Ronald’s Leeslijst

Ronald’s Leeslijst 2019

Hanna Jameson’s “The Last”

Ben H. Winters’ “Golden State”

Karen Thompson Walker’s “The Dreamers”

Francesco Dimitri’s “The Book of Hidden Things”

John Connolly’s “The Wolf in Winter”

Ronald’s Leeslijst 2018

John Connolly’s “The Wrath of Angels”

John Connolly’s “The Burning Soul”

Guy Bolton’s “The Syndicate”

John Connolly’s “The Whisperers”

John Connolly’s “The Lovers”

Iain Reid’s “Foe”

John Connolly’s “The Reapers”

John Connolly’s “The Unquiet”

John Connolly’s “The Black Angel”

John Connolly’s “The White Road”

John Connolly’s “The Killing Kind”

John Connolly’s “Dark Hollow”

John Connolly’s “Every Dead Thing”

Kealan Patrick Burke’s “Blanky”

Joseph Knox’s “The Smiling Man”

Alma Katsu’s “The Hunger”

Joe R. Lansdale’s “Hell’s Bounty”

Andy Davidson’s “In the Valley of the Sun”

Tom Sweterlitsch’s “The Gone World”

Ronald Malfi’s “We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone”

Matt Ruff’s “Lovecraft Country”

Thomas Mullen’s “Lightning Men”

Ronald’s Leeslijst 2017

Duane Swierczynski’s “Revolver”

Philip Fracassi’s “Sacculina”

Donald Ray Pollock’s “The Heavenly Table”

Edgar Cantero’s “Meddling Kids”

Ronald Malfi’s “Bone White”

S.P. Miskowski’s “Knock Knock”

Thomas Mullen’s “Dark Town”

Mason Cross’ “The Killing Season”

Bill Beverly’s “Dodgers”

Joseph Knox’s “Sirens”

JoAnn Chaney’s “What You Don’t Know”

Guy Bolton’s “The Pictures”

Ezekiel Boone’s “The Hatching”

Joe R. Lansdale’s “Sunset and Sawdust”

Aaron Dries’ “Where the Dead Go to Die”

Ronald’s Leeslijst 2016

“The Language of Dying” by Sarah Pinborough

“The Suicide Motor Club” by Christopher Buehlman

“Disappearance at Devil’s Rock” by Paul Tremblay

“New Pompeii” by Daniel Godfrey

“Dark Matter” by Blake Crouch

“The Night Parade” by Ronald Malfi

“Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” by Caitlin Doughty

“Your Resting Place” by David Towsey

“Your Servants and Your People” by David Towsey

“Your Brother’s Blood” by David Towsey

“The End of the World Running Club” by Adrian J. Walker

“The Ghosts of Sleath” by James Herbert

“Black Eyed Susans” by Julia Heaberlin

“The Last Days of Jack Sparks” by Jason Arnopp

“The Island” by Olivia Levez

“World of Trouble” by Ben H. Winters

“Countdown City” by Ben H. Winters

“The Last Policeman” by Ben H. Winters

“The Last Days of Jack Sparks” by Jason Arnopp

“More of Me” by Kathryn Evans

“Time Travelling with a Hamster” by Ross Welford

“Will the Sun Ever Come Out Again?” by Nate Southard

“The Six-Gun Tarot” by R.S. Belcher

“Freezer Burn” by Joe R. Lansdale

“Dog Days” by Joe McKinney

“Wolf by Wolf” by Ryan Graudin

Ronald’s Leeslijst 2015

“A Fine Dark Line” by Joe R. Lansdale

“The Big Blow” by Joe R. Lansdale

“Leather Maiden” by Joe R. Lansdale

“Gratitude” by Oliver Sacks

“Rules for a Knight” by Ethan Hawke

“Daughters unto Devils” by Amy Lukavics

“Solomon Creed” by Simon Toyne

“Positive” by David Wellington

“Keepers” by Gary Braunbeck

“Survivor” by Tom Hoyle

“Spiders” by Tom Hoyle

“Thirteen” by Tom Hoyle

“Bone Jack” by Sara Crowe

“Little Girls” by Ronald Malfi

“Waiting for Doggo” by Mark Mills

“This Dark Road to Mercy” by Wiley Cash

“The Dogs” by Allan Stratton

“Clickers” by J.F. Gonzalez

“The Wild Beyond” by Piers Torday

“The Dark Wild” by Piers Torday

“The Last Wild” by Piers Torday

“The Honours” by Tim Clare

“The Death House” by Sarah Pinborough

“Cold in July” by Joe R. Lansdale

Ronald’s Leeslijst 2014

“Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel

“Redheads” by Jonathan Moore

“The Year of the Storm” by John Mantooth

“Ink” by Damien Walters Grintalis

“Wanted” by Emlyn Rees

“Pillar’s Fall” by Ben Larken

“The Fury” by Alexander Gordon Smith

“Andromeda’s Fall” by William C. Dietz

“Runner” by Patrick Lee

“December Park” by Ronald Malfi

“Outpost” by Anne Aguirre

“Enclave” by Anne Aguirre

“Unrest” by Michelle Harrison

“A Place for Sinners” by Aaron Dries

“Trashland a Go-Go” by Constance Ann Fitzgerald

“The Bottoms” by Joe R. Lansdale

“Rage Within” by Jeyn Roberts

“The Girl with All the Gifts” by M.R. Carey

“The Thicket” by Joe R. Lansdale

Ronald’s 2013 Reading List

“The Ghost Hunters” by Neil Spring

“Cradle Lake” by Ronald Malfi

“Gun Machine” by Warren Ellis

“The Troupe” by Robert Jackson Bennett

“Deadman’s Road” by Joe R. Lansdale

“Weaponized” by Nicholas Mennuti and David Guggenheim

“Pure Hate” by Wrath James White

“The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter” by Malcolm MacKay

“Monster” by Dave Zeltserman

“Video Night” by Adam Cesare

“The Executioner” by Chris Carter

“The Crucifix Killer” by Chris Carter

A promising start to a new brutal detective series starring LA detective Robert Hunter. I have to admit that I wasn’t sure I was going to like the book as I started reading it but even though I wasn’t sure I found myself flipping page after page after page. The writing is a bit off in the beginning but Carter expertly put in quite a few tense moments at exactly the right time and there are a few twists and turns that you don’t see coming. Above all, I thought the characters were very enjoyable. I started reading Chris Carter’s second book, “The Executioner”, right after “The Crucifix Killer” and I can safely say that each new Robert Hunter release will grace our shelves from now on. The perfect thriller for this summer!

“Point & Shoot” by Duane Swierczynski

The Charlie Hardie trilogy comes full circle in this follow-up to “Fun & Games” and “Hell & Gone”. A splash of Bourne, a dash of Bond, a pinch of Tarantino, and a whole lot of Charlie Hardie were the ingredients of this perfect cocktail. I guzzled it down and wanted to call for another only to find out I just missed last call. This trilogy was a fantastic ride that I did not want to come to an end.

“The Fallen Boys” by Aaron Dries

I couldn’t help myself after reading “House of Sighs”, I just had to read Dries’ second book, “The Fallen Boys”, to see if it would be better than his debut. After having finished it I can only come to the conclusion that Aaron Dries is climbing up the ranks in the horror genre with astonishing speed. The writing is superb. The story draws you in, spins you around, and then proceeds to spit you back out in the deepest darkest well of despair. “The Fallen Boys” takes the reader on a haunting and devastating journey that is definitely not for the faint of heart.

“House of Sighs” by Aaron Dries

A great new debut in the horror genre from Australian writer Aaron Dries. The characters are developed very well through the use of multiple perspectives, thoughts and flashbacks without hurting the pacing of the story. You’ll find yourself racing to the bloody finish while looking over your shoulder. Pick up “House of Sighs” and start counting…

“Inferno” by Dan Brown

Classic Langdon albeit much better than his last outing, “The Lost Symbol”. Langdon stumbles into dangerous situations, puzzles and genius sidekicks while being chased by a string of dangerous adversaries among which the girl with the dragon tattoo it seems. He throws in a couple of unexpected twists and turns and keeps you guessing while relaying the scenery and the history of the cities in extraordinary detail. If anything, it makes me want to go to Florence this summer but I’ll leave behind the Lonely Planet travel guide and take Dan Brown’s “Inferno” instead.

“The Hoard” by Alan Ryker

A classic creature feature with a great and original concept. Considering today’s waste problem and the reality TV show “Hoarders” this couldn’t have come at a better time. By the time you finish the book you may think twice about getting a cat an you’ll probably keep your house extra clean from then on.

“The Wrong Man” by Jason Dean

Fans of “The Fugitive” will find exactly what they’re looking for in “The Wrong Man”. Leading character James Bishop jumps from the pages and hits you right in the solar plexus.

“The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker

Beautifully written coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of a present-day apocalyptic event. It’s always a good sign when you just don’t want a book to end. “The Age of Miracles” could have gone on and on and on for me. With a hint of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and a dash of “The Lovely Bones”, “The Age of Miracles” manages to stand out on its own merits.

“Every Shallow Cut” by Tom Piccirilli

“The Candle Man” by Alex Scarrow

Alex Scarrow takes the Jack the Ripper legend and makes it his own in this all too plausible retelling of the passing of events in the Whitechapel district in 1888. Alex Scarrow uses real dates and names, which is what makes the book all the more interesting. Even though I thought I knew how everything played out back in the day and I knew of several conspiracy theories surrounding the murders, Scarrow still managed to present his original ideas so that I started seeing the case in a whole new light.

“When She Woke” by Hillary Jordan

A sensational second book by Hillary Jordan full of thought-provoking ideas and at the same time reminiscent of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic “The Scarlet Letter”. “When She Woke” shows the reader a dystopian future overflowing with questions of morality, religion and sexuality. This book could even start a feisty discussion in a book club of one.

“Ragnarok” by Jeremy Robinson

Another fine addition to the Chess Team series by Jeremy Robinson. Although I have to admit “Threshold” still holds the crown out of the current series of four, this one sits nicely alongside “Instinct”. Other dimensions, dire wolves, nazi science experiments and lots and lots of guns.

Ronald’s 2012 Reading List

Ronald’s 2011 Reading List

Ronald’s 2010 Reading List

Ronald’s 2009 Reading List