Reading List

As I make it a point of setting myself a reading quota each year on goodreads, I’ve decided to create this page as a record of the books I’ve read or am currently reading.


Italics: currently reading
*: reading
**: rereads
italics: to read


Link to 2015 Reading List
Link to 2016 Reading List 

2017 Reading List

  1. Selected Poems of Anne Sexton
  2. Housekeeping – Marilynne Robinson**
  3. How to Suppress Women’s Writing – Joanna Russ
  4. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
  5. The Modernist Papers – Frederic Jameson
  6. Ways of Seeing – John Berger
  7. On Photography – Susan Sontag
  8. All About Love – bell hooks
  9. The Private Life of the Diary – Sally Bayley
  10. Archive Fever – Jacques Derrida
  11. Virginia Woolf in Manhattan – Maggie Gee
  12. Fun of It: Stories from The New Yorker’s Talk of the Town – edited by Lillian Ross
  13. Participation – edited by Claire Bishop
  14. Perform, Repeat, Record – edited by Adrian Heathfield and Amelia Jones
  15. The Value of Art – Michael Findlay
  16. Contemporary Art: 1989 to Present – Alexander Dumbadze
  17. On Writing – Stephen King**
  18. Aesthetics and Politics – Theodor Adorno
  19. Wanderlust: A History of Walking – Rebecca Solnit
  20. Complete Works – Arthur Rimbaud
  21. South and West – Joan Didion
  22. The Mother of All Questions – Rebecca Solnit
  23. Lady Audley’s Secret – Mary Elizabeth Braddon*
  24. Aurora Leigh – Elizabeth Barrett Browning*
  25. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll*
  26. Black Beauty – Anna Sewell*
  27. The All’s Well That Ends Well – William Shakespeare*
  28. Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare
  29. Julius Caesar – William Shakespeare
  30. Macbeth – William Shakespeare**
  31. Othello – William Shakespeare
  32. Henry IV (I) – William Shakespeare*
  33. Fun Home – Alison Bechdel**
  34. My Name is Lucy Barton – Elizabeth Strout
  35. Too Much and Not The Mood – Durga Chew-Bose
  36. At Your Own Risk: A Saint’s Testament – Derek Jarman

  37. The Idiot – Elif Batuman
  38. Footsteps: Literary Pilgrimages Around The World – The New York Times anthology
  39. The Refugees – Viet Thanh Ngyuen*
  40. Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan
  41. China Rich Girlfriend – Kevin Kwan
  42. The Psychopath Test – Jon Ronson
  43. I Remember Nothing and other reflections – Nora Ephron
  44. Artful – Ali Smith
  45. A Very Short Introduction to Biography – Hermione Lee

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