Reading List for 2016

  1. Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel
  2. Spring, David Szalay
  3. The New and Improved Romie Futch, Julia Elliott
  4. The Throwback Special, Chris Bachelder
  5. Madness, Rack, and Honey, Mary Ruefle
  6. All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doer
  7. Limonov, Emmanuel Carrere
  8. Running Dog, Don DeLillo
  9. Surrounded by Friends, Matthew Rohrer
  10. Dept. of Speculation, Jenny Offill
  11. The End of Days, Jenny Erpenbeck
  12. Ways to Disappear, Idra Novey
  13. Monastery, Eduardo Halfon
  14. See Now Then, Jamaica Kincaid
  15. The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle
  16. Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi
  17. All the King’s Men, Robert Penn Warren
  18. Other Men’s Daughters, Richard Stern
  19. My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante
  20. And Yet They Were Happy, Helen Phillips
  21. A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara
  22. The Association of Small Bombs, Karan Mahajan
  23. Stone Mattress, Margaret Atwood
  24. Montauk, Max Frisch
  25. Blindness, Jose Saramago
  26. Riddley Walker, Russell Hoban
  27. Bringing Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel
  28. U.S.!, Chris Bachelder
  29. The Wilds, Julia Elliott
  30. Inherited Disorders, Adam Ehrlich Sachs
  31. The Wife, Meg Wolitzer
  32. The Making of Zombie Wars, Aleksandar Hemon
  33. Beatrice, Stephen Dixon
  34. You Are Having a Good Time: Stories, Amie Barrodale
  35. All That Man Is, David Szalay
  36. The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047, Lionel Shriver
  37. The Nobodies Album, Carolyn Parkhurst
  38. Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf (reread)
  39. Occultation, Laird Barron
  40. Vacant Possession, Hilary Mantel
  41. Nitro Mountain, Lee Clay Johnson
  42. The Ghost Stories of Muriel Spark, Muriel Spark
  43. Ninety-nine Stories of God, Joy Williams
  44. Listen To Me, Hannah Pittard
  45. Breakfast of Champyions, Kurt Vonnegut
  46. The Boy Who Drew Monsters, Keith Donohue
  47. Erasure, Percival Everett
  48. The Fire Gospel, Michel Faber
  49. I Love Dick, Chris Kraus
  50. Twilight of the Superhero, Deborah Eisenberg (reread)
  51. The Man Within My Head, Pico Iyer
  52. H is for Hawk, Helen MacDonald
  53. Abbott Awaits, Chris Bachelder (reread)
  54. Spoils, Brian Van Reet
  55. Leaving the Atocha Station, Ben Lerner (reread)
  56. Brewster, Mark Slouka
  57. White Nights in Split Town City, Annie DeWitt
  58. Nightwork, Christine Schutt
  59. The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx
  60. To the Finland Station, Edmund Wilson
  61. Europe Central, William T. Vollman
  62. F, Daniel Kehlmann
  63. The Vegetarian, Han Kang
  64. Everything that Rises Must Converge, Flannery O’Connor (reread)
  65. The Brief History of the Dead, Kevin Brockmeier
  66. To Walk the Night, William Sloane
  67. Just Kids, Patti Smith
  68. Ready Player One, Ernest Cline
  69. The Sea, The Sea, Iris Murdoch