Reading List

This is my ridiculous reading list. Putting it here feels weirdly personal but it is a personal website after all. I have recently stopped reading these books in order, having figured out that I prefer to jump around from year to year and finger-pick whatever suits my preferences at the time. When I am ready to acquire a book for reading, I will look for it in this order:

  1. Library
  2. Second hand (eBay)
  3. Bookshops
  4. Online bookshops but not Amazon because I'd rather eat glass than shop there
Once I've acquired/read the book, I will remove it from this list.
The job of transferring he list from my spreadsheet will take some time, I hope to update this page regularly.


Author Title
Angela Carter Shadow Dance


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McKenzie Wark The Beach Beneath the Street: The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International
Guy Debord The Society of the Spectacle
Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar, Alexander Dawe The Time Regulation Institute
Orhan Pamuk Snow
Brian Bates The Real Middle-Earth: Magic and Mystery in the Dark Ages
Harold Maine If a Man be Mad
Ahmet Ümit, Rakesh Jobanputra A Memento for Istanbul
Ahmet Ümit, Elke Dixon The Dervish Gate


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Jiz Lee Coming Out Like a Porn Star: Essays on Pornography, Protection, and Privacy
Master "K" The Beauty of Kinbaku: (Or everything you ever wanted to know about Japanese erotic bondage when you suddenly realized you didn't speak Japanese)
Lee Harrington Ropes, Bondage, and Power: Power Exchange Books' Resource Series
Clint Emerson 100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative's Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation
Deviant Ollam Keys to the Kingdom: Impressioning, Privilege Escalation, Bumping, and Other Key-Based Attacks Against Physical Locks
Simon Lovell How to Cheat at Everything: A Con Man Reveals the Secrets of the Esoteric Trade of Cheating, Scams, and Hustles
Polly Tyrer Leiths Vegetable Bible
Joris-Karl Huysmans, Patrick McGuinness Against Nature
Stephen Romer French Decadent Tales
Philip K Dick A Scanner Darkly
Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: 1/5
Susan Carey The Origin of Concepts (Oxford Series in Cognitive Development)
Fiona Macpherson, Dimitris Platchias Hallucination: Philosophy and Psychology
Arthur Miller Miller Plays: 1: All My Sons; Death of a Salesman; The Crucible; A Memory of Two Mondays; A View from the Bridge: v. 1
Harold Pinter Plays 1: The Birthday Party, The Room, The Dumb Waiter, A Slight Ache, The Hothouse, A Night Out, The Black and White, The Examina,Vol. 1
Hermann Hesse Steppenwolf
Mike Jay High Society: Mind-Altering Drugs in History and Culture
George Orwell Shooting an Elephant: And Other Essays
Thomas De Quincey On Murder
Matthew Beaumont Nightwalking: A Nocturnal History of London
Zakaria Erzinlioglu Maggots, Murder, and Men: Memories and Reflections of a Forensic Entomologist
Carl Watkins The Undiscovered Country: Journeys Among the Dead

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