read list

I read a lot. So, I figured I would share my most recent read list with you.

These are not aspirations. These have been read. I may end up sharing my to-be-read, at some point. The list is in order of oldest to newest. All were good. I’ve footnoted the standouts for various reasons.

  1. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1994)
  2. Old Man’s War (2005)*
  3. A Head Full of Ghosts (2015)
  4. Ghost Story (1979)
  5. The Terror (2007)
  6. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer (2018)**
  7. Howard Stern Comes Again (2019)
  8. The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher (1993)***
  9. Sword of Destiny (1992)
  10. Something Wicked This Way Comes (1962)****
  11. Strangers on a Train (1950)
  12. Disappearance at Devil’s Rock (2016)
  13. Growing Things and Other Stories (2019)

*I’ve been a fan of John Scalzi’s blog for a bit and this was my first foray into his work. Really, really exciting and interesting science fiction. Loved it.

**One of the creepiest true crime novels I’ve read. I would say that it is unnerving because Michelle McNamara, the author, dies before the books completion. Reading parsed together notes from a deceased writer is spine-tingling.

***Read these books while playing The Witcher video games. I was also very excited by the upcoming TV show. Surprisingly, these novels are first-rate fantasy. I really dig the Witcher mythos. I didn’t think I would, but it is a really cool series. Planning to continue to the actual series of books soon.

****I would imagine that I would get hate if anyone read this blog, but I did not dig Something Wicked. I know we hold Bradbury to this high standard and I think it is deserved. The guy is significant in the literary world. There’s no arguing it. However, I was just not in the head-space for his poetic prose. Maybe I’ve spent too much time in graduate study. I just wanted a genre novel and this did not provide. Probably my own fault.

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