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