What I’m Reading


Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar
Known and Strange Things by Teju Cole


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
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
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)


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!)