April, 2020 - I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!


Favorites of 2012
January - Mainspring by Jay Lake
February - A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
March - Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
April - Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
May - Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
June - A Once Crowded Sky by Tom King
July - Talulla Rising by Glen Duncan
August - Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews I'm embarrassed to admit how much I ended up enjoying this book in all its ridiculousness.
September - Lucretia and the Kroons by Victor Lavalle
October - The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, & Brenna Yovanoff
November - Every Day by David Levithan
December - Doctor Who: Devil in the Smoke by Justin Richards

  1. Y the Last Man, Vol 1: Unmanned by Brian K. Vaughan; Art by Pia Guerra and José Marzá, Jr.; Painted Cover by J.G. Jones 
  2. The Last Dragon by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Rebecca Guay
  3. Encounter in April by May Sarton
  4. The Ivy Gate by A. R. Kahler
  5. Inner Landscape by May Sarton
  6. Mainspring by Jay Lake
  7. X-Men: Messiah CompleX by Ed Brubaker, et al.
  8. Glitches by Marissa Meyer
  9. Love Struck by Melissa Marr
  10. New X-Men: Childhood's End, Vol 5
  11. X-Infernus
  12. The Lion and the Rose by May Sarton
  13. Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield
  14. The Land of Silence by May Sarton
  15. X-Factor, Vol 1: The Longest Night
  16. X-Factor, Vol 2: Life & Death Matters
  17. X-Factor, Vol 3: Many Lives of Madrox
  18. X-Factor, Vol 4: Heart of Ice
  19. New Excalibur, Vol 1: Defenders of the Realm
  20. In Time Like Air by May Sarton
  21. The Thorn and the Blossom by Theodora Goss
  22. Cloud, Stone, Sun, Vine by May Sarton
  23. A Private Mythology by May Sarton
  24. A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
  25. As Does New Hampshire by May Sarton
  26. Hana by Lauren Oliver
  27. Fantastic Four: Season One by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, illustrated by David Marquez
  28. A Grain of Mustard Seed by May Sarton
  29. Soulless, The Manga by Gail Carriger, illustrated by REM
  30. The Seven Lady Godivas: The True Facts Concerning History's Barest Family by Dr. Seuss
  31. A Durable Fire: New Poems by May Sarton
  32. New Excalibur, Vol 2: Last Days of Camelot
  33. X-Men: Season One by Dennis Hopeless, illustrated by Jamie McKelvie
  34. Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
  35. Halfway to Silence by May Sarton
  36. Delicate Creatures by J. Michael Straczynski, illustrated by Michael Zulli
  37. Letters from Maine by May Sarton
  38. New Excalibur, Vol 3: Battle for Eternity
  39. X-Men: Die by the Sword
  40. Coming Into Eighty by May Sarton
  41. The Stuff of Legend, Vol 1: The Dark by Mike Raicht and Brian Smith, illustrated by Charles Paul Wilson III
  42. X-Force, Vol 1: Angels & Demons by Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost, illustrated by Clayton Crain
  43. Voyagers of the Titanic: Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worlds They Came From by Richard Davenport-Hines
  44. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  45. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
  46. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  47. Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
  48. X-Men: Lifedeath
  49. Cable, Vole 1: Messiah War
  50. X-Men: The Shattering
  51. Mouse Guard, Labyrinth and Other Stories
  52. Young X-Men, Vol 1: Final Genesis
  53. Young X-Men, Vol 2: Book of Revelations
  54. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
  55. A Once Crowded Sky by Tom King
  56. X-Force, Vol 2: Old Ghosts
  57. X-Factor, Vol 5: The Only Game in Town
  58. Cable, Vol 2: Waiting for the End of the World
  59. Batman, Vol 1: The Court of Owls
  60. Justice League, Vol 1: Origin by Geoff Johns & illustrated by Jim Lee & Scott Williams
  61. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  62. Uncanny X-Men: Manifest Destiny
  63. The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan
  64. Secret Invasion: The Infiltration
  65. Secret Invasion 
  66. The Templeton Twins Have An Idea, Book 1 by Ellis Weiner, illustrated by Jeremy Holmes
  67. Talulla Rising by Glen Duncan
  68. Avengers: The Contest
  69. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
  70. Once Upon a Time Machine edited by Andrew Carl
  71. The Tower Chronicles, Vol 1
  72. Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol: The Night That Changed the Life of Eliza Scrooge adapted and illustrated by Rod Espinosa
  73. Scott Pilgrim, Vol 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O'Malley
  74. Rose of Fire by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  75. The Iron Age by Christos Gage & Rob Williams, & illustrated by Lee Weeks & Ben Oliver
  76. Avengers vs. X-Men: It's Coming by Allan Heinberg (Text), Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Jeph Loeb, Jim Cheung (Illustrator), Adam Kubert (Illustrator), Olivier Coipel (Illustrator), Ed McGuinness (Illustrator)
  77. Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
  78. All My Friends Are Dead by Avery Monsen & Jory John
  79. Lucretia and the Kroons by Victor Lavalle
  80. A Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony
  81. The Rebirth of Thanos by Jim Starlin & illustrated by Mike Zeck & Ron Lim
  82. X-Babies: Stars Reborn by Gregg Schigiel & illustrated by Jacob Chabot
  83. The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning & illustrated by Lorin Morgan-Richards
  84. The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, & Brenna Yovanoff
  85. The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland – For A Little While by Catherynne M. Valente
  86. Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past by Ransom Riggs
  87. The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury 
  88. Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates
  89. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness 
  90. Avengers vs. X-Men
  91. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  92. Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi
  93. Angel Time by Anne Rice
  94. Every Day by David Levithan
  95. In the Tall Grass by Stephen King & Joe Hill
  96. Doctor Who: The Angel's Kiss: A Melody Malone Mystery by Justin Richards
  97. The Cats of Copenhagen by James Joyce, illustrated by Casey Sorrow
  98. Marvel Tales by Alan Davis
  99. Doctor Who: Devil in the Smoke by Justin Richards
  100. Ocean of Lard by Kevin Donihe & Carlton Mellick III