Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Books I Want to Read (January 2024)

These are some of the books I want to read...

Zero-Sum: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates 

Future Feeling by Joss Lake 


Outrage Machine: How Tech Amplifies Discontent, Disrupts Democracy—And What We Can Do About It by Tobias Rose-Stockwell 


Excavations by Hannah Michell  


The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions by Peter Brannen  


Search History by Eugene Lim 


This Exquisite Loneliness: What Loners, Outcasts, and the Misunderstood Can Teach Us about Creativity by Richard Deming  


The Heartbreak Years: A Memoir by Minda Honey 


The Upstate by Lindsay Turner 


The Writing Life by Annie Dillard 


Rental Person Who Does Nothing by Shoji Morimoto  


Rogue by Mona Awad


Cities of the Red Night by William S. Burroughs  


The Guild of Saint Cooper by Shya Scanlon 


I Didn’t See It Coming by William E. Jones 


Art Monsters: Unruly Bodies in Feminist Art by Lauren Elkin 


Vengeance Is Mine by Marie NDiaye


The Young Man by Annie Ernaux


No Crying in Baseball: The Inside Story of A League of Their Own: Big Stars, Dugout Drama, and a Home Run for Hollywood by Erin Carlson  


Nox by Anne Carson 


A Starlet’s Secret to a Sensational Afterlife by Kendall Kulper 


A Matter of Appearance: A Memoir by Emily Wells 


Shy by Max Porter 


Abortion: A Personal Story, A Political Choice by Pauline Harmange  


What’s Eating Us: Women, Food, and the Epidemic of Body Anxiety by Cole Kazdin 


The Thick and the Lean by Chana Porter 


Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond 


Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life (10th Anniversary Edition) by Dani Shapiro 


Your Driver Is Waiting by Priya Guns 


Up with the Sun by Thomas Mallon 


Lives of the Wives: Five Literary Marriages by Carmela Ciuraru 


Weathering: The Extraordinary Stress of Ordinary Life in an Unjust Society by Arline T. Geronimus


Without Children: The Long History of Not Being a Mother by Peggy O’Donnell Heffington 


Exalted by Anna Dorn 


Pleasure and Efficacy: Of Pen Names, Cover Versions, and Other Trans Techniques by Grace E. Lavery 


Lessons from an American Stoic: How Emerson Can Change Your Life by Mark Matousek 


A Liberated Mind: How to Pivot Toward What Matters by Steven C. Hayes 


literally show me a healthy person by Darcie Wilder 


The Novelist by Jordan Castro  

I hope everyone had a happy holiday season. I posted some pictures of me with my nephews from Thanksgiving Day (11/23/2023) here.

Looking forward to the long weekend!

P.S. I definitely recommend this essay which you can read here. It was published in 2019, but for some reason, I didn't come across it until sometime in 2023. After reading it, I made a note that it is a must-read.