What I read in 2017

This is what I read in 2017. I’ve bolded my favorites.

JANUARY
1 – Monica A. Hand – Me and Nina
2 – Wayne Koestenbaum – Andy Warhol
3 – Jorie Graham – Hybrids of Plants and of Ghosts
4 – Joshua Bennett – The Sobbing School
5 – Ashley M. Jones – Magic City Gospel
6 – Emily Ruskovich – Idaho
7 – Jay Hopler – The Abridged History of Rainfall
8 – Thomas Richards – The Meaning of Star Trek
FEBRUARY
9 – Roland Barthes – Camera Lucida
10 – Jacques J. Rancourt – Novena
11 – Kathleen Rooney – Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
12 – Denise Duhamel – Scald
13 – Roxane Gay – Difficult Women
14 – Morgan Parker – There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé
15 – Don DeLillo – Love-Lies-Bleeding
16 – Anne Carson – Decreation
17 – David Deitcher – Stone’s Throw
MARCH
18 – T.C. Boyle – The Terranauts
19 – Mary Ruefle – Madness, Rack, and Honey
20 – Maggie Nelson – Bluets
APRIL
21 – Chen Chen – When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities
22 – Jennifer Givhan – Protection Spell
23 – James Welch – Riding the Earthboy 40
24 – Alana Massey – All the Lives I Want
25 – Sophie Klahr – Meet Me Here at Dawn
26 – Natalie Shapero – Hard Child
27 – Khadijah Queen – I’m So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On
28 – Sarah Manguso – 300 Arguments
MAY
29 – Nick Dybek – When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man
30 – Tom Bissell – Magic Hours
31 – Photographs Not Taken (ed. Will Steacy)
32 – Layli Long Soldier – Whereas
33 – Adrian Matejka – Map to the Stars
34 – Gabriel García Márquez – One Hundred Years of Solitude
35 – Wayne Koestenbaum – Humiliation
JUNE
36 – Mark Leidner – Beauty Was the Case that They Gave Me
37 – Marguerite Yourcenar – Memoirs of Hadrian
38 – Ander Monson – The Available World
39 – André Aciman – Enigma Variations
40 – Linda Rosenkrantz – Talk
41 – Umberto Saba – Ernesto
JULY
42 – Alain de Botton – The Architecture of Happiness
43 – Matthew Nienow – House of Water
44 – Marie Howe – Magdalene
45 – Tom Payne – Fame: What the Classics Tell Us about Our Cult of Celebrity
46 – Erika L. Sánchez – Lessons on Expulsion
47 – Cara Hoffman – Running
AUGUST
48 – Edith Wharton – The House of Mirth
49 – Teju Cole – Blind Spot
50 – Sherman Alexie – The Business of Fancydancing
51 – Dani Shapiro – Hourglass
52 – Shane McCrae – In the Language of My Captor
53 – Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale
54 – Dawn Lundy Martin – Good Stock Strange Blood
SEPTEMBER
55 – Jared Yates Sexton – The People Are Going to Rise like the Water upon Your Shore
56 – Angela Flournoy – The Turner House
57 – Ife-Chudeni A. Oputa – Rummage
58 – Ben Lerner – 10:04
59 – Danez Smith – Don’t Call Us Dead
60 – The Best American Short Plays 2015-16
61 – Zadie Smith – White Teeth
62 – Anne Carson – Nox
OCTOBER
63 – Al Franken – Giant of the Senate
64 – Dara Wier – In the Still of the Night
65 – Gabrielle Calvocoressi – Rocket Fantastic
66 – The Best American Essays 2017
67 – CAConrad – While Standing in Line for Death
68 – Alissa Nutting – Made for Love
69 – Eve L. Ewing – Electric Arches
NOVEMBER
70 – Carmen Maria Machado – Her Body and Other Parties
71 – Nicole Sealey – Ordinary Beast
72 – Roxane Gay – Hunger
73 – Beth Ann Fennelly – Heating & Cooling
74 – Andrew Durbin – MacArthur Park
75 – Jeremy Deller – Iggy Pop Life Class
76 – John Gerassi – The Boys of Boise
77 – Deb Olin Unferth – Vacation
78 – David Trinidad – Hand Over Heart
DECEMBER
79 – Hanif Abdurraqib – They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us
80 – Lucy Ives – Impossible Views of the World
81 – Lorrie Moore – Bark
82 – Mark Doty – Bethlehem in Broad Daylight
83 – Billy-Ray Belcourt – This Wound is a World
84 – Charles Baxter – The Feast of Love
85 – Gabe Habash – Stephen Florida
86 – Joshua Jennifer Espinoza – There Should Be Flowers
87 – Justin Chin – Gutted
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