Books read in 2015

Favourites

Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life by James Daschuk
The Devil Finds Work by James Baldwin
State of Grace by Joy Williams
The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
In the Pines by Alice Notley
The Other Side: A Memoir by Lacy M. Johnson
With My Dog Eyes by Hilda Hilst
The Sad Passions by Veronica Gonzalez Peña
The Mineral Palace by Heidi Julavits
Zong! by M. NourbeSe Philip
Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa by Antjie Krog
Last Words from Montmartre by Qiu Miaojin
Love Hotel by Jane Unrue
Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky by David Connerley Nahm
The Place of Scraps by Jordan Abel
The Sacred Night by Tahar Ben Jelloun
For Anatole’s Tomb by Stéphane Mallarmé
The Incorruptible Flesh: Bodily Mutation and Mortification in Religion and Folklore by Piero Camporesi
But Some Of Us Are Brave: All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men: Black Women’s Studies by Akasha Gloria Hull, Patricia Bell Scott, Barbara Smith (Editors)
Jane: A Murder by Maggie Nelson
Corregidora by Gayl Jones
Southern Horrors and Other Writings: The Anti-Lynching Campaign of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1900 by Ida B Wells

& the rest

The Foreign Legion by Clarice Lispector
Killing Us Quietly: Native Americans and HIV/AIDS by Irene S. Vernon
Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life by James Daschuk
41 Shots… And Counting: What Amadou Diallo’s Story Teaches Us about Policing, Race, and Justice by Beth Roy
How to Escape from a Leper Colony by Tiphanie Yanique
But Some Of Us Are Brave: All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men: Black Women’s Studies by Akasha Gloria Hull, Patricia Bell Scott, Barbara Smith (Editors)
Jane: A Murder by Maggie Nelson
Young God by Katherine Faw Morris
This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible by Charles E. Cobb Jr.
The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara
Corregidora by Gayl Jones
The Poetics of Slumberland by Scott Bukatman
The Reluctant Empress by Brigitte Hamann
Anger: The Unauthorized Biography of Kenneth Anger by Bill Landis
Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis by Alexis Coe
Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli
The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures by Phoebe Gloeckner
The Hounds of No by Lara Glenum
The World of Gwendolyn Brooks by Gwendolyn Brooks
For Anatole’s Tomb by Stéphane Mallarmé
The Incorruptible Flesh: Bodily Mutation and Mortification in Religion and Folklore by Piero Camporesi
Teatro Grottesco by Thomas Ligotti
The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami
The Uses of Enchantment by Heidi Julavits
On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss
The Vanishers by Heidi Julavits
A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride
Ana Histroic by Daphne Marlatt
H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald
Binary Star by Sarah Gerard
Sitt Marie Rose by Etel Adnan
Rose Mellie Rose by Marie Redonnet
Forever Valley by Marie Redonnet
The Origin of the Brunists by Robert Coover
Hotel Splendid by Marie Redonnet
Speedboat by Renata Adler
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
Ways of Going Home by Alejandro Zambra
The Missing Pieces by Henri Lefebvre
Distant View of a Minaret and Other Stories by Alifa Rifaat
Ongoingness: The End of a Diary by Sarah Manguso
Welcome to Our Hillbrow by Phaswane Mpe
The Sacred Night by Tahar Ben Jelloun
The Dark Child by Camara Laye
Murambi, The Book of Bones by Boubacar Boris Diop
Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky by David Connerley Nahm
The Bell Witch: An American Haunting by Brent Monahan
Air Carnation by Guadalupe Muro
The Place of Scraps by Jordan Abel
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch
The Severed Head: Capital Visions by Julia Kristeva
North End Love Songs by Katherena Vermette
Tin House: Fantastic Women by Aimee Bender (Editor)
The Strange Case of Rachel K by Rachel Kushner
The Sand Child by Tahar Ben Jelloun
This Blinding Absence of Light by Tahar Ben Jelloun
Kilodney Does Shakespeare, and other stories by Lorette C. Luzajic
Last Words from Montmartre by Qiu Miaojin
Love Hotel by Jane Unrue
Sphinx by Anne Garréta
Malignant Humors by Crad Kilodney
The Pemmican Eaters by Marilyn Dumont
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Black, Brown, & Beige: Surrealist Writings from Africa and the Diaspora by Franklin Rosemont (Editor)
Pitch Dark Renata Adler
She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks by M. NourbeSe Philip
Zong! by M. NourbeSe Philip
Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante
Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa by Antjie Krog
Death is Not an Option by Suzanne Rivecca
Gutshot by Amelia Gray
Radical Love by Fanny Howe
Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit
The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch
The Birth of Tragedy and The Case of Wagner by Friedrich Nietzsche
I, Little Asylum by Emmanuelle Guattari
Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B Wells-Barnett
To the Wedding by John Berger
The Memphis Diary of Ida B Wells-Barnett
Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963 by Susan Sontag
The Last Report on the Miracles of No Horse by Louise Erdrich
The Mineral Palace by Heidi Julavits
In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods by Matt Bell
The Little Black Book of Griselidis Real: Days and Nights of an Anarchist Whore
Living in the End Times by Slavoj Žižek
Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Sandcastle by Iris Murdoch
The Sad Passions by Veronica Gonzalez Peña
In Defense of Lost Causes by Slavoj Žižek
The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
Voyage in the Dark by Jean Rhys
Madness and Revolution: The Lives and Legends of Theroigne De Mericourt by Elisabeth Roudinesco
Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy (Southern Reach, #1-3) by Jeff VanderMeer
The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch
No One by Gwenaëlle Aubry
Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys
The Parallax View by Slavoj Žižek
The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G.K. Chesterton
How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America by Kiese Laymon
Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann
Karate Chop by Dorthe Nors
With My Dog Eyes by Hilda Hilst
Islands of Decolonial Love by Leanne Simpson
All the Roads Are Open: The Afghan Journey by Annemarie Schwarzenbach
On Being Blue by William H. Gass
The Cancer Journals by Audre Lorde
The Country Road by Regina Ullmann
Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera
Negroes with Guns by Robert F. Williams
A Haunted House and Other Short Stories by Virginia Woolf
The Other Side: A Memoir by Lacy M. Johnson
Consider Her Ways by Frederick Philip Grove
The Vet’s Daughter by Barbara Comyns
McGlue by Ottessa Moshfegh
In the Pines by Alice Notley
Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan
Life Among the Qallunaat by Mini Aodla Freeman
Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton (Editors)
Alma, The Dead Woman by Alice Notley
The Femicide Machine by Sergio Gonzalez Rodriguez
Capitalism: A Ghost Story by Arundhati Roy
Phedre by Jean Racine
Vertigo by Joanna Walsh
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
RUR and the Insect Play by Josef and Karel Capek
The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky
The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante
The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud
The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
State of Grace by Joy Williams
Chelsea Girls by Eileen Myles
The Drowning Girl by Caitlin R Kiernan
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
Blue Octavo Notebooks by Franz Kafka
Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes
The Trumpets of Jericho by Unica Zurn
Holy Terrors: Thinking About Religion After September 11 by Bruce Lincoln
Ban en Banlieue by Bhanu Kapil
The Devil Finds Work by James Baldwin
Dark Spring by Unica Zurn
The Colonial Harem by Malek Alloula
Yearning: race, gender and cultural politics by bell hooks
Southern Horrors and Other Writings: The Anti-Lynching Campaign of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1900 by Ida B Wells
Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing by Hélène Cixous

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