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Friday, December 28, 2012

What I'm Reading - Books of 2012

This is a more or less complete list of the books I read this year.

The Silver Hand – Stephen Lawhead
The Paradise War – Stephen Lawhead
Shadowheart – Tad Williams
Shadowrise – Tad Williams
Shadowplay – Tad Williams
Shadowmarch – Tad Williams
Dragons of Autumn Twilight – Margaret Weis
A Lion Among Men – Gregory Maguire

Science Fiction
Have Space Suit – Will Travel – Robert Heinlein
Nebula Awards Showcase 2010 – ed. Bill Fawcett
Mostly Harmless – Douglas Adams
Young Zaphod Plays it Safe – Douglas Adams
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish – Douglas Adams
Life, the Universe, and Everything – Douglas Adams
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe – Douglas Adams        
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
Epic – Conor Kostick
Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

Horror / Graphic Novels
Coldheart Canyon – Clive Barker
The Regulators – Stephen King
The Crossroads – Chris Grabenstein
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer – Lish McBride
Ghost Knight – Cornelia Funke
Batman: The Long Halloween – Joseph Loeb
Just After Sunset – Stephen King
The Walking Dead – Rise of the Governor – Robert Kirkman
Dying to Live – Km Paffenroth
11/22/63 – Stephen King

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce
Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie
Silence – Endō Shūsaku
Dead Souls – Nikolai Gogol
Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyesky
The Plague – Albert Camus
The Brothers Karamazov – Fydor Dostoyevsky

Historical / General Fiction
The Heretic’s Daughter – Kathleen Kent
Guns of the South – Harry Turtledove
The Closers – Michael Connelly
The Reluctant Fundamentalist -  Mohshin Hamid
The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling

Religious Ficition
Soul Harvest – Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
Apollyon – Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
More than a Skeleton – Paul Maier
A Skeleton in God’s Closet – Paul Maier
Mary of Nazareth – Marek Halter

The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos – Brian Greene
A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson

History / Biography
The Rocket and the Reich: Peenemünde and the Coming of the Ballistic Missile Era – Michael Neufeld
Moscow 1941: A City and It’s People at War – Rodric Braithwaite
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America – Erik Larson
Night – Elie Wiessel

Theology / Bible
Introduction to the New Testament – Raymond E. Brown
The Historical Jesus: Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ – Gary Habermas
The Changing Faces of Jesus – Géza Vermès
Ante-Nicean Fathers : Volume 1 ed. Alexander Roberts
Ephesians 1 – 3 – Markus Barth
And I Turned to See the Voice: The Rhetoric of Vision in the New Testament – Edith Humphrey
Beginnings: Keys that Open the Gospels – Morna Hooker
John’s Apologetic Christology: Legimation and Development in Johannine Christology – James F. McGrath

The Imitation of Christ – Thomas à Kempis

Philosophy / Psychology
Green Lantern and Philosophy: No Evil Shall Escape this Book – ed. Jane Dryden
Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight - Travis Langly

True Crime
Preacher’s Girl:  The Life and Crimes of Blanche Taylor Moore – Jim Schutze
Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunannan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History – Maureen Orth
My Life Among the Serial Killers: Inside the Minds of the World’s Most Notorious Murderers – Helen Morrison


  1. Looking over your list, I suspect you might like "God on the Streets of Gotham" too.

  2. Hey! Wow. Thanks for stopping by this little corner of the internet. And thanks for your book.

    And, yes, that does sound like something I'd like to read.


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