Reading list

currently reading
finished reading


  1. Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  2. The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
  3. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  4. American Pastoral by Philip Roth
  5. On Such a Full Sea by Chang Rae Lee
  6. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
  7. Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski
  8. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
  9. Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
  10. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  11. Stoner by John Williams
  12. Red Sorghum by Mo Yan
  13. The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli
  14. The Ask by Sam Lipsyte
  15. The Isolation Door by Anish Majumdar
  16. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  17. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  18. Farewell Fred Voodoo by Amy Wilentz
  19. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  20. Waiting by Ha Jin
  21. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
  22. The Infatuations by Javier Marias
  23. The Story of Awkward
  24. The Oddfits by Tiffany Tsao
  25. The Incarnations by Susan Barker
  26. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
  27. The Lucifer Connection by David Watts
  28. The Girls by Emma Cline
  29. A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
  30. The Traveler by Chris Solano
  31. Sugar by Dierdre Hall
  32. Grave of Hummingbirds by Jennifer Skutelsky
  33. Come Away with Me by Karma Brown
  34. The Temple of Iconoclasts by J. Rodolfo Wilcock
  35. The Marvelous Misadventures of Ingrid Winter
  36. Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood
  37. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  38. The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards
  39. Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie

Shorts (stories, plays, essays)

  1. Eleven Kinds of Loneliness
  2. Dear Life by Alice Munro
  3. Bark by Lorrie Moore
  4. Tenth of December by George Saunders
  5. Gold Boy, Emerald Girl by Yiyun Li
  6. Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie
  7. The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison
  8. Elective Affinities by Goethe
  9. The Death of the Moth by Virginia Woolf
  10. We Learn Nothing by Tim Kreider
  11. The Scribner’s Anthology
  12. Emotional Rescue by Ben Greenman
  13. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  14. The Last Days of Kafka
  15. Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit


  1. My Heart is an Idiot by Davy Rothbart
  2. Love is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield
  3. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  4. On Writing by Stephen King
  5. The Mexico City Reader
  6. Gulp by Mary Roach
  7. The Story of the Human Body by Daniel Lieberman
  8. Anatomies: a Cultural History of the Human Body by Hugh Aldersey-Williams
  9. This Explains Everything by John Brockman
  10. The Rose Hotel by Rahimeh Andalibian
  11. From Silk to Silicon by Jeffrey E. Garten
  12. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  13. Duel with the Devil by Paul Collins
  14. Final Chapters by Jim Bernhard
  15. Darkness Visible by William Styrion
  16. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
  17. Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli
  18. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
  19. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  20. Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli
  21. Tolstoy and the Purple Chair
  22. The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt


  1. Rilke (Selected Poems)
  2. Jack Gilbert (Collected Poems)
  3. Leonard Cohen (The Book of Longing)
  4. Time and Materials by Robert Hass
  5. Abide by James Adam York
  6. Vice by Ai
  7. What Work Is by Philip Levine
  8. Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Glück
  9. The Dream of a Common Language by Adrienne Rich
  10. Halflife by Meghan O’Rourke
  11. A Point is That Which Has No Part by Liz Waldner
  12. Tomorrow’s Living Room by Jason Whitmarsh
  13. Like a Beggar by Ellen Bass
  14. Fifteen Poems by Leonard Cohen

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