My goal was to read 52 books in 2011. I listed the books here. While I didn’t manage the whole 52, I did a few books better than last year. It’s also fun to see my true crime/faeries/nonfiction phases. This list does not include reading The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales to my kids 600,000 times. Which it should. Oh, it totally should.
1. Shoes Hair Nails by Deborah Batterman
2. “This Is The Zodiac Speaking” Into The Mind of a Serial Killer by Michael D. Kelleher and David Van Nuys
3. The Courage to be Rich: Creating a Life of Material and Spiritual Abundance by Suze Orman
4. The Devil’s Rooming House: The True Story of America’s Deadliest Female Serial Killer by M. William Phelps
5. Bite Me: A Love Story by Christopher Moore
6. The Red Parts by Maggie Nelson
7. Fairies 101: An Introduction to Connecting, Working, and Healing with the Fairies and Other Elementals by Doreen Virtue
8. The Mammoth Book of True Hauntings edited by Peter Haining
9. The Bear in a Muddy Tutu by Cole Alpaugh
10. Hunt for the Skinwalker: Science Confronts the Unexplained at a Remote Ranch in Utah by Colm A. Kelleher and George Knapp
11. Never Throw Rice at a Pisces by Stacey Wolf
12. When The Ghost Screams: True Stories of Victims Who Haunt by Leslie Rule
12. Faeries by Brian Froud
13. Good Faeries, Bad Faeries by Brian Froud
14. Unholy Messenger: The Life and Times of the BTK Serial Killer by Stephen Singular
15. Ghosts Doing The Orange Dance by Paul Park
16. Get It Done When You’re Depressed by Julie A. Fast and John D. Preston
17. One for Sorrow by Christopher Barzak
18. John Dies at the End by David Wong
19. Killer Priest: The Crimes, Trial, and Execution of Father Hans Schmidt by Mark Gado
20, Your Neighborhood Gives Me the Creeps by Adam Selzer
21. Hell House and Other True Hauntings From Around the World by Alison Rattle and Allison Vale
22. Boy by Roald Dahl.
23. Halloween Night Fever: End of the Long Walk by Dan Graffeo
24. Ghost, Interrupted by Sonia Singh
25. The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum
26. Cold Black Hearts by Jeffrey J. Mariotte
27. Mrs. Peregrin’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
28. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
29. The Faggiest Vampire by Carlton Mellick III
30. Werewolves and Shapeshifters: Encounters With The Beast Within edited by John Skipp
31. Demons: Encounters with the Devil and His Minions, Fallen Angels, and the Possessed
32. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
33. The Last Unicorn Graphic Novel by Peter S. Beagle, Peter Gillis, Renae DeLiz, and Ray Dillon
34. You Can’t Catch Me and Other Twice Told Tales by Michael Cadnum
35. Booklife by Jeff VanderMeer
36. Kill the Dead: A Sandman Slim Novel by Richard Kadrey
37. The Prodigal’s Foole by R.B. Wood
38. Shock Totem: Holiday Tales of the Macabre and Twisted by the ST crew and guests
39. Curly Girl: The Handbook by Lorraine Massey
40. Daughters In Thy Kingdom: The History and Work of Relief Society published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
41. The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories Volume 1 by HitRecord and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Wow. I thought for sure I would have read at least one of these, but no.
Really? Not one? Not even THE LAST UNICORN? You monster!
Oh, you brought a big, big smile to my face today. And I have finally stopped coughing (yes, a touch of bronchitis) enough to write a few words of gratitude re: the circle of inspired/inspiring writers that I’ve begun to find myself in over the past year.
It’s so nice to look back at a list of what you’ve read at the end of the year – it certainly brings a sense of accomplishment. And so much that I can imagine you learned a lot from! Great list, Mercedes!
Deborah, you know how wild I am about your collection! It was absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for letting me read it. 🙂
Ha, it does make me feel good, littlegirl! I also realize that I don’t get to read for pleasure nearly as much as I’d like to. I’m off to a good start this year. 🙂