What I'm currently reading:

  • Chris Claremont & Jim Lee X-Men Omnibus Vol. 1

  • Kenneth Oppel Inkling

On the to-read list

  • Ed Piskor X-Men: Grand Design-X-Tinction

  • Chris Claremont & Jim Lee X-Men Omnibus Vol. 2

  • Alex Haley Roots

  • Fredrik Backman Beartown

  • Fredrik Backman Us Against You

  • Fredrik Backman Britt-Marie was here

  • Aviva Romm Hormone intelligence

  • PG Wodehouse The inimitable Jeeves

  • Louise Erdrich The Sentence

  • Mary Roach Spook

  • Charles Dickens Bleak House

  • Neil Gaiman The Sandman (audiobook)

  • Peter Ackroyd Foundation: The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors

2021

  • Theo Ellsworth and Jeff VanderMeer Secret Life

  • Maid Stephanie Land

  • Chris Claremont & Jim Lee X-Men X-Tinction Agenda

  • Mark Kurlansky Milk

  • Chris Claremont, Louise Simonson, Marc Silvestri, Walt Simonson, Bret Blevins X-Men: Inferno

  • Emily Nagoski Come as You Are [*favorite book I read this year*]

  • Sally Rooney Beautiful World, Where Are You

  • Chris Claremont and John Byrne X-Men Days of Future Past

  • John Hersey Hiroshima

  • Dave Grohl The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music

  • Joe Gillard The Little Book of Lost Words

  • Sally Rooney Normal People

  • Chip Zdarsky and Matt Fraction Big Hard Sex Criminals Vol. 3

  • Chip Zdarsky and Matt Fraction Big Hard Sex Criminals Vol. 2

  • Fredrik Backman The deal of a lifetime

  • Fredrik Backman And every morning the way home gets longer and longer

  • Charles C Mann 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

  • Sally Rooney Conversations with Friends

  • Sari Fordham Wait for God to Notice

  • Charles C Mann 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

  • Keith Richards Life

  • Mary Roach Fuzz

  • Mark Kurlansky Salt

  • Imbolo Mbue How Beautiful We Were

  • Dorison and Allart HSE: What if Humans were Listed on the Stock Exchange? Vol. 1

  • Bette Howland A Memoir W-3

  • Helene Wecker The Hidden Palace: A novel of the Golem and the Jinni

  • Fredrik Backman My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

  • Fredrik Backman Anxious People

  • Fredrik Backman A Man Called Ove

  • Pat Blashill Texas is the Reason: The Mavericks of Lone Star Punk

  • Barack Obama A Promised Land

  • Paul Wheaton Building a Better World in Your Backyard: Instead of Being Angry at Bad Guys

  • Patricia Lockwood No One Is Talking About This

  • Nickolas Butler Godspeed

  • John Paul Brammer Hola Papi: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons

  • Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive

  • Michelle Obama Becoming [*favorite book I read this year*]

  • Rob Jung The Sower

  • Carrie Boyko and Kimberly Colen Hold Fast Your Dreams

  • Gabby Rivera Juliet Takes a Breath

  • Taylor Jenkins Reid Malibu Rising

  • Duggan Larraz Garcia Cowles Muller Planet-Size X-Men #1

  • History Map by Map

  • Andy Weir Project Hail Mary

  • Henry James The Turn of the Screw

  • Barack Obama The Audacity of Hope

  • Barack Obama Dreams from my Father

  • Anthony Kiedis Scar Tissue

  • Benjamin Percy The Ninth Metal

  • Jeff Vandermeer Hummingbird Salamander

  • Virginia Grohl From Cradle to Stage

  • Dan Jurafsky The Language of Food

  • Heather C. McGhee The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How we can Prosper Together

  • Seth Rogen Yearbook

  • Toni Morrison Song of Solomon

  • Toni Morrison Tar Baby

  • Rick Strassman DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences

  • Michael Azerrad Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991

  • Stephen King Under the Dome

  • John Cleese Creativity

  • Keaton Patti I Forced a Bot to Write this Book

  • Percy Cassara White X-Force Vol 2. (2020)

  • Mark Kurlansky Cod

  • Graham Hancock Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind

  • Robin Lane Fox The Invention of Medicine

  • Marvel Comics Prevents: X-Men's Havok (1989, issues 24-31)

  • Percy Kubert Bogdanovic Martin Wilson Wolverine Vol 1 (2020)

  • Percy Cassara White X-Force Vol 1. (2019)

  • Jose Saramago Blindness

  • Mark Kurlansky Paper

  • Jess Walter The Cold Millions

  • Michael E. McCullough The Kindness of Strangers

  • Matt Haig The Midnight Library

  • Brian C. Muraresku The Immortality Key: The Secret History of the Religion with No Name

  • Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed When Stars Are Scattered

  • Peter Tiernan Boiler Beach

  • Lawrence Krauser Lemon

  • Bill Laws Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History

  • George Eliot Middlemarch

  • Mike Doughty I Die Each Time I Hear the Sound

  • Michelle Duster Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells

  • Deesha Philyaw The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

  • Christopher Beha The Index of Self-Destructive Acts

  • Cormac McCarthy Blood Meridian

  • Matt Ruff 88 Names

  • Lawrence Wright The End of October

  • Dan LeRoy 33 1/3 Paul's Boutique

  • Barbara O'Neal When We Believed in Mermaids

  • Jason Diamond The Sprawl

  • Toni Morrison Sula (re-read)

  • Rodrigo Quian Quiroga The Forgetting Machine

  • Charles Yu Interior Chinatown: A Novel [*favorite book I read this year*]

  • Lydia Millet A Children's Bible

  • J.H. Moncrieff Dragonfly Summer

2020 (68 books)

  • Ernest Cline Ready Player Two

  • GI Joe (original series) Omnibus #1

  • Yaa Gyasi Transcendent Kingdom

  • Timothy Ferriss The 4-Hour Chef

  • Mitch Albom Finding Chika

  • Ayad Akhtar Homeland Elegies

  • Mark Z Danielewski House of Leaves

  • China Mieville Perdido Street Station

  • China Mieville The City & The City

  • Benjamin Lorr The Secret Life of Groceries [*favorite book I read this year*]

  • Peter Godfrey-Smith Other Minds

  • Toni Morrison A Mercy

  • Morgan While the World Burns

  • John Ota The Kitchen

  • James McBride Deacon King Kong

  • Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal I'm Not Dying With You Tonight

  • Alison Stine Road Out of Winter

  • Mary Robison Why Did I Ever

  • Susan Choi Trust Exercise

  • Peter Tiernan History of the House Next Door

  • Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi Stamped

  • Jerome Ruillier The Strange

  • Jeff VanderMeer A Peculiar Peril

  • Therese Anne Fowler A Good Neighborhood [*favorite book I read this year*]

  • Jessica Pan Sorry I'm Late, I didn't want to come

  • Celeste Ng Little Fires Everywhere

  • Silvia Moreno-Garcia Mexican Gothic

  • Chloe Aridjis Sea Monsters

  • Laurie Garrett The Coming Plague

  • Mike Chen A Beginning at the End

  • Robert Garland The Other Side of History

  • Chloe Benjamin The Immortalists

  • Maggie Ryan Sandford Consider the Platypus

  • Emily St. John Mandel The Glass Hotel

  • Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights

  • George Takei They Called Us Enemy

  • Louise Erdrich The Night Watchman

  • Nicole Melleby Hurricane Season

  • Julie Buxbaum Hope and Other Punch Lines

  • Mike Chen Here and Now and Then

  • Ali Benjamin The Thing About Jellyfish [*favorite book I read this year*]

  • Julia Phillips Disappearing Earth

  • Percy Hickman Kubert Bogdanovic Wolverine #1

  • Michael Blanding The Map Thief

  • Hickman Yu Duggan Lolli Howard To Brisson Reis Percy Cassara Hill Kudranski Dawn of X

  • Hickman Larraz Silva Gracia House of X / Powers of X

  • D. O. Fagunwa Forest of a Thousand Daemons

  • Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths Algorithms to Live By

  • Jack Keroauc On the Road

  • P.J. Tracy Ice Cold Heart

  • Greg Donahue The Minuteman

  • Gyles Brandreth Have You Eaten Grandma?

  • Kevin Wilson Family Fang

  • Allen Eskens Nothing More Dangerous

  • Kevin Wilson Perfect Little World

  • Michael Pollan Caffeine

  • Anne Frasier The Body Keeper

  • Caitlin Doughty Will my cat eat my eyeballs

  • Bram Stoker Dracula

  • Stevan Allred A Simplified Map of the World

  • Erich Maria Remarque All Quiet on the Western Front

  • Kevin Wilson Nothing to See Here

  • Margaret Atwood MaddAddam (MaddAddam book 3)

  • Margaret Atwood The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam book 2)

  • Taylor Jenkins Reid Daisy Jones & The Six

  • Richard Adams Watership Down

  • Aruni Kashyap His Father's Disease

  • Marc Singer Breaking the Frames

2019 (84 books)

  • Adam Higginbotham Midnight in Chernobyl

  • Rachel Louise Snyder No Visible Bruises [*favorite book I read this year*]

  • Angie Kim Miracle Creek

  • Jeff VanderMeer Dead Astronauts

  • Margaret Atwood Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam book 1)

  • Kristin Hannah The Nightingale

  • Paddy Hirsch The Devil's Half Mile

  • Margaret Atwood The Testaments

  • Erin Morgenstern The Starless Sea

  • James Scott The Kept

  • Lucy Cooke The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife [*favorite book I read this year*]

  • Geoff Herbach Fat Boy vs The Cheerleaders

  • Jared M Diamond Guns, Germs, and Steel

  • Gabriel Urza An Illusion

  • Alix Ohlin Dual Citizens

  • Gail Honeyman Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

  • Geoff Herbach I'm with Stupid

  • Geoff Herbach Stupid Fast

  • Les Standiford Last Train to Paradise

  • Robin DiAngelo White Fragility

  • Ta-Nehisi Coates The Water Dancer

  • Shirley Jackson Haunting of Hill House

  • George R.R. Martin A Dance with Dragons

  • George R.R. Martin A Feast for Crows

  • George R.R. Martin A Storm of Swords

  • Michael Pollan The Omnivore's Dilemma

  • Jason Fung The Obesity Code

  • Whitney Scharer The Age of Light

  • Kafka Amerika

  • George R.R. Martin A Clash of Kings

  • Laura Esquivel Malinche

  • George R. R. Martin A Game of Thrones

  • Kafka The Trial

  • Ken Alder The Measure of All Things

  • Beidler and Barton A Reader's Guide to the Novels of Louise Erdrich

  • Sharon Moalem Survival of the Sickest

  • Nickolas Butler Beneath the Bonfire: Stories

  • Nabokov's Lectures on Don Quixote

  • Approaches to Teaching Cervantes (2nd ed)

  • Approaches to Teaching Cervantes (1st ed)

  • Cambridge Companion to Cervantes

  • Kafka The Castle

  • Bill Clinton and James Patterson The President Is Missing

  • Cervantes The Dialogue of the Dogs

  • Wayetu Moore She Would Be King

  • Cervantes The Labours of Persiles and Sigismunda: A Northern Story

  • Amadis of Gaul

  • Anna Burns The Milkman [*favorite book I read this year*]

  • Sy Montgomery The Soul of an Octopus

  • Review of Japanese Culture (Josai University) December 2006--Don Quixote East and West

  • Denis Diderot Jacques the Fatalist

  • Richard L Predmore Cervantes

  • Mark Reisner Cadillac Desert

  • Diaz-Plaja Cervantes The Life of a Genius

  • Rita Indiana Papi

  • David Means Instructions for a Funeral: Stories

  • Laura Groff Florida

  • Laurie Halse Anderson Fever 1793

  • Christine Schutt Florida

  • Joseph R McElrath Jr and Jesse S Crisler Frank Norris A Life

  • Nicholas Butler Little Faith

  • Sarah Healy Sisters Chase

  • Jules Verne Around the World in 80 Days

  • Milton Rokeach The Three Christ of Ypsilanti

  • Marlon James Black Leopard, Red Wolf

  • Victor LaValle The Destroyer

  • Victor LaValle The Changling

  • Dan Abrams Lincoln's Last Trial

  • Arianne Cohen The Tall Book

  • The Beastie Boys Book [*favorite book I read this year*]

  • Weis and Hickman Dragons of Spring Dawning

  • Weis and Hickman Dragons of Winter Night

  • Gary Larson Last Chapter and Worse

  • Nicole Helget Stillwater

2018 (98 books)

  • Anthony John Mascot (ARC)

  • Weis and Hickman Dragons of Autumn Twilight

  • R. Crumb and David Zane Mairowitz Kafka

  • The Cambridge Companion to Kafka (Ed. Julian Preece)

  • The Blue Octavo Notebooks: Kafka

  • Lydia Kiesling The Golden State

  • Nicole Helget Wonder at the Edge of the World

  • Max Brod edited Franz Kafka Diaries (1910-1923)

  • VE Schwab Vicious

  • Bill Bryson One Summer (1927)

  • Richard T Gray Approaches to Teaching Kafka's Short Fiction

  • Richard Gray Kafka: A Collection of Critical Essays

  • Atul Gawande Being Mortal

  • Nahum N Glatzer I am Memory Come Alive (Autobiographical Writings by Franz Kafka)

  • Frans G. Bengtsson The Long Ships

  • Carolin Duttlinger Kafka and Photography

  • Douglas Preston The Lost city of the Monkey God

  • Rob Jung Cloud Warriors

  • Mira Grant Into the Drowning Deep [*favorite book I read this year*]

  • Seanan McGuire Every Heart a Doorway

  • Bill Bryson Mother Tongue

  • Trevor Noah Born a Crime

  • Matt Ruff Lovecraft Country

  • Ottessa Moshfegh Homesick for Another World

  • Alex Gilvarry Eastman Was Here

  • Nicole Krauss The History of Love

  • Kassia St. Clair The Secret Lives of Color

  • Adam Alter Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping us Hooked

  • Howard Cruse Stuck Rubber Baby

  • J. Courtney Sullivan Saints for All Occasions

  • Bill Bryson Made in America

  • Frank Norris Octopus

  • Andy Weir Artemis

  • A.J. Jacobs The Year of Living Biblically

  • Yvan Alagbé Yellow Negros and Other Imaginary Creatures

  • Marilynne Robinson Housekeeping

  • Roxane Gay Difficult Women

  • Samantha Irby We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

  • Nicole Helget The End of the Wild

  • Mahasweta Devi Imaginary Maps

  • Coco Fusco English is Broken Here

  • Naomi Oreskes and Erik M Conway The Collapse of Western Civilization

  • Andy Weir The Martian

  • Joseph R. McElrath, Jr. Frank Norris Revisited

  • Mark Forgy The Forger's Apprentice: Life with the World's Most Notorious Artist

  • Steven Price By Gaslight

  • Julieanne Hever and Raymond J. Cronise Plant-Based Nutrition

  • Florencia Ramirez Eat Less Water

  • Andrus Kivirahk The Man Who Spoke Snakish

  • Tom Perrotta The Leftovers

  • Roger Fisher and William L. Ury Getting to Yes

  • Patrick Chamoisau Texaco

  • Junot Diaz Islandborn

  • Amber Sparks The Unfinished World

  • Michael Chabon's Thrilling Tales Collection

  • Nickolas Butler Shotgun Lovesongs

  • Dean Koontz Lightning

  • Michael Crichton Dragon Teeth

  • Neil Gaiman Norse Mythology

  • Matt de la Pena Last Stop on Market Street

  • Jeff VanderMeer Borne

  • Scott Lynch The Lies Lock Lamora

  • Dan Wells Extreme Makeover

  • SJ Kincaid The Diabolic

  • Yuval Noah Harari Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind [*favorite book I read this year*]

  • Vladimir Nabokov Pnin

  • Hemingway Across the River and into the Trees

  • Hemingway In Our Time

  • Hemingway The Garden of Eden

  • John Green Turtles All The Way Down

  • Jeff VanderMeer Acceptance

  • Jeff VanderMeer Authority

  • Bulgakov The Master and Margarita

  • Jeff VanderMeer Annihilation

  • Louis de Conte (Mark Twain) Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

  • Carmen Maria Machado Her Body and Other Parties

  • Greg Matthews The Further Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • Alexandre Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo

  • Erdrich The Beet Queen

  • Nathan Englander Dinner at the Center of the Earth

  • John Seelye The True Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • Lenore Hart Becky

  • Andrew Aciman Call Me By Your Name

  • Viet Thanh Nguyen The Sympathizer

  • Jon Clinch Finn

  • Hilton Als White Girls

  • George Minois History of Suicide: Voluntary Death in Western Culture

  • Robert P. Weeks Hemingway: a collection of critical essays

  • Linda Welshimer Wagner Hemingway and Faulkner: Inventors/Masters

  • Dean Morgan Schmitter William Faulkner: a collection of criticism

  • Chris Bachelder The Throwback Special

  • John Steinbeck East of Eden

  • Luisa Valenzuela The Censors

  • Laurence Sterne Tristram Shandy

  • Faulkner The Sound and the Fury

  • Susan L Nenadic and M. Joanne Nesbit Legendary Locals of Ann Arbor

  • Claire Vaye Watkins Gold Fame Citrus

  • Yaa Gyasi Homegoing [*favorite book I read this year*]

2017 (62 books)

  • David Oppegaard The Town Built on Sorrow

  • Mario Vargas Llosa The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta

  • Julia Alvarez How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

  • Louise Erdrich Future Home of the Living God

  • Vladimir Nabokov The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

  • Arundhati Roy The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

  • Rushdie The Ground Beneath Her Feet

  • Sherman Alexie Indian Killer

  • Sherman Alexie The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

  • Allende Ines of My Soul

  • Nickolas Butler The Hearts of Men [*favorite book I read this year*]

  • Simone Caroti The Generation Starship in Science Fiction: A Critical History, 1934-2001

  • Benjamin Percy Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction

  • Short stories of Vladimir Nabokov

  • N. Scott Momaday House Made of Dawn

  • Isabel Allende Maya's Notebook

  • Benjamin Percy The Dark Net

  • Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris The Crown of Columbus

  • Philip Roth The Plot Against America

  • S.G. Browne Breathers

  • Mario Vargas Llosa A Fish in the Water

  • Whitney Chadwick and Isabelle de Courtivron Significant Others: Creativity and Intimate Partnership

  • Jonathan Franzen Purity

  • Paul Levitz Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel

  • Philip K Dick A Scanner Darkly

  • Bandi The Accusation

  • Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba Daytripper

  • Zadie Smith N.W.

  • Roxane Gay Hunger

  • Neil Gaiman Trigger Warning

  • Julian Voloj and Claudia Ahlering Ghetto Brothers: Warrior to Peacemaker

  • Emil Ferris My Favorite Thing is Monsters [*favorite book I read this year*]

  • Deborah Blum The Poisoner's Handbook

  • Helene Wecker The Golem and the Jinni

  • Giannina Braschi United States of Banana

  • Giannina Braschi Yo-Yo-Boing

  • Nathan Hill The Nix

  • Lesley Nneka Arimah What it means when a man falls from the sky

  • Lidia Yuknavitch The Book of Joan

  • D.B. Weiss lucky wander boy

  • Robert A. Heinlein Starship Troopers

  • Edgar Rice Burroughs A Princess of Mars

  • George Saunders Lincoln in the Bardo [*favorite book I read this year*]

  • John Steinbeck Tortilla Flat

  • James Joyce A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • Richard Russo Straight Man

  • Julia Alvarez A Wedding in Haiti

  • William Kennedy Ironweed

  • Marquez Memories of My Melancholy Whores

  • John Steinbeck Travels with Charley

  • John Steinbeck The Pearl

  • Jonathan Safran Foer Here I Am

  • Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats

  • Michael Chabon Moonglow

  • Jon Ronson So You've Been Publicly Shamed

  • Karl Ove Knausgaard My Struggle, Book 1

  • Adam Haslett Imagine Me Gone

  • George Eliot Silas Marner

  • Ben Winters Underground Airlines

  • M. John Harrison Virconium

  • Robert S. McElvaine Down and Out in the Great Depression: Letters from the Forgotten Man

  • Neil Gaiman The Graveyard Book

2016 (106 books)

  • Chris Bachelder U.S.!

  • Neil Gaiman Coraline

  • David Anthony Something For Nothing

  • David Means Hystopia (audiobook)

  • Marlon James John Crow's Devil

  • David Hughes Walking the Dog

  • Nadja Spiegelman I'm Supposed to Protect You From All This

  • Frank McCourt Teacher Man

  • Don Quixote (Edith Grossman translation)

  • Juan Gabriel Vásquez Reputations

  • Avellaneda's Don Quixote de La Mancha (Part II)

  • Toni Morrison Paradise

  • Chang-Rae Lee On Such a Full Sea

  • Sammuel Beckett Malloy

  • Marlon James The Book of Night Women

  • Nadja Spiegelman I'm Supposed to Protect You From All Tthis

  • Lizardi The Mangy/Itching Parrot

  • Isaac Marion Warm Bodies

  • Max Brooks World War Z

  • James Frey A Million Little Pieces

  • Maugham The Magician

  • Colson Whitehead The Underground Railroad

  • Colson Whitehead Zone One

  • Richard Stengel Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage

  • Jason Mott The Returned

  • Mark Twain Autobiography, Vol 3.

  • Joe Sacco Journalism

  • Mark Twain Autobiography, Vol 2.

  • Joe Sacco Palestine

  • Mark Twain Autobiography, Vol. 1

  • MariNaomi Kiss & Tell

  • John Green Looking for Alaska

  • Coetzee The Life and Times of Michael K

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald The Last Tycoon

  • Isabel Allende The Japanese Lover

  • Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe

  • Helen Macdonald H is for Hawk

  • Mary Roach Grunt

  • Kurt Vonnegut God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

  • John Steinbeck Grapes of Wrath

  • Matt Ruff The Mirage

  • The Arabian Nights

  • Mohsin Hamid How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

  • Michael Dorris The Broken Cord

  • Theodora Kroeber The Inland Whale

  • Frank Herbert Dune

  • Louise Erdrich LaRose

  • Terry Davis Vision Quest

  • Giannina Braschi Empire of Dreams

  • Orson Scott Card Ender's Game

  • W. Somerset Maugham Cakes and Ale

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and other stories

  • Jonathan Franzen Corrections

  • David Haynes Live at Five

  • Julie Schumacher Dear Committee Members

  • David Means Hystopia [*favorite book I read this year*]

  • Helen Oyeyemi Boy, Snow, Bird

  • Philip K. Dick Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

  • John Green An Abundance of Katherines

  • Louise Erdrich The Birchbark House

  • Ruth Ozeki A Tale for the Time Being

  • Isabel Allende Ripper

  • Manuel Gonzalez The Regional Office is Under Attack

  • Tim O'Brien In the Lake of the Woods

  • Samuel R. Delany Dhalgren

  • Black Panther #1 (Coates, Stelfreeze, and Martin)

  • Dagoberto Gilb The Magic of Blood

  • K. J. Bishop The Etched City

  • Sam Kieth Epicurus the Sage

  • Sam Kieth My Inner Bimbo

  • Sam Kieth Ojo

  • Sam Kieth Four Women

  • Sam Kieth Zero Girl

  • Gish Jen World and Town

  • Paul Beatty The Sellout

  • Richard Hooker MASH

  • Aldous Huxley Brave New World

  • Chuck Palahniuk Fight Club II

  • John Green Paper Towns

  • John Green The Fault in Our Stars

  • Frank Norris Vandover and the Brute

  • Alan Moore Voice of the Fire

  • Mike Doughty The Book of Drugs

  • Kazuo Ishiguro The Buried Giant

  • HG Wells The First Men in the Moon

  • Hanya Yanagihara The People in the Trees

  • Paula Fox Desperate Characters

  • Jerry Spinelli Maniac Magee

  • Lidia Yuknavitch The Small Backs of Children [*favorite book I read this year*]

  • Robin Becker Brains: A Zombie Memoir

  • Jill Lepore The Secret History of Wonder Woman

  • Ralph Ellison Invisible Man

  • HG Wells The Invisible Man

  • HG Wells The Time Machine

  • HG Wells The Island of Doctor Moreau

  • Nabokov Despair

  • Catherine Ryan Hyde Pay It Forward

  • Nabokov Pale Fire

  • Fuminori Nakamura The Gun

  • Hanya Yanagihara A Little Life [*favorite book I read this year*]

  • Ta-Nehisi Coates The Beautiful Struggle

  • Emily St. John Mandel Station Eleven

  • Dan-el Padilla Peralta Undocumented

  • Paul Auster Leviathan

  • Alison Bechdel Are You My Mother?

  • Dallas and Melissa Hartwig It Starts With Food

2015 (81 books)

  • Ta-Nehisi Coates Between the World and Me [*favorite book I read this year*]

  • Cristina Henriquez The Book of Unknown Americans

  • Debbie Drechsler The Summer of Love

  • Charlie LeDuff Detroit: An American Autopsy

  • Daniel Alarcon City of Clowns

  • Nabokov Lolita

  • Flaubert Madame Bovary

  • Robert Triptow Class Photo

  • Slash Slash

  • Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

  • Steve Adler My Appetite for Destruction

  • Jacqueline Woodson brown girl dreaming

  • Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda Monstress

  • Kollin and Kollin's The Unincorporated Man

  • Matt Faction and Chip Zdarsky Sex Criminals

  • Yumi Sakugawa IKEBANA

  • Stavans and Alcaraz Latino USA: A Cartoon History

  • Horwitz A Voyage Long and Strange

  • Brian Selznick The Marvels

  • 33 1/3: Live Through This (Hole)

  • 33 1/3: Led Zeppelin IV (Led Zeppelin)

  • 33 1/3: In the Aeroplane over the Sea (Neutral Milk Hotel)

  • 33 1/3: Highway to Hell (AC/DC)

  • Jonathan Safran Foer Everything is Illuminated

  • Stavans and Alcaraz A Most Imperfect Union

  • 33 1/3: OK Computer (Radiohead)

  • 33 1/3: Paul's Boutique (Beastie Boys)

  • 33 1/3: Kick Out the Jams (MC5)

  • 33 1/3: In Utero (Nirvana)

  • 33 1/3: Powee Zowee (Pavement)

  • Matt de la Pena We Were Here

  • Joyce Carol Oates The Sacrifice

  • Alan Dale A Marriage Below Zero

  • Hillary Jordan When She Woke

  • Jeff Smith Bone: Out from Boneville

  • Cece Bell El Deafo

  • Raina Telgemeier Sisters

  • Adrian Tomine Shortcomings

  • Harper Lee Go Set a Watchman

  • Chris Ware Jimmy Corrigan, or, the Smartest Kid on Earth

  • Ayun Halliday & Paul Hoppe Peanut

  • Richard McGuire Here

  • Sylvia Plath The Bell Jar

  • Raina Telgemeier Drama

  • Frank Miller Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

  • Matt de la Pena Mexican Whiteboy

  • Karasik and Mazzucchelli's adaptation of Paul Auster's City of Glass

  • Paul Auster The New York Trilogy

  • Bill Schelly Harvey Kurtzman: The man who created Mad and revolutionized humor in America

  • Moore and Bolland Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition

  • Gene Luen Yang American Born Chinese

  • Craig Thompson Blankets

  • Roz Chast Can't We Talk about something more Pleasant?

  • Tamaki This One Summer

  • Marjane Satrapi Persepolis 2

  • Marjane Satrapi Persepolis

  • Alison Bechdel Fun Home

  • Toni Morrison God Help the Child

  • Alejandro Zambra My Documents

  • Alejandro Zambra Ways of Going Home

  • Manuel Gonzales The Miniature Wife and Other Stories

  • Faith Erin Hicks Friends With Boys

  • Vera Brosgol Anya's Ghost

  • Marlon James A Brief History of Seven Killings [*favorite book I read this year*]

  • Jess Walter The Zero

  • Jess Walter Beautiful Ruins [*favorite book I read this year*]

  • Maupin The Days of Anna Madrigal

  • Vasquez The Sound of Things Falling

  • Paradise Lost

  • Beowulf

  • Robert Cormier The Chocolate War

  • David Foster Wallace Infinite Jest

  • Elwes As You Wish

  • Millet Mermaids in Paradise

  • Smith Fair and Tender Ladies

  • Twain The Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

  • Mary Roach Gulp

  • Morrison Sula

  • Edward Abbey Desert Solitaire

  • Mary Austin Cactus Thorn

  • Edwin A. Abott Flatland

2014 (57 books)

  • Erin Morgenstern The Night Circus [*favorite book I read this year*]

  • Michael Chabon Wonder Boys

  • James Joyce Ulysses

  • Homer Odyssey

  • Saunders The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

  • Birmingham The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses [*favorite book I read this year*]

  • Chuck Palahniuk Fight Club

  • Toole A Confederacy of Dunces

  • Foer Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • Joseph O'Neill Netherland

  • Achebe Things Fall Apart

  • Nicholson Baker The Fermata

  • Gilvarry From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant

  • Nicholson Baker The Mezzanine

  • Bulawayo We Need New Names

  • Messud The Emperor's Children

  • Nicholson Baker Room Temperature

  • Morrison The Bluest Eye

  • Trumbo Johnny Got His Gun

  • Nicholson Baker Vox

  • Vonnegut Slaughterhouse-Five

  • Kushner Angels in America

  • Saunders The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil

  • Cleland Fanny Hill

  • Duff McKagen It's So Easy and other lies

  • Michael Chabon The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

  • Aruni Kashyap The House with a Thousand Stories

  • Esquivel The Law of Love

  • Kalfus A Disorder Peculiar to the Country

  • Silko Ceremony

  • Marquez Love in the Time of Cholera

  • Cristina García Dreaming in Cuban

  • Mariano Azuela The Underdogs

  • Danticat Claire of the Sea Light

  • Gish Jen Typical American

  • Joseph Conrad Secret Agent

  • Bill Bryson A Walk in the Woods

  • Philip Roth American Pastoral

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby

  • Mary Shelley Frankenstein

  • Mohsin Hamid The Reluctant Fundamentalist

  • Amy Waldman The Submission [*favorite book I read this year*]

  • Spiegelman In the Shadow of No Towers

  • Emmons' Chemistry of Joy

  • Davis' Life in the Iron Mills

  • Dave Marsh Louie Louie

  • Unamuno Mist

  • Burnham Egghead

  • Neil Gaiman Ocean at the end of the Lane

  • DeFoe A Journal of the Plague Year

  • Piri Down Those Mean Streets

  • Denis Johnson Jesus' Son

  • Rivera Family Installments

  • Danticat Brother, I'm Dying

  • Danticat The Dewbreaker

  • Mary Roach Packing for Mars

  • Niccum The Worst Gig