2020 Books and Reading List

Welcome to the Big List of Books for 2020. This is the sixth iteration of the list of books and reading materials acquired by the Library at Winkelman Abbey. The previous five are here:

This list will continue the process started last year – book titles will link to the book publisher or distributor or other place (like Indiebound) where books can be purchased. Only as a last resort (or in the event the book was created using CreateSpace) will the link go to Amazon.

And as always, you can find the complete list of book I own over at LibraryThing, and the terribly incomplete list of books I have read over at GoodReads.

January (27)

  1. Gibson, AndreaLord of the Butterflies (Button Poetry)
  2. McGuire, SeananEvery Heart a Doorway
  3. Hurley, KameronThe Light Brigade
  4. Berardi, Franco “Bifo”Breathing: Chaos and Poetry (Semiotext(e))
  5. El-Mohtar, Amal and Gladstone, MaxThis Is How You Lose the Time War
  6. Landsman, KerenThe Heart of the Circle (Angry Robot)
  7. Eichenlaub, AnthonyHonor in an Age of Metal and Men
  8. Bell, E.D.E.Diamondsong (Atthis Arts)
  9. Bell, E.D.E. (ed.) – Five Minutes at Hotel Stormcove (Atthis Arts)
  10. Bell, E.D.E. (ed.) – As Told By Things (Atthis Arts)
  11. MarsalisApeman Rex
  12. Steinmetz, FerrettThe Sol Majestic
  13. Pike, J. ZacharyA Song of Three Spirits (Gnomish Press)
  14. Sanford, JasonHeaven’s Touch and Other Science Fiction Dreams
  15. Sanford, JasonNever Never Stories
  16. Cipri, NinoHomesick (Dzanc Books)
  17. Eichorn, ShannonRights of Use (Astra Invicta Publishing)
  18. Stewart, GlynnStarship’s Mage (Faolan’s Pen Publishing)
  19. Hurley, KameronEmpire Ascendant (Angry Robot)
  20. Hurley, KameronThe Broken Heavens (Angry Robot)
  21. Gibbs, Mary LynneThe Dragon’s Curse (Dragon’s Roost Press)
  22. Cieslak, MichaelUrbane Decay (Source Point Press)
  23. Principia Discordia (Steve Jackson Games)
  24. Howey, HughHalf Way Home
  25. Thomas, Lynne M. and Thomas, Michael Damian (eds.) – The Best of Uncanny (Subterranean Press)
  26. Poetry #215.5 (February 2020)
  27. Kim, Sagwab, Book, and Me (Two Lines Press)

February (10)

  1. Murnane, GeraldInvisible Yet Enduring Lilacs (And Other Stories)
  2. VanderMeer, JeffDead Astronauts
  3. Berardi, Franco “Bifo”The Uprising: On Poetry and Finance (Semiotext(e))
  4. Jacobin #26 (Winter 2020)
  5. The Invisible CommitteeThe Coming Insurrection (Semiotext(e))
  6. Tikkanen, MärtaThe Love Story of the Century (Deep Vellum)
  7. That We May Live (Two Lines Press)
  8. Poetry #215.6 (March 2020)
  9. Sriduangkaew, BenjanunWinterglass (Apex Book Company)
  10. Sriduangkaew, BenjanunMirrorstrike (Apex Book Company)

March (9)

  1. The Paris Review #232 (Spring 2020)
  2. Schiefauer, JessicaGirls Lost (Deep Vellum)
  3. Rain Taxi #25.1 (Spring 2020)
  4. Ho Sok FongLake Like a Mirror (Two Lines Press)
  5. Callard, Agnes (ed.) – Boston Review #45.1, On Anger (Boston Review)
  6. Kovacs, Christopher S.The Ides of Octember: A Pictoral Bibliography of Roger Zelazny (NESFA Press)
  7. Ashton, DyrkPaternus: Rise of Gods (Kickstarter exclusive hardcover, signed and numbered)
  8. Ashton, DyrkPaternus: Rise of Gods (paperback, signed)
  9. Dreamforge #5, March 2020

April (12)

  1. Ortiz, Monica TeresaAutobiography of a Semiromantic Anarchist (Host Publications)
  2. Chang, KristinPast Lives, Future Bodies (Black Lawrence Press)
  3. Ghalayini, Basma (ed.) – Palestine +100: Stories from a Century After the Nakba (Comma Press)
  4. Tichý, AndrzejWretchedness (And Other Stories)
  5. Unferth, Deb OlinBarn 8 (And Other Stories)
  6. Pulphouse Fiction Magazine #8 (Fall 2019)
  7. Karimi, FowziaAbove Us the Milky Way (Deep Vellum)
  8. Piketty, ThomasCapital and Ideology (Harvard University Press)
  9. Robinson, Kim StanleyStan’s Kitchen (NESFA Press)
  10. Jemisin, N.K.The City We Became
  11. Bell, E.D.E. (ed.) – Community of Magic Pens (Atthis Arts)
  12. Buckell, Tobias S.The Executioness (Subterranean Press)

May (17)

  1. Smith, Patrick (ed.) – Conversations with William Gibson (University Press of Mississippi)
  2. McDermott, J.M.Last Dragon (Apex Book Company)
  3. Poetry #216.2 (May 2020)
  4. Freedman, Carl (ed.) – Conversations with Samuel R. Delaney (University Press of Mississippi)
  5. Calonne, David Stephen (ed.) – Conversations with Gary Snyder (University Press of Mississippi)
  6. Ahmad, Ehsan and Ahmad, ShakilWild Sun (Uproar Books)
  7. Rowland, DianaMy Life as a White Trash Zombie
  8. Chabitnoy, AbigailHow to Dress a Fish (Wesleyan University Press)
  9. Mukomolova, GalaWithout Protection (Coffee House Press)
  10. Matthews, Airea D.Simulacra (Yale University Press)
  11. Foglio, Kaja and Foglio, PhilGirl Genius: Queens and Pirates (Studio Foglio)
  12. Ono, Masatsugo (Turvill, Angus, trans.) – Echo on the Bay (Two Lines Press)
  13. Barrera, Jazmina (MacSweeney, Christina, trans.) – On Lighthouses (Two Lines Press)
  14. Jacobin #37 (Spring 2020)
  15. Bass, EllenIndigo (Copper Canyon Press)
  16. Poetry #216.3 (June 2020)
  17. Wang, M.L.The Sword of Kaigen

June (15)

  1. Lotringer, Sylvère and Morris, David (eds.)  – Schizo-Culture: The Book, The Event (Semiotext(e))
  2. Coe, David B. and Palmatier, Joshua (eds.) – Galactic Stew (Zombies Need Brains LLC)
  3. Butler, S.C. and Palmatier, Joshua (eds.) – Apocalyptic (Zombies Need Brains LLC)
  4. Sarakas, Crystal and Palmatier Joshua (eds.) – My Battery is Low and It’s Getting Dark (Zombies Need Brains LLC)
  5. Meadors, Melanie R. (ed.) – Hath No Fury (Outland Entertainment LLC)
  6. Murphy, Cerece Rennie and Abbott, Alana Joli (eds.) – Where the Veil is Thin (Outland Entertainment LLC)
  7. Boston Review: The Right to Be Elected (45.2)
  8. Dreamforge #5 (March 2020)
  9. Chavez, Felicia Rose, Olivarez, José, Perdomo, Willie (eds.) – The BreakBeat Poets, Volume 4: LatiNext (Haymarket Books)
  10. Benjamin, Ruha (ed.) – Captivating Technology (Duke University Press)
  11. Klein, NaomiThe Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
  12. Pike, J. ZacharyOrconomics
  13. Ashton, DyrkPaternus: War of Gods
  14. Poetry #216.4 (July/August 2020)
  15. Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet #41

July (13)

  1. Seng Ts’anTrusting the Mind: Zen Epigrams (Empty Bowl; Red Pine, trans.)
  2. A Day in the Life: The Empty Bowl & Diamond Sutras (Empty Bowl; Red Pine, trans.)
  3. The Missionary Sutras: The Forty-Two Paragraphs & The Eight Realizations of a Mahasattva Sutra (Empty Bowl; Red Pine, trans.)
  4. Soto, MikeA Grave is Given Supper (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  5. Davis, JeanDreams of Stars and Lies
  6. The Paris Review #233 (Summer 2020)
  7. Ashton, Dyrk – Paternus: War of Gods (signed, uncorrected proof)
  8. Salvage #8 (Summer 2020)
  9. Woychik, ChilaSinging the Land: A Rural Chronology (Shanti Arts Publishing)
  10. Jessup, Paul – Close Your Eyes (Apex Book Company)
  11. Ultimate Bestiary: The Dreaded Accursed (Nord Games)

August (13)

  1. Jacobin #38 (Summer 2020)
  2. Pulphouse Fiction Magazine #9
  3. Rothstein, RichardThe Color of Law
  4. Alexander, MichelleThe New Jim Crow (The New Press)
  5. Lazzarato, MaurizioThe Making of the Indebted Man (Semiotext(e))
  6. Lazzarato, MaurizioGoverning by Debt (Semiotext(e))
  7. Reckoning #4
  8. Ndiaye, MarieThat Time of Year (Two Lines Press; Stump, Jordan, trans.)
  9. Home (Two Lines Press)
  10. Muir, TamsynGideon the Ninth
  11. Desmond, MatthewEvicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
  12. Giorno, JohnGreat Demon Kings
  13. Dickinson, SethThe Tyrant Baru Cormorant

September (9)

  1. Boston Review #45.3: The Politics of Care
  2. The Paris Review #234
  3. Wilkerson, IsabelCaste: The Origins of Our Discontents
  4. Harvey, Sara M.The Labyrinth of the Dead (Apex Book Company)
  5. Harvey, Sara M.The Convent of the Pure (Apex Book Company)
  6. Genn, RachelWhat You Could Have Won (And Other Stories)
  7. Hernández, Claudia (Sanches, Julia, trans.) – Slash and Burn (And Other Stories)
  8. Poetry #217.1 (October 2020)
  9. Hines, Jim C.Tamora Carter: Goblin Queen (self-published/Kickstarter)

October (9)

  1. Kaneko, W. ToddThis is How the Bone Sings (Black Lawrence Press)
  2. Huff, Crystal M. (ed.) Recognize Fascism (World Weaver Press)
  3. Harrison, JimCollected Ghazals (Copper Canyon Press)
  4. Harrison, JimLetters to Yesenin (Copper Canyon Press)
  5. Stack, GarrettYeoman’s Work (Bottom Dog Press)
  6. Porter, BillRoad to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits (Counterpoint Press)
  7. Datlow, Ellen (ed.) – Edited By (Subterranean Press)
  8. Verso, FrancescoNexhuman (Apex Book Company)
  9. Poetry #217.2 (November 2020)

November

  1. de Bodard, AlietteSeven of Infinities (Subterranean Press)
  2. de Bodard, AlietteOn a Red Station, Drifting (Immersion Press)
  3. Wendig, ChuckDamn Fine Story
  4. Jacobin # 39
  5. Chakraborty, S.A.The Empire of Gold
  6. Steffen, David (ed.) – The Long List Anthology, vol. 6 (Diabolical Plots, LLC.)
  7. Amazing Stories #77.2
  8. Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet #42
  9. Jones, KirkAetherchrist (Apex Book Company)
  10. Knight, Zelda and Ekpeki, Oghenechovwe Donald (eds.) – Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction From Africa and the African Diaspora (Aurelia Leo)

What I Read in 2019

The following is a list of all the books I read in calendar year 2019. Despite it being an extremely busy year, I still managed to squeeze in reading time, mostly by avoiding distractions like sleep. I only listed the books I completed.

In this list are 26 fiction titles, 19 poetry collections, and 5 books of nonfiction. On a five point scale, almost all of these were in the 3 to 5 range. I only scored two books lower than 3. I’m not including scores here because I included them in GoodReads and, less consistently, LibraryThing.

What this list doesn’t show is all of the short fiction and individual poems I read in mailing lists, magazines, websites, literary journals and the like. Those together would probably equal around a thousand pages, or say four additional books.

I can say that it was the poetry books that got me to 50 titles for the year. Not that poetry is trite or easier to read than prose; it is simply that poetry books (the works of Evan S. Connell notwithstanding) are in the main shorter than prose works.

Though each of these books was in some way remarkable, I want to specifically call out five of them for sticking with me well after reading:

  • Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin (fiction)
  • Here: Poems for the Planet, edited by Elizabeth Coleman (poetry)
  • Carceral Capitalism by Jackie Wang (nonfiction)
  • The Language of Saxophones by Kamau Daaood (poetry)
  • Becoming Superman by J. Michael Straczynski (memoir)

For 2020 I will track my reading a little differently: I will keep two lists, one for books and the other for short prose. As I ramp up my writing practice I will be reading A LOT of short stories as study for my own work. Keeping an account of this reading will help me figure out my own skills and shortcomings in the art.

Date Author Title
2019.01.17 Palmer, Ada Too Like the Lightning
2019.01.25 Steinmetz, Ferret Fix
2019.02.12 Greylock, TL The Blood-Tainted Winter
2019.02.14 Tucker, Phil Death March
2019.02.18 Clark, P. Djeli The Black God’s Drums
2019.02.25 Hernandez, Catherine Scarborough
2019.02.27 Link, Kelly Origin Stories
2019.03.13 Adams, John Joseph and LaValle, Victor (eds.) A People’s Future of the United States
2019.03.27 Oliver, Mary Why I Wake Early
2019.03.29 Huey, Amorak Ha Ha Ha Thump
2019.03.31 Dickinson, Seth The Monster Baru Cormorant
2019.04.02 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence A Coney Island of the Mind (50th anniversary edition)
2019.04.03 Ridl, Jack Saint Peter and the Goldfinch
2019.04.04 sax, sam madness
2019.04.11 Kocher, Ruth Ellen When the Moon Knows You’re Wandering
2019.04.13 Montes, Lara Mimosa The Somnambulist
2019.04.21 Cooper, Wyn Postcards from the Interior
2019.04.24 Evans, CJ A Penance
2019.04.25 Vodolazkin, Eugene Laurus
2019.04.30 Ostups, Artis Gestures
2019.05.10 Palmer, D. Thourson Ours is the Storm
2019.05.20 Comola, Jessica everything we met changed form & followed the rest
2019.05.26 Townsend, Tracy The Nine
2019.06.13 Coleman, Elizabeth J. (ed.) Here: Poems for the Planet
2019.06.20 Brace, Kristin Each Darkness Inside
2019.06.30 Krieger, Scott Illyrian Fugue
2019.07.01 Liu, Ken The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary
2019.07.04 Tomlinson, Patrick The Ark
2019.07.07 Tomlinson, Patrick Trident’s Forge
2019.07.12 Roanhorse, Rebecca Storm of Locusts
2019.07.17 Kowal, Mary Robinette Scenting the Dark and Other Stories
2019.07.27 Turgenev, Ivan First Love and Other Stories
2019.08.06 Kuznia, Yanni (ed.) A Fantasy Medley 2
2019.08.23 Chateaureynaud, Georges-Olivier A Life on Paper
2019.08.28 Daaood, Kamau The Language of Saxophones
2019.09.01 Serna, Rudolfo A. Snow Over Utopia
2019.09.06 Ivanova, Adelaide The Hammer
2019.09.19 Jin, Yong A Hero Born
2019.09.19 Breedlove, Lynn 45 Thought Crimes
2019.09.23 George, Jenny The Dream of Reason
2019.09.28 Kooser, Ted Local Wonders
2019.09.30 Rhein, Christine Wild Flight
2019.10.18 Harrison, Jim True North (re-read)
2019.10.29 Pimentel Chacon, Sasha Insides She Swallowed
2019.11.16 Straczynski, J. Michael Becoming Superman
2019.11.17 Buckell, Tobias It’s All Just a Draft
2019.12.02 Ashton, Dyrk Paternus: Wrath of Gods
2019.12.05 James, Marlon Black Leopard, Red Wolf
2019.12.17 Wang, Jackie Carceral Capitalism
2019.12.19 Fisher, Mark Capitalist Realism

2019 Books and Reading List

And here we are all of a sudden in calendar year 2019. This is the fifth iteration of my reading material acquisition list, and I plan to keep doing it much the same way as I have in previous years. For my complete catalog of books which I own, please visit LibraryThing. For the list of books I have read, with the occasional rating and review (I know, I know. I need to be better about reviewing things I read), please visit GoodReads.

One change from previous years – instead of linking to their pages on GoodReads, I will from now on be linking book titles directly to the appropriate pages on the websites of their publishers or, where publishers do not sell directly to customers, I will link to resources such as IndieBound and the like. Keep the money in the hands of the writers and publishers.

And now, The List.

January (49)

  1. Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet #38
  2. Châteaureynaud, Georges-OlivierA Life on Paper (Small Beer Press)
  3. Steinmetz, FerretFix (Angry Robot Books)
  4. Steinmetz, FerretThe Uploaded (Angry Robot Books)
  5. Shalamov, VarlamKolyma Stories (New York Review Books)
  6. Apex Magazine, #115, December 2018
  7. Palmer, AdaSeven Surrenders
  8. Hartmann, Ivor W. (ed.) – AfroSF: Science Fiction by African Writers (StoryTime)
  9. Smith, Tracy K.Life on Mars (Graywolf Press)
  10. Long Soldier, LayliWhereas (Graywolf Press)
  11. Groskop, VivThe Anna Karenina Fix
  12. Eveland, ErinDarkness (Selladore Press)
  13. Andrade, R.A.The Field Trip (Selladore Press)
  14. Greylock, T LThe Blood-Tainted Winter (Grass Crown Press)
  15. Tucker, PhilDeath March
  16. Reckoning #1
  17. Tomlinson, Patrick S.Gate Crashers
  18. Flohr, MackenzieThe Rite of Wands (BHC Press – Indigo)
  19. Eichenlaub, Anthony W.Justice in an Age of Metal and Men
  20. Eichenlaub, Anthony W.Peace in an Age of Metal and Men
  21. Filak, StaceyThe Queen Underneath (Page Street Publishing Company)
  22. Hughes, KeithTimehunt: Borrowed Time
  23. Kuppers, PetraIce Bar (Spuyten Duyvil)
  24. Künsken, DerekThe Quantum Magician
  25. Matulich, JosefCamp Arcanum (Post Mortem Press)
  26. Matulich, JosefPower Tools in the Sacred Grove (Post Mortem Press)
  27. Snyder, Lucy A.Garden of Eldritch Delights (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
  28. Snyder, Lucy A.While the Black Stars Burn (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
  29. Bán, ZsófiaNight School: A Reader for Grownups (Open Letter Books)
  30. Poetry #213.5 (February 2019)
  31. Palmer, D. ThoursonOurs is the Storm
  32. Broaddus, MauriceBuffalo Soldier
  33. Durham, David AnthonyAcacia
  34. Lowell, NathanQuarter Share (Durandus)
  35. Tucker, PhilNightmare Keep
  36. Tucker, PhilThe Path of Flames
  37. Greylock, T LThe Hills of Home (Grass Crown Press)
  38. Greylock, T LAlready Comes the Darkness (Grass Crown Press)
  39. Sullivan, Michael J.Age of Myth
  40. Sullivan, Michael J.Theft of Swords
  41. Shel, MikeAching God
  42. Adjei-Brenyah, Nana KwameFriday Black
  43. Sartori, GiacomoI Am God (Restless Books)
  44. Arden, KatherineThe Bear and the Nightingale
  45. Clark, P DjèlíThe Black God’s Drums
  46. Chakraborty, S.A.The Kingdom of Copper
  47. Poniatowska, ElenaMephisto’s Waltz (Deep Vellum)
  48. Campbell, Bill (ed.) – Sunspot Jungle, Kickstarter-exclusive 2-volume hardcover set (Rosarium Publishing)
  49. Rain Taxi 23.4 (Winter 2018)

February (27)

  1. Duffy, Damian and Jennings, JohnThe Hole: Consumer Culture (Front Forty Press)
  2. James, MarlonBlack Leopard, Red Wolf
  3. LaValle, Victor, and Adams, John Joseph (eds.) – A People’s Future of the United States
  4. Noll, João GilbertoLord (Two Lines Press)
  5. Hines, Jim C.Terminal Uprising
  6. Sullivan, Susan Abel (ed.) – Cursed: Wickedly Fun Stories (World Weaver Press)
  7. Wolford, Kate (ed.) – Skull & Pestle: New Tales of Baba Yaga (World Weaver Press)
  8. DreamForge #1
  9. Rosenthal, OliviaTo Leave with the Reindeer (And Other Stories)
  10. Jacobin #32
  11. Deleuze, Gilles and Guattari, FelixA Thousand Plateaus (University of Minnesota Press)
  12. Willow Springs #83 (Spring 2019)
  13. Poetry #213.6 (March 2019)
  14. Emergency Index #7 (Ugly Duckling Presse)
  15. Berenguer, AmandaMateria Prima (Ugly Duckling Presse)
  16. González, WingstonNo Budu Please (Ugly Duckling Presse)
  17. Ponce, Liliana – Diary (Ugly Duckling Presse)
  18. Montalbetti, MarioLanguage Is a Revolver for Two (Ugly Duckling Presse)
  19. Feinstein, RochellePls. Reply (Ugly Duckling Presse)
  20. Cope, David (ed.) – Song of the Owashtanong: Grand Rapids Poetry of the 21st Century (Ridgeway Press)
  21. Harris, BillBirth of a Notion, or The Half Ain’t Never Been Told (Wayne State University Press)
  22. Evans, CJA Penance (New Issues Press)
  23. Upton, LeeUndid in the Land of Undone (New Issues Press)
  24. Kocher, Ruth EllenWhen the Moon Knows You’re Wandering (New Issues Press)
  25. Daniels, JimNight with Drive-By Shooting Stars (New Issues Press)
  26. Platt, DonaldDirt Angels (New Issues Press)
  27. Huey, AmorakHa Ha Ha Thump (Sundress Publications)

March (13)

  1. Senkus, MarkScreaming Like War (Single-Minded Cocktail Press)
  2. Rahmani, Zahia“Muslim”: A Novel (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  3. Two Lines Journal #30
  4. Rambo, Cat (ed.) – If This Goes On (Parvus Press)
  5. Frank, Meg (ed.) – Hope in This Timeline (Fireside Fiction)
  6. Saccomanno, Guillermo77 (Open Letter Books)
  7. Paris Review #228
  8. James, D.R.Surreal Expulsion (The Poetry Box)
  9. Ridl, JackSaint Peter and the Goldfinch (Wayne State University Press)
  10. Malte, MarcusThe Boy (Restless Books)
  11. Poetry #214.1 (April 2019)
  12. New Ohio Review #25
  13. Wolff, LinaThe Polyglot Lovers (And Other Stories)

April (16)

  1. Reckoning #2
  2. Browne, Mahogany L, Simmonds, Idrissa, Woods, Jamila (eds.) – The Breakbeat Poets Vol. II: Black Girl Magic (Haymarket Books)
  3. DeMott, Robert (ed.) – Conversations with Jim Harrison (Revised and Updated) (University Press of Mississippi)
  4. Morey, Chris (ed.) – I Am the Abyss (Dark Regions Press, LLC)
  5. Oomen, Anne-Marie (ed.) – Elemental (Wayne State University Press)
  6. Davis, JeanTrust (Caffeinated Press)
  7. Pimwana, DuanwadBright (Two Lines Press)
  8. Buckell, Tobias S.It’s All Just a Draft (Xenowealth LLC, Kickstarter exclusive)
  9. Poetry #214.2 (May 2019)
  10. Wellman, MacAwe (Ugly Duckling Presse)
  11. Farrell, NathanielLost Horizon (Ugly Duckling Presse)
  12. Osman, JenaMotion Studies (Ugly Duckling Presse)
  13. Rodríguez, Reina MariaThe Winter Garden Photograph (Ugly Duckling Presse)
  14. Steck, EdAn Interface for a Fractal Landscape (Ugly Duckling Presse)
  15. Fitterman, RobertRob’s Word Shop (Ugly Duckling Presse)
  16. Peninsula Poets #76.1, Spring 2019

May (16)

  1. Levrero, MarioEmpty Words (And Other Stories)
  2. Scego, IgiabaBeyond Babylon (Two Lines Press)
  3. Van Gelder, Gordon (ed.) – Welcome to the Greenhouse (OR Books)
  4. Duncombe, StephenDream or Nightmare (OR Books)
  5. Boyd, AndrewBeautiful Trouble (OR Books)
  6. Coleman, Elizabeth J. (ed.) – Here: Poems for the Planet (Copper Canyon Press)
  7. Pulphouse #5, Winter 2019
  8. Poetry #214.3, June 2019
  9. Rasmussen, BjørnThe Skin Is the Elastic Covering That Encases the Entire Body (Two Lines Press)
  10. Rucker, RudyMillion Mile Road Trip (Night Shade Books)
  11. Rucker, RudyThe Big Aha (Night Shade Books)
  12. Scholes, Robert, Comley, Nancy R., Ulmer, Gregory L.Text Book
  13. Kazin, AlfredThe Open Form
  14. Waugh, PatriciaMetafiction (Methuen & Co.)
  15. Fernández, BelénExile: Rejecting America and Finding the World (OR Books)
  16. Jacobin #33, Spring 2019

June (39)

  1. Talusan, GraceThe Body Papers (Restless Books)
  2. Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet #39
  3. Dreamforge #2
  4. Ellison, HarlanDimensions of Harlan Ellison (Edgeworks Abbey)
  5. Ellison, HarlanThe Book Needs No Introduction (Edgeworks Abbey)
  6. Ellison, HarlanThe Ephemeral Ellison (Edgeworks Abbey)
  7. Ellison, HarlanThe Ellison Treatment (Edgeworks Abbey)
  8. The 3288 Review 5.1 (Caffeinated Press)
  9. Riekki, Ron and Scarpino, Andrea (eds.) – Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice (Michigan State University Press)
  10. Klatt, L.S.The Wilderness After Which (Otis Books)
  11. Rain Taxi #24.2 (Summer 2019)
  12. Swanwick, MichaelDragonskin (Dragon Stairs Press) (signed, #21/50)
  13. McGookey, KathleenNineteen Letters (BatCat Press), (#11/100)
  14. Broaddus, MauricePimp My Airship (Apex Book Company)
  15. Sizemore, Jason and Conner, Lesley (eds.) – Do Not Go Quietly (Apex Book Company)
  16. Townsend, TracyThe Fall
  17. Roanhorse, RebeccaStorm of Locusts
  18. Harrison, JimThe Essential Poems (Copper Canyon Press)
  19. Asghar, Fatimah and Elhillo, Safia (eds.) – The Breakbeat Poets vol. 3: Halal If You Can Hear Me (Haymarket Books)
  20. Shiner, LewisOutside the Gates of Eden (Subterranean Press)
  21. The Paris Review #229
  22. Brace, KristinEach Darkness Inside (Finishing Line Press)
  23. Split Lip Magazine #2
  24. Burn Collector #14 (Microcosm Publishing)
  25. Gnade, Adam (ed.) – The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting #6: The Life of Lee Harvey Oswald (Microcosm Publishing)
  26. Ensminger, David A. – Out of the Basement (Microcosm Publishing)
  27. Moore, Anne ElizabethCambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh (Microcosm Publishing)
  28. Suren, BobCrate Digger: An Obsession With Punk Records (Microcosm Publishing)
  29. Herbert, AlexanderWhat About Tomorrow? An Oral History of Russian Punk, From the Soviet Era to Pussy Riot (Microcosm Publishing)
  30. Campbell, John W., Jr.Frozen Hell (Wildside Press)
  31. Doyle, AidanThe Writer’s Book of Doubt (Ate Bit Bear)
  32. Poetry #214.4
  33. Reckoning #3
  34. Yong, JinA Hero Born (ARC)
  35. Silver, Steven H. and Palmatier, Joshua (eds.) – Alternate Peace (Zombies Need Brains LLC)
  36. Coe, David B. and Palmatier, Joshua (eds.) – Temporally Deactivated (Zombies Need Brains LLC)
  37. Bray, Patricia and Butler, S.C. (eds.) – Portals (Zombies Need Brains LLC)
  38. Yideum, KimBlood Sisters (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  39. von Goethe, Johann WolfgangThe Golden Goblet (Deep Vellum Publishing)

July (12)

  1. Amazing Stories 76.4
  2. Brace, KristinToward the Wild Abundance (Michigan State University Press)
  3. Jallal, Karim and Zbiciak, Teresa – Mustapha Panda
  4. Willow Springs #84
  5. Daáood, KamauThe Language of Saxophones (City Lights Books)
  6. Long, Michael G. (ed.) – We the Resistance (City Lights Books)
  7. Breedlove, LynnForty-Five Thought Crimes (Manic D Press)
  8. Ivánova, AdelaideThe Hammer (Commune Editions)
  9. Schatz, Kate and Stahl, Miriam KleinRad American Women A-Z (City Lights Books)
  10. Neidich, Warren (ed.) – The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part Three (Archive Books)
  11. Zisson, Steve (ed.) – A Punk Rock Future (Zsenon Publishing)
  12. Torres, FernandaGlory and Its Litany of Horrors (Restless Books)

August (3)

  1. Serna, Rudolfo A. – Snow Over Utopia (Apex Publications)
  2. Poetry #214.5, September 2019
  3. Fellous, ColetteThis Tilting World (Two Lines Press)

September (11)

  1. Two Lines #31
  2. Paris Review #230
  3. Yang, JyThe Ascent to Godhood
  4. Chiang, TedExhalation
  5. Hossain, Saad ZThe Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday
  6. Luff, Cody T.Ration (Apex Publications)
  7. Harjo, JoyShe Had Some Horses
  8. Kendi, Ibram X.How to Be an Antiracist
  9. Rain Taxi 14.3, Fall 2019
  10. Dreamforge #3, September 2019
  11. Poetry #215.1 (October 2019)

October (20)

  1. Perlman, Jim, Cooper, Deborah, Hart, Mara and Mittelfehldt, Pamela (eds.) – Amethyst and Agate: Poems of Lake Superior (Holy Cow! Press)
  2. Lauchlan, MichaelTrumbull Ave. (Wayne State University Press)
  3. Lynch, ThomasStill Life in Milford
  4. Gerber, DanA Last Bridge Home (Clark City Press)
  5. Liebler, M.L. (ed.) – Brooding the Heartlands: Poets of the Midwest (Bottom Dog Press)
  6. Hilberry, ConradAfter-Music (Wayne State University Press)
  7. Hinrichsen, DennisKurosawa’s Dog (Oberlin College Press)
  8. Clark, Patricia and Jenkins, Jinny (eds.) – Great Lakes: Image & Word (Grand Valley State University)
  9. Mréjen, ValérieBlack Forest (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  10. Masłowska, DorotaHoney, I Killed the Cats (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  11. Pulphouse Fiction Magazine #6, Spring 2019
  12. Straczynski, J. MichaelBecoming Superman
  13. Defoe, DanielRobinson Crusoe (300th Anniversary Edition) – Restless Books
  14. Etchells, TimEndland (And Other Stories)
  15. Zafón, Carlos RuizThe Labyrinth of the Spirits (Subterranean Press)
  16. Poetry #215.2 (November 2019)
  17. Erin, AlexandraFirst Dates, Last Calls
  18. Ono, MasatsuguLion Cross Point (Two Lines Press)
  19. Anyuru, JohannesThey Will Drown in Their Mothers’ Tears (Two Lines Press)
  20. Peninsula Poets, Fall 2019

November (13)

  1. Tidhar, LavieHebrew Punk (Apex Publications)
  2. New Ohio Review #26
  3. Patel, ShenazSilence of the Chagos (Restless Books)
  4. Conner, LesleyThe Weight of Chains (Sinister Grin Press)
  5. Burmeister-Brown, Susan and Swanson-Davies, Linda B. (eds) The Glimmer Train Guide to Writing Fiction, Vol. I: Building Blocks
  6. Poetry #215.3 (December 2019)
  7. Pulphouse Fiction Magazine #7 (Summer 2019)
  8. Steffen, David (ed.) – The Long List Anthology, vol. 5 (Diabolical Plots LLC)
  9. Meadors, Melanie R. (ed.) – Scoundrels (Outland Entertainment)
  10. Meadors, Melanie and Abbott, Alana Joli (eds.) – Brigands (Outland Entertainment)
  11. Meadors, Melanie and Abbott, Alana Joli (eds.) – Knaves (Outland Entertainment)
  12. Wang, JackieCarceral Capitalism (Semiotext(e))
  13. Valencia, SayakGore Capitalism (Semiotext(e))

December (12)

  1. The Paris Review #231, Winter 2019
  2. Fisher, MarkCapitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? (Zero Books)
  3. Choi, FrannySoft Science (Alice James Books)
  4. Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet #40
  5. Rain Taxi #24.4 (Winter 2019)
  6. Dreamforge #4 (December 2019)
  7. A Creative Sojourn, vol. 2
  8. Burstein, MichaelI Remember the Future (Apex Book Company)
  9. Jung Young MoonSeven Samurai Swept Away in a River (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  10. Sentsov, OlegLife Went On Anyway: Stories (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  11. Salvage #7 (Autumn/Winter 2019)
  12. Brown, LukeTheft (And Other Stories)

2018 Reading List

Welcome to the fourth year of the Reading List. These are all of the books I have purchased and/or read in calendar year 2018. My full list of books can be found on LibraryThing (books I own) and GoodReads (books I have read).

January (38)

  1. McKean, Dave and Schafer, William – The Weight of Words (Subterranean Press)
  2. Nguyen, Viet ThanThe Refugees
  3. Atwood, MargaretThe Handmaid’s Tale
  4. Walton, DavidThe Genius Plague
  5. Sterling, PhillipAnd Then Snow (Main Street Rag)
  6. Mitchell, DavidSlade House
  7. Peninsula Poets #74.1, Spring 2017 (Poetry Society of Michigan)
  8. Peninsula Poets #74.2, Fall 2017 (Poetry Society of Michigan)
  9. D’Rivera, PaquitoLetters to Yeyito (Restless Books)
  10. Simo, AnaHeartland (Restless Books)
  11. Khan, Ausma ZehanatThe Bloodprint
  12. Liu, KenThe Man who Ended History, signed, #462 of 500 (WSFA Press)
  13. Chakraborty, S.A.The City of Brass
  14. Ashton, DyrkPaternus
  15. Hines, Jim C.Terminal Alliance
  16. Law, Lucas K. and Mak, Derwin (eds.) – Where the Stars Shine (Laksa Media Groups, Inc)
  17. Tomlinson, Patrick S.The Ark (Angry Robot Books)
  18. Tomlinson, Patrick S.Trident’s Forge (Angry Robot Books)
  19. Tomlinson, Patrick S.Children of the Divide (Angry Robot Books)
  20. Sizemore, JasonFor Exposure (Apex Publications)
  21. Sizemore, JasonIrredeemable (Seventh Star Press)
  22. Apex Magazine #104
  23. Gates, Jaym and Valentinelli, Monica (eds.) – Upside Down (Apex Publications)
  24. Townsend, TracyThe Nine (Prometheus Books)
  25. Ness, MariThrough Immortal Shadows Singing (Papaveria Press)
  26. Wolfe, Navah and Parisien, Dominik (eds.) – Robots vs. Fairies (Saga Press)
  27. Hirshfield, JaneNine Gates
  28. Brown, Adrienne Marie and Imarisha, Walidah (eds.) – Octavia’s Brood (AK Press)
  29. Karastoyanov, HristoThe Same Night Awaits Us All (Open Letter Books)
  30. Music & Literature #7
  31. Music & Literature #8
  32. Freedman, Carl (ed.) – Conversations with Ursula K. Le Guin (University Press of Mississippi)
  33. Le Guin, Ursula K.The Found and the Lost (Saga Press)
  34. Le Guin, Ursula K.The Unreal and the Real (Saga Press)
  35. Foglio, Kaja and Foglio, PhilGirl Genius 16: The Incorruptible Library (Airship Entertainment)
  36. Claybourne, Zig ZagThe Brothers Jetstream: Leviathan (Narmer’s Palette)
  37. Eastern Iowa Review #3
  38. Johns, AndreasBaba Yaga (Peter Lang Publishing)

February (13)

  1. Granta #142
  2. Stein, MelissaTerrible Blooms (Copper Canyon Press)
  3. George, JennyThe Dream of Reason (Copper Canyon Press)
  4. Nezhukumatathil, AimeeOceanic (Copper Canyon Press)
  5. Campbell, Bill and Hall, Edward Austin (eds) – Mothership: Tales From Afrofuturism and Beyond (Rosarium Publishing)
  6. Goh, Jaymee and Chng, Joyce (eds) – The Sea is Ours: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia (Rosarium Publishing)
  7. Karetnyk, Bryan (ed.) – Russian Émigré Short Stories from Bunin to Yanovsky
  8. Triantafyllou, Petros (ed.) – Art of War (Booknest.eu)
  9. Jemisin, N.K.The Obelisk Gate
  10. VanderMeer, JeffAuthority
  11. Jacobin Magazine, Issue 28 (Winter 2018)
  12. Nielsen, MadameThe Endless Summer (Open Letter Books)
  13. Kopf, AliciaBrother in Ice (And Other Stories)

March (25)

  1. Okorafor, NnediBinti
  2. Sullivan, Susan AbelCursed: Wickedly Fun Stories (World Weaver Press)
  3. Parrish, Rhonda (ed.) – Fae (World Weaver Press)
  4. Parrish, Rhonda (ed.) – Sirens (World Weaver Press)
  5. Parrish, Rhonda (ed.) – Equus (World Weaver Press)
  6. Parrish, Rhonda (ed.) – Corvidae (World Weaver Press)
  7. Bujold, Lois McMasterPenric’s Mission, signed, #433 of 450 (Subterranean Press)
  8. Mandel, Emily St. JohnStation Eleven, signed, #588 or 750 (Subterranean Press)
  9. Reaves, Mallory and Reaves, MichaelEternity’s Wheel, signed, #485 of 500 (Subterranean Press)
  10. Armstrong, KelleyLost Souls (Subterranean Press)
  11. Blaylock, James P.River’s Edge, signed, #970 of 1000 (Subterranean Press)
  12. Silverberg, RobertThe Millennium Express (Subterranean Press)
  13. Spencer, William BrowningThe Unorthodox Dr. Draper, signed, #382 of 750 (Subterranean Press)
  14. Straub, PeterPerdido (Subterranean Press)
  15. Silverberg, RobertThe Emperor and the Maula (Subterranean Press)
  16. Shiner, LewisHeroes and Villains, signed, #436 of 750 (Subterranean Press)
  17. Lumley, BrianThe Compleat Crow (Subterranean Press)
  18. Pulphouse Fiction Magazine #0, December 2017
  19. Pulphouse Fiction Magazine #1, January 2018
  20. Schutt, ChristinePure Hollywood (And Other Stories)
  21. James, D.R.If God Were Gentle (Dos Madres Press)
  22. Bray, MarkAntifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook (Melville House Publishing)
  23. Kemper, DonnaForgive and Forgotten (Credo House Publishers)
  24. Apex Magazine #106 (March 2018)
  25. Joshi, S.T. (ed.) – Black Wings 6 (PS Publishing)

April (21)

  1. Winn, HowardAcropolis (Propertius Press)
  2. Jemisin, N.K. – The Stone Sky
  3. Coates, Ta-NehisiA Nation Under Our Feet 1
  4. Brakefield, RussellField Recordings (Wayne State University Press)
  5. VanderMeer, Jeff – Acceptance
  6. Cleave, Sarah (ed.) – Banthology: Stories from Banned Nations (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  7. Ganieva, Alisa – Bride & Groom (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  8. Apex Magazine #107 (April 2018)
  9. Harris, Joseph – Logically Thinking (chapbook)
  10. Harris, Joseph – Speak Up! (chapbook)
  11. McSweeney’s #52
  12. Ugresic, DubravkaFox (Open Letter Books)
  13. Bat-Ami, Miriam – Measuring the Marigolds (Caffeinated Press)
  14. Ono, Masatsugu – Lion Cross Point (Two Lines Press)
  15. Two Lines #28
  16. Scalzi, John – Head On
  17. Willis, Connie – I Met a Traveler in an Antique Land (Subterranean Press)
  18. Lovecraft, H.P. – The Illustrated Call of Cthulhu (Flesk Publications)
  19. Mignola, Mike – Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea, Studio Edition (Flesk Publications)
  20. Peninsula Poets #75.1 (Spring 2018)
  21. Vodolazkin, EugeneLaurus (Oneworld Publications)

May (8)

  1. Ward, Jesmyn (ed.) – The Fire This Time
  2. Vollmann, William T.No Immediate Danger
  3. Bacigalupi, PaoloThe Alchemist (Subterranean Press)
  4. Kuznia, Yanni (ed.) – A Fantasy Medley 3 (Subterranean Press)
  5. Hilbig, WolfgangThe Tidings of the Trees (Two Lines Press)
  6. Pulphouse Fiction Magazine #2, April 2018
  7. Mandanipour, ShahriarMoon Brow (Restless Books)
  8. Fresán, RodrigoThe Bottom of the Sky (Open Letter Books)

June (28)

  1. Voices 2018
  2. Shishkin, MikhailCalligraphy Lessons (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  3. VanderMeer, Ann and VanderMeer, Jeff (eds) – Sisters of the Revolution (PM Press)
  4. Vollmann, William T.No Good Alternative
  5. Bulgakov, MikhailThe Master and Margarita
  6. Russian Literature Triquarterly #9 (Spring 1974)
  7. Carruth, HaydenScrambled Eggs & Whiskey (Copper Canyon Press)
  8. Le Guin, UrsulaSixty Odd (Shambhala Publications)
  9. Gaiman, NeilFragile Things
  10. Gaiman, Neil – Sandman: Overture (Vertigo Comics)
  11. de Jesus, Noelle Q. and Katigbak-Lacuesta, Mookie (eds.) – Fast Food Fiction Delivery (Anvil Publishing, Inc)
  12. Realuyo, BinoThe Gods We Worship Live Next Door (University of Utah Press)
  13. Malonzo, MervinTabi Po #1 (Visprint, Inc)
  14. Malonzo, Mervin – After Lambana (Vistaprint, Inc)
  15. Chacon, Sasha PimentelInsides She Swallowed (West End Press)
  16. Donoso, Isaac (ed.) Boxer CodexVibal Foundation
  17. Hagedorn, JessicaThe Gangster of Love
  18. Dunbar-Ortiz, RoxanneLoaded (City Lights Books)
  19. Giroux, Henry A.American Nightmare (City Lights Books)
  20. Reyes, Barbara JaneInvocation to Daughters (City Lights Books)
  21. Meltzer, David (eds) – San Francisco Beats: Talking with the Poets (City Lights Books)
  22. Lewis, Penelope and Page, Ra (eds.) – Spindles: Stories from the Science of Sleep (Comma Press)
  23. Depestre, Rene – Hadriana in All My Dreams (Akashic Books)
  24. Bakewell, SarahAt the Existentialist Cafe (Other Press)
  25. Abdurraqib, HanifThey Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us (Two Dollar Radio)
  26. Sax, SamMadness
  27. Ferlinghetti, LawrenceA Coney Island of the Mind, 50th Anniversary Edition (New Directions Publishing)
  28. Coval, Kevin, Lansana, Quraysh Ali, and Marshall, Nate (eds.) – The Breakbeat Poets (Haymarket Books)

July (14)

  1. Lange, NorahPeople in the Room (And Other Stories)
  2. Apex Magazine #109, June 2018
  3. Hong, XiaoMa Bo’Le’s Second Life (Open Letter Books)
  4. PEN America #21 – Mythologies
  5. Stephenson, Neal and Galland, NicoleThe Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.
  6. Gleason, Rachel – New Kind of Rebellion (chapbook)
  7. Yang, JyThe Black Tides of Heaven
  8. Yang, JyThe Read Threads of Fortune
  9. Singh, VandanaAmbiguity Machines (Small Beer Press)
  10. Erdrich, Heid E (ed.) – New Poets of Native Nations (Graywolf Press)
  11. Womack, Ytasha L. – Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-fi and Fantasy Culture (Lawrence Hill Books)
  12. Goncharov, IvanOblomov
  13. Arendt, HannahThe Origins of Totalitarianism
  14. Poirer, AgnèsLeft Bank

August (14)

  1. Yesenin, Sergei – Selected Poems
  2. Mandelstam, Osip – Voronezh Notebooks (New York Review Books)
  3. Turgenev, Ivan – First Love and Other Stories (Oxford University Press)
  4. Mayakovsky, Vladimir – Selected Poems (Northwestern University Press)
  5. Watts, Peter – The Freeze-Frame Revolution (Tachyon Publishing)
  6. Haight, Ian – Celadon (Unicorn Press)
  7. Roanhorse, Rebecca – Trail of Lightning
  8. Granta #144
  9. Apex Magazine #110
  10. Salvage Magazine #5
  11. Brace, KristinFence, Patio, Blessed Virgin (Finishing Line Press)
  12. Ólafsson, BragiNarrator (Open Letter Books)
  13. Twitty, Michael W. – The Cooking Gene
  14. Bourdain, Anthony – Kitchen Confidential

September (19)

  1. Foglio, Kaja and Foglio, PhilGirl Genius 17: Kings and Wizards (Airship Entertainment)
  2. The Paris Review #226
  3. Amazing Stories 76.1 (Fall 2018/WorldCon Issue)
  4. Rucker, RudyReturn to the Hollow Earth (Transreal Books)
  5. Sagwa, KimMina (Two Lines Press)
  6. Two Lines #29
  7. Ulibarri, Sarena (ed.) – Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers (World Weaver Press)
  8. Trabucco Zerán, AliaThe Remainder (And Other Stories)
  9. Sigurðsson, Ófeigur – Oraefi: The Wasteland (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  10. Llansol, Maria GabrielaThe Geography of Rebels Trilogy (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  11. Berti, EduardoThe Imagined Land (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  12. Matthieussent, BriceRevenge of the Translator (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  13. Jones, Scott R. (ed.) – Cthulhusattva (Martian Migraine Press)
  14. Brenda, Libia (ed.) – A Larger Reality (Cumulo de Tesla)
  15. Ugrešić, DubravkaAmerican Fictionary (Open Letter Books)
  16. Ashton, DyrkPaternus: Wrath of Gods
  17. Albahari, David – Checkpoint (Restless Books)
  18. Hernandez, Catherine – Scarborough (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  19. Wagner, Phoebe and Wieland, Brontë Christopher (eds.) – Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation (Upper Rubber Boot Books)

October (28)

  1. Pulphouse Fiction Magazine #3
  2. Vourvoulias, SabrinaInk (Rosarium Publishing)
  3. Arnold, AmySlip of a Fish (And Other Stories)
  4. Indiana, RitaTentacle (And Other Stories)
  5. Apex Magazine #112, September 2018
  6. Morgan, SarettaFeeling Upon Arrival (chapbook, Ugly Duckling Presse)
  7. Fitterman, RobertThis Window Make Me Feel (Ugly Duckling Presse)
  8. Cáceres, OmarDefense of the Idol (Ugly Duckling Presse)
  9. White, SimoneDear Angel of Death (Ugly Duckling Presse)
  10. Marinovich, FilipWolfman Librarian (Ugly Duckling Presse)
  11. Herzer, ChristineOrange (chapbook, Ugly Duckling Presse)
  12. Storm Cellar 7.1
  13. Nordenhof, Asta Oliviathe easiness and the loneliness (Open Letter Books)
  14. Larsen, NellaPassing (Restless Books)
  15. Le Guin, Ursula – Wild Angels (Copper Canyon Press)
  16. Le Guin, UrsulaSo Far, So Good (Copper Canyon Press)
  17. Poetry 213.1, October 2018
  18. Locus Magazine, October 2018
  19. Stoneboat Literary Journal 8.2
  20. Almeida, Alexis – I Have Never Been Able to Sing (chapbook, Ugly Duckling Presse)
  21. Rogal, Lisa – Feed Me Weird Things (chapbook, Ugly Duckling Presse)
  22. Ostrups, Artis – Gestures (Ugly Duckling Presse)
  23. Patterson, Zahara – Chronology (Ugly Duckling Presse)
  24. Gdenov, Vasilik – Alphabet for the Entrants (chapbook, Ugly Duckling Presse)
  25. Vitale, Anna – Our Rimbaud Mask (Ugly Duckling Presse)
  26. Hamilton, Diana – God Was Right (Ugly Duckling Presse)
  27. Sugar House Review 10.1
  28. Apex Magazine #113

November (31)

  1. Reikki, Ron (ed.) – The Way North (Wayne State University Press)
  2. Apex Book of World SF: Volume 1 (Apex Publications)
  3. Apex Book of World SF: Volume 2 (Apex Publications)
  4. Apex Book of World SF: Volume 3 (Apex Publications)
  5. Apex Book of World SF: Volume 4 (Apex Publications)
  6. Apex Book of World SF: Volume 5 (Apex Publications)
  7. Leib, Bart R. and Holt, Kay T. (eds.) – Resist Fascism (Crossed Genres Publications)
  8. Kasper, M (ed., trans.) – Ideas Have No Smell: Three Belgian Surrealist Booklets (Ugly Duckling Presse)
  9. Anderson, DarranImaginary Cities (University of Chicago Press)
  10. Piglia, Ricardo – The Diaries of Emilio Renzi: The Happy Years (Restless Books)
  11. Butcher, Jim – Turn Coat, signed, #360 of 500 (Subterranean Press)
  12. Shiner, Lewis – Heroes and Villains, signed, #247 of 750 (Subterranean Press)
  13. Schow, David J – DJStories, signed, #568 of 1000 (Subterranean Press)
  14. Bujold, Lois McMaster – Mira’s Last Dance, signed, #242 of 450 (Subterranean Press)
  15. Blaylock, James P. – River’s Edge, signed, #379 of 1000 (Subterranean Press)
  16. Armstrong, Kelly – Amityville Horrible, signed, #961 of 1500 (Subterranean Press)
  17. Anders, Charlie Jane – Rock Manning Goes for Broke, signed, #393 of 1500 (Subterranean Press)
  18. Lansdale, Joe R. and Mertz, Stephen – M.I.A. Hunter, signed, #177 of 500 (Subterranean Press)
  19. Resnick, Mike – Voyages, signed, #703 of 1000 (Subterranean Press)
  20. Leckie, Ann – Provenance, signed, #259 of 500 (Subterranean Press)
  21. McSweeney’s #54: The End of Trust
  22. Monk, Ian and Becker, Daniel Levin (eds.) – All That Is Evident Is Suspect: Readings from the Oulipo 1963-2018 (McSweeney’s)
  23. Peninsula Poets, Fall 2018 (Poetry Society of Michigan)
  24. Palmer, AdaToo Like the Lightning
  25. Dickinson, SethThe Monster Baru Cormorant
  26. Yang, JYThe Descent of Monsters
  27. Poetry CCCXIII.3, December 2018
  28. Sanchez, Pablo MartinThe Anarchist Who Shared My Name (Deep Vellum)
  29. Granta #145
  30. Jemisin, N.K. – How Long ’til Black Future Month?
  31. Rodoreda, Mercè – Camellia Street (Open Letter Books)

December (9)

  1. Salvage #2
  2. Salvage #3
  3. Hilbig, Wolfgang – The Females (Two Lines Press)
  4. Apex Magazine #114 (November 2018)
  5. Steffen, David (ed.) – The Long List Anthology, vol. 4 (Diabolical Plots L.L.C.)
  6. The Paris Review #227
  7. Salvage #6
  8. Poetry #213.4, January 2019
  9. Girondo, Oliverio – Decals (Open Letter Books)

2017 Reading List

Same as the 2016 reading list. This are all of the books and journals acquired/read by Yours Truly in the 2017 calendar year.

January (11)

  1. Suah, BaeRecitation (Deep Vellum)
  2. Klougart, JosefineOf Darkness (Deep Vellum)
  3. Manson, MarkThe Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
  4. Blasim, Hassan (ed). – Iraq + 100 (Comma Press UK)
  5. The Long List Anthology vol. 2 (Diabolical Plots LLC)
  6. More, ThomasUtopia
  7. Harrison, JimRepublican Wives (novella)
  8. Žižek, SlavojEvent
  9. Volodine, AntoineRadiant Terminus (Open Letter Books)
  10. Chopra, SerenaIC (Horse Less Press)
  11. Anderson, StephanieLands of Yield (Horse Less Press)

February (16)

  1. Athitakis, MarkThe New Midwest (Belt Publishing)
  2. Atkinson, Scott (ed) – Happy Anyway: A Flint Anthology (Belt Publishing)
  3. Wolin, Sheldon S.Democracy Incorporated
  4. Thompson, Hunter S.Fear and Loathing On the Campaign Trail ’72
  5. Thompson, Hunter S.The Great Shark Hunt
  6. Thompson, Hunter S.Generation of Swine
  7. Thompson, Hunter S.Songs of the Doomed
  8. Thompson, Hunter S.Better Than Sex
  9. Granta #138: Journeys
  10. Du Bois, W.E.B.The Souls of Black Folk (Restless Books)
  11. Weir, AndyThe Martian
  12. Aira, CésarThe Proof (And Other Stories)
  13. Dick, Philip K. – The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick
  14. Noll, João GilbertoAtlantic Hotel (Two Lines Press)
  15. Two Lines, Issue 26
  16. Harrison, JimA Really Big Lunch

March (13)

  1. Eco, UmbertoThe Name of the Rose
  2. Xue, CanFrontier (Open Letter Books)
  3. England, AndreaOther Geographies (Creative Justice Press)
  4. Robinson, Kim StanleyNew York 2140
  5. Hines, Jim C.Revisionary
  6. Sterling, BrucePirate Utopia (Tachyon Publications)
  7. Castillo, AnaPeel My Love Like an Onion
  8. Castillo, AnaBlack Dove (Feminist Press)
  9. Blackburn, PaulThe Collected Poems (Persea Books)
  10. Castillo, AnaWatercolor Women Opaque Men (Northwestern University Press)
  11. Li HeGoddesses, Ghosts and Demons: The Collected Poems of Li He
  12. Kicknosway, FayeWho Shall Know Them?
  13. Vallejo, CésarPoemas Humanos

April (13)

  1. Condrescu, AndreiAlien Candor (Black Sparrow Press)
  2. Cope, David (ed) – Song of the Owashtanong (Ridgeway Press)
  3. May, JamaalHum (Alice James Books)
  4. Wright, C.D.The Poet, the Lion, Talking Pictures, El Farolito, a Wedding in St. Roch, the Big Box Store, the Warp in the Mirror, Spring, Midnights, Fire & All (Copper Canyon Press)
  5. Poetry Magazine, April 2017
  6. Pitol, SergioThe Magician of Vienna (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  7. Gnarr, JónThe Outlaw (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  8. Adams, John Joseph (ed.) – Cosmic Powers
  9. Conversations with Paul Bowles (University Press of Mississippi)
  10. Conversations with Chinua Achebe (University Press of Mississippi)
  11. Patterson, Jorge ZepedaMilena, or The Most Beautiful Femur in the World (Restless Books)
  12. Fresán, RodrigoThe Invented Part (Open Letter Books)
  13. Garréta, AnneNot One Day (Deep Vellum Publishing)

May (11)

  1. VanderMeer, JeffBorne
  2. Springer, FilipHistory of a Disappearance (Restless Books)
  3. Jaeggy, FleurI Am the Brother of XX (And Other Stories)
  4. Segaloff, NatA Lit Fuse: The Provocative Life of Harlan Ellison (NESFA Press) #165 of 500
  5. Dostoevsky, FyodorCrime and Punishment
  6. Dostoevsky, FyodorDemons
  7. Jussawalla, Feroza and Dasenbrock, Reed Way (eds) – Interviews with Writers of the Post-Colonial World (University Press of Mississippi)
  8. Granta #139
  9. Miéville, ChinaOctober
  10. James, D.R.Split Level (Finishing Line Press)
  11. McGookey, KathleenHeart in a Jar (White Pine Press)

June (11)

  1. Carroll, JimLiving at the Movies
  2. Rulfo, JuanThe Golden Cockerel & Other Writings (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  3. Nowicki, WojciechSalki (Open Letter Books)
  4. Glossolalia, Issue 3
  5. Jodorowsky, AlejandroWhere the Bird Sings Best (Restless Books)
  6. Martin, George R.R.The World of Ice and Fire
  7. Hopler, JayThe Abridged History of Rainfall (McSweeney’s)
  8. Walsh, JoannaWorlds from the Word’s End (And Other Stories)
  9. Laurel, Juan Tomás ÁvilaThe Gurugu Pledge (And Other Stories)
  10. NDiaye, MarieMy Heart Hemmed In (Two Lines Press)
  11. The 3288 Review, Issue 2.4 (Caffeinated Press)

July (17)

  1. Schafer, William (ed.) – Best of Subterranean (Subterranean Press)
  2. Alexie, ShermanThe Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
  3. Alexie, ShermanReservation Blues
  4. Alexie, ShermanYou Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
  5. Oliver, MaryWhy I Wake Early
  6. Open Palm Print #7
  7. Eggers, DaveZeitoun
  8. Hammond, Rose L. – Just a Poor Country Girl (Run With It)
  9. LeBel, SteveThe Universe Builders: Bernie and the Lost Girl (Argon Press)
  10. LeBel, SteveThe Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty (Argon Press)
  11. Davis, JeanThe Last God
  12. McClure, Patricia M.Losing a Hero to Alzheimer’s
  13. Payne, J. ScottThe Green Hell (Argon Press)
  14. Compton, Deanna J.Freecurrent: The Legacy (In God’s Hands Publishing)
  15. The Best of McSweeney’s (McSweeney’s)
  16. Torres, FernandaThe End (Restless Books)
  17. Bergsson, Guðbergur – Tómas Jónsson, Bestseller (Open Letter Books)

August (11)

  1. Dickie, TenzinOld Demons, New Deities (O/R Books)
  2. Carroll, JonathanThe Crow’s Dinner (Subterranean Press)
  3. Sterling, BruceHeavy Weather
  4. Sterling, BruceGlobalhead
  5. Russell, Mary DoriaThe Sparrow
  6. Blas de Roblès, Jean-MarieIsland of Point Nemo (Open Letter Books)
  7. Kenny, TimothyFar Country (Bottom Dog Press)
  8. Steadman, RalphExtinct Boids
  9. Steadman, RalphNextinction
  10. Shrestha, RomioGoddesses of the Celestial Gallery (Mandala Publishing)
  11. YossA Planet for Rent (Restless Books)

September (20)

  1. Hernández, CarlosThe Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria (Rosarium Publishing)
  2. Merwin, W.S.The Shadow of Sirius (Copper Canyon Press)
  3. Merwin, W.S.The Essential W.S. Merwin (Copper Canyon Press)
  4. Two Lines, issue 27
  5. The Paris Review, issue 222
  6. Powers, TimMedusa’s Web; signed #462 of 474 (Subterranean Press)
  7. Gallagher, StephenThe Authentic William James; signed #279 of 1000 (Subterranean Press)
  8. Carroll, JonathanThe Crow’s Dinner; signed #312 of 1000 (Subterranean Press)
  9. Egan, GregThe Four Thousand, the Eight Hundred; signed #669 of 1000 (Subterranean Press)
  10. Grant, MiraFinal Girls; signed #1161 of 1250 (Subterranean Press)
  11. Bujold, Lois McMasterPenric and the Shaman  (Subterranean Press)
  12. Kiernan, Caitlin R.Dear Sweet Filthy World (Subterranean Press)
  13. Resnick, MikeVoyages; signed #911 of 1000 (Subterranean Press)
  14. Reynolds, AlastairBeyond the Aquila Rift (Subterranean Press)
  15. Shepard, LuciusFive Autobiographies and a Fiction (Subterranean Press)
  16. Silverberg, RobertEarly Days; signed #626 of 1000 (Subterranean Press)
  17. Pugliese, NicolaMalacqua (And Other Stories)
  18. Boullosa, CarmenHeavens on Earth (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  19. Lahens, YanickMoonbath (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  20. Brandt, Per AageIf I Were a Suicide Bomber (Open Letter Books)

October (39)

  1. Suah, BaehNorth Station (Open Letter Books)
  2. Neruda, PabloBook of Twilight (Copper Canyon Press)
  3. Chamoiseau, PatrickTexaco
  4. Bishop, K.J.The Etched City
  5. Akhmatova, AnnaSelected Poems
  6. Navarro, ElviraA Working Woman (Two Lines Press)
  7. Unnikrishnan, DeepakTemporary People (Restless Books)
  8. Cruz, Victor HernandezRed Beans (Coffee House Press)
  9. Michigan Quarterly, vol. 56 No. 2
  10. McSweeney’s #50
  11. Jemisen, N.K.The Fifth Season
  12. VanderMeer, JeffAnnihilation
  13. Oomen, Anne-MariePulling Down the Barn (Wayne State University Press)
  14. Cooper, WynPostcards from the Interior (BOA Editions, Ltd.)
  15. Cooper, WynChaos is the new Calm (BOA Editions, Ltd.)
  16. Holden, CraigThe Jazz Bird
  17. The Sutra of Hui Neng (H.K. Buddhist Book Distributor)
  18. Dobbs, David & Ober, RichardThe Northern Forest
  19. Watts, AlanPsychotherapy East & West
  20. Kapleau, PhilipThe Three Pillars of Zen
  21. Lopez, Donald S. (ed.) – Religions of Tibet in Practice
  22. Baghramian, Maria (ed.) – Modern Philosophy of Language
  23. Liu, Ken (ed.) – Invisible Planets
  24. Ward, JesmynSing, Unburied, Sing
  25. Schnurr, RyanIn the Watershed (Belt Publishing)
  26. McLelland, EdwardHow to Speak Midwestern (Belt Publishing)
  27. Nickels, Ashley and Vilella, Dani (eds) – Grand Rapids Grassroots: An Anthology (Belt Publishing)
  28. Sedegy, Jason (ed.) The Akron Anthology (Belt Publishing)
  29. Cleveland Neighborhood Guidebook (Belt Publishing)
  30. Piiparinen, Richey and Trubek, Anne (eds.) – The Cleveland Anthology (Belt Publishing)
  31. Atkinson, Scott (ed.) – Happy Anyway: A Flint Anthology (Belt Publishing)
  32. Boyd, Eric (ed.) – The Pittsburgh Anthology (Belt Publishing)
  33. Clark, Anna (ed.) – A Detroit Anthology (Belt Publishing)
  34. Foley, AaronThe Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook (Belt Publishing)
  35. Foley, AaronHow to Live In Detroit Without Being a Jackass (Belt Publishing)
  36. Bayne, Martha (ed.) – Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology (Belt Publishing)
  37. McQuade, Zan (ed.) – The Cincinnati Anthology (Belt Publishing)
  38. Biehl, Jody K. (ed.) – Right Here, Right Now: The Buffalo Anthology (Belt Publishing)
  39. Marino, Jacqueline and Miller, Will (eds.) – Car Bombs to Cookie Tables: The Youngstown Anthology (Belt Publishing)

November (13)

  1. Abani, ChrisThe Face: Cartography of the Void (Restless Books)
  2. Piglia, RicardoThe Diaries of Emilio Renzi, Formative Years (Restless Books)
  3. Keni, NiyatiEsperanza Street (And Other Stories)
  4. Quin, AnnThe Unmapped Country (And Other Stories)
  5. McDermott, John J (ed). – The Writings of William James (University of Chicago Press)
  6. McPhee, JohnDraft No. 4
  7. Subterranean Press Bibliography 1995 – 2015 (Subterranean Press)
  8. Hilbig, WolfgangOld Rendering Plant (Two Lines Press)
  9. Nielsen, JoanesThe Brahmadells (Open Letter Books)
  10. Diaz, Junot (ed.) – Global Dystopias (Boston Review)
  11. Long List Anthology vol. I
  12. McClung, Laren (ed.) – Inheriting the War
  13. Stoppard, TomPlays 5

December (3)

  1. NaivoBeyond the Rice Fields (Restless Books)
  2. Silveira, Maria JoseHer Mother’s Mother’s Mother and Her Daughters (Open Letter Books)
  3. McSweeney’s #51

2016 Reading List

The 2015 reading list was so much fun that I have decided to do it again! I am making a couple of minor changes to the criteria here. First, this list will include books I have read, books I have purchased but not read, and literary journals which I purchase and/or read, all in the 2016 calendar year. With any luck I will have an even dozen from Caffeinated Press at the end of the year. Since 2016 is a leap year this may give me just enough time to reach that goal. Why not only list books I actually read? Because feck is over-rated.

Helping to fill this list are the subscriptions I have to the catalogs of independent publishers Open Letter Books, Restless Books, And Other Stories, Deep Vellum and Horse Less Press, as well as subscriptions to The Paris Review, Granta and Zyzzyva. These should get me, at minimum, 35 things to read this year. Just shy of three a month. So without further ado, here is the list.

January (65)

  1. Zyzzyva, issue 31.3
  2. The Paris Review, issue 215
  3. Rodoreda, Mercè – War, So Much War (Open Letter Books)
  4. Anderson, Benedict – Imagined Communities
  5. Rattle, issue 50
  6. Piketty, Thomas – Capital in the Twenty-First Century
  7. Clark, PatriciaSunday Rising
  8. Harrison, JimDead Man’s Float
  9. Mecklenburg, Virginia – Modern Masters: American Abstraction at Midcentury
  10. n+1, issue 24
  11. Labbé, CarlosLoquela (Open Letter Books)
  12. Comola, Jessica – Everything We Met Changed Form & Followed the Rest (Horse Less Press)
  13. Bettis, ChristineBurnout Paradise (Horse Less Press)
  14. Burns, MeganSleepwalk With Me (Horse Less Press)
  15. Midwestern Gothic, issue 20
  16. Dunes Review, issue 19.2
  17. Mieville, ChinaThree Moments of an Explosion (Subterranean Press, signed, number 268/400)
  18. Michigan’s Voices, issue 3.2, Spring 1963
  19. The Noble Savage, issue 1, February 1960
  20. Gulf Coast, issue 20.2, Fall 2008
  21. Bamber, LindaMetropolitan Tang
  22. Wakoski, DianeArgonaut Rose (Black Sparrow Press)
  23. Meltzer, DavidNo Eyes: Lester Young (Black Sparrow Press)
  24. Kashin, OlegFardwor, Russia! (Restless Books)
  25. Velázquez, CarlosThe Cowboy Bible and Other Stories (Restless Books)
  26. Clark, Anna (ed) – A Detroit Anthology (Rust Belt Chic Press)
  27. The Tishman Review, issue 1.4
  28. Michigan Quarterly Review, issue 54.4
  29. Taylor, Jonathan Jay and Neill, FosterThe Michigan Poet
  30. O’Brien, Colleen – Spool in the Maze (New Michigan Press)
  31. Krieg, BrandonInvasives (New Rivers Press)
  32. El-Mohtar, AmalThe Honey Month (Papaveria Press, signed)
  33. Klaver, ChristianThe Adventure of the Lustrous Pearl (signed)
  34. Klaver, ChristianThe Adventure of the Innsmouth Whaler (signed)
  35. Kalver, ChristianThe Adventure of the Solitary Grave (signed)
  36. Klaver, ChristianShadows Over London (signed)
  37. McClellan, BrianServant of the Crown (signed)
  38. McClellan, BrianForsworn (signed)
  39. McClellan, BrianMurder a the Kinnen Hotel (signed)
  40. McClellan, BrianIn the Field Marshal’s Shadow (signed)
  41. Steinmetz, FerretFlex (signed)
  42. Steinmets, FerretThe Flux (signed)
  43. O’Keefe, MeganSteal the Sky (signed)
  44. Underwood, Michael R.Genrenauts: The Shootout Solution (signed)
  45. Underwood, Michael R.Genrenauts: The Absconded Ambassador (signed)
  46. Collins, Brigid – The Southern Dragon (signed)
  47. Bennett, Robert JacksonCity of Blades (signed)
  48. Olson, MelissaBoundary Crossed (signed)
  49. Toyama, KentaroGeek Heresy (signed)
  50. Duncan, Andy and Klages, Ellen – Wakulla Springs
  51. Wilson, Kai AshanteThe Devil in America
  52. Smale, AlanClash of Eagles
  53. Swanson, JayInto the Nanten (signed)
  54. Kloos, MarkoTerms of Enlistment (signed)
  55. Brown, PierceRed Rising
  56. Hurley, KameronMirror Empire (signed)
  57. Hurley, KameronGod’s War (signed)
  58. Gnarr, JonThe Pirate (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  59. The Gateway Review Issue 2.1
  60. Eastern Iowa Review, Spring/Summer 2015
  61. Tenev, GeorgiParty Headquarters (Open Letters Books)
  62. Rajaniemi, HannuCollected Fiction
  63. Dickinson, SethThe Traitor Baru Cormorant
  64. Wojtaszek, KristinaOpal (World Weaver Press, signed)
  65. Parrish, Rhonda (ed) – Scarecrow (World Weaver Press, signed)

February (30)

  1. River Styx issue 95
  2. Granta issue 132
  3. Farooqi, Musharraf AliBetween Clay and Dust (Restless Books)
  4. Harrison, JimThe Ancient Minstrel (signed)
  5. How Do I Begin? A Hmong-American Literary Anthology (Heyday Books)
  6. Barr, TerryDon’t Date Baptists: and Other Warnings from My Alabama Mother (Red Dirt Press)
  7. Sternin, Grigori and Kirillina, Jelena – Ilya Repin
  8. Rucker, Rudy and Sterling, BruceTransreal Cyberpunk (Transreal Books)
  9. Bell, Cristalyne (ed.) Rebel Reporting: John Ross Speaks to Independent Journalists
  10. Meruane, LinaSeeing Red (Deep Vellum)
  11. Eco, UmbertoSix Walks in the Fictional Woods
  12. Granta issue 134
  13. Estes, PhilHigh Life (Horse Less Press)
  14. Olszewska, DanielaAnswering Machine (Horse Less Press)
  15. Eco, UmbertoHow to Travel with a Salmon
  16. Eco, UmbertoTravels in Hyperreality
  17. Eco, UmbertoKant and the Platypus
  18. Eco, UmbertoMisreadings
  19. Eco, UmbertoSerendipities
  20. Eco, UmbertoThe Search for the Perfect Language
  21. Leckie, AnnAncillary Justice
  22. Tomaszewski, Z.G.All Things Dusk
  23. Dillard, AnnieThe Annie Dillard Reader
  24. Hawthorne, NathanielShort Stories
  25. Melville, HermanGreat Short Works of Herman Melville
  26. Tolstoy, LeoThe Death of Ivan Illych & Other Stories
  27. Campbell, JamesThe Ghost Mountain Boys
  28. Least Heat-Moon, WilliamPrairyErth
  29. Eco, UmbertoThe Prague Cemetery
  30. Eco, UmbertoArt and Beauty in the Middle Ages

March (27)

  1. Abani, ChrisThe Face: Cartography of the Void (Restless Books)
  2. Aw, TashThe Face: Strangers on a a Pier (Restless Books)
  3. Ozeki, RuthThe Face: A Time Code (Restless Books)
  4. Lynch, Sean – The City of Your Mind (Whirlwind Press)
  5. Whirlwind, issue 5
  6. Whirlwind, issue 6
  7. Whirlwind, issue 7
  8. Sinister, BuckyBlack Hole: A Novel (Soft Skull Press)
  9. Ali, Taha MuhammadSo What (Copper Canyon Press)
  10. Hô Xuân Huong – Spring Essence: The Poetry of Hô Xuân Huong (Copper Canyon Press)
  11. The Paris Review #216
  12. Pfeijffer, Ilja LeonardLa Superba (Deep Vellum)
  13. VanderMeer, Ann (ed.) The Bestiary (Centipede Press)
  14. Chambers, JamesThe Engines of Sacrifice (Dark Regions Press)
  15. Meikle, WilliamThe Plasm (Dark Regions Press)
  16. Pugmire, W.H. & Thomas, JeffreyEncounters with Enoch Coffin (Dark Regions Press)
  17. Sammons, Brian M & Barrass, Glynn Owen (eds.) – World War Cthulhu (Dark Regions Press)
  18. Jamneck, Lynne (ed.) – Dreams from the Witch House (Dark Regions Press)
  19. Accola, Rosie – So That Tonight I Might See (chapbook)
  20. Lake, Brandon – Something Lacking, vol. 1 (Split Filter Press, chapbook)
  21. Brace, Kristen – The Farthest Dreaming Hill (chapbook)
  22. Austin, Melissa B. – Keys (chapbook)
  23. The Bandit Zine – Issue 3, Alt Fashion and D.I.Y.
  24. The Bandit Zine – Love + Heart Break issue
  25. de Alba, CassandaHabitats (Horse Less Press)
  26. Schapira, KateHandbook for Hands That Alter as We Hold Them Out (Horse Less Press)
  27. Porter, Bill (Red Pine)Finding Them Gone (Copper Canyon Press)

April (36)

  1. Fanning, RobertSheet Music (Three Bee Press, chapbook)
  2. Fanning, RobertAmerican Prophet (Marick Press)
  3. Zyzzyva 32.1
  4. Volodine, AntoineBardo or Not Bardo (Open Letter Books)
  5. Hirsch, EdwardA Poet’s Glossary
  6. Rich, AdrienneLater Poems
  7. Pederson, MiriamThis Brief Light (Finishing Line Press, chapbook)
  8. Ferlinghetti, LawrenceWriting Across the Landscape
  9. Custer, Nic (La©luster) – Nothing Works, Everyone Labors
  10. Secret Bully, issue 1 (chapbook)
  11. Stairs in the Middle of the Street – Creative Youth Center of Grand Rapids
  12. Under the Sun – Creative Youth Center of Grand Rapids
  13. Green a Table, Green an Elephant – Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center
  14. Pratchett, Terry and Baxter, StephenThe Long Utopia
  15. Bat-Ami, MiriamTwo Suns in the Sky
  16. Pushcart Prize VIII (1983-1984)
  17. Stoppard, TomThe Invention of Love
  18. Startling Sci-Fi (New Lit Salon Press)
  19. Haight, IanMagnolia and Lotus (White Pine Press)
  20. Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2015 (Vine Leaves Press)
  21. Topology Magazine (Spring 2016 issue)
  22. Hariharan, GithaAlmost Home (Restless Books)
  23. Tin House issue 61
  24. Rastall, Janeen, et al – Heart Radicals (ELJ Publications)
  25. Magoon, MarkThe Upper Peninsula Misses You (ELJ Publications)
  26. Hamilton, CarolUmberto Eco Lost His Gun (Pudding House Publications)
  27. Winn, HowardFour-Picture Sequence of Desire and Love (Front Street Publishers)
  28. Bridges: Poets of Dutchess and Ulster Counties (Springtown Press)
  29. Hamilton, Carol Such Deaths (Purple Flag)
  30. Cope, David – Turn the Wheel (The Humana Press)
  31. Big Scream, issue 51
  32. Big Scream, issue 54
  33. Hinrichsen, DennisSkin Music (Southern Indiana Review Press)
  34. Rappleye, GregFigured Dark (University of Arkansas Press)
  35. Atkins, PriscillaThe Cafe of Our Departure (Sibling Rivalry Press)
  36. Granta issue 135

May (10)

  1. Villoro, JuanGod is Round (Restless Books)
  2. Zhadan, SerhiyVoroshilovgrad (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  3. Audin, MichèleOne Hundred Twenty-one Days (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  4. Neruda, PabloThen Come Back: The Lost Neruda Poems (Copper Canyon Press)
  5. Gross, TerryAll I Did Was Ask
  6. Marquez, Gabriel GarciaCollected Novellas
  7. Barker, CliveThe Scarlet Gospels
  8. Martin, George R.R. and Dozois, GardnerRogues
  9. Pratchett, TerryRaising Steam
  10. Saer, Juan JoseThe Clouds (Open Letter Books)

June (20)

  1. Gablik, SuziConversations Before the End of Time
  2. Pavlov, KonstantinCry of a Former Dog
  3. Burrows, E.G.Man Fishing
  4. Kooser, TedLocal Wonders
  5. Tvedten, Brother BenetThe View From a Monastery
  6. Duras, MargueriteAbahn Sabana David (Open Letter Books)
  7. Beneath a Single Moon: Buddhism in Contemporary American Poetry (Shambhala Press)
  8. Conversations with Henry Miller (University Press of Mississippi)
  9. Conversations with Jorge Luis Borges (University Press of Mississippi)
  10. The Paris Review, issue 217
  11. Jodorowsky, AlejandroAlbina and the Dog-Men (Restless Books)
  12. Enjoy! (826michigan)
  13. Vigus, RebeckaRivers Edge (Lilac Publishing)
  14. Edwards, Zev LawsonThe New Punk
  15. Glaysher, FrederickThe Parliament of Poets (Earthrise Press)
  16. Clay, AnissaThe God Conception (Red Engine Press)
  17. Third Wednesday, Vol. IX, No. 2
  18. Reynolds, AlastairBeyond the Aquila Rift (Subterranean Press)
  19. Moon, Jung YoungVaseline Buddha (Deep Vellum)
  20. Laroui, FouadThe Curious Case of Dassoukine’s Trousers (Deep Vellum)

July (12)

  1. Klougart, Josefine – One of Us Is Sleeping (Open Letter Books)
  2. Chu, Wesley – Time Siege
  3. Yoss (Gomez, Jose Miguel Sanchez) – Super Extra Grande (Restless Books)
  4. Colasacco, John – Two Teenagers (Horse Less Press)
  5. Jordan, Ahmunet Jessica – Black and Blue Prints
  6. Granta 136
  7. Boullosa, Carmen – Before (Open Letter Books)
  8. Devi, Ananda – Eve Out of Her Ruins (Open Letter Books)
  9. Lawrence, Stephon – Nervs (Horse Less Press)
  10. Miller, Frank – 300
  11. McGuane, Thomas – Gallatin Canyon
  12. Salter, James – All That Is

August (17)

  1. Saccomanno, GuillermoGesell Dome (Open Letter Books)
  2. Poetry (July/August 2016)
  3. Gaiman, NeilThe View From the Cheap Seats
  4. Year’s Best Science Fiction #32
  5. New American Writing #34
  6. Amezcua, EloisaOn Not Screaming (Horse Less Press)
  7. De Rojas, AgustinThe Year 200 (Restless Books)
  8. Volksmode 2014 (Issue Press)
  9. Campbell, AnnaEver Your Friend (Issue Press)
  10. Curry, ErinPoems to the Sea (Issue Press)
  11. Johnson, Cathy GThank God, I Am In Love (Issue Press)
  12. Wietor, GeorgePast Lives (Issue Press)
  13. Batt, J. DanielKeaghan in the Tales of Dreamside (Story Jitsu)
  14. Genius Loci – Tales of the Spirit of Place (Ragnarok Publications)
  15. Eastern Iowa Review issue 2
  16. Vuong, OceanNight Sky with Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon Press)
  17. Zyzzyva #107

September (21)

  1. Neuman, AndresHow to Travel Without Seeing (Restless Books)
  2. Stephenson, NealThe Diamond Age (Subterranean Press; signed – 292 of 500)
  3. Benford, GregoryThe Best of Gregory Benford (Subterranean Press)
  4. McCammon, RobertBlue World (Subterranean Press)
  5. Chu, Wesley The Days of Tao (Subterranean Press; signed – 321 of 1000)
  6. Kuznia, Yanni (ed.) – A Fantasy Medley II (Subterranean Press)
  7. Powers, TimDown and Out In Purgatory (Subterranean Press)
  8. Lansdale, Joe and Lansdale, KaseyThe Case of the Bleeding Wall (Subterranean Press; signed – 278 of 500)
  9. Armstrong, KelleyDriven (Subterranean Press; signed – 502 of 1000)
  10. Armstrong, KelleyForsaken (Subterranean Press; signed – 372 of 1000)
  11. Achebe, ChinuaThings Fall Apart
  12. Levy, Ariel (ed.) – The Best American Essays 2015
  13. N+1 #26
  14. Pagano, EmmanuelleTrysting (&  Other Stories)
  15. Raud, ReinThe Brother (Open Letter Books)
  16. The Paris Review #218
  17. Browne, ColinI Had an Interesting French Artist to Visit Me This Summer (Figure 1 Publishing)
  18. Yahgulanaas, Michael NicollRed – A Haida Manga
  19. Scott, WalterWendy (Koyama Press)
  20. Bell, MarcStroppy (Drawn & Quarterly Press)
  21. Bernard, Bruce (ed.) – Vincent by Himself

October (9)

  1. Hines, JimLibriomancer
  2. Allfrey, Ellah Wakatama – Africa 39: New Writing from Africa South of the Sahara
  3. Passages: Africa (PEN America)
  4. Glossolalia Issue 2 (PEN America)
  5. Suah, BaeA Greater Music (Open Letter Books)
  6. Montes, Lara MimosaThe Somnambulist (Horse Less Press)
  7. Powell, AJGrayson Rising (Caffeinated Press)
  8. Brewed Awakenings II (Caffeinated Press)
  9. Joshi, S.T. (ed) – Black Wings V (PS Publishing)

November (24)

  1. Fonseca, CarlosColonel Lagrimas (Restless Books)
  2. Sanchez-Andrade, ChristinaThe Winterlings (Restless Books)
  3. Spencer, CynthiaGirl Tramp (Horse Less Press)
  4. Danos, StephenMissing Slides (Horse Less Press)
  5. Okorafor, NnediThe Book of Phoenix
  6. Geiger, ArnoThe Old King In His Exile (& Other Stories)
  7. Loeb, Paul RogatThe Impossible Will Take a Little While
  8. Byatt, A.S.Babel Tower
  9. Earley, TimLinthead Stomp (Horse Less Press)
  10. Jimenez, Claudia SalazarBlood of the Dawn (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  11. Jaffe, NoemiWhat are the Blind Men Dreaming? (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  12. Rabasa, EduardoA Zero-Sum Game (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  13. Poetry magazine CCIX:2 November 2016
  14. Lehman, David (ed.) – Best American Poetry 2016
  15. Burton, Richard Francis (trans.) – Tales from the Arabian Nights
  16. Millidge, Gary SpencerAlan Moore: Storyteller
  17. Campbell, HayleyThe Art of Neil Gaiman
  18. Zaleski, Philip and Zaleski, CarolThe Fellowship
  19. Crowley, JohnThe Chemical Wedding by Christian Rosencruetz (Small Beer Press)
  20. Crowley, JohnLord Byron’s Novel
  21. Mondrup, IbenJustine (Open Letter Books)
  22. Davis, JeanSahmara
  23. Kaag, JohnAmerican Philosophy
  24. Pushkin, Alexander – Novels, Tales, Journeys: The Complete Prose of Alexander Pushkin

December (41)

  1. Ellis, WarrenTransmetropolitan 1: Back on the Street
  2. Ellis, WarrenTransmetropolitan 2: Lust for Life
  3. Ellis, WarrenTransmetropolitan 3: Year of the Bastard
  4. Ellis, Warren – Transmetropolitan 4: The New Scum
  5. Ellis, Warren – Transmetropolitan 5: Lonely City
  6. Ellis, Warren – Transmetropolitan 6: Gouge Away
  7. Ellis, Warren – Transmetropolitan 7: Spider’s Thrash
  8. Ellis, Warren – Transmetropolitan 8: Dirge
  9. Ellis, Warren – Transmetropolitan 9: The Cure
  10. Ellis, Warren – Transmetropolitan 10: One More TIme
  11. Pratchett, TerryDiscworld Companion
  12. Zyzzyva #108
  13. Tea, MichelleBlack Wave (And Other Stories)
  14. Calvino, ItaloIf On a Winter’s Night A Traveler
  15. Calvino, Italo – Invisible Cities
  16. Hines, Jim C. – Codex Born
  17. Hines, Jim C. – Unbound
  18. Borges, Jorge LuisSelected Non-fictions
  19. Paris Review #219
  20. Eir, OddnyLand of Love and Ruins (Restless Books)
  21. Granta #137
  22. Shah, BullheSufi Lyrics
  23. Cardoso, LucioChronicle of the Murdered House (Open Letter Books)
  24. Chambers, Robert W. – The King in Yellow (Book Revivals Press)
  25. Reppion, John (ed.) – Spirits of Place (Daily Grail Publishing)
  26. Dillard, AnnieThe Abundance
  27. Marshall, TimPrisoners of Geography
  28. Marx, KarlDas Kapital
  29. Bakunin, MikhailGod and the State
  30. Kropotkin, PeterAnarchism
  31. Herman, Edward S. and Chomsky, NoamManufacturing Consent
  32. Hedges, ChrisWages of Rebellion
  33. Hedges, Chris – American Fascists
  34. Hedges, Chris and Sacco, Joe – Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
  35. Hedges, Chris – Empire of Illusion
  36. Ismailov, HamidThe Underground (Restless Books)
  37. Goff, NicholeAluminum Necropolis (Horse Less Press)
  38. Gurton-Wachter, AnnaBlank Blank Blues (Horse Less Press)
  39. Snyder, GaryThe Great Clod
  40. Coates, Ta-NehisiBetween the World and Me
  41. Diaz, JunotThe Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

2015 Reading List

This post is a space where I will list all the books I read in the 2015 calendar year. I last did a list like this back in, oh, 2002 or 2003. Back when I was young and feckless. Now that I am in my mid-40s, and have more feck (“feckful”?), I am more likely to keep current on a project like this. And because the feck is strong in me, I will limit myself to only listing those books I actually read a substantial portion of; say, 50% or more. Not just books I buy or borrow from the library. And I will only list books I have not read before. Otherwise Cryptonomicon and The January Dancer would show up here three or four times.

Feck it.

Anyway. THE LIST, in reading order:

  1. Buckell, TobiasHurricane Fever
  2. Lord, KarenRedemption in Indigo
  3. Ahmed, SaladinThrone of the Crescent Moon
  4. Kowal, Mary Robinette – Glamour in Glass
  5. Cascade Writers’ Group and The Great Lakes Commonwealth of LettersImagine This!: An ArtPrize Anthology
  6. Datlow, Ellen (ed.)Fearful Symmetries
  7. Harrison, JimThe Big Seven
  8. Collins, BrigidSinger
  9. Collins, RonGlamour of the God-Touched
  10. Tillich, PaulDynamics of Faith
  11. Chu, WesleyThe Lives of Tao
  12. Prose, FrancineReading Like a Writer
  13. Liu, CixinThe Three-Body Problem
  14. Bass, RickThe Hermit’s Story
  15. Lake, JayLast Plane to Heaven
  16. Flynn, MichaelIn the Country of the Blind
  17. Stephenson, Neal, et al – Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future
  18. Pratchett, Terry and Baxter, StephenThe Long Earth
  19. Pratchett, Terry and Baxter, StephenThe Long War
  20. Pratchett, Terry and Baxter, StephenThe Long Mars
  21. Keni, NiyatiEsperanza Street
  22. Bacigalupi, PaoloThe Water Knife
  23. Elwes, CaryAs You Wish
  24. McKeen, WilliamMile Marker Zero
  25. Ramsey, Susan BlackwellA Mind Like This
  26. Scalzi, JohnThe End of All Things
  27. Lord, KarenThe Best of All Possible Worlds
  28. Alexie, ShermanConversations with Sherman Alexie
  29. Reynolds, AlastairRevelation Space
  30. Clark, Jennifer – Necessary Clearings
  31. Schout, DawnWanderlust
  32. Ridl, JackLosing Season
  33. Weingard, ArneLevitation for Agnostics
  34. Buchinger, MaryAerialist
  35. Rocha, IlianaKarankawa
  36. Bonczek, MichelleThe Art of the Nipple
  37. Trier-Walker, Amy Jo – Trembling Outselves Into Trees
  38. Habra, HedyTea in Heliopolis
  39. McGookey, Kathleen – Stay
  40. Klatt, L.S.Cloud of Ink
  41. Dungey, ChrisThe Pace-Lap Blues
  42. Third FlatironOnly Disconnect
  43. Grand Rapids Writer’s ExchangeGrand Writers Anthology
  44. Pushcart Prize XXXIX
  45. Dillon, Grace L (ed.)  – Walking the Clouds
  46. Fox, Rose and Older, Daniel Jose (eds.) – Long Hidden
  47. Hopkinson, Nalo and Mehan, Uppinder (eds.) – So Long Been Dreaming