Reading List for 2020

  1. Best American Short Stories 2019, Ed. Anthony Doerr
  2. The Sweet Indifference of the World, Peter Stamm
  3. Dubliners, James Joyce (reread)
  4. Girl in Snow, Danya Kukafka
  5. The Memory Police, Yoko Ogawa
  6. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley (reread)
  7. A Suspension of Mercy, Patricia Highsmith
  8. The Member of the Wedding, Carson McCullers
  9. The Granta Book of the Irish Short Story, ed. Anne Enright
  10. Cleanness, Garth Greenwell
  11. In a Cafe, Mary Lavin
  12. A Beautiful Crime, Christopher Bollen
  13. Shakespeare’s Kitchen, Lore Segal
  14. Apartment, Teddy Wayne
  15. Weather, Jenny Offill
  16. After Rain, William Trevor
  17. My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Ottessa Moshfegh
  18. Undermajorduomo Minor, Patrick DeWitt
  19. Threshold, Rob Doyle
  20. Young Skins, Colin Barrett
  21. The City We Became, N.K. Jemisin
  22. Outerbridge Reach, Robert Stone
  23. The Dooms Day Book, Connie Willis
  24. How to Live – or – A Life of Montaigne, Sarah Blackwell
  25. Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. LeGuin (reread)
  26. Transit, Anna Seghers
  27. The Tombs of Atuan, Ursula K. LeGuin (reread)
  28. Trust Exercise, Susan Choi
  29. Educated, Tara Westover
  30. The Idiot, Elif Batuman
  31. All the Little Live Things, Wallace Stegner
  32. Disappearing Earth, Julia Phillips
  33. Optic Nerve, María Gainza
  34. Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare (reread)
  35. The Farthest Shore, Ursula K. LeGuin (reread)
  36. My Life as a Russian Novel, Emmanuel Carrère
  37. Bunny, Mona Awad
  38. Eastman Was Here, Alex Gilvarry
  39. The Stepford Wives, Ira Levin
  40. The Maytrees, Anne Dillard
  41. Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, Paul Tremblay
  42. Marya: a Life, Joyce Carol Oates
  43. The Crying of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon (reread)
  44. Pale Horse, Pale Rider, Katherine Anne Porter
  45. Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino
  46. The White Lantern, Evan S. Connell
  47. Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story, Ed. Loren Stein and Sadie Stein
  48. Flights, Olga Tokarczuk
  49. Red Pill, Hari Kunzru
  50. Leave the World Behind, Rumaan Alan
  51. Crossing to Safety, Wallace Stegner
  52. White Tears, Hair Kunzru
  53. Intimations, Zadie Smith
  54. The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead
  55. Exciting Times, Naoise Dolan
  56. Woodcutters, Thomas Bernhard
  57. Tomorrow and Tomorrow, Tom Sweterlitsch
  58. If it Bleeds, Stephen King
  59. Sweetland, Michael Crummey
  60. Go, Went, Gone, Jenny Erpenbeck