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