acdw

read

Books I’ve been reading

Working at a library has its perks – for example, it’s exceedingly easy for me to get new books to read (even easier than going to the library and checking them out for free, I get them delivered directly to my desk). When I finish a book (usually), I will write a little something about what I thought and put it here.

Readlist

What follows is a list of books I’d like to read at some point in my life. It is ever growing, and only sometimes shrinking. When I get around to reading and reviewing one of these books I’ll link the title to my review. You can find the books online at the [link] links.

  • Against WhichRoss Gay
  • Broken HierarchiesGeoffrey Hill
  • Catalog of Unabashed GratitudeRoss Gay
  • Citizen: An American LyricClaudia Rankine
  • Collected PoemsJack Gilbert
  • Collected PoemsMark Strand
  • Elegy for a Broken MachinePatrick Phillips
  • NoxAnne Carson
  • SelfwolfMark Halliday
  • The Book of NightmaresGalway Kinnell
  • The Dead Girls Speak in UnisonDanielle Pafunda
  • The Golden ApplesEudora Welty
  • The Great Enigma: New Collected PoemsTomas Transtromer
  • The InfinitesimalsLaura Kasischke
  • What Work IsPhilip Levine
  • What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for PoisonCamille Dungy
  • Wolf CentosSimone Muench
  • AntigonickAnne Carson & Bianca Stone
  • Doctor PlaceboAlan Wall
  • Exploding the PhonePhil Lapsley
  • Letters to a Young PoetRainer Maria Rilke
  • Love’s WorkGillian Rose
  • Reality HungerDavid Shields
  • S/ZRoland Barthes
  • Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, and Other Typographical MarksKeith Houston
  • Stolen Lightning: The Social Theory of MagicDaniel Lawrence O’Keefe
  • The SculptorScott McCloud
  • The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the ImaginationUrsula K. Le Guin
  • VeganomiconIsa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero
  • NewsfailJamie Kilsten & Allison Kilkenny
  • The Poetics of SpaceGaston Bachelard & Maria Jolas & John R. Stilgoe
  • Alphabetical AfricaWalter Abish
  • Battle RoyaleKoushun Takami
  • Beloved IdeaAnn Killough
  • Dark Lord: The Early YearsJamie Thomson
  • DhalgrenSamuel R. Delany
  • EdgeKoji Suzuki
  • Geek LoveKatherine Dunn
  • GoliathTom Gauld
  • Greasy Lake & other storiesT. Coraghessan Boyle
  • HopscotchJulio Cortazar
  • Infinite JestDavid Foster Wallace
  • JRWilliam Gaddis
  • Johnny Got His GunDalton Trumbo
  • Once Upon an AlphabetOliver Jeffers
  • PaprikaYasutaka Tsutsui
  • Swann’s WayMarcel Proust
  • The Story of the Stone, vol. 1: The Golden DaysCao Xueqin
  • The TunnelWilliam H. Gass
  • The UnfortunatesB. S. Johnson
  • The Year of Magical ThinkingJoan Didion
  • To the LighthouseVirginia Woolf
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About LoveRaymond Carver
  • You’re All Just Jealous of My JetpacklinkTom Gauld
  • The Mote in God’s EyeLarry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
  • The SandmanNeil Gaiman
  • Three Tragedies: Blood Wedding, Yerma, Bernarda AlbaFederico Garcia Lorca
  • BacchaeEuripides
  • On a SunbeamlinkTillie Walden
  • Sorcery 101linkKel McDonald
  • Luminous AirplaneslinkPaul La Farge
  • SnarlbearlinkNatalie Riess
  • 17776linkJon Bols
  • Their Eyes Were Watching GodZora Neal Hurston
  • The Autobiography of My MotherJamaica Kincaid
  • NightwoodDjuna Barnes
  • TracksLouise Erdich
  • Becoming Madame MaoAnchee Min
  • FoxfireJoyce Carol Oates
  • My Brilliant FriendElena Ferrante
  • HungerRoxanne Gay
  • Post Scarcity AnarchismMurray Bookchin
  • People’s CapitalismJ. S. Albus
  • The Second Machine AgeErik Brynjolfsson & Andrew McAffee
  • AmatkaKarin Tidbeck
  • The Core of the SunJohanna Sinisalo
  • The Raw and the CookedClaude Levi-Strauss
  • NeuromancerWilliam Gibson
  • Verbal BehaviorB. F. Skinner
  • Astro Boy OmnibusOsamu Tezuka
  • A Contract with God and Other Tenement StoriesWill Eisner
  • Stranger in a Strange LandRobert Heinlein
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?Philip K. Dick
  • The Handmaid’s TaleMargaret Atwood
  • The GunslingerStephen King
  • Starship TroopersRobert Heinlein
  • A Canticle for LeibowitzWalter M. Miller
  • The Mists of AvalonMarion Zimmer Bradley
  • RingworldLarry Niven
  • The Left Hand of DarknessUrsula K. Le Guin
  • The Last UnicornPeter S. Beagle
  • Consider PhlebasIain M. Banks
  • So Sad TodayMelissa Broder
  • Moonlight IslandJin Tao
  • Distant LoveTong Enzheng
  • Reflections of EarthZheng Wenguang
  • The Art of DeathEdwidge Danticat
  • Behold the DreamersImbolo Mbue
  • AmericanahChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Carrying Knowledge Up a Palm TreeTaban lo Liyong
  • HomegoingYaa Gyasi
  • We Need New NamesNoViolet Bulawayo
  • Teaching My Mother How to Give BirthWarsan Shire
  • Under the Udala TreesChinelo Okparanta
  • SenselessnessHoracio Castellanos Moya
  • Concerto al-QudsAdonis
  • KintuJennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
  • The Image of the CityKevin Lynch
  • We the AnimalsJustin Torres
  • EuphoriaLily King
  • The Wind-Up Bird ChronicleHaruki Murakami
  • Things that AreAmy Leach
  • JazzToni Morrison
  • Rabbit CakeAnnie Hartnett
  • The Rules Do Not ApplyAriel Levy