Reading Log

Books only.


On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint, Maggie Nelson

Having and Being Had, Eula Biss

Island in the City, Micah McCrary

Devotion, Dani Shapiro

Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch, Rivka Galchen

Pop Song, Larissa Pham

The Solace of Open Spaces, Gretal Ehlrich

Taipei, Tao Lin (after reading Trip and Leave Society in 2021)

Blue Nights, Joan Didion

A Body, Undone, Christina Crosby

My Body, Emily Ratajkowski

The Future of Nostalgia, Svetlana Boym

The Arkansas Delta Oral History Project, David A. Jolliffe, et al.

Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What It Means for America, Patrick J. Carr and Maria J. Kefalas

The Left Behind: Decline and Rage in Rural America, Robert Wuthnow

Jacket Weather, Mike DeCapite

Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of the World, Daniel Sherrell (did not finish but may return to) 

Ordinary Affects, Kathleen Stewart

Pure Colour, Sheila Heti

Vladimir, Julia May Jonas

A Life’s Work, Rachel Cusk

Slow Days, Fast Company, Eve Babitz

The Unreality of Memory, Elisa Gabbert

The Truth About Stories, Thomas King

Be Brief and Tell Them Everything, Brad Listi

Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics, José Esteban Muñoz

Heavy: An American Memoir, Kiese Laymon (for the second time)

Winter in the Blood, James Welch

Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller (did not finish but may return to)

Heartbroke, Chelsea Bieker

Reconstructing Dixie: Race, Gender, and Nostalgia in the Imagined South, Tara McPherson

Reward System, Jem Calder

Post-traumatic, Chantal V. Johnson

The Novelist, Jordan Castro

Whereabouts, Jhumpa Lahiri

Cowboys and East Indians, Nina McConigley

Bad Thoughts, Nada Alic

White Noise, Don DeLillo

Checkout 19, Claire-Louise Bennett

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard

Wilder, Claire Wahmanholm

Running While Black: Finding Freedom in a Sport that Wasn’t Build for us, Alison Mariella Désir

Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy, Angela Garbes

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, Cathy Park Hong

Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng

The Fifth Vital Sign, Lisa Hendrickson-Jack

She Is Haunted, Paige Clark

Lost Children Archive, Valeria Luiselli

Playing Indian, Philip J. Deloria


Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier

The Mars Room, Rachel Kushner

Popular Longing, Natalie Shapero

Dog Flowers, Danielle Geller

The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture, Daniel Maté and Gabor Maté (did not finish but may return to)

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Ina May Gaskin

Reclaiming Nostalgia: Longing for Nature in American Literature, Jennifer K. Ladino

Hill Women, Cassie Chambers

White Magic, Elissa Washuta (did not finish but may return to)

The Power of the Dog, Thomas Savage

Heaven is a Place On Earth, Adrian Shirk

Transformed by Birth, Britta Bushnell

Human Abstract, Karl Parker

Things I Don’t Want to Know, Deborah Levy

Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer (slowly, returning to some essays for second, third, or fourth time)

The Cost of Living, Deborah Levy