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