Henry Hoke, author of the recently published novel The Groundhog Forever (which I am so excited to read!), is sharing his to-read pile with us. I always love to see how people put their piles together and, unsurprisingly, Henry’s looks like art.
Anna Tsing, The Mushroom at the End of the World
Mark Baumer, The One on Earth
Isabel Wilkerson, Caste
Richard Maxwell, Theater for Beginners
Rachel Cusk, Second Place
Akwaeke Emezi, Freshwater
Gary Lutz, Stories in the Worst Way
Clarice Lispector, The Hour of the Star (translated by Benjamin Moser)
Tove Jansson, Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition
Danny Licht, Cooking as Though You Might Cook Again
I am feeling proud of myself because I have acquired almost no new books — but that doesn’t mean this pile doesn’t make me tremble considering the semester has begun. Still! No small win. My piles are still bifurcated so I’m posting the photo from last month — need to get ahold of those books.
– OLDIES –
The Divorce, César Aria (trans. Chris Andrews), Self-Portrait in Bloom, Niloufar Talebi, A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun: The Life and Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks, Angela Jackson, American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings, Zitkala-Ša, Socialist Realism, Trisha Low, Mend, Kwoya Fagin Maples, Augustus, John Williams, The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree, Shokoofeh Azar, Teaching to Transgress, bell hooks; The Red Parts, Maggie Nelson (re-read); The Two Kinds of Decay, Sarah Manguso (re-read); Remembrances, Mir Taqi Mir (trans. C.M. Naim); After the Stroke, May Sarton; Mad World, Mad Kings, Mad Composition, Lisa Fishman; Underworld Lit, Srikanth Reddy; Letters to Memory, Karen Tei Yamashita; Sometimes I Never Suffered, Shane McCrae; Hoarders, Kate Durbin; A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure, Hoa Nguyen; The Groundhog Forever, Henry Hoke; Personhood, Thalia Field; Be Holding, Ross Gay; Pricks in the Tapestry, Jameson Fitzpatrick; What Doesn’t Kill You, Tessa Miller; Voices in the Evening, Natalie Ginzburg (trans. D.M. Low)