Reading/ Recommended

These are all books I’ve read in recent years that I thought were good. I don’t have time to do extensive reviews. That said, if it ‘made the cut’ it means I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone. So if you’re at a loss for what to read next…

Key: (F)=Fiction (NF)=Non Fiction (C)=Classic (OW)=On Writing (P)=Philosophy/Self Help (S)=Short Stories

Books I liked:

Let’s go play at the Adams’ – Mendal Johnson (F) Horror

The Only Good Indians – Stephen Graham Jones (F) Horror

The Reddening – Adam Nevill (F) Horror

The Wide, Carnivorous Sky – John Langan (S) Horror

The Breakout Novelist – Donald Maas (OW)

Best Horror of the Year vol. 11 – Ellen Datlow (S)

Educated – Tara Westover (NF)

The Deep – Alma Katsu (F)

Orphan X series – Gregg Hurwitz (F)

Talking To Strangers – Malcolm Gladwell (NF)

The Nevernight Chronicles Trilogy – Jay Kristoff (F)

The Madness of Crowds – Douglass Murray (NF)

The 3 Body Problem – Cixin Liu (F)

House of Leaves – Mark Danielewski (F) Horror

Economics in One Lesson – Henry Hazlitt (NF)

Making Evil – Dr. Julia Shaw (NF)

Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe (F)

The Wise Man’s Fear – Pat Rothfuss (F)

Nevernight – Jay Kristoff (F)

Mongrels – Stephen Graham Jones (F) Horror

The Deep – Nick Cutter (F) Horror

The Gulag Archipelago – Alexander Solzhenitsyn (P)

Flowers for Algernon (F)

The Hunger – Alma Katsu (F) Horror

The Name of the Wind – Pat Rothfuss (F)

The Institute – Stephen King (F) Horror

Wake in Fright – Kenneth Cooke (F)

Blue Mind – Wallace J. Nichols (NF)

The Little Stranger – Sarah Waters (F) Horror

A Sense of Style – Steven Pinker (OW)

Enlightenment Now – Steven Pinker (NF)

How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes – Peter Schiff (NF)

Moby Dick – Hermann Melville (F)

The Butchering Art – Lindsay Fitzharris (NF)

The Ritual – Adam Nevill (F) Horror

The Labyrinth of the Spirits – Carlos Ruiz Zafon (F)

The Original Grimm’s Fairy Tales (S)

The First 5 Pages – Noah Lukeman (OW)

October Country – Ray Bradbury (S) Horror

Some Will Not Sleep – Adam Nevill (S) Horror

His Dark Materials – Phillip Pullman (F)

Interview with a Vampire – Anne Rice (F)

Win Bigly – Scott Adams (P)

Summer of Night – Dan Simmons (F) Horror

The Troop – Nick Cutter (F) Horror

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath (C)

Psycho – Robert Bloch (C) Horror

Can’t Hurt Me – David Goggins (P)

Planet Word – J.P Davidson (NF)

The Damnation Game – Clive Barker (F) Horror

Writing the Breakout Novel – Donald Maas (OW)

Prisoner of Heaven – Carlos Ruiz Zafon (F)

Bird Box – Josh Malerman (F) Horror

Flow – Mihaly Csiksentmihalyi (P)

Ordinary Men – Christopher Browning (NF)

Hellbent – Gregg Hurwitz (F)

Mistborn #1 – Brandon Sanderson (F)

The Fireman – Joe Hill (F)

The Emotional Craft of Fiction – Donald Maas (OW)

The Rape of Nanking – Iris Chang (NF)

Tribe – Sebastian Junger (P)

Nowhere Man – Gregg Hurwitz (F)

Orphan X – Gregg Hurwitz (F)

Broken Monsters – Lauren Beukes (F) Horror

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch – Alexander Solzhenitzen (C)

Dracula – Bram Stoker (C) Horror

Kitchen Confidential – Anthony Bourdain (NF)

Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov (C)

The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood (F)

Where Nightmares Come From – (Various) (OW)

Reality is Broken – Jane McGonigal (P)

The 5 People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom (F)

NOS4R2 – Joe Hill (F) Horror

The Nightrunners – Joe Landsdale (F) Horror

Influence – Robert Cialdini (P)

Dune – Frank Herbert (F)

Writing Down the Bones – Natalie Goldberg (OW)

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos – Jordan Peterson (P)

Musashi – Eiji Yoshikawa (F)

Writing Tools – Roy Clark (OW)

Junky – William S. Burroughs (F)

Midnight Sun – Ramsey Campbell (F) Horror

The Martian – Andy Weir (F)

Panzram – Journal of Murder (NF)

Angel’s Game – Carlos Ruiz Zafon (F)

Watcher in the Shadows – Carlos Ruiz Zafon (F)

Nocturnal – Scott Sigler (F)

Madam Bovary – Gustave Flaubert (C)

Bird By Bird – Ann Lamott (OW)

Permutation City – Greg Egan (F)

The Uses of Enchantment – Bruno Bettleheim (OW)

Mrs. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs (F)

The View from the Cheap Seats – Neil Gaiman (OW)

The Passage – Justin Cronin (F) Horror

The Warrior Ethos – Steven Pressfield (OW)

The Knowledge – Steven Pressfield (F)

Letters to Lucilius – Seneca (P)

Killing Rommel – Steven Pressfield (F)

Mothertongue – Bill Bryson (NF)

Wild – Cheryl Strayed (P)

Trigger Warning – Neil Gaiman

Danse Macabre – Stephen King (NF)

Watership Down – Richard Adams (C)

If This is a Man – Primo Levi (P)

Night Music – John Connolly (F)

The Writing Life – Annie Dillard (OW)

Homo Deus – Yuval Noah Harari (NF)

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