Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Books

Here are all the books I read in 2014. My goal was to read more books than I had read the year before, and I made it by 3 books. Coming soon: the list of my favorites for the year.

1. Antigone, by Sophocles
2. The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage Through Alzheimer's, by Jeanne Murray Walker
3. In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods, by Matt Bell
4. Second Sky: Poems, by Tania Runyan 
5. Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood
6. The Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood
7. A Year of Biblical Womanhood, Rachel Held Evans
8. Madd Addam,  Margaret Atwood
9. Children of God, Mary Doria Russell
10. All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood, Jennifer Senior
11. The Naked Now: Learning to See As the Mystics See, Richard Rohr
12. The Bookman's Tale, Charlie Lovett
13. Ender's Shadow, Orson Scott Card
14. The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
15. Clangings, Steven Cramer
16. The Position, Meg Wolitzer
17. Shadow of the Hegemon, Orson Scott Card
18. Churches, Kevin Prufer
19. Ghost House, Hannah Notess
20. Running with Scissors, Augusten Burroughs
21. Four Seasons West of the 95th Meridian, Nathaniel Hansen
22. Shadow Puppets, Orson Scott Card
23. Books: A Living History, Martyn Lyones
24. Mezzanines, Matthew Olzmann
25. Married at Fourteen, Lucille Lang Day
26. The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls
27. The Husband's Secret, Liane Moriarty
28. Shadow of the Giant, Orson Scott Card
29. Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes, Poems, Kerrin McCadden
30. Dry, Augusten Burroughs
31. Prep, Curtis Sittenfeld
32. The Last Days of California, Mary Miller
33. The Virgins, Pamela Ehrens
34. The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Fine Funerals, Wendy Jones
35. You Should Have Known, Jean Hanff Korelitz
36. Glitter Bomb, Aaron Belz
37. Tapestry of Fortunes, Elizabeth Berg
38. Chickens in the Road, Suzanne McMinn
39. My Age of Anxiety, Scott Stussel
40. The Gum Thief, Douglas Coupland
41. The Memory Palace: A Memoir, Mira Bartok
42. Wool, Hugh Howey
43. The Obituary Writer, Ann Hood
44. The Visionist, Rachel Urquhart
45. The Art of Spiritual Writing, Vinita Hampton Wright
46. Cloud of Ink, L.S. Klatt
47. The Scenic Route, Binnie Kirshenbaum
48. Hope's Boy, Andrew Bridge
49. Holding on Upside Down: The Life and Work of Marianne Moore, Linda Leavall
50. The Bookstore, Deborah Meyler
51. My Salinger Year, Joanna Rakoff
52. The End of the Affair, Graham Greene
53. A Long Way Gone, Ishmael Beah
54. Shadows in Flight, Orson Scott Card
55. How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky, Lydia Netzer
56. The Frame Called Ruin, Hadara Bar-Nadav
57. This Boy's Life, Tobias Wolff
58. Glitter and Glue, Kelly Corrigan
59. Under the Wide and Starry Sky, Nancy Horan
60. The Naked Now, Richard Rohr
61. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas
62. The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
63. The Vacationers, Emma Straub
64. Life After Life, Kate Atkinson
65. Shotgun Lovesongs, Nickolas Butler
66. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
67. Jesus Land, Julia Scheeres
68. First Impressions, Charlie Lovett
69. Mrs. Poe, Lynn Cullen
70. The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection, Michael Harris
71. Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm, Mardi Link
72. Leap, Claire Bateman
73. Leaving Time, Jodi Picoult
74. California, Edan Lepucki
75. Book Business: Publishing Past, Present, and Future, Jason Epstein
76. Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety, Daniel Smith
77. Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion
78. Large White House Speaking, Mark Irwin
79. Girl in Translation, Jean Kwok
80. The Bookshop, Penelope Fitzgerald

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

My new chapbook, A Dictionary of Theories, which won the Friends of Poetry chapbook contest for Michigan authors, is now available for purchase on PayPal. Please click the button to the left to order.