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2017 Reading List

Now Reading

A mostly complete list of 2017’s reading:


waiting for barbariansJ. M. Coetzee.  Waiting for the Barbarians

Lena Andersson.  Willful Disregard

J. M. Coetzee.  Life & Times of Michael K

J. M. Coetzee.  The Childhood of Jesus

László Krasznahorkai.  Satantango

Kenzaburō Ōe.  The Silent Cry

Hilary Mantel.  Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, 1)

Glen Cook.  The Black Company (Chronicles of the Black Company, 1)

Hilary Mantel.  Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell, 2)

John Updike.  The Witches of Eastwick

Walter Wangerin, Jr.  The Book of the Dun Cow (Chanticleer, 1)

Elfriede Jelinek.  Greed

Michael Crichton.  The Andromeda Strain


Magazine Selections

Graphic Novels

Yon and Mu

Junji Ito.  Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu

Inio Asano.  A Girl on the Shore

Inio Asano.  Goodnight Punpun (Vol. 1-4)

Inio Asano.  Solanin

Rumiko Takahashi.  Lum: Urusei Yatsura. Perfect Collection (Urusei Yatsura #1)

Junji Ito.  Tomie: Complete Deluxe Edition


Young Adult Fiction

blue sword
Robin McKinley.  The Blue Sword (1982)

Robin McKinley.  The Hero and the Crown (1984)

Betty Ren Wright.  The Dollhouse Murders (1983)

E. L. Konigsburg.  Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth (1968)

Lois Lowry.  The Giver (1993)

Arthur Ransome.  Old Peter’s Russian Tales (1916)

William Mayne.  The World Upside Down (1958)

Betty K. Erwin.  Go to the Room of the Eyes (1969)

Walter Wangerin, Jr.  Potter, Come Fly to the First of the Earth (1985)

L.M. Boston.  The Children of Green Knowe (1954)



the dark valleyPiers Brendon. The Dark Valley: A Panorama of the 1930s

Arlie Russell Hochschild.  Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

Seung Sahn,  Hyon Gak Sunim (Editor).  Only Don’t Know: Selected Teaching Letters of Zen Master Seung Sahn

Nathan J. Robinson.  Trump: Anatomy of a Monstrosity

Ariel Levy.  Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture

Jonathan Harnum.  The Practice of Practice

Bruce Cannon Gibney.  A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America

Jonathan Allen, Amie Parnes.  Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign

Richard N. Haass.  A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order

John Kenneth Galbraith.  The Affluent Society

Damon Zahariades.  Fast Focus

Leil Lowndes.  How to Talk to Anyone

Colin Dickey.  Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places

Peter Pomerantsev.  Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia

Wolfgang Streeck.  Buying Time: The Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism


Magazine Selections

Essay / Poetry / Plays

EssayOnFearOfNarcissismSylvia Plath.  Collected Poems

Kristin Dombek.  The Selfishness of Others: An Essay on the Fear of Narcissism

Samuel Daniel.  Delia: Elizabethan Sonnet Cycle (1591-2)

Elizabeth Bishop.  Geography III (1976)

Elizabeth Bishop.  North & South (1946)

Dulce María Loynaz.  Against Heaven / Death Smashed to Pieces: Selected Poems

Ted Kooser.  The Poetry Home Repair Manual

Eduardo C. Corral.  Slow Lightning (2012)

Terrance Hayes.  Lighthead (2010)

Victoria Chang.  Barbie Chang (2017)


Magazine Selections




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2 Responses »

  1. Are you looking for more nonfiction books to read?

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