2017

THE SAVAGE DETECTIVES, by Roberto Bolaño

BRING UP THE BODIES, by Hilary Mantel

ON WRITING WELL, by William Zinsser

THE REFUGEES, by Viet Thanh Nguyen

LINCOLN IN THE BARDO, by George Saunders

ABSOLUTELY ON MUSIC: CONVERSATIONS WITH SEIJI OZAWA, by Haruki Murakami and Seiji Ozawa

TROPIC OF CANCER, by Henry Miller

HALF OF A YELLOW SUN, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

MAO II, by Don DeLillo

MARCH, by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD, by Gabriel García Márquez

MIDDLEMARCH, by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans Cross)

TIME TRAVEL: A HISTORY, by James Gleick

THE QUEUE, by Basma Abdel Aziz

MOONGLOW, by Michael Chabon

BLACK PANTHER, BOOK ONE: A NATION UNDER OUR FEET, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Stelfreeze, and Laura Martin

2016

THE COMPLETE STORIES, by Clarice Lispector

WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN, by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven

TAO TE CHING: A BOOK ABOUT THE WAY AND THE POWER OF THE WAY, by Lao Tzu, translated by Ursula K. Le Guin

THE FLAMETHROWERS, by Rachel Kushner

DEPT. OF SPECULATION, by Jenny Offill

CONCRETE ISLAND, by J.G. Ballard

NETWORKS OF NEW YORK, by Ingrid Burrington

V, by Thomas Pynchon

THE DOUBLE, by George Pelecanos

EUTHYPHRO, by Plato

SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, by Elizabeth Hardwick

MENO, by Plato

ISLAND BENEATH THE SEA, by Isabel Allende

SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL: ECONOMICS AS IF PEOPLE MATTERED, by E.F. Schumacher

WHY WE WRITE, edited by Meredith Maran

GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN, by James Baldwin

THE SEA, THE SEA, by Iris Murdoch

THE REPUBLIC, by Plato

ZAMA, by Antonio Di Benedetto

THE DARK NET, by Jamie Bartlett

FRANKENSTEIN, by Mary Shelley

ESSAYS IN ZEN BUDDHISM, SERIES ONE, by DT Suzuki

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, by Colson Whitehead

ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF IVAN DENISOVICH, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

LAROSE, by Louise Erdrich

THE WOMAN IN THE DUNES, by Kobo Abe

SOUTHERN BASTARDS, VOLUME ONE: HERE WAS A MAN, by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour

JANE EYRE, by Charlotte Brontë

ESSAYS AND POEMS, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

THE NIGHT OF THE GUN, by David Carr

SPEEDBOAT, by Renata Adler

CHILD OF GOD, by Cormac McCarthy

TO THE LIGHTHOUSE, by Virginia Woolf

INFINITE JEST, by David Foster Wallace

THE LITTLE FRIEND, by Donna Tartt

ZERO K, by Don DeLillo (review)

WAITING, by Ha Jin

THE ROUND HOUSE, by Louise Erdrich

GIOVANNI’S ROOM, by James Baldwin

AGAINST THE DAY, by Thomas Pynchon

THE WRITING LIFE, by Annie Dillard

STEERING THE CRAFT, by Ursula K. Le Guin

DISTRUST THAT PARTICULAR FLAVOR, by William Gibson

MY BRILLIANT FRIEND, by Elena Ferrante

THE NEWS: A USER’S MANUAL, by Alain De Botton

WOLF HALL, by Hilary Mantel

THE SYMPATHIZER, by Viet Thanh Nguyen

LETTERS FROM A STOIC, by Seneca

CEREMONY, by Leslie Marmon Silko

FORTUNE SMILES, by Adam Johnson

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, by Anthony Doerr

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

LIGHT IN AUGUST, by William Faulkner

THE CARTEL, by Don Winslow

STEALING REMBRANDT, by Anthony M. Amore and Tom Mashberg

2015

A LITTLE LIFE, by Hanya Yanagihara

THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, by John Le Carré

ZONE ONE, by Colson Whitehead

A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS, by Marlon James

THE CONFIDENCE MAN, by Herman Melville

ULYSSES, by James Joyce

THE MUSEUM OF EXTRAORDINARY THINGS, by Alice Hoffman

PURITY, by Jonathan Franzen

THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, by Carson McCullers

MYSTIC RIVER, by Dennis Lehane

INHERENT VICE, by Thomas Pynchon

PRODIGAL SUMMER, by Barbara Kingsolver

SUTTREE, by Cormac McCarthy

A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD, by Jennifer Egan

RAGTIME, by E.L. Doctorow

THE LOWLAND, by Jhumpa Lahiri

WORKING DAYS: THE JOURNALS OF THE GRAPES OF WRATH, by John Steinbeck

MAUS, by art spiegelman (re-read)

THE BURIED GIANT, by Kazuo Ishiguro

ZEN IN THE ART OF WRITING, by Ray Bradbury

2666, by Roberto Bolaño

THE SILENT CRY, by Kenzaburo Oe

THOMAS JEFFERSON: THE ART OF POWER, by Jon Meacham

THE PLAGUE OF DOVES, by Louise Erdrich

WAR AND PEACE, by Leo Tolstoy

THE FATAL FLAME, by Lynday Faye

BLEEDING EDGE, by Thomas Pynchon

GROTESQUE, by Natsuo Kirino

BLACK FRIDAY, by David Goodis (re-read)

FREEDOM, by Jonathan Franzen

ALIAS GRACE, by Margaret Atwood

AN ARTIST OF THE FLOATING WORLD, by Kazuo Ishiguro

MY DARK PLACES, by James Ellroy

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS, by Ernest Hemingway

NEUROMANCER, by William Gibson

EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU, by Celeste Ng

THE ASSASSINS, by Joyce Carol Oates

WORLD GONE BY, by Dennis Lehane

VINELAND, by Thomas Pynchon

DRACULA, by Bram Stoker (re-read)

DEAD WAKE:THE LAST CROSSING OF THE LUSITANIA, by Erik Larson

BLOOD MERIDIAN, by Cormac McCarthy

WHITE NOISE, by Don DeLillo

AS I LAY DYING, by William Faulkner

KINDRED, by Octavia Butler

THE BONE CLOCKS, by David Mitchell

THE EXECUTIONER’S SONG, by Norman Mailer

MEDITATIONS, by Marcus Aurelius

THE SATANIC VERSES, by Salman Rushdie

THE BLIND ASSASSIN, by Margaret Atwood

LIAR TEMPTRESS SOLDIER SPY: FOUR WOMEN UNDERCOVER IN THE CIVIL WAR, by Karen Abbott

2014

THE CRYING OF LOT 49, by Thomas Pynchon

SILENCE, by Shusaku Endo

THE ACCURSED, by Joyce Carol Oates

PLANET OF EXILE, by Ursula K. Le Guin

PORTNOY’S COMPLAINT, by Philip Roth

STONER, by John Williams

THE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT, by Amy Tan

THE PERIPHERAL, by William Gibson

THE RISE OF AURORA WEST, by Paul Pope, JT Petty and David Rubín

GRAVITY’S RAINBOW, by Thomas Pynchon

STATION ELEVEN, by Emily St. John Mandel

PERFIDIA, by James Ellroy

V FOR VENDETTA, by Alan Moore and David Lloyd

TELEGRAPH AVENUE, by Michael Chabon

THE HANDMAID’S TALE, by Margaret Atwood

COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE, by Haruki Murakami

THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, by Muriel Spark

THE GREAT GATSBY, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

UNEXPECTED STORIES, by Octavia Butler

THE BODY ARTIST, by Don DeLillo

PRAYERS FOR RAIN, by Dennis Lehane

WHAT I TALK ABOUT WHEN I TALK ABOUT RUNNING, by Haruki Murakami

WONDERLAND, by Joyce Carol Oates

SHAKEDOWN: FREDDY OTASH CONFESSES, by James Ellroy

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE, by Gabriel García Márquez

MEMENTO MORI, by Muriel Spark

THE FEVER, by Megan Abbott

MR. MERCEDES, by Stephen King

PATTERN RECOGNITION, by William Gibson

GOODBYE, COLUMBUS, by Philip Roth

THE ANGEL OF DARKNESS, by Caleb Carr

TENDER IS THE NIGHT, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER, by Junot Díaz

HARD-BOILED WONDERLAND AND THE END OF THE WORLD, by Haruki Murakami

SEVEN FOR A SECRET, by Lyndsay Faye

THE MASTER & MARGARITA, by Mikhail Bulgakov

THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt

DROWN, by Junot Díaz

THE BULLY PULPIT: THEODORE ROOSEVELT, WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF JOURNALISM, by Doris Kearns Goodwin

BUILDING STORIES, by Chris Ware

ZERO HISTORY, by William Gibson

THE SON, by Philipp Meyer

ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW, by Nathaniel Rich

THE LUMINARIES, by Eleanor Catton

MEANWHILE, by Jason Shiga

2013

BATTLING BOY, by Paul Pope

LIVE BY NIGHT, by Dennis Lehane

THE ORPHAN MASTER’S SON, by Adam Johnson

THE SECRET HISTORY, by Donna Tartt

THE NIGHT OF THE GUN, by David Carr

SPOOK COUNTRY, by William Gibson

THE GRAPES OF WRATH, by John Steinbeck

THE GODS OF GOTHAM, by Lyndsay Faye

DAWN, by Octavia E. Butler

THE MAID’S VERSION, by Daniel Woodrell

AFTER DARK, by Haruki Murakami

THE ROAD, by Cormac McCarthy

A DRINK BEFORE THE WAR, by Dennis Lehane

TENTH OF DECEMBER, by George Saunders

WHEN THE THRILL IS GONE, by Walter Mosley

WHITE TEETH, by Zadie Smith

THE GIVEN DAY, by Dennis Lehane

THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO, by Junot Díaz

JOYLAND, by Stephen King

THE COLD SIX THOUSAND, by James Ellroy

ASTERIOS POLYP, by David Mazzuchelli

LIBRA, by Don DeLillo

EASTERN WISDOM, MODERN LIFE: COLLECTED TALKS 1960-69, by Alan Watts

WINTER’S BONE, by Daniel Woodrell

LITTLE SCARLET, by Walter Mosley

VIRTUAL LIGHT, by William Gibson

THE ALIENIST, by Caleb Carr

LONG AFTER MIDNIGHT, by Ray Bradbury

A UNIVERSAL HISTORY OF INIQUITY, by Jorge Luis Borges (from COLLECTED FICTIONS)

DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY, by Erik Larson (2nd read-through)

TWELVE TALES OF SUSPENSE AND THE SUPERNATURAL, by Davis Grubb

THE SECRET SHARER, by Joseph Conrad

MICKEY MOUSE: THE RACE TO DEATH VALLEY, VOLUME ONE by Floyd Gottfredson

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, by Ken Kesey

POINT OMEGA, by Don DeLillo

THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU, by H.G. Wells

BRAVE NEW WORLD, by Aldous Huxley

TOMATO RED, by Daniel Woodrell

UNDERWORLD, by Don DeLillo (review)

PROPHET VOLUME ONE – REMISSION, by Brandon Graham (review)

THE DEATH OF SWEET MISTER, by Daniel Woodrell

SLOUCHING TOWARDS BETHLEHEM, by Joan Didion

THE GIVER, by Lois Lowry

FALLING MAN, by Don DeLillo

BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN, by Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor

11/22/63, by Stephen King

BATMAN NOEL, by Lee Bermejo

THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH, by Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer

BLOODY CRIMES: THE CHASE FOR JEFFERSON DAVIS AND THE DEATH PAGEANT FOR LINCOLN’S CORPSE, by James L. Swanson.