2019

I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS / Maya Angelou (2nd read since high school!)

ENORMOUS CHANGES AT THE LAST MINUTE / Grace Paley

MILK BLACK CARBON / Joan Naviyuk Kane

THE SEA IS MY COUNTRY / Joshua Reid

THE AGE OF LIGHT / Whitney Scharer

THE CONCRETE RIVER / Luis Rodríguez

KUWENTO: LOST THINGS / Rachel Cruz & Melissa Sipin

INTOXICATED BY MY ILLNESS / Anatole Broyard

BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE / Charles Baxter

AS CONSCIOUSNESS IS HARNESSED INTO FLESH / Susan Sontag

EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES / Siddhartha Mukherjee (been working on this since 2017 tbh)


2018

HEAVY / Kiese Laymon

HEART BERRIES / Terese Marie Mailhot

NOTHING EVER DIES / Viet Thanh Nyguen

LET’S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME / Gail Caldwell

THE SUICIDE INDEX / Joan Wickersham

HOW TO WRITE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL / Alexander Chee

MY BODY IS A BOOK OF RULES / Elissa Washita

THE LOVE OF A GOOD WOMAN / Alice Munro

ILLNESS AS METAPHOR & AIDS AND ITS METAPHORS / Susan Sontag

ILLNESS AS NARRATIVE / Ann Jurecic

10 SECONDS / Louis Edwards

TO THE LIGHTHOUSE / Virginia Woolf

CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD / Gabriel García Márquez

BELOVED / Toni Morrison (2nd read)

SELECTED TWEETS / Mira Gonzalez & Tao Lin

ONGOINGNESS / Sarah Manguso

TWO KINDS OF DECAY / Sarah Manguso

SICK: A MEMOIR / Porochista Khakpour

IN THE LAND OF PAIN / Alphonse Daudet

THE PHARMACIST’S MATE / Amy Fusselman

BLUETS / Maggie Nelson

ARGONAUTS / Maggie Nelson

HER WILD AMERICAN SELF / M. Evelina Galang

THE CANCER JOURNALS / Audre Lorde

ON BEING ILL / Virginia Woolf


2017

GIOVANNI’S ROOM / JAMES BALDWIN

LIT / Mary Karr

HUNGER / Roxane Gay

IMAGINARY VESSELS / Paisley Rekdal

THINGS SEEN / Annie Ernaux

BORDER STATE / Tônu Õnnepalu

THE SUN ALSO RISES / Ernest Hemingway

DEPARTMENT OF SPECULATION / Jenny Offill

TEETH / Aracelis Girmay

TOO LOUD A SOLITUDE / Bohumil Hrabal

THE DOOR / Magda Szabó

I WORE MY BLACKEST HAIR / Carlina Duan

NIGHT SKY WITH EXIT WOUNDS / Ocean Vuong

BRIGHT HOUR / Nina Riggs