Lachlan's Reading List

Here's a list of books I intend / hope to read someday. It's more to remind myself than anything. So why make it public? Good question! Maybe to hold myself to it somewhat?
To salvage my poor student finances (hey, Squarespace doesn't pay for itself) books that I already own have priority over books I'd have to purchase; and, because I feel very embarrassed to admit that I haven't read books people gave to me five or ten years ago, gifts have priority within those. To limit this embarrassment as much as possible - a humiliation triage, if you will - I've also ranked those based on when I first received them. Otherwise, the books are sorted by author's surname, or, with journals/magazines, the title of the magazine. For anthologies, the editor is listed.
Also, anthologies are marked with *; books that are part of a series, with +; and books that are next in a series, with ++.

Please feel free to make suggestions, especially when it comes to diversity! I recognise that this list is  dominated by white males (isn't everything?), something I'd love to address.

See Also: Every Book I've Ever Read

Updated 2018-10-22

In Progress

  • ++XJ Selman - Buried Hope III: Monsters in the Mines

  • *Ellen Datlow - Lovecraft's Monsters

  • *George RR Martin - Rogues

  • Various authors - The Holy Bible: English Standard Version

  • Georges Perec / Gilbert Adair - A Void

  • ++George RR Martin, Ello M. Garcia Jr., Linda Antonsson - The World of Ice & Fire

  • *Griffith Review 57: Perils of Populism

  • Southerly: Volume 77, Issue 1

  • Steve Brusatte - The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: The Untold Story of a Lost World

  • *Voiceworks #111: Riff

  • ++The Lady of the Lake

  • Charles Darwin - On the Origin of Species

 

Gifts / Loans

  • +Mervyn Peake - The Gormenghast Trilogy

  • +Tad Williams - The Dragonbone Chair

  • *David Miller - That Glimpse of Truth

  • +Robin Hobb - Assassin's Apprentice

  • +Peter F. Hamilton - The Abyss Beyond Dreams

  • +Gregory David Roberts - The Mountain Shadow (Read Shantaram first)

  • *National Geographic - August 2017

    • *Special Edition: 100 Shocking Events

  • +Phillip Pullman - The Book of Dust

  • +Lee Child - The Midnight Line

  • *Isaac Asimov - The Great SF Stories 9: 1947

  • Scott Kelly - Endurance

 

Owned

  • Buzz Aldrin, John Barnes - Encounter with Tiber

  • +Paolo Bacigalupi - The Alchemist

  • +Greg Bear - The Forge of God

  • *Bethesda - Books of Skyrim

  • *Holly Black - Zombies Vs. Unicorns

    • Tithe

  • *Maurice Broaddus & Jerry Gordon - Streets of Shadow

  • Emily Brönte - Wuthering Heights

  • Ryan Browne - Blast Furnace

  • ++Lois McMaster Bujold, Lillian Stewart Carl, John Helfers - The Vorkosigan Companion

  • Albert Camus - The Myth of Sisyphus

  • ++Isobelle Carmody - The Stone Key

  • Michael Carroll - Earths of Distant Suns

  • ++Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing

  • +Harry Connolly - The Way Into Chaos

  • Charles Darwin - Evolution by Natural Selection

  • Jared Diamond - Guns, Germs, and Steel

  • Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities

  • +William C Dietz - Freehold

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Crime and Punishment

  • +Dave Duncan - The Reluctant Swordsman

  • *George Alec Effinger - Budayeen Nights

  • Harlan Ellison - I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream

  • Thomas S Flowers - Reinheit

  • +Alan Dean Foster - Spellsinger

  • Neil Gaiman - Signal to Noise

  • +Steven Gould - Jumper

  • Kate Grenville - The Writing Book

  • +Barbra Hambly - The Time of the Dark

  • *Sarah Hans - Steampunk World

  • *David G Hartwell - The Sword & Sorcery Anthology

  • Homer - The Illiad

    • The Odyssey

  • *Imagined Realms: Book 1

  • +John Lewis - March: Book One

  • HP Lovecraft - Call of Cthulhu

  • +George RR Martin - The Hedge Knight

  • Karl Marx - The Communist Manifesto

  • Jeff McComsey - Mother Russia

  • John Milton - Paradise Lost

  • Alan Moore - From Hell

  • +Michael G Munz - A Shadow in the Flames

  • +John Murphy - Mission Veritas

  • Ryan North - To Be or Not to Be

  • Travis Norwood - Sugar Scars

  • *Shannon O'Leary - The Big Feminist BUT

  • Duncan Ralston - Gristle & Bone

    • Salvage

  • Matthew Reilly - Troll Mountain

  • Alex Robinson - Too Cool to be Forgotten

  • Mark Rosenfelder - The Planet Construction Kit

    • The Language Construction Kitlet

  • Elizabeth Ann Scarborough - The Healer's War

  • *Brian Thomas Schmidt - Decision Points

  • Dennis Sharpe - Wednesday

  • Dan Simmons - Song of Kali

  • Robert Louis Stevenson - Treasure Island

    • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

  • Bram Stoker - Dracula

  • Michael J Sullivan - Hollow World

  • JRR Tolkien - The Silmarillion

  • Mark Tredinnick - The Little Red Writing Book

  • *Nightmare Magazine: Issue 1

  • Various authors - The Quran

  • *Voiceworks #108: Retrograde

    • #112: Drag

    • #113: Flare

  • Larry Weiner - Paradise Rot

  • HG Wells - The Time Machine

    • The Invisible Man

  • Wil Wheaton - The Happiest Days of Our Lives

  • *Young Writers Showcase 12

  • +Timothy Zahn - The Blackcollar

 

Not owned

  • Walter Alvarez - T. Rex and the Crater of Doom

  • Darren Anderson - Imaginary Cities

  • KA Applegate - +The Mayflower Project

    • +Search for Senna

  • Isaac Asimov - +The Caves of Steel

    • *Foundation's Friends

  • Margaret Atwood - +Oryx and Crake

    • The Handmaid's Tale

  • Robert T. Bakker - Raptor Red

  • Jeffrey O. Bennet & Seth Shostak - Life in the Universe

  • Lois McMaster Bujold - The Spirit Ring

    • *Proto Zoa

  • Orson Scott Card - Ender's Shadow

  • Geoffrey Chaucer & Joseph Glaser - The Canterbury Tales in Modern Verse

  • Arthur C Clarke - Encounter at Dawn

  • Neil Comins - What if the Moon Didn't Exist

  • Michael Crichton - Sphere

  • Phillip K Dick - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

  • Dougal Dixon - After Man: A Zoology of the Future

    • Man After Man: An Anthropology of the Future

  • ++Stephen Donaldson - The Last Dark

  • Lexi Freiman - Inappropriation

  • Stephen Fry - Mythos

  • +Terry Goodkind - Wizard's First Rule

  • +James Gunn - Transcendental

  • Yuval Noah Harari - Homo Deus

    • Sapiens

  • ++Halo - Envoy

    • Retribution

    • Legacy of Onyx

    • Bad Blood

    • Silent Storm

    • Battle Born

  • Anthony Horowitz - ++Russian Roulette

    • +Raven's Gate

  • +Robert Jordan - Conan the Invincible

  • Stephen King - On Writing

    • *Skeleton Crew

    • It

    • The Shining

    • Misery

  • Ursula K. Le Guin - The Dispossessed

    • The Left Hand of Darkness

    • The Bones of the Earth

    • +A Wizard of Earthsea

  • CS Lewis

    • +Space Trilogy

      • Out of the Silent Planet

      • Perelandra

      • That Hideous Strength

    • The Discarded Image

  • +Cixin Liu & Ken Liu - The Three Body Problem

  • David Lodge - Making Shapely Fiction

  • Herman Melville - Moby-Dick

  • China Miéville - Kraken

  • *Garth Nix - Across the Wall

  • *Ryan North - This is How You Die

  • Abraham Pais & Roger Penrose - Subtle Is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein

  • +Andrew Peterson - On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

  • Terry Pratchett - +The Color of Magic

    • +Mort

  • ++Matthew Reilly - The Three Secret Cities

  • +Gregory David Roberts - Shantaram

  • ++*Kim Stanley Robinson - The Martians

  • ++Andrzej Sapkowski & David French - Season of Storms

  • +Star Wars - Aftermath

    • Catalyst

  • Neal Stephenson - The Diamond Age

  • JRR Tolkien - Roverandom

    • Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics

    • The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrún

  • Adrian Tchaikovsky - Children of Time

  • Mark Twain?

  • Ashlee Vance - Elon Musk

  • Kurt Vonnegut - Sirens of Titan

  • Eugene Paul Wigner - The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Science

  • David Wong - John Dies at the End

    • This Book is Full of Spiders

 

Things I've Been Thinking About Re-reading

  • Michael Crichton - Jurassic Park

  • +Robert Jordan - The Wheel of Time

  • +CS Lewis - The Chronicles of Narnia

  • +Christopher Paolini - The Inheritance Cycle

  • +Phillip Pullman - His Dark Materials

  • ++Andrzej Sapkowski & David French - The Witcher (I forgot the story so it seemed best to start again)

  • +Lemony Snicket - A Series of Unfortunate Events

 

Crossed Off

  • Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game

    • Speaker for the Dead

    • Xenocide

    • Children of the Mind

  • Andrzej Sapkowski & David French - The Tower of the Swallow

 
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By NYC Wanderer (Kevin Eng) (originally posted to Flickr as Gutenberg Bible) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons