2016 Reading List

  • The Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance, by Jeff VanderMeer
  • Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell
  • Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie
  • A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing, by Eimer McBride
  • Viviane, by Julia Deck
  • The Way of Kings, by Branden Sanderson Nope; sorry
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll, by Tom Stoppard
  • Being and Nothingness, by Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Dhalgren, by Samual R. Delaney (I did a little excited dance when this came in the mail)
  • Emma, by Jane Austen (How have I not read this before? I have read P&P, S&S, Persuasion, and Northanger Abbey.)
  • The Parallax View, by Slavoj Zizek
  • The System of the World, by Neal Stephenson
  • The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Two Towers (finished 1/19) and The Return of the King (finished 1/30), also by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The History of Human Sexuality, by Michel Foucault
  • “The Library of Babel,” by Jorge Luis Borges (yes okay, it is a short story)
  • A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan

Off-list reading:

  1. Texts from Jane Eyre, by Mallory Ortberg
  2. The Princess and the Pony, by Kate Beaton
  3. Cecil, the Pet Glacier, by Matthea Harvey
  4. “The White Album,” by Joan Didion
  5. Angels in America, by Tony Kushner (reread)
  6. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir, by Roz Chast. Reviewed.
  7. Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel. Reviewed.