Books Read

title / author / date completed – – – – bolded titles are year’s favorite(s)

2020

  1. The Right Stuff (Tom Wolfe); Jan 3
  2. Life Studies (Robert Lowell); Jan 16
  3. Bel Canto (Anne Patchett); Jan 26
  4. Atomic Habits (James Clear); Feb 1
  5. Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides); Feb 7
  6. The Geography of Bliss (Eric Weiner): Mar 5
  7. Dusk and Other Stories (James Salter); Mar 15
  8. The Nix (Nathan Hill); Mar 20
  9. The Power Broker (Robert Caro); Apr 9
  10. Begin Mortal (Atul Gawande); Apr 11
  11. Antipoems (Nicanor Parra, trans Liz Werner); Apr 15
  12. There Is No Good Card For This (Kelsey Crowe, Emily McDowell); Apr 22
  13. Think and Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill); Apr 25
  14. This Side of Brightness (Collum McCann); May 2
  15. House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski); June 3
  16. Hitomi (NIck Jaina); June 7
  17. True Grit (Charles Portis); June 20
  18. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Jean-Dominique Bauby); June 30
  19. Loving Frank (Nancy Horan); July 25
  20. Buddha’s Office (Dan Zigmond); July 31
  21. Build A Career in Data Science (Emily Robinson, Jacqueline Nolis); Aug 3
  22. The Biggest Bluff (Maria Konnikova); Aug 14
  23. The Alienist (Caleb Carr); Aug 21
  24. The Devil In The White City (Erik Larson); Aug 22 – audiobook
  25. On The Move (Oliver Sacks); Sept 4
  26. The Natural (Bernard Malamud); Sept 10
  27. We Ride Upon Sticks (Quan Barry); Sept 16
  28. The Bronx is Burning (Jonathan Mahler); Sept 26
  29. City Poet:  The Life and Times of Frank O’Hara (Brad  Gooch); Oct 7
  30. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (John Berendt); Oct 21
  31. Sweet Theft: A Poet’s Commonplace Book (J.D. McCatchy); Nov 12
  32. A Gentleman In Moscow (Amos Towles) Nov 27
  33. The Wolf of Sarajevo (Matthew Palmer): Dec 17
  34. Fates & Furies (Lauren Groff); Dec 24
  35. How Not To Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking (Jordan Ellenberg); Dec 25
  36. Night Sky With Exit Wounds (Ocean Vuong); Dec 26

2019

  1. Dotcom Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company (Russell Brunson); Jan 2
  2. Parable Of The Sower (Octavia E. Butler); Jan 5
  3. Dr. Zhivago (Boris Pasternak); Jan 20
  4. Building A Storybrand (Donald Miller); Feb 4
  5. Crossing To Safety (Wallace Stegner); Feb 6
  6. Midwives (Chris Bohjalian); Feb 22
  7. How To Change Your Mind (Michael Pollan); Feb 24
  8. The Spirit of Science Fiction (Roberto Bolaño); Mar 4
  9. The Mastermind (Evan Ratliff); Mar 12
  10. Light Years (James Salter); Mar 21
  11. This is The Story Of A Happy Marriage (Ann Patchett); Apr 16
  12. The Sportswriter (Richard Ford); May 1
  13. Asymmetry (Lisa Halliday); June 13
  14. The Boys In The Boat (Daniel James Brown); June 26
  15. To Sell Is Human (Daniel Pink); June 29
  16. Wildlife (Richard Ford); July 9
  17. Inherent Vice (Thomas Pynchon); July 18
  18. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Yuval Noah Harari); July 29 (audiobook)
  19. The Sympathizer (Viet Thanh Nguyen); Aug 18
  20. Under The Volcano (Malcolm Lowry); Aug 26
  21. The Moviegoer (Walker Percy); Sept 3
  22. Robert Lowell in Love (Jeffrey Meyers); Sept 9
  23. Don’t Save Anything: Uncollected Essays (James Salter); Sept 10
  24. The Golden Ticket: P, NP, and the Search for the Impossible (Lance Fortnow); Sept 25
  25. Neon In Daylight (Hermione Hoby); Sept 30
  26. How To Do Nothing (Jenny Odell); Oct 10
  27. On Earth, We’re Briefly Gorgeous (Ocean Vuong); Oct 24
  28. The Vegetarian (Han Kang); Nov 1
  29. 722 Miles: The Building of the Subways…. (Clifton Hood); Nov 3
  30. The Botany of Desire (Michael Pollan); Nov 7
  31. Garden Time (W.S. Merwin); Nov 14
  32. Cigarettes, Inc. (Nan Enstad); Nov 18
  33. Marshall McLuhan: The Medium And the Messenger (Philip Marchand); Dec 5
  34. Lost in Translation (Eva Hoffman); Dec 15
  35. Tribe Of Mentors (Tim Ferriss); Dec 18
  36. The Dolphin (Robert Lowell); Dec 21
  37. Man’s Search For Meaning (Victor Frankl); Dec 24

2018

  1. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Michael Chabon); March 25
  2. The Secret History (Donna Tartt); April 23
  3. The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt); May 6
  4. Horace and Me (Harry Eyres); May 9
  5. The Little Friend (Donna Tartt); May 20
  6. Notes on Camp (Susan Sontag); June 12 
  7. Siddhartha (Herman Hesse); June 16
  8. Special Topics in Calamity Physics (Marisha Pessl); July 13
  9. The Caveman’s Valentine (George Dawes Green); July 19
  10. The Immortalists (Chloe Benjamin); July 21
  11. My Absolute Darling (Gabriel Tallent); July 23
  12. Less (Andrew Sean Greer); July 26
  13. Your Heart Is A Muscle The Size Of a Fist (Sunil Yapa); Aug 2
  14. Colorless Tsukuru Tazkai And His Years Of Pilgrimage (Haruki Murakami); Aug 6
  15. A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara); August 18
  16. American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis); August 24
  17. Old School (Tobias Wolff); September 1
  18. Lincoln In The Bardo (George Saunders); September 23
  19. The City In Which I Love You (Li-Young Lee): September 25
  20. The Hours (Michael Cunningham); September 27
  21. A Way In The World (V.S. Naipaul); Oct 1
  22. The Rosie Project (Graeme Simsion); Oct 3
  23. What Wast Lost (Catherine O’Flynn); Oct 8
  24. The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead); Oct 21
  25. The Game (Neil Strauss); Oct 23
  26. Self-Editing for Fiction Writers (Renni Browne, Dave King); Oct 23
  27. The Circle (Dave Eggers); Oct 26
  28. The Sellout (Paul Beatty); Nov 13
  29. Poetry Will Save Your Life (Jill Bialosky); Nov 21
  30. Letters To A Young Writer (Colum McCann): Nov 27
  31. Draft #4 (John McPhee); Dec 1
  32. Angle of Repose (Wallace Stegner); Dec 13
  33. Memory Wall (Anthony Doerr); Dec 16
  34. The Locals (Jonathan Dee); Dec 21
  35. Bright Lights, Big City (Jay McInerney) Dec 23