Reading/ Recommended

These are all books I’ve read since January 1st 2017 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

Currently Reading

Total Recall – Arnold Schwartzenegger (P)

Blue Mind – Wallace J. Nichols (NF)

The Little Stranger – Sarah Waters (F)

A Sense of Style – Steven Pinker (OW)

Books I liked:

Moby Dick – Hermann Melville (F)

Why We Sleep – Matthew Walker

The Butchering Art – Lindsay Fitzharris (NF)

The Ritual – Adam Nevill (F)

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)

Anything You Want – Derek Sivers (P)

Some Will Not Sleep – Adam Nevill (S)

His Dark Materials – Phillip Pullman (F)

Interview with a Vampire – Anne Rice (F)

Win Bigly – Scott Adams (P)

Summer of Night – Dan Simmons (F)

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Succeed – Scott Adams (P)

The Troop – Nick Cutter (F)

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath (C)

Psycho – Robert Bloch (C)

Can’t Hurt Me – David Goggins (P)

Planet Word – J.P Davidson (NF)

The Damnation Game – Clive Barker (F)

Writing the Breakout Novel – Donald Maas (OW)

Prisoner of Heaven – Carlos Ruiz Zafon (F)

Bird Box – Josh Malerman (F)

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)

The Rape of Nanking – Iris Chang (NF)

Tribe – Sebastian Junger (P)

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

Dracula – Bram Stoker (C)

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)

The Nightrunners – Joe Landsdale (F)

Influence – Robert Cialdini (P)

Dune – Frank Herbert (F)

Discipline Equals Freedom – Jocko Willink (P)

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)

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

How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie (P)

Junky – William S. Burroughs (F)

Midnight Sun – Ramsey Campbell (F)

Ancestor – Scott Sigler (F)

I was Blind but now I see – James Altucher (P)

How to Win Friends and Influence People (P)

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)

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