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