Posted Apr 26, 2013
I keep track of my reading in a spreadsheet: every book I read gets entered into its own little row. I’m now in my
fifth sixth seventh eighth ninth year of such bookkeeping, so this has become as much of a ritualized habit as alphabetizing my bookshelf and never starting a new book on the same day I finish another. For your benefit (and my own, since I now get to make that satisfying entry twice), I’ll be including that list here as well.
What I’ve read this year…
Alexander, Elizabeth. The Light of the World.
Eugenides, Jeffrey. The Marriage Plot.
Ferrante, Elena. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay.
Gyasi, Yaa. Homegoing.
Haruf, Kent. Our Souls at Night (audiobook).
Hobbs, Jeff. The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace.
Jahren, Hope. Lab Girl.
March, Joseph Moncure. The Wild Party.
Mukherjee, Siddhartha. The Gene.
Rhys, Jean. Wide Sargasso Sea.
Semple, Maria. Today Will Be Different.
Strout, Elizabeth. My Name Is Lucy Barton.
Toibin, Colm. Brooklyn (audiobook).