Reading List for 2017

Here we go again. I console myself with the fact that a) I do read more each year when I make these lists, and b) I do actually read some of these books. It’s a selection from Year’s Best compilations, unread books from previous lists of mine, suggestions of friends, and ideas from Andy Miller’s excellent The Year of Reading Dangerously.

  • Don DeLillo | Zero K
  • Iris Murdoch | The Sea, The Sea
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Oliver Ready transl.) | Crime and Punishment
  • Dave Eggers | What is the What
  • Dave Eggers | Heroes of the Frontier
  • Rebecca Solnit | Hope in the Dark
  • Dexter Palmer | Version Control
  • China Miéville | The Census-Taker
  • Alexander Weinstein | Children Of The New World
  • Brian Evenson | A Collapse Of Horses: A Collection Of Stories
  • Siddhartha Mukherjee | The Gene: An Intimate History
  • Han Kang | The Vegetarian: A Novel
  • Ann Patchett | Commonwealth
  • Stephen Asma | Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads
  • Shaun Hendy | Silencing Science
  • Philip Larkin | Collected Poems
  • Michael King | Moriori: a People Rediscovered
  • Breece D’J Pancake | The Stories of Breece D’J Pancake  
  • Mikhail Bulgakov | The Master and Margarita
  • Joris-Karl Huysmans | Against Nature
  • Isabel Allende | Zorro
  • Arthur Golden | Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Hannah Arendt | Origins of Totalitarianism

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