2022 Reading

Updating throughout the year. Favorites & notes at the end. Fiction
  1. Snowcrash – Neal Stephenson
  2. Preparation for the Next Life – Atticus Lish
  3.  Cold Enough for Snow – Jessica Au
  4. Scattered All Over the Earth – Yoko Tawada
  5.  They Both Die at The End – Adam Silvera
  6.  Girl One – Sara Flannery Murphy
  7. The Perfume Thief – Timothy Schaffert* (*reading)
  8.  Pure Colour – Sheila Heti
  9. (September)
  10. (October)
  11. (November)
  12. (December)
Nonfiction
  1. Transcending the Levels of Consciousness: The Stairway to Enlightenment – David R. Hawkin, M.D., Ph.D.
  2. Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype – Clarissa Pinkola Estés* (*reading)
  3. Hell and Other Destinations – Madeline Albright
  4. Free: A Child and a Country at the End of History – Lea Ypi
  5. In the Margins: On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing – Elena Ferrante
  6. You Had Me at Pét-Nat: A Natural Wine Soaked Memoir – Rachel Signer
  7.  Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency – Olivia Laing
  8. France: An Adventure History – Graham Robb* (*reading)
  9.  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
  10. (September)
  11. (October)
  12. (November)
  13. (December)
Poetry/Essay Collections
  1.  A Symmetry – Ari Banias
  2. Eccentric Days of Hope and Sorrow: Poems by Natalka Bilotserkivets, translated by Ali Kinsella & Dzvinia Orlowsky
  3. Duino Elegies: A New and Complete Translation by Alfred Corn – Rainer Maria Rilke
  4. Canopy – Linda Gregerson
  5. On The Line: Notes From a Factory – Joseph Ponthus
  6.  Venice – Ange Mlinko
  7. Enough Rope: A Book of Light Verse – Dorothy Parker
  8.  Red Kite, Blue Sky – Madeleine May Kunin
  9.  (September)
  10. (October)
  11. (November)
  12. (December)
Favorites & Notes
  • 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.

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