reading

jude's bookshelf

here's where i'll keep a log of what i'm reading. for (occasionally) more detailed reviews and my to-be-read lists, visit me on BookWyrm. click here for my top ten books of the year!

2024

Evidence of Things Seen by Sarah Weinman (editor)
nonfiction; anthology; true crime; sociology
-- 2/3/24
This Wretched Valley by Jenny Kiefer
fiction; horror
-- 2/3/24
In Light of All Darkness by Kim Cross
nonfiction; true crime
-- 1/30/24
Flamer by Mike Curato
fiction; comics; coming of age
-- 1/21/24
Stray Dogs by Tony Fleecs
fiction; comics; horror
-- 1/21/24
An Ordinary Violence by Adriana Chartrand
fiction; horror
-- 1/9/24
The Lost Tomb by Douglas Preston
nonfiction; crime; history; science
-- 1/5/24
Always Ireland by Jack Kavanagh
nonfiction; travel
-- 1/5/24
Past Tense by Jason McNamara
fiction; comics; sf; horror
-- 1/4/24

2023

The Amusement Park by Stephen M. Silverman
nonfiction; history
-- 12/30/23
Where the Dead Wait by Ally Wilkes
fiction; horror
-- 12/30/23
The Paleontologist by Luke Dumas
fiction; horror
-- 12/19/23
Murderabilia by Harold Schechter
nonfiction; crime; history
-- 12/16/23
Christmas and Other Horrors by Ellen Datlow (editor)
fiction; horror; anthology
-- 12/11/23
Pet Peeves by Nicole Goux
fiction; comics; horror
-- 12/5/23
Not Forever But For Now by Chuck Palahniuk
fiction
-- 12/5/23
The Night Parade by Jen Nakamura Lin
nonfiction; memoir; folklore
-- 12/4/23
Nestlings by Nat Cassidy
fiction; horror; vampires
-- 12/2/23
Knock Knock, Open Wide by Neil Sharpson
fiction; horror
-- 12/2/23
Brainwyrms by Alison Rumfitt
fiction; horror
-- 11/21/23
Never Whistle at Night by Shane Hawk & Theodore C. Van Alst Jr. (editors)
fiction; horror; fantasy; anthology
-- 11/11/23
The Night House by Jo Nesbo
fiction; mystery; horror
-- 10/28/23
Pet by Catherin Chidgey
fiction; mystery; horror
-- 10/22/23
A Good House for Children by Kate Collins
fiction; horror; ghosts
-- 10/22/23
Wild Spaces by S.L. Coney
fiction; horror; cosmic
-- 10/21/23
Jewish Space Lasers by Mike Rothschild
nonfiction; history
-- 10/14/23
The Madwomen of Paris by Jennifer Cody Epstein
fiction; historical
-- 10/13/23
Doppleganger by Naomi Klein
nonfiction
-- 10/13/23
Sucker by Daniel Hornsby
fiction; horror
-- 10/10/23
Creep by Myriam Gurba
nonfiction; essays
-- 10/7/23
The Hollow Kind by Andy Davidson
fiction; horror
-- 10/7/23
The Militia House by John Milas
fiction; horror
-- 10/6/23
What Kind of Mother by Clay McLeod Chapman
fiction; horror
-- 9/30/23
What Happened Was Impossible by E.F. Schraeder
fiction; horror; mystery
-- 9/19/23
The Devil's Playground by Craig Russell
fiction; horror; mystery
-- 9/15/23
Wonder Drug by Jennifer Vanderbes
nonfiction; history; science
-- 9/2/23
Burn the Negative by Josh Winning
fiction; horror
-- 8/28/23
At the End of Every Day by Arianna Reiche
fiction
-- 8/24/23
Boys in the Valley by Phil Fracassi
fiction; horror; possession
-- 8/23/23
Whalefall by Daniel Kraus
fiction; horror
-- 8/23/23
The Handyman Method by Nick Cutter & Andrew Sullivan
fiction; horror
-- 8/23/23
Under the Naga Tail by Mae Bunseng Taing and James Taing
nonfiction; memoir
-- 8/18/23
The Beast You Are by Paul Tremblay
fiction; horror
-- 8/18/23
Abandoned Eastern Ohio by Cindy Vasko
nonfiction; photography
-- 8/17/23
Abandoned Northern Ohio by Jeffrey Stroup
nonfiction; photography
-- 8/17/23
Abandoned Southern Ohio by Bonnie Chapman
nonfiction; photography
-- 8/17/23
Something's Alive On the Titanic by Robert Sterling
fiction; sf
-- 8/17/23
All the Living and the Dead by Hayley Campbell
nonfiction
-- 8/17/23
The Wonder State by Sara Flannery
fiction; fantasy
-- 8/17/23
Strong Female Character by Fern Brady
nonfiction; memoir
-- 8/17/23
Starve Acre by Andrew Michael Hurley
fiction; horror
-- 8/17/23
That Lonely Section of Hell by Lori Shenher
nonfiction; memoir; crime
-- 8/16/23
Everything the Darkness Eats by Eric LaRocca
fiction; horror
-- 8/15/23
Can You Ever Forgive Me? by Lee Israel
nonfiction; memoir; crime
-- 8/14/23
Dead Dog's Bite by Tyler Boss
fiction; comics
-- 8/14/23
Tell My Horse by Zora Neale Hurston
nonfiction; anthropology
-- 8/14/23
Bedbugs by Ben H. Winters
fiction; horror
-- 8/12/23
Abandoned Cleveland by Jeffrey Stroup
nonfiction; photography
-- 8/12/23
String Follow by Simon Jacobs
fiction; horror
-- 8/12/23
Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
fiction; horror
-- 8/8/23
Harriet Said... by Beryl Bainbridge
fiction; crime; horror
-- 8/7/23
Green River Killer by Jeff Jensen & Jonathan Case
nonfiction; comics; crime
-- 8/7/23
The Centre by Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi
fiction; horror
-- 8/7/23
A Death in White Bear Lake by Barry Siegel
nonfiction; crime
-- 8/4/23
Camp Damascus by Chuck Tingle
fiction; horror; possession
-- 7/27/23
The Only One Left by Riley Sager
fiction; mystery
-- 7/24/23
Dead Eleven by Jimmy Juliano
fiction; horror
-- 7/21/23
A Fever in the Heartland by Timothy Egan
nonfiction; history; crime
-- 7/19/23
All the Sinners Bleed by S.A. Cosby
fiction; mystery
-- 7/17/23
Dark Archives by Megan Rosenbloom
nonfiction; history
-- 7/17/23
A Tiny Upward Shove by Melissa Chadburn
fiction
-- 7/13/23
The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang
nonfiction; history; crime
-- 7/11/23
Some Desperate Glory by Emily Tesh
fiction; sf
-- 7/10/23
I'm a Terminal Cancer Patient But I'm Fine by Hilnama
nonfiction; manga; memoir
-- 7/9/23
Maddalena and the Dark by Julia Fine
fiction; historical fiction; fantasy
-- 7/9/23
Three Sisters In Black by Norman Zierold
nonfiction; crime
-- 7/6/23
Nightmare Country by James Tynion IV & Lisandra Estherren
fiction; comics; horror; fantasy
-- 7/6/23
Graveyard of Lost Children by Katrina Monroe
fiction; horror
-- 7/5/23
To Name the Bigger Lie by Sarah Viren
nonfiction; crime; memoir
-- 6/28/23
Karachi Vice by Samira Shackle
nonfiction; crime
-- 6/27/23
What the #@&% Is That? ed. by Douglas Cohen & John Joseph Adams
fiction; anthology; horror
-- 6/26/23
The Elissas by Samantha Leach
nonfiction; memoir
-- 6/22/23
Perv by Jess Bering
nonfiction; psychology; sex
-- 6/21/23
Lesbian Love Story by Amelia Possanza
nonfiction; history
-- 6/20/23
Boys Weekend by Mattie Lubchansky
fiction; comics; horror
-- 6/16/23
The Angelmakers by Patti McCracken
nonfiction; history
-- 6/12/23
Chlorine by Jade Song
fiction; horror
-- 6/11/23
The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore
nonfiction; history
-- 6/11/23
Games for Dead Girls by Jen Williams
fiction; mystery
-- 6/9/23
Seventy Times Seven by Alex Mar
nonfiction; history
-- 6/8/23
Ghosts of the Tsunami by Richard Lloyd Parry
nonfiction; history
-- 5/30/23
Dissolving Classroom by Junji Ito
fiction; manga; horror
-- 5/25/23
Natural Beauty by Ling Ling Huang
fiction; horror
-- 5/25/23
The Insatiable Volt Sisters by Rachel Eve Moulton
fiction; horror
-- 5/22/23
Tender Morsels by Margo Langan
fiction; fantasy
-- 5/16/23
Filthy Animals by Brandon Taylor
fiction
-- 5/11/23
Massacre At Mountain Meadows by Ronald W. Walker, Richard E. Turley Jr., & Glen M. Leonard
nonfiction; history; crime
-- 5/10/23
Such Sharp Teeth by Rachel Harrison
fiction; horror
-- 5/10/23
Making a Psychopath by Mark Freestone
nonfiction; psychology
-- 5/10/23
Nothing But the Night by Greg King & Penny Wilson
nonfiction; crime
-- 5/10/23
Tracers in the Dark by Andy Greenberg
nonfiction; crime
-- 5/8/23
The Trees Grew Because I Bled There by Eric LaRocca
fiction; horror
-- 5/2/23
Sisters of the Lost Nation by Nick Medina
fiction; horror; mystery
-- 5/1/23
Scorched Grace by Margot Douaihy
fiction; mystery
-- 4/27/23
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
nonfiction; crime
-- 4/27/23
Eat the Rich by Sarah Gailey, Pius Bak, & Roman Titov
fiction; comics; horror
-- 4/21/23
Against Football by Steve Almond
nonfiction; sports
-- 4/19/23
More Than a Glitch by Meredith Broussard
nonfiction; tech
-- 4/17/23
Y/N by Esther Yi
fiction
-- 4/19/23
More Than a Glitch by Meredith Broussard
nonfiction; tech
-- 4/17/23
Muckross Abbey and Other Stories by Sabina Murray
fiction; horror; ghosts
-- 4/17/23
From a Taller Tower by Seamus McGraw
nonfiction; history; crime
-- 4/13/23
Lone Women by Victor LaValle
fiction; horror; historical
-- 4/12/23
If It Sounds Like a Quack... by Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling
nonfiction; health; history
-- 4/10/23
Do Penance or Perish by Frances Finnegan
nonfiction; history; gender; crime
-- 4/9/23
Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo
fiction; fantasy; mystery
-- 4/9/23
Shadowman by Ron Franscell
nonfiction; crime
-- 4/5/23
Feed Them Silence by Lee Mandelo
fiction; sf
-- 4/5/23
Deliberate Cruelty by Roseanne Montillo
nonfiction; crime
-- 4/5/23
The Spite House by Johnny Compton
fiction; horror; haunted house
-- 4/4/23
Liliana's Invincible Summer by Christina Rivera Garza
nonfiction; biography; memoir; crime
-- 4/3/23
The Things We Do to Our Friends by Heather Darwent
fiction; mystery; psychological
-- 4/1/23
Mass Murder in California's Empty Quarter by Ray A. March
nonfiction; crime
-- 3/30/23
A House With Good Bones by T. Kingfisher
fiction; horror; ghosts
-- 3/30/23
The Curse of the Marquis De Sade by Joel Warner
nonfiction; history
-- 3/28/23
Number One Fan by Meg Ellison
fiction; thriller
-- 3/26/23
We Were Once a Family by Roxana Asgarian
nonfiction; crime
-- 3/25/23
The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi
fiction; fantasy
-- 3/25/23
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
nonfiction; history
-- 3/24/23
Such Pretty Flowers by K.L. Cerra
fiction; horror
-- 3/23/23
Ghosts of the Orphanage by Christine Kenneally
nonfiction; history; crime
-- 3/22/23
Where Darkness Blooms by Andrea Hannah
fiction; horror
-- 3/21/23
Still Life With Bones by Alexa Hagerty
nonfiction; history; crime
-- 3/21/23
Mothered by Zoje Stage
fiction; horror; psychological
-- 3/14/23
Pushed by Erin Kimmerle
nonfiction; history; crime
-- 3/7/23
The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock
fiction; crime
-- 3/10/23
We Carry Their Bones by Erin Kimmerle
nonfiction; history; crime
-- 3/7/23
Don't Fear the Reaper by Stephen Graham Jones
fiction; horror
-- 3/7/23
Rikers by Graham Rayman & Reuven Blau
nonfiction; history; crime
-- 3/1/23
Return to Uluru by Mark McKenna
nonfiction; crime
-- 2/15/23
Tell Me I'm Worthless by Alison Rumfitt
fiction; horror; haunted house
-- 2/14/23
Boys Enter the House by David Nelson
nonfiction; crime
-- 2/10/23
The Child in the Electric Chair by Eli Hooper
nonfiction; crime
-- 2/10/23
The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper
nonfiction; crime
-- 2/1/23
Tender Is the Flesh by Augustina Bazterrica
fiction; horror
-- 1/31/23
The Vanishing Triangle by Claire McGowan
nonfiction; crime
-- 1/30/23
How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix
fiction; horror; haunted house; possession
-- 1/24/23
Case Study by Graeme Macrae Burnet
fiction
-- 1/20/23
From Hell by Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell
graphic novel; fiction; crime
-- 1/19/23
Jimmy the King by Gus Garcia-Roberts
nonfiction; crime
-- 1/13/23
History of Fear by Luke Dumas
fiction; horror; psychological horror; possession
-- 1/9/23
Roll Red Roll by Nancy Schwartzman & Nora Zelevansky
nonfiction; crime
-- 1/7/23

2022

White Horse by Erika Wurth
fiction; horror; ghosts; mystery
-- 12/16/22
The Gospel of Wellness by Rina Raphael
nonfiction; health
-- 12/13/22
Full Immersion by Gemma Amor
fiction; horror; sf; psychological horror
-- 12/10/22
In the Houses of Their Dead by Terry Alford
nonfiction; history
-- 12/9/22
House of Hunger by Alexis Henderson
fiction; horror; fantasy; vampires
-- 12/6/22
The Book of Phobias & Manias by Kate Summerscale
nonfiction; history; psychology
-- 12/5/22
Daphne by Josh Malerman
fiction; horror; ghosts; psychological horror
-- 12/1/22
The Disney Revolt by Jake S. Friedman
nonfiction; history; labor
-- 12/1/22
No Gods For Drowning by Hailey Piper
fiction; horror; fantasy; mystery
-- 11/29/22
Missing From the Village by Justin Ling
nonfiction; crime
-- 11/28/22
A Child Alone With Strangers by Philip Fracassi
fiction; horror
-- 11/17/22
Bold Ventures by Charlotte Van den Broeck
nonfiction; history; essays; architecture
-- 11/15/22
The Resting Place by Camilla Sten
fiction; mystery
-- 11/12/22
A Haunted History of Invisible Women by Leanna Renne Hieber & Andrea Janes
nonfiction; history; ghosts
-- 11/10/22
Red X by David Demchuk
nonfiction; graphic novel; memoir
-- 11/8/22
Numb to This by Kindra Neely
nonfiction; graphic novel; memoir
-- 11/5/22
Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Lost Spoke and Other Misfortunes by Eric LaRocca
nonfiction; crime
-- 11/5/22
Slenderman by Kathleen Hale
nonfiction; crime
-- 11/3/22
Leech by Hiron Ennes
fiction; horror; speculative fiction
-- 11/2/22
The Hideous Book of Hidden Horrors by Doug Murano
fiction; anthology; horror
-- 11/1/22
Motherthing by Ainslie Hogarth
fiction; horror; ghosts
-- 11/1/22
A Death on W Street by Andy Kroll
nonfiction; crime
-- 10/25/22
Luda by Grant Morrison
fiction; fantasy; horror
-- 10/24/22
Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence by R.F. Kuang
fiction; fantasy; historical
-- 10/17/22
Clown in a Cornfield 2 by Adam Cesare
fiction; horror; slasher
-- 10/16/22
How to Write Like a Writer by Thomas C. Forster
nonfiction; writing
-- 10/13/22
The Facemaker by Lindsey Fitzharris
nonfiction; history; medicine
-- 10/13/22
Hell Followed With Us by Andrew Joseph White
fiction; horror; sf
-- 10/10/22
Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
fiction; sf; fantasy; horror
-- 10/4/22
Screams From the Dark by Kathryn Miles
fiction; anthology; horror
-- 10/3/22
Trailed by Kathryn Miles
nonfiction; crime
-- 9/25/22
The Pallbearer's Club by Paul Tremblay
fiction; horror; vampires
-- 9/24/22
Retail Gangster by Gary Weiss
nonfiction; biography; crime
-- 9/21/22
Nightmare Fuel by Nina Nesseth
nonfiction; psychology
-- 9/20/22
From Below by Darcy Coates
fiction; horror; survival; ocean
-- 9/18/22
Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield
fiction; horror; sf; body horror; ocean
-- 9/18/22
A History of Delusions by Victoria Shepherd
nonfiction; history; psychology
-- 9/15/22
Old Country by Matt Query & Harrison Query
fiction; horror; folk
-- 9/13/22
Just Like Mother by Anne Heltzel
fiction; horror; gothic; cults
-- 9/13/22
Song of the Red Squire by C.W. Blackwell
fiction; horror; historical; folk
-- 9/13/22
It Came From Something Awful by Dale Beran
nonfiction; history; sociology; internet culture
-- 9/13/22
I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
nonfiction; memoir
-- 9/8/22
Florida Woman by Deb Rogers
fiction; mystery
-- 9/2/22
Path Lit By Lightning by David Maraniss
nonfiction; biography; sports
-- 9/2/22
Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey
fiction; horror; ghosts
-- 8/27/22
What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher
fiction; horror
-- 8/25/22
All the Lies They Did Not Tell by Pablo Trincia, translation by Elettra Pauletto
nonfiction; crime
-- 8/25/22
Patricia Wants to Cuddle by Samantha Allen
fiction; horror
-- 8/25/22
Should All Drugs Be Legalized? by Mattha Busby
nonfiction
-- 8/23/22
The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente
fiction; anthology; sci-fi
-- 8/22/22
Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology by Vince A. Liaguno and Rena Mason (editors)
fiction; anthology; horror
-- 8/21/22
The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
nonfiction; history; comics
-- 8/20/22
Bodies of Subversion by Margot Mifflin
nonfiction; history; photography
-- 8/20/22
Mary: An Awakening of Terror by Nat Cassidy
fiction; horror; ghosts; crime; cults
-- 8/20/22
"Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?> by Harold Schechter & Eric Powell
nonfiction; crime; comics
-- 8/17/22
The Ghost That Ate Us by Daniel Kraus
fiction; horror; ghosts; possession
-- 8/6/22
Unmask Alice by Rick Emerson
nonfiction; biography; history; crime
-- 8/1/22
A Mortal Glamour by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
fiction; fantasy; horror; historical fiction; erotic
-- 7/10/22
Professor Charlatan Bardot's Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World Paperback by Eric Guignard (editor)
fiction; anthology; horror; ghosts
-- 7/1/22
Scoundrel by Sarah Weinman
nonfiction; crime
-- 6/29/22
The Perfect Golden Circle by Benjamin Myers
fiction; historical
-- 6/22/22
Fight Like Hell by Kim Kelly
nonfiction; history; labor
-- 6/20/22
Stringers by Chris Panatier
fiction; sci-fi
-- 6/17/22
The Wakening by JG Faherty
fiction; horror; possession; demons
-- 6/6/22

The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas

fiction; horror; historical; gothic; romance
-- 6/3/22
We Had to Remove This Post by Hanna Bervoets
fiction; horror; technology
-- 5/31/22
The Fervor by Alma Katsu
fiction; horror; historical; demons; monsters
-- 5/31/22

And Then I Woke Up by Malcolm Devlin

fiction; horror; survival horror; psychological
-- 5/14/22
Friend of the Devil by Stephen Lloyd
fiction; horror; mystery
-- 5/13/22
Echo by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
fiction; horror; survival horror; possession
-- 5/1/22

Refuse to Be Done by Matt Bell

fiction; nonfiction; writing advice

All the White Spaces by Ally Wilkes

fiction; horror; survival horror; monster
Woman, Eating by Claire Kohda
fiction; horror; vampires
Sandy Hook by Elizabeth Williamson nonfiction
The Book of the Most Precious Substance by Sara Gran fiction; fantasy; horror