Things I Have Been Reading in 2018

Well, 2017’s done and gone. That means that it’s time to start the 2018 Reading List (please note that I will be maintaining the previous list until the 14th of April. If you don’t want to have to keep jumping back and forth between pages, just know that I was at 32 books before starting this list.

  • 1)   1/05/18   “Don’t Live For Your Obituary: Advice, Commentary, and Personal Observations on Writing, 2008-2017” by John Scalzi (480 pp)
  • 2)   1/11/18  “Judgment Day: The Science of Discworld IV: A Novel” by Terry Pratchett with Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen (370 pp)
  • 3)  1/13/18   “Terradox” by Craig A. Falconer (550 pp)
  • 4)  1/14/18   “The Fall of Terradox” by Craig A. Falconer (470 pp)
  • 5)  1/15/18   “The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories” by Terry Pratchett (332 pp)
  • 6)   1/15/18   “The Dispatcher” by John Scalzi (128 pp)
  • 7)   1/24/18    “A Short History of Nearly Everything” by Bill Bryson (560 pp)
  • 8)   1/26/18   “The Human Animal: A Zoologist’s Study of the Human Animal” by Desmond Morris  (256 pp)
  • 9)    1/27/18   “The Human Zoo: A Zoologist’s Classic Study of the Urban Animal” by Desmond Morris (276 pp)
  • 10)   1/28/18  “The Nymphos of Rocky Flats” by Mario Acevedo (Book 1 of Felix Gomez Series) (368 pp)
  • 11)   1/29/18  “X-Rated Bloodsuckers” by Mario Acevedo (Book 2 of Felix Gomez Series) (386 pp)
  • 12)   2/01/18  “The Undead Kama Sutra” by Mario Acevedo (Book 3 of Felix Gomez Series) (383 pp)
  • 13)   2/02/18  “Jailbait Zombie” by Mario Acevedo (Book 4 of Felix Gomez Series) (370 pp)
  • 14)   2/05/18  “Werewolf Smackdown” by Mario Acevedo (Book 5 of Felix Gomez Series) (418 pp)
  • 15)  2/06/18  “Escape From Planet Pleasure” by Mario Acevedo (Book 6 of Felix Gomez Series) (371 pp)
  • 16)  2/07/18  “Yes Please” by Amy Poehler (355 pp)
  • 17)  2/10/18  “The Naked Woman: A Study of the Female Body” by Desmond Morris (400 pp)
  • 18)   2/11/18  “The Stars My Destination” by Alfred Bester (256 pp)
  • 19)   2/13/18  “The Demolished Man” by Alfred Bester (224 pp)
  • 20)   2/16/18  “Redemolished (The Alfred Bester Library)” by Alfred Bester (437 pp)
  • 21)   2/20/18  “Virtual Unrealities, The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester” by Alfred Bester (413 pp)
  • 22)   2/26/18  “The Computer Connection” by Alfred Bester (272 pp)
  • 23)   4/01/18  “The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard” by J.G. Ballard (1,216 pp)
  • 24)   4/05/18  “The Man Who Would Be King” by Rudyard Kipling (29 pp)
  • 25)   4/07/18  “The Philip K. Dick Megapack: 15 Classic Science Fiction Stories” by Philip K. Dick (361 pp)
  • 26)   4/09/18  “Just One Damned Thing After Another: The Chronicles of St. Mary’s” by Jodi Taylor (The Chronicles of St. Mary’s, Book 1) (334 pp)
  • 27)   4/09/18 “A Symphony of Echoes: The Chronicles of St. Mary’s” by Jodi Taylor (The Chronicles of St. Mary’s, Book 2) (478 pp)
  • 28)   4/11/18 “A Second Chance: The Chronicles of St. Mary’s” by Jodi Taylor (The Chronicles of St. Mary’s, Book 3) (492 pp)
  • 29)   4/13/18  “Space Opera” by Catherynne M. Valente (304 pp)
  • 30)   4/13/18  “Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden’s Syndrome” by John Scalzi (Lock In) (96 pp)
  • 31)   4/14/18  “Lock In: A Novel of the Near Future” by John Scalzi (Lock In) (337 pp)
  • 32)   4/16/18  “A Trail Through Time: The Chronicles of St. Mary’s” by Jodi Taylor (The Chronicles of St. Mary’s, Book 4) (348 pp)
  • 33)   4/17/18  “Head On” by John Scalzi (Lock In, Book 2) (336 pp)
  • 34)   4/17/18  “Does It Fart? The Definitive Field Guide to Animal Flatulence” by Nick Curso and Dani Rabainotti (Illustrated by Ethan Kocak) (133 pp)
  • 35)    4/18/18  “No Time Like the Past: The Chronicles of St. Mary’s” by Jodi Taylor (The Chronicles of St. Mary’s, Book 5) (328 pp)
  • 36)   4/19/18  “What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: The Chronicles of St. Mary’s” by Jodi Taylor (The Chronicles of St. Mary’s, Book 6) (300 pp)
  • 37)    4/20/18  “Lies, Damned Lies, and History: The Chronicles of St. Mary’s” by Jodi Taylor (The Chronicles of St. Mary’s, Book 7) (320 pp)
  • 38)    4/22/18  “And the Rest Is History: The Chronicles of St. Mary’s” by Jodi Taylor (The Chronicles of St. Mary’s, Book 8) (322 pp)
  • 39)   4/26/18  “An Argumentation of Historians: The Chronicles of St. Mary’s” by Jodi Taylor (The Chronicles of St. Mary’s, Book 9) (440 pp)
  • 40)   4/28/18  “The Long and Short of It: Stories from the Chronicles of St. Mary’s” by Jodi Taylor (The Chronicles of St. Mary’s) (432 pp)
  • 41)   4/28/18  “Christmas Past: A Chronicles of St. Mary’s Short Story” by Jodi Taylor (The Chronicles of St. Mary’s) (46 pp)
  • 42)   4/28/18  “The Battlesea Barricades: A Chronicles of St. Mary’s Short Story” by Jodi Taylor (The Chronicles of St. Mary’s) (140 pp)
  • 43)    4/30/18  “Winesburg, Ohio; a group of tales of Ohio small town life” by Sherwood Anderson (214 pp)
  • 6/4/18  “Welcome to the Jungle” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files Graphic Novel) (160 pp)
  • 44)    6/23/18  “Storm Front” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files, Book 1) (332 pp)
  • 45)   6/25/18  “Fool Moon” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files, Book 2) (432 pp)
  • 6/25/18  “Ghoul Goblin” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files Graphic Novel) (152 pp)
  • 46)   6/30/18  “Grave Peril” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files, Book 3) (465 pp)
  • 47)  7/4/18  “White Knight” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files, Book 4) (379pp)
  • 48)  7/9/18  “Death Masks” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files, Book 5) (421 pp)
  • 49) 7/14/18  “Blood Rites” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files, Book 6) (372 pp)
  • 50) 7/22/18  “Dead Beat” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files, Book 7) (408 pp)
  • 51) 7/24/18 “Proven Guilty” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files, Book 8) (428 pp)
  • 52) 7/25/18  “White Night” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files, Book 9) (528 pp)
  • 7/25/18  “Down Town” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files Graphic Novel) (144 pp)
  • 53) 7/26/18  “Small Favor” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files, Book 10) (444 pp)
  • 7/27/18  “Wild Card” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files Graphic Novel) (144 pp)
  • 7/27/18  “Dog Men” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files Graphic Novel) (128 pp)
  • 54) 7/30/18  “Turn Coat” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files, Book 11) (545 pp)
  • 7/31/18  “War Cry” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files Graphic Novel) (136 pp)
  • 55) 8/5/18  “Changes” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files, Book 12) (554 pp)
  • 56) 8/5/18  “Side Jobs: Stories From The Dresden Files” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files) (434 pp)
  • 57)  8/9/18  “Ghost Story” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files, Book 13) (608 pp)
  • 58) 8/11/18  “Cold Days” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files, Book 14) (529 pp)
  • 59) 8/14/18   “Skin Game” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files, Book 15) (458 pp)
  • 60) 8/14/18  “Brief Cases” by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files) (448 pp)
  • 61) 8/14/18  “The Steam Pump Jump: A Chronicles of St. Mary’s Short Story” by Jodi Taylor (The Chronicles of St. Mary’s) (65 pp)
  • 62) 8/20/18  “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey (324 pp)
  • 63) 9/28/18  “The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right” by Atul Gawande (225 pp)
  • 64) 12/6/18  “Gravity’s Rainbow” by Thomas Pynchion (770 pp)
  • 65) 12/8/18  “The Collapsing Empire” by John Scalzi (294 pp) (Interdependency)
  • 66) “The Consuming Fire” by John Scalzi (259 pp) (Interdependency)

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