My 2019 Year in Reading

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(Favorites starred)

Truth in Advertising, John Kenney
*Blood Done Sign My Name, Timothy Tyson*
John Hodgman*
QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter, Richard Feynman
*The Journey of August King, John Ehle*
*The Last Whalers, Doug Bock Clark*
Where The Dead Sit Talking
, Brandon Hobson
*The Throwback Special, Chris Bachelder*
All Our Wrong Todays
, Elan Mastai
*Bad Monkey, Carl Hiaasen*
*Stephen Florida
, Gabe Habash*
, Roque Larraquy*
Nothing But the Night, John Williams
*Rock Crystal, Adalbert Stifter*
*Once & Forever: The Tales of Kenji Miyazawa*
*The Seventh Cross, Anna Seghers*
Autobiography of a Corpse, Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
The Alarming Palsy of James Orr, Tom Lee
*On The Yard, Malcolm Braly*
The Expendable Man, Dorothy B. Hughes
There There, Tommy Orange
*Educated, Tara Westover*
Fair Play, Tove Jansson
Amp’d, Ken Pisani
*The Summer Book, Tove Jansson*
Ivory Pearl, Jean-Patrick Manchette
Blue Heaven, Joe Keenan
Equal Rites, Terry Pratchett
*Kangaroo Notebook, Kōbō Abe*
*The Radiance of the King, Camara Laye*
Fox 8, George Saunders
The Unnoticeables, Robert Brockway
A Severed Head, Iris Murdoch
The Code of the Woosters, P. G. Wodehouse
*The Woman Who Borrowed Memories, Tove Jansson*
When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Daniel H. Pink
*An American Story, Christopher Priest*
Durham Tales, Jim Wise
*Destroy All Monsters, Jeff Jackson*
Beetle In The Anthill, Boris & Arkady Strugatsky
Denial of Death, Ernest Becker
*Secret Rendezvous, Kōbō Abe*
*The Snail on the Slope, Boris & Arkady Strugatsky*
*The BLDG Blog Book, Geoff Manaugh*
*Poking a Dead Frog, Mike Sacks*
*Fugue for a Darkening Island, Christopher Priest*
Great Granny Webster, Caroline Blackwood
*Primeval and Other Times, Olga Tokarczuk*
*Corrigan, Caroline Blackwood*
The Dream Archipelago, Christopher Priest
*Tenth of December, George Saunders*
Monday Starts on Saturday, Boris Strugatsky & Arkady Strugatsky
*A Burglar’s Guide to the City, Geoff Manaugh*
Stern, Bruce Jay Friedman
Agostino, Alberto Moravia
The Crack in Space, Philip K. Dick
House of Day, House of Night, Olga Tokarczuk
*Proud Beggars, Albert Cossery*
*Inter Ice Age 4, Kōbō Abe*
*And Here’s the Kicker, Mike Sacks*
Escape Attempt/Space Mowgli, Boris & Arkady Strugatsky
Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders
*CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, George Saunders*
The Ruined Map, Kōbō Abe
*Give People Money, Annie Lowrey*
From the Shadows, Juan José Millás
*Mars, Asja Bakić*
*The Elements of Style, Strunk & White*
Made to Stick, Chip and Dan Heath
Pastoralia, George Saunders
Straight Man, Richard Russo
One Foot in Eden, Ron Rash
Dead Souls, Nikolai Gogol
Lucky You, Carl Hiaasen
Mouthful of Birds, Samanta Schweblin
Where All Light Tends to Go, David Joy
*Crisis in the Red Zone, Richard Preston*
Airships, Barry Hannah
*Ice, Anna Kavan*
Cruel Shoes, Steve Martin
Castle Gripsholm, Kurt Tucholsky
*Camp Concentration, Thomas M. Disch*
*Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead, Barbara Comyns*
*The Factory, Hiroko Oyamada*
The Devils, Aldous Huxley (85)

in the queue
The Tartar Steppe, Dino Buzzati
Guilty, Anna Kavan
The Ugly Swans, Boris & Arkady Strugatsky

Video editing/motion. Humor writing @ McSweeney’s, Weekly Humorist, Points in Case, et al. Debut novel CASH GRAB forthcoming this fall from Humorist Books.

Video editing/motion. Humor writing @ McSweeney’s, Weekly Humorist, Points in Case, et al. Debut novel CASH GRAB forthcoming this fall from Humorist Books.