Books I Read in 2020

1. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann (1/2/20)

2. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu (1/3/20)

3. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike (1/8/20)

4. Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older (1/11/20)

5. The Law of Lines by Hye-Young Pyun (1/16/20)  

6. Shadowhouse Fall by Daniel José Older (1/22/20)

7. Wes Craven: Interviews edited by Shannon Blake Shelton (1/26/20)

8. The Best American Short Stories 2009 edited by Alice Sebold (1/28/20)

9. Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins (2/2/20)

10. Inland by Téa Obreht (2/13/20)

11. The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice (2/16/20)

12. Nine Bar Blues by Sheree Renée Thomas (2/17/20)

13. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson (2/20/20)

14. If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin (2/21/20) = 

15. Ghostlove by Dennis Mahoney (2/26/20)

16. The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich (3/1/20)

17. Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (3/6/20)

18. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (3/11/20)

19. American Midnight edited by Laird Hunt (3/13/20)

20. Shadows by Joan de la Haye (3/14/20)

21. Something That May Shock and Discredit You by Daniel Mallory Ortberg (3/14/20)

22. My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (3/16/20)

23. Difficult Light by Tomás González (3/19/20)

24. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez (3/24/20)

25. The Writhing Skies by Betty Rocksteady (3/26/20)  

26. Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon (3/26/20)

27. Zero Saints by Gabino Iglesías (3/29/20)

28. The New Black edited by Richard Thomas (3/30/20)

29. An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon (4/4/20)

30. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers (4/10/20)  

31. Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey (4/12/20)

32. William Friedkin: Interviews edited by Christopher Lane (4/13/20)

33. The Only Good Indian by Stephen Graham Jones (4/19/20)  

34. The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld (4/22/20)  

35. Were We Awake by L.M. Brown (4/23/20)

36. A People’s Future of the United States edited by Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams (4/23/20)

37. The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa (4/29/20)  

38. Gulp by Mary Roach (5/2/20)

39. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix (5/4/20)

40. Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson (5/5/20)

41. Helium by Rudy Francisco (5/10/20)

42. If It Bleeds by Stephen King (5/11/20)

43. Mostellaria by Plautus (5/13/20)

44. Japanese Ghost Stories by Lafcadio Hearn (5/13/20)

45. All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung (5/16/20)

46. Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin (5/20/20)

47. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong (5/21/20)

48. The Yellow Room by Chris Poole (5/23/20)

49. Submitted for the Approval of the Midnight Pals by Bitter Karella (5/24/20)

50. Magic City by Jewelle Parker Rhodes (5/26/20)

51. When Darkness Loves Us by Elizabeth Engstrom (5/26/20)

52. I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott (5/26/20)  

53. Sequelland: A Story of Dreams and Screams by Jay Slayton-Joslin (5/29/20)

54. Kabu Kabu by Nnedi Okorafor (6/3/20)

55. The Unsuitable by Molly Pohlig (6/4/20)

56. Seabirds Are Still Alive by Toni Cade Bambara (6/5/20)

57. The Dream-Quest of Vellit Boe by Kij Johnson (6/7/20)

58. Night Theater by Vikram Paralkar (6/10/20)

59. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green (6/16/20)

60. Rashōmon and 17 Other Stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (6/17/20)  

61. The Rook by Daniel O’Malley (6/17/20)

62. Jump Rope by Ruby Jean Jensen (6/24/20)

63. Writing Movies for Fun and Profit by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon (6/26/20)

64. Stiletto by Daniel O’Malley (7/3/20)

65. Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse (7/4/20)

66. American Poison by Eduardo Porter (7/7/20)

67. Actress by Anne Enright (7/8/20)

68. Hairspray and Switchblades by V. Castro (7/11/20)

69. Copper and Mercury by Jessica D. Coplen (7/14/20) (Workshop)

70. The Ressurectionist by Wrath James Wright (7/15/20)

71. The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins (7/18/20)

72. The Need by Helen Phillips (7/19/20)

73. Sleep No More edited by August Derleth (7/21/20)

74. The Vanished Birds by Simon Jimenez (7/26/20)

75. You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld (7/28/20)

76. Jaula by Oscar Mancinas (7/29/20)

77. The Tribe by Bari Woods (8/3/20)

78. Earthworm Gods by Brian Keene (8/7/20)

79. The Turner House by Angela Flournoy (8/7/20)

80. Virgins & Tricksters by Rosalie Morales Kearns (8/12/20)

81. Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff (8/15/20)

82. The Man They Wanted Me to Be by Jared Yates Sexton (8/15/20)

83. The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nehisi Coates (8/16/20)

84. The Hollow Ones by T. Kingfisher (8/22/20)

85. I Hold a Wolf by the Ears by Laura Van den Berg (8/23/20)

86. Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland (8/26/20)

87. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (8/31/20)

88. The Running Man by Stephen King (8/31/20)

89. Let’s Go Play at the Adams by Mendal W. Johnson (9/6/20)

90. The Book of Deadly Animals by Gordon Grice (9/8/20)

91. Our Time is Now by Stacey Abrams (9/11/20)

92. The Deep by Alma Katsu (9/12/20)

93. Cold in July by Joe R. Lansdale (9/15/20)

94. In the Shadow of the Master edited by Michael Connelly (9/17/20)

95. The Evolution of Howard Jones by Stephen Clary (9/17/20) (Workshop)

96. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Morena-Garcia (9/21/20)

97. My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing (9/22/20)

98. Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh (9/26/20)

99. Arizona Ghost Stories by Antonio R. Garcez (9/28/20)

100.  The Art of Pulp Horror edited by Stephen Jones (9/29/20)

101. Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay (10/1/20)

102. Voices in the Snow by Darcy Coates (10/4/20)

103. Pedro Páramo by Jaun Rulfo (10/7/20)

104. The Possession of Natalie Glasgow (10/8/20)

105. Night of the Mannequins by Stephen Graham Jones (10/10/20)

106. Devolution by Max Brooks (10/10/20)

107. Cirque Berserk by Jessica Guess (10/12/20)

108. Benny Rose, the Cannibal King by Hailey Piper (10/14/20)

109. Standalone by Paul Michael Anderson (10/18/20)

110. The Jaguar’s Children by John Vaillant (10/20/20)

111. A Nest of Nightmares by Lisa Tuttle (10/21/20)

112. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (10/22/20)

113. Godzilla on My Mind by William Tsutsui (10/24/20)

114. Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor (10/26/20)

115. Nightmare Flower by Elizabeth Engstrom (10/28/20)

116. Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke (11/1/20)

117. Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor (11/1/20)

118. Nocturnal Missions by Gio Lassiter (11/2/20) (Workshop)

119. Hinterland by L.M. Brown (11/7/20)

120. The Deathless by Lynne Grigsby (11/8/20) (Workshop)

121. The Women of Weird Tales edited by Melanie R. Anderson (11/11/20)

122. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcìa Màrquez (11/12/20)  

123. The Caped Crusade by Glen Weldon (11/15/20)

124. The Force of Nonviolence by Judith Butler (11/19/20)

125. A Love Song, A Death Rattle, A Battle Cry by Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre (11/22/20)

126. The Valancourt Book of World Horror Stories vol. 1 edited by James D. Jenkins and Ryan Cagle (11/24/20)

127. A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton (11/26/20)

128. Adam in Eden by Carlos Fuentes (12/3/20)

129. Middlegame by Seanan McGuire (12/5/20)

130. Permafrost by Eva Baltasar Sardà (12/8/20)

131. Pet Sematary by Stephen King (12/13/20)

132. The Best Land Under Heaven by Michael Wallis (12/17/20)

133. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (12/24/20)

And for reference, here are the books I read in 2019.

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