--non-fic--

biographies + memoirs

  • Virginia Woolf, Hermione Lee
  • Modern Nature, Derek Jarman
  • Heavy, Kiese Laymon
  • The Recovering, Leslie Jamison
  • Prairie Fires, Caroline Fraser
  • Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag, Sigrid Nunez
  • Into the Whirlwind, Eugenia Ginzburg
  • The Chronology of Water, Lidia Yuknavitch
  • London War Notes by Mollie Panter-Downes (Persephone Books)
  • Memories of a Catholic Girlhood by Mary McCarthy
  • Sargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas, Donna M. Lucey
  • By the Iowa Sea by Joe Blair
  • French Lessons: A Memoir by Alice Kaplan
  • Returning to Reims by Didier Eribon
oct 7 2016 ∞
jan 21 2023 +
  • Public Library by Ali Smith
  • All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
  • Ultramarine by Raymond Carver
  • The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Killers of the Dream by Lillian Smith
  • Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg
  • Autobiography of a Semiromantic Anarchist by mónica teresa ortiz
  • Chimes of a Lost Cathedral by Janet Fitch
  • Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • A Terrible Country by Keith Gessen
  • The Girl from the Metropol Hotel by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, trans. Anna Summers
  • The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst
  • There There by Tommy Orange
  • Children of the Land by Marcelo Castillo ...
jan 4 2020 ∞
dec 31 2020 +
  • Madison, WI
  • Chicago*
  • New Orleans
  • New York City*
  • Olympic National Park
  • Wyoming
  • North Carolina/Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • Belize
  • Brazil
  • Scotland
  • Ireland
  • England
  • Budapest
  • Vienna
  • Prague
  • Taiwan
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
jun 5 2016 ∞
feb 2 2022 +

States

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
aug 15 2010 ∞
aug 11 2022 +
  • The Idiot by Elif Batuman (reread)
  • Confusion by Elizabeth Jane Howard
  • The Spy Who Came In From the Cold by John Le Carré
  • The Journey by Sergio Pitol, trans. by George Henson
  • Earthly Signs: Moscow Diaries, 1917-1922 by Marina Tsvetaeva, ed. & trans. by Jamey Gambrell
  • Conversations with Joseph Brodsky by Solomon Volkov, trans. by Marian Schwartz
  • LOTE by Shola von Reinhold*
jan 2 2023 ∞
jan 27 2023 +
  • Possession by A. S. Byatt
  • The Journal of Henry David Thoreau, 1837-1861
  • The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson
  • The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy
  • The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway
  • Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi
  • Madensky Square by Eva Ibbotson
  • Evicted by Matthew Desmond
  • The Years by Annie Ernaux, trans. Alison L. Strayer
  • Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
  • The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
  • By Night in Chile by Roberto Bolaño, trans. Chris Andrews
  • My Mother Laughs by Chantal Akerman, trans. Corina Copp
  • Killing the Black Body by Dorothy Roberts
  • Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
jan 6 2021 ∞
jan 1 2022 +
  • Mean, Myriam Gurba
  • East of Eden, John Steinbeck
  • The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon
  • Beyond the Pale, Elana Dykewomon
  • The Diary of Virginia Woolf, Volume Three
  • The Diary of Virginia Woolf, Volume Four
  • Orlando, Virginia Woolf
  • Wise Children, Angela Carter
  • Call Me By Your Name, Andre Aciman
  • Marlena, Julie Buntin
  • Don't Call Us Dead, Danez Smith
  • Did You Ever Have a Family, Bill Clegg
  • The Parasites, Daphne Du Maurier
  • Another Brooklyn, Jacqueline Woodson
  • Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Marian, Ella Lyons
  • Upstream, Mary Oliver
  • Inventing the Truth: the Art and Craft of Memoir, ed. William Zinser
may 10 2018 ∞
jan 31 2021 +
  • The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien (reread)
  • Play It As It Lays, Joan Didion
  • Notes of a Native Son, James Baldwin
  • Inferno, Eileen Myles
  • If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Emily M. Danforth
  • The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin
  • Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit, Jaye Robin Brown
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Prep, Curtis Sittenfeld
  • On Beauty, Zadie Smith
  • Wild Swans, Jessica Spotswood
  • The Givenness of Things, Marilynne Robinson
  • Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful, Alice Walker
jan 4 2017 ∞
jan 1 2018 +
  • Beloved, Toni Morrison
  • Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
  • Cherry, Mary Karr
  • Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell
  • The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood
  • The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, E. Lockhart
  • Magical Thinking, Augusten Burroughs
  • The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
  • De Profundis, Oscar Wilde
  • The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde
  • Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown
  • Slouching Toward Bethlehem, Joan Didion
  • The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing
  • This Is How You Lose Her, Junot Diaz
  • Lit, Mary Karr
  • Just Kids, Patti Smith
  • Wildlife, Fiona Wood
  • The Faraway Nearby, Rebecca Solnit
jan 6 2015 ∞
jan 1 2016 +
  • Silence by Shūsaku Endō, trans. by William Johnston
  • A Fortune For Your Disaster: Poems by Hanif Abdurraqib
  • Country Music: Poems by Chelsea Harlan
  • The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews
  • Pretend We Live Here by Genevieve Hudson
  • Companions by Christina Hesselholdt, trans. by Paul Russell Garrett
  • Teaching a Stone to Talk by Annie Dillard
  • Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt (reread)
  • Dubliners by James Joyce
  • Garments Against Women by Anne Boyer
  • Marking Time by Elizabeth Jane Howard*
  • Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport
  • The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages ...
jan 5 2022 ∞
dec 31 2022 +
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith (reread)
  • Becoming, Michelle Obama
  • The Dream of a Common Language, Adrienne Rich
  • My Ántonia, Willa Cather
  • Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, William Finnegan
  • The Penderwicks At Last, Jeanne Birdsall
  • An Atlas of the Difficult World, Adrienne Rich
  • Exit West, Mohsin Hamid
  • Letters from Max, Sarah Ruhl & Max Ritvo
  • Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Robert Caro
  • Florida, Lauren Groff
  • The Stranger’s Child, Alan Hollinghurst
  • Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino
  • The Soccer War, Ryszard Kapuscinski
  • Passing, Nella Larsen
jan 3 2019 ∞
dec 31 2019 +
  • The Liars' Club, Mary Karr
  • We Were Liars, E. Lockhart
  • Two or Three Things I Know For Sure, Dorothy Allison
  • Bark, Lorrie Moore
  • Isla and the Happily Ever After, Stephanie Perkins
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J. K. Rowling (reread)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J. K. Rowling (reread)
  • What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Haruki Murakami
  • The Raven King, Maggie Stiefvater
  • Madness, Rack, and Honey, Mary Ruefle
  • The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach
  • Why Not Me?, Mindy Kaling
  • Music for Wartime, Rebecca Makkai
  • Gossip of the Starlings, Nina de Gramont
  • Leaving Home: A Collection of Lake Wobegon Stories, Garrison Keillor
jan 2 2016 ∞
may 25 2017 +
  • Bombay Bicycle Club - SXSW (03/2011)
  • The Civil Wars - Waterloo Records (07/2011)
  • Young the Giant - Stubb's (03/2012)
  • Ingrid Michaelson - Stubb's (05/2012)
  • First Aid Kit - ACL Fest (10/2012)
  • Ben Howard - ACL Fest (10/2012)
  • Florence + the Machine - ACL Fest (10/2012)
  • The Black Keys - ACL Fest (10/2012)
  • Regina Spektor - Bass Concert Hall (11/2012)
  • Ed Sheeran (opener) - Erwin Center (05/2013)
  • Taylor Swift - Erwin Center (05/2013)
  • Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes - Stubb's (09/2013)
  • Kelly Clarkson (opener) - Circuit of the Americas (09/2013)
  • Maroon 5 - Circuit of the Americas (09/2013)
aug 20 2012 ∞
jul 27 2022 +