A running list of books I’ve read so far this year.

2017 (most recent on top)

Calm, Michael Acton Smith (CNF/mindfulness)

Steal Like An Artist, Austin Kleon (writing/craft)

Show Your Work, Austin Kleon (writing/craft)

Fail Fail Again Fail Better, Pema Chodron (CNF/graduation speech)

Goodbye, Vitamin, Rachel Khong (novel)

We Are Never Meeting In Real Life, Samantha Irby (humor/essays)

Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi (novel)

Standard Deviation, Katherine Heiny (novel)

Hunger, Roxane Gay (memoir)

Chemistry, Weike Wang (novel)

Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape, Peggy Orenstein (CNF)

300 Arguments, Sarah Manguso (memoir/CNF)

The Stranger in the Woods, Michael Finkel (biography/CNF)

Note to Self, Connor Franta (memoir)

Sex Object, Jessica Valenti (memoir)

A Sorrow Beyond Dreams, Peter Handke (CNF)

84, Charing Cross Road, Helene Hanff (letters/CNF)

Tepper Isn’t Going Out, Calvin Trillin (novel)

Wonder, RJ Palacio (YA novel)

All The Lives I Want: Essays About My Best Friends Who Happen to Be Famous Strangers, Alana Massey (essays)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie (YA novel)

The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair With Nature, J. Drew Lanham (memoir)

The Language of Dying, Sarah Pinsborough (novel)

Birds Art Life: A Year of Observation, Kyo Maclear (memoir/CNF)

Goodnight, Beautiful Women, Anna Noyes (short stories)

How to Set a Fire and Why, Jesse Ball (novel)

milk and honey, Rupi Kaur (poetry)

Difficult Women, Roxane Gay (short stories)

Thrill Me, Benjamin Percy (writing/craft)

Come Along With Me (Part of a Novel, Sixteen Stories, and Three Lectures), Shirley Jackson [1968]

2016 (most recent on bottom)

Very Good Lives (graduation speech), J.K. Rowling

We Live in Water, Jess Walter

The People in the Photo (French to English translation), Hélène Gestern

Passing, Nella Larsen

Gift from the Sea, Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, Sam Harris

Mortality, Christopher Hitchens

Little Victories: Perfect Rules for Imperfect Living, Jason Gay

Challenger Deep, Neal Shusterman

The Invaders, Karolina Waclawiak

The Portable Veblen, Elizabeth McKenzie

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, Elisabeth Tova Bailey

Blackass, A. Ironi Barrett

At Large and at Small, Anne Fadiman

Forty Rooms, Olga Grushin

The Point of Vanishing: A Memoir of Two Years in Solitude, Howard Axelrod

Everything That Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, Helen Oyeyemi

Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White

Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife, Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng

Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age, Katherine Ozment

Rules for a Knight, Ethan Hawke

Citizen, Claudia Rankine

Runaway, Alice Munro

You Should Pity Us Instead, Amy Gustine

I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Iain Reid

Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty, Ramona Ausubel

Philosophy of Walking, Frederic Gros

Last Things, Jenny Offill

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, Mona Awad

The Girls, Emma Cline

An Ornithologist’s Guide to Life, Ann Hood

About Grace, Anthony Doerr

The Obituary Writer, Ann Hood

Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead, Tara Mohr

Little Bee, Chris Cleave

If You Feel Too Much, Jamie Tworkowski

Textbook, Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Behold the Dreamers, Imbolo Mbue

Raymie Nightingale, Kate DiCamillo

The Mothers, Brit Bennett

The Giver, Lois Lowry

Commonwealth, Ann Patchett

What Ever Happened to Interracial Love, Kathleen Collins

Little Labors, Rivka Galchen