2009 in Books

With links to the ones I’ve written about on this blog.

Books read for the first time (in the order in which I read them)

George Eliot, The Lifted Veil (1859)
Carol Ann Duffy, Rapture (2005)
Lee Edelman, No Future: Queer theory and the Death Drive (2005)
Sheridan Le Fanus, Uncle Silas (1864)
John Sam Jones, Fishboys of Vernazza (2003)
Poppy Z Brite, Lost Souls (1992)
Susan Williams (ed) The Penguin Book of Classic Fantasy by Women (1995)
Clive Barker, Cabal (1988)
Octavia Butler, Bloodchild and Other Stories (2005 edition)
Ursual K. Le Guin, Worlds of Exile and Illusion (1966- 7)
Truman Capote, Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948)
Sarah Eyre and Ra Page (eds), The New Uncanny: Tales of Unease (2008)
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club (2006)
Stephen King, On Writing (2000)
Kate Figes (ed) The Penguin Book of Interational Women’s Stories (1996)
Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping (1981)
Helene Hanff, 84 Charing Cross Road (1970)
Alice Walker, Anything we Love can be Saved (1997)
Martin H. Greenberg (ed) New Stories from the Twilight Zone (1991)
Stephen King, The Dark Tower Book 1: The Gunslinger (2003)
Roger Walsh, Essential Spirituality (2000)
Dorothy Alison, Skin: Talking Sex, Class and Literature (1994)
Sara Maitland, A Book of Silence (2008)
Stephen King, The Dark Tower Book II: The Drawing of the Three
Henry James, Selected Tales (2005)
David Brazier, The Feeling Buddha (2001)
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937)
Mary Oliver, Wild Geese (2004)
Alan Watts, The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are (1966)
Susan Hill (ed) The Penguin Book of Modern Stories by Women (1990)
Marcey Alderman, Long Time Passing: Lives of Older Lesbians (1986)
Winnifred Watson, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (1938)
Irvin D. Yalom, Love’s Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy (1989)
Alice Munro, The Love of a Good Woman (1998)
Tanith Lee, Red as Blood (1983)
Carl Sagan, Cosmos (1980)


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four (1890)
Charles Dickens, Bleak House (1853)
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility (1811)
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness (1969)