Every year in January I revisit the past year in reading and share my books with you. What follows is the list of books and magazines I read in 2017. At a quick glance, I noticed my year was dominated by indie authors (a topic I’d like to revisit in a future post).
I continued to read Daily Science Fiction and Every Day Fiction in 2017, though in all honesty, I don’t read them much anymore. With all the longer work commitments I made, I don’t write short stories. I may on occasion turn back to the short form but I haven’t written any in a while. What that means is my reading tastes have changed. I now read more novels and I think that’s due in part to what I’m writing.
I did get a subscription to Nightmare Magazine, but I’d always lose my place because as new issues were released and I’d download them to my iPad, I couldn’t tell what month they were. So..I ended up not reading as much as I wanted. I still have some catching up to do and most likely won’t renew my subscription because of how far behind I am. It’s well worth the money if you have the time to stay in top of the current issues.
Here is my 2017 reading list.
SciFan Magazine, Issue 1
SciFan Magazine, Issue 2
SciFan Magazine, Issue 3
Nightmare Magazine, May 2017
John Scalzi, The Human Division
Callum Wallace, The Walker
Christa Yelich-Koth, Illusion
Nicole Lutrell, Station 86
Nate Southard, Scavengers
Crystal Lake Publishing, Writers on Writing Omnibus
Joe Chianakas, Nightmares Under the Moonlight
Kevin T. Johns, The Page Turners: Blood
Harriet Darling, The Haunting of Wicker House
Stan Faryna, Francesco Augustine Bernadone
Ryan Holiday, Perennial Seller
Iain Robb Wright, Animal Kingdom
R.J. Batla, Fire Eyes Awakened
Schreyer Ink Publishing, Twilight Madhouse, Vol. 1
Bryan Caron, Year of the Songbird
D.L. Richardson, Poison In the Pond
Greg Alldredge, Lights In the Night
Hellbound Books, The Big Book of Bootleg Horror, Vol.2
Miranda Nading, Eldorado Gold
Michael Bray, Meat
Schreyer Ink Publishing, Twilight Madhouse, Vol.2
Philip K. Dick, Second Variety
Crystal Lake Publishing, Where Nightmares Come From
Derek Murphy, Guerrilla Publishing
Leland Lydecker, Necrotic City
MD Parker, The Ghosts Between
Joanne Van Leerdam, The Silver Feather
Jim Driver, How to Write a Novel the Easy Way Using the Pulp Fiction Method
A.K. Taylor, The Newbie Author’s Survival Guide
Philip K. Dick, The Crystal Crypt
R.J. Batla, Tempus (Beta Reading)
Aaron Hamilton, To Die One Death (Beta Reading)
Have you read any of these? What did you think? What are some titles I need to add to my 2018 reading list?