Here is a look at what I’ve
been reading.

Last updated SEP 30, 2019

 

 
 

2019

The Immortalists - Chloe Benjamin
If Beale Street Could Talk
- James Baldwin
There There - Tommy Orange
This Will Only Hurt a Little - Busy Phillips
The Gulf - Belle Boggs
Fame Adjacent - Sarah Skilton
Conversations with Friends - Sally Rooney
Lights All Night Long - Lydia Fitzpatrick
The Late Bloomer’s Club - Louise Miller
The Children - Ann Leary
Normal People - Sally Rooney
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. - Adelle Waldmen
Self-Portrait with Boy - T Kira Madden
So Much Blue - Percival Everett
How to Date Men when You Hate Men - Blythe Robertson
When Katie Met Cassidy - Camille Perri
Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan
Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words - David Whyte
Heart Berries - Terese Marie Mailhot
Girl Meets Boy - Ali Smith

The World of Normal Boys - K.M. Soehnlein
Fleishman is in Touble
- Taffy-Brodesser-Akner
All the Water in the World -
Karen Raney
Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion
- Jia Tolentino
Raw: My Journey into the Wu
- Lamont U-God Hawkins
No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters
- Ursula K. Le Guin
The Glitch - Elizabeth Cohen
My Life on the Road - Gloria Steinham
Arbitrary Stupid Goal - Tamara Shopsin
The Vacationers - Emma Straub
Vampires in the Lemon Grove - Karen Russell
The Flight Portfolio - Julie Orringer
Evening in Paradise: More Stories - Lucia Berlin
Troubling Love - Elena Ferrante
Shadow Tag - Louise Erdrich
People Who Knew Me - Kim Hooper
Summer of ‘69’ - Elin Hilderbrand
There’s a Word for That - Sloane Tanen
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
The Gifted School - Bruce Holsinger
The Golden State - Lydia Kiesling

 

 
 

2018

The Night in Question - Tobias Wolff
The Mandela Plot - Kenneth Bonert
Innocents & Others - Dana Spiotta
The Perfect Nanny - Leila Slimani
The Mars Room - Rachel Kushner
The French Girl - Lexie Elliott
Motherhood - Sheila Heti
The High Season - June Blundell
I Will Be Complete: A Memoir - Glen David Gold
My Sunshine Away - M.O. Walsh
Fruit of the Drunken Tree - Ingrid Rojas Contreras
The Days of Abandonment - Elena Ferrante
All About Love - Bell Hooks
New York 2140 - Kim Stanley Robinson
Jaws - Peter Benchley
A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories - Lucia Berlin
Geek Love - Katherine Dunn
Unclaimed Baggage - Jen Doll
The Upside of Unrequited - Becky Albertalli
Crudo - Olivia Laing
The Real Lolita - Sally Weinman
Leaving Atlanta - Tayari Jones
The Starboard Sea - Amber Dermont
I Await the Devil's Coming - Mary MacLane
The Wildlands - Abby Geni
Skippy Dies - Paul Murray
The Interestings - Meg Wolitzer
The Incendiaries - R. O. Kwon
My Brilliant Friend - Elena Ferrante
The Story of a New Name - Elena Ferrante
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay - Elena Ferrante
The Story of the Lost Child - Elena Ferrante
Severance - Ling Ma
Catcher Caught - Sarah Honenberger
The Witch Elm - Tana French
The Reckonings - Lacy M. Johnson
Far From the Tree - Robin Benway
The Library Book - Susan Orlean
The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas
Men We Reaped - Jesmyn Ward
Where the Dead Sit Talking - Brandon Hobson
Swimming Lessons - Claire Fuller
Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
The Only Story - Julien Barnes
Greyhound - Steffan Piper

Too Much and Not in the Mood - Durga Chew-Bose
Priestdaddy
- Patricia Lockwood
Dark Matter
- Blake Crouch
The Nowhere Girls - Amy Reed
Exit West - Mohsin Hamid
The Bone Clocks - David Mitchell
The Love Song of Johnny Valentine - Teddy Wayne
Black Swan Green - David Mitchell
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves - Karen Joy Fowler
This Is How It Always Is - Laurie Frankel
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
Salvage the Bones - Jesmyn Ward
Everything Here is Beautiful - Mira Lee
Elmet - Fiona Mozley
The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes
The Power - Naomi Aiderman
The Round House - Louise Erdrich
Future Home of the Living God - Louise Erdrich
The Mothers - Brit Bennett
I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death - Maggie O’Farrell
A Plague of Doves - Louise Erdrich
Tangerine - Christine Mangan
The Trauma Cleaners - Sarah Krasnostein
Rules of Civility - Amor Towles
Life and Fate - Vasily Grossman
On Writing - A Memoir of the Craft, Stephen King
Robin - Dave Itzkoff*
Emergency Contact - Mary H. K. Choi
We Are Okay - Nina LaCour
Reservoir 13 - Jon McGregor
And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I was Ready - Meaghan O’Connell
Feel Free - Zadie Smith
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind- Yuval Noah Harari
How to Make a Human Being: A Body of Evidence - Christopher Potter
We Need to Talk - Celeste Headlee
Nutshell - Ian McEwan
I Can't Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street - Matt Taibbi
Before and Again - Barbara Delinsky
Tell the Machine Goodnight - Katie Williams
Choose Your Own Disaster - Dana Schwartz
Social Creature - Tara Isabella Burton
Alligator Candy - David Kushner
An American Marriage - Tayari Jones
Indecent - Corrine Sullivan
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel - Alexander Chee

 

 
 

2017

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward - Mark Lukach
The Keeper of Lost Things - Ruth Hogan
Transit - Rachel Cusk
Drinking: A Love Story - Caroline Knapp
City of Dark Magic (City of Lost Dreams, #1) - Magnus Flyte
City of Lost Dreams (City of Dark Magic, #2) - Magnus Flyte
Sing, Unburied, Sing - Jesmyn Ward
Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng
Goodbye Vitamin - Rachel Khong
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark
Sourdough - Robin Sloan
Outline - Rachel Cusk
Woman No. 17 - Edan Lepucki
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking - Susan Cain
Rubyfruit Jungle - Rita Mae Brown
Sweetbitter - Stephanie Danler
We Are All Stardust - Stefan Klein
White Tears - Hari Kunzru
We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Art of Fielding - Chad Harbach
The Opposite of Everyone - Joshilyn Jackson
The Long Goodbye - Meghan O’Rourke


Call Me by Your Name - André Aciman
In a Lonely Place - Dorothy B. Hughes
Lincoln in the Bardo - George Saunders
Infinite Ground - Martin Macinnes
Made for Love - Alisa Nutting
What is Not Yours is Not Yours - Helen Oyeyemi
Turtles All the Way Down - John Green
Landmarks - Robert McFarlane
Magpie Murders - Anthony Horowitz
Pond - Clair-Louise Bennett
A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara
A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman
The Rules Do Not Apply - Ariel Levy
The Mother of All Questions - Rebecca Solnit
Before the Fall - Noah Hawley
Giving up America - Pearl Abraham
Swamplandia! - Karen Russell
Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Innocents and Others - Dana Spiotta
The Braindead Megaphone - George Saunders
The Collected Stories - Grace Paley