I read Books and Poetry.

  • Things around the internet - Links to articles I have found interesting lately.

  • Poets I am enjoying - Ada Limón / Danez Smith / Mary Oliver / Vera Pavlova / Jack Gilbert / Carl Phillips / Louise Glück / Michael Ondaatje / Frank O'Hara / CK Williams / Eileen Myles / Frank Lima / Adrienne Rich / Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge / Gary Snyder / Ocean Vuong / Galway Kinnell

Books in 2015:

  • Shantaram, Gregory David Roberts

  • The Magus, John Fowles

  • The Secret Lives of People in Love: Stories, Simon Van Booy

  • Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell

  • Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Haruki Murakami

  • The Ender Quintet, Orson Scott Card (all 5 books!)

  • The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion

  • The Rosie Effect: A Novel, Graeme Simsion

  • On the Road, Jack Kerouac

  • Reinventing Organizations, Frederic Laloux

 

Books in 2016:

  • Seveneves, Neal Stephenson

  • The Martian, Andy Weir

  • How to Win Friends & Influence People, Dale Carnegie

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo

  • Incidents of Travel in Poetry, Frank Lima

  • So Good They Can't Ignore You, Cal Newport

  • Ozone Journal, Peter Balakian

  • On Writing, Stephen King

  • The Art of Stillness, Pico Iyer

  • The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion

  • The Course of Love, Alain de Botton

  • The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson

  • Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides

  • Letters to Emma Bowlcut, Bill Callahan

  • The Days of Abandonment, Elena Ferrante

  • Service Included, Phoebe Damrosch

 

Books in 2017:

  • Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert*

  • Bright Dead Things, Ada Limón*

  • The Best American Short Stories of 2016, Junot Díaz

  • The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir, Ariel Levy*

  • The Story of a Brief Marriage, Anuk Arudpragasm

  • Widow Basquiat, Jennifer Clement*

  • Stories of Your Life and Others, Ted Chiang

  • Citizen: An American Lyric, Claudia Rankine

  • Flâneuse: Women Walk the City, Lauren Elkin

  • Option B, Sheryl Sandberg

  • The Lifecycle of Software Objects, Ted Chiang

  • Girls on Fire, Robin Wasserman

  • The Odd Woman and the City, Vivian Gornick

  • Goodbye, Vitamin, Rachel Khong*

  • The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood*

  • Forest Dark, Nicole Krauss

 

Books in 2018:

  • Bird by Bird (reread), Anne Lamott

  • A Thousand Mornings, Mary Oliver

  • Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson

  • Gods Behaving Badly, Marie Phillips

  • A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Rebecca Solnit

  • Foundation, Isaac Asimov

  • The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch (reread)

  • Ready Player One, Ernest Cline

  • The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

  • The Obstacle Is the Way, Ryan Holiday

  • Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, Marie Semple

  • Between The World And Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

 

 

  • Brave Enough, Cheryl Strayed

  • Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg

  • When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi

  • Hemingway In Love, A.E. Hotchner

  • Bluets, Maggie Nelson

  • Daring Greatly, Brené Brown

  • Here Is New York, E.B. White

  • Night Sky With Exit Wounds, Ocean Vuong

  • Freedom, Jonathan Franzen

  • World War Z, Max Brooks

  • Dune, Frank Herbert

  • Becoming Wise, Krista Tippett

  • Man's Search For Meaning, Viktor Frankl

  • Night, Etel Adnan

  • All The Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr

 

 

 

  • Hope In The Dark, Rebecca Solnit*

  • A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara*

  • Do Not Say We Have Nothing, Madeleine Thien*

  • The Three-Body Problem, Liu Cixin

  • How to Love, Thich Nhat Hanh

  • When Things Fall Apart, Pema Chödrön

  • Catching the Big Fish, David Lynch

  • Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, Marshall Rosenberg

  • Safekeeping, Abigail Thomas

  • Ongoingness, Sarah Manguso

  • The Boat, Nam Le

  • Torch, Cheryl Strayed

  • Grit, Angela Duckworth

  • City of Thieves, David Benioff

  • The Leavers, Lisa Ko