Updating throughout the year. Favorites & notes at the end.
- Snowcrash – Neal Stephenson
- Preparation for the Next Life – Atticus Lish
- Cold Enough for Snow – Jessica Au
- Scattered All Over the Earth – Yoko Tawada
- They Both Die at The End – Adam Silvera
- Girl One – Sara Flannery Murphy
- The Perfume Thief – Timothy Schaffert* (*reading)
- Pure Colour – Sheila Heti
- Transcending the Levels of Consciousness: The Stairway to Enlightenment – David R. Hawkin, M.D., Ph.D.
- Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype – Clarissa Pinkola Estés* (*reading)
- Hell and Other Destinations – Madeline Albright
- Free: A Child and a Country at the End of History – Lea Ypi
- In the Margins: On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing – Elena Ferrante
- You Had Me at Pét-Nat: A Natural Wine Soaked Memoir – Rachel Signer
- Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency – Olivia Laing
- France: An Adventure History – Graham Robb* (*reading)
- Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste – Bianca Bosker
Favorites & Notes
- A Symmetry – Ari Banias
- Eccentric Days of Hope and Sorrow: Poems by Natalka Bilotserkivets, translated by Ali Kinsella & Dzvinia Orlowsky
- Duino Elegies: A New and Complete Translation by Alfred Corn – Rainer Maria Rilke
- Canopy – Linda Gregerson
- On The Line: Notes From a Factory – Joseph Ponthus
- Venice – Ange Mlinko
- Enough Rope: A Book of Light Verse – Dorothy Parker
- Red Kite, Blue Sky – Madeleine May Kunin
- Pure Colour (Fiction, Sheila Heti) is one of the most superb, important books I’ve ever read — the writing! The philosophy!
- Preparation for the Next Life (Fiction, Atticus Lish) is a masterpiece in empathy; character-driven and a powerful story packed in simple narrative.
- Transcending the Levels of Consciousness: The Stairway to Enlightenment (Nonfiction, David R. Hawkin, M.D., Ph.D.) is now a forever-nightstand book.
- Free: A Child and a Country at the End of History (Nonfiction, Lea Ypi) is incredible nonfiction that flows like fiction.
- You Had Me at Pét-Nat: A Natural Wine Soaked Memoir (Nonfiction, Rachel Signer) — Came for the wine, stayed for the timeless memoir and beautiful writing; I couldn’t put it down.
- Cork Dork (Nonfiction, Bianca Bosker) changed how I will forever think about food and service. Again, came for the wine, stayed for the fascinating could-not-put-down journey.
- On The Line: Notes From a Factory (Verse, Joseph Ponthus) is just stunning. Heartbreaking and raw; I’m convinced it’s a book people will read in 50 years to learn about this time.