The Cut

The Cut

These are all books I’ve read since January 1st 2017 that I thought were good, but not good enough to make the top 100, and others that I didn’t like for whatever reason. I’m not a reviewer – just a curator. Either a book gets my stamp of approval – meaning I enjoyed reading it and would recommend it to anyone – or it doesn’t. If your tastes align with mine, you’re probably in for some good reads.

Okay, enough talk, get reading bitches!

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

Currently Reading

Writing Tools – Roy Clark (OW)

How to Stop Worrying and Live – Dale Carnegie (P)

Ancestor – Scott Sigler (F)

Made The Cut

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)

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 (F)

Extreme Ownership – Jocko Willink (P)

A Brief Guide to William Shakespeare – Peter Ackroyd (NF)

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)

Did Not Make The Cut

My most common reasons for disliking a book are, in no order: 1. Shit writing 2. Not my thing 3. Irritating characters 4. Long winded/wordy 5. Pretentious 6. Boring 7. It was mediocre/neutral 8. I lost interest due to my own short attention span 9. Any combination of the above.

The Pilo Family Circus – Will Elliot (F)

Darkness, Tell Us – Richard Laymon (F)

The Prince – Niccolo Machiavelli (C)

The Vikings – Robert Wernicke (NF)

101 Great Lives – Patrick Pringle (NF)

The Wicked Boy – Kate Summerscale (NF)

The Iliad – Homer (C)

Dubliners – James Joyce (C)

The Widow – Fiona Barton (F)

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