Reading Log

2022

  1. The Me You Love in the Dark – Skottie Young
  2. Nocterra Vol. 1: Full Throttle – Scott Snyder
  3. The Burning Room – Michael Connelly
  4. Madame Two Swords – Tanith Lee
  5. The Walls of the Castle – Tom Piccirilli
  6. Appleseed – Matt Bell
  7. Suicide – Edouard Leve
  8. The Crossing – Michael Connelly
  9. Last Days – Brian Evenson
  10. The Object-Lesson – Edward Gorey
  11. The Doubtful Guest – Edward Gorey
  12. The Unstrung Harp – Edward Gorey
  13. Caffeine – Michael Pollan
  14. The Removed – Brandon Hobson
  15. The Hellbound Heart – Clive Barker
  16. The Wrong Side of Goodbye – Michael Connelly
  17. Cold Skin – Albert Sanchez Pinol
  18. Savage Season – Joe Lansdale
  19. Bunny – Mona Awad
  20. Two Kinds of Truth – Michael Connelly
  21. You Pray for Dry Weather at the Sight of the Sun: A Strand Essay – J. David Osborne
  22. Thor: God of Thunder, Vol 1: The God Butcher – Jason Aaron
  23. Thor: God of Thunder, Vol 2: Godbomb – Jason Aaron
  24. Between Two Fires – Christopher Buehlman
  25. Elizabeth – Jessica Hamilton
  26. Starve Acre – Andrew Michael Hurley
  27. Stranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century – John Higgs
  28. The Divers’ Game – Jesse Ball
  29. Dark Sacred Night – Michael Connelly
  30. Hangsman – Shirley Jackson
  31. Poor Things – Alisdair Gray
  32. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino
  33. The Chaos Protocols – Gordon White
  34. The KLF: Chaos, Magic, and the Band Who Burned a Million Pounds – John Higgs
  35. Scalped Vol. 2: Casino Boogie – Jason Aaron
  36. Shella – Andrew Vachss
  37. Gods’ Man: A Novel in Woodcuts – Lynd Wand
  38. Falling Angel – William Hjortsberg
  39. Wyrd Sisters – Terry Pratchett
  40. Kafka Was the Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir – Anatole Broyard

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 Man Who Died Twice – 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
  31. City of Bohane – Kevin Barry
  32. The Drowning Girl – Caitlin R. Kiernan
  33. The Winter Box – Tim Waggoner
  34. Count Karlstein – Philip Pullman
  35. William Blake vs the World – John Higgs
  36. The Colossus and Other Poems – Sylvia Plath
  37. Bad Chili – Joe Lansdale
  38. Mucho Mojo – Joe Lansdale
  39. How to Write One Song – Jeff Tweedy
  40. Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro
  41. Something is Killing the Children Vol. 1 – James Tynion IV
  42. Interior Chinatown – Charles Yu
  43. The Beautiful Bureaucrat – Helen Phillips
  44. Angle of Investigation – Michael Connelly
  45. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon – Stephen King
  46. Batman Volume 1: The Court of Owls – Scott Snyder
  47. Gone South – Robert R. McCammon
  48. Nothin’ But a Good Time – Tom Beaujour
  49. Whores: An Oral Biography of Perry Farrell and Jane’s Addiction
  50. Homesick for Another World – Ottessa Moshfegh
  51. The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot – Charles Baxter
  52. To Drown in Dark Water – Steve Toase
  53. Strange is the Night – S.P. Miskowski
  54. Interview with the Vampire – Anne Rice
  55. The Ghost Sequences – A. C. Wise
  56. The Art of Revision: The Last Word – Peter Ho Davies

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 – Blake Butler
  27. The Son’s War – Elwin Cotman
  28. Alien Virus Love Disaster – Abbey Mei Otis
  29. Foreigners – Sam Shepard
  30. Girl – Jamaica Kincaid
  31. Isabelle – George Saunders
  32. A Small Fable – Franz Kafka
  33. Fishboy – Mark Richard
  34. Vapor Trail – Craig Clevenger
  35. I Let You Out – Desirina Boskovich
  36. Little Widow – Maria Dahvana Headley
  37. Sightings – John Edgar Wideman
  38. Ten Excerpts from an Annotated Bibliography on the Cannibal Women of Ratnabar Island – Nibedita Sen
  39. November 1993 – Jennifer Fliss
  40. The Darling – Anton Chekhov
  41. The Music of Erich Zann – H.P. Lovecraft
  42. One Last Transformation – Josh Malerman
  43. Oranger – Megan Martin
  44. In Process – Megan Martin
  45. A Benediction of Corpses – Stephanie Wytovich
  46. Hairy Legs and All – Stephen Graham Jones
  47. The Dunwich Horror – H.P. Lovecraft
  48. Talking in the Dark – Dennis Etchison
  49. Vastarien – Thomas Ligotti
  50. Jacqueline Ess: Her Will and Testament – Clive Barker
  51. Bug House – Lisa Tuttle
  52. Night Surf – Stephen King
  53. The Fog Horn – Ray Bradbury
  54. How Nuth Would Have Practiced His Art Upon the Gnoles – Lord Dunsany
  55. Dollburger – Lisa Tuttle
  56. A Song for Wounded Mouths – Kristi Demeester
  57. Don’t Come Looking – Jake Westlake
  58. Postcards from Natalie – Carrie Laben
  59. Red Light – David J. Schow
  60. Blood Rape of the Lust Ghouls – David J. Schow
  61. Laughter Among the Trees – Suzan Palumbo
  62. The New Rays – M. John Harrison
  63. The Night Wire – H.F. Arnold
  64. Teratisms – Kathe Koja
  65. That Which Crawls from Dark Soil – Michael Kelly
  66. Excerpt from the Diagnostic and Necromantic Manual, 5th Edition Regarding the Departed – Stewart C. Baker
  67. The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains – Neil Gaiman
  68. Heat – Steve Rasnic Tem
  69. The Circle Curse – Fritz Leiber
  70. The Jewels in the Forest – Fritz Leiber
  71. There Will Come Soft Rains – Ray Bradbury
  72. A.G.A. – S.P. Miskowski
  73. Not From Around Here – David J. Schow
  74. The Neglected Garden – Kathe Koja
  75. The Crevasse – Nathan Ballingrud
  76. The Damned Thing – Chad Lutzke
  77. The Age of Reason – Will Christopher Baer
  78. Black Bark – Brian Evenson
  79. A Report – Brian Evenson
  80. The Lottery – Shirley Jackson
  81. Black Hole – Alicia Hilton
  82. The Second Floor – S.P. Miskowski
  83. The Shawl – Louise Erdrich
  84. White Rabbits – Leonora Carrington
  85. In Paris, In the Mouth of Kronos – John Langan
  86. Long Live the Girl Detective – Meg Pillow
  87. The Punish – Brian Evenson
  88. These Are The Tools God Gave Us – Mike McCormack
  89. A Collapse of Horses – Brian Evenson
  90. Three Indignities – Brian Evenson
  91. The Spindly Man – Stephen Graham Jones
  92. Alligator Point – S.P. Miskowski
  93. The Dead Are Not – Stephen Graham Jones
  94. Lawns – Mona Simpson
  95. The Fat Girl – Andre Dubus
  96. The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien
  97. You Can’t Tell a Man by the Song He Sings – Philip Roth
  98. Advanced World Problems in Portal Math – Aimee Picchi
  99. Flypaper – Robert Musil
  100. Upland Wildlife – Rhonda Pressley Veit
  101. It Pours – Sarena Ulibarri
  102. These Birdhouses Are Empty Now – Jo Kaplan
  103. Delivery – Tyler Keevil
  104. Of Wrath – Zandra Renwick
  105. Images – Dermot Healy
  106. Flower Wild – Shane Tivenan
  107. Call Out – Steve Toase
  108. The Pine Arch Collection – Michael Wehunt
  109. Streuobstwiese – Steve Toase
  110. Earworm – Julian Gough
  111. On the Day You Spend Forever with Your Dog – Adam R. Shannon
  112. The Kromlau Gambit – Steve Toase
  113. Chauve Souris or (Chirotera the Bat) – John Palisano
  114. The Age of Hasty Retreats – Stephen Graham Jones
  115. Hell on the Homefront Too – Stephen Graham Jones
  116. The Cardiacs – Brian Evenson
  117. Gooseberries – Anton Chekhov
  118. The 400 Pound CEO – George Saunders
  119. The Vampire Cat of Nabeshima – Japanese folklore
  120. Saturday, Boring – Lisa McInerney
  121. The Good Husband – Nathan Ballingrud
  122. Dry Land – Steve Toase
  123. The Wandering City – Usman T. Malik
  124. Why the Sea Tastes of Salt and Why the Moon Always Looks Towards Us – Steve Toase
  125. Janice – Shirley Jackson
  126. Tootie in Peonage – Shirley Jackson
  127. The Chimney – Ramsey Campbell
  128. Dead Witch’s Hair – Josh Malerman
  129. The Bog Girl – Karen Russell
  130. Touch Me. Like This. – Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya
  131. In the Bag – Ramsey Campbell
  132. Euphemia Christie – Cat Cavendish
  133. Warding – Kev Harrison
  134. Bunny Didn’t Tell Us – David J. Schow
  135. Not Eradicated In You – Bracken MacLeod
  136. Halloween Street – Steve Rasnic Tem
  137. Masks of Me – Steve Rasnic Tem
  138. Tricks – Steve Rasnic Tem
  139. Butcher Paper – Steve Rasnic Tem
  140. Cult – Brian Evenson
  141. Miguel Prays While His Mother Cries – Steve Rasnic Tem
  142. Out of Copyright – Ramsey Campbell
  143. Again – Ramsey Campbell
  144. Spectral Evidence – Victor LaValle
  145. Rawhead Rex – Clive Barker
  146. The Frog King – Garth Greenwell
  147. A Redress for Andromeda – Caitlin R. Kiernan
  148. Smoke Ghost – Fritz Leiber
  149. Same Time, Same Place – Mervyn Peake
  150. The Hospice – Robert Aickman

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