Greetings! Welcome to my first blogpost of 2019. Pretty exciting so far, right?
Anyway, fellow bibliophiles, I thought I’d share a post of the books I’ve consumed in the past year. While I won’t list books I didn’t finish, I will link to the ones I reviewed.
I don’t read a lot of periodicals, but I do read Rattle Poetry, an amazing quarterly magazine, as well as dip into a lot of other books. I’m currently reading A Journey to the Interior of the Earth (ebook) by Jules Verne, Dodge Tuck Roll (paperback, poetry collection) by Rikki Santer, and listening to an audiobook of Dragon Champion by E.E. Knight. My To-Be-Read books beside my bed are threatening to fall over and kill me in my sleep, but I keep adding to it because I have no control and I need help.
As an avid supporter of my local libraries, I’d be remiss not to mention checking out your library’s online selections as well as physical copies of books. Many libraries allow you to request books through their websites, check out digital content such as ebooks and downloadable audiobooks, as well as offer other free services like Hoopla Digital. So, if you haven’t already, get thee to the library.
Many of the books on this list were obtained through services that allow you to download ebooks or audiobooks for free, such as manybooks.net (ebooks in multiple formats), librivox, and Project Gutenburg. Others were obtained from awesome local Ohio indie presses, such as Crisis Chronicles Press and Night Ballet Press; I also plan to check out some titles from Writing Knights Press in the near future.
Now, on to the list!
1 The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide by Lauren Wilson.
Just what it says on the tin! It’s a cookbook with survival tips for the coming zombocalypse. Be prepared, so you don’t end up as a walker’s entree!
2 Mothmaw (beta read ebook) by Faryl
3 The Walking Dead: Here’s Negan by various (graphic novel via Hoopla)
4 Skyscraper City Heroes and Villains, vol 1, by Larry Kollar (beta read ebook)
5 The Walking Dead Vol. 29: Lines We Cross by various
6 Kisha Nicole Foster: Poems 1999 – 2014, by Kisha Nicole Foster
7 It Takes More Than Chance to Make Change (poetry collection) by John Burroughs
8 Water Works (poetry collection) by John Burroughs
9 A Wizard of EarthSea: Book One of the EarthSea Cycle by Ursula K. Le Guin
10 I Am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells (NOOK Book)
11 Blood Music by Greg Bear (ebook via Humble Bundle)
12 City of Truth by James Morrow (ebook via Humble Bundle)
13 Age of Aquarius: Collected Poems 1981 – 2016, by Dianne Borsenik
14 Loss and Foundering (poetry collection) by John Burroughs
15 Michael Ridding: A DenCom Thriller (Audible audiobook) by S.T. Hoover
16 Prison Terms: Poems by Diane Kendig
17 Guerrilla Kindness and Other Acts of Creative Resistance: Making a Better World through Craftivism, by Sayraphim Lothian
18 Really Cross Stitch (for when you just want to stab something a lot) (ebook via Overdrive) by Rayna Fahey
19 CHAPTER ELEVEN (poetry collection) by E.F. Schraeder
20 Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (ebook) by Cory Doctorow
21 Mr. Monster (ebook via Overdrive) by Dan Wells
22 Craft Activism: People, Ideas, and Projects from the New Community of Handmade AND HOW YOU CAN JOIN IN (ebook via Hoopla) by Joan Tapper
23 Crafting the Resistance: 35 Projects for Craftivists, Protesters, and Women Who Resist by Heather Marano and Lara Neel
24 Blood Work (poetry collection) by Kisha Nicole Foster
25 The Fireman by Joe Hill
26 I Don’t Want to Kill You (ebook via Overdrive) by Dan Wells
27 The Tao of Pooh (audiobook via Overdrive) by Benjamin Hoff
I’ve read this book many times, and it’s one of the most beautiful, funny, and brilliant books ever. Basically, it’s Taoist philosophy illustrated using Winnie-the-Pooh as an example of the uncarved block. Everyone should read this.
28 Horns by Joe Hill (ebook via Overdrive)
29 We Have Always Lived in the Castle (ebook via Overdrive) by Shirley Jackson
30 SOFT: Poems (paperback bought at Latitudes Poetry Night when the poet read) by Damien McClendon
31 MacBeth (ebook via manybooks.net) by William Shakespeare
32 On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction—and—How to Write a Memoir (audiobooks via Overdrive)
Written and Read by William Zinsser
33 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (ebook via Overdrive) by J.K. Rowling
34 In America (poetry chapbook) by Diana Goetsch
35 The Art of Love (poetry)(ebook via Overdrive) by Ovid
36 Next of Kin: A John Cleaver Novella (ebook via Overdrive) by Dan Wells
37 The Devil’s Only Friend (ebook via Overdrive) by Dan Wells
38 Over Your Dead Body (ebook via Overdrive) by Dan Wells
39 Nothing Left to Lose (ebook via Overdrive) by Dan Wells
40 Cleopatra: a Biography (audiobook via Overdrive) by Stacy Schiff
41 Hard to Swallow (Paperback bought at Literary Cleveland Inkubator) by Pat and Bill Hurley
42 Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem From the Inside Out (ebook via Overdrive) by Ralph Fletcher
43 milk and honey (paperback bought at Bookloft bookstore in Columbus, Ohio) by rupi kaur
44 Demons Will Be Demons:The Realm (NOOK Ebook via Barnes & Noble) by A.E. Jones
45 The Walking Dead vol. 29: Lines We Cross (graphic novel via Hoopla Digital) by various
46 The Walking Dead vol. 30: New World Order (graphic novel via Hoopla Digital) by various
47 Jessica Jones: Uncaged! (graphic novel via Hoopla Digital) by various
48 Jessica Jones: The Secrets of Maria Hill (graphic novel via Hoopla Digital) by various
49 Recipes for a New Life: Surviving Celiac Disease (paperback bought at Cuyahoga Library’s Indie Author Conference) by Erin Marie Raines
50 The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life (ebook via Overdrive) by Mark Manson
A hilariously irreverent and insightful philosophy book. There’s obviously profanity, but holy crap, it’s freaking genius.
51 Jessica Jones: Pulse (graphic novel via Hoopla Digital) by various
52 The Vision: Little Worse Than a Man (graphic novel via Hoopla Digital) by King and Walt
53 The Vision: Here Lies a Vision (graphic novel via Hoopla Digital) by various
54 The Many Lives of Catwoman: The Felonious History of a Feline Fatale (ebook via Overdrive) by Tim Hanley
55 The Tragedy of Titus Andronicus (ebook via manybooks.net) by William Shakespeare
56 Miranda and Caliban (ebook via Overdrive) by Jaqueline Carey
57 Little Epiphanies (paperback via Night Ballet Press) by Allison Joseph
58 down & out in the magic kingdom (ebook via craphound.com) by Corey Doctorow
A fantastic scifi book about a man trying to solve his own murder at Disney World.
59 BBC Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords (ebook via Overdrive) by Steve Tribe
60 Siddhartha (ebook via manybook.net) by Herman Hesse
61 The Just City (ebook via Overdrive) by Jo Walton
62 Citizen of Metropolis (poetry collection, paperback via Crisis Chronicles Press) by Christine Howey
63 Symposium (ebook via manybooks.net) by Plato
Socrates attends a dinner party and debates the nature of love.
Until next time, be happy, and have a lovely time!
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