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