Reading List (and other diversions)

“I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.”

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson

So true.

But why stop at books? Regardless of the medium, I believe every story adds to who we are. In an attempt to keep track of the things that shape me, I thought I’d make a list of recent beneficial sensory input. If you’re looking for something to read/play/watch, perhaps you’ll find a suggestion here…


Read Played Watched
Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven – 3DS Stan Against Evil – S03
The Postman – David Brin Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen – PC Les Misérables – S01
Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut ELEX – PC Anne with an E – S02
Chocky – John Wyndham Culdcept Revolt – 3DS Supernatural – S13
Doctor Sleep – Stephen King Golden Sun: The Lost Age – GBA Strangers – S01
The Sword of Rhiannon – Leigh Brackett Mass Effect 3 – PC The Good Place – S03
Ubik – Philip K. Dick Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars – PC Z Nation – S01
The Skin Map – Stephen R. Lawhead Pokémon Ultra Sun – 3DS The Reluctant Landlord – S01
The Girl in the Spider’s Web – David Lagercrantz Mass Effect 2 – PC Trial & Error – S02
The Wise Man’s Fear – Patrick Rothfuss Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete – PSX Anne with an E – S01
SPQR II: The Catiline Conspiracy – John Maddox Roberts Children of Zodiarcs – PC Goliath – S02
The Shining – Stephen King Advance Wars – GBA Single Parents – S01
A House for Mr Biswas – V. S. Naipaul Metroid: Samus Returns – 3DS This Is Us – S01
SPQR I: The King’s Gambit – John Maddox Roberts Mass Effect – PC American Horror Story – S08
The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss Golden Sun – GBA Lethal Weapon – S01
The Accidental Alchemist – Gigi Pandian Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition – PC Sick of It – S01
rode – Thomas Fox Averill Need for Speed: Carbon – PC Street Smart – S01
Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman Pokémon FireRed Version – GBA Preacher – S03
Silver: Return to Treasure Island – Andrew Motion Dishonored: Game of The Year Edition – PC Into the Badlands – S03
Britt-Marie Was Here – Fredrik Backman Cosmic Star Heroine – PC Knightfall – S01
Titus Alone – Mervyn Peake Need for Speed: Most Wanted – PC Wellington Paranormal – S01
Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake Two Worlds: Epic Edition – PC Outlander – S03
Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake The Saboteur – PC 12 Monkeys – S04
Supervolcano: Eruption – Harry Turtledove Stella Glow – 3DS The Last Man on Earth – S04
4 3 2 1 – Paul Auster Attack of the Friday Monsters: A Tokyo Tale – 3DS Barry – S01
Kings of the Wyld – Nicholas Eames The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess – Wii Frontier – S02
The Massacre of Mankind – Stephen Baxter Panzer Dragoon Saga – Saturn Black Lightning – S01
The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden Panzer Dragoon II Zwei – Saturn The New Legends of Monkey – S01
Pirate Freedom – Gene Wolfe Panzer Dragoon – Saturn Stan Against Evil – S02
The North Water – Ian McGuire Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. – 3DS A Series of Unfortunate Events – S02
Universal Harvester – John Darnielle Arcania: Fall of Setarrif – PC Siren – S01
Dark Matter – Blake Crouch Arcania: Gothic 4 – PC The Alienist – S01
Gateway – Frederik Pohl Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons – PC Safe – S01
Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson Super Mario 3D Land – 3DS Little Dog – S01
Man Plus – Frederik Pohl Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power – PC Corporate – S01
The Fifth Head of Cerberus – Gene Wolfe Baten Kaitos Origins – GCN Supernatural – S12
Seveneves – Neal Stephenson Dex (Enhanced Version) – PC The Good Place – S02
Theories of Flight – Simon Morden Bravely Default – 3DS Damnation – S01
The Damned Busters – Matthew Hughes Risen 3: Titan Lords – PC Fargo – S03
Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask – 3DS Crawford – S01
Amerika – Franz Kafka The Fall – PC Gotham – S04
The Neverending Story – Michael Ende Stasis – PC Star Trek: Discovery – S01
End of Watch – Stephen King Evoland 2: A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder – PC Detectorists – S03
A Scanner Darkly – Philip K. Dick Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 – PC LA to Vegas – S01
The Island of Doctor Moreau – H. G. Wells Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! – PC Designated Survivor – S02
Finders Keepers – Stephen King Shadowrun: Hong Kong - Extended Edition – PC Happy! – S01
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman – Haruki Murakami Never Alone – PC Goliath – S01
Mr. Mercedes – Stephen King The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 – PC Kevin (Probably) Saves the World – S01
Morning Star – Pierce Brown Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords – PC Stranger Things – S02
Golden Son – Pierce Brown Alundra – PSX Living the Dream – S01
Red Rising – Pierce Brown Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut – PC People of Earth – S02
Innocence – Dean Koontz Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – PC The Strain – S04
A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman Lords of Xulima – PC Liar – S01
Phoenix Island – John Dixon LIMBO – Android Frontier – S01
The Dreaming Jewels – Theodore Sturgeon Paper Sorcerer – PC Quacks – S01
The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins The Last Tinker: City of Colors – PC The Last Man on Earth – S03
The Consultant – Bentley Little Braveland – PC Porters – S01
Fragment – Warren Fahy Ys: The Oath in Felghana – PC Fargo – S02
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August – Claire North Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath – Android Feed the Beast – S01
Machine Man – Max Barry Halfway – PC Preacher – S02
I, Claudius – Robert Graves The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles – PC Making History – S01
Wolf in White Van – John Darnielle Little Big Adventure – Android 12 Monkeys – S03
Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami Leo’s Fortune – Android Colony – S02
The Disappearance – Philip Wylie Risen 2: Dark Waters – PC Stitchers – S01
On the Road – Jack Kerouac Chronology – PC The Tick – S01
Babbitt – Sinclair Lewis Spyro the Dragon – PSX Pure – S01
The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoyevsky Mark of the Ninja: Special Edition – PC Outlander – S02
The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman The Room Two – Android Capital – S01
The Book of Five Rings – Miyamoto Musashi The Book of Unwritten Tales – PC Fargo – S01
Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell The Room – Android Grimm – S06
Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director’s Cut – PC Line of Duty – S04
The Secret of Abdu El-Yezdi – Mark Hodder Arc the Lad Collection – PSX Brown Nation – S01
The Martian – Andy Weir Risen – PC The Son – S01
The Holy Machine – Chris Beckett Shadowrun Returns – PC Sleepy Hollow – S04
Equations of Life – Simon Morden Divinity: Dragon Commander – PC Into the Badlands – S02
Influx – Daniel Suarez Unmechanical – PC Prison Break – S05
Old Man’s War – John Scalzi Stick it to The Man! – PC Outcast – S01
A Floating Life – Tad Crawford Magrunner: Dark Pulse – PC The Strain – S03
The Stranger – Albert Camus Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete – PSX The Refugees – S01
Spark – John Twelve Hawks Aarklash: Legacy – PC Frequency – S01
The Sunbird – Wilbur Smith The Swapper – PC Emerald City – S01
The Cyberiad – Stanislaw Lem Ittle Dew – PC Stan Lee’s Lucky Man – S02
Revival – Stephen King Record of Agarest War – Android Trial & Error – S01
The Gods Themselves – Isaac Asimov The Witcher: Enhanced Edition – PC Powerless – S01
Inverted World – Christopher Priest Dust: An Elysian Tail – PC Preacher – S01
The Fist of God – Frederick Forsyth Trine 2 – PC Designated Survivor – S01
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists – Gideon Defoe Trine – PC A Series of Unfortunate Events – S01
Magic, Inc. – Robert A. Heinlein Aralon: Sword and Shadow – Android Killjoys – S02
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden – Jonas Jonasson Evoland – PC People of Earth – S01
Seeders: A Novel – A. J. Colucci Candy Box 2 – Web Incorporated – S01
A Tale for the Time Being – Ruth Ozeki Two Worlds II – PC Gotham – S03
A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole Stacking – PC Van Helsing – S01
Rainbows End – Vernor Vinge Driftmoon – PC Tutankhamun – S01
Tales of the Dying Earth – Jack Vance Sacred Gold – PC The Bastard Executioner – S01
The Bees – Laline Paull Unchained Blades – PSP American Horror Story – S06
Off Season: The Unexpurgated Edition – Jack Ketchum Beyond Divinity – PC Stan Against Evil – S01
Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron – Jasper Fforde Wild Arms 2 – PSX HIM – S01
Resurrection – Leo Tolstoy Planescape: Torment – PC The Good Place – S01
Boom – Michael Whetzel Chrono Trigger – SNES 12 Monkeys – S02
Red – Jack Ketchum Baldur’s Gate II – PC Person of Interest – S05
The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break – Steven Sherrill Growlanser Wayfarer of Time – PSP Into the Badlands – S01
Fathers and Sons – Ivan Turgenev Baldur’s Gate – PC Supernatural – S11
Maggot Moon – Sally Gardner Machinarium – PC Stranger Things – S01
Altered Carbon – Richard K. Morgan Divine Divinity – PC Fungus the Bogeyman – S01
The Voyage of the Narwhal – Andrea Barrett Nier – X360 Sleepy Hollow – S03
Death Sentence – Brian Garfield Final Fantasy VII – PSX The Last Man on Earth – S02
I Am Pilgrim – Terry Hayes The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky – PSP 12 Monkeys – S01
Death Wish – Brian Garfield The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – X360 Cleverman – S01
A Death in the Family – James Agee Xenoblade Chronicles – Wii BrainDead – S01
The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars – 3DS Outsiders – S01
Ship Breaker – Paolo Bacigalupi The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – 3DS Better Call Saul – S02
Dark Eden – Chris Beckett Fallout: New Vegas – X360 Damien – S01
Enchantment – Orson Scott Card Solatorobo: Red the Hunter – DS The Player – S01
After Dark – Haruki Murakami Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga – X360 Grimm – S05
The End of Eternity – Isaac Asimov Line of Duty – S03
The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition – Stephen King Second Chance – S01
Notes from Underground – Fyodor Dostoyevsky Stan Lee’s Lucky Man – S01
War Horse – Michael Morpurgo Heroes Reborn – S01
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho Colony – S01
Master of the World – Jules Verne Gotham – S02
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini The Whispers – S01
South of the Border, West of the Sun – Haruki Murakami The Frankenstein Chronicles – S01
Lord of the Flies – William Golding The Knick – S02
Metro 2033 – Dmitry Glukhovsky Supernatural – S10
Eugene Onegin – Alexander Pushkin You, Me and the Apocalypse – S01
The Color Purple – Alice Walker Jekyll & Hyde – S01
Planet Fall – Jez Evans Extant – S02
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest – Stieg Larsson Helix – S02
The Girl Who Played with Fire – Stieg Larsson The Strain – S02
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce Hell on Wheels – S05
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson Humans – S01
Cowboy – Frank Roderus Constantine – S01
The Child Thief – Gerald Brom Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell – S01
Flatland – Edwin Abbott Abbott Killjoys – S01
The Elephant Vanishes – Haruki Murakami The Mentalist – S07
In the Penal Colony – Franz Kafka Sleepy Hollow – S02
Something New – P. G. Wodehouse The Messengers – S01
Eifelheim – Michael Flynn Dig – S01
Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami The Last Man on Earth – S01
Life of Pi – Yann Martel Daredevil – S01
The Visible Man – Chuck Klosterman Detectorists – S01
Sphere – Michael Crichton Better Call Saul – S01
The Man Who Could Work Miracles – H. G. Wells American Horror Story – S02
The Trial – Franz Kafka Forever – S01
The History of Mr Polly – H. G. Wells Outlander – S01
The Getaway – Jim Thompson Grimm – S04
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World – Haruki Murakami Person of Interest – S04
The Butcher Boy – Patrick McCabe The Code – S01
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson American Horror Story – S04
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami Gotham – S01
The Mailman – Bentley Little Hell on Wheels – S04
The Adventures of Pinocchio – Carlo Collodi The Strain – S01
The Good Thief – Hannah Tinti The Knick – S01
Dust – Charles R. Pellegrino Utopia – S02
Metatropolis – Anthology In the Flesh – S02
Four Weird Tales – Algernon Blackwood Extant – S01
Journal of the Gun Years – Richard Matheson Supernatural – S09
The Games – Ted Kosmatka Crossbones – S01
The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka Orphan Black – S02
Ticket No. “9672” – Jules Verne Signed, Sealed, Delivered – S01
The Wind Through the Keyhole – Stephen King Old School – S01
The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde Ch:os:en – S02
The Caves of Steel – Isaac Asimov Crisis – S01
A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess Line of Duty – S02
The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth – H. G. Wells The Mentalist – S06
The Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger Line of Duty – S01
The Sea-Wolf – Jack London Believe – S01
Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe Grimm – S03
The Call of the Wild – Jack London American Horror Story – S03
Quicksilver – Neal Stephenson This is Jinsy – S02
Roughing It – Mark Twain Helix – S01
The Kraken Wakes – John Wyndham Ch:os:en – S01
What Dreams May Come – Richard Matheson Almost Human – S01
Giants of the Frost – Kim Wilkins Homeland – S03
Anathem – Neal Stephenson Dexter – S08
The Great Stink – Clare Clark Hostages – S01
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee Person of Interest – S03
Little Brother – Cory Doctorow The Tunnel – S01
Full Dark, No Stars – Stephen King Sleepy Hollow – S01
The Store – Bentley Little Hell on Wheels – S03
Robopocalypse – Daniel H. Wilson Low Winter Sun – S01
Siberia – S01
The Returned – S01
The Mentalist – S05
Utopia – S01
Supernatural – S08
Zero Hour – S01
Orphan Black – S01
Heroes – S04
In the Flesh – S01
Red Widow – S01
Touch – S02
The Fear – S01
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet – S04
Do No Harm – S01
Dexter – S07
Person of Interest – S02
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet – S03
Breaking Bad – S05
Grimm – S02
Homeland – S02
Hell on Wheels – S02
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet – S02
Breaking Bad – S04
Alphas – S02
Supernatural – S07
The Mentalist – S04
Person of Interest – S01
Grimm – S01
The Finder – S01
Awake – S01
Touch – S01
Breaking Bad – S03
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet – S01