Books Read April 2015



The Sour Lemon Score – Richard Stark (Recommended)

      Short Stories

Alabaster: Pale Horse – Caitlin R. Kiernan (Recommended)



Steed and Mrs. Peel #2

Criminal Macabre: Die, die, my darling

Criminal Macabre: The Eyes of Frankenstein #1

Fatale #4

Thief of Thieves #2 #3

The October Faction #1

Figment #1

Incoming Books January 2015

My big stack of books gets bigger every month and I can’t stop myself. I mean, books, it’s just books. They can’t hurt me.

Right? Right?

Catwings – Ursula K. Le Guin

Cats with wings. CATS with WINGS. Do I really need to say more?

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening – Robert Frost Illustrated by Susan Jeffers

This is a much smaller sized version of the book I loved as a kid, but it’s got new illustrations

The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick

I tried and tried to find this used, but no one wants to give up their copy! I broke down and had to have it.

The Sour Lemon Score – Richard Stark

Yeah! Candy book! I love Donald Westlake’s Parker Series. This is #12.

Interworld – Neil Gaiman & Michael Reaves

The Silver Dream – Story by: Neil Gaiman & Michael Reaves, Written by: Michael Reaves & Mallory Reaves

Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets – ed. David Thomas Moore

— I love alternate Sherlock stories. 

Sparrow Hill Road – Seanan McGuire

Bought this mostly because my father loves Seanan McGuire. I’m giving this one a read before I let him at it though.

Paper Towns – John Green

Oh, John, how do you make me read outside of my genre? Inquiring minds want to know. 

Mr. Churchill’s Secretary – Susan Elia Macneal

Who Fears Death – Nnedi Okorafor

Midnight Riot – Ben Aaronovitch

The Ladies of Grace Adieu – Susanna Clarke

— Sometimes short stories help ease me into the novels of an author. I’ve been trying to get into Strange & Norrell for years. Maybe this will help.

Land of Dreams – James P. Blaylock

— Stories from someone who’s name I vaguely recognize. 

Dawn’s Early Light – Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris

— More for my father than me, but I keep meaning to read this series. Especially once I discovered that they’re local authors. 

Dark Jenny – Alex Bledsoe

Siege Perilous – Nigel Bennett & P. N. Elrod

— I read their first book together many moons ago. I never knew there was another. 

Moxyland – Lauren Beukes

— Cyberpunk, baby. 

The Sugar Queen – Sarah Addison Allen

— And this is … more of literary novel than a fantasy, I think. But, I’m going to try it anyway. 

Alif the Unseen – G. Willow Wilson

— Picked up because it’s a thriller that’s written by a Muslim woman and set in the middle east. I’m trying to broaden my reading next year. 


Books Read in August 2014

The Black Ice Score – Richard Stark

The Killer Book of Serial Killers – Tom Philbin & Michael Philbin

A Broom of One’s Own: Words on Writing, Housecleaning, and Life – Nancy Peacock

This Year You Write Your Novel – Walter Mosely

Graphic Novels:

The Iron Spirit – Steve Niles & Scott Morse

Incoming! Books!

Okay, okay, so I thought to myself, self, you won’t get much reading done this month. However, you can let people know what you decided you had to have.

These are the newest books in my library. Some may appeal to you. Some may not. But at the very least, you know what I’ve added to my pile (erm 2 double-stacked bookshelves plus or books to read.)


The Black Ice Score – Richard Stark (Chicago Press edition to match my other ones. I’m planning to read the whole series.)


Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir – Jenny Lawson (This has been on the to read list for years now.)


Grimoires: A History of Magic Books – Owen Davies (All books are magic though….)


Are You Alice? Vol. 5 – Ikumi Katagiri and Ai Ninomiya

Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar’s Game – QuinRose and Mamenosuke Fujimaru


The Porn is Always in the DVD Player – Glendon Cameron


Dresden Files #1: War Cry

Sherlock Holmes #4: Moriarity Lives

Fatale #23

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #5
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #6

Monster & Madman #3

Velvet #5

Thief of Thieves #21


Altered Couture May/June/July 2014

Belle Armoire Summer 2014

Books to Read March 2014

Constellation Games – Leonard Richardson

The Murder of the Century – Paul Collins

At Home – Bill Bryson

The Damsel – Richard Stark
Backflash – Richard Stark

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant – Tony Cliff

Codex Born – Jim C. Hines

The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man’s Canyon – SS Taylor

Merchants of Culture – John b. Thompson

The ‘Geisters – David Nickle