What I’m Reading

CURRENTLY READING:

An Archive of Feelings by Ann Cvetkovich
From Hell by Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell

PREVIOUSLY:

2021

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:

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

2020

Zama by Antonio di Benedetto
The Book of Unconformities by Hugh Raffles
Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey
Last Words from Montmartre by Qiu Miaojin
The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans
W, or The Memory of Childhood by Georges Perec
World of Wonders by Robertson Davies
Capitalist Realism by Mark Fisher
The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien
Syzygy, Beauty by T Fleischmann

A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause by Shawn Wen
Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West
An Inventory of Losses by Judith Schalansky
The Manticore by Robertson Davies
Tomb Song by Julian Herbert
Blue Light of the Screen by Claire Cronin
Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
Known and Strange Things by Teju Cole
Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar
Eartheater by Dolores Reyes
Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu
Tell Me How it Ends by Valeria Luiselli
Sisters by Daisy Johnson
To The Friend Who Did Not Save My Life by Hervé Guibert
Sorting Facts, Or, Nineteen Ways of Looking at Marker by Susan Howe
The Twilight Zone by Nona Fernandez
The Leftovers by Shaelyn Smith
The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
Sidewalks by Valeria Luiselli
The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler (reread)
Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
On Lighthouses by Jazmina Barrera
The House on the Embankment by Yuri Trifonov

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
Soul by Andrei Platonov
Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck
Everyday Stalinism by Sheila Fitzpatrick
Sleep Donation by Karen Russell
The Low Low Woods by Carmen Maria Machado & Dani & Tamra Bonvillain
Fra Keeler by Azareen van der Vliet Oloomi
The Hole by Hiroko Oyamada
The New Wilderness by Diane Cook
The Silence by Don Delillo
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt
Little Blue Encylcopedia (For Vivian) by Hazel Jane Plante
My Education by Susan Choi

All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
Just Us by Claudia Rankine
What Are You Going Through by Sigrid Nunez
A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet

Exposition by Nathalie Léger
My Heart Hemmed In by Marie NDiaye
Crudo by Olivia Laing
Summer by Ali Smith
Your Duck is My Duck by Deborah Eisenberg
The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld
The Unreality of Memory by Elisa Gabbert
For Rouenna by Sigrid Nunez
Four by Four by Sara Mesa
The Vexations by Caitlin Horrocks
Puppet: An Essay on Uncanny Life by Kenneth Gross
Self-Portrait in Green by Marie NDiaye
Red Doc> by Anne Carson
Tokyo Ueno Station by Yu Miri
I Hold a Wolf By the Ears by Laura Van Den Berg
The Art of Cruelty by Maggie Nelson
Versailles by Kathryn Davis
Pew by Catherine Lacey
Writers & Lovers by Lily King
Motherhood by Sheila Heti
The Need by Helen Phillips
Clear by Nicola Barker
The Appendix Project by Kate Zambreno
Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas by Joachim Maria Machado de Assis
The Future of Nostalgia by Svetlana Boym
Memories of the Future by Siri Hustvedt
Cool for America by Andrew Martin
Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh
Hotel World by Ali Smith
DMZ Colony by Don Mee Choi
The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf by Kathryn Davis
Early Work by Andrew Martin
The Dog of the South by Charles Portis
Book of Mutter by Kate Zambreno
The Lover by Marguerite Duras
Night Film by Marisha Pessl
Melancholy by Jon Fosse
Dark Constellations by Pola Oloixarac
Ongoingness by Sarah Manguso
The Thin Place by Kathryn Davis
Welcome to America by Linda Bostrom Knausgaard
Eros, The Bittersweet by Anne Carson
I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett
Observatory Mansions by Edward Carey
The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald (reread)
Drifts by Kate Zambreno
A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa
The Foundation Pit by Andrei Platonov (reread)
Will & Testament by Vigdis Hjorth
The War Within: Diaries from the Siege of Leningrad by Alexis Peri
Abandon Me by Melissa Febos
The Heavens by Sandra Newman
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson
Little Eyes by Samanta Schweblin
The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara
How Much of These Hills is Gold by C. Pam Zhang
Professor Andersen’s Night by Dag Solstad
Recitation by Bae Suah
Ice by Anna Kavan
O Fallen Angel by Kate Zambreno
Screen Tests by Kate Zambreno
The Lonely City by Olivia Laing
The Companions by Katie M. Flynn
Machine by Susan Steinberg
Axiomatic by Maria Tumarkin
Last Things by Jenny Offill
Hurrican Season by Fernanda Melchor
The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
The Hakawati by Rabih Alameddine
Wittgenstein’s Mistress by David Markson
Junebat by John Elizabeth Stintzi
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Homesick by Jennifer Croft
Temporary by Hilary Leichter
A Primer for Forgetting by Lewis Hyde
b, Book, and Me by Kim Sagwa
The Book of Anna by Carmen Boullosa
Kudos by Rachel Cusk
Transit by Rachel Cusk
Sofia Petrovna by Lydia Chukovskaya
The Einstein Intersection by Samuel Delany
Outline by Rachel Cusk (reread)
Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz
Topics of Conversation by Miranda Popkey
Nocilla Lab by Agustín Fernández Mallo
Nocilla Experience by Agustín Fernández Mallo
Nocilla Dream by Agustín Fernández Mallo
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson (reread)
Blockade Diary by Lidiya Ginzburg
Weather by Jenny Offill
Open City by Teju Cole
Socialist Realism by Trisha Low
The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon
The Descent of Alette by Alice Notley
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi (reread)
Orpheus by Jean Cocteau
The Master & Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (reread)
Jakarta by Rodrigo Márquez Tizano
The Museum of Unconditional Surrender by Dubravka Ugrešić
Calamities by Renee Gladman
Imagine Wanting Only This by Kristen Radtke
Valerie, or The Faculty of Dreams by Sara Stridsberg
Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli
The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz
The Fifth Head of Cerberus by Gene Wolfe
Suite for Barbara Loden by Nathalie Léger
Uzumaki by Juni Ito

(particular favorites are in bold)

PLAYS:

Betrayal by Harold Pinter
Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl
Aunt Dan & Lemon by Wallace Shawn
Jumpers by Tom Stoppard
Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth
Crave by Sarah Kane
Cleansed by Sarah Kane
Phaedra’s Love by Sarah Kane
Blasted by Sarah Kane

(plays are listed separately ’cause it feels like they count differently, idk!)