2012 Reading List

A new year begets a new reading list. I will tag each title appropriately ranging from Highly Recommended to Avoid At All Costs. Your mileage, of course, may vary depending on your particular tastes in literary fare.

01. Gathered Dust and Others by W.H. Pugmire — Highly Recommended

02. Ash: Return of the Beast by Gary Val Tenuta — Worth a Look

03. Jimmy Page: Magus, Musician, Man by George Case — Recommended

04. An Illustrated Guide to the Lost Symbol, edited by John Weber — Worth a Look

05. Carnage Road by Greg Lamberson — Highly Recommended

06. Halloween, edited by Paula Guran — Highly Recommended

07. The Unexpected (DC Comics/Vertigo)Avoid At All Costs

08. The Mighty Thor – Ragnarok by Roy Thomas and John Buscema — Recommended

09. Casting Sacred Space by Ivo Dominguez Jr Highly Recommended

10. Is There A Demon In You? by Keene, SanGiovanni, Southard, & White — Highly Recommended

11. Torn by Lee Thomas — Recommended

12. The Doll: The Lost Stories of Daphne Du MaurierWorth a Look

13. Spectre by Robert Weverka — Highly Recommended

14. Theurgia or The Egyptian Mysteries by Iamblichus — Highly Recommended

15. The Way of the Oracle by Diana L. Paxson — Recommended

16. The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice — Worth a Look

17. Baltimore: The Plague Ships by Mignola, Golden, & Stenbeck — Recommended

18. Supernatural Noir, edited by Ellen Datlow — Recommended

19. 11/22/63 by Stephen King — Highly Recommended

20. The Haunted Mansion Project: Year One – presented by Rain Graves, edited by E.S. Magill — Recommended

21. Vampyre Magick by Father Sebastiaan — Avoid At All Costs

22. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger — Recommended

23. Darth Paper Strikes Back by Tom Angleberger — Recommended

24. Mystery Teachings from the Living Earth: An Introduction to Spiritual Ecology by John Michael Greer — Highly Recommended

25. Nevermore by William Hjortsberg — Highly Recommended

26. Ratline: Soviet Spies, Nazi Priests, and the Disappearance of Adolf Hitler by Peter Levenda — Recommended

27. City Infernal by Edward Lee — Worth a Look

28. The Forbidden Book by Joscelyn Godwin and Guido Mina di Sospiro — Worth a Look

29. The Book of Enoch the Prophet, edited by RH Charles — Highly Recommended

30. The Hermetic Link: From Secret Tradition to Modern Thought by Jacob Slavenburg — Recommended

31. Spiritual Cleansing by Draja Mickaharic — Recommended

32. Night of the Wendigo by William Meikle — Recommended

33. Sherlock Holmes: Revenant by William Meikle — Recommended

34. Thursday Thistle by August V. Fahren — Worth a Look

35. In the Center of the Fire: A Memoir of the Occult (1966-1989) by James Wasserman — Highly Recommended

36. The Third Gate by Lincoln Child — Worth a Look

37. Lammas Night by Katherine Kurtz — Highly Recommended

38. Time Loops and Space Twists by Fred Alan Wolf — Recommended

39. Pythagoras: His Life and Teachings by Thomas Stanley — Recommended

40. The UFO Hunter’s Guide by Bret Lueder — Worth A Look (but just barely)

41. Body Rides by Richard Laymon — Worth A Look

42. You Are STILL Being Lied To, edited by Russ Kick — Recommended

43. The Witches’ Almanac – Issue 32 (Spring 2013-Spring 2014) “Wisdom of the Moon” — Recommended

44. Down by Nate Southard — Recommended

45. The Red Book (Liber Novus) by C.G. Jung — Highly Recommended

46. The Witches’ Almanac Issue 32 Wisdom of the MoonRecommended

47. Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coop by Reginald Barkley — Highly Recommended

48. Criminal Macabre: The Iron Spirit by Steve Niles and Scott Morse — Recommended

49. Halloween Classics edited by Tom Pomplun — Recommended

50. The Golden Spiders by Rex Stout — Highly Recommended

51. Dueling Minds edited by Brian James Freeman — Recommended

52. The Hardy Boys, Vol. 55 – The Witchmaster’s Key by Franklin W. Dixon — Recommended

53. Jason Brice: The Written by Jovanovic and Alcante — Highly Recommended

54. The Black School by J.N. Williamson — Worth a Look

55. Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. Vol 1: War of the Monsters by Jeff Lemire and Alberto Ponticelli — Recommended

56. Impossible Realities: The Science Behind Energy Healing, Telepathy, Reincarnation, Precognition, and Other Black Swan Phenomena by Maureen Caudill — Worth a Look

57. Mrs. B’s Guide to Household Witchery: Everyday Magic, Spells, and Recipes by Kris Bradley — Recommended

58. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Vol One (Graphic Novel) by Denise Mina, Andrea Mutti,  & Leonardo Manco — Highly Recommended

59. More Than Midnight by Brian James Freeman — Worth a Look

60. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson — Recommended

61. Ghosts #1 (Comic Anthology) from Vertigo — Highly Recommended

62. The Candle and the Crossroads: A Book of Appalachian Conjure and Southern Root Work by Orion Foxwood — Recommended

63. The Secret Doctrine of the Rosicrucians by Magus Incognito (William Walker Atkinson) — Recommended

64. The Best of the Equinox, Vol. 1: Enochian Magick by Aleister Crowley (as selected by Lon Milo DuQuette) — Highly Recommended

65. Entombed by Brian Keene — Recommended

66. The House on the Point by Benjamin Hoff — Worth a Look

67. Dark Entries by Ian Rankin & Werther Dell’edera — Recommended

68. The Hardy Boys, Vol. 8 — The Mystery of Cabin Island by Franklin W. Dixon — Recommended

69. Three Philosophical Dialogues: On Truth, On Freedom of Choice, On the Fall of the Devil by Anselm — Highly Recommended

70. ALU: An Advanced Guide to Operative Runology by Edred Thorsson — Highly Recommended

71. 999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense, edited by Al Sarrantonio — Recommended

72. Tortured Spirits (The Jake Helman Files, Vol. 4) by Gregory Lamberson — Recommended

73. The Angel and the Sorcerer: The Remarkable Story of the Occult Origins of Mormonism and the Rise of Mormons in American Politics by Peter Levenda — Recommended

74. Songlines of the Soul by Veronica Goodchild — Worth a Look

75. Crystals – Jewels – Stones – Magic & Science by Isidore Kozminsky / Crystals and the New Age by Stuart Weinberg — Recommended

76. Prepper’s Home Defense by Jim Cobb — Recommended

77. Creeping Stones by Cullen Bunn — Recommended

78. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien — Highly Recommended

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2 Responses to “2012 Reading List”

  1. Many many thanks for the recommendation of my new book. I think it is one of the best representations of my life as an author of weird Lovecraftian fiction as it also contains some of my non-Lovecraftian decadent things. Working with Dark Regions Press was an extremely positive experience.

    • cairnwood Says:

      Wilum, Gathered Dust is quite simply a brilliant collection. I have reviewed this for Monster Librarian. I’ll give you a shout when they’ve uploaded it to their website. Thank you for your inspiring work, good sir. You elevate the genre by bringing something altogether fresh and exciting to the table while still honoring the past.

      And I am thrilled that your health has improved. You gave us quite a scare, mate.

      ~BF

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