What I’m Reading


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 Alex 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


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