Recently I asked the author about what he was reading. Johnson's reply:
I’m catching up on a lot of things, but the top of the nightstand is Scott Phillips’s Rake, I like to check in with him periodically just because his books and voice are so damn funny. Then I’ve got Miracle Boy and Other Stories by Pinckney Benedict who wrote Dogs of God and who I consider to be one of the unsung godfathers of the current rural, tough-guy clan of authors out there like Donald Ray Pollock, Frank Bill, Benjamin Whitmer, and Jon Bassoff.Learn more about the author and his work at Craig Johnson's website.
Then we hit a stratum of Alaska recommended literature since I was up there fishing and had a few of the guides give me some of their favorites such as Skeletons on the Zahara, the true story of these New England sailors who crashed on the coast of Africa and were sold into slavery and Ada Blackjack, this wonderful book by Jennifer Niven about the sole survivor of an Arctic expedition back in the twenties.