2020 Reading

The books I am currently reading or have read in 2020. Periodically updated as we move through the year.



The Lew Griffin SeriesJames Sallis
The Long-Legged Fly
Black Hornet
Eye of the Cricket
Ghost of a Flea

Why is James Sallis not a household name? Probably the fickle nature of the publishing business. I’ve read tons of noir over the years and had never heard of this author until late 2019 when Soho released the entire Lew Griffin series in paperback. Sallis is a noir master.

I’m not sure I’ll ever be the same after reading this series. I’m sure I shouldn’t be the same after reading this series.


Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA’s Spytechs, from Communism to al-Qaeda – Wallace, Melton, Schlesinger… with brief appearances by Tenet and other nefarious characters
Extreme Ownership – Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, in progress
Stillness is the Key – Ryan Holiday, in progress