My Reading List

I’ve been keeping track of what I read since 2005. This is the list. (Amazon affiliate links are included for recently read books I particularly liked.)


  1. Karen Cushman, “Catherine, Called Birdy”
  2. Hanif Abdurraqib, “They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us
  3. Ashley C. Ford, “Somebody’s Daughter”
  4. Neal Stephenson, “Termination Shock”
  5. Jesse Q. Sutanto, “Dial A for Aunties”
  6. Danny Pellegrino, “How Do I Un-Remember This?”
  7. Jodie Sweetin, “UnSweetined” (i know, lol)
  8. Eleanor Kriseman, “The Blurry Years”
  9. Tom Perrotta, “Tracy Flick Can’t Win”
  10. Susan Rigetti, “Cover Story”
  11. Drew Barrymore, “Wildflower”
  12. Sam Tschida, “Siri, Who Am I?”
  13. Andy Weir, “Project Hail Mary
  14. Jang Jin-Sung, “Dear Leader”
  15. Jesse Q. Sutanto, “Four Aunties and a Wedding”
  16. Dan McCrum, “Money Men
  17. Jennette McCurdy, “I’m Glad My Mom Died”
  18. Kirstin Chen, “Counterfeit”
  19. Deuxmoi, “Anon pls.”
  20. Allie Rowbottom, “Aesthetica”

2021 (35)

  1. Benjamin Lorr, “Hell Bent”
  2. Jennifer Hofmann, “The Standardization of Demoralization Procedures”
  3. Laura Spinney, “Pale Rider
  4. Sarah Frier, “No Filter”
  5. Cristina Alger, “The Banker’s Wife”
  6. Musa Okwonga, “In the End, it Was All About Love”
  7. Madeline Stevens, “Devotion”
  8. Kelly Yang, “Parachutes”
  9. Abigail Dean, “Girl A
  10. Jade Sharma, “Problems”
  11. Rumaan Alam, “Leave the World Behind”
  12. Stephanie Wrobel, “Darling Rose Gold”
  13. Angie Thomas, “On the Come Up”
  14. Julie Gregory, “Sickened”
  15. Vendela Vida, “We Run the Tides”
  16. Zakiya Dalila Harris, “The Other Black Girl”
  17. Mike Chen, “A Beginning at the End”
  18. Kevin Kwan, “Sex and Vanity”
  19. Raven Leilani, “Luster”
  20. Stephen King, “Carrie”
  21. Helen Monks Takhar, “Precious You”
  22. Lauren Hough, “Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing”
  23. Mary H.K. Choi, “Yolk”
  24. Taylor Jenkins Reid, “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
  25. Casey McQuiston, “One Last Stop
  26. Mikaella Clements and Onjuli Datta, “The View Was Exhausting”
  27. Bethany C. Morrow, “Mem”
  28. Alex Michaelides, “The Silent Patient”
  29. Calvin Kasulke, “Several People Are Typing
  30. Leah Messer, “Hope, Grace and Faith”
  31. Michelle Zauner, “Crying in H Mart”
  32. Tamara Shopsin, “LaserWriter II”
  33. Dave Eggers, “The Every”
  34. Casey McQuiston, “I Kissed Shara Wheeler”
  35. Anne Elizabeth Moore, “Gentrifier: A Memoir”

2020 (42)

  1. Chandler Baker, “Whisper Network”
  2. Jessica Pan, “Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come”
  3. Anthony Bourdain, “Kitchen Confidential”
  4. Mariana Enriquez, “Things We Lost in the Fire”
  5. William Gibson, “Agency
  6. Rachel DeLoache Williams, “My Friend Anna: The true story of a fake heiress”
  7. Kate Davies, “In at the Deep End”
  8. Carmen Maria Machado, “In the Dream House
  9. Erin Somers, “Stay Up with Hugo Best”
  10. Anna Wiener, “Uncanny Valley”
  11. Megan Phelps-Roper, “Unfollow
  12. Michael Lewis, “Flash Boys”
  13. Lindy West, “The Witches Are Coming”
  14. Megan Angelo, “Followers
  15. Kayla Rae Whitaker, “The Animators”
  16. Alissa Nutting, “Tampa”
  17. Jon Ronson, “The Psychopath Test” (reread)
  18. Samantha Irby, “Wow, No Thank You”
  19. Charles Soule, “The Oracle Year”
  20. Kevin Ngyuen, “New Waves”
  21. Donald B. Kraybill, “Renegade Amish”
  22. Penelope Bagieu, “Unerschrocken” (English: “Brazen“)
  23. Paul Beatty, “Slumberland”
  24. Ibram X. Kendi, “How to Be an Anti-Racist
  25. Oyinkan Braithwaite, “My Sister, the Serial Killer”
  26. Leigh Stein, “Self Care”
  27. Carmen Maria Machado, “Her Body and Other Parties”
  28. Kiley Reid, “Such a Fun Age
  29. Issa Rae, “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl”
  30. Taylor Jenkins Reid, “Daisy Jones and the Six”
  31. William Gibson, “The Peripheral” (reread)
  32. Ling Ma, “Severance”
  33. Jean Kyoung Frazier, “Pizza Girl”
  34. Michele Harper, “The Beauty in Breaking”
  35. Mariah Carey, “The Meaning of Mariah Carey
  36. Neal Stephenson, “Seveneves” (reread)
  37. Benjamin Lorr, “The Secret Life of Groceries
  38. Aubrey Gordon, “What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat”
  39. Amanda Petrusich, “Do Not Sell At Any Price”
  40. Reeves Wiedeman, “Billion Dollar Loser
  41. Jessica Simpson, “Open Book
  42. Candida R. Moss and Joel S. Baden, “Bible Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby

2019 (36)

  1. Claire North, “84K
  2. Francine Pascal, “All Night Long”
  3. John Waters, “Role Models”
  4. Jessica Brody, “Save the Cat! Writes A Novel”
  5. Suzanne Rindell, “Three-Martini Lunch”
  6. Lee Israel, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
  7. undisclosed self-help book
  8. Anna Mitchael, “Copygirl”
  9. Reni Eddo-Lodge, “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
  10. Chelsey Johnson, “Stray City”
  11. Kelsey Crowe, “There Is No Good Card for This”
  12. Clive Thompson, “Coders”
  13. Meghan MacLean Weir, “The Book of Essie”
  14. Samantha Allen, “Real Queer America”
  15. Leni Zumas, “Red Clocks”
  16. Katie Williams, “Tell the Machine Goodnight”
  17. Tsitsi Dangarembga, “This Mournable Body”
  18. Candice Carty-Williams, “Queenie”
  19. Alex DiFrancesco, “All City”
  20. Jowita Bydlowska, “Drunk Mom”
  21. Madeleine Henry, “Breathe In, Cash Out”
  22. Neal Stephenson, “Seveneves” (reread)
  23. Ottessa Moshfegh, “My Year of Rest and Relaxation”
  24. Rebecca Harrington, “Sociable”
  25. Michelle Richmond, “The Marriage Pact”
  26. Mike Isaac, “Super Pumped”
  27. Mary H. K. Choi, “Permanent Record”
  28. John Lanchester, “The Wall”
  29. Margaret Atwood, “The Testaments”
  30. Taffy Brodesser-Akner, “Fleishman Is in Trouble”
  31. Jeff Tweedy, “Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back)
  32. Patty Schemel, “Hit So Hard”
  33. Stephanie Danler, “Sweetbitter”
  34. Kristin Newman, “What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding”
  35. Rob Hart, “The Warehouse”
  36. Alisha Rai, “The Right Swipe”

2018 (40)

  1. Katharine McGee, “The Thousandth Floor”
  2. Anna Faris, “Unqualified”
  3. Andy Weir, “Artemis”
  4. Tyler Cowen, “The Complacent Class”
  5. Richard Florida, “The New Urban Crisis”
  6. Katharine McGee, “The Dazzling Heights”
  7. Michelle Falkoff, “Pushing Perfect”
  8. Liza Palmer, “The F Word”
  9. Michael Idov, “Dressed up for a Riot”
  10. Virginia Eubanks, “Automating Inequality”
  11. Manjula Martin, “Scratch”
  12. Manfred B. Steger, “Globalization”
  13. Sara Saedi, “Americanized”
  14. Mary H.K. Choi, “Emergency Contact”
  15. Jessica Bruder, “Nomadland”
  16. Lucy Sykes, “The Knockoff”
  17. Brian Alexander, “Glass House”
  18. Porochista Khakpour, “Sick”
  19. Amy Kaufman, “Bachelor Nation”
  20. Sylvain Neuvel, “Sleeping Giants”
  21. Alanna Okun, “The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater”
  22. Ijeoma Oluo, “So You Want to Talk About Race
  23. Peter Pomerantsev, “Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible”
  24. Tara Isabella Burton, “Social Creature: A Novel”
  25. Anna Clark, “The Poisoned City”
  26. Sylvain Neuvel, “Waking Gods”
  27. John Carreyrou, “Bad Blood
  28. Jillian Blake, “Antisocial”
  29. Guy Delisle, “Hostage”
  30. Sarah Darer Littman, “Backlash”
  31. James Patterson, “The Store” (This was truly bad)
  32. Sheelah Kolhatkar, “Black Edge”
  33. Holly Goddard Jones, “The Salt Line”
  34. Emily Chang, “Brotopia”
  35. Katherine Locke, “The Girl with the Red Balloon”
  36. Dave Itzkoff, “Robin”
  37. Ellie Kemper, “My Squirrel Days”
  38. Virgie Tovar, “You Have the Right to Remain Fat”
  39. Tina Brown, “The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992”
  40. Camille Perri, “When Katie Met Cassidy

2017 (51)

  1. Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer, “$2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America”
  2. Rainn Wilson, “The Bassoon King”
  3. Jeff VanderMeer, “Annihilation”
  4. Jeff VanderMeer, “Acceptance”
  5. A. Igoni Barrett, “Blackass”
  6. Cat Marnell, “How to Murder Your Life
  7. Stephen Elliott, “The Adderall Diaries”
  8. Phoebe Robinson, “You Can’t Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have to Explain”
  9. David Pepper, “The People’s House”
  10. Rebecca Schuman, “Schadenfreude”
  11. Ben H. Winters, “Underground Airlines”
  12. Michael Lewis, “The Undoing Project”
  13. Cara Hoffman, “Running”
  14. Jon Ronson, “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed”
  15. Jen Sincero, “You Are a Badass”
  16. Suzanne Rindell, “The Other Typist”
  17. Therese Oneill, “Unmentionable”
  18. Anna Kendrick, “Scrappy Little Nobody”
  19. Judy Sheehan, “I Woke up Dead at the Mall”
  20. Margaret Atwood, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (reread)
  21. Alyssa Mastromonaco, “Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?”
  22. B.J. Novak, “One More Thing”
  23. Kate Moore, “Radium Girls”
  24. Kevin Kwan, “Rich People Problems”
  25. Ariel Levy, “The Rules Do Not Apply
  26. Anthony Kiedis, “Scar Tissue”
  27. Jon Fine, “Your Band Sucks”
  28. Roxane Gay, “Hunger
  29. Lucinda Rosenfeld, “Class”
  30. Jon Krakauer, “Into Thin Air
  31. Zan Romanoff, “Grace and the Fever”
  32. Jon Krakauer, “Into the Wild”
  33. Jennifer Egan, “A Visit from the Goon Squad”
  34. Carolyn Parkhurst, “Harmony”
  35. Mark Goulston, “Talking to Crazy”
  36. Samantha Irby, “We Are Never Meeting in Real Life”
  37. Blake Crouch, “Dark Matter”
  38. JP Delaney, “The Girl Before”
  39. Kate Fagan, “What Made Maddy Run”
  40. Chelsea Sedoti, “The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett”
  41. Lisa Cron, “Story Genius”
  42. Olivia Sudjic, “Sympathy”
  43. Sara Wachter-Boettcher, “Technically Wrong
  44. Angie Thomas, “The Hate U Give
  45. Laura Shapiro, “What She Ate”
  46. Joseph Finder, “The Switch”
  47. Mohsin Hamid, “Exit West
  48. Doree Shafrir, “Startup”
  49. Alisyn Camerota, “Amanda Wakes Up”
  50. James Renner, “True Crime Addict”
  51. Courtney Maum, “Touch”

2016 (47)

  1. Misha Glenny, “DarkMarket”
  2. David Rakoff, “Don’t Get Too Comfortable”
  3. Ransom Riggs, “Library of Souls”
  4. Tom Perrotta, “Little Children”
  5. Lauren Weisberger, “Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns”
  6. Rebecca Cantrell, “The Chemistry of Death”
  7. William Gibson, “Neuromancer”
  8. Cory Doctorow, “Little Brother”
  9. Sarai Walker, “Dietland
  10. Curtis Sittenfeld, “Eligible”
  11. Jessica Knoll, “Luckiest Girl Alive”
  12. Cory Doctorow, “Homeland”
  13. Leah Remini, “Troublemaker”
  14. Anna Lyndsey, “Girl in the Dark”
  15. Nancy Jo Sales, “The Bling Ring”
  16. Scarlett Thomas, “PopCo”
  17. Dan Lyons, “Disrupted
  18. Robin Sloan, “Mr. Penumbra’s 24‑Hour Bookstore”
  19. Josh Sundquist, “We Should Hang Out Some Time”
  20. Nancy Jo Sales, “American Girls”
  21. Tony Tulathimutte, “Private Citizens”
  22. Mona Awad, “13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl”
  23. Kim Barker, “Taliban Shuffle”
  24. Heather H. Howard, “Chore Whore”
  25. Michael Lewis, “The Big Short”
  26. Elizabeth Day, “Paradise City”
  27. Lindy West, “Shrill”
  28. Jessica Valenti, “Sex Object”
  29. Octavia Butler, “Parable of the Sower”
  30. Octavia Butler, “Parable of the Talents”
  31. Sloane Crosley, “The Clasp”
  32. Jon Ronson, “The Psychopath Test
  33. M.E. Thomas, “Confessions of a Sociopath”
  34. Neal Stephenson, “Seveneves” (reread)
  35. Amy Schumer, “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo”
  36. Emma Cline, “The Girls”
  37. Heather Havrilesky, “How to Be a Person in the World”
  38. Luke Dittrich, “Patient H.M.
  39. Tom Rachman, “The Imperfectionists”
  40. Michael Lewis, “Liar’s Poker”
  41. Jessi Klein, “You’ll Grow Out of It”
  42. Mara Wilson, “Where Am I Now?”
  43. Kevin Kwan, “Crazy Rich Asians”
  44. Kevin Kwan, “China Rich Girlfriend”
  45. Camille Perri, “The Assistants”
  46. Nicholson Baker, “Substitute”
  47. Sady Doyle, “Trainwreck

2015 (57)

  1. Linda Tirado, “Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America
  2. James Dashner, “Maze Runner”
  3. Ryan Quinn, “End of Secrets”
  4. Tony Mendez and Matt Baglio, “Argo”
  5. Katie Heaney, “Never Have I Ever”
  6. Nick Hornby, “Juliet, Naked”
  7. Philip K. Dick, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”
  8. A.G. Riddle, “Departure”
  9. Alexis Coe, “Alice+Freda Forever”
  10. Caragh M. O’Brien, “Birthmarked”
  11. Caragh M. O’Brien, “Prized”
  12. James Dashner, “The Scorch Trials”
  13. Caragh M. O’Brien, “Promised”
  14. D.M. Pulley, “The Dead Key”
  15. James Dashner, “The Death Cure”
  16. Caragh M. O’Brien, “The Vault of Dreamers”
  17. Rachel Hollis, “Party Girl”
  18. Nick Hornby, “Funny Girl”
  19. James Dashner, “Eye of Minds”
  20. Kim Stolz, “Unfriending My Ex”
  21. Glenn Greenwald, “No Place to Hide
  22. Cheryl Strayed, “Wild”
  23. Suzanne Munshower, “Younger”
  24. Piper Kerman, “Orange is the New Black”
  25. David Carr, “Night of the Gun
  26. Lindsay Moran, “Blowing my Cover”
  27. Zac Bissonnette, “The Great Beanie Baby Bubble”
  28. Luke Harding, “Expelled”
  29. Cheryl Strayed, “Tiny Beautiful Things”
  30. James Dashner, “Rule of Thoughts”
  31. Erik Larson, “Devil in the White City”
  32. Kate White, “Eyes on You”
  33. Rebecca Cantrell, “The Tesla Legacy”
  34. Sam Reaves, “Cold Black Earth”
  35. Kirker Butler, “Pretty Ugly”
  36. Neal Stephenson, “Seveneves
  37. Kate White, “The Sixes”
  38. Miranda July, “The First Bad Man”
  39. Roxane Gay, “Bad Feminist”
  40. Kate White, “Over Her Dead Body”
  41. Emily John Mandel, “Station Eleven
  42. Kate White, “Hush”
  43. William Gibson, “The Peripheral”
  44. Aziz Ansari, “Modern Romance”
  45. Paula Hawkins, “Girl on the Train”
  46. Amy Odell, “Tales from the Back Row”
  47. Rebecca Solnit, “Men Explain Things to Me”
  48. Felicia Day, “You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)”
  49. Mindy Kaling, “Why Not Me?”
  50. Brendan Koerner, “The Skies Belong to Us”
  51. Maria Semple, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?”
  52. Carrie Brownstein, “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl”
  53. Dave Eggers, “The Circle” (reread)
  54. Gillian Flynn, “Gone Girl”
  55. Holly Madison, “Down the Rabbit Hole”
  56. Cleary Wolters, “Out of Orange”
  57. Tom Perrotta, “The Leftovers”

2014 (40)

  1. Jocelyn Zichterman, “I Fired God”
  2. Veronica Roth, “Divergent”
  3. Veronica Roth, “Insurgent”
  4. Veronica Roth, “Allegiant”
  5. Robison Wells, “Variant”
  6. Robison Wells, “Feedback”
  7. Caitlin Moran, “How to Be a Woman”
  8. Caitlin Moran, “Moranthology”
  9. Ally Condie, “Matched”
  10. Patti Smith, “Just Kids”
  11. Ally Condie, “Crossed”
  12. Ally Condie, “Reached”
  13. Anna Funder, “Stasiland”
  14. Dave Eggers, “The Circle”
  15. Claire Morgan, “The Price of Salt”
  16. Rachel Abbott, “Sleep Tight”
  17. Leah Vincent, “Cut Me Loose”
  18. Nellie Bly “10 Days in a Mad House”
  19. Martha Stephens, “The Treatment”
  20. Chris Pavone, “The Expats”
  21. Rebecca Skloot, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”
  22. Judy Greer, “I Don’t Know What You Know Me From”
  23. Neal Stephenson, “Snow Crash”
  24. Ernest Cline, “Ready Player One”
  25. Lawrence Wright, “Going Clear”
  26. Neal Stephenson, “REAMDE”
  27. Nick Parish, “Cool Code, Bro”
  28. an unpublished manuscript
  29. Robert Kolker, “Lost Girls”
  30. Arika Okrent, “In the Land of Invented Languages”
  31. Rebecca Cantrell, “The World Beneath”
  32. Anya Ulinich, “Petropolis”
  33. Mary H.K. Choi, “Oh, Never Mind”
  34. Sherill Tippins, “Inside the Dream Palace”
  35. Ransom Riggs, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”
  36. Lena Dunham, “Not That Kind of Girl”
  37. Amy Poehler, “Yes Please
  38. Ransom Riggs, “Hollow City”
  39. Kirstie Clements, “The Vogue Factor”
  40. Brian Krebs, “Spam Nation”

2013 (28-ish)

  1. Courtney E. Martin, “Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters”
  2. Davy Rothbart, “My Heart is an Idiot”
  3. Baratunde Thurston, “How to Be Black
  4. Gavin de Becker, “The Gift of Fear”
  5. Ellen Forney, “Marbles”
  6. Grace Coddington, “Grace: A Memoir”
  7. Sara Horowitz, “The Freelancer’s Bible
  8. Erin Kissane, “The Elements of Content Strategy”
  9. Sloane Crosley, “I Was Told There’d Be Cake”
  10. James Maguire, “American Bee”
  11. Elizabeth L. Cline, “Overdressed: The shockingly high cost of cheap fashion
  12. Freeman Hall, “Retail Hell”
  13. Jacob Tomsky, “Heads in Beds”
  14. Keith Ferrazzi, “Never Eat Alone”
  15. Freeman Hall, “Return to the Big Fancy”
  16. Glen David Gold, “Carter Beats the Devil
  17. Like eight thrillers
  18. Four novels by Lauren Conrad

2012 (33)

  1. Haruki Murakami, “1Q84
  2. Alison Bechdel, “The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For”
  3. Brooke Gladstone, “The Influencing Machine”
  4. Guy Delisle, “The Burma Chronicles” (reread)
  5. Alison Bechdel, “Fun Home” (reread)
  6. Suzanne Collins, “Hunger Games”
  7. Suzanne Collins, “Catching Fire”
  8. Justin Ahrens, “Life Kerning”
  9. Suzanne Collins, “Mockingjay”
  10. Rick Steves, “Europe Through the Back Door 2009”
  11. George Orwell, “1984” (reread)
  12. Aldous Huxley, “Brave New World” (reread)
  13. The Onion, “A Book of Jean’s Own”
  14. Mindy Kaling, “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
  15. Kate Beaton, “Hark! A Vagrant”
  16. Holly Shumas, “Five Things I Can’t Live Without”
  17. Alison Bechdel, “Are You My Mother?
  18. Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum, “I Want My MTV”
  19. Robert Harris, “The Fear Index”
  20. Sarah Pekkanen, “These Girls”
  21. Blaine Harden, “Escape from Camp 14”
  22. Suze Orman, “Young Fabulous & Broke”
  23. Elaine Aron, “The Highly Sensitive Person”
  24. Robin Cook, “Death Benefit”
  25. Sara Benincasa, “Agorafabulous!”
  26. NPR, “This is NPR: The First Forty Years”
  27. Sarah Hall, “Daughters of the North”
  28. Dominique Moceanu, “Off Balance: A Memoir”
  29. Jessica Grose “Sad Desk Salad”
  30. Nathan Rabin & Al Yankovic, “Weird Al: The Book”
  31. Michael Ian Black, “You’re Not Doing it Right”
  32. Chelsea Handler, “My Horizontal Life”
  33. David Rakoff, “Fraud”

2011 (18 — I think I missed a couple from the second half of the year.)

  1. Dan Zevin, “Entry-Level Life: A Complete Guide to Masquerading as a Member of the Real World”
  2. Robin Bowman and Robert Coles, “It’s Complicated: The American Teenager”
  3. Paul Auster, “In the Country of Last Things”
  4. Adrian Tomine, “Summer Blonde” (reread)
  5. Guy Delisle, “Burma Chronicles”
  6. Mary Ralston, “How to Return to Work in an Office
  7. “I Saw You…” edited by Julia Wertz
  8. April Winchell, “Regretsy: Where DIY meets WTF”
  9. Harvey Pekar, “Studs Terkel’s Working: A Graphic Adaptation”
  10. Ellen Ruppel Shell, “The Hungry Gene”
  11. Tina Fey, “Bossypants”
  12. Philomena Keet, “The Tokyo Look Book”
  13. Caitlin Kelly, “Malled: My unintentional career in retail”
  14. Steven Levy, “In the Plex: How Google thinks, works, and shapes our lives”
  15. Kevin Mitnick, “Ghost in the Wires”
  16. Nicholas Johnson, “Big Dead Place”
  17. Jane Lynch, “Happy Accidents”
  18. Guy Delisle, “Pyongyang” (reread)

2010 (41)
1. Michael Pollan, “In Defense of Food”
2. Mark Di Vincenzo “Buy Ketchup in May and Fly at Noon”
3. Elna Baker, “The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance”
4. Rebecca Smith and John R. Emshwiller, “24 Days”
5. Elissa Stein and Susan Kim, “Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation”
6. Kate Williamson, “At A Crossroads”
7. J.D. Salinger, “Nine Stories”
8. Adrian Nicole Leblanc, “Random Family”
9. Neil Gaiman, “Coraline”
10. David Sedaris, “When You Are Engulfed in Flames”
11. Ellen Ruppel Shell, “Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture”
12. Esther Pearl Watson, “Unlovable, Vol. 2″
13. Martin Amis, “Other People”
14. Martin Lemelman, “Two Cents Plain: My Brooklyn Boyhood”
15. Lauren Weber, “In Cheap We Trust: The Story of a Misunderstood American Virtue”
16. Lois Lowry, “Gathering Blue”
17. George Saunders, “The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil”
18. Lois Lowry, “Messenger”
19. Mindy Pennybacker, “Do One Green Thing: Saving the Earth Through Simple, Everyday Choices”
20. Todd Oldham, “Handmade Modern”
21. Lauren Greenfield, “Girl Culture”
22. Skye Gyngell, “My Favorite Ingredients”
23. Sasha Cagen, “To-Do List”
24. Terry O’Reilly and Mike Tennant, “The Age of Persuasion: How marketing ate our culture”
25. William Gibson, “Idoru” (reread)
26. Michael Zadoorian, “Second Hand”
27. William Gibson, “Virtual Light”
28. William Gibson, “All Tomorrow’s Parties”
29. Siobhan Vivian, “Same Difference”
30. Siobhan Vivian, “Not That Kind of Girl”
31. William Gibson, “Zero History”
32. “Best American Comics 2010” edited by Neil Gaiman
33. Stephen Chbosky, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
34. Pam Johnson Bennett, “Cat vs. Cat”
35. Portia De Rossi, “Unbearable Lightness”
36. Siobhan Vivian, “A Little Friendly Advice”
36. Pam Johnson Bennett, “Think Like a Cat”
38. Jaron Lanier, “You Are Not A Gadget”
39. Chris Ware, “Acme Novelty Library No. 20”
40. David Small, “Stitches”
41. Bret Easton Ellis, “Imperial Bedrooms”

2009 (19)
1. Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli, “DMZ: friendly fire” (reread)
2. Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli, “DMZ: the hidden war”
3. Chris Ware, “Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth” (reread)\
4. Michel Rabagliati, “Paul Moves Out”
5. Alison Bechdel, “Fun Home” (reread)
6. Graydon Carter, George Kalogerakis and Kurt Andersen, “SPY: The Funny Years”
7. Esther Pearl Watson, “Unlovable, Vol. 1”
8. Debra Gwartney, “Live Through This”
9. Brian Eule, “Match Day”
10. Arthur Allen, “Vaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine’s Greatest Lifesaver”
11. Rona Jaffe, “The Best of Everything”
12. Larry Beinhart, “American Hero” aka “Wag the Dog”
13. Scott McCartney, “The Wall Street Guide to Power Travel”
14. Trina Robbins, “From Girls to Grrlz: A History of Women’s Comics from Teens to Zines”
15. David Sedaris, “Me Talk Pretty One Day” (reread)
16. Michel Rabagliatti, “Paul Goes Fishing”
17. Christopher Buckley, “Boomsday”
18. Julie Powell, “Julie & Julia”
19. Best American Comics 2009
(plus probably some I’m forgetting)

2008 (51)
1. Ariel Gore, “How to become a famous writer before you’re dead”
2. “I Shall Destroy all the Civilized Planets,” edited by Paul Karasik
3. Steve Martin, “Born Standing Up”
4. Adrian Tomine, “Summer Blonde”
5. Joshua Ferris, “Then we came to the end”
6. Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli, “DMZ: on the ground”
7. Ben Katchor, “Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer: Stories”
8. Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli, “DMZ: body of a journalist”
9. Mark Ovenden, “Transit Maps of the World”
10. Shalom Auslander, “Foreskin’s Lament”
11. Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli, “DMZ: public works”
12. Maxim Biller, “Love Today”
13. ASPCA, “Complete Guide to Cats”
14. William Golding, “Lord of the Flies”
15. Adrian Tomine, “Shortcomings”
16. The Onion, “Embedded in America: The Onion Complete News Archives Volume 16”
17. Jeffrey Eugenides, “The Virgin Suicides”
18. Chris Ware, “Acme Novelty Library, Vol. 18″
19. Allegra Goodman, “The Other Side of the Island”
20. Marjane Satrapi, “The Complete Persepolis”
21. Lauren R. Weinstein, “Girl Stories”
22. Warren Ellis and Derick Robertson, “Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1″
23. Warren Ellis and Derick Robertson, “Transmetropolitan, Vol. 2″
24. ZZ Packer, “Drinking Coffee Elsewhere”
25. Cynthia Lair, “Feeding the Whole Family”
26. Warren Ellis and Derick Robertson, “Transmetropolitan, Vol. 3″
27. Warren Ellis and Derick Robertson, “Transmetropolitan, Vol. 4″
28. Warren Ellis and Derick Robertson, “Transmetropolitan, Vol. 5″
29. Warren Ellis and Derick Robertson, “Transmetropolitan, Vol. 6″
30. Warren Ellis and Derick Robertson, “Transmetropolitan, Vol. 7″
31. Warren Ellis and Derick Robertson, “Transmetropolitan, Vol. 8″
32. Warren Ellis and Derick Robertson, “Transmetropolitan, Vol. 9″
33. Warren Ellis and Derick Robertson, “Transmetropolitan, Vol. 10″
34. Sarah Waters, “Tipping the Velvet”
35. Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli, “DMZ: friendly fire”
36. Bob Schildgen, “Hey Mr. Green”
37. “Before the Mortgage,” edited by Christina Amini and Rachel Hutton (reread)
38. Jeanette Winterson, “Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit”
39. David Sedaris, “Me Talk Pretty One Day” (reread)
40. Hanna Rosin, “God’s Harvard”
41. Jay McInerny, “Bright Lights, Big City”
42. “The New Kings of Nonfiction,” edited by Ira Glass
43. Steve Martin, “Shopgirl”
44. Alan Corey, “A Million Bucks by 30”
45. Malcolm Gladwell, “Blink”
46. Rutu Modan, “Exit Wounds”
47. M.T. Anderson, “Feed”
48. Marjane Satrapi, “The Complete Persepolis” (reread)
49. “Rejected,” edited by Jon Friedman
50. Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly, “The New York Four”
51. Harvey Pekar, “The Quitter”

2007 (50)
Kevin Huizenga, “Curses”
Jeffrey Brown, “Every Girl is the End of the World For Me”
Tony Consiglio, “110 per¢”
Chris Ware, “Acme Novelty Library, Vols. 16 and 17”
Seth, “Wimbledon Green”
Daniel Clowes, “Ice Haven”
Marjorie Hart, “Summer at Tiffany”
Chris Ware, “Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth”
Craig Thompson, “Good-bye, Chunky Rice”
Ivan Brunetti (editor), “An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories”
Heinrich Böll, “The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum”
Nora Ephron, “I Feel Bad About My Neck”
Meghan Daum, “The Quality of Life Report”
Jim Hogshire, “You Are Going to Prison”
Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time”
Nancy Armstrong (editor), “Notes From The Underground”
Tom Wolfe, “I am Charlotte Simmons”
Barbara Brooks Wallace, “Peppermints in the Parlor” (reread)
David Mamet, “Oleanna”
Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg, “The Plain Janes”
Philip J. Kaplan, “F’d Companies”
William Gibson, “Pattern Recognition”
Alison Bechdel, “Fun Home”
Kurt Vonnegut, “Cat’s Cradle”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby”
Evan Dorkin, “Circling the Drain”
The writers at Slate, “The Explainer”
Gabrielle Bell, “Lucky”
Jancee Dunn, “But Enough About Me…”
Margaret Mason, “No One Cares What You Had for Lunch”
Guy Delisle, “Pyongyang: A journey in North Korea”
William Gibson, “Spook Country”
Anders Nilsen, “Monologues for the Coming Plague”
Various artists, “Flight Volume One”
Pete Jordan, “Dishwasher: One Man’s Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States”
Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert, “Wigfield, the Can-Do Town that Just May Not”
Jason Roeder, “Oh, The Humanity!”
Harvey Pekar (editor), “The Best American Comics 2006”
Tom Stoppard, “Arcadia”
Stephen Colbert, “I am America (and so can you!)”
Guy Delisle, “Shenzhen: A travelogue from China”
Richard A. Posner, “The Little Book of Plagiarism”
Kara Jesella and Marisa Meltzer, “How Sassy Changed My Life”
Autumn de Wilde, “Elliott Smith”
David Bledin, “Bank: A Novel”
Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, “Inherit the Wind”
Ruth Prigozy, “F. Scott Fitzgerald”
Kyle MacDonald, “One Red Paperclip”
Harvey Pekar, Heather Roberson and Ed Piskor, “Macedonia”
Meg Mateo Ilasco, “Craft, Inc.”

2006 (20)
C.S. Lewis “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” (reread)
Michael Chabon “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay”
Michael Flocker “The Hedonism Handbook”
A.J. Jacobs “The Know-it-all”
Michael Chabon “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh”
Meghan Daum “My Misspent Youth”
Lauren Weisenberger “The Devil Wears Prada”
Michael Chabon “Wonder Boys”
Susan Gilman “Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress”
Barbara Ehrenreich “Bait and Switch”
Lauren Weisberger “Everyone Worth Knowing”
Susan Orlean “The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup”
Lois Lowry “The Giver” (reread)
Bret Easton Ellis “Lunar Park” (beginning of blog)
Jonathan Franzen “The Discomfort Zone”
Susan Orlean “The Orchid Thief”
Jeffrey Brown “Unlikely” “Sex Advice From…”
Curtis Sittenfeld “Prep”
“Unicorn Mountain, Vols. I and II”

FROM MAY 2005 (11)
David Sedaris “Naked”
Jhumpa Lahiri “Interpreter of Maladies”
Jeffrey Eugenides “Middlesex”
Augusten Burroughs “Sellevision”
David Sedaris “Me Talk Pretty One Day”
Meg Wolitzer “The Position”
David Sedaris “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim”
Davy Rothbart “The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas”
Dave Eggers “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius”
Craig Thompson “Blankets”
Albert Camus “The Stranger”