- The Haunted Hour: An Anthology, compiled by Margaret Widdemer. A mix of much-anthologized chestnuts (though, in Widdemer's defense, they probably hadn't been much-anthologized before this volume), forgettable works, and a few chilling or funny poems that deserve to be better known.
- The Art of Tinkering, by Karen Wilkinson and Mike Petrich. I have unsteady hands and no mechanical aptitude, so I'm not likely to try any of the projects described in here. But the book was a pleasure to read, and it did spark some ideas for digital art.
- The Other Side, by Alfred Kubin, translated by Denver Lindley.
- The Works of Arthur Schopenhauer: The Wisdom of Life and Other Essays, edited (and translated?) by Walter J. Black. Philosophy. I picked this up in a used book store and found my late friend and mentor Phil Miller's name written on the flyleaf.
- Chapters into Verse: A Selection of Poetry in English Inspired by the Bible from Genesis through Revelation, edited by Robert Atwan and Laurance Wieder. Poetry. I've just begun this one. Despite the presence of skeptical poems by Emily Dickinson and D.H. Lawrence, I suspect the editors are believers. It's hard to justify the inclusion of Sir Walter Scott's "The Book of Books" on literary merit.
- Total number of books started this year to date: 51
- Books currently reading: 3
- Books finished: 45
- Books abandoned unfinished: 3
- Nonfiction books read or started: 9
- Fiction books read or started: 27
- Poetry/literature books read or started: 15