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My guest on the podcast today is regular Ryan Fitzpatrick, co-creator of the #95books reading challenge, and we talk about our reading in 2019, reading in general, and plans for 2020.

Ryan’s website contains his reading list for 2019, and all of the other years we’ve been doing the #95books challenge.

My list of books read in 2019 appears further down this page, below the podcast. I have redacted a number of them, primarily because I will regularly read unpublished manuscripts and I don’t want to share/leak information about them that might have an impact on a publisher’s eventual marketing plan.

My 2019 Reading List

  1. In Transit (Alison McFarland)
  2. Turning Pro (Steven Pressfield)
  3. Experimental Film (Gemma Files)
  4. Cellar (Anthony Etherin)
  5. Ark Land (Scott A. Ford)
  6. Rouge (Adrian de Leon)
  7. The Ritualites (Michael Nardone)
  8. What the Poets are Doing: Canadian Poets in Conversation (ed. Rob Taylor)
  9. Giants’ Well (Scott A. Ford)
  10. Publish.Promote.Profit. (Rob Kosberg)
  11. The Spirit of Science Fiction (Roberto Bolaño)
  12. The Living and the Dead (Jason)
  13. Infinite Universe (Steven Kaul & Lyndon Radchenka)
  14. Lincoln in the Bardo (George Saunders)
  15. The Total Money Makeover (Dave Ramsey)
  16. ProBlogger (Darren Rowse & Chris Garrett)
  17. The Lost Cosmonauts (Ken Hunt)
  18. Elevation (Stephen King)
  19. On the Count of None (Allison Chisholm)
  20. Correspondent (Dominique Bernier-Cormier)
  21. Sinners Dance (Darrell Epp)
  22. Scrum (Jeff Sutherland & J. J. Sutherland)
  23. The 7 P’s of Publishing Success (Mark Leslie Lefebvre)
  24. The Migration (Helen Marshall)
  25. Refuse: CanLit in Ruins (eds. Hannah McGregor, Julie Rak, and Erin Wunker)
  26. [Redacted]
  27. Some of us and most of you are dead (Peter Norman)
  28. The Homecoming (Andrew Pyper)
  29. I Am a Body of Land (Shannon Webb-Campbell)
  30. Exhibit (Paul Zits)
  31. Goodbye Horses (Nathanial G. Moore)
  32. Grendel Omnibus 2 (Matt Wagner)
  33. The One Thing (Gary Keller with Jay Papasan)
  34. The Artist’s Journey (Steven Pressfield)
  35. Digital Minimalism (Cal Newport)
  36. Collapsible (Tim Conley)
  37. Your First 1000 Copies (Tim Grahl)
  38. Running Down a Dream (Tim Grahl)
  39. When I Arrived at the Castle (Emily Carroll)
  40. Dunk Tank (Kayla Czaga)
  41. Free to Focus (Michael Hyatt)
  42. It’s a Big Deal! (Dina Del Bucchia)
  43. My Heart Is a Rose Manhattan (Nikki Reimer)
  44. Supermarket (Bobby Hall)
  45. Learning to Love a River (Michael Minor)
  46. Will I See? (David Alexander Robertson, GMB Chomichuk, Iskwé & Erin Leslie)
  47. 7 Generations (David Alexander Robertson & Scott B. Henderson)
  48. Love in the Chthulucene (Cthulhucene) (Natalee Caple)
  49. Book Launch Blueprint (Tim Grahl)
  50. How to Market a Book (Joanna Penn)
  51. The Laws of the Skies (Grégoire Courtois)
  52. How to Make a Living with Your Writing (Joanna Penn)
  53. Fear Not (Maurice Mierau)
  54. The Loneliness Machine (Aaron Giovannone)
  55. The Nonnets (Aaron Giovannone)
  56. I Become a Delight to My Enemies (Sara Peters)
  57. Cursed Objects (Jason Christie)
  58. Red Earth (GMB Chomichuk, Andraea Sartison, Rick Chafe, & Kristian Jordan)
  59. Twitch Force (Michael Redhill)
  60. All Day I Dream About Sirens (Domenica Martinello)
  61. Nobody Wants to Read Your Shit (Steven Pressfield)
  62. Cari Mora (Thomas Harris)
  63. Lanny (Max Porter)
  64. Romulus + Remus 1 (Scott A. Ford)
  65. Romulus + Remus 2 (Scott A. Ford)
  66. Grief Is the Thing with Feathers (Max Porter)
  67. Moon Was a Feather (Scott Nolan)
  68. Obits. (Tess Liem)
  69. Port of Being (Shazia Hafiz Ramji)
  70. St. Boniface Elegies (Catherine Hunter)
  71. Aperture (Derek Beaulieu)
  72. High Performance Habits (Brendon Burchard)
  73. Company of One (Paul Jarvis)
  74. Motel of the Opposable Thumbs (Stuart Ross)
  75. The Inflatable Life (Mark Laba)
  76. I Could Have Pretended to Be Better Than You (Jay MillAr)
  77. Uzumaki (Junji Ito)
  78. Gyo (Junji Ito)
  79. Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon (Matt Fraction & David Aja)
  80. Maze (Hugh Thomas)
  81. Cluster (Souvankham Thammavongsa)
  82. Live Ones (Sadie McCarney)
  83. The Elem:ents (Nan:loz) (Erín Moure)
  84. Email Marketing Guide (ConvertKit)
  85. Stand Back, Don’t Fear the Change (Nick Admussen)
  86. Tomie (Junji Ito)
  87. NDN Coping Mechanisms: Notes from the Field (Billy-Ray Belcourt)
  88. The Odyssey (Ken Hunt)
  89. Romans/Snowmare (Cam Scott)
  90. Treaty # (Armand Garnet Ruffo)
  91. The Undying (Anne Boyer)
  92. 77 Fragments of a Familiar Ruin (Thomas King)
  93. My Friend Dahmer (Derf Backderf)
  94. Disintegrate/Dissociate (Arielle Twist)
  95. Pressure Cooker Love Bomb (Sharanpal Ruprai)
  96. Curb Angels (Christopher Ducharme & Lisa Mendis)
  97. Atomic Habits (James Clear)
  98. Love & Surgery (Victor Enns)
  99. A halt, which is empty (rob mclennan)
  100. A Cemetery for Holes (Tom Prime & Gary Barwin)
  101. Soft Power (Stewart Cole)
  102. Doubt 1 (Yoshiki Tonogai)
  103. Doubt 2 (Yoshiki Tonogai)
  104. Gideon Falls 1: The Black Barn (Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, Dave Stewart)
  105. Gideon Falls 2: Original Sins (Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, Dave Stewart)
  106. Gideon Falls 3: Stations of the Cross (Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, Dave Stewart)
  107. Spawn Origins Collection 1 (Todd McFarlane et al)
  108. Spawn Origins Collection 2 (Todd McFarlane et al)
  109. Spawn Origins Collection 3 (Todd McFarlane et al)
  110. Spawn Origins Collection 4 (Todd McFarlane et al)
  111. No Fail Meetings (Michael Hyatt)
  112. The Bestiary (Dennis Cooley)
  113. Alien III screenplay (William Gibson)
  114. Cold-Press Moon (Dennis Cooley)
  115. Mr. Higgins Comes Homes (Mike Mignola & Warwick Johnson-Cadwell)
  116. Spawn: Godslayer (Brian Holguin, Jay Anacleto, LAN Medina, and Brian Haberlin)
  117. Absolute Carnage #1-5 (Danny Cates, Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin)
  118. Little Bird (Darcy Van Poelgeest, Ian Bertram, and Matt Hollingsworth)
  119. Judge 1 (Yoshiki Tonogai)
  120. Judge 2 (Yoshiki Tonogai)
  121. Judge 3 (Yoshiki Tonogai)
  122. Judge 4 (Yoshiki Tonogai)
  123. Judge 5 (Yoshiki Tonogai)
  124. Judge 6 (Yoshiki Tonogai)
  125. The Dreaming 1 (Neil Gaiman, Simon Spurrier, Bilquis Evely, Mat Lopes)
  126. Lucifer 1 (Neil Gaiman, Dan Watters, Max Fiumara, Sebastian Fiumara, Dave McCaig)
  127. House of Whispers 1 (Neil Gaiman, Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters, Dominike Stanton, John Rauch)
  128. Are the Rivers in Your Poems Real (Moez Surani)
  129. A Mysterious Humming Noise (Howard White)
  130. Mad Long Emotion (Ben Ladouceur)
  131. A Very Special Episode (Nathan Dueck)
  132. Books of Magic 1 (Neil Gaiman, Kat Howard, Tom Fowler, & Jordan Boyd)
  133. Venom 1 (Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, Iban Coello, & Joshua Cassara)
  134. Venom 2 (Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, Iban Coello, & Joshua Cassara)
  135. Wonder Woman: Dead Earth 1 (Daniel Warren Johnson with Mike Spicer)
  136. Head Lopper 1 (Andrew Maclean with Mike Spicer)
  137. On Writing (Stephen King)
  138. 21 Insights for 21st Century Creatives (Mark McGuinness)
  139. Crawl Space (Jesse Jacobs)
  140. Head Lopper 2 (Andrew Maclean with Jordie Bellaire)
  141. Head Lopper 3 (Andrew Maclean with Jordie Bellaire)
  142. She Wolf 1 (Rich Tommaso)
  143. She Wolf 2 (Rich Tommaso) 
  144. Beowulf (Santíago Garcia and David Rubín)
  145. Words for Pictures (Brian Michael Bendis)

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