2019 Reading List

This year, Brady Gerber is reading…

Helen DeWitt – Some Trick

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah – Friday Black

ZZ Packer – Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

Lisa Taddeo – Three Women

Matthew Desmond – Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Denis Johnson – The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories

Philip Glass – Words Without Music

Julian Barnes – The Sense of an Ending

Thomas E. Ricks – Churchill & Orwell

Ali Smith – Autumn

Herman Melville – Moby-Dick

George Orwell – A Collection of Essays

Simon Reynolds – Energy Flash

Kate Bernheimer – How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales

Sam Shepard – Spy of the First Person

Ling Ma – Severance

Kate Bernheimer and Laird Hunt – Office at Night

Matt Johnson – Loving Day

Jason Brown – Why the Devil Chose New England for His Work

Jesse Ball – The Divers’ Game

Patrick DeWitt – French Exit

Henrik Ibsen – A Doll’s House and Other Plays

Edna O’Brien – James Joyce

Toni Morrison – Beloved

David A. Carson – Grit, Noise, and Revolution: The Birth of Detroit Rock ‘n’ Roll

Gary Graff & Tom Weschler – Travelin’ Man: On the Road and Behind the Scenes with Bob Seger

Steve Miller – Detroit Rock City

Edward Sarkis Balian – Turn the Page: The Bob Seger Story

Sally Rooney – Normal People

Téa Obreht – The Tiger’s Wife

Colum McCann – Thirteen Ways of Looking

Peter Carey – A Long Way from Home

Rob Sheffield – On Bowie

Tayari Jones – An American Marriage

William Finnegan – Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

Haruki Murakami – The Elephant Vanishes

Kim Gordon – Girl in a Band

Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch

Helen MacDonald – H is for Hawk

Ta-Nehisi Coates – The Beautiful Struggle

Haruki Murakami & Seiji Ozawa – Absolutely On Music: Conversations

Stephen Hawking – Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Anthony Doerr – Memory Wall

Maggie Shipstead – Seating Arrangements

Karan Mahajan – The Association of Small Bombs

Mark Manson – The Subtle Art of Not Giving a #@%!

Caroline Criado Perez – Invisible Women

George R.R. Martin – A Game of Thrones

David Finkel – The Good Soldiers

Sally Rooney – Conversations with Friends

Dexter Filkins – The Forever War

Jaroslav Kalfař – Spaceman of Bohemia

Thomas Pierce – The Afterlives

Jared Diamond – Guns, Germs & Steel

Maurice Carlos Ruffin – We Cast a Shadow

Lauren Wilkinson – American Spy

Terry Southern – The Magic Christian

Benjamin Dreyer – Dreyer’s English

Steven Hyden – Twilight of the Gods

Dorian Lynskey – 33 Revolutions per Minute

Austin Kleon – Keep Going

James Baldwin – Another Country

Ben Myers – Green Day: American Idiots & the New Punk Explosion

Marc Spitz – Nobody Likes You

Elvis Costello – Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink

Orhan Pamuk – Istanbul: Memories and the City

Elizabeth McCracken – Bowlaway

Sam Lipsyte – Hark

Hanif Abdurraqib – Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest

Lisa Halliday – Asymmetry

Heidi Julavits – The Vanishers

Binnie Kirshenbaum – History on a Personal Note

Joshua Furst – Short People

Rivka Galchen – Little Labors

Anne Carson – The Beauty of the Husband

Ben Marcus – The Flame Alphabet

Nathan Englander – Dinner at the Center of the Earth

Paul Beatty – The White Boy Shuffle

Ian Hunter – The Diary of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star

Wayne D. Dosick – Living Judaism

Anita Diamant – Choosing a Jewish Life

Tom Wolfe – The Bonfire of the Vanities

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