Reading List

Here is a list of recently read books:



A Tree or a Person or a Wall: Stories, Bell
What Belongs to You, Greenwell
The Sunlit Night, Dinerstein
Above the Waterfall, Rash
Anatomy of a Soldier, Parker
Half Wild: Stories, MacArthur *
The Most Dangerous Place on Earth, Johnson *
The Story of a Brief Marriage, Arudpragasam
Homesick for Another World: Stories, Moshfegh
North American Lake Monsters: Stories, Ballingrund
Always Happy Hour: Stories, Miller *
Dark at the Crossing, Ackerman *
The One Inside, Shepard
These Heroic, Happy Dead: Stories, Mogelson *
Perfect Little World, Wilson
The Dream Life of Astronauts: Stories, Ryan
The Pond, Bennett
The Refugees: Stories, Nguyen *
Ghosts of Bergen County, Cann
Exit West, Hamid *
History of Wolves, Fridlund
Celine, Heller
Foreign Soil and Other Stories: Stories, Clark
The Signal Flame, Krivak *
Lincoln in the Bardo, Saunders *
American War, Akkad
Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing: Stories, Peele
The Book of Joan, Yuknavitch
The Man Who Shot My Eye Out is Dead: Stories, Benz
Cities I’ve Never Lived In: Stories, Majka
What it Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories, Arimah
Debris: Stories, Hardcastle
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, Tinti *
Rich People Problems, Kwan
Standard Deviation, Heiny *


Thrill Me, Percy *
Kingdom of Speech, Wolfe
Bad Land, Raban
Words Are My Matter, LeGuin
Dark Money, Mayer *
Coast Range: Essays, Neely *
The Billion Dollar Spy Hoffman
Duck Season, McAnich
Objective Troy, Shane
Where the Water Goes, Owen *


Bringing the Shovel Down, Gay
Blackacre, Youn *
Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, Gay
So Much Synth, Shaughnessy
Bestiary, Kelly *
The After Party, Prikryl
House of Lords and Commons, Hutchinson
Cannibal, Sinclair
Bright Dead Things, Limon *
The Performance of Becoming Human, Borzutsky
There are More Beautiful Things than Beyonce, Parker
Last Sext, Broder
Afterland, Vang *
Cold Pastoral, Dunham *
Little Boat, Valentine
House of War, Nienow *
Forest Primeval>, Francis
Tula, Santiago



Did You Ever Have a Family, Clegg
When We Were Animals, Gaylord
A Hard and Heavy Thing, Hefti *
Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of A Fist, Yapa
The Blue Line , Betancourt
Youngblood, Gallagher *
Ways to Disappear, Novey
Why We Came to the City, Jansma *
13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, Awad
And After Many Days, Ile *
American Housewife: Stories, Ellis *
Daredevils, Vestal *
Zero K, DeLillo *
Sweetbitter, Danler *
Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine: Stories, Williams
The Good Lieutenant, Terrell
So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighborhood, Modiano
Heart Attack Watch: Stories, Foster
Desert Boys: Stories, McCormick
The Transmigration of Bodies, Herrera
Beneath the Bonfires: Stories, Butler
The Girls, Cline *
As Good as Gone, Watson
Heroes of the Frontier, Eggers *
Here Comes the Sun, Dennis-Benn
Behold the Dreamers, Mbue *
The Summer that Everything Melted, McDaniel
Nutshell, McEwan
The Underground Railroad, Whitehead *
Dinosaurs on Other Planets: Stories, McLaughlin
Commonwealth, Patchett *
The Mothers, Bennett *
The Association of Small Bombs, Mahajan
We Come to Our Senses: Stories, Lindsey
Heartbreaker: Stories, Meijer
Barbara the Slut and Other People: Stories, Holmes
Half and Inch of Water: Stories, Everett
War Porn, Scranton
Private Citizens, Tulathimute *
Why They Run the Way They Do: Stories, Perabo
Swing Time, Smith *


The Brothers, Gessen
In Other Words, Lahiri
The Pornographer, Offut *
Love, Loss and What We Ate, Lakshmi *
All the Ways We Kill and Die, Castner *
Life Without a Recipe, Abu-Jaber *
Playing to the Edge, Hayden
Tribe, Junger
The Hatred of Poetry, Lerner
Left of Boom, Laux
The Assassination Complex, Scahill
Double Cup Love, Huang
In Memory of Bread, Graham *
Known and Strange Things, Cole *
Sex Object, Valenti *
32 Yolks, Ripert


Everything Begins Elsewhere, Toshi
Milk and Honey, Kaur
The Uses of the Body, Landau
Oracle, Marvin
Coal School Elementary, Nowak
The Deleted World, Transtromer
The Last Two Seconds, Bang
Rapture, McCray
Mean Free Path, Lerner
Honey and Junk, Goodyear *
Talkativeness, Craig
Pitch, Boss
Accepting the Disaster, Mehigan *
The Poem She Didn’t Write and Other Poems, Davis



Thirty Girls, Minot
Delicious, Reichl *
American Innovations: Stories, Galchen
Hiding in Plain Sight, Farah
Her, Lane
Mambo in Chinatown, Kwok
The Emerald Light in the Air: Stories, Antrim
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories, Mantel
Florence Gordon, Morton
Almost Famous Women: Stories, Bergman *
Hall of Small Mammals: Stories, Pierce *
Lost for Words, St. Aubyn
The Knife, Ritchell *
Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories, Theroux
Signs Preceding the End of the World, Herrera
Young God, Morris
McGlue, Moshfegh
Terhan at Twilight, Abdoh
Nobody is Ever Missing, Lacey
The Wallcreeper, Zink *
God Loves Haiti, Leger *
All Our Names, Mengestu *
The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Flanagan
God Help the Child, Morrison *
Barefoot Dogs: Stories, Ruiz-Camacho
The Tusk That Did the Damage, James *
The Dead Lands, Percy
The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac, Shields *
Call Me Home, Kruse *
The Free,Vlautin
The Valley, Renehan *
Girl at War, Novic *
The Shadow of the Crescent Moon, Bhutto
Night at the Fiestas: Stories, Quade *
The Sympathizer, Nguyen
Young Skins: Stories, Barrett
The First Bad Man, July
Soil, Kornegay
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth, Scotton
Gutshot: Stories, Gray
Green on Blue, Ackerman *
Beauty Salon, Bellatin
The Brink: Stories, Bunn
Mislaid, Zink
The Fishermen, Obioma *
I’d Walk With My Friends If I Could Find Them, Goolsby *
Shotgun Lovesongs, Butler *
The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty, Vida *
Oil On Water, Habila
Dear Committee Members, Schumacher
Making Nice, Summell
In the Country: Stories, Alvar *
Domesticated Wild Things: Stories, Aliu
After Birth, Albert *
Confession of the Lioness, Couto
Single, Carefree, Mellow: Stories, Heiny *
My Life as a Mermaid: Stories, Grow
The Madonnas of Echo Park, Skyhorse
Love and Other Wounds: Stories, Harper
In the Language of Miracles, Hassib
Our Souls At Night, Haruf *
Among the Ten Thousand Things, Pierpont
China Rich Girlfriend, Kwan
The Small Backs of Children, Yuknavitch
Kitchens of the Great Midwest, Stradal *
All This Life, Mohr
Purity, Franzen
Eileen, Moshfegh
Mothers, Tell Your Daughters: Stories, Campbell *
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, Rushdie
Gold Fame Citrus, Watkins *
The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories, Marra *


Blood Will Out, Kirn *
The Wild Truth, McCandless
This Changes Everything, Klein *
No Hero, Owen
My Life as a Foreign Country, Turner *
It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War, Addario *
Believer, Axelrod
Leaving Before the Rains Come, Fuller
The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows, Castner *
The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion: Essays, Daum *
Discontent and Its Civilizations: Essays, Hamid *
The Empathy Exams: Essays, Jamison *
Guantanamo Diary, Slahi
Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper, Dunlop
Love and Other Ways of Dying: Essays, Paterniti *
Big Little Man, Tizon
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, Ronson *
American Warlord, Dwyer
Delancey, Wizenberg *
Kill Chain, Cockburn
After Perfect, McDowell
Gray Work, Smith
Red Notice, Browder
The Dark Art, Follis
No Good Men Among the Living, Gopal
Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter, MacLaughlin


One Thousand Things Worth Knowing, Muldoon
Station Zed, Sleigh *
Jersey Rain, Pinsky
Hotel Oneira, Kleinzahler
The Infinitesimals, Kasischke
Slow Lightning, Corral *
Book of Hours, Young *



The Color Master, Bender *
Eleven Days, Carpenter *
At Night We Walk in Circles, Alarcon
This Is How They Spend Their Sundays: Stories, McDermott *
The Dinner, Koch
Everything in This Country Must: Stories, McCann
Dare Me, Abbott *
Joe College, Perrotta
Birds of Paradise, Abu-Jaber *
In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Wood, Bell
The Radiance of Tomorrow, Beah *
A Guide to Being Born: Stories, Ausubel
Marshlands, Oshan
Voice of Time: A Life in Stories, Galeano
Happiness, Like Water: Stories, Okparanta
Gold Boy, Emerald Girl, Li
You Only Get Letters From Jail: Stories, Angel
The Miniature Wife: Stories, Gonzales
Tenth of December: Stories, Saunders *
Pioneer Girl, Nguyen *
The Unamericans: Stories, Antopol *
Dear Girls Above Me, McCowell
Bark: Stories, Moore *
Sisterland, Curtis
Redeployment: Stories, Klay *
Love & Treasure, Waldman *
Foreign Gods, Inc, Ndibe
Family Life, Sharma *
All the Light We Cannot See, Doerr *
The Last Enchantments, Finch
The Last Days of California, Miller *
The Painter, Heller *
The Wind is Not a River, Payton
Fools: Stories, Silber
Be Safe, I Love You, Hoffman
Chasing the Sun, Sylvester
Fourth of July Creek, Henderson *
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, Ferris
The Other Language: Stories, Marciano
The Hermit’s Story: Stories, Bass
Shovel Ready, Sternbergh
The Corpse Exhibition and Other Stories of Iraq: Stories, Blasim
Thunderstruck: Stories, McCracken
The Land at the End of the World, Antunes
Praying Drunk: Stories, Minor
Fever, Abbott *
Everything I Never Told You, Ng
The Book of Unknown Americans, Henriquez *
You are One of Them, Holt
Bread & Butter, Wildgen
Too Bright to Hear, Too Loud to See, Garey
The Girls from Corona del Mar, Thorpe
Your Fathers, Where are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?, Eggers
We All Sleep in the Same Room, Rome
The Scatter Here is Too Great, Tanweer
A Guide for the Perplexed, Horn
The Girl in the Road, Byrne
The Children Act, McEwan
The Last Magazine, Hastings
We Are Called to Rise, McBride *
Station Eleven, Mandel *
10:04, Lerner *
Dept. of Speculation, Offill
Fives and Twenty-Fives, Pitre *
Benediction, Haruf
Tomorrow There will be Apricots, Soffer
California, Lepucki
The Wonder of all Things, Mott *
Levels of Life, Barnes
Love Me Back, Tierce
The Ploughmen, Zupan
Trout Fishing in America, Brautigan
The Laughing Monsters, Johnson *
The Vacationers, Straub
Sea Creatures, Daniel
Cry Father, Whitmer
Friendship, Gould
The Anatomy of Dreams, Benjamin
Fractures, Herrin


This is a Story of a Happy Marriage: Essays, Patchett
Meat-Eater, Rinella
Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi, Burton
This Town, Leibovich
Five Days at Memorial, Fink
Girl Hunter, Pellegrini
Food Heroes, Pellegrini
Call of the Mild: Learning to Hunt my Own Dinner, McCaulou
The Sweet Life in Paris, Lebovitz
Nine Lives, Baltzley
The Poor Man’s Feast, Altman
Young Money, Roose
Farewell, Fred Voodoo, Wilentz *
The Noodle Road, Lin-Lieu
Civilian Warriors, Prince
Code Name: Johnny Walker, Walker
Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls: Essays, Sedaris
Anything that Moves, Goodyear *
A Tiger in the Kitchen, Tan
Thank You for Your Service, Finkel
Why I Left Goldman Sachs, Smith
Badluck Way, Gold
No Place to Hide, Greenwald
The Wrong Enemy, Gall
The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories, Keegan
HRC, Parnes
The Sixth Extinction, Kolbert
Flash Boys, Lewis
The Third Plate, Barber *
Demon Camp, Percy
Wave, Deraniyagala
Hard Choices, Clinton
Operation Shakespeare, Shiffman
Company Man, Rizzo
Another Day at Sea, Dyer
Dead Aid, Moyo
Worthy Fights, Panetta
Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham
The Meaning of Human Existence, Wilson


Almost Invisible, Strand
After Ikkyu, Harrison
A Thousand Mornings, Oliver
Aimless Love, Collins
Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting, Powers *
Dictionary of Living Things, Moriarty *
Mornings in Serra Mattu, Gamal
Thrall, Trethewey
Life on Mars, Smith


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