<![CDATA[As a writer, it's a given that one reads. Some of my favorite childhood memories are discovering new books. That excitement has never gone away. And, so although it's not quite the year end, I wanted to post my annual 2016 reads here: My 2016 reading list: I’m Not Supposed To Be Here and Neither Are You- Len Kuntz Kinda Sorta American Dream- Steve Karas The New York Stories- Ben Tanzer A Fractured Mind- Robert B. Oxnam Bone Black- Bell Hooks Robert Altman- Mitchell Zuckhoff Haints Stay- Colin Winette Mira Corpora- Jeff Jackson Lithium for Medea- Kate Braverman In Paran- Larissa Shmailo lined up like scars- Meg Tuite The Sound of Gravel- Ruth Wariner Hotels of North America- Rick Moody The Astonished Universe- Helene Cardona Literary Outlaw: William S. Burroughs- Ted Morgan Keith Haring Journals Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art- Nancy Princenthal The Gods Are Dead- Joanna Valente Sex and Death- Ben Tanzer Dear Mr. You- Mary-Louise Parker Your Sick- Elizabeth Colen The Mysteries of Pittsburgh- Michael Chabon Did you Ever Have a Family- Bill Clegg Portrait of An Addict- Bill Clegg Atlas of Remote Islands- Judith Shalansky Short Cuts- Raymond Carver (re-read) Ordinary People- Judith Guest (re-read) The Art of Memoir- Mary Karr Updike- Adam Begley This Must Be The Place- Sean Doyle Rimbaud- Edmund White Secret Historian- Justin Spring Space, in Chains- Laura Kasischke No Stopping Train- Les Plesko What Belongs to You- Garth Greenwell The Narrow Door- Paul Liscky I’m From Electric Peak- Bud Smith The Queen of the Night- Alexander Chee It Starts With Trouble: William Goyen and the Art of Writing- Clark Davis Lynch on Lynch, edited by Chris Rodley Purity- Jonathan Franzen Life on the Loose- Cari Taylor-Carlson Not Nothing- Ray Johnson Mortal Lessons: Notes on the Art of Surgery- Richard Selzer A Manual for Cleaning Women- Lucia Berlin Ninety-Nine Stories of God- Joy Williams Potted Meat- Stephen Dunn The Argonauts- Maggie Nelson Communion & Other Stories- Curtis Smith The Girls- Emma Cline Cowboys and East Indians- Nina McConigly Grief is the Thing with Feathers- Max Porter Night Sky With Exit Wounds- Ocean Vuong The Professor’s Quarters- Albert Degenova Porcelain- Moby Be Cool- Ben Tanzer Rain Check- Levi Andrew Noe Notes on my Dunce Cap- Jesse Ball Cronenberg on Cronenberg- David Cronenberg Life in Suspension- Helene Cardona The Vig of Love- Bill Yarrow Trier on Von Trier- ed. by Stig Bjorkman Intersex- Aaron Apps What we Know So Far- Robert Scotellaro Ozone Journal- Peter Balakian The Vegetarian- Han Kang Measuring the Distance- Robert Scotellaro Compression Scars- Kellie Wells Joe Gould’s Secret- Joseph Mitchell Bukowski in a Sundress- Kim Addonazio The Reactive- Masande Ntshanga Floating- Anne Pierson Wiese The Loved Ones- Sonya Chung New Jersey Me- Rich Ferguson Bad Motel- Robert Scotellaro Salute the Wreckage- Clint Margrave Find Me- Laura Vandenberg The Consumation of Dirk- Jonathan Callahan Rhapsody of Fallen Objects- Robert Scotellaro Sing the Song- Meredith Alling Deer Michigan- Jack C. Buck Here Comes The Sun- Nicole Dennis- Benn Happy Holidays everyone! I hope you have a chance to "hole up" with a good book during these last weeks of 2016. ]]>
2016 Reading List
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Thanks, Robert. Happy Holidays.
Thanks so much, Ron! Happy Holidays!