books i read in 2016

  1. The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh (genre)
  2. Toby’s Room by Pat Barker (novel)
  3. Night Moves by Richard Van Camp (short stories)
  4. How to write a sentence by Stanley Fish (craft)
  5. 19 Knives by Mark Anthony Jarman (reread)(short stories)
  6. NW by Zadie Smith (novel)
  7. Critical Condition by Patrick Finn (criticism)(partial read)
  8. The Quick by Barbara Scott (short stories)
  9. Bad Things Happen by Kris Bertin (short stories)
  10. The Thing Around Your Neck by C. Adichie (short stories)
  11. Open by Lisa Moore (short stories)
  12. New York Trilogy by Paul Auster (reread) (novels)
  13. Deployment by Phil Klay (reread)(short stories)
  14. TRC (full report + synopsis + survivors speak)
  15. Separate Beds by Maureen K. Lux (NF)
  16. When we were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro (reread)(novel)
  17. Songbook by Nick Hornby (NF)
  18. Studhorse Man by Robert Kroetch (novel)
  19. Wild by Cheryl Strayed (CNF memoir)
  20. Pathologies by Susan Olding (CNF essays)
  21. Unspeakable by Meghan Daum (CNF essays)
  22. On Beauty by Zadie Smith (novel)
  23. Notes from the Interior by Elizabeth Templeman (NF essays)(partial read)
  24. Suicide Stitch by Sarah Johnson (short stories)
  25. Hamburger by Daniel Perry (short stories)
  26. Why We Read about Ourselves edited by Meredith Maran (essays on CNF)
  27. Pelee Island by Tanya Coovadia (5 short stories)
  28. When my brother was an Aztec by Natalie Diaz (poetry)
  29. Lighthead by Terance Hayes (poetry)(partial read)
  30. Amity by Nasreen Pejvack (novel)(partial read)
  31. Icefields by Thomas Wharton (short stories)(partial read)
  32. The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner (NF; memoir)
  33. The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp (novella)
  34. Journey Prize Anthology 27 (short stories)
  35. Cretacea & Other Stories from The Badland by Martin West (linked short stories)
  36. Down to the Dirt by Joel Thomas Hynes (novella)
  37. How to Pick Up a Maid in Statue Square by Rea Tarvydas (linked short stories) X 15
  38. The Heaviness of Things that Float by Jennifer Manuel (novel)
  39. 15: Best Canadian Stories edited by John Metcalfe (short stories)
  40. Emerging Writers edited by Mark Anthony Jarman (short stories)
  41. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner (novel)
  42. Double Dutch by Laura Trunkey (short stories)
  43. Varieties of Exile by Mavis Gallant (partial read)
  44. Knife Party at the Hotel Europa (re-read)(partial read)
  45. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman (re-read)(partial read)
  46. The Journey Prize Stories 21 (short stories)
  47. The New Yorker Stories by Morley Callaghan (partial read)
  48. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brian (short stories/essays)
  49. Cabin Fever (anthology of NF/CNF)
  50. The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra (short stories)
  51. Paper Lantern Love Stories by Stuart Dybek (short stories)
  52. Teardown By Clea Young (short stories)
  53. Lost Animal Club by Kevin A. Couture (short stories)
  54. Drunk Mom by Jowita Bydlowska (memoir)
  55. The Journey Prize 28 (short stories)
  56. Thunderstruck by Eliz. McCracken (short stories)
  57. Paper Teeth by Lauralyn Chow
  58. Interviews from CBC Writer’s and Company by Eleanor Wachtel (NF)
  59. Stampede and the Westness of the West by Aritha van Herk (poetry) (partial read)
  60. Logger’s Daughter by Maureen Brownlee (fiction)(re-read)
  61. Silent Sister by Beth Everest (poetry)
  62. Go-go Dancing for Elvis by Leslie Greentree (poetry)
  63. Short Story Advent Calendar 2016 (short stories)
  64. Burrard Inlet by Tyler Keevil (short stories)
  65. Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin (essays)