Reading List: It’s Been A While

Let’s get this started. I’ve not posted a reading list in quite a significant amount of time. Doesn’t mean, I’ve not been reading. To the contrary, I’ve finished quite a few books. I will do the best to include them all sans commentary on their content or quality. I’m not comfortable doing book reviews, as the agents say, this is a subjective industry.

But as a writer, I read, a lot. All writers should read. Its one of the few osmosis transferred skills, writing, and you learn to write as you read. All authors suggest different processes, habits, and methods but they all say to read. It’s good advice, it’s universal and it works.

Witches of Eastwick – John Updike

The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks

The Bottoms – Joe R. Lansdale

Lovecraft Country – Matt Ruff

The Ballad of Black Tom – Victor LaValle

The Devil In Silver – Victor LaValle

The Further Adventures of Ebeneezer Scrooge – Charlie Lovett

Christmas Short Stories – Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens In Love – Robert Garnett

A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

The Devil In The White City – Erik Larson

One Good Deed – David Baldacci

The Pioneers – David McCullough

Medusa’s Web – Tim Powers

The Thicket – Joe R. Lansdale

Paradise Sky – Joe R. Lansdale

Interview With The Vampire – Anne Rice

If It Bleeds – Stephen King

Walk The Wire – Dave Baldacci

The Names of Our Tears – P.L. Gaus

Plain Wisdom – Cindy Woodsmall & Miriam Flaud

The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson

Dean Spanley – Lord Dunsany

The President Is Missing – James Patterson and Bill Clinton

Dang, Long list, and in now way complete. But the best I could remember. I’m reading right now, Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and a novella in the works by Doug Rinaldi.

There it is some light reading. I’d like to hear what everyone else is reading. I’m always open to suggestion. If you’ve written something or you found a book that shattered expectations I’d love you to tell me about it.

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