Reading List

This is just a list of things that I have read in the past. I update it frequently to include books I’ve recently finished. I think that sometimes it helps to understand an author’s perspective if you take a look at the artistic influences in their lives at the time that a certain thing was written, so if you’ve read something I’ve written and get lost, take a look at this list. It might help you sort things out.


Until You by Sandra Marton

Vision in White by Nora Roberts

Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts

Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts

Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts

Fifty Shades Darker by EL James

Fifty Shades Freed by EL James

Destined by Brenda K. Davies

Awakened by Brenda K. Davies

The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr.


On Basilisk Station by David Wever

The Honor of the Queen by David Weber

The Short Victorious War by David Weber

Filed of Dishonor by David Weber

Flag in Exile by David Weber

Honor Among Enemies by David Weber

In Enemy Hands by David Weber

Echoes of Honor by David Weber

Ashes of Victory by David Weber

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo

Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James

Greywalker by Kat Richardson

Heku by TM Nielsen

Valle by TM Nielsen

Encala by TM Nielsen

Equites by TM Nielsen

My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf

11/22/63 by Stephen King

Vampire Apocalypse: A World Torn Asunder by Derek Gunn (Not a recommendation. It was free, it started out great, plummeted into terrible after a couple of chapters)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins


As You Do by Richard Hammond

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Varney the Vampire by Thomas Preskett Prest

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold

Merrick by Anne Rice

Throwaway by Heather Huffman

Bob Moore: No Hero by Tom Andry

Graveyard Games by Sheri Leigh

The Keeping by Nicky Charles

The Finding by Nicky Charles

The Mating by Nicky Charles

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

The Kinshield Legacy by K.C. May

Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay

A Dog Named Slugger by Leigh Brill

Get Some by Daniel Birch

House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo

Whirl of the Wheel by Catherine Condie

On Writing Horror edited by Mort Castle

Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker

The Vampyre by John William Polidori

A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin

Write That Book Already! By Sam Barry and Kathi Kamen Goldmark

The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing



Heat Wave by Richard Castle

Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan

Dexter is Delicious by Jeff Lindsay

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

Betrayed by P.C. and Kristin Cast

Marked by P.C. and Kristin Cast

House of Many Ways by Diana Wynn Jones

Trading in Danger by Elizabeth Moon

Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Don’t Dump the Dog by Randy Grim

Sushi for One by Camy Tang

A Bride Most Begrudging by Deanne Gist

An Inconvenient Marriage by Ruth Ann Nordin

Trading in Danger by Elizabeth Moon

Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K. Hamilton

A Lick of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton

Mistral’s Kiss by Laurell K. Hamilton

A Stroke of Midnight by Laurell K. Hamilton (Still can’t believe that I continue to read this series)

Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders (Read this when I was small. Found it on Project Gutenberg and am reading it again now.

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Lord Braybrook’s Penniless Bride by Elizabeth Rolls

A Compromised Lady by Elizabeth Rolls

The Brass Bed by Jennifer Stevenson


Dexter by Design by Jeff Lindsay

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Seduced by Moonlight by Laurell K. Hamilton

A Caress of Twilight by Laurell K. Hamilton

A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton

Blindsight by Peter Watts

Serial by Jack Kilborn and Blake Crouch

Fruits Basket 23 by Natsuki Takaya

Red River 23 by Chie Shinohara

Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Sunday at Home by Nathaniel Hawthorne

When Skateboards Will Be Free by Said Sayrafiezadeh

The Vagrants by Yiyun Li

Grayfriars Bobby by Eleanor Atkinson

The Wedding Knell by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Gray Champion by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Blood Engines by T. A. Pratt

Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan le Fanu

The Minister’s Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay

Death Masks by Jim Butcher

Ten Days In a Mad House by Nellie Bly

Dexter in the Dark by Jeff Lindsay

Summer Knight by Jim Butcher

The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Fool Moon by Jim Butcher

Grave Peril by Jim Butcher

The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death by Laurie Notaro

Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

Speed Dating by Nancy Warren

The Murder List by Julie Garwood

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch by B.J. Daniels

Snowbound by Janice Kay Johnson

Dancing in the Moonlight by RaeAnne Thayne

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow

Kiss Me Deadly by Michele Hauf

Baby Bonanza by Maureen Child

His Lady Mistress by Elizabeth Rolls

Irresistible Forces by Brenda Jackson

Price of Passion by Susan Napier

The Bride’s Baby by Liz Fielding

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Host by Stephanie Meyer

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

New Moon by Stephanie Meyer

Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer

Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer


Pattern Recognition by William Gibson

Traitor to the Blood by Barb and JC Hendee

Islands in the Net by Bruce Sterling

Vampire Hunter D: Tale of the Dead Town by Hideyuki Kikuchi

Vampire Hunter D: The Stuff of Dreams by Hideyuki Kikuchi

Lisey’s Story by Stephen King

Sabriel by Garth Nix

Lirael by Garth Nix

Abhorsen by Garth Nix

Eragon by Christopher Paollini

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 by Hunter S. Thompson

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

I am Legend by Richard Matheson

The Dark World by Henry Kuttner

The Complete Amber Sourcebook.

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynn Jones

Burning Chrome by William Gibson

The String of Pearls (the original story of Sweeney Todd)

And a plethora of short stories by various authors whose names are lost to me while Karl and I were sitting in the local java joint drinking coffee and discussing the meaning of life, while trying to force our writing careers into some sort of direction.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Red River volumes 14-18 by Chie Shinohara

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Claymore volume 8

xxxHolic volume 9

Berserk volumes 2-5

Finished reading Dawn by Octavia Butler

Adulthood Rites by Octavia Butler

Imago by Octavia Butler

Claymore volume 7

Beauty’s Punishment by Anne Rice

Berserk volume 1

Claymore volume 6

Red River volumes 8-14

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence After the Long Goodbye by Masaki Yamada

Fruits Basket volume 16 by Natsuki Takuya

Claymore volume 5


Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

Red River volumes 5-7 by Chie Shinohara

Fruits Basket volume 15 by Natsuki Takuya

xxxHolic volume 8 by CLAMP

Claymore volume 4

No Exit by Jean Paul Sartre

The Flies by Jean Paul Sartre

Electra by Sophocles

Meditations on First Philosophy by Rene Descartes

Claymore volume 3

Ghost in the Shell: The Lost Memory by Junichi Fujisaku

Red River Volume 4 by Chie Shinohara

Maximum Ride: School’s Out Forever by James Patterson

Antigone by Sophocles

The Republic by Plato

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler

Maximum Ride by James Patterson

Red River volumes 1-3 by Chie Shinohara

Vampire Hunter D: Raiser of the Gales by Hideyuki Kikuchi

xxxHolic volume 7 by Clamp

Claymore volumes 1-2 by Norihiro Yagi

The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett

Thud by Terry Pratchett

Blood: The Last Vampire – Night of the Beasts by Mamoru Oshii

Vampire Hunter D: by Hideyuki Kikuchi

Fruits Basket volumes 12 and 13

xxxHolic volumes 1-6


Fruits Basket volumes 7-11

Strike Sparks by Sharon Olds

Good Poems Edited by Garrison Keillor

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

This has been a long and busy quarter, I’ve done quite a bit of reading for my literature class. I’m still working on Anna Karenina

The Norton Anthology of Women in Literature by Sandra Gilmore and Susan Gubar

It has been brought to my attention that since this particular anthology is so large, simply saying I read it is a cop out, particularly when I did not read the entire thing, just most of it so.. here are the listings of what I read in this text

Selected Poems by Anne Bradstreet

The Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson

Selected letters to John Adams by Abigail Adams

Selected Poems by Phillis Wheatley

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft

Love and Freindship by Jane Austen

The Introduction to Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Selected Speeches by Sojourner Truth

Woman in the Nineteenth Century by Margaret Fuller

Selected bits of Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Incident in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs

Selected parts of Cassandra by Florence Nightingale

Selected poems by Emily Dickinson

The Goblin Market by Christina Rosetti

Selections from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Diary by Alice James

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

22 Hyde Park Gate and excerpts from A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

How it Feels to be Colored Me by Zora Neale Hurston

Selected poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Birth by Anais Nin

Good Country People by Flannery O’Connor

Excerpts from I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

She Unnames Them by Ursula K. LeGuin

Selected poems by Adrienne Rich

Excerpts from Sula by Toni Morrison

Selected poems by Sylvia Plath

Selected poems by Audre Lorde

Snapshots of a Wedding by Bessie Head

No Name Woman by Maxine Hong Kingston

Selected poetry by Sharon Olds

And now you know why I haven’t been posting much since December.

The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich

Three Hands for Scorpio by Andre Norton

Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson

Gravitation: The Manga Volumes 10,11

Fruits Basket: The Manga Volumes 7,8


Sister of the Dead by Barb and J.C. Hendee

Gravitation: The Manga Volumes 1-9

Fruits Basket: The Manga Volumes 1-6

Different Hours by Stephen Dunn

Smoke by Dorianne Laux

Various other poetry related stuffs.

Chobits Manga volume 4, by Clamp

Rah-Xephon Manga volume 2.

Lots of news articles and other random shite.

Anna Karenina by Tolstoy. (I haven’t finished this yet. It may be a while, it’s a good, thick read.)

Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher

Best Friends, Worst Enemies by Michael Thompson and Catherine O’Neill Grace

The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands by Dr. Laura

Forgive for Good by Fred Luskin

Raising Cain by Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson

Chobits Manga volumes 1-3 by CLAMP

.hack//Legend of the Twilight Manga volumes 1-2

Rah-Xephon Manga volume 1

Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris (not recommended, couldn’t get past the third chapter)

Japanese for Dummies

The Last Light of the Sun by Guy Gavriel Kay

Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett

The Spiderwick Chronicles (Books 1-3) by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

Dhampir by Barb and J.C. Hendee

Thief of Lives by Barb and J.C. Hendee

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire

The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny A re-read, but a fun series to go back and read again, especially when in the midst of a diceless rpg campaign based on the books. 10 books in the series, the first is called Nine Princes in Amber if you’re interested.

Chaos and Amber by John Betancourt The first of a posthumously written prequel to Zelazny’s Chronicles of Amber. The third book is due out in September. So far, it’s interesting, but I’m not sure it’s worth the expense of buying it in hardback.

The Dawn of Amber by John Betancourt

Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves But Can’t Read, Write, or Add. by Charles J. Sykes

The Language Police by Diane Ravitch

The Truth by Terry Pratchett

Night Watch by Terry Pratchett

Grayfriars Bobby by Eleanor Atkinson

The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown I haven’t finished this one yet, but so far so good.

Doomsday Book by Connie Willis This is another favorite that’s good to go back and read once a year. Definitely on the list of top ten along with Tigana.


The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers

The Real America by Glenn Beck

The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon

The Mummy by Anne Rice (Just.. do not ask. I’m not a huge fan, but so far this one is actually a decent read)

Moonheart by Charles de Lint

Latin Can Be Fun by Georg Capellanus (It was on the bargain rack, looked entertaining. Friend of mine and I decided we could get a good laugh off the phrases contained herein)

Word Lover’s Dictionary: Unusual, Obscure and Preposterous Words by Josefa Heifetz (Oh come on, you would have picked it up too, for the title alone. Besides, every decent author should know some truly obscure words.)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

The Politics by Aristotle

Dune: House Harkonnen by Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

If All the Swords in England by Barbara Willard

The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien


I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

Stupid White Men… and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation by Michael Moore

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snickett (from A Series of Unfortunate Events)

Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett

Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay (re-read) Tigana happens to be one of my favorite books of all time. I go through and read it again about once a year, and it also happens to be the only book, of which I own a signed copy. I am, ofcourse, too afraid to touch this signed copy, so I read my well worn and old paperback instead. I might venture to read the signed copy, if my paperback ever falls apart. It’s shocking that it hasn’t done so already, as it’s being held together by a whim and a prayer.

Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice (another re-read)

The Silmarilian by J.R.R. Tolkien

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (another re-read)

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (a re-read, obviously)

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett

Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett

Eric by Terry Pratchett

Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett

A Painted House by John Grisham

The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

1984 by George Orwell

Pyramids by Terry Pratchett

Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Ringworld by Larry Niven

Pay it Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Best Science Fiction of 2001 Edited by Gardner Dozois

First King of Shannara by Terry Brooks

Arthur Rex by Thomas Berger

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathanial Hawthorne (This is a re-read)

It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It by Robert Fulghum

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Twilight of the Idols and The Anti-Christ by Frederik Nietzsche

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

How Psychotherapy Really Works by Willard Gaylin

The Green Hills of Earth and Other Stories by Robert Heinlein