Writing Log

I am stealing the idea to list all my reading by year from the talented and insanely well-read, Matt Bell

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2017

Longer Works

  1. A Gambler's Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem
  2. All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
  3. Annihilation by James VanderMeer
  4. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  5. Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem
  6. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
  7. Exit West by Hamid Moshin
  8. Freebird by Jon Raymond
  9. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  10. Mr. and Mrs. Doctor by Julie Iromuanya
  11. Nine Island by Jane Alison
  12. Return to Oakpine by Ron Carlson
  13. Spartina by John Casey
  14. The Age of Miracles by Karen Walker Thompson
  15. The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
  16. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  17. The Man Who Loved Birds by Fenton Johnson
  18. The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck
  19. The Mothers by Brit Bennett
  20. The Throwback Special by Chris Bachelder
  21. The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
  22. Universal Harvester by John Darnielle
  23. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  24. When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man by Nick Dybek
  25. Y by Marjoie Celona

Collections

  1. A Model World and Other Stories by Michael Chabon
  2. Demigods on Speedway by Aurelie Sheehan
  3. Holding Pattern by Jeffery Renard Allen
  4. Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh
  5. Love and Hydrogen: New and and Selected Stories by Jim Shepard
  6. Men and Cartoons by Jonathan Lethem
  7. Other Electricities by Ander Monson
  8. Portrait of My Mother, Who Posed Nude in Wartime: Stories by Majorie Sandor
  9. Prodigals: Stories by Greg Jackson
  10. The Coast of Good Intentions by Michael Byers
  11. The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  12. The Thin Tear in the Fabric of Space by Douglas Trevor
  13. The Wall of the Sky, the Wall of the Eye by Jonathan Lethem
  14. Why the Devil Chose New England for His Work: Stories by Jason Brown
  15. Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
  16. Ex-Boyfriend on Aisle 6 by Susan Jackson Rodgers

Literary Magazines (only short stories - I know; I'm a terrible person)

  1. Epoch, Spring 2017
  2. Kenyon Review, March/April 2017
  3. Indiana Review, Winter 2016
  4. The Georgia Review, Fall 2016
  5. The Paris Review, Spring 2017
  6. The Pushcart Prize XLI: Best of the Small Presses 2017
  7. Virginia Quarterly Review, Fall 2016
  8. Zyzzyva, Fall 2016

2016

Longer Works

  1. Adulthood Rites by Octavia E. Butler
  2. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  3. Batman: Year One by Frank Miller
  4. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  5. Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser
  6. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  7. Dawn by Octavia E. Butler
  8. Elileen by Ottesssa Moshfegh
  9. Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo
  10. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by JD Vance 
  11. Imago by Octavia E. Butler
  12. Kick-Ass by Mark Millar
  13. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
  14. Lexicon by Max Barry
  15. Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
  16. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  17. Moonglow by Michael Chabon
  18. Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War by Susan Southard
  19. Persepolis: The Story of Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
  20. Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
  21. So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
  22. Swing Time by Zadie Smith
  23. The Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo
  24. The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
  25. The Nix by Nathan Hill
  26. The Sandman Book 1: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
  27. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  28. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  29. Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Junger Sebastian
  30. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  31. What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell
  32. Why We Write: 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do by Meredith Maran
  33. Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa
  34. Zero K by Don DeLillo

Collections

  1. American Innovations by Rivka Galchen
  2. Blood Child and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler
  3. Burn Collector: Collected Stories from One Through Nine by Al Burian
  4. Elegy on Kinderklavier by Arna Bontemps Hemenway
  5. Fullblood Arabian by Osama Alomar
  6. Man V. Nature by Diane Cook
  7. Natural Histories by Nettel Guadalupe
  8. Nobody Ever Gets Lost by Jess Row
  9. Praying Drunk by Kyle Minor
  10. Redeployment by Phil Klay
  11. The Babysitter at Rest by Jen George
  12. The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race edited by Jesmyn Ward
  13. The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla

Literary Magazines (only short stories - I know; I'm a terrible person)

  1. AGNI, 78
  2. Alaska Quarterly Review, Summer/Fall 2016
  3. Boulevard, 94
  4. Colorado Review, Fall/Winter 2013
  5. Epoch, 65.1 (2016)
  6. Indiana Review, Summer 2016
  7. Indiana Review, Summer 2015
  8. Indiana Review, Winter 2015
  9. Michigan Quarterly Review, Fall 2015
  10. Michigan Quarterly Review, Winter 2016
  11. Prairie Schooner, Summer 2016
  12. Prairie Schooner, Winter 2012
  13. The Gettysburg Review, Spring 2016
  14. The Iowa Review, Spring 2015
  15. The Missouri Review, Fall 2016
  16. The Missouri Review, Winter 2013
  17. The O. Henry Prize Stories 2015
  18. The Pushcart Prize XXXVI: Best of the Small Presses: 2012
  19. The Pushcart Prize XXXVII: Best of the Small Presses: 2013
  20. The Paris Review, Fall 2016
  21. Tine House, Summer 2015
  22. Tin House, Summer 2016
  23. Tin House, Winter 2015
  24. Virginia Quarterly Review, Spring 2016
  25. Virginia Quarterly Review, Summer 2016
  26. Virginia Quarterly Review, Winter 2015
  27. The O. Henry Prize Stories 2016

2015

Longer Works

  1. Although of Course You End up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace by David Lipsky
  2. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
  3. Amnesia Moon by Jonathan Lethem
  4. Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
  5. Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie
  6. Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie
  7. Arabian Sands by Wilfred Thesiger
  8. Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  9. Girl in Landscape by Jonathan Lethem
  10. Go Down Together: The True Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde by Jeff Guinn 
  11. Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright
  12. Gun, With Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem
  13. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  14. Jennifer Government by Max Barry
  15. Nobody's Food by Richard Russo
  16. Purity by Jonathan Franzen
  17. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  18. Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer by Tim Jeal
  19. Straight Man by Richard Russo
  20. The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia
  21. The Beach by Alex Garland
  22. The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State by William McCants
  23. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
  24. The Devil's Highway: A True Story by Luis Alberto Urrea
  25. The Forever War by Dexter Filkins
  26. The Immortal Henrietta Lacks
  27. The Martian by Andy Weir
  28. The Road
  29. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
  30. The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
  31. The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
  32. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Collection

  1. Refresh, Refresh by Benjamin Percy