What I’m Reading

CURRENTLY READING:

The Elementals by Michael McDowell
Sabrina & Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

PREVIOUSLY:

2022

  • O Caledonia by Elspeth Barker
  • Stay True by Hua Hsu
  • Happy All the Time by Laurie Colwin
  • Divorcing by Susan Taubes
  • Exteriors by Annie Ernaux
  • The Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies
  • The Vagabond by Colette
  • The Red Parts by Maggie Nelson
  • Happening by Annie Ernaux
  • The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch
  • Less by Andrew Sean Greer
  • Margaret and the Mystery of the Missing Body by Megan Milks
  • Acting Class by Nick Drnaso
  • Sex Is As Sex Does by Paisley Currah
  • Chelsea Girls by Eileen Myles
  • Edie: American Girl by Jean Stein
  • Gossip Girl Fan Novella by Charlie Markbreiter
  • The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion
  • Journal by Katherine Mansfield
  • Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger (reread)
  • Simple Passion by Annie Ernaux
  • 100 Boyfriends by Brontez Purnell
  • Acts of Desperation by Megan Nolan
  • Dancer from the Dance by Andrew Holleran
  • Suite Vénitienne by Sophie Calle
  • The Arena of the Unwell by Liam Konemann
  • My Dead Book by Nate Lippens
  • Love’s Work by Gillian Rose
  • Little Rabbit By Alyssa Songsiridej
  • Histories of the Transgender Child by Jules Gill-Peterson
  • Frisk by Dennis Cooper
  • The Natural Mother of the Child by Krys Malcolm Belc
  • Democracy by Joan Didion
  • Either/Or by Elif Batuman
  • The Idiot by Elif Batuman (reread)
  • Voice of the Fish by Lars Horn
  • Berlin’s Third Sex by Magnus Hirschfeld
  • Illness as Metaphor by Susan Sontag
  • Memorial by Alice Oswald
  • Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars by Kai Cheng Thom
  • Buried Child by Sam Shepard
  • Panpocalypse by Carley Moore
  • Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson
  • John by Annie Baker (reread)
  • X by Davey Davis
  • Body Awareness by Annie Baker
  • Skyland by Andrew Durbin
  • The Transgender Issue by Shon Faye
  • Normal People by Sally Rooney (reread)
  • Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson
  • The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
  • Rat Bohemia by Sarah Schulman
  • Fire Island by Jack Parlett
  • Heartburn by Nora Ephron
  • Carrie by Stephen King (reread)
  • Nevada by Imogen Binnie (reread)
  • Memento Mori by Muriel Spark
  • Refuse to be Done by Matt Bell
  • Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
  • Chariots of the Gods? by Erich von Däniken
  • The Last Days of Roger Federer by Geoff Dyer
  • Forty-One False Starts by Janet Malcolm
  • Let the Record Show by Sarah Schulman
  • I Wished by Dennis Cooper
  • Time Shelter by Georgi Gospodinov
  • The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
  • Saint Sebastian’s Abyss by Mark Haber
  • Earthlings by Sayaka Murata
  • Trust by Hernan Diaz
  • Companion Piece by Ali Smith
  • Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Swimming Home by Deborah Levy
  • Side Affects by Hil Malatino
  • The Queue by Vladimir Sorokin
  • Weight of the Earth by David Wojnarowicz
  • The Men by Sandra Newman
  • The Doloriad by Missouri Williams
  • The Employees by Olga Ravn
  • Cinema Stories by Alexander Kluge
  • The Power by Naomi Alderman (reread)
  • N.B. by Charlotte Shane
  • Written On the Body by Jeanette Winterson
  • Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield
  • Afterland by Lauren Beukes
  • The Life of the Mind by Christine Smallwood
  • Distant Star by Roberto Bolano
  • The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
  • The Passion by Jeanette Winterson
  • Portrait of an Unknown Lady by Maria Gainza
  • Jawbone by Mónica Ojeda
  • Cosmopolis by Don Delillo
  • Corregidora by Gayl Jones
  • Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
  • Scattered All Over the Earth by Yoko Tawada
  • The Sluts by Dennis Cooper
  • Checkout 19 by Claire-Louise Bennett
  • The Folded Clock by Heidi Julavits
  • They by Kay Dick
  • 300 Arguments by Sarah Manguso
  • My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante (reread)
  • A Girl’s Story by Annie Ernaux
  • Manhunt by Gretchen Felker-Martin
  • The Beautiful Room is Empty by Edmund White
  • Address Book by Sophie Calle
  • Devil House by John Darnielle
  • MacArthur Park by Andrew Durbin
  • The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
  • Boy Parts by Eliza Clark
  • Swamp Thing Vol. 2 by Alan Moore
  • Trans Girl Suicide Museum by Hannah Baer
  • Bee Reaved by Dodie Bellamy
  • Females by Andrea Long Chu
  • Manywhere by Morgan Thomas
  • The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy
  • The Black Emerald by Jeanne Thornton
  • Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg
  • Lust by Susan Minot
  • Several People Are Typing by Calvin Kasulke
  • Something That May Shock and Discredit You by Daniel M. Lavery
  • To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara
  • Trash by Dorothy Allison
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Sex and Rage by Eve Babitz
  • Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson (reread)
  • Closely Watched Trains by Bohumil Hrabal
  • The Saga of the Swamp Thing Vol. 1 by Alan Moore
  • A Dialogue on Love by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

2021

  • Bear by Marian Engel
  • Suicide by Édouard Levé
  • Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami (reread)
  • The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
  • The Group by Mary McCarthy
  • A Dream of a Woman by Casey Plett
  • Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke by Eric Larocca
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • Family & Borghesia by Natalia Ginzburg
  • The Appointment by Katharina Volckmer
  • American Pastoral by Philip Roth
  • Arlington Park by Rachel Cusk
  • Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac
  • The Trees by Percival Everett
  • Winter in Sokcho by Elisa Shua Dusapin
  • Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Tell Me I’m Worthless by Alison Rumfitt
  • The Plague by Albert Camus
  • Three Rooms by Jo Hamya
  • The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli
  • Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos
  • The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli (reread)
  • Basic Black with Pearls by Helen Weinzweig
  • The Emigrants by W.G. Sebald
  • Amateur by Thomas Page McBee
  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  • The Morning Star by Karl Ove Knausgaard
  • Desperate Characters by Paula Fox
  • When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamín Labatut
  • Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen
  • Telephone by Percival Everett
  • Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand by Samuel Delany
  • Summer Fun by Jeanne Thornton
  • Awake by Harald Voetmann
  • Lote by Shola von Reinhold
  • A Man Asleep by Georges Perec
  • The Things We’ve Seen by Agustín Fernández Mallo
  • Real Life by Brandon Taylor
  • Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney
  • The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
  • Voices in the Evening by Natalia Ginzburg
  • The Literary Conference by César Aira
  • Cleanness by Garth Greenwell
  • Good Behaviour by Molly Keane
  • Treasure Island!!! by Sara Levine
  • G. by John Berger
  • The Dry Heart by Natalia Ginzburg
  • The Drunkard by Liu Yichang
  • Dissipatio H.G. by Guido Morselli
  • Poso Wells by Gabriela Alemán
  • Natural History by Carlos Fonseca
  • Happiness, As Such by Natalia Ginzburg
  • Silence by Shūsaku Endō
  • The Seventh Cross by Anna Seghers
  • Nervous System by Lina Meruane
  • The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson
  • Flights by Olga Tokarczuk (reread)
  • The Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zerán
  • Everything Flows by Vasily Grossman
  • Great Expectations by Kathy Acker
  • The Iliac Crest by Cristina Rivera Garza
  • Closer by Dennis Cooper
  • Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
  • The Years by Annie Ernaux
  • 10:04 by Ben Lerner (reread)
  • After Delores by Sarah Schulman
  • Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf
  • The Taiga Syndrome by Cristina Rivera Garza
  • Cassandra at the Wedding by Dorothy Baker
  • Tiny Pieces of Skull by Roz Kaveney
  • Ninth Street Women by Mary Gabriel
  • October Child by Linda Boström Knausgård
  • Marshlands by André Gide
  • The Pastel City by M. John Harrison
  • A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa
  • To Write as if Already Dead by Kate Zambreno
  • A Safe Girl to Love by Casey Plett
  • Box Hill by Adam Mars-Jones
  • A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin (reread)
  • Reverse Cowgirl by McKenzie Wark
  • Seven Samurai Swept Away in a River by Jung Young Moon
  • Ways of Seeing by John Berger
  • Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
  • The Surrender by Veronica Esposito
  • A Door Behind a Door by Yelena Moskovich
  • Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • Don Quixote by Kathy Acker
  • The Past by Tessa Hadley
  • Among the Hedges by Sara Mesa
  • The Gentrification of the Mind by Sarah Schulman
  • The Atmospherians by Isle McElroy
  • A Country for Dying by Abdellah Taïa
  • An Archive of Feelings by Ann Cvetkovich
  • From Hell by Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell
  • The Gathering by Anne Enright
  • Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet
  • Second Place by Rachel Cusk
  • The Children of Men by P.D. James
  • White Magic by Elissa Washuta
  • Family Lexicon by Natalia Ginzburg
  • Summerwater by Sarah Moss
  • Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal
  • An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
  • Herzog by Saul Bellow
  • Index Cards by Moyra Davey
  • The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons
  • Darryl by Jackie Ess
  • Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami
  • Talk by Linda Rosenkrantz
  • Territory of Light by Yuko Tsushima
  • Luster by Raven Leilani
  • Fierce Poise: Helen Frankenthaler and 1950s New York by Alex Nemerov
  • Atlantic Hotel by João Gilberto Noll
  • Vanishing Point by David Markson
  • The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard
  • Crash by J.G. Ballard
  • This is Not a Novel by David Markson
  • Time is the Thing a Body Moves Through by T Fleischmann (reread)
  • That Time of Year by Marie NDiaye
  • The Copenhagen Trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen
  • Libra by Don Delillo
  • The Memory Theater by Karin Tidbeck
  • Like by Ali Smith
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  • Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich von Kleist
  • No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
  • Darkmans by Nicola Barker
  • The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek
  • Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
  • Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier
  • Margery Kempe by Robert Gluck
  • The Walking Tour by Kathryn Davis
  • Things: A Story of the Sixties by Georges Perec
  • Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
  • An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter by César Aira
  • Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  • Fake Accounts by Lauren Oyler
  • The Story of Art by E.H. Gombrich
  • Cyclonopedia by Reza Negarestani
  • Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
  • How to be a Good Girl by Jamie Hood
  • The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington
  • Red Pill by Hari Kunzru
  • You Only Live Twice by Mike Hoolboom & Chase Joynt
  • The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares

PLAYS:

  • Herakles by Euripides
  • The God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza
  • John by Annie Baker
  • The Flick by Annie Baker
  • Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker
  • The Aliens by Annie Baker
  • Nocturama by Annie Baker
  • The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter
  • Death and the King’s Horseman by Wole Soyinka
  • The Small by Anne Washburn
  • Rock ‘n Roll by Tom Stoppard
  • Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar
  • The Antipodes by Annie Baker
  • Red by John Logan
  • A Bright Room Called Day by Tony Kushner