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