I read and I listen to audio books: fiction is a fabulous escape from tawdry reality. Here’s a list, not quite complete, of the books that I’ve consumed since I started this blog in 2011. Books in bold are ones that I really liked. Unlike the ones in italics.

2013 i started keeping track of what I’m reading on Goodreads. This page may eventually disappear in favour of a Goodreads feed.


Ben Aaronovitch – Rivers of London, Moon over Soho, Whispers Underground

Joe Abercrombie – The Heroes

John Ajvide Lindqvist – Lilla Stjärna, Hanteringen av Odöda

Isac Asimov – I, Robot, Foundation

Kate Atkinson – When will there be Good News?

Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale


Iain M. Banks – Consider Phlebas, The Player of Games, Use of Weapons, Surface Detail, The Hydrogen Sonata, Matter, Transition, Stonemouth, Excession

Lauren Beukes – Zoo City, Moxyland

James Blaylock – The Digging Leviathan

Ray Bradbury – Fahrenheit 451

Brom – The Child Thief


Mike Carey – The Devil you Know, Vicious Circle, Dead Men’s Boots, Thicker than Water, The Naming of the Beasts

John le Carré – The Night Manager

Gail Carriger – Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless

Angela Carter – The Bloody Chamber

Paul Cornell – London Falling

Patricia Cornwell – Postmortem, Body of Evidence, All that Remains, Cruel and Unusual, The Body Farm, From Potter’s Field, Cause of Death, Unnatural Exposure, Point of Origin, Black Notice, The Last Precinct, Blow Fly, Trace, Predator, Book of the Dead, Scarpetta, The Scarpetta Factor

Larry Correia – Monster Hunter International, Monster Hunter Vendetta, Hard Magic

Michael Crichton – Jurassic Park, Next, The Andromeda Strain

Justin Cronin – The Passage, The Twelve


Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan – The Fall, The Night Eternal

Jefferey Deaver – Carte Blanche

Philip K. Dick – Through a Scanner Darkly, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Charles Dickens – Bleak House, The Old Curiosity Shop, Our Mutual Friend, Little Dorrit

Cory Doctorow – Pirate Cinema

Charles Duhigg – The Power of Habit

Katherine Dunn – Geek Love


Warren Ellis – Crooked Little Vein, Transmetropolitan, Stormwatch, Planetary, FreakAngels, Gun Machine

Garth Ennis – Preacher


Michel Faber – The Crimson Petal and the White

Philip José Farmer – To your Scattered Bodies Go

Sebastian Faulks – Devil May Care, Engelby

Jasper Fforde – The Well of Lost Plots, Something Rotten, First Among Sequels, One of our Thursdays is Missing

Cordelia Fine – Delusions of Gender

Ian Flemming – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me

Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl

Christoper Fowler – Full Dark House, Seventy-seven Clocks, Ten Second Staircase, White Corridor, The Victoria Vanishes, Off the Rails, On the Loose,  The Memory of Blood

Max Frei – The Stranger


Neil Gaiman – Smoke and Mirrors, American Gods, Anansi Boys

William Gibson – Neuromancer

Roy Gill – The Daemon Parallel

Laura Anne Gilman – Hard Magic

Edward Gorey – The Unstrung Harp

Jan Guillou – Brobyggarna


Matt Haig – The Radleys

Deborah Harkness – A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night

Charlaine Harris – Dead Until Dark, Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead, Dead to the World, Dead as a Doornail, Definitely Dead, All Together Dead, From Dead to Worse, Dead and Gone

Harry Harrison – The Stainless Steel Rat

Robert A. Heinlein – The Door Into Summer, Starship Troopers, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, The Number of the Beast

Linda Hilburn – The Vampire Shrink

Joe Hill – NOS4A2

Robin Hobb – Assassin’s Apprentice


Kazuo Ishiguro – Never Let Me Go


Tove Janson – Pappan och havet, Sent i november

Rachel Joyce – The Unlikely Pilgrimmage of Harold Fry

Norton Juster – The Phantom Tollbooth


Etkar Keret – Kneller’s Happy Campers

Katharine Kerr – License to Ensourcell

Stephen King – The Stand, Cujo, Cycle of the Warewolf, It, Misery, The Dark Half, Needful Things, Dolores Clairborne, Rose Madder, The Green Mile, From a Buick 8, Lisey’s Story, Duma Key, Danse Macabre, On Writing

Mark Kurlansky – Salt: A World History


Derek Landy – Skulduggery Pleasant, Playing with Fire, The Faceless Ones, Mortal Coil, Dark Days, Death Bringer, Kingdom of the Wicked

Jens Lapidus – Snabba cash, Aldrig fucka up, Livet deluxe

Tobsha Learner – The Witch of Cologne

Stephen Leather – Nightfall, Midnight, Nightmare

Charles de Lint – The Onion Girl, Widdershins

Pittacus Lore – The Power of Six

Camilla Läckberg – Isprinsessan, Predikanten, Stenhuggaren, Olycksfågeln, Tyskungen, Sjöjungfrun, Fyrvaktaren, Änglamakerskan


Lauren MacHugh – Nekropolis

Steve MacHugh – Crimes Against Magic

Ian R. MacLeod – The Summer Isles

Ken MacLeod – Cosmonaut Keep, Dark Light, Engine City

Karen Maintland – Company of Liars

Michael Marshall – Spares,  Only Forward, The Intruders, Bad Things

Alex Marwood – The Wicked Girls

Peter May – Dry Bones

China Mieville – Embassy Town, Perdido Street Station, Railsea, Un Lun Dun

Karen Miller – Prodigal Mage

Magnus Mills – The Restraint of Beats, All Quiet on the Orient Express

Denise Mina – The Wasp Season, After Midnight

Alan Moore – The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol I – III, Black Dossier

Caitlyn Moran – How to be a Woman

Erin Morgenstern – The Night Circus

Haruki Murakami – 1Q84 (1-3), What I Talk about when I Talk about Running


Joe Nesbø – Fladdermusmannen, The Redbreast, The Devil’s Star

Patrick Ness – Monsters from Men, A Monster Calls

David Nicholls – One Day


George Orwell – 1984


Susan Palwick – Shelter

Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child – Relic

Malcolm Pryce – Last Tango in Aberystwyth, The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth, Don’t Cry for Me Aberystwyth, From Aberystwyth with Love


Ian Rankin – The Impossible Dead, Standing in Another Man’s Grave

Cathy Reichs – Deja Dead, Death du Jour, Deadly Decisions, Fatal Voyage, Grave Secrets, Monday Mourning, Break no Bones, 206 Bones, Spider Bones, Flash and Bone, Bones are Forever, Virals, Seizure

Anne Rice – The Wolf Gift

Tim Richardson – Sweets, the History of Temptation

Phil Rickman – The Wine of Angels, Curfew

Michael Robotham – Shatter

Roselund & Hellström – Odjuret, Box 13, Finnigans upprättelse, Flickan under gatan, Tre sekunder

Patrick Rothfuss – Wise Man’s Fear


Brandon Sanderson – The Final Empire

Brandon Sanderson & Robert Jordan – Towers of Midnight, A Memory of Light

Ali Shaw – The Girl with Glass Feet

Karin Slaughter –  A Faint Cold Fear, Blindsighted

Lemony Snicket – Who Could That Be at This Hour?

Neal Stephenson – The Diamond Age, Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon


Reay Tannahill – Flesh and Blood: A History of the Cannibal Complex

Anthony Trollope – The Way We Live Now, Doctor Thorne


Kurt Vonnegut – While Mortals Sleep


Jo Walton – Among Others

Len Wanner – The Crime Interviews

Sarah Waters – The Little Stranger

David Weber – On Basilisk Station

H. G. Wellls – The Time Machine

Louise Welsh – The Cutting Room

Chuck Wendig – Blackbirds

Bill Willingham – Fables 1 – 11

Robert Wilson – Capital Punishment

Robin Wilson (ed) – Paragons

Jeanette Winterson – Boating for Beginners


Alexander Yates – Moondogs