Reading Log


  1. ON WRITING by Stephen King (craft) re-read
  3. JOHNNY APPLESEED by Joshua Whitehead (F) novel X 2
  4. HOW FICTION WORKS by James Wood (craft)* re-read
  5. HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL IN 90 DAYS by Alan Watts (craft)* X 2
  6. CATARACT CITY by Craig Davidson (F) novel (bro book)
  7. THE CHRONOLOGY OF WATER by Lidia Yuknavitch (memoir)
  8. THE LAST NUDE by Ellis Avery (F) novel
  9. ZEPPLIN NIGHTS by Jerry White (NF) history of WW1 X2
  10. SEARCH FOR TERRY PUNCHOUT by Tyler Hellard (F) novel
  11. THE LIAR’S CLUB by Mary Karr (NF + memoir)
  12. NEVER MIND by Edward St. Aubyn (F) novel*
  13. GREAT WAR LETTERS by The Times (NF) X 2
  14. CITY OF FIRE by Garth Hellburg (F) novel
  15. AQUA VIVA by Clarice Lispector (F) novella
  16. GLORY IN A LINE: A LIFE OF FOUJITA by Phyllis Birbaum (NF)
  17. FACES OF WAR by Andrew Bamji (NF) re-read
  19. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A FACE by Lucy Grealy (memoir)
  20. FALLING AWAKE by Alice Oswald (poetry)
  21. A LUCKY MAN by Jamel Brinkley (F) short stories
  22. UNDER MY SKIN by Doris Lessing (memoir)
  23. A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW by Amor Towles (N) mystery/suspense
  24. THE RISE AND FALL OF GREAT POWERS by Tom Rachman (F) novel
  25. TRUTH & BEAUTY by Ann Patchett (memoir) X 2 (audiobook + book)
  26. DEGREES OF NAKEDNESS by Lisa Moore (F) short stories*
  27. TINY LIGHTS FOR TRAVELLERS by Naomi K. Lewis (memoir)*
  28. SPEEDBOAT by Renata Adler (F) a novel in fragments
  29. UNDER THE BRIDGE: The True Story of the Murder of Reena Virk by Rebecca Godfrey (NF)
  30. THE EMPRESS OF IDAHO by Todd Babiak (F) novel
  31. BETTYVILLE by George Hodgman (NF) memoir*
  32. BASIC BLACK WITH PEARLS by Helen Weinzweig (F) short novel
  33. BELOVED by Toni Morrison (F) short novel*
  34. THE WESTERN ALIENATION MERIT BADGE by Nancy Jo Cullen (F) short novel
  35. THERE, THERE by Tommy Orange (F) novel
  36. THEORY by Dionne Brand (F) short novel
  37. BOTH WAYS IS THE ONLY WAY I WANT IT by Maile Meloy (F) short stories*
  38. CALGARY THROUGH THE EYES OF WRITERS by Shaun Hunter (NF) anthology reread
  39. AN HONEST WOMAN by JoAnn McCaig (F) short novel
  40. LIARS AND SAINTS by Maile Meloy (F) novel
  41. A FAMILY DAUGHTER by Maile Meloy (F) novel
  42. SEASON OF FURY AND WONDER by Sharon Butala (F) short stories
  43. THE BODY OF THE BEASTS by Audree Wilhelmy (F) short novel
  44. STET by Diana Athill (NF) memoir


  1. FACES OF WAR by Andrew Bamji (NF) X 2
  2. THE SYMPATHIZER by Viet Thanh Nyugen (F) novel ½ read
  3. SING, UNBURIED, SING by Jesmyn Ward (F) novel
  4. MOTHER’S AND OTHER STRANGERS by Gina Sorell (F) novel
  5. FLOATING CITY by Kerri Sakamoto (F) novel
  7. DROPOUT by Leslie Gavel (NF) memoir
  8. DARWIN’S MOVING by Taylor Lambert (NF) memoir
  9. SCOGGY’S WAR by Howard Brenton (play)
  10. THE CONJOINED by Jen Sookfong Lee (F) novel
  11. JESUS ON THE DASHBOARD by Lisa Murphy-Lamb (F)(YA) novella
  12. CATALINA by Liska Jacobs (F) novel
  13. DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY? by Bill Clegg (F) novel*
  14. TOBY’S ROOM by Pat Barker (F) novel re-read
  15. NOONDAY by Pat Barker (F) novel re-read
  16. FOLLOWING THE RIVER by Lorri Neilson Glenn (CNF) ½ read
  17. THAT TINY LIFE by Erin Frances Fisher (F) shorts ½ read
  18. THE ITALIAN TEACHER by Tom Rachman (F) novel*
  19. THE CONCUBINE’S DAUGHTER by Denise Chong (NF) memoir
  20. LINCOLN IN THE BARDO by George Saunders (F) novel*
  21. THE FINANCIAL LIVES OF POETS by Jess Walter (F) novel
  22. PRIESTDADDY by Patricia Lockwood (CNF) essays
  23. THE FIGGS by Ali Bryan (F) novel
  24. THE DAUGHTERS OF MARS by Thomas Kineally (HF) novel
  25. HOW TO WRITE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL by Alexander Chee (NF) essays*
  26. SWING TIME by Zadie Smith (F) novel
  27. WIDE SARGASSO SEA by Jean Rhys (F) novel re-read
  28. THE SUN ALSO RISES by Hemingway (F) novel re-read
  29. MANUEL FOR CLEANING WOMEN by Lucia Berlin (F) shorts
  30. BROTHER by David Chariandy (F) novel*
  31. THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT by Robert Goolrick (NF) memoir
  32. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT by Erich Maria Remarque (F) novel
  33. EILEEN by Ottessa Moshfegh (F) novel*
  34. ISADORA by Amelia Gray (CNF) novel
  35. THEY TOLD ME THERE’D BE CAKE by Sloane Crosley (NF) essays ½ read
  36. OUTLINE by Rachel Cusk (F) novel*
  37. UNDERMAJORDOMO MINOR by Patrick de Witt (F) novel
  38. THE REAL LOLITA by Sarah Weinman (NF but a weird combo of crime + literary investigation)*
  39. IT STARTS WITH THE BODY by Hana Shafi (P)
  40. FLAWED by Andrea Dorfman (CNF) adult picture book
  41. NO GOOD ASKING by Fran Kimmel (F) (YA) novel
  42. THE ONLY STORY by Julian Barnes (F) novel
  43. THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY by Patricia Highsmith (F) novel
  44. GALVESTON by Paul Quarrington (F) novel
  45. THE FACT OF A BODY by Alexandrian Marzano-Lesnevich (CNF—crime + memoir)*
  46. LESS by Andrew Sean Greer (F) novel*
  47. CALGARY THROUGH THE EYES OF A WRITER by Shaun Hunter (NF) reference
  48. SOFIE AND CECILIA by Katherine Ashenburg (historical F) novel
  49. WAITING ANTHOLOGY edited by Rona Altrows + Julie Sedivy (NF) ½ read
  50. HOW IT ENDED by Jay McInerney (F) short stories
  51. WE’LL ALL BE BURNT IN OUR BED SOME NIGHT by Joel Thomas Hynes (F) novel
  52. TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG by Peter Carey (F) novel
  53. THE SELECTED STORIES OF GORDON LISH by Gordon Lish (F) short stories
  54. WHEN WE WERE BIRDS by Maria Mutch (F) short stories