What I read in 2020.

January 2020

  1. Essays One, Lydia Davis
  2. Artful Sentences, Virginia Tufte
  3. Bad Mother, Ayelet Waldman
  4. Decreation, Anne Carson
  5. Demons, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  6. Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell

February 2020

  1. Don’t Save Anything, James Salter
  2. Trick Mirror, Jia Tolentino
  3. The World Doesn’t End, Charles Simic
  4. Seeing Trees, Nancy Ross Hugo
  5. Knocking on Heaven’s Door, Katy Butler
  6. Every Day Is for the Thief, Teju Cole
  7. Change by Design, Tim Brown
  8. My Struggle, Book 6, Karl Ove Knausgaard

March 2020

  1. The Whole-Brain Child, Daniel J. Siegel
  2. Make It Scream, Make It Burn, Leslie Jamison
  3. Bébé Day by Day, Pamela Druckerman
  4. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, Olga Tokarczuk
  5. The Book of My Lives, Aleksandar Hemon
  6. A Breath of Life, Clarice Lispector
  7. Collected Stories, Tennessee Williams
  8. You & Yours, Naomi Shihab Nye
  9. The Hemingses of Monticello, Annette Gordon-Reed
  10. Good Strategy Bad Strategy, Richard Rumelt
  11. American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, Terrance Hayes
  12. Feel Free: Essays, Zadie Smith
  13. The Feast of the Goat, Mario Vargas Llosa
  14. The Lice, W.S. Merwin

April 2020

  1. Secondhand Time, Svetlana Alexeivich
  2. Don’t Call Us Dead, Danez Smith
  3. Ahead of All Parting: The Selected Poetry and Prose, Rainer Maria Rilke
  4. Independence Day, Richard Ford
  5. Why Fish Don’t Exist, Lulu Miller
  6. The Republic of Poetry, Martin Espada
  7. Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  8. Ficciones, Jorge Luis Borges
  9. SPQR, Mary Beard

May 2020

  1. The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie
  2. The Immoralist, André Gide
  3. The John McPhee Reader
  4. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, Samin Nosrat
  5. Gulf Music, Robert Pinsky
  6. Remainder, Tom McCarthy
  7. The Wild Iris, Louise Glück
  8. Mortals, Norman Rush
  9. Interior States: Essays, Meghan O’Gieblyn
  10. A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, Neil Sheehan

June 2020

  1. When Death Takes Something from You Give It Back, Naja Marie Aidt
  2. Blink, Malcolm Gladwell
  3. Notes of a Native Son, James Baldwin
  4. The Montessori Toddler, Simone Davies
  5. Of Wolves and Men, Barry Lopez