My Bedside Table

Like so many of you, I'm an avid reader. I read because it helps me speak and think more clearly and creatively. I read to improve my writing. Mostly, I read because I love words and I love stories even more. On this page, I keep track of what I'm reading, in case you're interested.

Just finished
Elliot Allagash, Simon Rich
Pigshaven, Chandy C. John
Write of the Living Dead, Araminta Star Mathews, Rachel Lee, Stan Swanson
Anything for Billy, Larry McMurtry
The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
Savages, Don Winslow
A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin
Hip Logic, Poems by Terrance Hayes
Frightmares: A Fistful of Flash Fiction Horror, Edited by Stan Swanson
What in God's Name, Simon Rich
Zombie Spaceship Wasteland, Patton Oswalt
Hero, Mike Lupica
Punching Tom Hanks: Dropkicking Gorillas and Pummeling Zombified Ex-Presidents--A Guide to Beating Up ANYTHING, Kevin Seccia
This is a Book By Demetri Martin, Demetri Martin
Brain Rules, John Medina
The Magician's Elephant, Kate DiCamillo
Levels of the Game, John McPhee
"A Scandal in Bohemia" and "The Red-Headed League," Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"Morality," Stephen King
The History of Love, Nicole Krauss
In a Glass Grimmly, Adam Gidwitz
Several Short Sentences About Writing, Verlyn Klinkenborg
Son, Lois Lowry
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, Philip Pullman
A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Madeleine l'Engle
A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin
Skellig, David Almond
Iron Lake, William Kent Krueger
Short Season, Scott Eller
The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin
A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin
American Gods, Neil Gaiman
The Age of Miracles, Karen Thompson Walker
A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin
Staggerford, Jon Hassler
In Darkness, Nick Lake
Fortunately, the Milk, Neil Gaiman
The Odyssey, Homer (Fagles Translation)
The Storyteller, Jodi Picoult
The Survival of the Bark Canoe, John McPhee
Macbeth, William Shakespeare
The Grimm Conclusion, Adam Gidwitz
Dogfight: A Love Story, Matt Burgess
Monument Road, Charlie Quimby
Dead End in Norvelt, Jack Gantos
Language and Reading Disabilities, Hugh W. Catts and Alan G. Kamhi
A Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling
Oedipus Rex, Sophocles
The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
Stu Stories: The Amazing Adventures of Dirt Clod and His Sidekick Bird Bones, Patrick Hueller
The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach
The Thousand Dollar Tan Line (A Veronica Mars novel), Jennifer Graham
The Last Girlfriend on Earth, Simon Rich
Clockwork, Philip Pullman
Stillwater, Nicole Helget
The Bees, Laline Paull
The Cuckoo's Calling, Robert Galbraith
Who Could That Be at This Hour?, Lemony Snicket
When Did You See Her Last?, Lemony Snicket
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, Tom Franklin
Palestine, Joe Sacco
The Spooky Art: Thoughts on Writing, Norman Mailer
The Writer's Block, Jason Rekulak
The Book of Awesome, Neil Pasricha
Face to Face Advisories, Linda Crawford
So What Do They Really Know?, Cris Tovani
The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
Wolf High, P. W. Hueller
The Incredible Shrinking Boy [manuscript], Andy Power
Flora and Ulysses, Kate DiCamillo

What I'm Reading Now
Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko

On Deck
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
The World to Come, Dara Horn