2018 Reading List

Tom Wolfe – The Bonfires of the Vanities

Paul Beatty – Slumberland

Jonathan Safran Foer – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Joe Hagan – Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine

Joyce Carol Oates – The Gravedigger’s Daughter

Nathan Englander – For the Relief of Unbearable Urges: Stories

Edith Wharton – The Custom of the Country

Jonathan Franzen – The End of the End of the Earth: Essays

Jeff Tweedy – Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.

Haruki Murakami – Killing Commendatore

Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway – Merchants of Doubt

Maggie Nelson – The Argonauts

Han Kang – The Vegetarian

Rachel Cusk – Outline

Helen DeWitt – The Last Samurai

Johnny Black – Reveal: The Story of R.E.M.

Chinua Achebe – Things Fall Apart

Nate Chinen – Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century

Ian McEwan – Atonement

Zora Neale Hurston – Their Eyes Were Watching God

Kerry Patterson – Crucial Conversations

Scott McClanahan – Crapalachia: A Biography of a Place

Anthony Bourdain – Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

Sylvia Plath – The Bell Jar

Alan Watts – This Is It: and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience

Steven Brill – America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

Franz Kafka – The Trial

Truman Capote – In Cold Blood

Yasunari Kawabata – House of the Sleeping Beauties and Other Stories

Jordy Rosenberg – Confessions of the Fox

Joy Williams – Ninety-Nine Stories of God

Edith Wharton – The Age of Innocence

Virginia Woolf – Mrs. Dalloway

John Bartlett – Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations

D.H. Lawrence – Sons and Lovers

Sylvia Plath – Ariel

Herman Melville – Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street

William Faulkner – Absalom, Absalom!

Adam Levin – Hot Pink

Thomas Paine – Common Sense

Hanif Abdurraqib – They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us

Sylvia Plath – The Colossus and Other Poems

Tommy Orange – There There

Oliver Sacks – Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

Julia Fierro – The Gypsy Moth Summer

Kazuo Ishiguro – The Remains of the Day

Malcolm Lowry – Under the Volcano

Thomas Mann – Death in Venice

Zadie Smith – NW

Jay McInerney – Bright Lights, Big City

C.V. Wedgwood – The Thirty Years War

Bill Flanagan – U2 at the End of the World

Joseph Mitchell – Up in the Old Hotel

Emily Brontë – Wuthering Heights

James Baldwin – Notes of a Native Son

David Foster Wallace – Oblivion

Hilton Als – White Girls

Crispin Kott and Mike Katz – Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to New York City

Questlove – Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation

E.L. Doctorow – The Waterworks

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Americanah

Henry Miller – The Books in My Life

Harper Lee – Go Set a Watchman

David Foster Wallace – A Supposedly Fun Things I’ll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples – Saga, Vol. 1

Colson Whitehead – The Underground Railroad

Liz Climo – Lobster Is the Best Medicine: A Collection of Comics About Friendship

The Oatmeal – If My Dogs Were a Pair of Middle-Aged Men

Miranda July – The First Bad Man

Alison Bechdel – Fun Home

Betty Edwards – Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

Kliph Nesteroff – The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels, and the History of American Comedy

Scott Carr – Former Glory

James Baldwin – Giovanni’s Room

Michelle Alexander – The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Jane Smiley – The Sagas of Icelanders

Ursula K. Le Guin – A Wizard of Earthsea

Hugleikur Dagsson – The Very Worst of Dagsson

James Baldwin – The Fire Next Time

Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run

Tom Gauld – Baking With Kafka

Miranda July – No One Belongs Here More Than You

Susan Sontag – Under the Sign of Saturn: Essays

Dave Eggers – What Is the What

José Saramago – Death with Interruptions

Nathaniel Kressen – Concrete Fever

Matt Young – Eat the Apple

Gunnar Karlsson – History of Iceland

Richard Yates – Revolutionary Road

Moriel Rothman-Zecher – Sadness Is a White Bird

John Steinbeck – Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck – The Pearl

George Saunders – The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

Douglas Watson – A Moody Fellow Finds Love and Then Dies

Sam Quinones – Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

Erling Kagge – Silence: In the Age of Noise

Ahmed Saadawi – Frankenstein in Baghdad

Halldór Laxness – Independent People

Mark Frost – Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier

Lawrence Wright – The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

Barbara Demick – Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

2017 Reading List

2016 Reading List