Reading Corner

Here is a list of what I’m reading at the moment and from the past couple of years. I’m open to any suggestions!

Currently Reading

Refuse to be Done: How to Write and Rewrite a Novel in Three Drafts by Matt Bell

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Book List 2023

Daily Rituals: Women at Work by Mason Currey

Willful Creatures by Amiee Bender

Deamon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

Seven Drafts: Self Edit Like a Pro From Blank Page to Book by Allison K Williams

What Is Not Your Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

Lungfish by Meghan Gilliss

The Girl in the Flammable Skirt by Aimee Bender

A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

A Cat Café Christmas Codi Gary

Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell

Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

Book List 2022

House of Glass by Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Kanthapura by Raja Rao

Waiting for Mahatma by R.K. Narayan

The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis edited by Picador

Crown Jewel by Ralph De Boissiere

The Castle of My Skin by George Lamming

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickenson edited by Thomas H Johnson

God’s Bits of Wood by Sembene Ousmane

Hills of Hebron by Sylvia Wynter

Children of a New World by Assia Djebar

A Grain of Wheat by Ngugi Wa Thoing’o

Trespasses by Louise Kennedy

Zone One by Colson Whitehead

Verity by Colleen Hoover

Reading In the Dark by Seasum Deane

Revenge of the Scapegoat by Caren Beilin

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

The Dark Dark by Samantha Hunt

Magic For Beginners by Kelly Link

Grace Paley’s Life Stories: A Literary Biography by Judith Arcana

Writing between the Lines: An Anthology on War and Its Social Consequences by Kevin Bowen and Bruce Weigl

Essays One by Lydia Davis

Some other frequency: Interviews with innovative American authors by L. McMafferey

More Time: Contemporary Short Stories and Late Style by Lee Clark Mitchell

A Grace Paley Reader: Stories, Essays, and Poetry by Grace Paley

Enormous Changes at the Last Minute: Stories by Grace Paley

America: A Prophecy: A Sparrow Reader by Sparrow and Marcus Boon

Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin

Natural History: Stories by Andrea Barrett

Mrs. March by Virginia Feito

Wild Quiet Roisin O’Donnell

Human Blues by Elisa Albert

Our Lady of the Artichokes and Other Portuguese-American Stories by Katherine Vas

There Once Lived A Girl Who Seduced Her Sister’s Husband and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories by By Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community edited by Lois Parkinson Zamora and Wendy B. Faris

The League of Gentlewomen Witches by India Holton

The Science of Lost Futures by Ryan Habermeyer

Book List 2021

The Christmas Promise by Richard Paul Evans

Breaking the Silence by Nancy King

St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell

Youth: Scenes from Provincial Life II by J.M. Coetzee

Love by Angela Carter

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders

A Feather on the Breath of God by Sigrid Nunez

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Aliens and Anorexia by Chris Kraus

All Souls by Javier Marias

The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

The Bad Sister by Emma Tennant (my review)

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (my review)

The Emerald Light in The Air by Donald Antrim

The Seas by Samantha Hunt

Creatures by Crissy Van Meter (my review)

Get In Trouble by Kelly Link

Victoria Park by Gemma Reeves (my review)

What It Means When a Man Falls from The Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

The Friends We Keep by Jane Green

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland by Lisa Schneidau  (my review)

Conversations With a Moonflower by Christine T Hall

Exemplary Tales by Sophia De Mello Breyner Andresen (translated by Alexis Levitin)

Journaling Power by Mari McCarthy (my review)

Christmas Cupcake Murders by Joanne Fluke

Murder At an Irish Christmas by Carlene O’Connor

The Man of Feeling by Henry Mackenzie

The Castle Otranto by Horace Walpole

The Private Memoir and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg

Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth

Secret History; or The Horrors of St Domingo by Leonora Sansay

The Genealogy of Morals by Friedrich Nietzsche

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

The Sketch-Book of Geoffery Crayon, Gent. by Washington Irving

Hobomok by Lydia Marie Francis Child

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allan Poe

Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

The Creation of the World or Globalization by Jean Luc Nancy

The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler (my review)

Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler