Reading Log

2021

  1. The Butterfly Lampshade – Aimee Bender
  2. Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling
  3. Notes from a Coma – Mike McCormack
  4. Die, Vol. 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker – Kieron Gillen
  5. You Let Me In – Camilla Bruce
  6. Thrill Me – Benjamin Percy
  7. Far Sector #2 – N.K. Jemisin
  8. Devil’s Highway #3 – Benjamin Percy
  9. The Contortionist’s Handbook – Craig Clevenger
  10. The Black Echo – Michael Connelly
  11. Clare DeWitt and the City of the Dead – Sara Gran
  12. Kill Creek – Scott Thomas
  13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling
  14. The Cipher – Kathe Koja
  15. The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett
  16. Yours to Tell: Dialogues on the Art & Practice of Writing – Steve Rasnic Tem, Melanie Tem
  17. In the River – Jeremy Robert Johnson
  18. Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power – Pam Grossman
  19. Silver in the Wood – Emily Tesh
  20. A Dream About Lightning Bugs – Ben Folds
  21. Daytripper – Fabio Moon
  22. The Thursday Murder Club – Richard Osman
  23. The Seep – Chana Porter
  24. Criterium – Tyler Jones
  25. Scream Deconstructed: An Unauthorized Analysis – Scott Kessinger
  26. We Are All Completely Fine – Daryl Gregory
  27. Standalone – Paul Michael Anderson
  28. Young Slasher – S. Elliot Bendis
  29. William Blake Now: Why He Matters More Than Ever – John Higgs
  30. A Choir of Ill Children – Tom Piccirilli

In 2021 I’ve set a goal to read a story a day. I’ll keep an ongoing list here.

You can check out the Twitter thread here, too.

  1. The Last Testament of Okitsu Yagoemon – Mori Ogai
  2. Nine Headed Birds – K-Ming Chang
  3. Solution – Brian Evenson
  4. Ghosts and Empties – Lauren Groff
  5. The Barber’s Unhappiness – George Saunders
  6. The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides
  7. The Gas Station – Souvankham Thammavongsa
  8. North American Lake Monsters – Nathan Ballingrud
  9. Emergency – Denis Johnson
  10. Hotel Monteleone – Elise Blackwell
  11. Men Paid Me to Eat – Natalie Lima
  12. A Case for De-Extinction at the End of the World – Lyndsie Manusos
  13. Xiaogui / 小鬼 & “Arcadia” – K-Ming Chang
  14. Across the Rooftops – Kevin Barry
  15. In a House Besieged – Lydia Davis
  16. The Best a Man Can Get – Steve Arcieri
  17. Siren Song – Kent H. Dixon
  18. Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned – Wells Tower
  19. I Sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter – Isabel Fall
  20. Faeces in My Airbnb – Gavin Corbett
  21. In the Cart – Anton Chekhov
  22. The Singers – Ivan Turgenev
  23. Heart’s Blood – Jasmine Sawers
  24. The Cold Boy – Benjamin Percy
  25. Psychobabble – Caoilinn Hughes
  26. The Beginning of the Summation of Our Dead
  27. The Son’s War – Elwin Cotman
  28. Alien Virus Love Disaster – Abbey Mei Otis

2020

  1. Coyote Songs – Gabino Iglesias
  2. A Human Stain – Kelly Robson
  3. The Midnight Disease – Alice W. Flaherty
  4. Consider This – Chuck Palahniuk
  5. The X-Files: Cold Cases – Joe Harris
  6. In the Valley of the Sun – Andy Davidson
  7. Midnight Son – James Dommek Jr.
  8. Heartburn – Nora Ephron
  9. All Systems Red – Martha Wells
  10. Far Sector #1 – N.K. Jemisin
  11. Understanding Marxism – Richard Wolff
  12. October – China Mieville
  13. Starve Better – Nick Mamatas
  14. How NOT to Write Female Characters – Lucy V. Hay
  15. A People’s History of the United States – Howard Zinn
  16. True Crime – Samatha Kolesnik
  17. Calypso – David Sedaris
  18. The Invisibles Vol. 1 – Grant Morrison
  19. Reading Comics – Douglas Wolk
  20. The Cabin at the End of the World – Paul Tremblay
  21. The Amulet – Michael McDowell
  22. A Basketful of Heads – Joe Hill
  23. Light – M. John Harrison
  24. Camp Ghoul Mountain Part VI – Jonathan Raab
  25. Moonlight, Gunshot, Mallet, Flame – Alicia Hilton
  26. China Mieville: Critical Essays
  27. Dark Passage – David Goodis
  28. Baltimore: The Plague Ships – Mike Mignola
  29. Raymond Carver’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Love – Brian Evenson
  30. Life Among the Savages – Shirley Jackson
  31. The Loney – Andrew Michael Hurley
  32. The Snow Collectors – Tina May Hall
  33. The Gifts of Reading – Robert McFarlane
  34. The City & The City – China Mieville
  35. Not for Nothing – Stephen Graham Jones
  36. Skullcrack City – Jeremy Robert Johnson
  37. Rant – Chuck Palahniuk
  38. Attack of the Fifty Foot Indian – Stephen Graham Jones
  39. The Black Monday Murders Vol. 1 – Jonathan Hickman
  40. Black Wind – Cody Goodfellow
  41. Angels – Denis Johnson
  42. Nameless – Grant Morrison
  43. The Dead Lands – Benjamin Percy
  44. Devil’s Highway – Benjamin Percy & Brent Schoonover
  45. The Yiddish Policeman’s Union – Michael Chabon
  46. The Tin House Writer’s Notebook
  47. Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2019 – ed. by Carmen Maria Machado
  48. The Only Good Indians – Stephen Graham Jones
  49. V – Thomas Pynchon
  50. Southern Bastards: Gridiron – Jason Aaron
  51. The Low, Low Woods – Carmen Maria Machado
  52. The Devil’s Highway #2 – Benjamin Percy
  53. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold – John Le Carre
  54. The Switch House – Tim Meyer
  55. In the Dream House – Carmen Maria Machado
  56. Intimations – Zadie Smith
  57. The Invention of Sound – Chuck Palahniuk
  58. Loss – Tom Piccirilli
  59. Devil’s Night – Richard Chizmar
  60. Neil Gaiman – Fragile Things
  61. Paperbacks from Hell – Grady Hendrix
  62. Sandman (Audible adaptation) – Neil Gaiman
  63. Monster, She Wrote – Lisa Kroger
  64. The Collected Schizophrenias – Esme Weijun Wang
  65. The Painter, The Creature, and the Father of Lies – Clive Barker
  66. The Magic Toyshop – Angela Carter
  67. Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
  68. Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling
  69. The Night of the Mannequins – Stephen Graham Jones
  70. Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling
  71. The Loop – Jeremy Robert Johnson
  72. Ghastle & Yule – Josh Malerman
  73. Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling
  74. Daemon Voices – Philip Pullman
  75. The Sparrow – Mary Dory Russell
  76. Suicide Woods – Benjamin Percy
  77. The Brain of Rats – Michael Blumlein