2020 Reading List

Here’s my annual round up of what I’ve been reading this year. Because of the pandemic and the lockdown I got through a few more titles than I have in years gone by, so, in the order I read them, let’s get into it:

Body – Harry Crews

Stay Ugly – Daniel Vlasaty

Batman: The Court Of Owls – Scott Snyder

The End Of The Fucking World – Charles Forsman

Gyo – Junji Ito

Lullaby – Leïla Slimani

East Lothian Folk Tales – Tim Porteus

February’s Son – Alan Parks

Black Postcards – Dean Wareham

The Good Book – Tom Leins

Pimp – Iceberg Slim

The Neon Rain – James Lee Burke

The Wicked + The Divine Book One – Kieron Gillen

The Wicked + The Divine Book Two – Kieron Gillen

The Wicked + The Divine Book Three – Kieron Gillen

The Wicked + The Divine Book Four – Kieron Gillen

Spring Snow – Yukio Mishima

After Dark, My Sweet – Jim Thompson

Jesus’ Son – Denis Johnson

The Last Wish – Andrzej Sapkowski

Kraken – China Miéville

The Impossible Fortress – Jason Rekulak

Sing Backwards And Weep – Mark Lanegan

Horrorstör – Grady Hendrix

Straight Edge – Tony Reitman

Batman: The Night Of The Owls – Scott Snyder

Lovecraft – Hans Rodionoff

Justice League: Volume One – Geoff Johns

King Of The Crows – Russell Day

Glamour Girl Gone (now Always The Dead) – Stephen Golds

Mucho Mojo – Joe Lansdale

The Mark – Simon Maltman

Brand New Dark – Beau Johnson

I Was Dora Suarez – Derek Raymond

Unknown Man No 89 – Elmore Leonard

Justice League: Volume Two – Geoff Johns

Dare Me – Megan Abbott

Wild And Crazy Guys – Nick De Semlyen

Kitchen Confidential – Anthony Bourdain

Kindred – Octavia E Butler

The Cleaner – Mark Dawson

Saint Death – Mark Dawson

Urban Gothic – Brian Keene

Blacktop Wasteland – S A Cosby

Justice League: Volume Three – Geoff Johns

The Only Good Indians – Stephen Graham Jones

Red Riding 1977 – David Peace

A Head Full Of Ghosts – Paul Tremblay

Justice League: Volume Four – Geoff Johns

Flashfire – Richard Stark

Batman: Haunted Knight – Jeph Loeb

The Rule Of Thirds – Matt Phillips

Justice League: Trinity War – Geoff Johns

Chainsaw – John Bender

Sick City – Tony O’Neill

The Dice Man – Luke Rhinehart

Tomie – Junji Ito

Doom Patrol: Book One – Grant Morrison

X-Men: Days Of Future Past – Chris Claremont

Killing The Business – The Young Bucks

The Greatest Movies You’ll Never See – Simon Braund

Mexican Gothic – Silvia Moreno-Garcia

That’s the lot for 2020. A few standouts were February’s Son by Alan Parks, Kindred by Octavia E Butler, Sing Backwards And Weep by Mark Lanegan, Blacktop Wasteland by S A Cosby, and The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak. Onto 2021!

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