Books

2019 in Books.

~Every link leads to an entry with basic information about the book, my favourite quotes and my review.
~The image I use is the edition I read.

♥♥♥ = Personal favourites I recommend.

NON-FICTION:

The Life of Our Lord by Charles Dickens. (7.5/10)+
♥♥♥ Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Cleopatra: A Life (PART 1---PART 2), by Stacy Schiff. (9/10)
♥♥♥ The Nobel Lecture by Bob Dylan. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Micromegas and Other Stories by Voltaire. (8/10):☼
♡♡♡ Wives, Submit Yourselves unto Your Own Husbands. (8/10)
The Mathematics of Love: Patterns, Proofs, and the Search for the Ultimate Equation by Hannah Fry. (7/10)
The Mothman Prophecies by John A. Keel. (6/10)
The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule. (7/10)
The Bro Code by Matt Kuhn (writing as Barney Stinson). (6/10)
♥♥♥ Lying by Sam Harris. (10/10)
♥♥♥ Books v. Cigarettes by George Orwell. (8.5/10):
♡♡♡ Books v. Cigarettes. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Bookshop Memories. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Confessions of a Book Reviewer. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Prevention of Literature. (9.5/10)
♡♡♡ My Country Right or Left. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ How the Poor Die. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Such, Such Were the Joys. (8.5/10)

♥♥♥ The Lady in the Van by Alan Bennett. (8/10)
♥♥♥ How the Zebra Got Its Stripes: Darwinian Stories Told Through Evolutionary Biology by Léo Grasset. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Devil and Tom Walker and Other Selected Stories (PART 1---PART 2), by Washington Irving:☼
♡♡♡ The Author's Account of Himself. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Voyage. (8.5/10)
♡ The Governor and the Notary. (8/10)
♡ The Grand Prairie—A Buffalo Hunt. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Rural Life in England. (9/10)
♡♡♡ The Art of Bookmaking. (9/10)
♡♡♡ The Mutability of Literature. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Rural Funerals. (9/10)
♡♡♡ Westminster Abbey. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Stratford on Avon. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Traits of Indian Character. (8/10)
♡♡♡ English and French Character. (8/10)
♡ The Tuileries and Windsor Castle. (7.5/10)

♥♥♥ The Street by Mordecai Richler. (8/10):
♡♡♡ Going Home Again. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Street. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Summer My Grandmother was Supposed to Die. (8.5/10)
♡ The Red Menace. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Main. (8.5/10)
♡ Pinky's Squealer. (7.5/10)
♡ Bambinger. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Benny, the War in Europe, and Myerson's Daughter Bella. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Making It with the Chicks. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Some Grist for Mervyn's Mill. (8.5/10)
♡ The War, Chaverim, and After. (7/10)

The Dark Side of Japan: Ancient Black Magic, Folklore, Ritual by Antony Cummins. (6.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Toronto Book of the Dead (PART 1---PART 2---PART 3), by Adam Bunch. (9/10)
The Cat in the Mysteries of Religion and Magic (PART 1---PART 2), by M. Oldfield Howey. (7/10)
♥♥♥ In Praise of Shadows by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (trans. by Thomas J. Harper and Edward G. Seidensticker). (9/10)
♥♥♥ The Rights of Man by H.G. Wells. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Four Horsemen: The Conversation That Sparked an Atheist Revolution by Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett (foreword by Stephen Fry). (8/10):
♡♡♡ The Hubris of Religion, The Humility of Science, and the Intellectual and Moral Courage of Atheism by Richard Dawkins. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Letting the Neighbours Know by Daniel C. Dennett. (8/10)
♡♡♡ In Good Company by Sam Harris. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Discussion by Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens. (8.5/10)

How to Think More About Sex by Alain de Botton. (7/10)

Series and Sequeled Works:

♥♥♥ Maus, A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman. (8.5/10)
Maus, A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman. (9/10)

--> Not only non-fiction included in the compendium, but only non-fiction listed here.
+ --> I list Holy Books (and their derivatives) in the non-fiction because that is the way they are intended by the authors, and not to reflect any personal belief.

FICTION:

NOVELS:

♥♥♥ The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood. (9/10)
♥♥♥ The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris. (8/10)☁♧
♥♥♥ The Royal Game (Chess) by Stefan Zweig. (8/10)
♥♥♥ It (PART 1---PART 2---PART 3), by Stephen King. (8.5/10)
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard. (4/10)☁♧
♥♥♥ The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman by Stefan Zweig. (8.5/10)
The Case Against Satan by Ray Russell. (7/10)
Slender Man by Anonymous. (6.5/10)
♥♥♥ Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson. (8/10)☁♧
South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Woman in Black by Susan Hill. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart. (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Vegetarian by Han Kang. (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Bone Mother by David Demchuk. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and Jim Kay. (9/10)
♥♥♥ Howards End (PART 1---PART 2), by E.M. Forster. (9.5/10)
♥♥♥ Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay. (8/10)
Rage by Stephen King (writing as Richard Bachman). (5.5/10)
The Shack by Wm. Paul Young. (4/10)
♥♥♥ The Neverending Story (PART 1---PART 2), by Michael Ende. (10/10)
Forrest Gump by Winston Groom. (7/10)
♥♥♥ Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Roverandom by J.R.R. Tolkien. (8.5/10)
Stallo (aka Shapeshifters) by Stefan Spjut. (6.5/10)
♥♥♥ Abel's Island by William Steig. (8.5/10)
Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera (translated by Lisa Dillman). (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Mary Poppins in the Kitchen: A Cookery Book with a Story by P.L. Travers. (7.5/10)
In the Tall Grass by Stephen King. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ There's a Hair in My Dirt!: A Worm Story by Gary Larson. (9/10)
♥♥♥ Les Enfants Terribles by Jean Cocteau. (9/10)
♥♥♥ How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired by Dany Laferrière (translated by David Homel). (8/10)
♥♥♥ James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. (9/10)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark. (7/10)

Series and Sequeled Works:

The Iron Man: A Children's Story in Five Nights by Ted Huges. (7.5/10)
The Iron Woman by Ted Huges. (7.5/10)

♥♥♥ The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie. (7.5/10)
Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie (8/10)**

♥♥♥ Tunnels of Blood by Darren Shan. (8/10)
Vampire Mountain by Darren Shan. (6.5/10)

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. (5.5/10)
The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks. (5.5/10)

♧ --> Part of a series, but the only book from it read this year.
** --> Short stories/plays chronicled here for the purpose of listing series continuity. (Refer to the Short Stories header below for break-down of individual stories.)
--> Not all books in the series listed, as some have been read in previous years, or are still to be finished.

SHORT STORIES:

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Volume 2 by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill. (8/10):☼
♡ The New Traveller's Almanac. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Diaries of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain. (8.5/10):
♡♡♡ Extracts from Adam's Diary: Translated from the Original Ms.. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Eve's Diary. (9/10)

♥♥♥ Micromegas and Other Stories by Voltaire. (8/10):☼
♡ Cosi-Sancta, A Small Sin to Achieve a Greater Good: An African Tale (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Plato's Dream. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Micromegas. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Way of the World: Babouc's Vision. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Memnon. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Letter from a Turk: about Fakirs and His Friend Bababec. (9/10)
♡♡♡ Scarmentado's Travels. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Consolation for Two. (7.5/10)
♡ Story of a Good Brahmin. (7.5/10)
♡ Jeannot and Colin. (8/10)
♡♡♡ A Short Digression. (9/10)
♡ An Adventure in India: Translated by the Ignoramus. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Adventure of Memory. (8.5/10)

♥♥♥ Korean Folk-Tales (compiled and retold) by James Riordan. (8/10):
♡♡♡ Dan-Gun, First Emperor of Korea. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Blindman's Daughter Shiim Chung. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Weaver and Herdsman Chik-Nyo and Kyun-Woo. (7.5/10)
♡ Son-Nyo the Nymph and the Woodcutter. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Snail Woman. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Distant Journey. (8.5/10)
♡ Blindman and the Demons. (7.5/10)
♡ The Fox Girl. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Tiger's Grave. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Hare's Liver. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ How the Cat Saved the Magic Amber. (8.5/10)
♡ Choi Chum-Ji. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars. (8/10)
♡ Bride Island. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Magic Club. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Three Dead Wives. (8.5/10)
♡ The Four Mighty Brothers. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Adventures of the Three Sons. (8.5/10)
♡ The Centipede Girl. (7.5/10)

♥♥♥ The Accusation by Bandi. (9/10):
♡♡♡ Record of a Defection. (8.5/10).
♡♡♡ City of Spectres. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Life of a Swift Steed. (8/10)
♡♡♡ So Near, Yet So Far. (9/10)
♡♡♡ Pandemonium. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ On Stage. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Red Mushroom. (8.5/10)

♥♥♥ Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones by Alvin Schwartz, illustrated by Stephen Gammell. (8/10):☼✿♧
♡♡♡ The Appointment. (7.5/10)
♡ The Bus Stop. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Faster and Faster. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Just Delicious. (7.5/10)
♡ Hello, Kate! (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Black Dog. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Footsteps. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Like Cats' Eyes. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Bess. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Harold. (8.5/10).
♡♡♡ The Dead Hand. (8/10)
♡ Such Things Happen. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Wolf Girl. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Dream. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Sam's New Pet. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Maybe You Will Remember. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Red Spot. (8.5/10)
♡ No, Thanks. (6/10)
♡♡♡ The Trouble. (7.5/10)
♡ Strangers. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Hog. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Is Something Wrong? (8/10)
♡ It's Him! (7/10)
♡ T-h-u-p-p-p-p-p-p-p! (7/10)

♥♥♥ Eight Tales of Hoffmann by E.T.A. Hoffmann. (8/10):
♡ The Lost Reflection. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Sandman. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Jesuit Church at Glogau. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Deserted House. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Councillor Krespel. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Mines of Falun. (8/10)
♡ A Ghost Story. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Gamblers' Luck. (8/10)

♥♥♥ A Bottomless Grave and Other Victorian Tales of Terror (PART 1---PART 2) by Various. (8/10):
♡♡♡ The Devil on the Marsh by H.B. Marriott-Watson. (8/10)
♡♡♡ A Tragic Honeymoon by G.R. Sims. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Battle of the Monsters by Morgan Robertson. (9/10)
♡♡♡ The Return by R. Murray Gilchrist. (8/10)
The Corpse Light by Dick Donovan. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Ship That Saw a Ghost by Frank Norris. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ A Bottomless Grave by Ambrose Bierce. (9/10)
♡♡♡ One Summer Night by Ambrose Bierce. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Ghosts that have Haunted Me by J.K. Bangs. (8/10)
Haunted by Spirits by George Manville Fenn. (7.5/10)
A Ghost Slayer by J. Keighley Snowden. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Tomb by Guy de Maupassant. (9/10)
The Man with the Nose by Rhoda Broughton. (7.5/10)
My Nightmare by Dorothea Gerard. (7/10)
♡♡♡ A Life-Watch by Georgina C. Clark. (8/10)
The Haunted Chair by Richard Marsh. (7/10)
Coolies by W. Carleton Dawe. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Three Souls by Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian. (8/10)
A Strange Goldfield by Guy Boothby. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ An Alpine Divorce by Robert Barr. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Story of Baelbrow by E. and H. Heron. (7.5/10)

Ghost Stories by E.F. Benson. (7.5/10):
♡ Spinach. (7/10)
♡♡♡ In the Tube. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Man Who Went Too Far. (8/10)
♡ Mrs. Amworth. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Room in the Tower. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Bus Conductor. (7.5/10)
♡ Negotium Perambulans. (7/10)
♡♡♡ And No Bird Sings. (7.5/10)
♡ Caterpillars. (8/10)

♥♥♥ Folk Tales from Bohemia by Adolf Wenig (translated by Lillian P. Mokrejs). (8/10):
♡♡♡ How a Devil Contended with Man. (8/10)
♡♡♡ How a Soldier Punished the Devils. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ About the Real and the Unreal Devils. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Devil's Gifts. (8/10)
♡♡♡ About the Devil and the Blacksmith. (8/10)
♡ How the Devil Became Afraid of a Woman. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ How a Young Man Served in Hell. (8/10)
♡ The Devil's Mill. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ How an Old Woman Cheated the Devil. (8/10)

♥♥♥ The Devil and Tom Walker and Other Selected Stories (PART 1---PART 2), by Washington Irving:☼
♡♡♡ Rip Van Winkle. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Specter Bridegroom. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Wife. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Devil and Tom Walker. (8/10)
♡ The Adventure of the Mason. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Widow and Her Son. (8/10)
♡ The Guests from Gibbet Island. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Legend of Don Munio Sancho de Hinojosa. (7.5/10)

♥♥♥ Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. (7.5/10):☼
♡ In the Beginning. (7/10)
♡ Sixteen Candles. (7/10)

♥♥♥ Tales of Unease by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (8/10):
♡♡♡ The Ring of Thoth. (8/10)
♡ The Lord of Château Noir. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The New Catacomb. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Case of Lady Sannox. (8/10)
♡ The Brazilian Cat. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Brown Hand. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Horror of the Heights. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Terror of Blue John Gap. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Captain of the Polestar. (8/10)
♡♡♡ How It Happened. (7.5/10)
♡ Playing with Fire. (7.5/10)
♡ The Leather Funnel (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Lot No. 249. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Los Amigos Fiasco. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Nightmare Room. (8/10)

♥♥♥ After Many Years: Twenty-One "Long-Lost" Stories by L.M. Montgomery. (7.5/10):
♡ The Chivers Light. (7/10)
♡ Elvie's Necklace. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ What Happened at Brixley's. (7.5/10)
♡ Janie's Bouquet. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Jean's Birthday Party. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Maggie's Kitten. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Old Homestead. (8/10)
♡ The Pineapple Apron. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ How Bobby Got to the Picnic. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Peter of the Lane. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ For the Good of Anthony. (7.5/10)
♡ Our Neighbours at the Tansy Patch. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Matchmaker. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Bloom of May: The Story of an Old Apple Tree and Those Who Loved It. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Hill o' the Winds. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Jim's House. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Mirror. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Tomorrow Comes. (7.5/10)
♡ The Use of Her Legs. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Janet's Rebellion. (8/10)
♡♡♡ More Blessed to Give. (7.5/10)

♥♥♥ Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie (8/10):
♡♡♡ The Adventure of "The Western Star". (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Adventure of the Cheap Flat. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Mystery of the Hunter's Lodge. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Million Dollar Bond Robbery. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Kidnapped Prime Minister. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman. (7.5/10)
♡ The Case of the Missing Will. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Veiled Lady. (7.5/10)
♡ The Lost Mine. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Chocolate Box. (8/10)

♥♥♥ The Fantastic and the Forgotten: Tales of the Supernatural, Strange, and Bizarre by Various. (/10):☁
♡♡♡ Dracula's Guest by Bram Stoker. (7.5/10)
A Water Witch by H.D. Everett. (6.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Ash Tree by M.R. James. (7.5/10)

Perchance to Dream: Selected Stories by Charles Beaumont (/10):☁
♡♡♡ Perchance to Dream. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Jungle. (8/10)
♡ Sorcerer's Moon. (7.5/10)
♡ You Can't Have Them All. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Fritzchen. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Oh Father of Mine (Father, Dear Father). (8/10)

Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang (/10):☁
♡ Tower of Babylon. (7.5/10)
♡ Understand. (7/10)
♡ Division by Zero. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Story of Your Life. (8/10)

♥♥♥ Hungarian Folk-tales (retold) by Val Biro. (/10):
♡♡♡ The Thieving Goblins. (8/10)

Series and Sequeled Works:

♥♥♥ Books of Blood, Volume 3 by Clive Barker. (8/10):☁✿
♡♡♡ Son of Celluloid. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Rawhead Rex. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Confessions of a (Pornographer's) Shroud. (7.5/10)
♡ Scape Goats. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Human Remains. (7.5/10)

Books of Blood, Volume 4 by Clive Barker. (8/10):
♡♡♡ The Body Politic. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Inhuman Condition. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Revelations. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Down, Satan! (7.5/10)
♡ The Age of Desire (7/10)

Books of Blood, Volume 5 (aka In the Flesh) by Clive Barker (8.5/10):
♡♡♡ In the Flesh. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Forbidden. (9/10)
♡♡♡ The Madonna. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Babel's Children. (7.5/10)

Books of Blood, Volume 6 by Clive Barker (8/10):
♡♡♡ The Life of Death. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ How Spoilers Bleed. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Twilight at the Towers. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Last Illusion. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Book of Blood (a postscript): On Jerusalem Street. (8/10)


--> Not all books in the series listed, as some have been read in previous years, or are still to be finished.
--> Not only short stories included in the compendium, but only short stories listed here.
--> A series of short story collections, wherein the short stories themselves are primarily independent of each other or stories within other volumes (though sometimes tied together by a general setting or plot device).
♧ --> Part of a series, but the only book from it read this year.

PLAYS:

♥♥♥ Kim's Convenience by Ins Choi. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco. (8.5/10)

POETRY:

♥♥♥ The Accusation by Bandi. (9/10):☼
♡♡♡ In Place of a Preface. (10/10)
♡♡♡ In Place of Acknowledgements. (10/10)

♥♥♥ Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones by Alvin Schwartz, illustrated by Stephen Gammell. (8/10):☼
♡♡♡ You May Be the Next... (8/10)
♥♥♥ Beowulf by Anonymous (translated by Seamus Heaney). (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl (9/10):
♡♡♡ Cinderella. (9/10)
♡♡♡ Jack and the Beanstalk. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Goldilocks and the Three Bears. (9/10)
♡♡♡ Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf. (10/10)
♡♡♡ The Three Little Pigs. (9.5/10)

Now We Are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty Verse by Various (edited by Neil Gaiman and Stephen Jones) (7/10):
♡♡♡ Now We Are Sick by Neil Gaiman and Stephen Jones. (8.5/10)
A Slice of Life by Diana Wynne Jones. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Auntie Ethel by Richard Hill. (8/10)
♡♡♡ You Always Eat the One You Love by Kim Newman. (8/10)
Chocolate and Worms by David Garnett. (7/10)
The Dangers of Color TV by Simon Ian Childer. (0/10)
♡♡♡ The Children's Hour by Alan Moore. (8.5/10)
Radio Nasty by Stephen Gallagher. (6.5/10)
♡♡♡ Something Came Out of the Toilet by Harry Adam Knight. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Secret Book of the Dead by Terry Pratchett. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Mummy's Blocked the Lav Again by John Grant. (9/10)
Rice Pudding by Brian Aldiss. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Good Ship "Revenger", Or, What the Crew Don't Know Won't Hurt Me by Galad Elflandsson. (7.5/10)
The Dream of Omar K. Yam by David Sutton. (6.5/10)
♡♡♡ You're Deceased, Father William by Colin Greenland. (9/10)
♡♡♡ A Landlady's Lament by Ramsey Campbell. (7.5/10)
The Borgia Brats by Garry Kilworth. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Another Cursed House Story (or) Always Enquire About the Prior Tenants by John M. Ford. (8/10)
Waiting... by James Herbert. (7.5/10)
The Thing at the Top of the Stairs by Sharon Baker. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Things that Go Bump in the Night by Ian Pemble. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ In the Dark by Storm Constantine. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Lights Out by Alex Stewart. (7.5/10)
A Mother's Tender Love by Jo Fletcher. (7/10)
Catcawls by Samantha Lee. (7.5/10)
The Haunted Henhouse; Or The Irate Ghost of Thomas Hood by Jessica Amanda Salmonson. (7/10)
♡♡♡ When the Music Breaks by R.A. Lafferty. (8/10)
Nasty Snow by Jody Scott. (6.5/10)
Why Private War Or, "Why They Pinned This Name on My Progenitor by Gene Wolfe. (5.5/10)
The Answering Machine by S.P. Somtow. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Warning: Death My Be Injurious to Your Health by Robert Bloch. (9/10)

♥♥♥ Poems of Gratitude (PART 1---PART 2), by Various (compiled by Emily Fragos) (8/10):
♡♡♡ Wild Gratitude by Edward Hirsch. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Today, Like Every Other Day, We Wake Up Empty by Jalal Al-Din Rumi. (10/10)
A Blessing by James Wright. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Gratitude to the Unknown Instructors by William Butler Yeats. (10/10)
Thanks by W.S. Merwin. (7.5/10)
The Selkirk Grace by Robert Burns. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Invocation, 1926, for Loretta Dixon Turnbough by Natasha Trethewey. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Thanks by Yusef Komunyakaa. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Letter to Mrs. Bixby by Abraham Lincoln. (8/10)
♡♡♡ I'm Thankful That My Life Doth Not Deceive by Henry David Thoreau. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ From Xaipe by E.E. Cummings. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Gratefulnesse by George Herbert. (8/10)
From Pippa Passes by Robert Browning. (6/10)
Night Pieces by Mark Strand. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Late Hours by Lisel Mueller. (7.5/10)
At Least by Raymond Carver. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Welcome Morning by Anne Sexton. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Te Deum by Charles Reznikoff. (9/10)
♡♡♡ Here, There Are Blueberries by Mary Szybist. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ From Sonnets From the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. (9/10)
♡♡♡ Hearts-of-Gold by Herman Melville. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Prayer of the Traveler Mr. Cogito by Zbigniew Herbert. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Thanks in Old Age by Walt Whitman. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Utitia'q's Song, tradition Inuit poem (translated by Franz Boaz). (7.5/10)
The Summer Day by Mary Oliver. (7/10)
Thank You, My Fate by Anna Swir. (7.5/10)
For the Anniversary of My Death by W.S. Merwin. (7/10)
Gift by Czeslaw Milosz. (7/10)
Pastoral by William Carlos Williams. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Into My Head Rose, traditional Eskimo poem (translated by W.S. Merwin). (8/10)
♡♡♡ Praise Song for the Day by Elizabeth Alexander. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ God's World by Edna St. Vincent Millay. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Eternity by William Blake. (9/10)
Abba Jacob and Miracles by Marilyn Nelson. (6.5/10)
♡♡♡ Ithaka by Constantine P. Cavafy. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Tea at the Plaza of Hoon by Wallace Stevens. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Salutation by Thomas Traherne. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Love After Love by Derek Walcott. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Late Fragment by Raymond Carver. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ At the Border of Paradise by Anna Kamienska (translated by Grazyna Drabik and David Curzon). (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Waking by Theodore Roethke. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ O Me! O Life! by Walt Whitman. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Three Haiku by Issa (translated b y Sam Hamill). (7.5/10)
Autumn, Love, Commercials by Yehuda Amichai (translated by Chana Bloch and Chana Kronfeld). (7/10)
♡♡♡ Tattered Kaddish by Adrienne Rich. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Try to Praise the Mutilated World by Adam Zagajewski. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Antilamentation by Dorianne Laux. (8/10)
♡♡♡ A Child's Evening Prayer by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. (8/10)
Rain Light by W.S. Merwin. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Ein Leben by Dan Pagis. (8/10)
♡♡♡ To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet. (7.5/10)
Fulfillment by William Cavendish. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ To My Mother by Edgar Allan Poe. (8/10)
♡♡♡ To His Dying Brother, Master William Herrick by Robert Herrick. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden. (8/10)
♡♡♡ A Little Tooth by Thomas Lux. (8/10)
Special Orders by Edward Hirsch. (6.5/10)
Like the New Moon, My Mother Drifts Through the Night Sky by Charles Wright. (7/10)
To My Aunt Margie by W.S. Merwin. (6/10)
♡♡♡ Daughters by Lucille Clifton. (8/10)
Father by Ted Kooser (translated by Stanislaw Baranczak and Clare Cavanagh). (7/10)
In Praise of My Sister by Wislawa Szymborska. (7.5/10)
♡ From Gabreil by Edward Hirsch. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Lineage by Margaret Walker. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Mother by Ted Kooser. (8/10)
Because by Nikki Giovanni. (6.5/10)
♡♡♡ From Paradise Lost by John Milton. (9.5/10)
♡♡♡ Invitation to Love by Paul Laurence Dunbar. (8/10)
Love Lightly Praised by Robert Herrick. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Afternoon Sun by Constantine P. Cavafy (translated by Edmund Keely and Philip Sherrard). (8/10)A Dream Within a Dream</u> by Edgar Allan Poe. (9/10)
♡♡♡ From The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare. (8.5/10)
Fragment by Sappho (translated by F.T. Palgrave). (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ First Love by John Clare. (8.5/10)
Rose-Cheeked Laura by Thomas Campion. (7/10)
♡♡♡ From Sonnets by the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. (10/10)
♡♡♡ The Oblation by Algernon Charles Swinburne. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ A Birthday by Christina Rossetti. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Recuerdo by Edna St. Vincent Millay. (8/10)
♡♡♡ "Pack, Clouds, Away, and Welcome Day" by Thomas Heywood. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Invitation to Love by Paul Laurence Dunbar. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare. (8/10)
The Blue Booby by James Tate. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Upon Julia's Clothes by Robert Herrick. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ L'Amitié Est L'Amour Sans Ailes by Lord Byron. (10/10)
♡♡♡ O My Friends by Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by A. Poulin, Jr.). (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Travelling by William Wordsworth. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Invitation to Love by Emily Brontë. (8/10)
♡♡♡ From To a Cat by Algernon Charles Swinburne. (8.5/10)
Friendship, Traditional Aztec. (7.5/10)
Odes, I.36 by Horace (translated by Debora Greger). (7/10)
♡♡♡ Sonnet: I Thank You by Henry Timrod. (8.5/10)
Inviting a Friend to Supper by Ben Jonson. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Meat Without Mirth by Robert Herrick. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Forbearance by Ralph Waldo Emerson. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Sonnet 30 by William Shakespeare. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Friendship by Dinah Maria Craik. (8/10)
Sitting at Night by Om Ui-Gil (translated by Kim Jong-Gil). (6/10)
"Rest and Be Thankful!" by William Wordsworth. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Old Familiar Faces by Charles Lamb. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ To My Friends by Primo Levi (translated by Ruth Feldman and Brian Swann). (7.5/10)
Being Visited by a Friend During Illness by Po Chu-I (translated by Arthur Waley). (7/10)
♡♡♡ Recovery by Edward Hirsch. (7/10)
One Heart by Franz Wright. (7/10)
Otherwise by Jane Kenyon. (6/10)
A Mistake by Czeslaw Milosz (translated by Renata Gorczynski and Robert Hass). (7/10)
♡♡♡ On His Blindness by John Milton. (8/10)
♡♡♡ "My Own Heart Let Me More Have Pity On" by Gerard Manley Hopkins. (8.5/10)
After a Long Illness by Nicholas Christopher. (7/10)
After Dürer by Emily Fragos. (7.5/10)
Spell to Be Said After Illness by Jane Hirshfield. (7/10)
Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Of Many Worlds in This World by John Dryden. (8/10)
♡♡♡ From Jubilate Agno by Christopher Smart. (8/10)
♡♡♡ War God's Horse Song, Navajo Native American (words by Tall Kia Ahni, interpreted by Louis Watchman). (8/10)
♡♡♡ A Prayer to Go to Paradise with the Donkeys by Francis Jammes (translated by Richard Wilbur). (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ "See Yonder Leafless Trees Against the Sky" by Ralph Waldo Emerson. (8/10)
Weeds by J.D. McClatchy. (7/10)
The Evening is Tranquil, and Dawn is a Thousand Miles Away by Charles Wright. (6.5/10)
♡♡♡ Eagle Poem by Joy Harjo. (8.5/10)
The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Patience Taught by Nature by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ From Thyrsis by Matthew Arnold. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Cricket by Edwin Markham. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Seal Lullaby by Rudyard Kipling. (8.5/10)
Little Birds of the Night by Stephen Crane. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Wild Geese by Mary Oliver. (7.5/10)
Ku'u Pua I Paoakalani by Queen Lili'uokalani of Hawaii. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Ode to a Day in the Country by Gary Soto. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Father, We Thank Thee by Ralph Waldo Emerson. (8/10)
Prayer by Maya Angelou. (7.5/10)
Ghanaian Prayer by Anonymous. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Amazing Grace by John Newton. (9/10)
♡♡♡ "Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace by St. Francis of Assisi (translated by anonymous). (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ God's Gardener by Gerard Manley Hopkins. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Psalm 23 by The Holy Bible (King James). (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ From Tao Te Ching by Laozi (translated by Chungliang Al Huang). (8/10)
♡♡♡ Buddhist Prayer by Venerable Dhammananda Bhikkhuni. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Qua'an 1:1-7, translated by Shaykha Halima Krausen. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Shema Koleinu, Jewish Prayer, Day of Atonement (translated by Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg). (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ From The Vedas. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ From Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ African Canticle by Anonymous. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Light Shining Out of Darkness by William Cowper. (8/10)
♡ From Holy Sonnets by John Donne. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Miracles by Walt Whitman. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Prayer at Sunrise by James Weldon Johnson. (8.5/10)
"Bent with Worry" by Marina Tsvetaeva (translated by Elaine Feinstein). (7/10)
♡♡♡ Prayer by Langston Hughes. (8/10)
♡♡♡ A Vision by Henry Vaughan. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ "Ample Make This Bed" by Emily Dickinson. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Now May Every Living Thing by The Buddha. (8/10)Thanksgiving</u> by Traditional Iroquois (translated by Harrier Maxwell Converse). (8/10)
At the First Thanksgiving by X.J. Kennedy. (7/10)
What They Ate by Campbell McGrath. (6.5/10)
A Romance for the Wild Turkey by Paul Zimmer. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The New-England Boy's Song About Thanksgiving Day by Lydia Maria Child. (8/10)
♡ From Two Thanksgiving Poems by Billy Collins. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Point of View by Shel Silverstein. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Harvest Home by Henry Alford. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Harvest Hymn by John Greenleaf Whittier. (8/10)
Harvest Sunset by Carl Sandburg. (6.6/10)
♡♡♡ The Harvest Moon by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Farewell to the Farm by Robert Louis Stevenson. (9/10)
Spring and Fall by Gerard Manley Hopkins. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ To Autumn by John Keats. (8/10)

♥♥♥ Wildtrack by John Wain. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg. (7.5/10):
♡♡♡ Howl: For Carl Solomon. (8/10)
♡ A Supermarket in California. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Transcription of Organ Music. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Sunflower Sutra. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ America. (8/10)
♡ In the Baggage Room at Greyhound. (7.5/10)
♡ An Asphodel. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Song. (8.5/10)
♡ Wild Orphan. (7.5/10)
♡ In Back of the Real. (7/10)


☼ --> Not only poetry included in compendium, but only poetry listed here.

GRAPHIC NOVELS:

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Volume 2 by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill. (8/10)
Sin City: Hell and Back by Frank Miller. (8/10)

Series and Sequeled Works:

♥♥♥ Maus, A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman. (8.5/10)
Maus, A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman. (9/10)

♧ --> Part of a series, but the only book from it read this year.

PREVIOUS YEARS:

2009-2010/2010/2011/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016/2017/2018
Books

2018 in Books.

~Every link leads to an entry with basic information about the book, my favourite quotes and my review.
~The image I use is the edition I read.

♥♥♥ = Personal favourites I recommend.

NON-FICTION:

♥♥♥ Notes on Nursing: What it is and What it is Not by Florence Nightingale. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Nein. A Manifesto by Eric Jarosinski. (9/10)
♥♥♥ Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo—and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up by Richard Lloyd Parry. (8/10)

FICTION:

NOVELS:

♥♥♥ Room by Emma Donoghue. (8/10)
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks. (6.5/10)
Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Marrying of Chani Kaufman by Eve Harris. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. (8.5/10)
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. (7/10)
♥♥♥ Goodbye, Mr Chips by James Hilton. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Northern Lights (The Golden Compass) by Philip Pullman. (8/10)
♥♥♥ We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Lieutenant Hornblower by C.S. Forester. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Dracula by Bram Stoker. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Bear by Marian Engel. (8.5/10)
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. (7.5/10)
Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates. (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Евгений Онегин (Eugene Onegin) (PART 1---PART 2), А.С. Пушкин (by Alexander Pushkin). (10/10)
♥♥♥ The Ritual by Adam Nevill. (7.5/10)
A Million Ways to Die in the West by Seth MacFarlane. (6.5/10)
1922 by Stephen King. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Lullaby (The Perfect Nanny) by Leila Slimani. (8.5/10)
The Humans by Matt Haig. (7/10)
♥♥♥ The Dinner by Herman Koch. (8/10)
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. (5.5/10)
♥♥♥ Red Dragon by Thomas Harris. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond. (8.5/10)
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. (4/10)
♥♥♥ The Story of a Nutcracker by Alexandre Dumas. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. (7.5/10)

Series and Sequeled Works:

♥♥♥ Mad About Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans. (9/10):☁
♡♡♡ Madeline and the Gypsies. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Madeline in London. (9/10)
♡♡♡ Madeline's Christmas. (8/10)


♥♥♥ Cirque de Freak: A Living Nightmare by Darren Shan. (7.5/10)
The Vampire's Assistant by Darren Shan. (7.5/10)

♥♥♥ The Divine Comedy: Inferno by Dante Alighieri. (8.5/10)
The Divine Comedy: Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri. (8.5/10)

♧ --> Part of a series, but the only book from it read this year.
--> Not all books in the series listed, as some have been read in previous years, or are still to be finished.

SHORT STORIES:

♥♥♥Gothic Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell. (8/10):☁
♡♡♡ Lois the Witch. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Crooked Branch. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Curious, if True. (8/10)
♡ The Grey Woman. (7.5/10)

♥♥♥ Selected Tales and Sketches (PART 1---PART 2) by Nathaniel Hawthorne. (8/10):☁
♡ Passages from a Relinquished Work. (7.5/10)
♡ Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Haunted Mind. (9.5/10)
♡♡♡ Alice Doane's Appeal. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Gray Champion. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Young Goodman Brown. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Wakefield. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Notch of the White Mountains. (8.5/10)
♡ The Ambitious Guest. (8/10)
♡ The May-Pole of Merry Mount. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Minister's Black Veil. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Sunday at Home. (8/10)
♡ The Man of Adamant. (7.5/10)
♡ Endicott and the Red Cross. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Night Sketches. (8.5/10)
♡ Legends of the Province-House. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Hall of Fantasy. (9/10)
♡♡♡ The Birth-mark. (8/10)
♡ Egotism; or, the Bosom-Serpent. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Christmas Banquet. (8/10)
♡ The Celestial Rail-road. (7.5/10)
♡ Earth's Holocaust. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Artist of the Beautiful. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Rappaccini's Daughter. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Ethan Brand. (7.5/10)

♥♥♥ The Book of Ballads by Charles Vess with Various. (8/10)
The False Knight Upon the Road by Nail Gaiman and Charles Vess. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ King Henry by Jane Yolen and Charles Vess. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Thomas the Rhymer by Sharyn McCrumb and Charles Vess. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Barbara Allen by Midori Snyder and Charles Vess. (8.5/10)
The Three Lovers by Lee Smith and Charles Vess. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Tam-Lin by Elaine Lee and Charles Vess. (8.5/10)
The Daemon Lover by Delia Sharman and Charles Vess. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Twa Corbies by Charles de Lint and Charles Vess. (8/10)
Sovay by Charles de Lint and Charles Vess. (6.5/10)
The Galtee Farmer by Jeff Smith and Charles Vess. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Alison Gross by Charles Vess. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Black Fox by Emma Bull and Charles Vess. (8/10)
The Great Selchie of Sule Skerry by Jane Yolen and Charles Vess. (7/10)

♥♥♥ Dark Water by Koji Suzuki. (8/10):
♡♡♡ Floating Water. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Solitary Isle. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Hold. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Dream Cruise. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Adrift. (8/10)
♡ Watercloros. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Forest under the Sea. (8.5/10)

♥♥♥ M Is for Magic by Neil Gaiman. (8/10):
♡♡♡ The Case of the Four and Twenty Blackbirds. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Troll Bridge. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Don't Ask Jack. (8.5/10)
♡ How to Sell the Ponti Bridge. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ October in the Chair. (8.5/10)
♡ Chivalry. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Price. (8.5/10)
♡ How to Talk to Girls at Parties. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Sunbird. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Witch's Headstone. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Instructions. (9/10)

♥♥♥ Sin City: Booze, Broads, & Bullets by Frank Miller. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Just Another Saturday Night. (8/10)
♡ Fat Man and Little Boy. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Customer is Always Right. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Silent Night. (9/10)
♡♡♡ And Behind Door Number Three? (8/10)
♡ Blue Eyes. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Rats. (8/10)
♡ Daddy's Little Girl. (7.5/10)
♡ Wrong Turn. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Wrong Track. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Babe Wore Red. (8.5/10)

♥♥♥ The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Volume 1 by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Allan and the Sundered Veil. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Acts of Worship by Yukio Mishima. (7.5/10):
♡ Fountains in the Rain. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Raisin Bread. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Sword. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Sun and Sunset. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Cigarette. (8/10)
♡ Martyrdom. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Acts of Worship. (7.5/10)

♥♥♥ The Weiser Book of Horror and the Occult (PART 1---PART 2) by Various, compiled by Lon Milo DuQuette. (8/10):
♡♡♡ The Haunted and the Haunters (or, the House and the Brain) by Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Casting the Runes by M.R. James. (8/10)
Luella Miller by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman. (8/10)
♡♡♡ An Inhabitant of Carcosa by Ambrose Bierce.(8.5/10)
♡♡♡ No. 252 Rue M. le Prince by Ralph Adams Cram. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Testament of Magdalen Blair by Aleister Crowley. (9/10)
The Messenger by Robert W. Chambers. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Ring of Thoth by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (8/10)
A Dream of Red Hands by Bram Stoker. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe. (8/10)
The Alchemist by H.P. Lovecraft. (7.5/10)
Dickon the Devil by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The White People by Arthur Machen. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Sea Lure by Dion Fortune. (8.5/10)

♥♥♥ The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs. (8/10):
♡♡♡ The Monkey's Paw. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Lady of the Barge. (8/10)
♡ Bill's Paper Chase. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Well. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Cupboard Love. (8.5/10)
♡ In the Library. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Captain Rogers. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Tiger's Skin. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ A Mixed Proposal. (8/10)
♡♡♡ An Adulteration Act. (8/10)
♡ A Golden Venture. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Three at Table. (7.5/10)

♥♥♥ Campfire Chillers by Various. (8/10):☼
♡♡♡ The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe. (8/10)
Mrs. Amworth by E.F. Benson. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Phantom Coach by Amelia B. Edwards. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Where Angels Fear by Manley Wade Wellman. (8/10)
What Was It? by Fitz-James O'Brien. (7.5/10)
The Damned Thing by Ambrose Bierce. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Ghost of Fear by H.G. Wells. (8/10)

♥♥♥ We Can Remember It for You Wholesale and Other Classic Tales by Philip K. Dick. (/10):☁
♡ The Cookie Lady. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Beyond the Door. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Prominent Author. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ We Can Remember It for You Wholesale. (8/10)


Series and Sequeled Works:

♥♥♥ Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz (illustrated by Stephen Gammell). (8/10):☼✿
♡ The Big Toe. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Walk. (8/10)
♡♡♡ "What Do You Come For?" (8/10)
♡ Me Tie Dough-ty Walker! (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Thing. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Cold as Clay. (8.5/10)
♡ The White Wolf. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Haunted House. (7.5/10)
♡ The Guests. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Girl Who Stood on a Grave. (8/10)
♡♡♡ A New Horse. (7.5/10)
♡ Alligators. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Room for One More. (8.5/10)
♡ The Wendigo. (7.5/10)
♡ The Dead Man's Brains. (7/10)
♡ "May I Carry Your Basket?" (7.5/10)
♡ The Hook (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The White Satin Evening Gown. (8/10)
♡♡♡ High Beams. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Babysitter. (8/10)
♡ The Viper. (7/10)
♡ The Attic. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Aaron Kelly's Bones. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Wait Till Martin Comes. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Ghost With Bloody Fingers. (7.5/10)

More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz (illustrated by Stephen Gammell). (8/10):
♡♡♡ Something Was Wrong. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Wreck. (8/10)
♡♡♡ One Sunday Morning. (8/10)
♡ Sounds. (7/10)
♡ A Weird Blue Light. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Somebody Fell from Aloft. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Little Black Dog. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Clinkity-Clink. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Bride. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Rings on Her Fingers. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Drum. (8.5/10)
♡ The Window. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Wonderful Sausage. (7.5/10)
♡ The Cat's Paw. (8/10)
♡ The Voice. (7/10)
♡♡♡ "Oh, Susannah!" (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Man in the Middle. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Cat in the Shopping Bag. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Bed by the Window. (8/10)
♡ The Dead Man's Hand. (7/10)
♡♡♡ A Ghost in the Mirror. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Curse. (7.5/10)
♡ The Church. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Bad News. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Cemetery Soup. (7.5/10)
♡ The Brown Suit. (7.5/10)
♡ Thumpity-Thump. (7.5/10)


--> Not all stories in the compendium listed, as some have been read in previous years or are still to be finished.
--> Not only short stories included in the compendium, but only short stories listed here.
--> A series of short story collections, wherein the short stories themselves are primarily independent of each other or stories within other volumes (though sometimes tied together by a general setting or plot device).

PLAYS:

♥♥♥ M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang. (9/10)
♥♥♥ Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill. (8.5/10)
Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet. (7/10)
♥♥♥ Othello by William Shakespeare. (8/10)

POETRY:

♥♥♥ The Homeric Hymns by Various Anonymous (translated by Thelma Sargent) (8/10):☁
♡♡♡ To Hestia. (8/10)
♡♡♡ To Earth, Mother of All. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ To Helios. (8/10)
♡♡♡ To Selene. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ To the Dioscuri. (8/10)

♥♥♥ Beastly Tales From Here to There by Vikram Seth. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Crocodile and the Monkey. (8/10)
♡ The Louse and the Mosquito. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Mouse and the Snake. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Rat and the Ox. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Eagle and the Beetle. (9/10)
♡ The Hare and the Tortoise. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Cat and the Cock. (8/10)
♡ The Goat and the Ram. (7.5/10)
♡ The Frog and the Nightingale. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Elephant and the Tragopan. (9.5/10)

♥♥♥ The Book of Ballads compiled by Charles Vess. (8/10)
♡ The False Knight Upon the Road. (7/10)
♡♡♡ King Henry. (8/10)
♡ Thomas the Rhymer. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Barbara Allen. (8.5/10)
♡ The Three Lovers. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Tam-Lin. (8/10)
♡ The Daemon Lover. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Twa Corbies. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Sovay. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Galtee Farmer. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Alison Gross. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Black Fox. (8/10)
♡ The Great Selchie of Sule Skerry. (7/10)

♥♥♥ Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Naming of Cats. (8/10)
♡ The Old Gambie Cat. (7.5/10)
♡ Growltiger's Last Stand. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Rum Tum Tugger. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Song of the Jellicles. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Old Deuteronomy. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Of the Awefull Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles. (9/10)
♡♡♡ Mr. Mistoffelees. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Macavity: The Mystery Cat. (9/10)
♡ Gus: The Theatre Cat. (7.5/10)
♡ Bustopher Jones: The Cat about Town. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Ad-dressing of Cats. (9/10)
♡ Cat Morgan Introduces Himself. (7.5/10)

♥♥♥ Евгений Онегин (Eugene Onegin) (PART 1---PART 2), А.С. Пушкин (by Alexander Pushkin). (10/10)
The Other Country by Carol Ann Duffy. (7.5/10):
♡♡♡ Originally. (9.5/10)
♡♡♡ In Mrs Tilscher's Class. (8.5/10)
♡ Sit at Peace. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Hometown. (7.5/10)
♡ Translating the English, 1989. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Mrs Skinner, North Street. (8/10)
♡ Too Bad. (6/10)
♡ Weasel Words. (6.5/10)
♡♡♡ Poet for Our Times. (7.5/10)
♡ Job Creation. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Making Money. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Talent Contest. (7.5/10)
♡ Ape. (6.5/10)
♡ The Legend. (7.5/10)
♡ Descendants. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ We Remember Your Childhood Well. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Act of Imagination. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Somewhere Someone's Eyes. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Liar. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Boy. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Eley's Bullet. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Following Francis. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Survivor. (8/10)
♡♡♡ An Afternoon With Rhiannon. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Losers. (8/10)
♡ M-M-Memory. (7/10)
♡ Père Lachaise. (7.5/10)
♡ Funeral. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Dream of a Lost Friend. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Like This. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Who Loves You. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Two Small Poems of Desire. (7.5/10)
♡ Girlfriends. (7/10)
♡ A Shilling for the Sea. (6.5/10)
♡♡♡ Hard to Say. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Kissing Gate. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Words, Wide Night. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Darling Letters. (7.5/10)
♡ Away From Home. (7.5/10)
♡ The Literature Act. (6/10)
♡♡♡ River. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Way My Mothers Speaks. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ In Your Mind. (8/10)

♥♥♥ The Weiser Book of Horror and the Occult, compiled by Lon Milo DuQuette. (8/10):
♡♡♡ At the Home of Poe by Frank Belknap Long, Jr. (8.5/10)
Poems of Gratitude by Various (compiled and edited by Emily Fragos. (/10):☁
♡♡♡ Wild Gratitude by Edward Hirsch. (7.5/10)

Series and Sequeled Works:

♥♥♥ The Divine Comedy: Inferno by Dante Alighieri. (8.5/10)
The Divine Comedy: Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri. (8.5/10)

♥♥♥ Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz (illustrated by Stephen Gammell). (8/10):
♡♡♡ A Man Who Lived in Leeds (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Old Woman All Skin and Bone (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Hearse Song. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Slithery-Dee. (8/10)

♥♥♥ More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz (illustrated by Stephen Gammell). (8/10):☼
♡♡♡ BA-ROOOM! (8.5/10)

☁ --> Not all poems in the compendium listed, as some have been read in previous years or are still to be finished.
☼ --> Not only poetry included in compendium, but only poetry listed here.

GRAPHIC NOVELS:

♥♥♥ Cat Diary: Yon & Mu by Junji Ito. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. (9.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Book of Ballads by Charles Vess with Various. (8/10)**
♥♥♥ The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Volume 1 by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel by Anya Ulinich. (8/10)

Series and Sequeled Works:

Ex Machina: March to War by Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris and Chris Sprouse. (7.5/10)
Ex Machina: Smoke, Smoke by Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris and Tom Feister. (7/10)

♥♥♥ Sin City: The Hard Goodbye by Frank Miller. (8.5/10)
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For by Frank Miller. (8/10)
Sin City: The Big Fat Kill by Frank Miller. (8.5/10)
Sin City: The Yellow Bastardvv by Frank Miller. (8.5/10)
Sin City: Family Values by Frank Miller. (7.5/10)
Sin City: Booze, Broads, & Bullets by Frank Miller. (8/10)**

♧ --> Part of a series, but the only book from it read this year.
--> Not all books/stories in the series listed, as some have been read in previous years, or are still to be finished.
--> A series of short story collections, wherein the short stories themselves are primarily independent of each other or stories within other volumes (though sometimes tied together by a general setting or plot device).
** --> Short stories collection, or has short stories included in the book. Refer to the Short Stories header above for break-down of individual stories.


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2009-2010/2010/2011/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016/2017
Books

2017 in Books.

~Every link leads to an entry with basic information about the book, my favourite quotes and my review.
~The image I use is the edition I read.

♥♥♥ = Personal favourites I recommend.


NON-FICTION:

♥♥♥ The Uncollected Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (8/10):
♡♡♡ Sidelights on Sherlock Holmes. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ A Sherlock Holmes Competition (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Background to Sherlock Holmes. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The True Story of Sherlock Holmes. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Last of Sherlock Holmes. (8/10)
♡ Plot for Sherlock Holmes Story. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Review by Joseph Bell. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Sir Arthur Conany Doyle or, An Ungrateful Father by Beverley Nichols. (8/10)

♥♥♥ The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms by Amy Stewart. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Rasputin: His Malignant Influence and His Assassination by Prince Felix Youssoupoff. (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Catastrophe of Success by Prince Tennessee Williams. (9/10)
♥♥♥ The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson. (8/10)
♥♥♥ More Fool Me: A Memoir by Stephen Fry. (7.5/10)

FICTION:

~~~NOVELS:

♥♥♥ Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien. (8.5/10)
The Sicilian by Mario Puzo. (7/10)
Indignation by Philip Roth. (7/10)
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. (6/10)
♥♥♥ Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. (7.5/10)
Daisy Miller by Henry James. (7/10)
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. (7/10)
♥♥♥ Pincher Martin by William Golding. (8.5/10)
The Hardy Boys: The Tower Treasure by Franklin W. Dixon (Leslie McFarlane). (7/10)
♥♥♥ Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Secret Window, Secret Garden by Stephen King. (7.5/10)
Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson. (7/10)
♥♥♥ The Story of an African Farm by Olive Schreiner. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. (9/10)
♥♥♥ Bambi: A Life in the Woods by Felix Salten.(8.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie. (7.5/10)

♧ --> Part of a series, but the only book from it read this year.
◄ --> Part of a series, but I am not intending on pursuing beyond the first volume (which was read out of curiosity).


Series and Sequeled Works:
(titles listed here only if other books in the series read in the same year)

♥♥♥ A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket. (8.5/10)
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket. (7.5/10)

♥♥♥ The Vampire Diaries: The Struggle by L.J. Smith. (8/10)
The Vampire Diaries: The Fury by L.J. Smith. (8/10)

♥♥♥ The Shining by Stephen King. (8/10)
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. (6.5/10)

♥♥♥ The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien. (9/10)
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. (8.5/10)

♥♥♥ The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. (8/10)
The Marvellous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum. (7.5/10)

Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries by Helen Fielding. (6/10)
Bridget Jones: Mad about the Boy by Helen Fielding. (7.5/10)

♥♥♥ Mad About Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans. (9/10):☁
♡♡♡ Madeline. (10/10)
♡♡♡ Madeline's Rescue. (9/10)
♡♡♡ Madeline and the Bad Hat. (9.5/10)


--> Not all books in the series listed, as some have been read in previous years, or are still to be finished.


~~~SHORT STORIES:

♥♥♥ Skin and Other Stories by Roald Dahl. (7.5/10):☁
♡♡♡ Lamb to the Slaughter. (8.5/10)
♡ The Sound Machine. (7/10)
♡ An African Story. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Galloping Foxley. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Wish. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Surgeon. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Dip in the Pool. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Champion of the World. (7.5/10)
♡ Beware of the Dog. (7/10)
♡ My Lady Love, My Dove. (7/10)

♥♥♥ Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination by Edogawa Rampo (Tarō Hirai) (8.5/10):
♡♡♡ The Human Chair. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Psychological Test. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Caterpillar. (8.5/10)
♡ The Cliff. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Hell of Mirrors. (8.5/10)
♡ The Twins. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Red Chamber. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Two Crippled Men. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Traveler With the Pasted Rag Picture. (8.5/10)

♥♥♥ Perrault's Complete Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault. (8.5/10):
♡♡♡ The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Puss in Boots. (8.5/10)
♡ Little Tom Thumb. (8/10)
♡ The Fairies. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Ricky of the Tuft. (8.5/10)
♡ Cinderella. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Little Red Riding Hood. (9/10)
♡♡♡ Blue Beard. (9/10)
♡♡♡ The Ridiculous Wishes. (8/10)
♡ Donkey-Skin. (8/10)
♡ Patient Griselda. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Beauty and the Beast by Mme Leprince de Beaumont. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Friendly Frog by Mme d'Aulnoy. (9/10)
Princess Rosette by Mme d'Aulnoy. (7.5/10)

♥♥♥ Arranged Marriage by Chitra Banjerjee Divakaruni. (8/10):
♡♡♡ The Bats. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Clothes. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Silver Pavements, Golden Roofs. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Word Love. (8.5/10)
♡ Perfect Life. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Maid Servant's Story. (9/10)
♡ The Disappearance. (7.5/10)
♡ Doors. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Ultrasound. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Affair. (8/10)
♡ Meeting Mrinal. (7.5/10)

♥♥♥ Natasha and Other Stories by David Bezmozgis. (7.5/10):
♡♡♡ Tapka. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Roman Berman, Massage Therapist. (7.5/10)
♡ The Second Strongest Man. (7.5/10)
♡ An Animal to the Memory. (4/10)
♡♡♡ Natasha. (8/10)
♡ Choynski. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Minyan. (9/10)

♥♥♥ The Complete Stories of Dorothy Parker. (8/10):☁
♡♡♡ Arrangement in Black and White. (8/10)
♡♡♡ A Telephone Call. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ A Terrible Day Tomorrow. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Just a Little One. (7.5/10)
♡ The Mantle of Whistler. (7/10)
♡ The Garter. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ New York to Detroit. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Big Blonde. (8/10)
♡♡♡ You Were Perfectly Fine. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ A Cradle of Civilization. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ But the One on the Right. (7.5/10)
♡ Here We Are. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Lady with a Lamp. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Dusk Before Fireworks. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ A Young Woman in Green Lace. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Horsie. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Advice to the Little Peyton Girl. (8/10)
♡ From the Diary of a New York Lady: During Days of Horror, Despair, and World Change. (7/10)
♡ Sentiment. (7.5/10)
♡ Mrs. Carrington and Mrs. Crane. (7/10)
♡ The Little Hours. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Waltz. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Road Home. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Glory in the Daytime. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Cousin Larry. (8/10)
♡ Mrs. Hofstadter on Josephine Street. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Clothe the Naked. (8.5/10)
♡ Soldiers of the Republic. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Custard Heart. (9/10)
♡ Song of the Shirt, 1941. (7.5/10)
♡ The Standard of Living. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Lovely Leave. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Game. (7.5/10)
♡ I Live on Your Visits. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Lolita. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Banquet of Crow. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Bolt Behind the Blue. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Our Tuesday Club. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ As the Spirit Moves. (9/10)
♡♡♡ A Dinner Party Anthology. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ A Summer Hotel Anthology. (8/10)
♡ An Apartment House Anthology. (7.5/10)
♡ Men I'm Not Married To. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Welcome Home. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Our Own Crowd. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Professional Youth. (8.5/10)

♥♥♥Вечера на Хуторе Близ Диканьки (Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka), Н. В. Гоголь (by Nikolai Gogol). (8/10):
♡♡♡ Сорочинская Ярмарка (The Fair at Sorochyntsi). (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Вечер Накануне Ивана Купала (St. John's Eve). (8/10)
♡♡♡ Майская Ночь, или Утопленница (May Night, or The Drowned Maiden). (9/10)
♡♡♡ Пропавшая Грамота (The Lost Letter). (8/10)
♡♡♡ Ночь перед Рождеством (The Night Before Christmas). (9/10)
♡ Страшная Месть (A Terrible Vengeance). (8/10)
♡ Иван Фёдорович Шпонька и Его Тётушка (Ivan Fyodorovich Shponka and His Aunt). (7/10)
♡ Заколдованное Mесто (A Bewitched Place). (7.5/10)

♥♥♥Gothic Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell. (8/10):☁
♡ Disappearances. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Old Nurse's Story. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Squire's Story. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Poor Clare. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Doom of the Griffiths. (7.5/10)


--> Not all stories in the compendium listed, as some have been read in previous years or are still to be finished.

Series and Sequeled Works:

♥♥♥ Books of Blood Volume 1 by Clive Barker. (8.5/10):✿
♡♡♡ The Book of Blood. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Midnight Meat Train. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Yattering and Jack. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Pig Blood Blues. (7.5/10)
♡ Sex, Death and Starshine. (8/10)
♡♡♡ In the Hills, the Cities. (9/10)

Books of Blood Volume 2 by Clive Barker. (7.5/10):
♡♡♡ Dread. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Hell's Event. (8/10)
♡ Jacqueline Ess: Her Will And Testament. (6.5/10)
♡ The Skins of the Fathers. (7/10)
♡♡♡ New Murders in the Rue Morgue. (8/10)


♥♥♥ The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (8/10):♧
♡♡♡ The Adventure of the Illustrious Client. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone. (8.5/10)
♡ The Adventure of the Three Gables. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Adventure of the Three Garridebs. (9/10)
♡♡♡ The Problem of Thor Bridge. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Adventure of the Creeping Man. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Adventure of the Lion's Mane. (8.5/10)
♡ The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger. (7.5/10)
♡ The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Adventure of the Retired Colourman. (8/10)

The Uncollected Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (8/10):☼
♡♡♡ The Adventures of the Two Collaborators by J.M. Barrie. (9/10)
♡♡♡ The Late Sherlock Holmes by J.M. Barrie. (8.5/10)


--> A series of short story collections, wherein the short stories themselves are primarily independent of each other or stories within other volumes (though sometimes tied together by a general setting or plot device).

~~~PLAYS:

♥♥♥ Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. (8.5/10)
Dom Juan or The Feast with the Statue by Molière. (6/10)

Series and Sequeled Works:

♥♥♥ The Barber of Seville or the Useless Precaution by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. (8/10)
The Mad Day, or The Marriage of Figaro by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. (8.5/10)

--> Not all books in the series listed, as some have been read in previous years, or are still to be finished.

POETRY:

♥♥♥ The Homeric Hymns by Various Anonymous (translated by Thelma Sargent) (8/10):☁
♡♡♡ To Aphrodite. (8/10)
♡♡♡ To Dionysos. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ To Ares. (9/10)
♡ To Artemis. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ To Aphrodite. (8/10)
♡♡♡ To Athene. (9/10)
♡ To Hera. (8/10)
♡ To Demeter. (7/10)
♡♡♡ To the Mother of the Gods. (8.5/10)
♡ To Heracles the Lion-Hearted. (7.5/10)
♡ To Asclepios. (7.5/10)
♡ To the Dioscuri. (7/10)
♡ To Hermes. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ To Pan. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ To Hephaistos. (8.5/10)
♡ To Apollo. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ To Poseidon. (9/10)
♡ To the Most High, the Son of Cronos. (8/10)
♡ To Hestia. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ To Dionysos. (8/10)
♡♡♡ To Artemis. (8.5/10)
♡ To Athene. (9.5/10)


--> Not all poems in the compendium listed, as some have been read in previous years, or are still to be finished.

GRAPHIC NOVELS:

The Filth by Grant Morrison and Chris Weston and Gary Erskine. (6.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Red Sea Sharks by Hergé. (7.5/10)

♧ --> Part of a series, but the only book from it read this year.

Series and Sequeled Works:

♥♥♥ Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus: Volume 1 by Various. (8.5/10):☁✿
♡♡♡ All's Fair. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Buffy: The Origin. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Broken Parts. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Dawn & Hoopy the Bear. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Slayer, Interrupted. (9/10)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus: Volume 2 by Various. (8/10):
♡♡♡ Angels We Have Seen on High. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ A Steak to the Heart. (8.5/10)
♡ MacGuffins. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Queen of Hearts. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Ring of Fire. (8/10)
♡ Paint the Town Red. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Dust Waltz. (8/10)


♥♥♥ Doubt Omnibus 1 by Yoshiki Tonogai. (8.5/10)
Doubt Omnibus 2 by Yoshiki Tonogai. (7.5/10)

Ex Machina: The First Hundred Days by Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris. (7.5/10)
Ex Machina: Tag by Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris. (7.5/10)
Ex Machina: Fact v. Fiction by Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris. (7/10)

--> Not all books/stories in the series listed, as some have been read in previous years, or are still to be finished.
--> A series of short story collections, wherein the short stories themselves are primarily independent of each other or stories within other volumes (though sometimes tied together by a general setting or plot device).



PREVIOUS YEARS:



2009-2010/2010/2011/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016
Books

2016 in Books. (**Still working on adding the reviews!)

~~Every link leads to an entry with basic information about the book, my favourite quotes and my review:
~The image I use is the edition I read.

♥♥♥ = Personal favourites I recommend.


NON-FICTION:

♥♥♥ Reveries of the Solitary Walker by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Like Shaking Hands With God: A Conversation About Writing by Kurt Vonnegut and Lee Stringer. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ History's Worst Decisions, And the People Who Made Them (Illustrated Edition) by Stephen Weir. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraft. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Uncollected Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (8/10):
♡♡♡ Introduction. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Prefaces. (9/10)
♡♡♡ Some Personalia About Mr Sherlock Holmes. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Sherlock Holmes on the Screen (8/10)
:
♡♡♡ Conan Doyle's Speech at the Stoll Convention Dinner. (8.5/10)
♡ Sherlock Holmes Replies (in the person of Eille Norwood). (7.5/10)



FICTION:

~~~Novels:

♥♥♥ I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima. (8/10)
♥♥♥ A Room With a View by E.M. Forster. (9/10)
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. (6.5/10)
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. (7.5/10)
Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot. (6.5/10)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. (6/10)
♥♥♥ The Search for Happiness by Charlotte Brontë. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Red and the Black by Stendhal. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Carrie by Stephen King. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death by Kurt Vonnegut. (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Dream-Quest of the Unknown Kadath by H.P. Lovecraft. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft. (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Sweet Hereafter by Russell Banks. (8/10)
Scoop by Evelyn Waugh. (7.5/10)
Deenie by Judy Blume. (7/10)
♥♥♥ Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín. (8/10)
♥♥♥ A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas by Charles Dickens. (9/10)
♥♥♥ The Godfather by Mario Puzo. (8.5/10)

♧ --> Part of a series, but the only book from it read this year.

Series and Sequeled Works:
(titles listed here only if other books in the series read in the same year)

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty. (7.5/10)
Legion by William Peter Blatty. (4/10)

♥♥♥ Anne of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery. (8/10)
Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery. (8/10)
Further Chronicles of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery. (7.5/10)**
Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery. (8/10)
The Blythes Are Quoted by L.M. Montgomery. (8/10)**

♥♥♥ Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. (9/10)
Little Men, or Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott. (7.5/10)
Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out by Louisa May Alcott. (7/10)

♥♥♥ The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien. (7.5/10)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien. (8.5/10)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien. (8.5/10)

♥♥♥ Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forester. (8.5/10)
Hornblower and the Hand of Destiny by C.S. Forester. (7.5/10)**
Hornblower and the Widow McCool by C.S. Forester. (7.5/10)**

♥♥♥ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling. (8/10)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling. (8.5/10)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling. (9/10)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling. (8.5/10)**
Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling). (7.5/10)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling). (8.5/10)
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany. (7.5/10)**
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling. (8.5/10)**

♥♥♥ Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne. (9/10)
The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne. (10/10)
Return to the Hundred Acre Wood by David Benedictus. (7.5/10)

♥♥♥ The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (8.5/10)
The Poison Belt by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (8/10)

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. (3.5/10)
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. (3/10)

** --> Short stories/plays chronicled here for the purpose of listing series continuity. (Refer to the Short Stories header below for break-down of individual stories.)
--> Not all books in the series listed, as some have been read in previous years, or are still to be finished.
--> An authorized sequel.

~~~Short Stories:

♥♥♥ The Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick. (8/10):
♡♡♡ Autofac. (8/10)
♡ Service Call. (7.5/10)
♡ Captive Market. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Mold of Yancy. (9/10)
♡♡♡ The Minority Report. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Recall Mechanism. (8.5/10)
♡ The Unreconstructed M. (7.5/10)
♡ Explorers We. (7/10)
♡♡♡ War Game. (8/10)
♡♡♡ If There Were No Benny Cemoli. (8.5/10)
♡ Novelty Act. (7.5/10)
♡ Waterspider. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ What the Dead Men Say. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Orpheus with Clay Feet. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ In The Days of Perky Pat. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Oh, To Be a Blobel!. (8.5/10)

♥♥♥ Further Chronicles of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery (7.5/10):
♡ Aunt Cynthia's Persian Cat. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Materializing of Cecil. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Her Father's Daughter. (8.5/10)
♡ Jane's Baby. (7/10)
♡ The Dream-Child. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Brother Who Failed (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Return of Hester. (8/10)
♡ The Little Brown Book of Miss Emily. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Sara's Way. (7.5/10)
♡ The Son of His Mother (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Education of Betty. (7.5/10)
♡ Her Selfless Mood. (7/10)
♡ The Conscience Case of David Bell. (6/10)
♡ Only a Common Fellow. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Tannis of the Flats. (7.5/10)

♥♥♥ The Haunter of the Dark and Other Stories by H.P. Lovecraft.☁ (8/10):
♡♡♡ Polaris. (8/10)
♡ Celephaïs. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Other Gods. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Shunned House. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Horror of Red Hook. (9/10)
♡♡♡ Pickman's Model. (9/10)
♡♡♡ The Strange High House in the Mist. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Colour Out of Space. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The History of the Necronomicon. (9/10)

♥♥♥ In the Bedroom by Andre Dubus (7.5/10):
♡♡♡ Killings. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Winter Father. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Rose. (8.5/10)
♡ The Fat Girl. (6/10)
♡ Delivering. (6.5/10)
♡♡♡ A Father's Story. (8/10)
♡ All the Time in the World. (7/10)

Selected Tales and Sketches by Nathaniel Hawthorne (/10):
♡ The Hollow of the Three Hills. (7.5/10)
♡ Sir William Phips. (6/10)
♡ Mrs. Hutchinson. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Wives of the Dead. (7.5/10)
♡ My Kinsman, Major Molineux. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Roger Malvin's Burial. (8/10)

♥♥♥ Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor (7.5/10): ☁
♡ The Comforts of Home. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Lame Shall Enter First. (8.5/10)
♡ Revelation. (7.5/10)
♡ Parker's Back. (7.5/10)
♡ Judgement Day. (7/10)

Complete Stories of Dorothy Parker: ☁
♡ Travelogue. (7.5)
♡♡♡ Little Curtis. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Sexes. (8/10)

♥♥♥ Shamans and Kushtakas: North Coast Tales of the Supernatural (compiled) by Mary Giraudo Beck (7.5/10):
♡♡♡ How Kaka Won Land Otter Power. (7.5/10)
♡ The Challenge. (6/10)
♡ Land Otter Sister. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Revenge. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Dead Man's Bride. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Ldaxin the Skeptic. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Xat and the Feather Kite. (7.5/10)
♡ The Owl Woman. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Love Charm. (8/10)

♥♥♥ The Blythes Are Quoted by L.M. Montgomery (8/10): ☼
♡ Some Fools and a Saint. (7.5/10)
♡ An Afternoon with Mr. Jenkins. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Retribution. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Twins Pretend. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Fancy's Fool. (8/10)
♡♡♡ A Dream Comes True. (7.5/10)
♡ Penelope Struts Her Theories. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Reconciliation. (8/10)
♡♡♡ A Cheated Child. (8/10)
♡ Fool's Errand. (6.5/10)
♡ The Pot and the Kettle. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Brother Beware. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Here Comes the Bride. (8/10)
♡♡♡ A Commonplace Woman. (9/10)
♡ The Road to Yesterday. (7.5/10)

♥♥♥ The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling (8.5/10):
♡♡♡ The Wizard and the Hopping Pot. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Fountain of Fair Fortune. (9/10)
♡♡♡ The Warlock's Hairy Heart. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Tale of the Three Brothers. (9/10)

♥♥♥ Skin and Other Stories by Roald Dahl. (7.5/10):
♡♡♡ Skin. (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Uncollected Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (8/10):☼☁
♡♡♡ The Field Bazaar. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ How Watson Learned the Trick. (8/10)


Series and Sequeled Works:

♥♥♥ Aylmer Vance: Ghost-Seer by Alice & Claude Askew (8/10):☁
♡♡♡ The Fire Unquenchable. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Vampire. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Boy of Blackstock. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Indissoluble Bond. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Fear. (8/10)


♥♥♥ Adrian Mole's Royal Wedding Diary by Sue Townsend. (8/10)
How to Write a Bestseller by Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend. (7/10)

♥♥♥ The Haunter of the Dark and Other Stories by H.P. Lovecraft. (8/10):☁
♡♡♡ The Statement of Randolph Carter. (7.5/10)
♡ The Unnamable. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Dream-Quest of the Unknown Kadath. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Silver Key. (8/10)


♥♥♥ The Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick. (8/10):
♡ Stand-By. (7/10)
♡♡♡ What'll We Do with Ragland Park? (7.5/10)


--> Not all stories in the compendium listed, as some have been read in previous years or are still to be finished.
--> Not only short stories included in the compendium, but only short stories listed here.

~~~Plays:

♥♥♥ An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde. (9/10)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee. (7/10)
♥♥♥ All My Sons by Arthur Miller. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe. (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Uncollected Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (8/10):☼☁
♡♡♡ The Stonor Case. (8/10)
♡ The Crown Diamond. (7/10)

Series and Sequeled Works:

♥♥♥ Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany. (7.5/10)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling. (8.5/10)

☼ --> Not only plays included in compendium, but only plays listed here.
--> Not all books in the series listed, as some have been read in previous years, or are still to be finished.


POETRY:

♥♥♥ The Cat and the Wizard by Dennis Lee and Gillian Johnson. (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Blythes Are Quoted by L.M. Montgomery. (8/10): ☼
♡ The Piper. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ I Wish You. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Old Path Round the Shore. (8/10)
♡ Guest Room in the Country. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The New House. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Robin Vespers. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Night. (9/10)
♡ Man and Woman. (7/10)
♡ There is a House I Love. (7/10)
♡ Sea Song. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ To a Desired Friend. (8.5/10)
♡ Midsummer Day. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Remembered. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Farewell to an Old Room. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Haunted Room. (8/10)
♡ Song of Winter. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Success. (8/10)
♡ The Gate of Dream. (7/10)
♡♡♡ An Old Face. (7.5/10)
♡ Interlude. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Come, Let Us Go. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ A June Day. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Wind of Autumn. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Wild Places. (7.5/10)
♡ For Its Own Sake. (7/10)
♡ The Change. (7/10)
♡♡♡ I know. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Wind. (8/10)
♡ The Bride Dreams. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ May Song. (8/10)
♡ The Parting Soul. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ My House. (8/10)
♡ Memories. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Canadian Twilight. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Oh, We Will Walk with Spring Today. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Grief. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Room. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ I Want. (8/10)
♡ The Pilgrim. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Spring Song. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Aftermath. (8.5/10)

♥♥♥ The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde. (10/10)
♥♥♥ Feng, A Poem by John Wain. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. (9/10)
♥♥♥ Fungi from Yuggoth by H.P. Lovecraft. (9/10)
MySpace Dark Horse Present Volume 3 by Various. (7/10): ☼
♡♡♡ Emily the Strange: She Moves in the Dark by Kitty Remington and Buzz Parker. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Classic Poems by Robert Burns. (8.5/10):
♡♡♡ To a Mountain Daisy, on Turning One Down with the Plough. (8.5/10).
♡♡♡ To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Cotter's Saturday Night. (8.5/10)
♡ Address to a Haggis. (7/10)
♡♡♡ To a Louse, on Seeing One on a Lady's Bonnet at Church. (8/10)
♡♡♡ On Seeing a Wounded Hare Limp by Me, which a Fellow had Just Shot. (7.5/10)
♡ Address to the Tooth-ache. (6.5/10)
♡ Address to the Deil. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Tam o' Shanter, A Tale. (9/10)
♡♡♡ Address to the Unco Guid, or the Rigidly Righteous. (8/10)
♡ Holy Willie's Prayer. (7.5/10)
♡ Epitaph on Holy Willie. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Address to Edinburgh. (9.5/10)
♡ Mary Morison. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Ae Fond Kiss. (8/10)
♡♡♡ My Luve is like a Red, Red Rose. (9/10)
♡♡♡ Sweet Afton. (8.5/10)
♡ John Anderson My Jo. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Highland Mary. (8/10)
♡ The Banks o' Doon. (7.5/10)
♡ A Rosebud by My Early Walk. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Birks of Aberfeldy. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ O Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast. (8/10)
♡ O Whistle an' I'll Come to Ye, My Lad. (7.5/10)
♡ Of a' The Airts The Wind Can Blaw. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Tam Glen. (8/10)
♡♡♡ My Bonnie Mary (The Silver Tassie). (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Country Lassie. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Bonie Lass o' Ballochmyle. (8/10)
♡ I'm O'er Young to Marry yet. (7/10)
♡ Duncan Gray. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Green Grow the Rashes. (8/10)
♡ I'll Ay Ca' in by Yon Town. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Ca' the Yowes to the Knowes. (8/10)
♡ Willie Wastle. (6.5/10)
♡♡♡ My Heart's in the Highlands. (9/10)
♡♡♡ There was a Lad. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ John Barleycorn: A Ballad. (9/10)
♡ Willie Brew'd a Peck o' Maut. (7/10)
♡ The Deil's awa' wi' the Exciseman. (6.5/10)
♡♡♡ A Man's a Man for a' That (Is There for Honest Poverty). (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Auld Lang Syne. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ McPherson's Farewell. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Robert Bruce's Address to His Troops at Bannockburn (Scots Wha Hae). (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Lament of Mary, Queen of Scots, on the Approach of Spring. (8/10)
♡ The Braes o' Killiecrankie. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation. (8.5/10)
♡ Charlie, He's My Darling. (7/10)
♡ Paraphrase of the First Psalm. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The First Six Verses of the Ninetieth Psalm. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Prayer, in the Prospect of Death. (8/10)
♡ Prayer, under the Pressure of Violent Anguish. (7/10)

♥♥♥ The Homeric Hymns by Various Anonymous (translated by Thelma Sargent) (/10):
♡♡♡ To Dionysos (A Fragment). (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ To Demeter. (9/10)
♡♡♡ To Delian Apollo. (8/10)
♡♡♡ To Pythian Apollo. (8/10)
♡♡♡ To Hermes. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ To Aphrodite. (8/10)

♥♥♥ The Uncollected Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (8/10):☼
To Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Arthur Guiterman. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ To an Undiscerning Critic. (8.5/10)


☼ --> Not only poetry included in compendium, but only poetry listed here.


GRAPHIC NOVELS:

♥♥♥ Death: The High Cost of Living by Neil Gaiman, and Chris Bachalo and Mark Buckingham. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Sandman: The Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Black Orchid by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Buffy Omnibus 1 by Various. (8.5/10):☁
♡♡♡ All's Fair by Christopher Golden and Eric Powell. (8/10)

Series and Sequeled Works:

♥♥♥ Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O'Malley. (7/10)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World by Bryan Lee O'Malley. (7.5/10)
Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness by Bryan Lee O'Malley. (7.5/10)
Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together by Bryan Lee O'Malley. (8/10)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe by Bryan Lee O'Malley. (8/10)
Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour by Bryan Lee O'Malley. (7.5/10)

♥♥♥ Tintin in America by Hergé. (8/10)
Cigars of the Pharaoh (Tintin in the Orient) by Hergé. (7.5/10)
The Blue Lotus by Hergé. (7.5/10)
The Broken Ear by Hergé. (7.5/10)
The Black Island by Hergé. (8.5/10)
King Ottokar's Sceptre by Hergé. (8/10)
Prisoners of the Sun by Hergé. (8/10)
Land of Black Gold by Hergé. (7/10)
The Calculus Affair by Hergé. (8/10)
The Castafiore Emerald by Hergé. (7.5/10)
Flight 714 by Hergé. (7.5/10)

MySpace Dark Horse Present Volume 1 by Various. (7/10):✿
Sugarshock! by Joss Whedon and Fábio Moon. (7/10)
Sock Monkey by Tony Millionaire. (6/10)
♡♡♡ A Circuit Closed by Ezra Claytan Daniels. (8/10)
The Comic Con Murder Case by Rick Geary. (5/10)
Safe & Sound by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá. (6/10)
♡♡♡ Founding Fathers Funnies by Peter Bagge. (8/10)
Gear School by Adam Gallardo and Núria Peris. (7/10)
Samurai, Heaven and Earth: The Forest by Ron Marz and Luke Ross. (7.5/10)
Übermensch by Adam Warren. (7/10)
Random Bones by Chris Grine. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Nocturnal Adventures of Scratch and Suck by Steve Niles and Brian Churilla. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Tricks of the Trade by Brodie H. Brockie and Katie Cook. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Axeman by Haden Blackman and Cary Nord. (9/10)
♡♡♡ The Christmas Spirit: A Strange Tale of the Season by Mike Mignola and Guy Davis. (8/10)
Eat the Walls by Matthew Bernier. (7.5/10)
Fear Agent: Nothing to Fear by Rick Remender and Kieron Dwyer. (6.5/10)
--♡ The Goon Chapter One: The Big Blue Note by The Fillbäch Brothers. (7/10)
--♡ The Goon Chapter Two: Bogged Down at Bush Street by Rebecca Sugar and Frans Boukas. (7/10)
--♡ The Goon Chapter Three: A Reasonable Amount of Trouble by Rebecca Sugar and Frans Boukas. (7/10)
--♡ The Goon Chapter Four: Enter the Pecker by Bob Fingerman. (8/10)

♥♥♥ MySpace Dark Horse Present Volume 2 by Various. (7.5/10):
♡♡♡ Captain Hammer: Be Like Me! by Zach Whedon and Eric Canete. (7.5/10)
The Umbrella Academy: Anywhere but Here by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Retro Rockets Go! by Ian Edginton and I.N.J. Culbard. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Wonder Twins Activate! by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá. (7/10)
Milk and Cheese: Fur Suit of Crappiness! by Evan Dorkin. (5/10)
Ann Romano: Gossip Whore by Ann Romano and Paul Lee. (5.5/10)
♡♡♡ Ransom! A Wondermark Tale by David Malki. (8.5/10)
A Going Concern by John Arcudi and Steven Young. (7.5/10)
Hobo Fet by The Brothers Matkinson and Jon Adams. (6/10)
♡♡♡ Manga by Gilbert Hernandez. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Jared by Ilias Kyriazis. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ How to Heal a Broken Heart by Tara McPherson. (7.5/10)
Rex Mundi: Frailty by Arvid Nelson and Juan Ferreyra. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Nothinest by Jason Graham. (8/10)
-~♡♡♡ Criminal Macabre: The Creepy Tree by Steve Niles and Kyle Hotz. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ B.P.R.D.: Revival by John Arcudi and Guy Davis. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ A+ by Nate Piekos and Jeff Wamester. (8/10)
Legion of Blood: The Messenger by Francisco Ruiz Velasso. (7/10)
-~♡ Criminal Macabre: The Trouble with Brains by Steve Niles and Kyle Hotz. (6.5/10)
♡♡♡ Adventures of Two-Gun Bob by Jim & Ruth Keegan. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Sailor Steve Costigan by Joe Casey and Pop Mhan. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Solomon Kane: The Nightcomers by Scott Allie and Mario Guevara. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Conan: Trophy by Tim & Ben Truman and Marian Churchland. (8/10)

MySpace Dark Horse Present Volume 3 by Various. (7/10):
♡♡♡ Witchfinder: Murderous Intent by Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck. (7.5/10)
I See the Devil in My Sleep by Becky Cloonan. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Creepy: Meet the Creepys by Dan Braun and Jeff Preston. (7.5/10)
The Cleaners: The Body Colony by Mark Wheaton and Rahsan Ekedal. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Stain by Josh Dysart and Ron Wimberly. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Creepy: Om Nom Nom! by Andrew Mayer and Lukas Ketner. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Previously Possessed by Sarah Oleksyk. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Nightmare of the Wine Hobo by Jamaica Dyer. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Hunger for Knowledge by Colleen Frakes. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Usagi Yojimbo: Saya by Stan Sakai. (8/10)
Beanworld in ? and ! by Larry Marder. (3/10)
The Famous Mysterious Actor in The Couch Fort by Famous Mysterious Actor and Todd Herman. (3/10)
Achewood: One-Dollar Genius by Chris Onstad. (4/10)
President Carter and Kenny in The Best Job in the World by Brian Sendelbach. (6/10)
Nothing Nice to Say: Getting Hip! by Brian Sendelbach. (6.5/10)
♡♡♡ The K Chronicles by Keith Knight. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Steak & Kidney Punch by Liz Greenfield. (7.5/10)
Applegeeks: Robro by Ananth Panagariya. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Mister K in Slumberland by Dean Motter. (8/10)
Serenity: The Other Half by Jim Krueger and Will Conrad. (7/10)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Harmony Bites by Jane Espenson. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Vampy Cat Play Friend by Steven S. DeKnight. (8/10)
Moist: Humidity Rising by Zach Whedon and Farel Dalrymple. (6/10)

♥♥♥ MySpace Dark Horse Present Volume 4 by Various. (7.5/10):
♡♡♡ Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Always Darkest by Joss Whedon and Jo Chen. (8/10)
Rapture by Taki Soma and Michael Avon Oeming. (7/10)
Dreamstar by Gilbert Hernandez. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Penny: Keep Your Head Up by Zack Whedon and Jim Rugg. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Martha by Dave Chisholm. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ A Day at the Zoo by Carolyn Main. (8/10)
Em and Gwen: Magic Spell by Farel Dalrymple. (7.5/10)
Flower Mecha by Angie Wong. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Secret Files of the Giant Man in Paris by Matt Kindt. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Tickets by Mike Lawrence. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Piper's Pet by Nicholas Kole. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Face of Evil by Tory Novikova. (8/10)
♡♡♡ R.J. Jr.: The Dragon's Librarian by Alec Longstreth. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Origin of Man by Kate Beaton. (7.5/10)
An Early Sunset by Joseph Lambert. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Catch!: A Wondermark Tale by David Malki. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Sinfest: Street Poetry by Tatsuya Ishida. (8/10)
Achewood: The Garage Sale by Chris Onstad. (4/10)
Werewolves on the Moon: Versus Vampires - Bad Blood by Dave Land and the Fillbach Brothers. (7/10)
The Goon and Ann Romano: Hone Dishin' by Ann Romano and Kristian Donaldson. (6.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Marquis and the Coachman by Guy Davis. (8/10)
♡♡♡ And What Shall I Find There? by Mike Mignola and Joshua Dysart, and Patric Reynolds. (8/10)
Star Wars: Dark Times - Blue Harvest by Mick Harrison and Douglas Wheatley. (7/10)

♥♥♥ MySpace Dark Horse Present Volume 5 by Various. (7.5/10):
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Harmony Comes to the Nation by Jane Espenson and Karl Moline. (6.5/10)
The Guild by Felicia Day, and Jim Rugg and Juan Ferreyra. (7/10)
♡♡♡ The Gax of Life: A Wondermark Tale by David Malki!. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Here Comes Suzy Snowflake by Jill Thompson. (8.5/10)
Exurbia: No Return by Scott Allie and Kevin McGovern. (7/10)
Going to Work by Jesse Reklaw. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Scraps by Matt Sundstrom. (8.5/10)
Our Boarding House by Rick Geary. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Antlers by Roman Muradov. (8/10)
♡♡♡ The Secret Files of the Giant Man in Egypt by Matt Kindt. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Dalton: Promise Kept by Adam Gallardo and Todd Demong. (7.5/10)
Duke Armstrong: The World's Mightiest Golfer by Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca, and Jim Rugg. (6.5/10)
♡♡♡ The Horror Robber by Damon Gentry and Aaron Conley. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Callie Eats Feathers by Ananth Panagariya and Yuko Ota. (9/10)
Numeat by Cody Goodfellow and Jeff Wamester. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Groo: The Hogs of Horder by Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier. (7.5/10)
Mister X: The Vanishing Breed by Dean Motter. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Mens Iniuria in Corpore Sano by John Arcudi. (8.5/10)
♡♡♡ Solomon Kane: All the Damned Souls at Sea by Scott Allie and Guy Davis. (9/10)
♡♡♡ Conan and the Mad King of Gaul by Darick Robertson. (8/10)

MySpace Dark Horse Present Volume 6 by Various. (7/10):
Mass Effect: Incursion by Mac Walters and Eduardo Francisco. (6/10)
Con-CERNed by LeVar Burton and Mark Wolfe, and David Hahn. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Rick Shambles is Forever Adrift by Frank Stockton. (7.5/10)
Meteor Mite by Art Baltazar. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Grimmiss Island by Art Baltazar. (7/10)
♡♡♡ Chiptie Butternut: The Fastest Squirrel in the Whurld!!! by Scott Morse. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Hen and the Door-to-Door Ogre Salesman by Andi Watson. (7.5/10)
Beanworld by Larry Marder. (5/10)
♡♡♡ Usagi Yojimbo: Cut the Plum by Stan Sakai. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Tobb: The Sling! by Ron Chan. (8/10)
Las Primas Controla by Maime Hernandez. (6.5/10)
Bee in... the Ramble by Jason Little. (6.5/10)
♡♡♡ Love Note by Graham Annable. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Giant Man in the Philippines by Matt Kindt. (8/10)
♡♡♡ Fiction by Gabriel Bá. (8.5/10)
-♡♡♡ Brody's Ghost: The Scene of the Crime by Mark Crilley. (7.5/10)
-♡ Brody's Ghost: The Midnight Train by Mark Crilley. (7.5/10)
-♡♡♡ Brody's Ghost: The Test by Mark Crilley. (8/10)
-♡ Brody's Ghost: The Big Game by Mark Crilley. (7.5/10)
S.H.O.O.T. First: The Wooden Saint by Justin Aclin and Ben Bates. (7/10)
♡♡♡ In Fetu by Simon Spurrier and Christopher Mitten. (7.5/10)
♡♡♡ Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tale of the Vampires - Carpe Noctem by Jackie Kessler and Paul Lee. (7.5/10)
Englouorioues Mask-tards! by Evan Dorkin and Hilary Barta. (5.5/10)


--> Not all books/stories in the series listed, as some have been read in previous years, or are still to be finished.
✿ --> A series of short story collections, wherein the short stories themselves are primarily independent of each other or stories within other volumes (with a few exceptions).




PREVIOUS YEARS:



2009-2010/2010/2011/2012/2013/2014/2015
Books

2015 in Books. (Now with quotes and reviews!)

~~Every link leads to an entry with basic information about the book, my favourite quotes and my review:
~The image I use is the edition I read.
~I tag the year of publication, unless the era plays a major part in the story and is different (e.g. a book published about WWII in 2001), in which case I tag both.

♥♥♥ = Personal favourites I recommend.


Non-Fiction:

The Occult Significance of Blood by Rudolf Steiner. (7/10)
♥♥♥ The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet by Neil deGrasse Tyson. (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Character of Cats: The Origins, Intelligence, Behavior, and Stratagems of Felis silvestris catus by Stephen Budiansky. (8.5/10)
Taking Ourselves Seriously & Getting It Right by Harry G. Frankfurt. (6.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Battle For History: Re-Fighting World War Two by John Keegan. (8/10)
♥♥♥ On Evil by Terry Eagleton. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Understanding Taoism: Origins, Beliefs, Practices, Holy texts, Sacred Places by Jennifer Oldstone-Moore. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings by Katherine S. Newman with Cybelle Fox, David J. Harding, Jal Mehta, and Wendy Roth. (9/10)
♥♥♥ Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Tolstoy at Yasnaya Polyana: His Life and Work in the Charmed World of His Estate by Patricia Chute. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ What?: Are These the 20 Most Important Questions in Human History, or is This a Game of 20 Questions? by Mark Kurlansky. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Light and Liberty: Reflections on the Pursuit of Happiness by Thomas Jefferson (edited and compiled by Eric S. Petersen). (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel. (7.5/10)
Natural History of Religion by David Hume. (6/10)
♥♥♥ Hiroshima by John Hersey. (7.5/10)


Fiction:

~~~Novels:

♥♥♥ Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car by Ian Fleming. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Piercing by Ryu Murakami. (7/10)
♥♥♥ Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy. (7.5/10)
The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. (7/10)
♥♥♥ Twenty Jātaka Tales retold by Noor Inayat Khan. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Время Hочь, Людмила Петрушевская. (The Time: Night by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.) (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ A Month of Sundays by John Updike. (8.5/10)
Carmilla by Sheridan LeFanu. (7/10)
♥♥♥ Moby Dick by Herman Melville. (10/10)
♥♥♥ Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James. (7.5/10)
Zoo by James Patterson (ghost-written by Michael Ledwidge). (5.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. (9/10)
Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata. (7.5/10)
Paper Towns by John Green. (5.5/10)
♥♥♥ On the Beach by Nevil Shute. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant. (8/10)
♥♥♥ North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. (9/10)
The Iron Man: A Children's Story in Five Nights by Ted Huges. (7.5/10)

Series and Sequeled Works:

♥♥♥ Seeds of Yesterday by V.C. Andrews. (7.5/10)
Garden of Shadows by V.C. Andrews. (8/10)

♥♥♥ Little House on Rocky Ridge by Roger Lea MacBride. (7.5/10)
Little Farm in the Ozarks by Roger Lea MacBride. (7.5/10)

♥♥♥ Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. (8.5/10)
Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery. (8.5/10)
Chronicles of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery. (9/10)
Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery. (8/10)
Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery. (7.5/10)
Anne's House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery. (8.5/10)

From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris. (7.5/10)
Gift Wrap by Charlaine Harris. (7/10)
Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris. (7.5/10)
Two Blondes by Charlaine Harris. (7/10)
Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris. (8/10)
Small-Town Wedding by Charlaine Harris. (7.5/10)
Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris. (8/10)
Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris. (7/10)
Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris. (7.5/10)
If I Had a Hammer by Charlaine Harris. (7/10)
Playing Possum by Charlaine Harris. (7.5/10)
After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris. (6/10)
Dead but not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse by Various, edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner. (7.5/10)
+
Dancers in the Dark by Charlaine Harris. (7.5/10)††
Tacky by Charlaine Harris. (7/10)
Bacon by Charlaine Harris. (7.5/10)
The Britlingens Go to Hell by Charlaine Harris. (8/10)
Dahlia Underground by Charlaine Harris. (7.5/10)
A Very Vampire Christmas by Charlaine Harris. (7/10)
Death by Dahlia by Charlaine Harris. (6.5/10)

♥♥♥ The Colour of Magic by Sir Terry Pratchett. (8.5/10)
The Light Fantastic by Sir Terry Pratchett. (8.5/10)
Equal Rites by Sir Terry Pratchett. (7/10)
Mort by Sir Terry Pratchett. (8/10)

♥♥♥ Bambi: A Life in the Woods by Felix Salten. (9/10)
Bambi's Children: The Story of a Forest Family by Felix Salten. (9/10)

♥♥♥ A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Salinger. (8/10)
Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut by J.D. Salinger. (7.5/10)
Down at the Dinghy by J.D. Salinger. (7/10)
Franny by J.D. Salinger. (8.5/10)
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters by J.D. Salinger. (9/10)
Zooey by J.D. Salinger. (8.5/10)
Seymour - An Introduction by J.D. Salinger. (7/10)
Hapworth 16, 1924 by J.D. Salinger. (8/10)

♥♥♥ Casino Royale by Ian Fleming. (8/10)
Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming. (8.5/10)

♥♥♥ Ring by Koji Suzuki. (8/10)
Spiral by Koji Suzuki. (8/10)

♥♥♥ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling. (10/10)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling. (9/10)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling. (9.5/10)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling. (9/10)

♥♥♥ The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis. (8/10)
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. (8.5/10)
The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis. (8.5/10)
Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis. (8.5/10)
The Voyage of the Dawntreader by C.S. Lewis. (8.5/10)
The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis. (7.5/10)
The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. (8/10)

♥♥♥ Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Outcast by Kathryn Lasky. (7.5/10)
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The First Collier by Kathryn Lasky. (7.5/10)

♥♥♥ A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket. (9/10)

† - Stories written in the Sookie universe by other authors, chosen by and with permission from Charlaine Harris.
†† - While writing the Sookie novels, Harris wrote a few novellas and short stories taking place in the same universe, expanding on the characters that make only a minor appearance in the books.

~~~Short Stories:

♥♥♥ The Horror of the Heights by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (7.5/10)
Just Before the War with the Eskimos by J.D. Salinger. (7/10)
The Leather Funnel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (6.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Laughing Man by J.D. Salinger. (7/10)
♥♥♥ The New Catacomb by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (7/10)
♥♥♥ For Esmé - with Love and Squalor by J.D. Salinger. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Case of Lady Sannox by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (7.5/10)
Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes by J.D. Salinger. (7.5/10)
The Terror of Blue John Gap by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (7/10)
De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period by J.D. Salinger. (7.5/10)
The Brazilian Cat by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (7/10)
♥♥♥ Teddy by J.D. Salinger. (8/10)
The Eyes of the Panther by Ambrose Bierce. (6/10)
♥♥♥ The Moonlit Road by Ambrose Bierce. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Such a Pretty Little Picture by Dorothy Parker. (8/10)*
♥♥♥ The Boarded Window by Ambrose Bierce. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Greenleaf by Flannery O'Connor. (7.5/10)*
♥♥♥ Too Bad by Dorothy Parker. (8/10)*
The Man and the Snake by Ambrose Bierce. (7/10)
Mr. Durant by Dorothy Parker. (7/10)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. (7/10)
A Certain Lady by Dorothy Parker. (6.5/10)
View of the Woods by Flannery O'Connor. (7/10)
The Secret of Macarger's Gulch by Ambrose Bierce. (7.5/10)
Empty House by Algernon Blackwood. (7/10)
♥♥♥ The Wonderful Old Gentleman by Dorothy Parker. (7.5/10)
The Middle Toe of the Right Foot by Ambrose Bierce. (7/10)
♥♥♥ The Enduring Chill by Flannery O'Connor. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ A Haunted Island by Algernon Blackwood. (8/10)
Dialogue at Three in the Morning by Dorothy Parker. (6/10)
♥♥♥ A Psychological Shipwreck by Ambrose Bierce. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Keeping His Promise by Algernon Blackwood. (7.5/10)
The Last Tea by Dorothy Parker. (7/10)
♥♥♥ A Holy Terror by Ambrose Bierce. (8/10)
Oh! He's Charming! by Dorothy Parker. (6.5/10)
♥♥♥ John Bartine's Watch by Ambrose Bierce. (7.5/10)
Beyond the Wall by Ambrose Bierce. (6.5/10)
♥♥♥ A Watcher by the Dead by Ambrose Bierce. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Moxon's Master by Ambrose Bierce. (7/10)

Series and Sequeled Works:

♥♥♥ The Invader by Alice & Claude Askew. (8.5/10)
The Stranger by Alice & Claude Askew. (8/10)
Lady Green-Sleeves by Alice & Claude Askew. (7.5/10)


~~~Plays:

♥♥♥ A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. (8/10)

~~~Poetry:

♥♥♥ Pastorals by Alexander Pope. (7.5/10)


Graphic Novels:

♥♥♥ Batman: Noël by Lee Bermejo. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ A Boy & A Girl by Jamie S. Rich and Natalie Nourigat. (8/10)
Bite Club by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman, and David Hahn. (7/10)
The Art of War by Kelly Roman with Sun Tzu and Michael DeWeese. (7/10)

Series and Sequeled Works:

♥♥♥ The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman, and Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg and Malcolm Jones III. (8.5/10)
The Sandman: The Doll's House by Neil Gaiman, and Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg and Malcolm Jones III. (8/10)
The Sandman: Dream Country by Neil Gaiman, and Kelley Jones, Malcolm Jones III and Charles Vess. (8.5/10)
The Sandman: Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman, and Kelley Jones, Mike Dringenberg, Charles Vess, Malcolm Jones III, Matt Wagner, Dick Giordano, George Pratt, and P. Craig Russell. (9/10)
The Sandman: A Game of You by Neil Gaiman, and Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, George Pratt, Stan Woch, and Dick Giordano. (8.5/10)
The Sandman: Brief Lives by Neil Gaiman, and Jill Thompson and Vince Locke. (9/10)
The Sandman: World's End by Neil Gaiman, and Michael Allred, Gary Amaro, Mark Buckingham, Dick Giordano, Tony Harris, Steve Leialoha, Vince Locke, Shea Anton Pensa, Alec Stevens, Bryan Talbot, John Watkiss, and Michael Zulli. (8.5/10)
The Sandman: The Kindly Ones by Neil Gaiman, and Marc Hempel, Richard Case, D Israeli, Teddy Kristiansen, Glyn Dillon, Charles Vess, Dean Ornston and Kevin Nowlan. (8/10)
The Sandman: The Wake by Neil Gaiman, and Michael Zulli, Jon J Muth, and Charles Vess. (8.5/10)
The Sandman: Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman, and Glenn Fabry, Milo Manara, Miguelanxo Prado, Frank Quitely, P. Craig Russell, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Barron Storey. (8.5/10)

♥♥♥ Lucifer: Devil in the Gateway by Mike Carey, and Scott Hampton, Chris Weston, James Hodgkins, Warren Pleece and Dean Ormston. (8/10) ╰☆╮
Lucifer: Devil in the Gateway by Mike Carey and Peter Gross, Ryan Kelly, and Dean Ormston. (8.5/10)

♥♥♥ Transmetropolitan: Back on the Street by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson. (9/10)
Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson. (8/10)
Transmetropolitan: Year of the Bastard by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson. (8.5/10)
Transmetropolitan: The New Scum by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson. (8.5/10)
Transmetropolitan: Lonely City by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson. (8.5/10)

♥♥♥ Bone: Out From Boneville by Jeff Smith. (9/10)
Bone: The Great Cow Race by Jeff Smith. (9/10)
Bone: Eyes of the Storm by Jeff Smith. (9/10)

♥♥♥ The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore. (8/10)
The Walking Dead: Miles Behind Us by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard. (7.5/10)

╰☆╮ - A mostly-independent spin-off from the Sandman series with occasional overlapping plots and taking place in the same universe.


PREVIOUS YEARS:



2009-2010/2010/2011/2012/2013/2014/
Educate thyself

Books 2014

♥♥♥ --> Books I loved and/or recommend. (Sometimes, I will give a book a very high rating, but the fact that I can recognize the book is good doesn't mean I loved it/would recommend it.) As well, if it has the first book of the series, the whole series is technically implied, but sometimes sequels suck, so judge by the rating.
--> A break from the body of the list means it is a series.
(-/10) --> My rating.
--> I re-read some stuff on a semi-regular basis, so there will be repeats once in a while from year to year and, interestingly but obviously, my opinion of those books may change from read to read.
--> Links go to Amazon.com (unless, as is the case with most short stories, they go directly to the story.) Links for Russian books go to the Russian equivalent of Amazon, Ozon.
--> When I read things in Russian, I provide a link to the Russian and the English translation versions. However, I never read Russian translations, so while I try to link to what is considered the most definitive translation, I cannot myself comment on its quality or accuracy in comparison to the Russian text.

Fiction:

~~~Novels:

♥♥♥ The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein. (8.5/10)
If God Were Alive Today by Kurt Vonnegut. (7/10)
Candide or, Optimism by Voltaire (translated by Peter Constantine). (6/10)
♥♥♥ Basic Training by Kurt Vonnegut. (7.5/10)
Crazy by William Peter Blatty. (6/10)
♥♥♥ Why We Have Day and Night by Peter F. Neumeyer and Edward Gorey. (8/10)
I Will Always Love You by Cecily von Ziegesar. (6/10)
Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection, Field Notes by Don Roff and Chris Lane. (7/10)
♥♥♥ Cabal by Clive Barker. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Logan's Run by William F Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. (9/10)
♥♥♥ Popular Hits of the Showa Era by Ryu Murakami. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. (8.5/10)
Charlotte: The Last Journey of Jane Eyre by D.M. Thomas. (5.5/10)
Life of Pi by Yann Martel. (6.5/10)
♥♥♥ The It-Doesn't-Matter Suit by Sylvia Plath. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Matilda by Roald Dahl. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life by Maurice Sendak. (8/10)
Elsio Trot by Roald Dahl. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Persuasion by Jane Austen. (8.5/10)

♥♥♥ The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (8.5/10)
Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (8.5/10)
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (9/10)
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (8.5/10)
Sherlock Holmes: His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (8.5/10)
The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (9/10)
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (8/10)

♥♥♥ Inferno by August Strindberg. (8.5/10)*
Legends by August Strindberg. (6.5/10)
Wrestling Jacob: A Fragment by August Strindberg. (5.5/10)

♥♥♥ True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole by Sue Townsend. (7/10)
Adrian Mole and the Small Amphibians by Sue Townsend. (8/10)
Adrian Mole, The Wilderness Years by Sue Townsend. (8.5/10)
Mole Cooks His Goose by Sue Townsend. (6.5/10)
Adrian Mole, The Cappuccino Years by Sue Townsend. (8.5/10)
The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole, 1999-2001 by Sue Townsend. (7.5/10)
Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction by Sue Townsend. (8.5/10)
Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years by Sue Townsend. (8.5/10)

♥♥♥ Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. (9/10)*
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. (8/10)
Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder. (7.5/10)
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder. (7.5/10)
By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder. (8.5/10)
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder. (9/10)
Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. (7.5/10)
These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder. (8.5/10)
The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder. (7/10)
On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894 by Laura Ingalls Wilder. (7.5/10)**

♥♥♥ Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane by P.L. Travers. (8.5/10)
Mary Poppins and the House Next Door by P.L. Travers. (7/10)

♥ <a href=">All Together Dead</a> by Charlaine Harris. (7.5/10)
Lucky by Charlaine Harris. (7/10)

♥♥♥ Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews. (8/10)
Petals on the Wind by V.C. Andrews. (8/10)
If There Be Thorns by V.C. Andrews. (7.5/10)

* - These books are not actually fiction - they're true accounts of the authors' lives. However, they've been officially classified as 'Historical Fiction' for LIW, and 'Autobiographical Fiction' for Strindberg. I'm not going to lie, it kind of bothers me.
** - This volume is an actual diary, not classified or written as any kind of fiction, included here only for the sake of keeping the continuity of the story.


~~~Short Stories/Novellas:

♥♥♥ Jerusalem's Lot by Stephen King. (7.5/10)
Lost Hearts by M.R. James. (7/10)
♥♥♥ Extricating Young Gussie by P.G. Woodehouse. (7.5/10)
Blockade Billy by Stephen King. (6.5/10)**
Ms. Found in a Bottle by Edgar Allan Poe. (6/10)
♥♥♥ Morality by Stephen King. (8/10)**
♥♥♥ Button, Button by Richard Matheson. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Beneficence by Vladimir Nabokov. (9/10)**
♥♥♥ Где Любовь, Там и Бог, Л. Н. Толстой. (7/10)
Три Старца, Л. Н. Толстой. (6.5/10)
♥♥♥ Чем Люди Живы, Л. Н. Толстой. (8.5/10)


~~~Plays:

♥♥♥ A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. (8/10)
♥♥♥ A Dream Play by August Strindberg. (8.5/10)


~~~Poetry:

♥♥♥ The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire. (10/10)


Graphic Novels:

Pigeons From Hell by Joe R. Lansdale, Nathan Fox, and Dave Stewart (based on story by Robert E. Howard). (6.5/10)
Arkham Asylum: Madness by Sam Kieth, Michelle Madsen, and Dave Stewart. (7/10)
Colder bymPaul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra. (7.5/10)
CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations by Alex Garner, Jeff Mariotte, Gabriel Hernandez, and Mindy Lee. (6.5/10)
♥♥♥ Batwoman: Elegy by Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Tale of the Batman: Tim Sale by Various and Tim Sale. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Celeste by I.N.J. Culbard. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Pandemonium by Christophe Bec and Stefano Raffaele. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Undertaking of Lily Chen by Danica Novgorodoff. (7.5/10)
Refresh, Refresh by Danica Novgorodoff, James Ponsoldt, and Benjamin Percy. (6.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Crow by J. O'Barr. (9/10)
Loverboys by Gilbert Hernandez. (6/10)
Three by Kieron Gillen, Ryan Kelly and Jordie Bellaire. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Ricky Rouse Has a Gun by Jörg Tittel and John Aggs. (7.5/10)
Trail of Steel 1441 A.D. by Marcos Mateu-Mestre. (6.5/10)
Clown Fatale by Victor Gischler and Maurizio Rosenzweig. (7/10)
Gate-Way: The New World by Joe Halpin Sr., Joe Halpin Jr., and Juanfrancisco Moyano. (7.5/10)
365 Samurai and a Few Bowls of Rice by J.P. Kalonji and Various. (7/10)
♥♥♥ The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple. (8.5/10)
The Field by Simon Roy and Ed Brisson. (7/10)
♥♥♥ The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire. (7.5/10)
Tropic of the Sea by Satoshi Kon. (7/10)


Non-Fiction:

♥♥♥ Books v. Cigarettes by George Orwell. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters by Peter Langman, PhD. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Crime and Custom in Savage Society by Bronislaw Malinowski. (8/10)
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores by Jen Campbell. (7/10)
♥♥♥ The Curse of Lono by Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Holy the Firm by Annie Dillard. (8/10)
From an Occult Diary: Marriage with Harriet Bosse by August Strindberg. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Mark Twain in Hawaii - Roughing It in the Sandwich Islands: Hawaii in the 1860's by Mark Twain. (7/10)
♥♥♥ A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas. (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Art of Peace by Morihei Ueshiba (translated by John Stevens). (9/10)
♥♥♥ Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness by Epictetus (translated and interpreted by Sharon Lebell). (8/10)**
♥♥♥ His Finest Hours: Great War Speeches of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill (compiled by Graham Stewart). (10/10)
♥♥♥ History of Shit by Dominique Laporte. (8/10)

♥♥♥ Love Letters of Great Men, edited by Ursula Doyle. (8.5/10)
Love Letters of Great Women, edited by Ursula Doyle. (8/10)

How to Live with a Neurotic Dog by Stephen Baker (illus by Fred Hillard). (6.5/10)
How to Live with a Neurotic Cat by Stephen Baker (illustrated by Fred Hillard). (7/10)

**Epictetus is an incredible philosopher, and no matter how he's transcribed, I admire him greatly and agree with most of his principles. However, while I "recommend" the book for the fact that it's him, may it be noted that the translation is atrocious - unnecessarily modernized and ludicrously in-eloquent. I would recommend the philosopher, but not the edition.


PREVIOUS YEARS:



2009-2010/2010/2011/2012/2013
Books

Books 2013.

♥♥♥ --> Books I loved. (Sometimes, I will give a book a very high rating, but the fact that I can recognize the book is good doesn't mean I loved it/would recommend it.) As well, if it has the first book of the series, the whole series is technically implied, but sometimes sequels suck, so judge by the rating.
--> A break from the body of the list means it is a series.
(-/10) --> My rating.
--> I re-read some stuff on a semi-regular basis, so there will be repeats once in a while from year to year and, interestingly but obviously, my opinion of those books may change from read to read.
--> Links go to Amazon.com (unless, as is the case with most short stories, they go directly to the story.) Links for Russian books go to the Russian equivalent of Amazon, Ozon.
--> When I read things in Russian, I provide a link to the Russian and the English translation versions. However, I never read Russian translations, so while I try to link to what is considered the most definitive translation, I cannot myself comment on its quality or accuracy in comparison to the Russian text.

Fiction:

~~~Novels:

Psycho by Robert Bloch. (7.5/10)
Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter by A.E. Moorat. (6.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. (9/10)
Alice Dugdale by Anthony Trollope. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Neverending Story (PART 1---PART 2), by Michael Ende. (10/10)
Hungarian Folk-tales (retold) by Val Biro. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King. (8/10)
♥♥♥ God Bless You, Dr.Kevorkian by Kurt Vonnegut. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Villette by Charlotte Brontë. (9/10)
♥♥♥ Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Казаки, Л. Н. Толстой. (The Cossacks by Leo Tolstoy) (8/10)
Anthem by Ayn Rand. (7/10)
♥♥♥ The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman and Skottie Young. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Анна Каренина, Л. Н. Толстой. (Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy) (9.5/10)

♥♥♥ Детство, Л. Н. Толстой. (Childhood by Leo Tolstoy) (9/10)
Отрочество, Л. Н. Толстой. (Boyhood by Leo Tolstoy) (8.5/10)
Юность, Л. Н. Толстой. (Youth by Leo Tolstoy) (9/10)

♥♥♥ A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (8.5/10)
The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (8/10)

♥♥♥ The Rescuers by Margery Sharp. (8.5/10)
Miss Bianca by Margery Sharp. (8/10)
The Turret by Margery Sharp. (8/10)
Miss Bianca in the Salt Mines by Margery Sharp. (8.5/10)

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris. (7.5/10)
Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris. (7/10)
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris. (7.5/10)
Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris. (7.5/10)
Fairy Dust by Charlaine Harris. (6/10)
Dracula Night by Charlaine Harris. (7/10)
Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris. (7/10)
One Word Answer by Charlaine Harris. (7.5/10)
Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris. (7.5/10)

♥♥♥ Mary Poppins by P. L. Travis. (8/10)
Mary Poppins Comes Back by P. L. Travis. (8.5/10)
Mary Poppins Opens the Door by P. L. Travis. (9/10)
Mary Poppins in the Park by P. L. Travis. (7.5/10)
Mary Poppins From A to Z by P. L. Travis. (7/10)

♥♥♥ The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend. (7.5/10)
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend. (8/10)

♥♥♥ Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares. (8.5/10)
The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares. (8/10)
Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares. (8/10)
Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares. (8.5/10)

~~~Short Stories:

The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft. (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Horla by Guy de Maupassant. (7.5/10)
Herbert West - Reanimator by H. P. Lovecraft. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Rappaccini's Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Screaming Skull by F. Marion Crawford. (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Thing on the Doorstep by H. P. Lovecraft. (9/10)
The Nameless City by H. P. Lovecraft. (7.5/10)
The Doom That Came to Sarnath by H. P. Lovecraft. (7/10)
♥♥♥ The Cats of Ulthar by H. P. Lovecraft. (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Hound by H. P. Lovecraft. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Dreams in the Witch House by H. P. Lovecraft. (8/10)
Dagon by H. P. Lovecraft. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Rats in the Walls by H. P. Lovecraft. (8/10)
The Haunter of the Dark by H. P. Lovecraft. (7.5/10)
A Mother of Monsters by Guy de Maupassant. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Diary of a Madman by Guy de Maupassant. (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Willows by Algernon Blackwood. (9/10)
The Hand by Guy de Maupassant. (7/10)
♥♥♥ Was It a Dream? by Guy de Maupassant. (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Grave by Guy de Maupassant. (7.5/10)
Casting the Runes by M. R. James. (7/10)
♥♥♥ Haunted and the Haunters by Edward Bulwer Lytton. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Wake Not the Dead by Johann Ludwig Tieck. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Horror: A True Tale by Anonymous. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Children of the Corn by Stephen King. (8.5/10)
1408 by Stephen King. (7/10)**
♥♥♥ The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Fear by Guy de Maupassant. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Canon Alberic's Scrapbook by M. R. James. (8/10)
The Death of Halpin Frayser by Ambrose Bierce. (7/10)
The Mezzotint by M. R. James. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ He? by Guy de Maupassant. (7.5/10)
Moxon's Master by Ambrose Bierce. (7/10)
♥♥♥ On the River by Guy de Maupassant. (7.5/10)
The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson. (7.5/10)
Number 13 by M.R. James. (6/10)
Beyond The Wall by Ambrose Bierce. (6/10)
The Apparition by Guy de Maupassant. (6.5/10)
Count Magnus by M.R. James. (7/10)
♥♥♥ The Spastic Mannerism by Guy de Maupassant. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad by M. R. James. (7.5/10)
Terror by Guy de Maupassant. (7/10)**
♥♥♥ The Man Who Could Work Miracles by H.G. Wells. (8/10)
The Treasure of Abbot Thomas by M. R. James. (7/10)
♥♥♥ The Inn by Guy de Maupassant. (7.5/10)
A School Story by M. R. James. (6/10)
Schopenhauer's Smile by Guy de Maupassant. (6.5/10)
The Rose Garden by M. R. James. (7/10)
Was He Mad? by Guy de Maupassant (6.5/10)**
The Tractate Middoth by M. R. James. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Wolf by Guy de Maupassant. (7.5/10)
The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral by M. R. James. (7.5/10)
The Drowned Man by Guy de Maupassant. (7/10)
♥♥♥ Mr. Humphries and His Inheritance by M. R. James. (8/10)
♥♥♥ A Night in Paris (A Nightmare) by Guy de Maupassant. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Diary of Mr. Poynter by M. R. James. (7/10)
Who Knows? by Guy de Maupassant. (7/10)
♥♥♥ An Episode of Cathedral History by M. R. James. (7.5/10)
The Uncommon Prayer-Book by M. R. James. (6/10)
A Neighbour's Landmark by M. R. James. (6.5/10)
♥♥♥ A Warning to the Curious by M. R. James. (8/10)
Rats by M. R. James. (6.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Experiment: A New Year’s Eve Ghost Story by M. R. James. (7.5/10)
The Malice of Inanimate Objects by M. R. James. (7/10)
A Vignette by M. R. James. (7.5/10)

~~~Plays:

♥♥♥ The Medea by Euripides (translated by Rex Warner). (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe. (9/10)
♥♥♥ R.U.R. (Rossum's Univeral Robots) by Karel Čapek. (8.5/10)

~~~<i><u>Poetry:</i></u>

♥♥♥ <a href=">The Rape of the Lock</a> by Alexander Pope. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Homeric Hymns by Various Anonymous (translated by Thelma Sargent). (9.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde. (10/10)
When We Were Very Young by A.A. Milne. (7/10)


Graphic Novels:

♥♥♥ God Save the Queen by Mike Carey and John Bolton. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Son of Celluloid by Clive Barker and Les Edwards (adapted by Steve Niles). (8/10)
Arkham Woods by Christopher Rowley and Jhomar Soriano. (7/10)
♥♥♥ Batman: Through the Looking Glass by Bruce Jones and Sam Kieth. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Howl: A Graphic Novel by Allen Ginsberg and Eric Drooker. (9/10)


Non-Fiction:

♥♥♥ Blow Him Away: How To Give Him Mind-Blowing Oral Sex by Marcy Michaels with Marie DeSalle. (8/10)
Grigory Rasputin: Holy Man or Mad Monk? by Enid A. Goldberg and Norman Itzkowitz. (6.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai by Yamamoro Tsunetomo. (9/10)
Mindfucking: A Critique of Mental Manipulation by Colin McGinn. (6/10)
♥♥♥ The Book of Jones: A Tribute to the Mercurial, Manic, and Utterly Seductive Cat by Ralph Steadman. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Common Sense by Thomas Paine. (9/10)
♥♥♥ Tree: A Life Story by David Suzuki and Wayne Grady. (8/10)
♥♥♥ How to Think More About Sex by Alain de Botton. (8.5/10)
Classical Art Tours: Westminster Abbey by Claudio Gorlier. (6/10)
♥♥♥ An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting by Jane Collier. (8/10)
The Secret Sex Lives of Animals by David Lambert and the Diagram Group. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau. (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women by Harriet Rubin. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Oration on the Dignity of Man (De hominis dignitate) by Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola. (8/10)
The Philosopher Cat by Kwong Kuen Shan. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ East & West: The Nobel Lecture on Literature, A World Split Apart, Letter to the Soviet Leaders and a BBC Interview by Alexandr I. Solzhenitsyn. (8.5/10)


PREVIOUS YEARS:



2009-2010/2010/2011/2012
Applause

Movies 2013.

Movies


♥♥♥ --> I enjoyed a lot/would highly recommend watching (although not always both).
(x/10) --> My rating.
--> Links go to IMDB.

♥♥♥ Woetoli (Loner) (8/10)
♥♥♥ Hwa-i-teu: Jeo-woo-eui Mel-lo-di (White: The Melody of the Curse) (8.5/10)
Catfish (6.5/10)
Jiao Zi (Dumplings) (7/10)
♥♥♥ V/H/S (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Paranormal Activity (7/10)
♥♥♥ The Royal Tenenbaums (9/10)
Ted (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Hook (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (7.5/10)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (6/10)
The Purge (6/10)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (5.5/10)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (6.5/10)
♥♥♥ Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Pact (7/10)
World War Z (7/10)
♥♥♥ Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Prestige (8/10)
♥♥♥ Stranger Than Fiction (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ El Laberinto del Fauno (Pan's Labyrinth) (9/10)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (7/10)
♥♥♥ Total Recall (1990) (8/10)
Playback (5.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Caller (7.5/10)
Gravity (8/10)
Mansfield Park (1999) (6/10)
Mansfield Park (2007) (7/10)
Katt Williams: Kattpacalypse (6/10)
♥♥♥ George Carlin: You Are All Diseased (8.5/10)
V/H/S/2 (6/10)
♥♥♥ George Carlin: What Am I Doing in New Jersey? (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ The ABCs of Death (7/10)
♥♥♥ George Carlin... It's Bad for Ya! (7.5/10)
Insidious (6/10)
A Room with a View (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Under the Greenwood Tree (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Holy Mountain (8/10)
♥♥♥ George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing (7/10)
Anna Karenina (1948) (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ George Carlin: Complaints & Grievances (9/10)
♥♥♥ Who Cares? (7.5/10)
Life 2.0 (7/10)
When Strangers Click (7/10)
♥♥♥ Little Women (1933) (8.5/10)
The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (7/10)
2 Guns (6.5/10)
♥♥♥ Valkyrie (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Blair Witch Project (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Snatch (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Ночной Дозор (Night Watch) (8.5/10)


Mini-Series:

♥♥♥ The Diary of Anne Frank (2009) (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Jane Eyre (1983) (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Mansfield Park (1983) (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Buccaneers (8/10)
♥♥♥ North & South (9/10)
Books

Books 2012.

~~Every link leads to an entry with basic information about the book, and my favourite quotes.
~The image I use is the edition I read.
~I tag the year of publication, unless the era plays a major part in the story and is different (e.g. a book published about WWII in 2001), in which case I tag both.

♥♥♥ = Personal favourites I recommend.

Fiction:

The Unicorn Sonata by Peter S. Beagle. (7/10)
♥♥♥ The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane. (7.5/10)
Gigi by Colette. (6.5/10)
♥♥♥ The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ White Rabbit: A Psychedelic Reader, edited by John Miller and Randall Koral. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Sounder by William H. Armstrong. (8/10)
Goosebumps: Stay Out of the Basement by R.L. Stine. (7/10)
♥♥♥ Gertrude and Claudius by John Updike. (9/10)
♥♥♥ Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King. (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Pearl by John Steinbeck. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. (9/10)
♥♥♥ Guardians of Ga'hoole: The Hatchling by Kathryn Lasky. (7.5/10)
Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth by Xiaolu Guo. (7/10)
♥♥♥ And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks by Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs. (7.5/10)
Son of Rosemary by Ira Levin. (5.5/10)
♥♥♥ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling. (9/10)
The Lost Continent (Beyond Thirty) by Edgar Rice Burroughs. (7/10)
♥♥♥ The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. (9/10)
♥♥♥ Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. (9/10)
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. (6.5/10)
Emma by Jane Austen. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Thirst for Love by Yukio Mishima. (9/10)
Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask by R.L. Stine. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Unstrung Harp, Or, Mr Earbrass Writes a Novel by Edward Gorey. (8.5/10)
The Object-Lesson by Edward Gorey. (7/10)
♥♥♥ The Bug Book by Edward Gorey. (7.5/10)
The Hapless Child by Edward Gorey. (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Curious Sofa: A Pornographic Work by Ogdred Weary . (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Willowdale Handcar: or the Return of the Black Doll by Edward Gorey. (8/10)
The West Wing by Edward Gorey. (7/10)
The Remembered Visit: A Story Taken from Life by Edward Gorey. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Diamond as Big as the Ritz by F. Scott Fitzgerald. (8/10)

♥♥♥ Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind. (7.5/10)
Pigeon by Patrick Süskind. (8/10)

♥♥♥ Island: Shipwreck by Gordon Korman. (7.5/10)
Island: Survival by Gordon Korman. (7.5/10)
Island: Escape by Gordon Korman. (8/10)

Rain by V.C. Andrews. (7/10)
Lightning Strikes by V.C. Andrews. (6/10)

~~~Plays:

She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Hamlet by William Shakespeare. (8.5/10)
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen. (7/10)
♥♥♥ Lysistrata by Aristophanes (translation by A.H. Sommerstein). (9/10)
♥♥♥ Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind. (8/10)

~~~Short Stories:

♥♥♥ The Achieve of, the Mastery of the Thing by Laurie Colwin. (8/10)
The Electric Cough Syrup Acid Test by Jim Hogshire. (7/10)
♥♥♥ Detox Diary by Jean Cocteau. (8/10)*
♥♥♥ The Double Chamber by Charles Baudelaire. (9/10)*
♥♥♥ The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce. (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Lurking Fear by H. P. Lovecraft. (8.5/10)
The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Hop-Frog by Edgar Allan Poe. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe. (9/10)
♥♥♥ Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe. (9/10)
The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Horror in the Museum by H.P. Lovecraft. (9/10)
♥♥♥ Killings by Andre Dubus. (8/10)
The Golden Man by Philip K. Dick. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Second Variety by Philip K. Dick. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Paycheck by Philip K. Dick. (8.5/10)
The Minority Report by Philip K. Dick. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Пиковая Дама (The Queen of Spades), Александр Пушкин (Alexander Pushkin). (8/10)
♥♥♥ Berenice by Edgar Allan Poe. (10/10)
The Thing in the Cellar by David H. Keller. (7/10)*

♥♥♥ The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe. (7.5/10)
The Mystery of Marie Rogê by Edgar Allan Poe. (6.5/10)
The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe. (8/10)

~~~Poetry:

♥♥♥ The Listing Attic by Edward Gorey. (9/10)
♥♥♥ The Doubtful Guest by Edward Gorey. (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Fatal Lozenge by Edward Gorey. (9.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey. (9.5/10)
The Insect God by Edward Gorey. (8/10)
The Sinking Spell by Edward Gorey. (7/10)
♥♥♥ All That Desire by Betsy Struthers. (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Coleridge. (10/10)
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot. (7/10)


Non-Fiction:

Soviet Psychoprisons by Harvey Fireside. (7.5/10)
The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them by Elif Batuman. (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star by Nikki Sixx with Ian Gittins. (7.5/10)
The Little Book of Pot by Dr. V.S. Ganjabhang. (6/10)
Bugs, edited by Noel Tait. (7/10)
Sex and the City: Kiss and Tell by Amy Sohn. (6/10)
The Good Citizen's Handbook: A Guide to Proper Behavior by Jennifer McKnight-Trontz. (4/10)
♥♥♥ Why Do Men Have Nipples? Hundreds of Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Martini by Mark Leyner and Billy Goldberg M.D.. (8/10)
♥♥♥ The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge by Jeremy Narby. (9/10)
♥♥♥ Fact. Fact. Bullsh*t!: Learn the Truth and Spot the Lie on Everything from Tequila-Made Diamonds to Tetris's Soviet Roots - Plus Tons of Other Totally Random Facts from Science, History, and Beyond! by Neil Patrick Stewart. (7/10)
♥♥♥ Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die by Michael Largo. (8/10)

♥♥♥ 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff. (8/10)
The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff. (8.5/10)


Graphic Novels:

♥♥♥ Marvels by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross. (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Rabbi's Cat by Joann Sfar. (8/10)
Blankets by Craig Thompson. (7/10)
Husk: The Hollow Planet by Scott Thompson, Stephan Nilson and Kyle Morton. (6/10)
♥♥♥ Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths by Shigeru Mizuki. (8.5/10)
Petrograd by Philip Gelatt and Tyler Crook. (6.5/10)
♥♥♥ Futari H - Mangasutra: Flirtation by Katsu Aki. (8/10)
Echoes by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Rahsan Ekedal. (6.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds (and Homer) (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Chobits Omnibus 2 by CLAMP (8/10)
♥♥♥ Batman: Hush (Unwrapped) by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee (8.5/10)
♥♥♥ The Death of Superman by Dan Jurgens (8/10)
In the Flesh: Stories by Koren Shadmi. (7/10)
Terminator: 2029 to 1984 by Zack Whedon, Andy MacDonald, Dan Jackson, and Nate Piekos (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Batman R.I.P. by Grant Morrison, Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea, Lee Garbett, and Trevor Scott. (8/10)
Batman & The Monster Men by Matt Wagner. (7.5/10)
Batman: The Man Who Laughs by Ed Brubaker and Doug Mahnke. (8/10)
♥♥♥ Batman: Mad Love and Other Stories by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm. (8/10)
Batman: Knight and Squire by Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton. (7/10)
Batman: Cult by Jim Starlin, Bernie Wrighton, and Bill Wray. (7.5/10)
♥♥♥ Dororo by Osamu Tezuka. (8.5/10)
Batman: Prey by Doug Moench, Paul Gulacy, Terry Austin, and Jimmy Palmiotti. (7.5/10)
Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson by Will Bingley and Anthony Hope-Smith. (6.5/10)
♥♥♥ Adolf: An Exile in Japan by Osamu Tezuka. (8/10)

The Misadventures of Mal & Lot 1 by Gogz and Marv. (6.5/10)
The Misadventures of Mal & Lot 2 by Gogz and Marv. (7/10)

Gotham City Sirens: Songs of the Sirens by Paul Dini, Tony Bedard and Guilem March. (6.5/10)
Gotham City Sirens: Division by Peter Calloway, Andres Guinado, and Lorenzo Ruggiero. (7/10)

♥♥♥ Sardine in Outer Space by Emmanuel Guibert and Joann Sfar. (7/10)
Sardine in Outer Space 2 by Emmanuel Guibert and Joann Sfar. (7.5/10)


PREVIOUS YEARS:



2009-2010/2010/2011