In the Library

One of the reasons for starting this site was to keep track of my reading. Goodreads lets me do this, and I hung out on Goodreads for a while, but I wanted to publish longer posts, and have more control over and ownership of the writing and presentation. So here we are!

The images link to Amazon. There are also links to any reviews or commentaries on the book on this site.

Books In Progress
13 Ways of Looking at the Novel
Jane Smiley
A Mad Catastrophe
Geoffrey Wawro
Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America
David Hackett Fisher
Best American Short Stories 2014
Jennifer Egan
Literary Theory
Terry Eagleton
MFA vs NYC
Chad Harbach
The Civil War v.1
Shelby Foote
The Known World
Edward P. Jones
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Ann Patchett
Books Read
Kolyma Tales
Varlam Shalamov
completed 9/2013
Generations of Winter
Vasily Aksyonov
completed 4/2014
Writing the Siege of Leningrad
Cynthia Simmons
completed 9/2014
From Where You Dream: the Process of Writing Fiction
Robert Olen Butler
completed 10/2014
Independent People
Halldór Laxness
completed 10/2014
The House of Mirth
Edith Wharton
completed 11/2014
As I Lay Dying
William Faulkner
completed 12/2014
Tinkers
Paul Harding
completed 12/2014
How Fiction Works
James Wood
completed 1/2015
Noble Rot: Stories 1949-1988
Richard Stern
completed 1/2015
Young Stalin
Simon Sebag Montefiore
completed 1/2015
Bark
Lorrie Moore
completed 2/2015
The Alchemyst
Michael Scott
completed 2/2015
The Scorpio Races
Maggie Stiefvater
completed 2/2015
Thieves I've Known
Tom Kealey
completed 2/2015
Boy / Going Solo
Roald Dahl
completed 3/2015
Flags in the Dust
William Faulkner
completed 3/2015
Graceling
Kristin Cashore
completed 3/2015
Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories
Paul Theroux
completed 3/2015
They Were Counted
Miklós Bánffy
completed 3/2015
They Were Found Wanting
Miklos Banffy
completed 3/2015
The Red Badge of Courage
Stephen Crane
completed 4/2015
They Were Divided
Miklos Banffy
completed 4/2015
Nothing is True and Everything is Possible
Peter Pomerantsev
completed 5/2015
The Raven Boys
Maggie Stiefvater
completed 5/2015
When the World Was Steady
Claire Messud
completed 5/2015
Where I'm Calling From
Raymond Carver
completed 5/2015
A World Undone
G.J. Meyer
completed 7/2015
Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932
Francine Prose
completed 7/2015
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
Allan Gurganus
completed 7/2015
Reading Like a Writer
Francine Prose
completed 7/2015
Saint Maybe
Anner Tyler
completed 7/2015
How to Read and Why
Harold Bloom
completed 8/2015
The Art of the Novel
Milan Kundera
completed 8/2015
The Marquise of O and Other Stories
Heinrich von Kleist
completed 8/2015
Various Antidotes
Joanna Scott
completed 8/2015
Books To Read
Aspects of the Novel
E.M. Forster
Edge of Empires: A History of Georgia
Donald Rayfield
Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928
Stephen Kottkin