2008-17 Books

2017 Books

Swing Time  by Zadie Smith

Stories of Your Life and others  by Ted Chiang

Between the World and Me  by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Association of Small Bombs  by Karan Mahajan

The Plague  by Albert Camus  (at Sea Ranch)

Answered Prayers  by Truman Capote

If Our Bodies Could Talk  by James Hamblin

Burr  by Gore Vidal

How to Watch a Movie  by David Thomson

My Struggle:  Book 5  by Karl Ove Knausgaard

The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell  by W. Kamau Bell

I Loved You More  by Tom Spanbauer

Mysterious Skin  by Scott Heim

Lincoln in the Bardo  by George Saunders

Another Country  by James Baldwin

Shrill  by Lindy West

No Other World  by Rahul Mehta

Ghostwritten  by David Mitchell

Carsick  by John Waters

Less  by Andrew Sean Greer

Drinking at the Movies  by Julia Wertz

Parable of the Sower  by Octavia E.  Butler


2016 Books

The Late Monsieur Gallet  by Georges Simeonon

The First Bad Man  by Miranda July

My Struggle:  Book 3  by Karl Ove Knausgaard

A Little Life  by Hanya Yanagihara

Pride and Prejudice  by Jane  Austen

On Chesil Beach  by Ian McEwan

My Struggle:  Book 4  by Karl Ove Knausgaard

I Hate the Internet.  by Jarett Kobek

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle  by Haruki Murakami (second read)

The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness  by Rebecca Solnit

Silver Screen Fiend  by Patton Oswalt

Call Me by Your Name  by André Aciman

Satantango  by László Krasznahorkai

The Sellout  by Paul Beatty

The Miner  by Natsume Sōseki

2015 Books

The Portrait of a Lady  by Henry James

This is How You Lose Her  by Junot Diaz

Satin Island  by Tom McCarthy

Whatever  by Michel Houellebecq

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

My Struggle Book 2   by Karl Ove Knausgaard

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour  by Joshua Ferris

Dance Dance Dance  by Haruki Murakami

The Goldfinch  by Donna Tartt

Little Failure, a memoir  by Gary Shteyngart

Gods Without Men  by Hari Kunzru

Purity  by Jonathan Franzen

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

The Circle  by Dave Eggers

Slade House  by David Mitchell

The Big Screen  by David Thomson

2014 Books

Bring Up the Bodies  by Hilary Mantel

The Finkler Question  by Howard Jacobson

Number 9 Dream by David Mitchell

Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out by Mo Yan

London Triptych by Jonathan Kemp

The Bend of the World by Jacob Bacharach

Telegraph Avenue  by Michael Chabon

The Luminaries  by Eleanor Catton

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage  by Haruki Murakami

All the Sad Young Literary Men  by Keith Gessen

Embassytown  by China Mieville

Odds Against Tomorrow  by Nathaniel Rich

Measuring the World  by Daniel Kehlmann

My Struggle: Book 1  by

2013 Books

Swamplandia!  by Karen Russell

Are You My Mother?  by Alison Bechdel

The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

Civilwarland in Bad Decline  by George Saunders

The Marriage Plot  by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Dinner  by Herman Koch

NW by Zadie Smith

Fear of Music by Jonathan Letham (33 1/3 music series)

Pym by Mat Johnson

The Keep by Jennifer Egan

The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

Men in Space by Tom McCarthy

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

2012 Books

“A Visit From the Good Squad” by Jennifer Egan

“Super Sad True Love Story” by Gary Shteyngart

“C” by Tom McCarthy

“Kraken” by China Mieville

“The Art of Fielding” by Chad Harbach

“One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (at Sea Ranch)

2011 Books

“Let the Great World Spin” by Colum McCann

“The City and the City” by China Mieville

“A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole

“A Density of Souls” by Christopher Rice

“Chronic City” by Jonathan Lethem

“The Lost Books of the Odyssey” by Zachary Mason

“Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World” by Haruki Murakami

“The Stranger’s Child” by Alan Hollinghurst

“The  White Tiger” by Aravind Adiga

“A Place of Greater Safety” by Hilary Mantel

“1Q84″ by Haruki Murakami

2010 Books

“The Leopard”  by Guiseppe di Lampedusa

“The  Boy Detective Fails” by Joe Meno

“The Brooklyn Follies” by Paul Auster

“The Sower” by Kemble Scott

“A Short History of Women” by Kate Walbert

“Wolf Hall” by  Hilary Mantel

“Let the Right One In”  by John Ajvide Lindqvist

“The City and the Pillar” by Gore Vidal

“Vineland” by Thomas Pynchon

“God Says No” by James Hannaham

“The Believers” by Zoe Heller

“Christine Falls” by Benjamin Black

“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

“The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet” by David Mitchell”

Hotel de Dream” by Edmund White

“Freedom” by Jonathan Franzen

2009 Books

“Starbucked” by Taylor Clark

“Icelander” by Dustin Long

“Divisadero” by Michael Ondaatje

“The Sorrows of an American” by Siri Hustvedt

“The Housekeeper and the Professor” by Yoko Ogawa

Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste” by Carl Wilson

“Kitchen” by Banana Yoshimoto

McSweeney’s Issue 29 by various

“The Master” by Colm Tóibín

“Then We Came to the End” by Joshua Ferris

“Netherland” by Joseph O’Neill

“All Shall Be Well; And All Shall Be Well; And All Manner of Things Shall Be Well” by Tod Wodicka

“Kuhaku- and Other Accounts From Japan” edited by Bruce Rutledge

“The Varieties of Scientific Experience” by Carl Sagan

“The Reasons I Won’t Be Coming” by Elliot Perlman

“The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” by David Wroblewki

“The New York Trilogy” by Paul Auster

“Traffic” by Tom Vanderbilt

“The Ring” by Richard Chopping

“The Wind-up Bird Chronicle” by Haruki Murakami

“Decline and Fall” by Evelyn Waugh (at Sea Ranch)

“A Single Man” by Christopher Isherwood

McSweeney’s Issue 25 by various

“The 19th Wife” by David Ebershoff

“Real World” by Natsuo Kirino

“A Model World and Other Stories” by Michael Chabon

“Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name” by Vendela Vida

“Cloud Atlas” by David Mitchell

“Don’t Get Too Comfortable” by David Rakoff

2008 Books

“The Children’s Hospital” by Chris Adrian
“The Lemur” by Benjamin Black (NYT Mag. serial)
“Grotesque” by Natsuo Kirino
“Arlington Park” by Rachel Cusk
“Alternatives to Sex” by Stephen McCauley
“Suite Francaise” by Irene Nemirovsky
“The Secret History” by Donna Tartt
“For the Relief of Unbearable Urges” by Nathan Englander
“Heyday” by Kurt Andersen

“Remainder” by Tom McCarthy

“The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Juno Diaz

“The Man Without Qualities- Vol. I” by Robert Musil

“Gentlemen of the Road” by Michael Chabon

“Adverbs” by Daniel Handler

“Anansi Boys” by Neil Gaiman

“Midnight’s Children” by Salman Rushdie



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