Books I Read in 2018

  1. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

  2. Sweet Tomb by Trinie Dalton

  3. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

  4. Women and Power by Mary Beard

  5. A History of the Wife by Margaret Yalom

  6. The Faithful Servants by Margery Sharp

  7. Blud by Rachel McKibbens

  8. Dark Tales by Shirley Jackson

  9. Fables by Sarah Goldstein

  10. Whereas by Layli Long Soldier

  11. When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities by Chen Chen

  12. Bestiary by Donika Kelly

  13. A Wild Swan by Michael Cunningham

  14. Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith

  15. Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing

  16. Ordinary Beast by Nicole Sealey

  17. Song by Brigit Pegeen Kelly

  18. Feathers, Claws, Fins, and Paws by Jennifer Schacker

  19. Strike A Prose: Memoirs of a Lit Diva Extraordinaire by Tim Jones-Yelvington

  20. Lessons on Expulsion by Erika L. Sanchez

  21. Look by Solmaz Sharif

  22. Essential Shakespeare Handbook by Leslie Dunton-Downer

  23. Fanny Hill; or, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure by John Cleland

  24. Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay

  25. There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyonce by Morgan Parker

  26. The Future by Neil Hilborn

  27. MACNOLIA by A. Van Jordan

  28. Nothing Is Okay by Rachel Wiley

  29. Autopsy by Donte Collins

  30. Unaccompanied by Javier Zamora

  31. Cannibal by Safiya Sinclair

  32. Someone’s Dead Already by Tongo Eisen-Martin

  33. Calling a Wolf a Wolf by Kaveh Akbar

  34. The Crown Ain’t Worth Much by Hanif Abdurraquib

  35. Wild Is the Wind by Carl Phillips

  36. Oceanic by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

  37. Barbara the Slut and Other People by Lauren Holmes

  38. Betwixt-and-Between by Jenny Boully

  39. Not Here by Hieu Minh Nguyen

  40. No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay

  41. Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh

  42. Ron Carlson Writes a Story by Ron Carlson

  43. The Professor Is In by Karen Kelsky

  44. The White Book by Han Kang

  45. Incendiary Art by Patricia Smith

  46. Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process edited by Joe Fassler

  47. Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction by Benjamin Percy

  48. The Zurau Aphorisms by Franz Kafka

  49. Contemplation by Franz Kafka

  50. American Innovations by Rivka Galchen

  51. Margaret Atwood by Margaret Atwood

  52. Snow White by Donald Barthelme

  53. Hard Child by Natalie Shapero

  54. Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz

  55. How to Be Happy by Eleanor Davis

  56. A Woman Is a Woman Until She Is a Mother by Anna Prushinskaya

  57. A Life’s Work by Rachel Cusk

  58. Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg

  59. How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton

  60. The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu

  61. Get in Trouble by Kelly Link

  62. Break Any Woman Down by Dana Johnson

  63. Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link

  64. How to Love a Jamaican by Alexia Arthurs

  65. Why Art? by Eleanor Davis

  66. Here by Richard McGuire

  67. We Are Never Meeting In Real Life by Samantha Irby

  68. Belly Up by Rita Bullwinkel

  69. The Miniature Wife by Manuel Gonzales

  70. Too Much and Not the Mood by Durga Chew-Bose

  71. Drifting House by Krys Lee

  72. We the Animals by Justin Torres

  73. The Boat by Nam Le

  74. Man V. Nature by Diane Cook

  75. One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg

  76. Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine by Kevin Wilson

  77. Wade in the Water by Tracy K. Smith

  78. No One Tells You This by Glynnis MacNicol

  79. A Lucky Man by Jamel Brinkley

  80. Somebody with a Little Hammer by Mary Gaitskill

  81. If They Come for Us by Fatimah Asghar

  82. Night at the Fiestas by Kirstin Valdez Quade

  83. Meeting with My Brother by Yi Mun-Yol

  84. Mundo Cruel by Luis Negron

  85. All Aunt Hagar’s Children by Edward P. Jones

  86. The Case of Peter Pan: Or the Impossibility of Children’s Fiction by Jacqueline Rose

  87. How Winter Began by Joy Castro