Reading List

Since 2004, I’ve tracked all the books I’ve read in an Excel file. (This will surprise no one who knows me irl.) My memory is shit, so this reading list helps me remember the books I’ve read and reread, and rediscover books and authors I may have simply forgotten. Below are the books I’ve read since 2021, which I share here on the off-chance someone may find something new, or new to them, to love.

2023 //

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

Exo, Steven Gould

Impulse, Steven Gould

Reflex, Steven Gould

Jumper, Steven Gould

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 very favorite books ever. I try to reread it every five years or so — long enough for the plot details to have mostly 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 and Simone di Meo

The Invisible Life of Addie Larue, V.E. Schwab