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