Lee’s Reading List

Here is a list of books and stories I have read. I’ve read a lot more than are listed here, obviously, but I started posting in October 2012. Most recent reads are at the top.

What I’ve Read



We Are All Monsters – Cassie Carnage

Intesnity – Dean Koontz

Wakenhyrst – Michelle Paver

The Evangeline Heresy – M. Thayer Berlyn

Behind Her Eyes – Sarah Pinborough

Ghost – J. N. Williamson

They Kill – Tim Waggoner

The Girl on the Glider – Brian Keene

Childgrave – Ken Greenhall

Jimmy – William Malmborg

Burnt Offerings – Robert Marasco

Fever Dream – Samantha Schweblin

Plunder Squad – Donald Westlake

The Sentinel (3x) – Jeffrey Konvitz

The Withering Skies – Betty Rocksteady

Gypsy – Dan Foley

Halloween – John Passarella

The Painted Bird (2x) – Jerzy Kosinski

In Watermelon Sugar (3x) – Richard Brautigan

The Atrocities – Jeremy C. Shipp

The Folcroft Ghosts – Darcy Coates

Penpal – Dathan Auerbach

Sour Candy – Kealan Patrick Burke

Jar of Hearts – Jennifer Hillier

Slayground – Donald Westlake

Hate Inexorable – Mike Duke

Screechers – Kevin J. Kennedy and Christina Bergling

The House on the Borderland – William Hope Hodgson

Hallowe’en House – Bob Freeman and Greg Mitchell


The Ballad of Black Tom – Victor LaValle

Offspring – Jack Ketchum

The Quick and the Dead – Louis L’Amour

The Green Eagle Score – Donald Westlake

The Sound of Midnight – Charles L. Grant

Magic – William Goldman

The Elementals – Michael McDowell

Beasts – Joyce Carol Oates

Brotherkind – J.N. Williamson

Wicked Angel – Taylor Caldwell

The Black Ice Score – Donald Westlake

Horror House – J.N. Williamson

The Black Carousel – Charles Grant

The Haunted – Bentley Little

Playmates – J.N. Williamson

Dagon – Fred Chappell

Jordon’s Wager – Frank C. Strunk

‘Salem’s Lot – Stephen King

Black Wings – Megan Hart

Let’s Go Play at the Adams’ – Mendal Johnson

Body of Christ – Mark Matthews

Superstitious – R. L. Stine

HEX – Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Charnel House – Graham Masterton

The Bloodwind – Charles L. Grant

The Longest Night – J.N. Williamson

A Head Full of Ghosts – Paul Tremblay

Spree (3x) – J.N. Williamson

The Criminal – Jim Thompson

Smack (2x) – Melvin Burgess

A Respite for the Dead – Lucy Taylor

The Manningtree Account – Becky Wright

The Butcher of Cardiff – H.T. Torres

Little Dead Red – Mercedes M. Yardley

One-Way Ticket – William Cook

Blanky – Kealan Patrick Burke

Warm, Dark Places Are Best – Mike Duke

Savaging the Dark – Christopher Conlon

Sand Dweller – Matthew Samm

“Patient K” – Barbie Wilde

“Dirty Paws” – Dean M. Drinkel

Stirring the Sheets – Chad Lutzke

Husk – Rachel Autumn Deering

Cold Dead Hands – Jeff Strand

How to Write a Novella in 24 Hours – Andrew Mayne

Crafting Fiction: Hard-Boiled Outlines – William Miller

Sweetlings – Lucy Taylor

The Cold Spot – J.G. Faherty

The Followers – Greg Chapman

The Suicide of Jeremy Price – Shaun Hupp

The Book at Dernier – Samantha Lienhard

The Twilight Pariah – Jeffrey Ford

Gnawed – John Grover

Dr. Morgan: The Sleepers Do Not Dream – Terry M. West

On Writing: Advice for Those Who Write to Publish (Or Would Like To) – George V. Higgins

Something Wicked This Way Comes (2x) – Ray Bradbury

Baby Teeth – Zoje Stage

Killer Concepts for Fiction Authors – Stacy Buck

A Soundless Dawn – Dustin LaValley

The Deceived (2x) – Dustin LaValley

Haunt – Laura Lee Bahr

The Seventh – Donald Westlake


I read no fiction in 2018. Instead, I read a lot of non-fiction and theological studies.


Her Halloween Treat – Tiffany Reisz

Columbella – Phyllis A. Whitney

Cane River: A Ghost Story – Scott A. Johnson

Morning Is Dead – Andersen Prunty

Ghosts Know – Ramsey Campbell

Our Lady of Darkness (2x) – Fritz Leiber

The Doll Who Ate His Mother (2x) – Ramsey Campbell

Thrall – Mary SanGiovanni

Dark Matter – Michelle Paver

Crimson Peak – Nancy Holder

The Handle – Donald Westlake

A Prayer for the Dying – Stewart O’Nan

68 Kill – Bryan Smith

Hour of the Oxrun Dead – Charles L. Grant

Grave – Charles L. Grant

Whispers – Kristin Dearborn

Sacrifice Island – Kristin Dearborn

Lady Afraid – Lester Dent

Revival (audio) – Stephen King

Joyland (audio) – Stephen King

The Score – Donald Westlake

The Outfit – Donald Westlake

The Mourner – Donald Westlake

The Man with the Getaway Face – Donald Westlake

The Hunter – Richard Stark (Donald Westlake)

Nineteen Eighty – David Peace

Nineteen Seventy-seven – David Peace

Nineteen Seventy-four – David Peace

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

Shane – Jack Shaefer

Boy in the Water – Stephen Dobyns

The Hook – Donald Westlake

Beautiful Joe – Marshall Saunders

Call of the Wild – Jack London


The Friends of Eddie Coyle – George V. Higgins (1970)

The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold (2002)


The Sorrow King – Andersen Prunty (2011)

The Revelations of Preston Black – Jason Jack Miller (2013)

The Art of Description: World into Word – Mark Doty (2010)

A Perfect Day (audio) – Richard Paul Evans (2003)

Life of Pi (audio) – Yann Martel (2001)

The Auld Mither – William Meikle (2013)

HYSTERIA: A Collection of Madness – Stephanie M. Wytovich (2013)

Too Late to Call Texas – Trent Zelazny (2013)

The Not So Simple Life – Alayne Adams (2010)

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers – Mary Roach (2003)

Trout Fishing in America – Richard Brautigan (1967), 3x

Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut (1963), 2x

The Art of Time in Fiction: As Long As It Takes – Joan Silber (2009)

The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman (2008)

The Wounded and the Slain – David Goodis (1955)

The Baby Jesus Butt Plug – Carlton Mellick III (2004)

Spinner – Dustin LaValley (2012)

Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath – Linda Seger (2011)

The Menstruating Mall – Carlton Mellick III (2005), couldn’t put it down!

Angel Dust Apocalypse – Jeremy Robert Johnson (2005), mindsuckingly awesome!

The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot – Charles Baxter (2007), 2x

The Haunted Vagina – Carlton Mellick III (2011)

Zombie – Joyce Carol Oates (1995), 3x

Sexual Homicide Patterns and Motives – Ressler, Burgess, and Douglas (1988)

The Killer Inside Me – Jim Thompson (1952)

Hellbender – Jason Jack Miller (2012)


Trauma – Patrick McGrath (2008)

A Requiem for Dead Flies – Peter N. Dudar (2012)

Butterfly Potion – Trent Zelazny (2012)

Ghost Writer – John Harwood (2004)

Merlyn’s Raven – Rose Vanden Eynden (2012)

“A Warning to the Curious” – M. R. James, from The Haunted Dolls’ House and Other Ghost Stories (2006)

“The Pines” – Karl Edward Wagner, from Where the Summer Ends, vol. 1 (2011)

“Sticks” – Karl Edward Wagner, from Where the Summer Ends, vol. 1 (2011)

“A Toy for Juliette” – Robert Bloch, from Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper (2011)

“A Most Unusual Murder” – Robert Bloch, from Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper (2011)

“Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper” – Robert Bloch, from Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper (2011)

Night Sisters – Sara Rath (2008)

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