Books Read in 2007

This post follows on from Books Read in 2006, which I posted at the end of June.

And for 2007 I read one hundred books, exactly the same number of titles as in 2006. A lot of authors read for the first time, but only a couple stand out for me as ‘new discoveries’ – Sarah Langan, who has become a must read, and Vicki Hendricks regarding who I’m mystified as to why I haven’t read anything else by her as yet; it’s an oversight that needs correcting. Aside from work by those two, my book of the year was probably “Fangland” by John Marks.

On this day in 2007 I was reading “The Intruders” by Michael Marshall, my thoughts on which you can find here. And on the occasion of my 53rd birthday I was finishing off “Black Magic Woman” by Justin Gustainis (review here).

Three titles the authors of which have eluded both my memory and my google skills, all of them very short, which to me suggests poetry, art books, or indie press flying way under the radar. They are “Transformation” at 83 pages, “The Green Man” at 48 pages (memory is telling me this was YA, and written by a woman who also illustrated the story), and “The Quartet” at 117 pages. No prizes to anyone who can help with identification.

Okay, here’s the list:-

The Mammoth Book of Vampires – Edited by Stephen Jones

The Light at the End – John Skipp & Craig Spector

To the Devil – A Diva! – Paul Magrs

Covenant with the Vampire – Jeanne Kalogridis

Children of the Vampire – Jeanne Kalogridis

Lord of the Vampires – Jeanne Kalogridis

Club Dead – Charlaine Harris

The Vampire Film: From Nosferatu to Interview with the Vampire – Alain Silver

Fat White Vampire Blues – Andrew Fox

Black Friday & Selected Stories – David Goodis

Necroscope: The Touch – Brian Lumley

Nietzsche’s Kisses – Lance Olsen

So Far, So Near – Mat Coward

World of Hurt – Brian Hodge

The Night Watch – Sergei Lukyanenko

Destination: Morgue – James Ellroy

Curing the Pig – Liza Granville

Without Consent – Kathryn Fox

Atmosphere – Michael Laimo

Pride and Promiscuity: The Lost Sex Scenes of Jane Austen – Arielle Eckstut

Transformation – Mary Shelley

Sitting in the Club Car Drinking Rum and Karma Kola – Paulette Jiles

Carmilla – J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Hammerklavier – Yasmina Reza

The Green Man –

Dr. Identity – D. Harlan Wilson

Vampire Apocalypse: A World Torn Asunder – Derek Gunn

The Face of Twilight – Mark Samuels

Offspring – Jack Ketchum

Cruel Poetry – Vicki Hendricks

Hammerhead: Summer of Massacre – Gary Charles

Therapy – Jonathan Kellerman

I See You – Gregg Hurwitz

Dark Matter – Greg Iles

Seven Up – Janet Evanovich

Going Back – Tony Richards

Parasite Positive – Scott Westerfeld

The Shadow in the River – Frode Grytten

Bad Monkeys – Matt Ruff

Rain – Conrad Williams

Fangland – John Marks

Gothic Horror Clive Bloom

Blaze – Richard Bachman

London Under Midnight – Simon Clark

Hard Roads – Steve Vernon

Monster Planet – David Wellington

I Want to Watch – Diego De Silva

Abiding Evil – Alison Buck

Hunter’s Moon – David Devereux

The Final Murder – Anne Holt

No Dominion – Charlie Huston

The Harlequin – Laurell K. Hamilton

Little Moscow – Mick Scully

Dead Santa & Other Heartwarming Christmas Tales – Shane Ryan Staley

Dirty Prayers – Gary McMahon

World Wide Web & Other Lovecraftian Upgrades – Gary Fry

The Words of Their Roaring – Matthew Smith

The Servants – Michael Marshall Smith

Rain – Conrad Williams

The Cage – Kenzo Kitakata

The Intruders – Michael Marshall

Beautiful Stories for Ugly People – James Burr

The Bluffer’s Guide to Sex – Sarah Brewer & Tim Webb

Double Act – L. H. Maynard & M. P. N. Sims

Gothic Fiction: A Reader’s Guide to Essential Criticism – Angela Wright

The Conspiracy Club – Jonathan Kellerman

The Rising – Brian Keene

The World of Sex – Henry Miller

Read By Dawn Volume 2 – Edited by Adele Hartley

The Past is a Foreign Country – Gianrico Carofiglio

The Zombie Survival Guide – Max Brooks

An Illustrated History of the Haunted World – Jason Karl

God Laughs When You Die – Michael Boatman

The Black Book of Horror – Edited by Charles Black

Sharp Teeth – Toby Barlow

Shadow of Light – James E. Cherry

Old Devil Moon – Christopher Fowler

You Are the Fly – James Cooper

Dead Men’s Boots – Mike Carey

Deadbeat: Dogs of Waugh – Guy Adams

The First Humdrumming Book of Horror Stories – Edited by Ian Alexander Martin

Firefly Rain – Richard Dansky

Not Flesh Nor Feathers – Cherie Priest

Dead Sea – Brian Keene

Once Bitten, Twice Shy – Jennifer Rardin

World War Z – Max Brooks

Mister B. Gone – Clive Barker

20th Century Ghosts – Joe Hill

Black Magic Woman – Justin Gustainis

The Guild of Erotic Artists – Diverse Hands

Hammerhead: A Summer of Massacre – Garry Charles

Demon Eyes – L. H. Maynard & M. P. N. Sims

The Quartet –

The Decadent Handbook – Edited by Rowan Pelling

Virus – Sarah Langan

The Keeper – Sarah Langan

The Devil’s Plague – Mark Beynon

Terror Island – Rakie Keig

The Science of Stephen King – Lois H. Gresh & Robert Weinberg

The Servants of the Supernatural – Antonio Melechi

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1 Response to Books Read in 2007

  1. petertennant says:

    Just stumbled across a file on my computer that let me know “Transformation” was a collection of three short stories by Mary Shelley 🙂

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