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I am obsessed with books, book lists and am always curious about what other people read. Here is an ongoing log of other people's books I've been reading and thinking about, cover to cover. The list is chronological and does not include books I casually dip into.

2015
Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
JFK Assassination Logic: How to Think about Claims of Conspiracy – John McAdams
Beloved – Toni Morrison
Pale Fire - Vladimir Nabokov
The Women – T.C. Boyle
We Have Always Lived in the Castle – Shirley Jackson
Many Masks. A Life of Frank Lloyd Wright – Brendan Gill
The Fellowship: The Untold Story of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Fellowship - Roger Friedland, Harold Zellman
The Lottery and Other Stories - Shirley Jackson
The Magus – John Fowles
Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle
A Wind in the Door – Madeleine L’Engle
Everything is Illuminated - Jonathon Safran Foer
The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins
House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski
Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris
Role Models – John Waters
Cruel Shoes – Steve Martin
It Chooses You – Miranda July
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs – Chuck Klosterman

2016
Girl with Curious Hair – David Foster Wallace
Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
July’s People – Nadine Gordimer
Anthills of the Savannah – Chinua Achebe
Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lariri
Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing
The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny – Peter McGraw
The Color Purple – Alice Walker
Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation – Mitch Horowitz
The Sound and The Fury – William Faulkner
Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Situation Comedy: Humor in Recent Art – Dominic Molon
Go Tell it on the Mountain – James Baldwin
The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
Underworld – Don DeLillo
The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time - Maria Konnikova
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - John Perkins
Jazz – Toni Morrison
Black Notice – Patricia Cornwell
We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Awakening and Selected Stories – Kate Chopin
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz
The Flamethrowers – Rachel Kushner
Just Kids – Patti Smith
M Train – Patti Smith
Mao II – Don DeLillo
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson
The Mantle and Other Stories – Nikoli Gogol
Go Ask Alice – Beatrice Sparks
Candide - Voltaire
Our Lady of the Flowers – Jean Genet
The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
Chicago Noir: The Classics, ed. Joe Meno
Bluets – Maggie Nelson
Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite – Suki Kim

2017
A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories – Lucia Berlin
Drawing Time, Reading Time – Claire Gilman
Chelsea Girls – Eileen Myles
Every Day is for the Thief – Teju Cole
In the Country – Mia Alvar
Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi
Winesburg, Ohio – Sherwood Anderson
The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton
The Sellout – Paul Beatty
The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
10:04 – Ben Lerner
Lost in the City – Edward P. Jones
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race – Jesmyn Ward
Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
The Known World – Edward P. Jones
A History of the World in 10 ½ Chapters – Julian Barnes
Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin
Spies of the Civil War: An Interactive Espionage Adventure – Michael Burgan
River City Secrets – Lana Krumwiede
Haunted Richmond: The Shadows of Shockoe – Scott Bergman
True Richmond Stories – Harry Kollatz
Blood Meridian – Cormac McCarthy
Dept. Of Speculation – Jenny Offill
The Strange Library – Haruki Murakami






Other People's Books
2017