Books Read in 2011

This post follows on from Books Read in 2010, which I posted at the end of October.

And for 2011 I read one hundred and twenty books, fourteen up from the total in 2010, though again with some duplications. And, as ever at that time in my life, most of these books were read for review in the pages of Black Static.

A couple of the author identifications are problematic. I almost certainly received an e-copy of The Lives of the Savages by Robert Edric from PS Publishing, but I have no recollection of the book and can’t find any note about the book in my files. Similarly, I definitely had a copy of Birdman by Mo Hayder, a present from a friend, but don’t recall ever reading it and can’t find anything else in my files. If anyone knows of books with those titles but by different authors, please shout out in the comments below.

On this day in 2011 I was chilling out with Taxidermied: The Art of Roman Dirge, and on the occasion of my 57th birthday I read The Bear With Sticky Paws (please, don’t ask). 2011 was the year when I first read a book by Ralph Robert Moore, the first of many. My favourite book of the year was The Third Section by Jasper Kent, and I definitely need to catch up with the rest of his Danilov Quintet.

Here’s the list:-

What They Hear in the Dark – Gary McMahon

Girl in the Woods – Jennifer McMahon

The End of the Line – Edited by Jonathan Oliver

Haunted Legends – Edited by Ellen Datlow & Nick Mamatas

Burying Brian- Steven Pirie

Christmas With The Dead – Joe R. Lansdale

The Broken Man – Michael Byers

Old Order – Jonathan Janz

Sparrowhawk – Paul Finch

The Place Between – Terry Grimwood

Transparent Lovers – Scott Nicholson

Frankenstein’s Prescription – Tim Lees

What They Hear in the Dark – Gary McMahon

Pain – Harry Shannon

Homeschooling – Carol Guess

The Lives of the Savages – Robert Edric

Unpleasant Tales – Brendan Connell

Blind Swimmer – Edited by David Rix

Sylvow – Douglas Thompson

Field – Tom Fletcher

Lexicon – Christopher Burns

The Painter, The Creature, and The Father of Lies – Edited by Phil & Sarah Stokes

Weirdtongue – D. F. Lewis

The Man Who Collected Machen and Other Weird Tales – Mark Samuels

The Life of Polycrates and Other Stories for Antiquated Children – Brendan Connell

Blonde on a Stick – Conrad Williams

The Render of the Veils – Ramsey Campbell

Dark Minds – Edited by Ross Warren & Anthony Watson

I Wonder What Human Flesh Tastes Like – Justin Isis

The Leaping – Tom Fletcher

The Thing On The Shore – Tom Fletcher

Loss of Separation – Conrad Williams

Dracula’s Guest: A Connoisseur’s Collection of Victorian Vampire Stories – Edited by Michael Sims

The Abolisher of Roses – Gary Fry

Terra Damnata – James Cooper

Carmilla – J Sheridan LeFanu

Dracula – Bram Stoker

The Mammoth Book of Dracula – Edited by Stephen Jones

Anno Dracula – Kim Newman

Dracula In Love – Karen Essex

The Dracula Papers – Book I: The Scholar’s Tale – Reggie Oliver

Engines of Desire – Livia Llewllyn

The Abolisher of Roses – Gary Fry

Terra Damnata – James Cooper

Dead Sea Fruit – Kaaron Warren

Homeschooling – Carol Guess

I Smell Blood – Ralph Robert Moore

Our Lady of the Shadows – Fritz Leiber

Cursed – David Wellington

13 Bullets: A Vampire’s Tale – David Wellington

Bloody War – Terry Grimwood

Weirdtongue – D. F. Lewis

Charnel Wine – Richard Gavin

Mistification – Kaaron Warren

Ill At Ease – Mark West/Neil Williams/Stephen Bacon

Old Albert: An epilogue – Brian J. Showers

Midnight’s Angels – Tony Richards

Beneath the Surface – Simon Strantzas

Nemonymous Night – D. F. Lewis

Delicate Toxins – Edited by John Hirschhorn-Smith

The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies – Edited by D. F. Lewis

Revenants – Daniel Mills

A Lust for Lead – Robert Davis

Darkhouse – Alex Barclay

Voodoo River – Robert Crais

The German – Lee Thomas

Twisted – Jonathan Kellerman

Viking Dead – Toby Venables

Blinded – Stephen White

Birdman – Mo Hayder

Acceptable Loss – Anne Perry

No Second Chance – Harlan Coben

The Third Section – Jasper Kent

Roman Hell – Mark Mellon

King Death – Paul Finch

Do Not Pass Go – Joel Lane

The Company Man – Robert Jackson Bennett

Taxidermied: The Art of Roman Dirge – Roman Dirge

Bricks – Leon Jenner

Friday Night in the Beast House – Richard Laymon

Nowhere Hall – Cate Gardner

The Zombie Autopsies – Steve C. Schlozman

The Joy of Technology – Roy Grey

Isis Unbound – Allyson Bird

The Devil in Love – Jacques Cazotte

The Dedalus Meyrink Reader

O My Days – David Mathew

Regicide – Nicholas Royle

The Redemption – William Peter Blatty

Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives – Edited by Justin Gustainis

Monsters in the Movies: 100 Years of Cinematic Nightmares – John Landis

The Burning Soul – John Connolly

The Shadow of the Soul – Sarah Pinborough

A Christmas Odyssey – Anne Perry

A Dark Matter – Peter Straub

The Silent Land – Graham Joyce

The Concrete Grove – Gary McMahon

The Unseen – Alexandra Sokoloff

The Ritual – Adam Nevill

Full Dark, No Stars – Stephen King

Quiet Houses – Simon Kurt Unsworth

Remains – G. A. Pickin

Sullom Hill – Chris Kenworthy

Dead Bad Things – Gary McMahon

Do Not Pass Go – Joel Lane

Ill At Ease – Mark West/Neil Williams/Stephen Bacon

Old Albert: An Epilogue – Brian J. Showers

The Bear With Sticky Paws – Clara Vulliamy

Taxidermied: The Art of Roman Dirge – Roman Dirge

A Cold Season – Alison Littlewood

Nowhere Hall – Cate Gardner

The Theatre of Curious Acts – Cate Gardner

Ashes – Isla J. Bick

The Best Horror of the Year Volume Three – Edited by Ellen Datlow

Barbed Wire Hearts – Cate Gardner

Fearful Festivities – Gary Fry

Eat Your Heart Out – Dayna Ingram

Cull – Michael G. Preston

The Silver Wind – Nina Allan

Evolve Two: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead – Edited by Nancy Kilpatrick

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