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The Plague by Albert Camus, 21, recommended
Total: 1 book

Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham, 31, recommended
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi, 31, recommended
The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West, 31, recommended
Total: 3 books

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, 14, recommended
Mr. Sammler's Planet by Saul Bellow, 30, recommended
Total: 2 books

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chamber of Secret, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, & Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling, 28, recommended
Total: 5 books

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, The Horse and his Boy, The Magician's Nephew, and The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis, 20, recommended
His Dark Materials Trilogy: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman, 22, recommended
East of Eden by John Steinbeck, 22, recommended
Total: 11 books

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, 21, recommended
Total: 1 book

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, 24, recommended
Total: 1 book

The Black Jewels Trilogy: Daughter of the Blood, Heir to the Shadow, Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop, 28, recommended
Total: 1 book

Year Long Total: 25 books


The Handmaid's Tale by Margret Atwood, 2, recommended
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, 2, not recommended
Rebecca by Daphne du Marier, 14, recommended
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, 14, recommended
Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind, 30, recommended
Total: 5 books

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, 21, not recommended
Total: 1 book

Ilium by Dan Simmons, 2, recommended
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner, 8
The King Must Die by Mary Renault, 22, recommended
The Hounds of the Mórrígan by Pat O'Shea, 29, recommended
The Princess Bride by William Goldman, 29, recommended
Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen, 31, not recommended
Total: 6 books

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, 13, recommended
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, 26, recommended

Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally, 10, not recommended
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, 10, recommended
Love in the Ruins by Walker Percy, 13, recommended
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, 16, recommended
Sideways by Rex Pickett, 18, not recommended
Coraline by Neil Gaiman, 22, recommended
Oracle Night by Paul Auster, 23, recommended
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, 31, recommended
Total: 8 books

The New York Trilogy: City of Glass, Ghosts, and The Locked Room by Paul Auster, 1, recommended
The Martin Chronicles by Ray Bradbury, 7, recommended
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, 8, recommended
A Death in the Family by James Agee, 13, recommended
Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey, 16, recommended
Ten Thousand Charms by Leander Watts, 21, not recommended
Total: 6 books

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, 12, not recommended
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, 12, recommended
Rakkety Tam by Brian Jacques, 13, recommended
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison, 14, recommended
Redwall by Brian Jacques, 14, recommended
Rebel Angels by Libba Bray, 14, not recommended
Mossflower by Brian Jacques, 16, recommended
The Rat and the Serpent by Bryn Llewellyn, 18, not recommended
One for Sorrow, Two for Joy by Clive Woodall, 18, not recommended
The Edible Woman by Margret Atwood, 26, recommended
Celtic Women's Spirituality: Accessing the Cauldron of Life by Edain McCoy, 27, not recommended
Magic of the Celtic Gods and Goddesses: A Guide to Their Spiritual Power, Healing Energies, and Mystical Joy by Carl McColman and Katheryn Hinds, 27, recommended
Total: 12 books

Triss by Brian Jacques, 1, not recommended
Salamandastron by Brian Jacques, 8, recommended
Light in August by William Faulkner, 8, recommended
The Broken Mirror: Understanding and Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder by Katherine A. Phillips, 8, recommended
The Circle Within: Creating a Wiccan Spiritual Tradition by Dianne Sylvan, 8, recommended
Oryx and Crake by Margret Atwood, 13, recommended
Celtic Heritage: Ancient Tradition in Ireland and Whales by Alwyn Rees and Brinley Rees, 14, recommended
Myths and Symbols of Pagan Europe: Early Scandinavian and Celtic Religions by H.R. Ellis Davidson, 17, recommended
Olympos by Dan Simmons, 17, recommended
Wise Child by Monica Furlong, 18, recommended
Juniper by Monica Furlong, 22, recommended
We the Living by Ayn Rand, 23, recommended
The Apple Branch: A Path to Celtic Ritual by Alexei Kondratiev, 24, recommended
The Encycopedia of Celtic Myth and Legend: A Definitve Sourcebook of Magic, Vision, and Lore by John and Caitlin Matthews, 27, not recommended
The Gods and Heros of the Celts by Marie-Louise Sjoestedt, 30, recommended
Total: 15 books

The Blind Assassin by Margret Atwood, 6, recommended
Herbal Magick: A Witch's Guide to Herbal Enchantments, Folklore, and Diviniations by Gerina Dunwich, 14, not recommended
Drawing Down the Moon : Witches, Druids, Goddess Worshipers, and Other Pagans in America Today by Margot Adler, 24, recommended
Martin the Warrior by Brian Jacques, 24, recommended
Mattimeo by Brian Jacques, 29, recommended
Total: 5 books

The World of the Druids by Miranda J. Green, 20, recommended
Folklore of the Scottish Highlands by Anne Ross, 25, recommended
Cry to Heaven by Anne Rice, 27, not recommended
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson, 28, recommended
Total: 4 books

Year Long Total: 64 books


American Gods by Neil Gaiman, 19, recommended
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, 20, recommended
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, 20, recommended
Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany, 21, recommended
Who is Julia? by Barabra S. Harris, 22, not recommended
Total: 5 books

The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin, 10, recommended
Dangerous Angels: The Weeztie Bat Books by Francesca Lia Block, 11, recommended
The Robber Bride by Margret Atwood, 11, recommended
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin, 28, recommended
Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause, 28, recommended
Memory and Dream by Charles de Lint, 28, recommended
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke, 28, recommended
Total: 7 books

Colman by Monica Furlong, 4, recommended
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr, 5, recommended
The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury, 6, recommended
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly, 11, recommended
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff, 11, recommended
Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest, 11, recommended
The Penelopiad by Margret Atwood, 21, recommended
Anno-Dracula by Kim Newman, 22, not recommended
The Flight of the Dragons by Peter Dickinson, illustrated by Wayne Anderson, 22, recommended
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, 27, not recommended
The Music of Razors by Cameron Rogers, 30, recommended
Total: 11 books

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories by H.P. Lovecraft, Ed. S.T. Joshi, 1, recommended
The Rose and The Beast: Fairy Tales Retold by Francesca Lia Block, 1, recommended
Necklace of Kisses by Francesca Lia Block, 9, recommended
Stonecutter by Leander Watts, 9, not recommended
The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause, 10, not recommended
Tithe by Holly Black, 13, recommended
Grimm's Grimmest by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, edited Maria M. Tatar, Marisa Bulzone, Stefan Matzig, illustrated by Tracy Arah Rockray, 13, recommended
Ironside by Holly Black, 19, recommended
Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert, 19, recommended
Dracula by Bram Stoker, Ed. Maurice Hindle, 20, recommended
Maledicte by Lane Robins, 25, recommended
I, Coriander by Sally Gardner, 26, recommended
A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb, 27, recommended
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, 27, recommended
Total: 14 books

Year Long Total: 37 books


Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner, 28, recommended
Total: 1 book

Murkmere by Patricia Elliott, 3, recommended
The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente, 4, recommended
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant, 5, not recommended
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill, 11, not recommended
Dust by Elizabeth Bear, 15, recommended
Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell, 17, not recommended
Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin, 25, not recommended
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder, 26, not recommended
Total: 8 books

The Dreamers by Gilbert Adair, 23, recommended
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, 23, not recommended
Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow, 25, recommended
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, 29, recommended
Total: 4 books

Ambergate by Patricia Elliott, 1, not recommended
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, 6, recommended
The Passion by Donna Boyd, 9, not recommended
Lady Macbeth by Susan Fraser King, 23, recommended
The Somnambulist by Jonathan Barnes, 25, not recommended
The Story of O by Pauline Réage, translated by Sabine d'Estrée, 27, recommended
Playing by Melanie Abrams, 30, not recommended
Total: 7 books

Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews, 6, not recommended
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides, 6, recommended
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice writing as A.N. Roquelaure, 9, not recommended
Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, translated by Joachim Neugroshel, 11, recommended
Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner, 12, recommended
The Porcelain Dove by Delia Sherman, 27, recommended
The Aviary Gate by Katie Hickman, 28, not recommended
Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith, 30, not recommended
The Nature of Monsters by Clare Clark, 30, recommended
Total: 9 books

Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan, 6, recommended
A College of Magics by Caroline Stevermer, 9, recommended
In The Woods by Tana French, 10, recommended
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman, 14, not recommended
The Foundling (Monster Blood Tattoo, Book One) by D.M. Cornish, 15, recommended
You Know Where to Find Me by Rachel Cohn, 17, not recommended
Benighted by Kit Whitfield, 17, recommended
Such a Pretty Girl by Laura Wiess, 21, recommended
Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams, 22, not recommended
Black Ships by Jo Graham, 26, recommended
Lamplighter (Monster Blood Tattoo, Book Two) by D.M. Cornish, 27, recommended
Madapple by Christina Meldrum, 28, recommended
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner, 29, not recommended
Dreadful Skin by Cherie Priest, 30, recommended
Total: 14 books

The Dust of Wonderland by Lee Thomas, 1, not recommended
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, 2, recommended
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen, 7, recommended
Transformation by Carol Berg, 9, recommended
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry, 10, not recommended
The Three Incestuous Sisters written and illustrated by Audrey Niffenegger, 11, not recommended
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, 17, not recommended
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, 18, recommended
Twilight (Twilight Saga Book One) by Stephanie Meyer, 20, not recommended
The Looking Glass Wars (Looking Glass Wars Trilogy, Book One) by Frank Beddor, 22, not recommended
Murcheston: The Wolf's Tale by David Holland, 23, not recommended
The 351 Books of Irma Arcuri by David Bajo, 28, not recommended
Shadowbridge (Shadowbridge Book One) by Gregory Frost, 29, recommended
Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite, 31, recommended
Total: 14 books

Lord Tophet (Shadowbridge Book Two) by Gregory Frost, 11, recommended
The Likeness by Tana French, 11, recommended
Promise Not to Tell by Jennifer McMahon, 11, not recommended
The Long Walk by Stephen King writing as Richard Bachman, 13, recommended
The Man on the Ceiling by Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem, 16, not recommended
Watership Down by Richard Adams, 17, recommended
Arrows of the Queen (The Heralds of Valdemar, Book One) by Mercedes Lackey, 18, recommended
Sabriel (The Abhorsen Trilogy/The Old Kingdom, Book One) by Garth Nix, 23, recommended
Iodine by Haven Kimmel, 24, recommended
The Good Children by Kate Wilhelm, 25, not recommended
Total: 10 books

Year Long Total: 67 books


The House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, 14, recommended
Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente, 15, recommended
The Moon Opera by Bi Feiyu, translated by Howard Goldblatt and Sylvia Li-chun Lin, 16, recommended
The Dry Salvages by Caitlín R. Kiernan, 16, recommended
Drawing Blood by Poppy Z. Brite, 18, recommended
Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z. Brite, 20, recommended
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier, 22, not recommended
Strange Happenings by Avi, 25, not recommended
The Museum at Purgatory by Nick Bantock, 26, recommended
To Charles Fort, With Love by Caitlín R. Kiernan, 28, recommended
The Burning Girl by Holly Phillips, 29, recommended
Total: 11 books

Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence by Nick Bantock, 2, recommended
Singing Innocence and Experience by Sonya Taaffe, 4, recommended
Solitaire by Kelley Eskridge, 8, recommended
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell, 10, recommended
Fathom by Cherie Priest, 13, not recommended
In the Palace of Repose by Holly Phillips, 16, recommended
The Wood Wife by Terri Windling, 20, not recommended
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifteen Annual Collection (2001) edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, 22, recommended
Yume no Hon: The Book of Dreams by Catherynne M. Valente, 23, recommended
Kings and Assassins (sequel to Maledicte) by Lane Robins, 30, recommended
Let Me In (Let the Right One In / Låt den rätte komma in) by John Ajvide Lindqvist, 30, recommended
Total: 11 books

Children of God (sequel to The Sparrow) by Mary Doria Russell, 5, not recommended
The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia, 8, not recommended
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, 10, not recommended
Shelter by Susuan Palwick, 12, recommended
Tattoo Girl by Brooke Stevens, 15, recommended
Hand of Isis by Jo Graham, 19, recommended
Bloodtide by Melvin Burgess, 22, not recommended
The Hunger Games by Susan Collins, 25, recommended
Total: 8 books

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourteenth Annual Collection (2000) edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, 2, not recommended
White as Snow by Tanith Lee, 2, not recommended
A Drowned Maiden's Hair: A Melodrama by Laura Amy Schiltz, 3, recommended
A Wolf at the Door: and Other Retold Fairy Tales edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, 4, not recommended
The Necessary Beggar by Susan Palwick, 6, recommended
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighteen Annual Collection (2004) edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, 11, recommended
Feminine Gospels by Carol Ann Duffy, 12, recommended
Gothic!: Ten Original Dark Tales edited by Deborah Noyes, 14, recommended
Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins by Emma Donoghue, 16, recommended
Under the Skin by Michel Faber, 22, not recommended
Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue, 22, recommended
Clockwork Phoenix 2 edited by Mike Allen, 22, recommended
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks, 25, recommended
Total: 13 books

'Salem's Lot: Illustrated Edition by Stephen King, 2, not recommended
Those Who Hunt the Night by Barbara Hambly, 7, recommended
Operation Chaos by Poal Anderson, 8, not recommended
Total: 3 books

Daughter of Hounds by Caitlín R. Kiernan, 7, recommended
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, 7, recommended
Was by Geoff Ryman, 7, no recommendation
From the Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury, 7, not recommended
Total: 4 books

Year Long Total: 50 books

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23rd-Apr-2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
*spazz* Heya! I'm at Barnes and noble right now idly browsing titles and I ran into "Kings and Assassins".
I believe its the sequel to Maledicte.. So eeeeee! Thought you would appreciate the find if you haven't already discovered it. :) I hope all is well, and when I fix my compy I'll get back to being a regular reader/poster.
23rd-Apr-2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
I'm actually reading it as I type—or, well, a few minutes before I started typing, since I'm not so good a multitasker. I remembered the author was working on another book last month, then found it was out this month. Amazon delivered it to my doorstep just after the release day. I just hope it holds up to its proud prequel!

I look forward to your return. ^_^
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