Books I Read in 2014

Here’s the new (to me) fiction I read this year. As always, I like seeing other people’s lists, so I figure I ought to contribute my own. Archived lists back to 2009 are also available. Aw, Tash. Five Star Billionaire (2013). Did less for me than I’d hoped, but I think I just faulted it […]

Books I Read in 2013

A list of the new (to me) fiction I read this year. Criticism, theory, and rereads for work excluded. (See also lists from 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009.) Bennett, Ronan. The Catastrophist (2001). A possible text for the Congo class, though I’d probably go with something by Mabanckou instead. Coetzee, J. M. The Childhood of […]

Books I Read in 2012

As in past years, here’s a list of the new (to me) fiction I read this year. Criticism and rereads are excluded. Döblin, Alfred. Berlin Alexanderplatz. (1929) Feel like I should have gotten more from this. Farrell, J.G. Troubles. (1970) Not a fan. Gass, William H. The Tunnel. (1995) Equal parts intriguing and frustrating. Hamid, […]

Books I Read in 2011

As I did last year and the year before, here’s a list of books I read for the first time in 2011. Mostly confined to fiction, but including two popular-academic books that I (uncharacteristically) read from cover to cover. Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. Half of a Yellow Sun (2008). Aira, César. The Literary Conference (2010). Calvino, […]

Books I Read in 2010

As I did last year, here’s a list of the books I read for the first time in 2010. Just fiction; no criticism, theory, journals, etc. Atwood, Margaret. Oryx and Crake. Burgess, Anthony. A Clockwork Orange. Camus, Albert. The Plague. Capek, Karel. R.U.R. Davis, Kathryn. The Thin Place. Donoghue, Emma. Room. Fowles, John. The French […]

Books I Read in 2009

In the spirit of year-end lists, and for my own future reference, here are the books I read for the first time this year. Most of them, anyway – I didn’t keep a running list and my memory is imperfect. Also: Just primary literature, no scholarship (too many, too complicated, too fragmented). John Barth, Giles […]


These are a few of the things about which I’ve written in some sustained way here on the blog, but that might be hard to find on their own. Unlike some folks in digital humanities, I tend to focus on formal publications rather than interactive or archival sites, which is to say that not everything […]