What I’m Reading

2018 Reading Challenge

For 2018, I set a Goodreads challenge to read 50 books for leisure. I read other books for specific purposes, but I chose every one of these just because it looked interesting or it was recommended.

As of December 19, 2018, I have read 64 books, and I’m thinking of setting the challenge higher for next year. It helps to have a challenge in mind! Here are some highlights:

Vurt (Vurt #1) by Jeff Noon

Where Nightmares Come From by Joe Mynhardt et al.

Storyteller: Writing Lessons & More from 27 Years of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop by Kate Wilhelm

Night of 1,000 Beasts by John Palisano

Unnerving Magazine Issue #8: Inspired by Stephen King Issue edited by Eddie Generous

Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller

Dark Entries by Robert Aickman

Black Static #65 (September-October 2018) from TTA Press

Shiloh by Philip Fracassi

Black Static #66 (November-December 2018): New Horror Fiction & Film (Black Static Magazine) edited by Andy Cox

In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey

Why You Are Who You Are: Investigations Into Human Personality by Mark R. Leary

Elevation by Stephen King

Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

House of Windows by John Langan

Down a Dark Hall by Lois Duncan

Looming Low Volume I, various authors

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Uncertainties Volume III, edited by Lynda E. Rucker

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter

The Wine-Dark Sea by Robert Aickman

Black Static Issue 64, editor Andy Cox

‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King (reread)

Hide and Seek by Jack Ketchum

Darkside by Dennis Etchison

The Course of the Heart by M. John Harrison

Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl

Room to Dream by David Lynch

Black Static Issue 63, editef by Andy Cox

I Wish I Was Like You by S.P. Miskowski

Everything That’s Underneath by Kristi DeMeester

The Outsider by Stephen King

You Have Never Been Here: New and Selected Stories by Mary Rickert

Get in Trouble by Kelly Link

Devil’s Day Andrew by Michael Hurley

Another Way to Fall: Two Short Novels by Brian Evenson and Paul Tremblay

Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett

Pretty Marys All in a Row by Gwendolyn Kiste

The Secret of Ventriloquism by Jon Padgett

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

The White Devil by Justin Evans

Florida by Lauren Groff

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan

Hidden Folk: Strange Stories by C.M. Muller

In the House in the Dark of the Woods by Laird Hunt