My 2013 Reading List

I’ve been enjoying Rusty Priske‘s reading list as he’s updated through the course of the year (and I particularly love reading his weekly comic reviews – becoming antsy, even, if lifestuff causes delays in his posting), and have been posting a monthly snapshot over on my Tumblr page, but here now is the definitive list of all the books, chapbooks and graphic novels I have read over the course of this calendrical year (single issue comics and series that I read do not appear here – this is for the long form, and collected works):

2013 in BOOKS:

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Anonyponymous: The Forgotten People Behind Everyday Words by John Bemelmans Marciano
A Ballad of Billy Barker by Robin Skelton
The Master and Margarita by Edward Kemp (adapting Mikhail Bulgakov)
All My Friends Are Dead by Avery Monsen & Jory John
Dreams Are More Real Than Bathtubs Susan Musgrave & Marie-Louise Gay
Paper Nickels by Corin Raymond
Green Light :: Stones & Trees by Brian Brett & Allan Safarik
Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky
God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian by Kurt Vonnegut
Jazz by Henri Matisse
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Barabbas by Par Lagerkvist
The Sweet Taste of Lightning by Sheri-D Wilson
I Grew Up Right Beside You by David Delisca
The Continual Condition by Charles Bukowski
The Book of Drugs: A Memoir by Mike Doughty
The Song of Solomon
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
In Search of Midnight: The Mike McGee Handbook of Awesome by Mike McGee
Bread, Wine and Salt by Alden Nowlan
Black Magic: A Pictorial History of the African-American in the Performing Arts by Langston Hughes & Milton Meltzer
You’re In Canada Now… Motherfucker: A Memoir of Sorts by Susan Musgrave
Ritual Murders by Steven Ross Smith
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
s/he by Saul Williams
Road Dancers by Alden Nowlan
Will Ye Let The Mummers In? by Alden Nowlan
Island by Alistair MacLeod
Blind Zone by Steven Smith
Star Trek: Book of Opposites by David Borgenicht
Gentleman Practice by Buddy Wakefield
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Ravensong by Lee Maracle
The Lords and The New Creatures by Jim Morrison
Tarantula by Bob Dylan
The Sun Also Rises by Earnest Hemingway
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Festival Man by Geoff Berner
Mental Fight by Ben Okri
Rosshalde by Herman Hesse
Syzygy by Michael G. Coney
Blood, Marriage, Wine and Glitter by S. Bear Bergman
Glitter in the Blood: A Poet’s Manifesto for Better, Braver Writing by Mindy Nettifee
Wild Ducks Flying Backward by Tom Robbins
How To Tie A Bow-Tie by Dia Davina
Scarlet Wrench Conservatory by Duncan Shields
Late Night Knife Fights by Cathy Petch
Songs From Under the River: A Collection of New & Early Work by Anis Mojgani

2013 in Graphic Novels:

The One Trick Rip-Off + Deep Cuts by Paul Pope
A Contract With God, and Other Tenement Stories by Will Eisner
New York: The Big City by Will Eisner
Midnight Days by Neil Gaiman
Wolverine: Logan by Brian K. Vaughan
Jan’s Atomic Heart by Simon Roy
Orbiter by Warren Ellis
Batman: The Black Casebook
March -Book One- by John Lewis
Usagi Yojimbo -Book One- by Stan Sakai
Look Straight Ahead by Elaine M. Will
Witchling -Book One- by Renee Nault
Sweet Tooth: Unnatural Habitats by Jeff Lemire
Black Dynamite: Slave Island by Brian Ash
American Vampire Anthology
Sacrifice by Sam Humphries
Ronin by Frank Miller
Three Shadows by Cyril Pedrosa
Revolver by Matt Kindt
Decade: Celebrating Ten Years of Dark Horse Short Stories
The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story by Vivek Tiwary
Wet Moon -Book One- Feeble Wanderings by Ross Campbell

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