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srboone
01-29-2012, 07:52 AM
Does anyone have a title that they have told themselves "I'm going to read this book this year?" Maybe it's a book that has sat on your shelf for years; maybe it's one that you are determined to hunt down or, maybe it's one that you know will be published this year. It might even be one that you've already read.

I have started a re-read list for 2012:

The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
Needful Things by Stephen King (enough people on this forum have shown enthusiam over this title and motivated me to re-read this)
The Cornelius Quartet by Michael Moorcock
A Cornelius Calendar by Michael Moorcock
The (Many) Lives and Times of Jerry Cornelius by Michael Moorcock

As for first-time reads:

David Copperfield by Charles "Chuckles" Dickens

Hedda Gabler
01-29-2012, 03:28 PM
I'll just jump in if that's okay.

A book I really want to get through is Arguably Essays by Christopher Hitchens. It's a huge book and reading Hitchens makes my eyes glaze. Not because I don't enjoy him, but because he's so intelligent and throws out so much information to think about, my brain sort of cramps up and goes to the corner of my skull huddled in the fetal position.

Like him or hate him, he challenges you to really look at your own opinions about things.

Dan Hocker
01-29-2012, 05:03 PM
Re-Read List:

There's not much on here, but I'll most likely re-read the entire Wheel of Time series this year before the last book in the series comes out later this year.

First Time reads:

Salem's Lot (and some other early king)
I think there's a Terry Brooks book coming out.
Also I'm currently working my way through the entirety of DC's batman comics. I never understood how extraordinarily good these actually where until recently.

bookworm 1
01-29-2012, 05:16 PM
re-read list
the first 4 bachman books
first time read's include one I finished a few weeks ago
swan song loved it
weaveworld clive barker
until I find you john irving
under the dome stephen king
and last but not least only child by jack ketchum

peteOcha
01-29-2012, 09:02 PM
1st time reads:

Swan Song
The Woman
The Five
The Bachman Books (4)
Something by Koontz other than Velocity

ReReads:
hmm, not really going for re-reads at the moment since there's just so much that I need to read for the first time.

Martin
01-29-2012, 09:18 PM
Here are a few on my list for 2012:
Vessels by Kealan Patrick Burke
Centuries Best Horror Fiction
The Doll by Daphne Du Maurier
The Wind Through The Keyhole by Stephen King

Authors I am hoping to read more of in 2012:
Kealan Patrick Burke
Brian James Freeman
Jack Ketchum
Joe Hill
Ronald Kelly
Norman Prentiss

Randy D. Rubin
01-29-2012, 11:26 PM
I'm gonna re read all the stories I've shoved in the drawer for editing. I have to let some time elapse between the writing and the editing phase or I just see the same mistakes as when I pissed them onto the pristine white snowy landscape we all know as the
'page'. And of course, the next King book.

MrRoland
01-30-2012, 01:03 AM
This year's to be read list:
The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy
The Night Eternal by Del Toro & Hogan
Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
Call if You Need Me by Raymond Carver

Only one book scheduled for a re-read yet:
Horns by Joe Hill

srboone
01-30-2012, 03:03 AM
Great list, Mr. Roland. Perdido Street Station is on my TBR list, I just don't know when I'll get to it.

Tito_Villa
01-30-2012, 10:34 AM
I really need to read Frankenstein!!!

TerryE
01-30-2012, 03:06 PM
I really need to read Frankenstein!!!

Yes you do. That was my "project" book last year.

This year will be finishing "11/22/63", then onto:
"Wind Through the Keyhole" - King
"Horns" - Joe Hill
Neil Gaiman's new book which I believe is "Monkey and Me"
"White Apples" - Jonathan Carroll

a re-read of "Autumn of the Patriarch" - Garcia Marquez

And Squire and Roland, I do recommend "Perdido Street Station". I guess I should read something more by Mr. Mieville, myself.

Tito_Villa
01-30-2012, 03:42 PM
Horns is one of my all time favourite books, and one of three that brought me to tears!

bsaenz24
01-30-2012, 03:59 PM
Terry is correct. Perdido is outstanding!!! As is the next one in that "universe", The Scar.

cdfan
01-30-2012, 06:24 PM
2012 goals:

1. Read outside the horror genre. - Looking over last year's list I only read 9 books (out of 41) outside the horror genre. I'd like to read a bit more non-horror, see what I've been missing.

2. Read all the books I own. - This runs contrary to the first goal as most of the books in my TBR pile are horror but this has always been a roll over goal as I don't know if I'll ever do it. No matter how many books I read there is always a large pile still left.

theenormityofitall
01-30-2012, 06:39 PM
There's so many I can't even list them all. I'm finally almost finished with The Fountainhead (cheers Terry lol).....and I like that book so I'm going to read another by her and some of Mailer's stuff like Oswald and The Naked and the Dead. And I'm looking forward to Caren's books as well and since it's short stories, I should be able to finish it in about 6 months :)

TerryE
01-30-2012, 06:51 PM
Scott, I'd suggest "Anthem" for your next Ayn Rand. It will be the quickest read.

the_last_gunslinger
01-30-2012, 08:39 PM
I've had Clive Barker's Imajica on my Amazon wishlist since 2008, and I keep putting off purchasing it. I should try to get to that one this year.

I tried starting the Game of Thrones series I heard so much about, but found it incredibly boring. High Fantasy must not be my thing.

And lastly, I'd like to get through my Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft book. I've delved into it here and there, but I need to commit to going through every story.

bookworm 1
01-30-2012, 10:32 PM
Does anyone have a title that they have told themselves "I'm going to read this book this year?" Maybe it's a book that has sat on your shelf for years; maybe it's one that you are determined to hunt down or, maybe it's one that you know will be published this year. It might even be one that you've already read.

I have started a re-read list for 2012:

The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
Needful Things by Stephen King (enough people on this forum have shown enthusiam over this title and motivated me to re-read this)
The Cornelius Quartet by Michael Moorcock
A Cornelius Calendar by Michael Moorcock
The (Many) Lives and Times of Jerry Cornelius by Michael Moorcock

As for first-time reads:

David Copperfield by Charles "Chuckles" DickensWow surprised you have not read David Copperfield.Didn't you re read war and peace last year.Given the choice I think I would have skipped a 2nd reading of war and peace and went straight to Dickens.But that is just me.Still have Charlie Brown nightmares of war and peace.Enjoy David Copperfield.Might I suggest pickquick papers by Dickens if you have not read it.That is another great Dickens title.

srboone
01-31-2012, 12:37 AM
My Dickens reading hasbeen limited to "A CHristmas Carol." Anymore, I wait until I find THE copy of a book I want to read--and I found one for DC (it's in my collection thread.)

Menace
01-31-2012, 01:05 PM
Re-Read

Swan Song
Lightning - in my opinion Knootz's best book

First reads

Horns
20th century ghosts
Gunpowder
Heart-Shaped Box
Full Dark, No stars
Under the Dome
Duma Key
77th street

to name a few

Tito_Villa
01-31-2012, 01:18 PM
Gunpowder and Duma Key are fantastic reads too!

TerryE
01-31-2012, 01:46 PM
Wow, Menace is going on a King family kick. Nothing by Owen???

Tito_Villa
01-31-2012, 02:19 PM
I've never read anything by Owen either

Martin
01-31-2012, 02:39 PM
We're all in this together is a collection of stories by Owen King. The title story is fantastic! Very different writing than his father or brother. I believe his first novel will be released in 2013, I am looking forward to it.

Grant Wootton
01-31-2012, 02:48 PM
Re-Read

Swan Song
Lightning - in my opinion Knootz's best book



Totally agree on your choice of DRK's best effort to date !!!! :cool:

Menace
01-31-2012, 03:00 PM
We're all in this together is a collection of stories by Owen King. The title story is fantastic! Very different writing than his father or brother. I believe his first novel will be released in 2013, I am looking forward to it.

I didn't realize Owen King had any thing out I will have to look that up.. Thanks

RJK1981
01-31-2012, 05:51 PM
Current reading goals for this year are:

Finish King's 11/22/63
Burke's Kin
Gifune's Midnight Solitaire
Clegg's Neverland
Kelly's Undertaker's Moon

More will be added of course, but those are the main ones off the top of my head

Hedda Gabler
01-31-2012, 06:38 PM
I loved Gunpowder. Owen's work is well written, but not that interesting. I did like a short story he wrote about a dentist.

theenormityofitall
01-31-2012, 07:59 PM
My goal is to read books all the way to the end and not stop half way through and put it aside for another. This only applies to horror fiction, NEVER nonfiction.

bookworm 1
01-31-2012, 10:40 PM
My Dickens reading hasbeen limited to "A CHristmas Carol." Anymore, I wait until I find THE copy of a book I want to read--and I found one for DC (it's in my collection thread.)Remember seeing it.It is a awsome looking book.

bookworm 1
01-31-2012, 10:43 PM
Gunpowder and Duma Key are fantastic reads too!agree with duma key.My fav joe hill is voluntary commital.great story.have not read gunpowder

Xiabei
07-03-2012, 12:54 AM
Oh, where to start...

"Infinite Jest" (started, didn't finish) and "The Pale King" by David Foster Wallace
"The Talisman" (re-read) and "Black House" by K & S
The whole "Dante Valentine" series by Lilith Saintcrow (good so far, but I'll quit if it veers into too much mushy stuff!)
The first and second DragonLance chronicles (re-read)
I'd like to pick up halfway through "Wizard and Glass" and finish the rest of the series
"The Damnation Game" and "Weaveworld" by Clive Barker. I read "Weaveworld" a long long time ago and don't remember anything about it.
"The Blackstone Chronicles" by John Saul (I always get about halfway through and then get distracted by something else)
"The Mailman" by Bentley Little (when I finally get around to purchasing it)
"IT", "The Eyes of the Dragon", and "Salem's Lot", since I finally got new copies...

bookworm 1
07-03-2012, 10:13 PM
Well I have one more Bachman to go.I gave up on weavworld and I still need to read UTD and Only Child.
re-read list
the first 4 bachman books
first time read's include one I finished a few weeks ago
swan song loved it
weaveworld clive barker
until I find you john irving
under the dome stephen king
and last but not least only child by jack ketchum

srboone
07-03-2012, 10:37 PM
Weaveworld is going onto my 2012 reading list.

bookworm 1
07-04-2012, 12:00 AM
Good luck.I hope you have a better time with it then I did.I my try it again one day but not for awhile.

srboone
07-04-2012, 01:10 AM
Well, I honestly don't remember why I stopped reading it, but since I was in college and was knee deep in my literature survey courses, I assume it was more a matter of time than not connecting with the work, We'll see.

Teriw
07-04-2012, 04:09 AM
I have IT and 11/22/63 slated so far. Then ill go back to having a vote on what to read out of my unread king books. So the next vote when I get to it will be full dark no stars vs night shift. Assuming I get that far before doctor sleep which I will be reading immediately.

srboone
07-04-2012, 04:18 AM
No non-king books on the horizon to be read? What was you last non-king book?

Teriw
07-04-2012, 09:02 PM
hmm...west side story maybe. I've only ever read anything I was forced to in school.

peteOcha
07-04-2012, 09:06 PM
I usually try to space out my King books by squeezing 2-3 non Kings in between each King read. Sometimes I push it to 4-5 if I'm lucky.

srboone
07-04-2012, 09:08 PM
I've only got a few left, most of King reads in the last 2 years have been rereads. I'm not looking forward to Faithful--speaking as a Yankees fan.

Teriw
07-04-2012, 09:10 PM
I'm not sure I want to read that one at all. I'm sure I will eventually though.

srboone
07-04-2012, 09:12 PM
It's one of the ones I have coming. It'll probably sit on my shelf for a while before I even think about reading it.

Martin
07-04-2012, 09:18 PM
Faithful is a really fun read. It is a nice look into the minds of fans during the Red Sox great run. I think the contrasting views of O'nan and King are really enjoyable.

Teriw
07-04-2012, 09:33 PM
Sounds like a boring read for someone who hates sports.

srboone
07-04-2012, 09:43 PM
I assume YOU hate sports. I just hate the Red Sox.

Teriw
07-04-2012, 10:53 PM
That I do