Monday 15 July 2013

Reading round-up for 2013

I know it's slightly over the halfway point in the year, but I thought I'd do a little update on my reading so far and offer up an "in progress" Top 10.

So far this year I've read 32 books (not including Steve Byrne's "Phoenix", which I'm currently reading), the bulk of them horror (at 34%).

At this point, my Top 10 consists of:

1 Joyland, by Stephen King
2 Path Of Needles, by Alison Littlewood
3 The Bones Of You (early read), by Gary McMahon
4 Is This Love? (critique), by Sue Moorcroft
5 Stir Of Echoes, by Richard Matheson
6 The Fox, by Conrad Williams (this is horror chapbook)
7 Urban Occult (anthology), edited by Colin F Barnes
8 Riders On The Storm (critique), by Simon Bestwick
9 Everett Smiles, by Neil Buchanan
10 The Jungle, by Conrad Williams (nightjar press chapbook)

special mention to Stephen Volk's "Whitstable", which was my co-book of the year in 2012, even though it wasn't published until May of this year.

On the non-fiction side, my Top 5 looks like this:

1 Parallel Lives: Blondie, by Dick Porter & Kris Needs
2 The Making Of Scarface, by David Taylor
3 The Star Wars Archives, by Mark Cotta Vaz
4 How To Make Love Like A Porn Star, by Jenna Jameson
5 The Art Of Return Of The Jedi, edited by Carol Titelman

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