2023

  • Self Help // Lorrie Moore
  • The Chaos Machine: The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World // Max Fisher
  • Enchanted April // Elizabeth von Arnim

2022

  • Let Me Tell You What I Mean // Joan Didion
  • Stone Fruit // Lee Lan
  • We Had a Little Real Estate Problem:The Unheralded Story of Native Americans & Comedy // Kliph Nesteroff
  • Everybody: A Book About Freedom // Olivia Laing
  • On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Restraint // Maggie Nelson
  • Harrow // Joy Williams
  • Nobody is Talking About This // Patricia Lockwood
  • Far From the Madding Crowd // Thomas Hardy
  • I Never Promised You a Rose Garden // Mannie Murphy
  • Woman Running in the Mountains // Yūko Tsushima
  • Alay-Oop // William Gropper
  • The End of Forgetting: Growing Up With Social Media // Kate Eichhorn
  • Index Cards // Moyra Davey
  • Tess of the d'Urbervilles // Thomas Hardy
  • Crying in H Mart // Michelle Zauner
  • Sleepless Nights // Elizabeth Hardwick
  • Exit West // Mohsin Hamid
  • Chilean Poet // Alejandro Zama
  • Colours // Sheila Heti
  • Life After Life // Kate Atkinson
  • Half Broke Horses // Jeannette Walls (mom book)
  • Interior Chinatown: A Novel // Charles Yu
  • Queen of the Ring // Jaime Hernandez
  • Life After Life // Kate Atkinson
  • Fidelity // Susan Glaspell
  • A Visit From the Goon Squad // Jennifer Egan
  • Anna Karenina // Tolstoy
  • Memed, My Hawk // Yaşar Kema

2021

  • How to Think // Alan Jacobs
  • The Library Book // Susan Orlean
  • The Magic Mountain // Thomas Mann
  • Dancing After Ten // Vivian Chong
  • Wild Minds // Reid Mitenbuler
  • Minor Feelings // Cathy Park Hong
  • Mexican Gothic // Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • A Swim in a Pond in the Rain // George Saunders
  • Birds of America: Stories // Lorrie Moore
  • The Lying Life of Adults // Elena Ferrante
  • Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life // Yiyun Li
  • Parable of the Sower // Octavia Butler
  • Two Serious Ladies // Jane Bowles
  • The Arab of the Future // Riad Sattouf
  • Portrait of a Drunk // Ruppert & Mulot
  • The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye // Sonny Liew
  • When Watched // Leopoldine Core
  • Ducks, Newburyport // Lucy Ellman
  • Eight Lane Runaways // Henry McCausland
  • The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination // Sarah Schulman
  • The Seas // Samantha Hunt
  • Madame Bovary // Gustave Flaubert, Lydia Davis translation
  • The Secret to Superhuman Strength // Alison Bechdel
  • The Story of a New Name // Elena Ferrante (reread)
  • Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay // Elena Ferrante
  • The Story of the Lost Child // Elena Ferrante

GUH another tough year for reading booooooooo

2020

  • Trust Exercise // Susan Choi
  • The Diver's Game // Jesse Ball
  • Girl, Woman, Other // Bernadine Evaristo
  • The Hard Tomorrow // Eleanor Davis
  • Bttm Fdrs // Ezra Claytah + Ben Passmore
  • Open Borders: The Science & Ethics of Immigration // Bryan Caplan + Zack Weinersmith
  • The Season: A Social History of the Debutante // Kristen Richardson
  • Inside Out: A Memoir // Demi Moore (audiobook)
  • Miss Jane // Brad Watson

HOOOOOOO 2020 IS A TOUGH YEAR FOR ME BOOK-WISE WTF ATTENTION SPAN SHOT AND I JUST DON'T READ LIKE I USED TO

  • A Moveable Feast // Ernest Hemingway
  • The Summer Book // Tove Jansson
  • The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks // Toni Tipton-Martin
  • Everything She Touched: The Life of Ruth Asawa // Marilyn Chase
  • A Confederacy of Dunces // John Kennedy Toole
  • Wuthering Heights // Emily Bronte
  • Jane Eyre // Charlotte Bronte
  • Rusty Brown // Chris Ware
  • Sense & Sensibility // Jane Austen
  • American Bloomsbury // Susan Cheever
  • Breaking Bread With the Dead // Alan Jacobs

2019

  • Listen to the Marriage // John Jay Osborn, Jr
  • 20th Century Boy // Duncan Hannah
  • Amateur // Thomas Page McBee
  • Barracoon // Zora Neale Hurston
  • The Jungle // Upton Sinclair
  • Digital Minimalism // Cal Newport
  • Patch // John McPhee
  • The Haunting of Tram Car 015 // P. Djéli Clark
  • Hotdog Taste Test // Lisa Hanawalt
  • If On a Winter's Night a Traveler // Italo Calvino
  • The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays // Esmé Weijun Wang
  • Normal People // Sally Rooney
  • The Incendiaries // R.O. Kwon
  • On a Sunbeam // Tillie Walden
  • How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy // Jenny Odell
  • Exhalation // Ted Chiang
  • French Exit // Patrick deWitt
  • The Castle on Sunset // Shawn Levy
  • The Last Boat Out of Shanghai // Helen Zia
  • Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem // Dapper Dan
  • Life Will Be the Death of Me (audiobook) // Chelsea Handler
  • My Sister the Serial Killer // Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • Educated // Tara Westover
  • Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest // Hanif Abdurraqib
  • Essays After Eighty // Donald Hall
  • Gone Dead // Chanelle Benz
  • East of Eden // John Steinbeck
  • Mr. Know-It-All (audiobook) // John Waters
  • On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous // Ocean Vuong
  • This Woman's Work // Julie Delporte
  • Dominicana // Angie Cruz
  • The Structure is Rotten, Comrade // Viken Berberian & Yann Kebbi
  • Heating and Cooling // Beth Ann Fennelly
  • The Dutch House // Ann Patchett
  • Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead // Olga Tokarczuk
  • Reasons to Be Cheerful // Nina Stibbe
  • Hot Comb // Ebony Flowers

2018

  • Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Showbusiness // Neil Postman
  • The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes // Neil Gaiman
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up // Marie Kondo
  • The Sandman: The Doll's House // Neil Gaiman
  • A Confederacy of Dunces // John Kennedy Toole
  • The McSweeney's Joke Book of Book Jokes // Various
  • Rosalie Lightning // Tom Hart
  • Why We Sleep // Matthew Walker, PhD
  • No Time to Spare // Ursula Le Guin
  • How to Read Nancy: The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels // Mark Newgarden and Paul Karasik
  • Freshwater // Akwaeke Emezi
  • Lightning Rods // Helen DeWitt
  • Pastoralia // George Saunders
  • Watch Me // Angelica Houston (audiobook)
  • You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Princesses, Trainwrecks and Other Man-Made Women // Carina Chocano
  • Never Let Me Go // Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Coach Wooden and Me // Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (audiobook)
  • The Fifth Season // N.K. Jemisin
  • Just the Funny Parts // Nell Scovell
  • Manhattan Beach // Jennifer Egan
  • Less // Andrew Sean Greer
  • The Cows // Dawn O'Porter
  • The Overstory // Richard Powers
  • Circe // Madeline Miller
  • Motherhood // Sheila Heti
  • Trampoline // Robert Gipe
  • The Line Becomes a River // Francisco Cantú
  • Fresh Off the Boat // Eddie Huang (audiobook)
  • Planet Funny // Ken Jennings
  • As I Lay Dying // William Faulkner
  • Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl // Carrie Brownstein (audiobook)
  • Calypso // David Sedaris
  • Grand Forks // Marilyn Hagerty
  • How Should a Person Be // Sheila Heti
  • An Object of Beauty // Steve Martin
  • My Year of Rest and Relaxation // Ottessa Moshfegh (reading this and Object back-to-back felt like a ‘double feature’)
  • Tell the Machine Goodnight // Katie Williams
  • It's Always Something // Gilda Radner (audiobook)
  • Mirror, Shoulder, Signal // Dorthe Nors
  • All the Answers // Michael Kupperman
  • Giovanni's Room // James Baldwin
  • The Lonely City // Olivia Laing
  • Convenience Store Woman // Sayaka Murata
  • Never Too Late // John Holt
  • The Friend // Sigred Nunez
  • Passing For Human // Liana Flick
  • Edie: American Girl // George Plimpton, Jean Stein
  • Crudo // Olivia Laing
  • The Distance Home // Paula Saunders
  • Will Not Attend // Adam Resnick
  • You're on an Airplane // Parker Posey
  • Sabrina // Nick Drnaso
  • Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger // Rebecca Traister
  • Little // Edward Carey
  • There There // Tommy Orange
  • Feminasty // Erin Gibson
  • You & a Bike & a Road // Eleanor Davis
  • Priestdaddy // Patricia Lockwood
  • Largesse of the Sea Maiden // Denis Johnson
  • Winter // Ali Smith

2017

  • Born to Run // Bruce Springsteen (audiobook)
  • To the Lighthouse // Virginia Woolf
  • Zama // Anthonio Di Benedetto
  • Up in the Old Hotel // Joseph Mitchell
  • The Book of the Unnamed Midwife // Meg Elison
  • Strangers in Their Own Land // Arlie Russell Hochschild
  • Chicken with Plums // Marjane Satrapi
  • The Diary of a Nose: A Year in the Life of a Parfumeur // Jean-Claude Ellena
  • Commonwealth // Ann Patchett
  • Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine?: The Art of Making Zines and Mini-comics // Mark Todd & Esther Pearl Watson
  • My Mother Was Nuts // Penny Marshall (audiobook)
  • 11/22/63 // Stephen King
  • A Gentleman in Moscow // Amor Towles
  • My Favorite Thing is Monsters // Emil Ferris
  • Designing Your Life // Bill Burnett & Dave Evans
  • Lincoln at the Bardo // George Saunders
  • The Vegetarian // Han Kang
  • Sorry to Disrupt the Peace // Patty Yumi Cottrell
  • The Handmaid's Tale // Margaret Atwood
  • Abstract Comics: The Anthology // Andrei Molotiu
  • Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman // Lindy West
  • Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life // William Finnegan
  • Something Fresh // P.G. Wodehouse
  • Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2001 // David Sedaris
  • Art out of Time: Unknown Comics Visionaries // Dan Nadel
  • What It Is // Lynda Barry
  • Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America // Michael Eric Dyson
  • Cathedral // Raymond Carver
  • Feast of Sorrow // Crystal King
  • Over Easy // Mimi Pond
  • Weird in a World That's Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, Fuckups, and Failures // Jennifer Romolini
  • Ego is the Enemy // Ryan Holiday
  • Homesick for Another World // Ottessa Moshfegh
  • The Rules Do Not Apply // Ariel Levy
  • Killing and Dying // Adrian Tomine
  • 300 Arguments // Sarah Manguso
  • Einstein's Dreams // Alan Lightman
  • Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens // Eddie Izzard (audiobook)
  • Arbitrary Stupid Goal // Tamara Shopsin
  • Gilead // Marilynne Robinson
  • Chemistry // Weike Wang
  • The New Analog // Damon Krukowski
  • The Sellout // Paul Beatty
  • What We Lose // Zinzi Clemmons
  • We Are Never Meeting in Real Life // Samantha Irby
  • Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls // David Sedaris

2016

  • Speedboat // Renata Adler
  • Motherless Brooklyn // Jonathan Lethem
  • A Manual for Cleaning Women // Lucia Berlin
  • Rain: A Natural and Cultural History // Cynthia Barnett
  • Religion for Atheists // Alain de Botton
  • Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink // Elvis Costello (audiobook)
  • Superbetter // Jane McGonigal
  • Le Freak // Nile Rodgers
  • Citizen // Claudia Rankine
  • Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? // Roz Chast
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time // Mark Haddon (audiobook)
  • The Battle of Versailles // Robin Givhan
  • Burning Bright // John Steinbeck
  • I Like You Just The Way I Am // Jenny Mollen
  • After the Quake // Haruki Murakami
  • Eve's Hollywood // Eve Babitz
  • I Was a Child // Bruce Eric Kaplan
  • Cannery Row // John Steinbeck
  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City // Matthew Desmond
  • Patience // Daniel Clowes
  • My Father, the Pornagrapher: A Memoir // Chris Offutt
  • A Wrinkle in Time // Madeline L'Engle (audiobook)
  • The Arrival // Shaun Tan
  • Devil in the White City // Erik Larson
  • The Red Parts // Maggie Nelson
  • The Testament of Mary (AUDIOBOOK READ BY MERYL FUCKIN' STREEP) // Colm Tóibín
  • Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. // Rob Delaney (audiobook)
  • My Brilliant Friend // Elena Ferrante
  • Story of a New Name // Elena Ferrante
  • Imagine Me Gone // Adam Haslett
  • Daily Rituals: How Artists Work // Mason Currey
  • The Invention of Morel // Adolfo Bioy Casares
  • This One Summer // Jillian and Mariko Tamaki
  • Tenth of December // George Saunders
  • M Train // Patti Smith
  • Girl in Dior // Annie Goetzinger
  • Shoplifting From American Apparel // Tao Lin
  • Watership Down // Richard Adams (audiobook)
  • I Triggered My Bully // Cindy Caponera
  • You'll Grow Out of It // Jessi Klein
  • Real Artists Have Day Jobs // Sara Benicasa

2015

  • Station Eleven // Emily St. John Mandel
  • The Corrections // Johnathan Franzen
  • Hyperbole and a Half // Allie Brosh
  • Love's Executioner // Irvin D. Malcom
  • Bad Feminist // Roxane Gay
  • Getting Things Done // David Allen
  • Youth in Revolt // C.D. Payne
  • The Stranger // Albert Camus
  • God, I Don't Even Know Your Name // Andrea McGinty
  • Do the Work // Steven Pressfield
  • Dancer of the Dance // Andrew Holleran
  • The Little Prince // Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Men Explain Things to Me // Rebecca Solnit
  • Green River Killer // Jeff Jensen
  • Steal Like An Artist // Austin Kleon
  • Gracie: A Love Story // George Burns
  • Plainsong // Kent Haruf
  • H is for Hawk // Helen Macdonald
  • Department of Speculation // Jenny Offill
  • The Stench of Honolulu // Jack Handey
  • Dune // Frank Herbert
  • Our Souls at Night // Kent Haruf
  • Born Standing Up // Steve Martin
  • Beautiful Ruins // Jess Walter
  • Yes Please // Amy Poehler
  • Perverse Optimist // Tibor Kalman
  • Garlic and Sapphires // Ruth Reichl
  • The Executioner's Song // Norman Mailer
  • Fun Home // Allison Bechdel
  • The Sympathizer // Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • My Struggle // Karl Ove Knausgaard
  • The Argonauts // Maggie Nelson
  • Negroland // Margo Jefferson
  • Life // Keith Richards
  • Ongoingness: The End of a Diary // Sarah Manguson
  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed // Jon Ronson
  • The Folded Clock: A Diary // Heidi Julavits
  • Between the World and Me // Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys. // Viv Albertine
  • Hold Still // Sally Mann
jan 13 2022 ∞
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