Reading List

Since 2004, I’ve tracked all the books I’ve read in an Excel file (which will surprise no one who knows me in real life). My memory is shit, so this reading list helps me to remember the books I’ve read and reread, and rediscover books and authors I may have forgotten. (Also, I just enjoy making lists.) Below are the books I’ve read since 2021, which I share here in case someone else may find something new, or new to them, to love. I’m also on Goodreads, so feel free to add me there.

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2023 //

  • A Psalm for the Wild-Built, Becky Chambers
  • Faun, Joe Hill
  • Bridge, Lauren Beukes
  • Everybody Knows, Jordan Harper
  • The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty
  • Silver Nitrate, Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Philosophy, Pussycats, & Porn, Stoya
  • Starter Villain, John Scalzi
  • Exadelic, Jon Evans
  • Yellowface, R.F. Kuang
  • Death Wish, Brian Garfield
  • Strangers on a Train, Patricia Highsmith
  • Noor, Nnedi Okorafor
  • True Grit, Charles Portis
  • All the Sinners Bleed, S.A. Cosby
  • My Darkest Prayer, S.A. Cosby
  • Beyond the Hallowed Sky, Ken MacLeod
  • Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings, Rob MacGregor
  • The Glass Hotel, Emily St. John Mandel
  • The Verifiers, Jane Pek
  • The Daughter of Doctor Moreau, Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • The Only Good Indians, Stephen Graham Jones
  • Jumper series, Steven Gould
    • Exo
    • Impulse
    • Reflex
    • Jumper
  • The Price of Salt, Patricia Highsmith

2022 //

  • Flight Risk, Cherie Priest
  • Blacktop Wasteland, S.A. Cosby
  • Our Crooked Hearts, Melissa Albert
  • Harlem Shuffle, Colson Whitehead
  • Lost in Time, A.G. Riddle
  • The Road, Cormac McCarthy
  • Once You Go This Far, Kristen Lepionka
  • Crash, J.G. Ballard
  • Just Like Home, Sarah Gailey
  • The Suitcase Clone, Robin Sloan
  • Sourdough, Robin Sloan
  • Into Every Generation a Slayer Is Born: How Buffy Staked Our Hearts, Evan Ross Katz
  • Sea of Tranquility, Emily St. John Mandel
  • Killing Castro, Lawrence Block
  • Gods of Jade and Shadow, Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • The Stories You Tell, Kristen Lepionka
  • A Spindle Splintered, Alix E. Harrow
  • Whore of New York, Liara Roux
  • Finlay Donovan Is Killing It, Elle Cosimano
  • The Cartographers, Peng Shepherd
  • The Final Girl Support Group, Grady Hendrix
  • The Kings of Eternity, Eric Brown
  • King Solomon’s Mines, H. Rider Haggard
  • Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy
  • The Kaiju Preservation Society, John Scalzi
  • The Descent, Jeff Long
  • Mexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Tacky, Rax King

2021 //

  • Replay, Ken Grimwood
    • REPLAY is one of my most favorite books ever. I try to reread it every five years or so — long enough for many of the plot details to have evaporated from my memory.
  • Trigger Warning, Neil Gaiman
  • Grave Reservations, Cherie Priest
  • The Ripple Effect, Paul Garrison
  • The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
  • Velvet Was the Night, Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, Grady Hendrix
  • Flash Forward: An Illustrated Guide to Possible (and Not So Possible) Tomorrows, Rose Eveleth
  • Nightingale, Kristin Hannah
  • Wildside, Steven Gould
  • Hummingbird Salamander, Jeff Vandermeer
  • Bones of the Earth, Michael Swanwick
  • The Batman’s Grave, Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch
  • The Ten Thousand Doors of January, Alix E. Harrow
  • Cigar-Box Faust, Michael Swanwick
  • The Lesson, Cadwell Turnbull
  • Angel’s Inferno, William Hjortsberg
  • Mona Lisa Overdrive, William Gibson
  • Magic for Liars, Sarah Gailey
  • The Eighth Detective, Alex Pavesi
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ryan Parrott & Simone di Meo
  • The Invisible Life of Addie Larue, V.E. Schwab