2022 Books

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  1. History of Sexuality, Vol 1 by Michel Foucault
  2. As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh by Susan Sontag
  3. The Right to Sex by Amia Srinivasan
  4. Zami by Audre Lorde
  5. Straight Man by Richard Russo
  6. Less by Andrew Sean Greer
  7. There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children Until They Moved Back In by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
  8. Everything you Know by Zoë Heller
  9. Gender and Our Brains by Gina Rippon
  10. Every Day Is For the Thief by Teju Cole
  11. Weather by Jenny Offil
  12. Motherhood by Sheila Heti
  13. Missing Time by Ari Brostoff
  14. Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes 
  15. Tristam Shandy by Laurence Sterne
  16. The Contrarian by Max Chavkin
  17. Ties by Dominico Starnone
  18. Sea State by Tabitha Lasley
  19. The Idiot by Elif Batuman 
  20. Either/Or by Elif Batuman
  21. Diary of a Seducer by Soren Kierkegaard  
  22. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
  23. The Code of the Woosters by PG Wodehouse
  24. The Possessed by Elif Batuman
  25. The Inimitable Jeeves by PG Wodehouse
  26. Even the Dogs by Jon McGregor
  27. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  28. Trick by Domenico Starnone
  29. Ravelstein by Saul Bellow
  30. A Good School by Richard Yates
  31. Collected Stories by Richard Yates
  32. Bolt from the Blue by Mary McCarthy
  33. Eichmann in Jerusalem by Hannah Arendt
  34. Easter’s Parade by Richard Yates
  35. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
  36. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  37. At the Bottom of the River by Jamaica Kincaid
  38. ATTENTION: Dispatches from a Land of Distraction by Joshua Cohen
  39. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  40. I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal
  41. Closely Watched Trains by Bohumil Hrabal
  42. Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal
  43. Memoirs of Catholic Girlhood by Mary McCarthy
  44. Total Fears by Bohumil Hrabal
  45. Wait Until Spring, Bandini by John Fante
  46. In My Fathers Court by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  47. Jiri Menzel and the History of Closely Watched Trains by Josef Skvorecky
  48. The Tender Barbarian by Bohumil Hrabal and Vladimir Boudnek
  49. The Company She Keeps by Mary McCarthy
  50. The English Understand Wool by Helen DeWitt
  51. Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal (reread)
  52. Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature by Robert Darnton 
  53. The True Deceiver by Tove Jansson 
  54. 91, 176 Words by Emmanuel Carrere 
  55. Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust 
  56. Reward System by Jem Calder 
  57. Nature Poem by Tommy Pico 
  58. Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age by Bohumil Hrabal 
  59. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  60. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark 
  61. Different: Gender Through the Eyes of a Primatologist by Frans de Waal 
  62. The Believers by Zoë Heller 
  63. An Introduction to American Literature by Jorge Luis Borges 
  64. In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West by Wendy Brown 
  65. Happening by Annie Ernaux 
  66. Mr. Norris Changes Trains by Christopher Isherwood 
  67. Simple Passion by Annie Ernaux 
  68. A Women’s Story by Annie Ernaux 
  69. In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower by Marcel Proust 
  70. Cutting it Short by Bohumil Hrabal 
  71. The Little Town Where Time Stood Still by Bohumil Hrabal 
  72. Fake Accounts by Lauren Oyler 
  73. The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith 
  74. Mr. Kafka and Other Tales from the Time of the Cult by Bohumil Hrabal 
  75. A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter 
  76. Busted in New York by Darryl Pinckney 
  77. Come Back in September by Darryl Pinckney 
  78. Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher 
  79. The Family Roe by Joshua Prager 
  80. Defenders of the Unborn: The Pro-Life Movement Before Roe V. Wade by Daniel K. Williams 
  81. Street Politics of Abortion by Joshua C. Wilson 
  82. Ripley Under Ground by Patricia Highsmith 
  83. Sleepless Nights by Elizabeth Hardwick 
  84. Ripley’s Game by Patricia Highsmith 
  85. The Dolphin Letters, edited by Saskia Hamilton 
  86. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  87. The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick
  88. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West
  89. Your Name Here by Helen DeWitt and Ilya Griedneff  
  90. Liberation Day by George Saunders 
  91. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West 
  92. The Sex Lives of African Women by Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah
  93. U and I by Nicholson Baker (reread) 
  94. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, trans. Anthony Briggs 
  95. Monkey Boy by Francisco Goldman  
  96. Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby
  97. The Mezzanine by Nicholson Baker
  98. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke (reread)
  99. Ulysses by James Joyce
  100. Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller 
  101. A Life’s Work by Rachel Cusk
  102. Death Comes to the Archbishop by Willa Cather 
  103. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  104. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  105. Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood
  106. Intimacies by Katie Kitamura
  107. Dubliners by James Joyce