What I’m Reading in 2020


I managed a slim 57 books read last year. As I’ve bemoaned many times in the past few years, there was a time when I devoured books in the triple digits. Tired eyes and other projects have cut into that number, but I’m still on pace to read 52 books this year, which is my goal every cycle…

This year I will be doing considerable amounts of research for some important projects I have in the works, and I expect my reading list will reflect that.

This is my eleventh year tracking the books I read online. It’s been a fantastic exercise and, to be honest, a lot of fun for me to go back and look at the works that have been a part of my journey.

As always, if you’re an author or publisher that would be interested in me reviewing your works, you can email me via bob (at) occultdetective (dot) com

1. John Constantine, Hellblazer: All His Engines by Mike Carey & Leonardo Manco
2. Twilight of the Gods by Scott Oden
3. Crusade of Fire: Mystical Tales of the Knights Templar edited by Katherine Kurtz
4. On Crusade: More Tales of the Knights Templar edited by Katherine Kurtz
5. Barbarian Life Vol 2 by Roy Thomas
6. The Frances Slocum Trail by Otho Winger
7. The Lost Sister Among the Miamis by Otho Winger
8. The Last of the Miamis by Otho Winger
9. The Miami Indians of Indiana by Stewart Rafert
10. Secret Cipher of the UFOnauts by Allen Greenfield
11. Secret Rituals of the Men in Black by Allen Greenfield
12. Torah and Nondualism by James Cumming
13. Miami Indian Stories by Chief Godfroy
14. Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount by Matthew Mercer
15. Dark Hollow by Brian Keene
16. Ghost Walk by Brian Keene
17. The Last of the Albatwitches by Brian Keene
18. Deryni Rising by Katherine Kurtz
19. The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly Palmer Hall
20. Amiculus: A Secret History by Travis Horseman & Giancarlo Caracuzzo
21. The Poetic Edda: A Study Guide by Noah Tetzner
22. Strange Trips: Science, Culture, & the Regulation of Drugs by Lucas Richert
23. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, adapted by Leah Moore & John Reppion
24. The Fortean Times Paranormal Handbook
25. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
26. The Conan Companion by Richard Toogood
27. Aleister Crowley – Revolt of the Magicians by Lon Milo DuQuette and James Bratkowsky
28. Dune: Adventures in the Imperium / Beta Test / by Modiphius
29. Hammer of the Gods by Stephen Davis
30. Star Fleet Battle Cadet Training Handbook
31. Uncle Fester’s Practical LSD Manufacture
32. Acid Dreams by Martin Lee & Bruce Shlain
33. Psilocybin Mushrooms by David Nature
34. Hellboy The Roleplaying Game Quickstart Manual
35. The Moon Book: Lunar Magic to Change Your Life by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener
36. Back Issue vol 1 no 121 – “Conan and the Barbarians”
37. Time Out of Time: Beyond the Door by Maureen Doyle McQueery
38. Hasan-i-Sabah: Assassin by James Wasserman
39. Rime of the Frostmaiden by Wizards of the Coast
40. Dragon of Icespire Peak by Wizards of the Coast
41. Svilland by Dream Realm Storytellers
42. Svilland: South Sea by Dream Realm Storytellers
43. Svilland: Into the Wolf’s Maw by Dream Realm Storytellers
44. The Invisible College by RPGPundit
45. Trudvang Adventures Hero Companion (Beta)
46. Angels & Archangels: A Magician’s Guide by Damien Echols
47. The Wanderer’s Havamal by Jackson Crawford
48. Centralia by Keene, Quinn, Bunn, Hicks, Cesare, & Amodio
49. Constantine: Hellblazer — Reasons to be Cheerful by Mike Carey
50. Mysterious Creatures: a Guide to Cryptozoology by George M. Eberhart
51. The Magic of Melatonin by Dr. Jan-Dirk Fauteck
52. Galdrbok by Nathan J. Johnson and Robert J. Wallis
53. Conan the Barbarian (RPG) by Modiphius
54. Conan the Pirate (RPG) by Modiphius
55. Conan: The Book of Skelos (RPG) by Modiphius
56. Conan: Nameless Cults (RPG) by Modiphius
57. The Wise Friend by Ramsey Campbell
58. The Hexecutioner 4: The Devil’s Apprentice by William Massa

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