Books I’ve read through the years, including for work.

Unlike my Movies Watched page, there isn’t really much explanation needed for why I have this page. People always want to know what their editor likes to read, right?

Well, if your answer is no, let me tell you, some people do like to know what their editor reads, and since so much of what I read is what I work on, and I can’t always list my projects because some are on submission or simply fade away, I list them here in general terms so that people can get a peek at what crosses my desk from year to year.

In 2017, I wanted more epic fantasy, and while I did get more fantasy, I ended up getting more of the “epic” side, and I edited quite a few books in 2018 that clocked in at more than 150,000 words. Whew! 

Project numbers may be replaced once the book is published.

My Top Ten

Unlike my movies list, this list is in no particular order.

  1. The Hunger Games Trilogy
  2. Ender’s Game
  3. Harry Potter Series
  4. A Song of Ice and Fire
  5. Dragonflight
  6. The Elfstones of Shannara
  7.  Battlefield Earth
  8.  Lucifer’s Hammer
  9. Red Rising Trilogy
  10. She Who Remembers

2018

  1. Rofolio’s Scaly Circus by Jonathon Burgess (March)
  2. The Smuggler’s Gambit by D.K. Cassidy (June)
  3.  

2017

  1. Next by Michael Crichton (January)
  2. Music City Macabre by Bob Williams (editing, January)
  3. The Truth About Forever by Cole Lepley (beta reading, January)
  4. Paranormal fantasy novel #151 (beta reading, January)
  5. The Human Wilderness by S.H. Livernois (editing, January)
  6. Deeper Than The Dead by Tami Hoag (February)
  7. Science-fiction/horror novel #186 (editing, February)
  8. Science fiction novel #180 (beta reading, finished 2/11/17)
  9. High fantasy novel #172 (beta reading, finished 2/23/17)
  10. Science fiction novel #187 (beta reading, finished 2/28/17)
  11. Dark comedy novel #169 (editing, finished 3/6/17)
  12. Women’s fiction novel #193 (beta reading, finished 3/7/17)
  13. Cold, Cold Heart by Tami Hoag (finished 3/7/17)
  14. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (finished 3/11/17)
  15. High fantasy novel #177 (beta reading, finished 4/30/17)
  16. Fantasy novel #182 (beta reading, finished 5/3/17)
  17. Science fiction novel #181 (beta reading, finished 5/14/17)
  18. Fantasy novel #163 (beta reading, finished 6/13/17)
  19. Urban fantasy novel #205 (beta reading, finished 6/19/17)
  20. Urban fantasy novel #210 (beta reading, finished 6/24/17)
  21. Mystery novel #188 (beta reading, finished 6/24/17)
  22. Science fiction novel #216 (beta reading, finished 7/10/17)
  23. Fantasy novel (beta reading, finished 8/1/17)
  24. Fantasy novel (beta reading, finished 8/17/17)
  25. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (finished 9/25/17

2016

  1. Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire (January)
  2. Senseless by Mary Burton (January)
  3. Supreme Justice by Phillip Margolin (finished 2/10/16)
  4. The Ruins by Scott Smith (finished 2/28/16)
  5. Literary fiction (beta reading, finished 3/9/16) #99
  6. The Orphan Fleet by Brendan Detzner (finished 3/21/16)
  7. Escape to Ash Island by J.H. Lucas (finished 4/5/16)
  8. Urban fantasy novel #108 (finished 4/20/16)
  9. The Bridge to Nowhere by Austin J. Bailey (finished 4/26/16)
  10. Fantasy novel #102 (finished 4/28/16)
  11. Ghost Story by Peter Straub (finished 5/16)
  12. Fantasy novel #110 (finished 5/24/16)
  13. Morning Star by Pierce Brown (finished 6/12/16)
  14. A.L.I.V.E. by R.D. Brady (finished 6/15/16)
  15. Moving Target by J.A. Jance (finished 6/23/16)
  16. Thriller novel #114 (finished 6/25/16)
  17. Contemporary fiction novel #117 (finished 7/8/16)
  18. Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey (re-read, finished 7/11/16)
  19. The Vision by Dean Koontz (finished 7/29/16)
  20. Women’s fiction novel #122 (finished 7/31/16)
  21. Pale Bricks by K.L. Stein (beta reading, finished 8/9/16)
  22. Airframe by Michael Crichton (finished 8/16)
  23. Divine Evil by Nora Roberts (finished 8/29/16)
  24. Fantasy novel #119 (beta reading, finished 9/9/16)
  25. Little Computer People by Galen Surlak-Ramsey (finished 9/17/16)
  26. The Innocent Man by John Grisham (finished 9/18/16)
  27. Science fiction novel #132 (beta reading, finished 10/5/16)
  28. Science fiction novel #134 (beta reading, finished 10/14/16)
  29. Women’s fiction novel #135 (editing, finished 10/25/16)
  30. Confrontational French by Jonny Effing Lucas (editing, finished 11/1/16)
  31. Middle-grade fantasy novel #149 (editing, finished 11/9/16)
  32. Nano by Robin Cook (finished 11/28/16)
  33. Science fiction novel #161 (finished 12/18/16)
  34. Middle-grade fantasy novel #153 (editing, finished 12/31/16)
  35. Young adult paranormal novel #157 (beta reading, finished 12/31/16)

2015

  1. The Gallery of Wonders by Marc Remus (editing, January)
  2. The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward (January)
  3. Sienna McKnight (editing, January)
  4. Backwards by Ernie Luis (short, editing, January)
  5. Hugh Howey Lives by Daniel Arthur Smith (editing, January)
  6. The Red Queen by Gibson Morales (editing, February)
  7. The Tracker by Chad Zunker (editing, finished February)
  8. The Extraordinary Adventures of Normal Norman & the Myhr of Atlantium by Tim Goehle (proofing, February)
  9. The Mage and the Magpie by Austin J. Bailey (editing, finished 3/4/15)
  10. Science fiction novel (editing, finished 3/13/15)
  11. New Sun Rising by Lindsay Edmunds (editing, finished 3/18/15)
  12. Chimera by N.J. Tanger (editing, finished 3/25/15)
  13. Post-apocalyptic novelette (editing, finished 3/31/15)
  14. World War Z by Max Brooks (finished 4/15)
  15. The Fatal Rose by J.M. Lominy (editing, finished 4/15/15)
  16. The Pearl Diver by S. Elliot Brandis (editing, finished 4/20/15)
  17. Middle grade fantasy novel (editing, finished 4/25/15)
  18. Post-apocalyptic novelette (editing, finished 4/27/15)
  19. Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay (finished 5/15)
  20. The Compass of Never Lost, The Adventurer’s Guild Book 1 (editing, finished 4/28/15)
  21. Middle grade fantasy novel (editing, finished 5/12/15)
  22. Aversion by Ernie Luis (editing, finished 5/15/15)
  23. Super heroine novel, book 2 (editing, finished 7/1/15)
  24. Middle grade fantasy novel, book 4 (editing, finished 7/31/15)
  25. Middle grade fantasy novel, book 5 (editing, finished 8/5/15)
  26. Middle grade fantasy novel, book 6 (editing, finished 8/11/15)
  27. The Time Travel Chronicles (editing, finished 8/15)
  28. Science fiction thriller, part 2 (editing, finished 8/12/15)
  29. Science fiction novel (editing, finished 8/13/15)
  30. The Killswitch by Ernie Luis (editing, finished 8/15/15)
  31. Identity Code by Katie Regan (editing, finished 8/18/15)
  32. Science fiction thriller (beta reading, finished 8/23/15)
  33. A Thousand Bones by PJ Parrish (finished 8/30/15)
  34. The Belial Library by RD Brady (editing, finished 9/8/15)
  35. Helios by N.J. Tanger (editing, finished 9/17/15)
  36. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (finished 9/26/15)
  37. Women’s fiction novel (beta reading, finished 9/28/15)
  38. Tempting the Devil by Patricia Potter (finished 10/15)
  39. Middle-grade fantasy novel, book 2 (editing, finished 10/9/15)
  40. Rescission by Ernie Luis (editing, finished 10/23/15)
  41. The Tracker by Chad Zunker (editing, new version, finished 10/23/15)
  42. The Cyborg Chronicles (editing, finished 11/7/15)
  43. Deception Point by Dan Brown (finished 11/15)
  44. Action/adventure novel (#48, editing, finished 12/14/15)
  45. Post-apocalyptic novel (beta reading, finished 12/15/15)
  46. Middle-grade fantasy novel, book 2 (#10, editing, finished 12/30/15)

2014

  1. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls (reread), finished 1/2/14
  2. World After by Susan Ee, finished 1/4/14
  3. Sand 1-5 by Hugh Howey, finished 1/9/14
  4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, finished 1/12/14
  5. Variant by Robison Wells, finished 1/16/14
  6. Feedback by Robison Wells, finished 1/17/14
  7. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (reread), finished 1/27/14
  8. The Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle, finished 1/31/14
  9. The Atlantis Plague by A.G. Riddle, finished 2/5/14
  10. Under the Blood-Red Sun by Graham Salisbury, finished 2/9/14
  11. Red Rising by Pierce Brown, finished 2/22/14
  12. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent, finished 3/2014
  13. Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix, finished 2014
  14. Among the Impostors by Margaret Peterson Haddix, finished 2014
  15. Among the Betrayed by Margaret Peterson Haddix, finished 2014
  16. Among the Barons by Margaret Peterson Haddix, finished 2014
  17. Among the Brave by Margaret Peterson Haddix, finished 2014
  18. Among the Enemy by Margaret Peterson Haddix, finished 2014
  19. Among the Free by Margaret Peterson Haddix, finished 2014
  20. The Atlantis World by A.G. Riddle, finished 8/2014
  21. The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien, finished 8/2014
  22. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, finished 8/2014
  23. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordian, finished 8/2014
  24. Throne of Fire by Rick Riordian, finished 9/2014
  25. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, finished 9/2014
  26. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn, finished 9/2014
  27. The Somali Deception by Daniel Arthur Smith (edit)
  28. The Shell Collector by Hugh Howey (beta read)
  29. Red Rising by Pierce Brown (reread)
  30. Golden Son by Pierce Brown
  31. Gems of Time by Brandon Waggle (edit)
  32. Mountain Son by L.C. Graves (edit)
  33. Auxiliary Hero Corps Book 1 by Charles Eugene Anderson
  34. Auxiliary Hero Corps Book 2 by Charles Eugene Anderson (edit)
  35. Elysian Fields by Anne Gabriels (edit)

2013

  1. Angelfall by Susan Ee, finished 1/2/13
  2. H2O by Irving Belateche, finished 1/7/13
  3. Third Shift: Pact by Hugh Howey, finished 1/15/13 (beta reading)
  4. Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts, finished 1/20/13
  5. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover, finished 1/23/13
  6. Dying of the Light by George RR Martin, finished 2/5/13
  7. The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorenson, finished 2/12/13
  8. The Hollow by Nora Roberts, finished 2/25/13
  9. Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins, finished 3/2/13
  10. Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane by Suzanne Collins, finished 3/3/13
  11. Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods by Suzanne Collins, finished 3/5/13
  12. Gregor and the Marks of Secret by Suzanne Collins, finished 3/8/13
  13. Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins, finished 3/9/13
  14. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson, finished 3/13
  15. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman, finished 4/2/13
  16. The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman, finished 4/13
  17. The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman, finished 4/13
  18. Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card, finished 5/11/13
  19. Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston, finished 5/25/13
  20. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon, finished 5/27/13
  21. Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card, finished 5/13
  22. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, finished 6/7/13
  23. Matched by Ally Condie, finished 6/13
  24. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, finished 6/20/13
  25. Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card, finished 7/4/13
  26. The Host by Stephenie Meyer, finished 7/22/13
  27. The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau, finished 8/3/13
  28. Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather, finished 8/4/13
  29. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snickett, finished 8/13
  30. Dust by Hugh Howey, finished 8/21/13 (beta reading)
  31. The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness, finished 8/25/13
  32. Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness, finished 9/13
  33. Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card, finished 9/13
  34. A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket, finished 9/13
  35. A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket, finished 9/13
  36. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion, finished 9/13
  37. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordian, finished 10/13
  38. Crossed by Ally Condie, finished 10/23/13
  39. The Redemption of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorenson, finished 10/27/13
  40. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordian, finished 11/13
  41. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordian, finished 11/16/13
  42. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordian, finished 11/24/13
  43. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordian, finished 12/1/13
  44. Reached by Ally Condie, finished 12/13
  45. The Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordian, finished 12/8/13
  46. The Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordian, finished 12/12/13
  47. The Heroes of Olympus: The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordian, finished 12/13
  48. The Kill Order by James Dashner, finished 12/13
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