CURRENTLY READING

The Starless Sea — Erin Morgenstern

Books Read in 2021

1 One Hundred Years of Solitude — Gabriel García Márquez

2 The Parable of the Sower — Octavia Butler

3 Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘fore I Diiie — Maya Angelou

4 One Life –– Megan Rapinoe

5 On the Bus with Rosa Parks — Rita Dove

6 The Haunting of Hill House — Shirley Jackson

7 Dark Matter — Blake Crouch

8 The Midnight Library — Matt Haig

9 An American Sunrise — Joy Harjo

10 Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic — David Quammen

11 Just Us: An American Conversation — Claudia Rankine

12 Blankets — Craig Thompson

13 Summertime Fine — Jason B. Crawford

14 Magical Negro — Morgan Parker

15 OBIT — Victoria Chang

16 Lararium — Ray Ball

17 White Teeth — Zadie Smith

18 A Little Devil in America — Hanif Abdurraqib

19 Space Struck — Paige Lewis

20 The Plague — Albert Camus

21 At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails — Sarah Bakewell

22 Transmutation — Alex DiFrancesco

Books Read in 2020

1 Soft Targets — Deborah Landau

2 There There — Tommy Orange

3 The Water Dancer — Ta-Nehisi Coates

4 The Cowherd’s Son — Rajiv Mohabir

5 The Beekeeper of Aleppo — Christy Lefteri

6 Book of Hours — Kevin Young

7 If Beale Street Could Talk — James Baldwin

8 Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation — Damian Duffy

9 The Weight of Ink — Rachel Kadish

10 Everything Is Flammable — Gabrielle Bell

11 Station Eleven — Emily St. John Mandel

12 Unemployment Insurance — Brendan Joyce

13 The Fortieth Day — Kazim Ali

14 The Master and Margarita — Mikhail Bulgakov

15 The Fire Next Time — James Baldwin

16 Dothead — Amit Majmudar

17 Night Sky with Exit Wounds — Ocean Vuong

18 The Great Believers — Rebecca Makkai

19 Whereas — Layli Long Soldier

20 How to Be an Antiracist — Ibram X. Kendi

21 The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History — John M. Barry

22 Circe — Madeline Miller

23 Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey — Ozge Samanci

24 Hibernation Highway — J. David

25 The Odyssey — Homer

26 ZOETROPE — Kevin Latimer

27 I Was Their American Dream — Malaka Gharib

28 Shrapnel Maps — Philip Metres

29 Uprooted — Naomi Novik

30 On Tyranny: Twenty Lesson from the Twentieth Century — Timothy Snyder

31 Deaf Republic — Ilya Kaminsky

32 Beloved — Toni Morrison

33 The Vanishing Half — Brit Bennett

34 Salvage the Bones — Jesmyn Ward

35 The Diary of a Young Girl — Anne Frank

36 Falter: Has the Human Race Begun to Play Itself Out? — Bill McKibben

37 The Tradition — Jericho Brown

38 La Belle Sauvage — Philip Pullman

39 The Wretched of the Earth — Frantz Fanon

40 A Fortune for Your Disaster — Hanif Abdurraqib

41 A Promised Land — Barack Obama

42 The Grapes of Wrath — John Steinbeck

43 On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous — Ocean Vuong

44 Electric Arches — Eve L. Ewing

45 Mexican Gothic — Silvia Moreno-Garcia