2024

 
Where the Red Fern Grows
by Wilson Rawls
Oppressive Light by Robert Walser
The Hearing Test by Eliza Barry Callahan
Committed: On Meaning and Madwomen by Suzanne Scanlon
Concerning the Fate of Souls by Joy Williams
The Exhibition of Persephone Q by Jessi Jezewksa Stevens
A Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
A Horse at Night by Amina Cain
Indelicacy
by Amina Cain
A Wizard of Earthsea
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Conversations with God; book 2 by Neale Donald Walsch
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
The Song Cave by Alan Felsenthal
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
Bitter Water Opera by Nicolette Polek
Dear Life by Alice Munro
Train Dreams by Denis Johnson
Gilead
by Marilynne Robinson 
Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch
A Simple Heart
by Gustave Flaubert
We Are Not in This Together
by William Kittredge

The Art Of Happiness by His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler. M.D.
Sing To It by Amy Hempel
Creature by Amina Cain
The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry
A Kierkegaard Anthology Edited by Robert Bretall
Madness, Rack, and Honey by Mary Ruefle (This essay moved me.)
Either/Or by Elif Batuman
Blue Horses by Mary Oliver
The Visiting Privilege by Joy Williams
The Diaries of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
Ninety-Nine Stories of God by Joy Williams
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Preparation For The Next Life by Atticus Lish
I Am Homeless If This Is Not My Home by Lorrie Moore
Alphabetical Diaries by Sheila Heti
The Middle Stories by Sheila Heti
Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
Pathetic Literature edited by Eileen Myles
Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson
What a Heaven Could Feel Like by md wheatley
The Idiot by Elif Batuman
Daughter by Claudia Dey
The Lover by Marguerite Duras

2023


Little Birds by Anaïs Nin
The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
Everything is Totally Fine by Zac Smith
Varieties of Distubance by Lydia Davis
By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart
Nog by Rudy Wurlitzer  
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Essential Bukowski Poetry 
Play The Piano Drunk Like A Percussion Instrument
Until The Fingers Begin To Bleed A Bit
by Charles Bukowski
Essays and Fictions by Brad Phillips
Big Swiss by Jen Beagin 
Transit by Rachel Cusk
The Vegetarian by Han Kang
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
Early Work by Andrew Martin
Second Place by Rachel Cusk
Self Portrait in Green by Marie Ndiaye
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
Top Stories: A Prose Periodical Volume I.
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
Recollections of My Nonexistence by Rebecca Solnit
Gravity and Grace by Simone Weil
The Copenhagen Trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen
The Guest by Emma Cline
Suicide by Eduoard Levé
Tonight I’m Someone Else by Chelsea Hodson
Autoportrait by Eduoard Levé
Near To The Wild Heart by Clarice Lispector
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Pond by Claire-Louis Bennet
An Apprenticeship or The Book of Pleasures by Clarice Lispector
A Lover’s Discourse by Roland Barthes
Unquiet by Linn Ullmann
Girl Online by Joanna Walsh
The Years by Annie Ernaux
Story of the Eye by Georges Bataille
Indivisible by Fanny Howe
Love Me Tender by Constance Debré
No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July
Malina by Ingeborg Bachmann
Checkout 19 by Claire-Louise Bennet
To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Eros the Bittersweet by Anne Carson
Coeur de Lion by Ariana Reines
A Girl’s Story by Annie Ernaux
Outline by Rachel Cusk
Aqua Viva by Clarice Lispector
Getting Lost by Annie Ernaux
The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector

2022


Crudo by Olivia Laing
Exquisite Mariposa by Fiona Alison Duncan
Cool For You by Eileen Myles
Paradise Rot by Jenny Hval
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
My Poems Won’t Change The World by Patrizia Cavalli
A Horse At Night: On Writing by Amina Cain
The Undying by Anne Boyer
Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke
The Agony of Eros by Byung-Chul Han
The Cost of Living by Deborah Levy
Time is a Mother by Ocean Vuong
$50,000 by Andrew Weatherhead
Things I Don’t Want to Know by Deborah Levy
Topics of Conversation by Miranda Popkey 
The Sarah Book by Scott McClanahan
Essays and Fictions by Brad Phillips
Ghost Lover by Lisa Taddeo
Tai Pei by Tao Lin
To A Dancing God by Sam Keen
Bluets by Maggie Nelson
Fuccboi by Sean Thor Conroe
Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger
Autobiograpy of Red by Anne Carson
Heartbreaker by Claudia Dey
Stanyan Street & Other Sorrows by Rod McKuen 
Slow Days, Fast Company by Eve Babitz
The Last Supper by Rachel Cusk
Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass by Lana Del Rey
The Untethered Soul by Michael Alan Singer