem. I’ve loved everything I’ve read by him so far. You don’t necessarily need to have read The First Law trilogy to read his other books (stand alones set in the same universe) but certain characters do come and go. I read his stand alones first and enjoyed them all immensely, and am now finishing up the First Law trilogy and am enjoying it just as much.

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