April 2024

  • Falling Through Space by Ellen Gilchirst (nonfiction/essays/ reread)
  • The Parted Earth by Anjali Enjeti (debut novel)

March 2024

  • Streaming Now: Postcards from the Thing that is Happening by Laurie Stone (hybrid collection)
  • Drunk with Love by Ellen Gilchrist (story collection/reread)
  • Victory Over Japan by Ellen Gilchrist (story collection/reread)

February 2024

  • Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin (novel)
  • In the Land of Dreamy Dreams by Ellen Gilchrist (debut story collection/reread)
  • The Annunciation by Ellen Gilchrist (debut novel/reread)

January 2024

December 2023

  • Day by Michael Cunningham (novel)
  • Last Bets by Mary Carroll Moore (novel/galley)
  • The Accidentals by Minrose Gwin (novel)

November 2023

  • All of Us by Esther Cohen (stories and poems)
  • Lech by Sara Lippmann (debut novel)
  • Child by Judy Goldman (memoir)

October 2023

  • Swim Home to the Vanished by Brendan Shay Basham (debut novel)
  • Amiss by Gina Ferrara (poetry)
  • Words for House Story by JoAnn Balingit (poetry)
  • That Time I Got Cancer by Jim Zervanos (debut memoir)
  • First Comes Marriage by Huda Al-Marashi (debut memoir)

September 2023

  • The Heartbreak Years by Minda Honey (debut memoir)
  • Geographies of the Heart by Caitlin Hamilton Summie (debut novel)
  • It Falls Gently All Around and Other Stories by Ramona Reeves (debut story collection)
  • Where the Angels Lived by Margaret McMullan (memoir/reread)

August 2023

  • And You May Find Yourself… by Sari Botton (debut memoir-in-essays)
  • They Could Live With Themselves by Jodi Paloni (debut story collection / reread)
  • The Sunken Town by Karen Nelson (manuscript/reread)
  • Tom Lake by Ann Patchett (novel)

July 2023

  • Blithedale Canyon by Michael Bourne (debut novel)
  • A Girl’s Story by Annie Ernaux (memoir)
  • The Puppeteer’s Daughter by Heather Newton (novel)
  • Midnight Lemonade by Ann Goethe (novel/ reread)

June 2023

  • Walking Barefoot by Vicki Graham (poetry)
  • A Wounded Deer Leaps Highest by Charlie J. Stephens (debut novel/galley)
  • Sirens by Joshua Mohr (memoir/reread)
  • The Leaving Season by Kelly McMasters (memoir)

May 2023

  • Murder in Bel-Air by Cara Black (novel)
  • Homestead by Melinda Moustakis (debut novel)

April 2023

  • The Meeting Place by Dede Cummings (poetry)
  • Still Life at 80 by Abigail Thomas (memoir)
  • The Half-White Album by Cynthia J. Sylvester (debut story collection)

March 2023

  • The Lost Archive by Lynn C. Miller (story collection)
  • At the Hour Between Dog and Wolf by Tara Ison (novel)
  • I Have Some Questions For You by Rebecca Makkai (novel)
  • Mourner’s Bench by Sanderia Faye (novel)
  • Where Wicked Starts by Elizabeth Stuckey-French and Patricia Henley (novel)

February 2023

  • A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson (novel)
  • Late in the Day by Tessa Hadley (novel)
  • Rejoice the Head of Paul McCartney by Adam Braver (novel)

January 2023

  • Free Love by Tessa Hadley (novel)
  • The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty (debut novel)
  • We Are Bridges by Cassandra Lane (debut memoir)

December 2022

  • The Crane Wife by CJ Hauser (memoir in essays)
  • Twenty-Six Seconds by Alexandra Zapruder (nonfiction/memoir)

November 2022

  • Cora’s Kitchen by Kimberly Garrett Brown (debut novel)
  • The Hero of this Book by Elizabeth McCracken (novel)

October 2022

  • Signal Fires by Dani Shapiro (novel)
  • Fellowship Point by Alice Elliott Dark (novel)

September 2022

  • The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh (novel)
  • The Stone Sister by Caroline Patterson (novel)

August 2022

  • What If We Were Somewhere Else by Wendy J. Fox (story collection)
  • Three Ways to Disappear by Katy Yocom (debut novel)
  • How to Walk on Water by Rachel Swearingen (debut story collection)

July 2022

  • Bells for Eli by Susan Beckham Zurenda (debut novel)
  • Paddling to Winter by Julie Buckles (debut memoir)

June 2022

  • Fresh Water for Flowers by Valerie Perrin (novel)
  • Things We Lost to the Water by Eric Nguyen (debut novel)
  • They Can Take It Out by Cheryl Clark Vermeulen (debut poetry)

May 2022

  • The Nature of Remains by Ginger Eager (debut novel)
  • Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway by Robin Black (nonfiction/craft/memoir)

April 2022

  • Calabash Stories by Jeffrey J. Higa (debut story collection)
  • The League of Wives by Heath Hardage Lee (narrative nonfiction)

March 2022

  • The Sentence by Louise Erdrich (novel)
  • Worldly Things by Michael Kleber-Diggs (debut poetry)

February 2022

January 2022

  • The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford (novel)
  • Living Color: Angie Rubio Stories by Donna Miscolta (story collection)
  • The Art of Revision by Peter Ho Davies (writing craft)

December 2021

  • Think of England by Alice Elliott Dark (debut novel)
  • Mississippi Barking: Hurricane Katrina and a Life That Went to the Dogs by Chris McLaughlin (debut memoir)

    November 2021

    October 2021

    September 2021

    • Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy (novel)
    • Intimacies by Katie Kitamura (novel)

    August 2021

    • Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui (narrative nonfiction)
    • The Paper Palace by Miranda C. Heller (debut novel)

    July 2021

    • A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders (writing craft)
    • The Last Children of Mill Creek by Vivian Gibson (debut memoir)
    • Edna & Luna by Gleah Powers (debut novel)

    June 2021

    • Beneficence by Meredith Hall (novel)
    • Landslide by Susan Conley (novel)
    • Monogamy by Sue Miller (novel)
    • Sea Wife by Amity Gaige (novel)

    May 2021

    • Beauty by Christina Chiu (novel)
    • Rewrite the Stars by Christina Consolino (debut novel)
    • Jack by Marilynne Robinson (novel)

    April 2021

    • Blue Nights by Joan Didion (nonfiction)
    • The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (nonfiction/reread)

    March 2021

    • The Godfather by Mario Puzo (novel)
    • Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy (novel)
    • Shape of the Sky by Shelagh Connor Shapiro (debut novel)

    February 2021

    • The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (novel)
    • We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin (debut novel)

    January 2021

    • The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall (debut novel)
    • Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land by Toni Jensen (memoir)

    December 2020

    • Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart (debut novel)
    • Mourning Diary by Roland Barthes (memoir/reread)

    November 2020

    • Shining Sea by Anne Korkeakivi (novel)
    • An Unexpected Guest by Anne Korkeakivi (debut novel)

    October 2020

    September 2020

    • Euphoria by Lily King (novel)
    • The English Teacher by Lily King (novel)
    • Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor (nonfiction)
    • The Other Madisons by Bettye Kearse (nonfiction debut)

    August 2020

    • The Second Home by Christina Clancy (debut novel)
    • Summer Longing by Jamie Brenner (novel)
    • Catarina’s Ring by Lisa McGuinness (debut novel)
    • The Infinite Pieces of Us by Rebekah Crane (novel)

    July 2020

    • Dangerous Goods by Sean Hill (poetry)
    • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (novel)
    • Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler with art by Maira Kalman (novel)
    • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (novel)
    • Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner (novel)

    June 2020

    • The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler (novel)
    • A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham (novel)
    • This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett (essays)

    May 2020

    • Actress by Anne Enright (novel)
    • The Book of V. by Anna Solomon (novel)
    • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (debut novel)
    • The Memory Room by Mary Rakow (debut novel)

    April 2020

    • To Lay to Rest Our Ghosts by Caitlin Hamilton Sumie (debut story collection)
    • Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich (novel)
    • The Sunken Town by Karen Nelson (manuscript/reread)
    • Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout (novel)

    March 2020

    • Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple (novel)
    • My Chinese America by Allen Gee (essays)
    • Listen to Me by Hannah Pittard (novel)

    February 2020

    • The Ladder by Alan Michael Parker (poetry)
    • Christmas in July by Alan Michael Parker (novel)
    • Unformed Landscape by Peter Stamm (novel)

    January 2020

    • News of Our Loved Ones by Abigail DeWitt (novel)
    • The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (novel)
    • Writers & Lovers by Lily King (novel/ARC)

    December 2019

    • The Art of Daring by Carl Phillips (craft)
    • I Married You For Happiness by Lily Tuck (novel)

    November 2019

    October 2019

    September 2019

    • Sara Berman’s Closet by Maira Kalman and Alex Kalman (art plus life)
    • I Am Peace by Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds (children’s book)
    • The Last Book Party by Karen Dukess (debut novel)

    August 2019

    • Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli (novel)
    • As a River by Sion Dayson (debut novel)

    July 2019

    • The Sunken Town by Karen Nelson (manuscript)
    • Maggie Terry by Sarah Schulman (novel)
    • Gone So Long by Andre Dubus III (novel)

    June 2019

    May 2019

    April 2019

    March 2019

    February 2019

    • Deep Creek by Pam Houston (memoir)
    • Becoming by Michele Obama (debut memoir)
    • Land of Fire by Mario Chard (debut poetry)

    January 2019

    • The Anna Papers by Ellen Gilchrist (novel/reread)
    • The Anna Papers by Ellen Gilchrist (novel/reread/yes I read it twice in January : )
    • The Electric Woman by Tessa Fontaine (debut memoir)

    December 2018

    November 2018

    • Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin (novel)
    • Dream House by Catherine Armsden (debut novel)

    October 2018

    • The Death of Fred Astair by Leslie Lawrence (essays)
    • Daybook by Anne Truitt (memoir)

    September 2018

    • The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai (novel)

    August 2018

    July 2018

    June 2018

    • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (novel)
    • Bad Kansas by Becky Mandelbaum (debut stories)

    May 2018

    April 2018

    • Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (novel)
    • Entire Dilemma by Michael Burkard (poetry)

    March 2018

    • Sirens by Joshua Mohr (memoir)
    • Spill by Kelle Groome (poetry)

    February 2018

    • The Untouched Minutes by Donald Morrill (nonfiction)
    • What My Last Man Did by Andrea Lewis (debut stories)

    January 2018

    • Devotion by Patti Smith (memoir)

    December 2017

    • Kinds of Love by May Sarton (novel)

    November 2017

    • The Rest of Life by Mary Gordon (novellas/reread)
    • The Beauty of the Husband by Anne Carson (fiction)

    October 2017

    • The Natural by Bernard Malamud (debut novel)
    • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (novel)

    September 2017

    • History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (debut novel)
    • An Absorbing Errand by Janna Malamud Smith (nonfiction)

    August 2017

    • Unforgivable Love by Sophfronia Scott (novel)
    • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (novel)

    July 2017

    • The Last Laugh by Lynn Freed (novel)
    • Harbors by Donald Quist (essays/memoir)
    • The Daylight Marriage by Heidi Pitlor (novel)

    June 2017

    • Vanishing Point by E.V. Legters (novel)
    • The Summer Book by Tove Jansson (novel)

    may 2017

    • The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti (novel)

    april 2017

    • Hourglass by Dani Shapiro (memoir)
    • Things Like the Truth by Ellen Gilchrist (essays)
    • Lost Wax by Jericho Parms (debut essays)

    march 2017

    • The Last Gift of Time: Life Beyond Sixty by Carolyn G. Heilbrun (essays)
    • Commonwealth by Ann Patchett (novel)
    • Mercy Songs by Kai Carlson-Wee and Anders Carlson-Wee (poetry)

    february 2017

    january 2017

    • The Other Side of the World by Stephanie Bishop (novel)
    • Felicity by Mary Oliver (poetry)

    december 2016

    • M Train by Patti Smith (memoir)
    • Her, Infinite by Sawnie Morris (debut poetry)
    • The Ranch by Pam Houston (memoir in manuscript)
    • The Clairvoyants by Karen Brown (novel)

    november 2016

    october 2016

    september 2016

    • Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed edited by Meghan Daum (essays)
    • Preliminary Report by Jon Davis (poetry)

    august 2016

    • I Mary You by John Ciardi (poetry)
    • Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff (novel)
    • Half Wild by Robin MacArthur (debut stories)

    july 2016

    • Simply Lasting: Writers on Jane Kenyon edited by Joyce Peseroff (essays)
    • The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan (debut novel)
    • The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida (novel)
    • Why We Came to the City by Kristopher Jansma (novel)

    june 2016

    • The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald (novel)
    • The Boys of my Youth by Jo Ann Beard (memoir)
    • Hamlet by William Shakespeare (play)
    • My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout (novel)

    may 2016

    • What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell (debut novel)
    • Girl Through Glass by Sari Wilson (debut novel)

    april 2016

    • A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion (novel)
    • They Could Live With Themselves by Jodi Paloni (debut stories)
    • Off Magazine Street by Ronald Everett Capps (debut novel)
    • The Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick (nonfiction)

    march 2016

    • A Well-Made Bed by Abby Frucht and Laurie Alberts (novel)
    • The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee (novel)

    february 2016

    • The Narrow Door by Paul Lisicky (memoir)
    • Marriage & Personal Development by Rubin Blanck and Gertrude Blanck (nonfiction)

    january 2016

    • The Fragile Bond by Augustus Y. Napier (nonfiction)
    • Casualties by Elizabeth Marro (debut novel)

    december 2015

    • Aftermath by Rachel Cusk (memoir)

    november 2015

    • Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen (essays)
    • The True Secrets of the Nile by Sarah Stone (debut novel)
    • As You Like It by William Shakespeare (play)

    october 2015

    • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (essay)
    • Citizen by Claudia Rankine (essays)

    september 2015

    august 2015

    • The Green Road by Anne Enright (novel)
    • Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (play)
    • Nom de Plume by Carmela Ciuraru (nonfiction)

    july 2015

    • A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (novel 736 pages!)
    • A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver (poetry)

    june 2015

    • The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips (debut novel)
    • The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit (nonfiction)
    • The Remedy for Love by Bill Roorbach (novel)

    may 2015

    • The First Bad Man by Miranda July (debut novel)
    • Henry V by William Shakespeare (play)

    april 2015

    • The Book of Nightmares by Galway Kinnell (poetry)
    • Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson (novel)
    • What Comes Next and How to Like it by Abigail Thomas (memoir)

    march 2015

    • Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (play)
    • The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother’s Memoir by Katrina Kenison (memoir)
    • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White (children’s book/reread)
    • Winter Hours by Mary Oliver (prose, prose poems, & poems/reread)
    • The Unvanquished by William Faulkner (novel)

    february 2015

    • Henry IV, Part Two by William Shakespeare (play)
    • Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay (essays)
    • Dream Work by Mary Oliver (poetry)
    • Island of Bones by Joy Castro (essays)
    • Our World by Mary Oliver (prose/poetry) and Molly Malone Cook (photographs)

    january 2015

    • History of the Rain by Niall Williams (novel)
    • The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare (play)
    • Rainey Royal by Dylan Landis (novel)

    december 2014

    • Nora Webster by Colm Toibin (novel)
    • Someone by Alice McDermott (novel)
    • Henry IV, Part One by William Shakespeare (play)

    november 2014

    • Animal, Mineral, Radical by BK Loren (essays)
    • Theft by BK Loren (debut novel)
    • The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (play)
    • Beasts of the Southern Wild and other stories by Doris Betts (stories)

    october 2014

    • Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann (novel)
    • The New Valley by Josh Weil (debut novellas)
    • The Woman Who Lost Her Soul by Bob Shacochis (novel)

    september 2014

    • Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes (young adult novel)
    • Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner (novel)

    august 2014

    • A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (play)
    • Bound by Antonya Nelson (novel)
    • Shepherd by Richard Gilbert (debut memoir)

    july 2014

    • Snow Hunters by Paul Yoon (novel)
    • Acts of God by Ellen Gilchrist (stories)
    • The Anna Papers by Ellen Gilchrist (novel/reread)

    june 2014

    may 2014

    • Richard II by William Shakespeare (play)
    • Sparta by Roxana Robinson (novel)
    • King John by William Shakespeare (play)
    • The Goldfinch by Donna Tart [771 pages!] (novel)

    april 2014

    • Love’s Labor’s Lost by William Shakespeare (play)
    • The Pat Boone Fan Club by Sue William Silverman (memoir)
    • Resuscitation of a Hanged Man by Denis Johnson (novel)

    march 2014

    • The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare (play)
    • Train Shots by Vanessa Blakeslee (debut stories)

    february 2014

    • Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III (linked novellas)
    • Mystery Ride by Robert Boswell (novel/reread)
    • Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare (play)

    january 2014

    • The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare (play)
    • The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante (novel)
    • The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante (debut novel)

    december 2013

    • Silverchest by Carl Phillips (poetry)
    • Small Change by Elizabeth Hay (linked stories)
    • Still Writing by Dani Shapiro (nonfiction)
    • Tumbledown by Robert Boswell (novel)

    november 2013

    • The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare (play)
    • Life Drawing by Robin Black (novel)

    october 2013

    • Return to Oakpine by Ron Carlson (novel)

    september 2013

    • Richard III by William Shakespeare (play)
    • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (novel)
    • Fobbit by David Abrams (debut novel)
    • The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman (debut novel)

    august 2013

    • Westerly by Will Schutt (poetry)
    • The Saddest Music Ever Written by Thomas Larson (nonfiction)
    • Henry VI, Part Three by William Shakespeare (play)

    july 2013

    • The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (debut novel)
    • Henry VI, Part One by William Shakespeare (play)
    • Henry VI, Part Two by William Shakespeare (play)

    june 2013

    • Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt (novel)
    • The Season of Open Water by Dawn Tripp (novel)
    • The Paper Anniversary by Joan Wickersham (novel)

    may 2013

    april 2013

    march 2013

    • Tenth of December by George Saunders (stories)
    • This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper (novel)

    february 2013

    • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (debut novel)
    • The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers (debut novel)
    • Reservation Road by John Burnham Schwrtz (novel)
    • Prosperous Friends by Christine Schutt (novel)

    january 2013

    • Seasons in Love by Dave Malone (poetry)
    • Glaciers by Alexis M. Smith (debut novel)
    • The News from Spain by Joan Wickersham (stories)
    • Train Dreams by Denis Johnson (novella)

    december 2012

    november 2012

    october 2012

    • A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter (novel)
    • Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed (letters)
    • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (debut novel)
    • Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins (stories)

    september 2012

    august 2012

    july 2012

    • Straight Man by Richard Russo (novel)
    • The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards (nonfiction)
    • The Infinite Tides by Christian Kiefer (novel/debut)
    • Unconventions by Michael Martone (craft)
    • Four for a Quarter by Michael Martone (book)
    • The Burning House by Paul Lisicky (novel)
    • Florida by Christine Schutt (novel)

    june 2012

    • Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese [658 pages!] (novel/debut)
    • Nobody Wakes Up Pretty by Diane Lefer (novel)
    • Into This World by Sybil Baker (novel)
    • Michael Martone by Michael Martone (fiction)
    • Best Words, Best Order by Stephen Dobyns (essays)
    • When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams (essays)
    • After This by Alice McDermott (novel)
    • The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson (novel/debut)

    may 2012

    • Normal People Don’t Live Like This by Dylan Landis (stories/debut)
    • The Education of Harriet Hatfield by May Sarton (novel)
    • The Art Lover by Carole Maso (novel)
    • The Bradshaw Variations (novel)
    • The Bradshaw Variations [nope, not a mistake–finished the last page and turned to the first to read it again] (novel/reread)
    • The Confessions of Edward Day by Valerie Martin (novel)

    april 2012

    march 2012

    • Contents May Have Shifted by Pam Houston (novel/reread)

    february 2012

    january 2012

    • Volt by Alan Heathcock (stories/debut)
    • Torch by Cheryl Strayed (novel/debut)

    december 2011

    • So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell (novel)
    • The Empty Family by Colm Toibin (stories)

    november 2011

    • An Actor Prepares by Constantin Stanislavski (nonfiction)
    • The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides (novel)
    • We The Animals by Justin Torres (novel/debut)

    october 2011

    • Notes Home From a Prodigal Son by Douglas Glover (essays)
    • The Court of Common Pleas by Alexandra Marshall (novel/reread)
    • The Gathering by Anne Enright (novel/reread)

    september 2011

    • No Place on Earth by Christa Wolf (novel)
    • The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa (novel)

    august 2011

    • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark (novel)
    • Siddhartha by Herman Hesse (novel/reread)
    • Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler (novel/reread)

    july 2011

    june 2011

    may 2011

    april 2011

    • This Won’t Take But A Minute, Honey by Steve Almond (essays and stories)
    • The Art of the Novel by Milan Kundera (craft)
    • A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit (essays)
    • Contents May Have Shifted by Pam Houston (novel)
    • Mother of Sorrows by Richard McCann (stories)

    march 2011

    • The Age of Grief by Jane Smiley (stories and a novella)
    • Aspects of the Novel by E. M. Forster (craft)
    • How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly by Connie May Fowler (novel)

    february 2011

    january 2011

    december 2010

    • Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler (novel)
    • Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (novel/did not finish)

    november 2010

    • Old Border Road by Susan Froderberg (novel/debut)
    • Evocative Objects edited by Sherry Turkle (essays)
    • Coming to Writing and Other Essays by Helene Cixous (essays)
    • By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham (novel)
    • Journeyman’s Wages by Clemens Starck (poetry)
    • Shakespearean Design by Mark Rose (craft)
    • Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout (novel/reread)

    october 2010

    • Jesus’ Son by Dennis Johnson (stories/reread)
    • Words Overflown by Stars edited by David Jauss (craft essays from the Vermont College of Fine Arts faculty)
    • The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler (novel)

    september 2010

    august 2010

    july 2010

    june 2010

    • Mrs. Somebody Somebody by Tracy Winn (stories/debut)
    • Rabbit, Run by John Updike (novel)
    • Where the God of Love Hangs Out by Amy Bloom (stories)

    may 2010

    • The Maytrees by Annie Dillard (novel/reread)
    • Imperfect Birds by Anne Lamott (novel)
    • Verging on the Pertinent by Carol Emshwiller (stories)

    april 2010

    march 2010

    • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard (nonfiction)
    • How Fiction Works by James Wood (craft)
    • The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty (stories)
    • Love in Mid Air by Kim Wright (novel/debut)

    february 2010

    • Love and Summer by William Trevor (novel)
    • Reasons to Live by Amy Hempel (stories)
    • Edinburgh by Alexander Chee (novel/debut)
    • Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace (essays)

    january 2010

    december 2009

    • Mentors, Muses, & Monsters edited by Elizabeth Benedict (essays)
    • The Signal by Ron Carlson (novel)

    november 2009

    • An Equal Stillness by Francesca Kay (novel/debut)
    • The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera (novel)
    • Things You Should Know by A. M. Homes (stories)

    october 2009

    • A Brief History of Time by Shaindel Beers (poetry)
    • Snoop by Sam Gosling (nonfiction)
    • A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore (novel)
    • The Sweet In-Between by Sheri Reynolds (novel)
    • poemcrazy by Susan Goldsmith Wooldrigde (craft)
    • wildlives by Monique Proulx (novel)

    september 2009

    • Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (novel)
    • Speak Low by Carl Phillips (poetry)

    august 2009

    july 2009

    • This is Water by David Foster Wallace (essay)
    • The Way to Write by John Fairfax and John Moat (craft)
    • The Best American Short Stories 2008 edited by Salman Rushdie (story anthology)

    june 2009

    may 2009

    april 2009

    march 2009

    • House of Light by Mary Oliver (poetry)
    • The Secret Currency of Love edited by Hilary Black (essays)
    • In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin (nonfiction)
    • Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates (novel/reread)

    february 2009

    january 2009

    december 2008

    november 2008

    october 2008

    september 2008

    august 2008

    july 2008

    june 2008

    • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers (novel/reread)
    • The Problem with Paradise by Lesley Dahl (novel/YA)
    • Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos (novel)
    • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (memoir)
    • Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje (novel)
    • Flight by Sherman Alexie (novel)
    • Late Wife by Claudia Emerson (poetry)

    may 2008

    • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (stories/linked)
    • Enduring Love by Ian McEwan (novel)
    • A Dangerous Age by Ellen Gilchrist (brand new novel!)
    • The Spy who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre (novel)

    april 2008

    • Animal Crackers by Hannah Tinti (stories/debut)
    • The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards (novel)
    • The Awakening by Kate Chopin (novel)
    • The Gateway by T. M. McNally (stories)
    • The Gathering by Anne Enright (novel)

    march 2008

    february 2008

    january 2008

    • Loving Frank by Nancy Horan (novel)
    • Five Skys by Ron Carlson (novel)
    • Ron Carlson Writes a Story by Ron Carlson (craft)
    • The Art of Subtext by Charles Baxter (craft)
    • Fugitive Blue by Dani Shapiro (novel)


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