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Sunday, July 19, 2009


I love lists. I love making them and I love checking them out. Top Ten, Top 100, whatever. This is usually how I get ideas for music, TV, or books.

And I like specific, hard-to-find lists. Not _that_ hard-to-find, but not the top 10 from itunes, Billboard, NY Times Bestsellers...more like top 10 college songs, indie songs, etc. I don't like what's popular overall, but what's popular in specific genres. Sort of the genre-egghead. Those folks take themselves more seriously than the bubblegum-Nickleback-loving population.

So here is a list related to books that I plan to use as my new checklist for reads for the rest of the year: the Bram Stoker Best Novel Nominations (and winner, since these are for past years). Completed ones will have links to my review. The information I have for best novel below is from wikipedia.

Bram Stoker Nominations for Best Novel 2008:
* Duma Key by Stephen King ***Winner***
* Coffin County by Gary Braunbeck
* The Reach by Nate Kenyon
* Johnny Gruesome by Gregory Lamberson

Bram Stoker Nominations for Best Novel 2007:
* The Missing by Sarah Langan ***Winner***
* The Guardener's Tale by Bruce Boston
* Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill Note: this novel is the winner of best first novel
* The Witch's Trinity by Erika Mailman
* The Terror by Dan Simmons

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