Reading

currently reading // 2018 // 2017 // 2016 // 2015 // 2014 (3 favorites marked per year)

On the to-read list:
Nicole Helget Wonder at the Edge of the World
Kafka The Trial
Kafka The Castle
Sarah Healy Sisters Chase
Lydia Kiesling The Golden State
Arianne Cohen The Tall Book
The Beastie Boys Book
Weis and Hickman Dragons of Winter Night
Weis and Hickman Dragons of Spring Dawning

What I'm currently reading:
Weis and Hickman Dragons of Autumn Twilight

2018:
Max Brod edited Franz Kafka Diaries (1910-1923)
VE Schwab Vicious
Bill Bryson One Summer (1927)
Richard T Gray Approaches to Teaching Kafka's Short Fiction
Richard Gray Kafka: A Collection of Critical Essays
Atul Gawande Being Mortal
Nahum N Glatzer I am Memory Come Alive (Autobiographical Writings by Franz Kafka)
Frans G. Bengtsson The Long Ships
Carolin Duttlinger Kafka and Photography
Douglas Preston The Lost city of the Monkey God
Rob Jung Cloud Warriors
Mira Grant Into the Drowning Deep
Seanan McGuire Every Heart a Doorway
Bill Bryson Mother Tongue
Trevor Noah Born a Crime
Matt Ruff Lovecraft Country
Ottessa Moshfegh Homesick for Another World
Alex Gilvarry Eastman Was Here
Nicole Krauss The History of Love
Kassia St. Clair The Secret Lives of Color
Adam Alter Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping us Hooked
Howard Cruse Stuck Rubber Baby
J. Courtney Sullivan Saints for All Occasions
Bill Bryson Made in America
Frank Norris Octopus
Andy Weir Artemis
A.J. Jacobs The Year of Living Biblically
Yvan Alagbé Yellow Negros and Other Imaginary Creatures
Marilynne Robinson Housekeeping
Roxane Gay Difficult Women
Samantha Irby We Are Never Meeting in Real Life
Nicole Helget The End of the Wild
Mahasweta Devi Imaginary Maps
Coco Fusco English is Broken Here
Naomi Oreskes and Erik M Conway The Collapse of Western Civilization
Andy Weir The Martian
Joseph R. McElrath, Jr. Frank Norris Revisited
Mark Forgy The Forger's Apprentice: Life with the World's Most Notorious Artist
Steven Price By Gaslight
Julieanne Hever and Raymond J. Cronise Plant-Based Nutrition
Florencia Ramirez Eat Less Water
Andrus Kivirahk The Man Who Spoke Snakish
Tom Perrotta The Leftovers
Roger Fisher and William L. Ury Getting to Yes
Patrick Chamoisau Texaco
Junot Diaz Islandborn
Amber Sparks The Unfinished World
Michael Chabon's Thrilling Tales Collection
Nickolas Butler Shotgun Lovesongs
Dean Koontz Lightning
Michael Crichton Dragon Teeth
Neil Gaiman Norse Mythology
Matt de la Pena Last Stop on Market Street
Jeff VanderMeer Borne
Scott Lynch The Lies Lock Lamora
Dan Wells Extreme Makeover
SJ Kincaid The Diabolic
Yuval Noah Harari Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind [*favorite book I read this year*]
Vladimir Nabokov Pnin
Hemingway Across the River and into the Trees
Hemingway In Our Time
Hemingway The Garden of Eden
John Green Turtles All The Way Down
Jeff VanderMeer Acceptance
Jeff VanderMeer Authority
Bulgakov The Master and Margarita
Jeff VanderMeer 
Annihilation
Louis de Conte (Mark Twain) Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc
Carmen Maria Machado Her Body and Other Parties
Greg Matthews The Further Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Alexandre Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo
Erdrich The Beet Queen
Nathan Englander Dinner at the Center of the Earth
John Seelye The True Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Lenore Hart Becky
Andrew Aciman Call Me By Your Name
Viet Thanh Nguyen The Sympathizer
Jon Clinch Finn
Hilton Als White Girls
George Minois History of Suicide: Voluntary Death in Western Culture
Robert P. Weeks Hemingway: a collection of critical essays
Linda Welshimer Wagner Hemingway and Faulkner: Inventors/Masters
Dean Morgan Schmitter William Faulkner: a collection of criticism
Chris Bachelder The Throwback Special
John Steinbeck East of Eden
Luisa Valenzuela The Censors
Laurence Sterne Tristram Shandy
Faulkner The Sound and the Fury
Susan L Nenadic and M. Joanne Nesbit Legendary Locals of Ann Arbor
Claire Vaye Watkins Gold Fame Citrus
Yaa Gyasi Homegoing [*favorite book I read this year*]

2017:
David Oppegaard The Town Built on Sorrow
Mario Vargas Llosa The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta
Julia Alvarez How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Louise Erdrich Future Home of the Living God
Vladimir Nabokov The Real Life of Sebastian Knight
Arundhati Roy The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Rushdie The Ground Beneath Her Feet
Sherman Alexie Indian Killer
Sherman Alexie The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Allende Ines of My Soul
Nickolas Butler The Hearts of Men [*favorite book I read this year*]
Simone Caroti The Generation Starship in Science Fiction: A Critical History, 1934-2001
Benjamin Percy Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction
Short stories of Vladimir Nabokov
N. Scott Momaday House Made of Dawn

Isabel Allende Maya's Notebook
Benjamin Percy The Dark Net
Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris The Crown of Columbus
Philip Roth The Plot Against America
S.G. Browne Breathers
Mario Vargas Llosa A Fish in the Water
Whitney Chadwick and Isabelle de Courtivron Significant Others: Creativity and Intimate Partnership
Jonathan Franzen Purity
Paul Levitz Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel
Philip K Dick A Scanner Darkly
Bandi The Accusation
Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba Daytripper
Zadie Smith N.W.
Roxane Gay Hunger
Neil Gaiman Trigger Warning
Julian Voloj and Claudia Ahlering Ghetto Brothers: Warrior to Peacemaker
Emil Ferris My Favorite Thing is Monsters [*favorite book I read this year*]
Deborah Blum The Poisoner's Handbook
Helene Wecker The Golem and the Jinni
Giannina Braschi United States of Banana
Giannina Braschi Yo-Yo-Boing
Nathan Hill The Nix
Lesley Nneka Arimah What it means when a man falls from the sky
Lidia Yuknavitch The Book of Joan
D.B. Weiss lucky wander boy
Robert A. Heinlein Starship Troopers
Edgar Rice Burroughs A Princess of Mars
George Saunders Lincoln in the Bardo [*favorite book I read this year*]
John Steinbeck Tortilla Flat
James Joyce A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Richard Russo Straight Man
Julia Alvarez A Wedding in Haiti
William Kennedy Ironweed
Marquez Memories of My Melancholy Whores
John Steinbeck Travels with Charley
John Steinbeck The Pearl
Jonathan Safran Foer Here I Am
Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats
Michael Chabon Moonglow
Jon Ronson So You've Been Publicly Shamed
Karl Ove Knausgaard My Struggle, Book 1
Adam Haslett Imagine Me Gone
George Eliot Silas Marner
Ben Winters Underground Airlines
M. John Harrison Virconium
Robert S. McElvaine Down and Out in the Great Depression: Letters from the Forgotten Man
Neil Gaiman The Graveyard Book

2016
Chris Bachelder U.S.!
Neil Gaiman Coraline
David Anthony Something For Nothing
David Means Hystopia (audiobook)
Marlon James John Crow's Devil
David Hughes Walking the Dog
Nadja Spiegelman I'm Supposed to Protect You From All This
Frank McCourt Teacher Man
Don Quixote (Edith Grossman translation)
Juan Gabriel Vásquez Reputations
Avellaneda's Don Quixote de La Mancha (Part II)
Toni Morrison Paradise
Chang-Rae Lee On Such a Full Sea
Sammuel Beckett Malloy
Marlon James The Book of Night Women
Nadja Spiegelman I'm Supposed to Protect You From All Tthis
Lizardi The Mangy/Itching Parrot
Isaac Marion Warm Bodies
Max Brooks World War Z
James Frey A Million Little Pieces
Maugham The Magician
Colson Whitehead The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead Zone One
Richard Stengel Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage
Jason Mott The Returned
Mark Twain Autobiography, Vol 3.
Joe Sacco Journalism
Mark Twain Autobiography, Vol 2.
Joe Sacco Palestine
Mark Twain Autobiography, Vol. 1
MariNaomi Kiss & Tell
John Green Looking for Alaska
Coetzee The Life and Times of Michael K
F. Scott Fitzgerald The Last Tycoon
Isabel Allende The Japanese Lover
Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe
Helen Macdonald H is for Hawk
Mary Roach Grunt
Kurt Vonnegut God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
John Steinbeck Grapes of Wrath
Matt Ruff The Mirage
The Arabian Nights
Mohsin Hamid How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
Michael Dorris The Broken Cord
Theodora Kroeber The Inland Whale
Frank Herbert Dune
Louise Erdrich LaRose
Terry Davis Vision Quest
Giannina Braschi Empire of Dreams
Orson Scott Card Ender's Game
W. Somerset Maugham Cakes and Ale
F. Scott Fitzgerald The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and other stories
Jonathan Franzen Corrections
David Haynes Live at Five
Julie Schumacher Dear Committee Members
David Means Hystopia [*favorite book I read this year*]
Helen Oyeyemi Boy, Snow, Bird
Philip K. Dick Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
John Green An Abundance of Katherines
Louise Erdrich The Birchbark House
Ruth Ozeki A Tale for the Time Being
Isabel Allende Ripper
Manuel Gonzalez The Regional Office is Under Attack
Tim O'Brien In the Lake of the Woods
Samuel R. Delany Dhalgren
Black Panther #1 (Coates, Stelfreeze, and Martin)
Dagoberto Gilb The Magic of Blood
K. J. Bishop The Etched City
Sam Kieth Epicurus the Sage
Sam Kieth My Inner Bimbo
Sam Kieth Ojo
Sam Kieth Four Women
Sam Kieth Zero Girl
Gish Jen World and Town
Paul Beatty The Sellout
Richard Hooker MASH
Aldous Huxley Brave New World
Chuck Palahniuk Fight Club II
John Green Paper Towns
John Green The Fault in Our Stars
Frank Norris Vandover and the Brute
Alan Moore Voice of the Fire
Mike Doughty The Book of Drugs
Kazuo Ishiguro The Buried Giant
HG Wells The First Men in the Moon
Hanya Yanagihara The People in the Trees
Paula Fox Desperate Characters
Jerry Spinelli Maniac Magee
Lidia Yuknavitch The Small Backs of Children [*favorite book I read this year*]
Robin Becker Brains: A Zombie Memoir
Jill Lepore The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Ralph Ellison Invisible Man
HG Wells The Invisible Man
HG Wells The Time Machine
HG Wells The Island of Doctor Moreau
Nabokov Despair
Catherine Ryan Hyde Pay It Forward
Nabokov Pale Fire
Fuminori Nakamura The Gun
Hanya Yanagihara A Little Life [*favorite book I read this year*]
Ta-Nehisi Coates The Beautiful Struggle
Emily St. John Mandel Station Eleven
Dan-el Padilla Peralta Undocumented
Paul Auster Leviathan
Alison Bechdel Are You My Mother?
Dallas and Melissa Hartwig It Starts With Food

2015
Ta-Nehisi Coates Between the World and Me [*favorite book I read this year*]
Cristina Henriquez The Book of Unknown Americans
Debbie Drechsler The Summer of Love
Charlie LeDuff Detroit: An American Autopsy
Daniel Alarcon City of Clowns
Nabokov Lolita
Flaubert Madame Bovary
Robert Triptow Class Photo
Slash Slash
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
Steve Adler My Appetite for Destruction
Jacqueline Woodson brown girl dreaming
Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda Monstress
Kollin and Kollin's The Unincorporated Man
Matt Faction and Chip Zdarsky Sex Criminals 
Yumi Sakugawa IKEBANA
Stavans and Alcaraz Latino USA: A Cartoon History
Horwitz A Voyage Long and Strange
Brian Selznick The Marvels
33 1/3: Live Through This (Hole)
33 1/3: Led Zeppelin IV (Led Zeppelin)
33 1/3: In the Aeroplane over the Sea (Neutral Milk Hotel)
33 1/3: Highway to Hell (AC/DC)
Jonathan Safran Foer Everything is Illuminated
Stavans and Alcaraz A Most Imperfect Union
33 1/3: OK Computer (Radiohead)
33 1/3: Paul's Boutique (Beastie Boys)
33 1/3: Kick Out the Jams (MC5)
33 1/3: In Utero (Nirvana)
33 1/3: Powee Zowee (Pavement)
Matt de la Pena We Were Here
Joyce Carol Oates The Sacrifice
Alan Dale A Marriage Below Zero
Hillary Jordan When She Woke
Jeff Smith Bone: Out from Boneville
Cece Bell El Deafo
Raina Telgemeier Sisters
Adrian Tomine Shortcomings
Harper Lee Go Set a Watchman
Chris Ware Jimmy Corrigan, or, the Smartest Kid on Earth
Ayun Halliday & Paul Hoppe Peanut
Richard McGuire Here
Sylvia Plath The Bell Jar
Raina Telgemeier Drama
Frank Miller Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Matt de la Pena Mexican Whiteboy
Karasik and Mazzucchelli's adaptation of Paul Auster's City of Glass
Paul Auster The New York Trilogy
Bill Schelly Harvey Kurtzman: The man who created Mad and revolutionized humor in America
Moore and Bolland Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
Gene Luen Yang American Born Chinese
Craig Thompson Blankets
Roz Chast Can't We Talk about something more Pleasant?
Tamaki This One Summer
Marjane Satrapi Persepolis 2
Marjane Satrapi Persepolis
Alison Bechdel Fun Home
Toni Morrison God Help the Child
Alejandro Zambra My Documents
Alejandro Zambra Ways of Going Home
Manuel Gonzales The Miniature Wife and Other Stories
Faith Erin Hicks Friends With Boys
Vera Brosgol Anya's Ghost
Marlon James A Brief History of Seven Killings [*favorite book I read this year*]
Jess Walter The Zero
Jess Walter Beautiful Ruins [*favorite book I read this year*]
Maupin The Days of Anna Madrigal
Vasquez The Sound of Things Falling
Paradise Lost
Beowulf
Robert Cormier The Chocolate War
David Foster Wallace Infinite Jest
Elwes As You Wish
Millet Mermaids in Paradise
Smith Fair and Tender Ladies
Twain The Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Mary Roach Gulp
Morrison Sula
Edward Abbey Desert Solitaire
Mary Austin Cactus Thorn
Edwin A. Abott Flatland

2014
Erin Morgenstern The Night Circus [*favorite book I read this year*]
Michael Chabon Wonder Boys
James Joyce Ulysses
Homer Odyssey
Saunders The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip
Birmingham The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses [*favorite book I read this year*]
Chuck Palahniuk Fight Club
Toole A Confederacy of Dunces
Foer Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Joseph O'Neill Netherland
Achebe Things Fall Apart
Nicholson Baker The Fermata
Gilvarry From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant
Nicholson Baker The Mezzanine
Bulawayo We Need New Names
Messud The Emperor's Children
Nicholson Baker Room Temperature
Morrison The Bluest Eye
Trumbo Johnny Got His Gun
Nicholson Baker Vox
Vonnegut Slaughterhouse-Five
Kushner Angels in America
Saunders The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil
Cleland Fanny Hill
Duff McKagen It's So Easy and other lies
Michael Chabon The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Aruni Kashyap The House with a Thousand Stories
Esquivel The Law of Love
Kalfus A Disorder Peculiar to the Country
Silko Ceremony
Marquez Love in the Time of Cholera
Cristina García Dreaming in Cuban
Mariano Azuela The Underdogs
Danticat Claire of the Sea Light
Gish Jen Typical American
Joseph Conrad Secret Agent
Bill Bryson A Walk in the Woods
Philip Roth American Pastoral
F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby
Mary Shelley Frankenstein
Mohsin Hamid The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Amy Waldman The Submission [*favorite book I read this year*]
Spiegelman In the Shadow of No Towers
Emmons' Chemistry of Joy
Davis' Life in the Iron Mills
Dave Marsh Louie Louie
Unamuno Mist
Burnham Egghead
Neil Gaiman Ocean at the end of the Lane
DeFoe A Journal of the Plague Year
Piri Down Those Mean Streets
Denis Johnson Jesus' Son
Rivera Family Installments
Danticat Brother, I'm Dying
Danticat The Dewbreaker
Mary Roach Packing for Mars
Niccum The Worst Gig