Books read 2012

Books I’ve Read in 2012

1. The Murder Room: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World’s Most Perplexing Cold Cases by Michael Capuzzo

2. Blue Nights by Joan Didion

3. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

4. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

5. In the Realms of the Unreal, edited by John G. H. Oakes

6. The Monster in the Box by Ruth Rendell

7. Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness by Pete Early

8. The Strange Case of Edward Gorey by Alexander Theroux

9. Angry Women, RE/Search #13*

10. Portobello Road by Ruth Rendell

11. Sybil Exposed: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personality Case by Debbie Nathan

12. Just Kids by Patti Smith

13. God’s Lunatics by Michael Largo **

14. Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman

15. Eyeballs Growing All Over Me… Again by Tony Rauch

16. Her Last Death: A Memoir by Susanna Sonnenberg

17. I Hate Myself and Want to Die: The 52 Most Depressing Songs You’ve Ever Heard by Tom Reynolds

18. The Cannibal’s Guide to Ethical Living by Mykle Hansen

19. Hunger by Knut Hamsun ***

20. The Ends of Our Tethers by Alasdair Gray ***

21. The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout, Ph.D

22. Tell-All by Chuck Palahniuk

23. Take the Long Way Home by Brian Keene

24. Oikos by Adam Moorad

25. Clinical, Brutal: An Anthology of Writing with Guts, edited by Christopher Nosnibor

26. Talking with Serial Killers: The Most Evil People in the World Tell Their Own Stories by Christopher Berry-Dee

27. Evil Genes: Why Rome Fell, Hitler Rose, Enron Failed, and My Sister Stole My Mother’s Boyfriend by Barbara Oakley

28. This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike. by Augusten Burroughs

29. The Rules of the Tunnel: A Brief Period of Madness by Ned Zeman

30. Deadfall Hotel by Steve Rasnic Tem

31. Chasing Graveyard Ghosts by Melba Goodwyn

32. Gardens of Earthly Delight by George Williams***

33. Placenta of Love by Spike Marlowe

34. The Crud Masters by Justin Grimbol

35. Trashland a Go-Go by Constance Fitzgerald

36. A Hollow Cube Is a Lonely Place by S.D. Foster

37. Down in the Zero by Andrew Vachss

38. Drukija: Countess of Blood and Hidden Lyrics of the Left Hand, graphic novels by Glenn Danzig

39. Brain Cheese Buffet by Edward Lee

40. Carnal Surgery by Edward Lee***

41. Editorial by Arthur Graham

42. The Plight House by Jason Hrivnak

43. Born Bad: Collected Stories by Andrew Vachss

44. Most Outrageous: The Trials and Trespasses of Dwaine Tinsley and Chester the Molester by Bob Levin

45. A Greater Monster by David David Katzman

46. The Woman Who Wasn’t There: The True Story of an Incredible Deception by Robin Gaby Fisher and Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr.

47. Her Husband: Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath–A Marriage by Diane Middlebrook

48. Automatic Safe Dog by Jet McDonald

49. Grandma Gets Laid by Ken Shakin

50. <em>Necro Files edited by Cheryl Mullenax

51. King of the Perverts by Steve Lowe

52. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale

53. Everybody Pays: Stories by Andrew Vachss

54. Intercourse by Andrea Dworkin

55. Edie: American Girl by Jean Stein

56. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby (a re-read)

57. Piercing the Darkness: Undercover with Vampires in America Today by Katherine Ramsland (a re-read)

58. The Peep Diaries: How We’re Learning to Love Watching Ourselves and Our Neighbors by Hal Niedzviecki

59. Masters of True Crime: Chilling Stories of Murder and the Macabre, edited by R. Barri Flowers

60. The Ghosts on 87th Lane: A True Story by M. I. Woelm

61. Hostage to the Devil: The Possession and Exorcism of Five Contemporary Americans by Malachi Martin

62. The Girl’s Guide to Homelessness: A Memoir by Brianna Karp




* technically an odd book but the content is so dated it would be a largely uninteresting book discussion
** stopped reading because of gross inaccuracies
*** reread because I waited too long to discuss the book and needed to refresh my memory


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