This is an ongoing list of what I’m reading. Favourites are prefixed with a ★. Links are to my own reviews/comments.

Read in 2018

Born to Run, by Bruce Springsteen. Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy. Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse.

2017 (12)

And Yet, by Christopher Hitchens. ★ 1984, by George Orwell. The Woman Who Fooled the World, by Beau Donelly and Rick Toscano. ★ Yellow and Black, by Konrad Marshall. The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding. ★ Reading Lolita in Tehran, by Azar Nafisi. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood. The Long Walk, by Stephen King. Humble Pie, by Gordon Ramsay. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr. The North Water, by Ian McGuire. SPQR, by Mary Beard.

2016 (19)

The Son, by Phillip Meyer. State of Grace, by Joy Williams. ★ Waiting for the Barbarians, by J.M. Coetzee. Scar Tissue, by Anthony Kiedis. A Brief History of Seven Killings, by Marlon James. Assegai, by Wilbur Smith. ★ We Have Always Lived in the Castle, by Shirley Jackson. ★ The Narrow Road to the Deep North, by Richard Flanagan. The Emperor of All Maladies, by Siddhartha Mukherjee. Fatherland, by Robert Harris. ★ The Paleo Solution, by Robb Wolf. Seveneves, by Neal Stephenson. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. ★ Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance. Mr Mercedes, by Stephen King. Finders Keepers, by Stephen King. ★ The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead. ★ Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari. Before the Fall, by Noah Hawley.


The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo. ★ Manhood, by Steve Biddulph. Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov. ★ The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway. The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins. ★ The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft, by H.P. Lovecraft. When the Lion Feeds, by Wilbur Smith. ★ St Nadie in Winter, by Terrance Keenan. Carrie, by Stephen King. ★ Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking, by Anya von Bremzen. Let the Right One In, by John Ajvide Lindqvist. ★ The Orphan Master’s Son, by Adam Johnson. ★ The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. My Fight Your Fight, by Rhonda Rousey. The Aquariums of Pyongyang, by Kang Chol-Hwan and Pierre Rigoulot. Letter to a Christian Nation, by Sam Harris. Hardcore Zen, by Brad Warner. The Primal Blueprint, by Mark Sisson. ★ The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, by Alain de Botton. Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson. ★ Nine-Headed Dragon River, by Peter Matthiessen. ★ God is Not Great, by Christopher Hitchens. Dharma Punx, by Noah Levine… and many more.

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