Reading

currently reading // 2017 // 2016 // 2015 // 2014 // yet to read

What I'm currently reading:
Louise Erdrich Future Home of the Living God
John Steinbeck East of Eden

2017:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
James A Brief History of Seven Killings
Walter The Zero
Walter Beautiful Ruins
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
Morgenstern The Night Circus
Chabon Wonder Boys
Joyce Ulysses
Homer Odyssey (re-reading)
Saunders The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip
Birmingham The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses
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 (re-read for class)
Trumbo Johnny Got His Gun (re-read for class)
Nicholson Baker Vox
Vonnegut Slaughterhouse-Five (re-read for class)
Kushner Angels in America (for class)
Saunders The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil (for a class I'm teaching)
Cleland Fanny Hill (for a class I'm teaching)
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 (re-read)
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 (re-read)
F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby (re-read)
Mary Shelley Frankenstein (re-read)
Mohsin Hamid The Reluctant Fundamentalist (re-read)
Amy Waldman The Submission (re-read)
Spiegelman In the Shadow of No Towers (re-read)
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

On the to-read list:
Bulgakov The Master and Margarita
Faulkner The Sound and the Fury
Fern Ruth Hall
Southworth The Hidden Hand
Charles Chesnutt The Quarry
Valenzuela The Censors
Chamoisau Texaco
Erdrich The Beet Queen
Vargas Llosa The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta