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The Naming of the Books 2018

It’s hard to believe there are only two days left in 2018! The days are speeding by, and as a result it feels like I have less and less time for reading. So which books did I read in 2018?

First, the rules: I count trade collections of comics but not individual issues. I include chapbooks, but not individual short stories from magazines, online, etc. I do not include unpublished works that I read for critique. Yes, I know this all seems arbitrary, but it’s my system. If you don’t like it, go make your own system, pal! Ahem. Anyway, let’s get to the list, presented here in the order in which I read them:

The Daily Show: An Oral History by Chris Smith
The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson
Behind You: One-Shot Horror Stories by Brian Coldrick
All Heads Turn When the Hunt Goes By by John Farris
Other Places by Karen Heuler
Backward Masking Unmasked: Backward Satanic Messages of Rock and Roll Exposed by Jacob Aranza
Destroyer by Victor LaValle
Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass and Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe
Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl by Andrea Lowler
I Am Providence by Nick Mamatas
The Terror by Dan Simmons
Mine! edited by Joe Corallo and Molly Jackson
Ten Dead Comedians by Fred Van Lente
Steve Lichman, Vol. 2 by David Rapoza and Daniel Warren
The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
A Natural History of Hell by Jeffrey Ford
After Pie by Stefan Petrucha
We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
The Bone Mother by David Demchuk
The Con Artist by Fred Van Lente
Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones

That’s 23 books for the year, a little shy of my annual goal of 30. Although, in my defense, The Terror is an extremely long novel that took something like two months for me to read in its entirety!

The breakdown:
13 novels
5 graphic novels/comics trade collections
2 story collections
2 works of non-fiction (although Backward Masking Unmasked is so ridiculous it could easily be called fiction)
1 novella

There you go, those are the books I read in 2018! Here’s wishing you and yours a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year, and lots more books in 2019!

One response to “The Naming of the Books 2018”

  1. […] read a post a few hours ago, where Nicholas Kaufmann recapped books he read this past year. Since I keep my own tally, his post provided the necessary kick in the butt to pick myself up, […]

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