Tuesday, December 31, 2019

49 of the 50 books I finished in 2019, in chronological order, plus audiobooks


Paper Books


The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading (2018) — Edmund White
The Word Pretty (2018) — Elisa Gabbert
Fashion Climbing: A Memoir with Photographs (2018) — Bill Cunningham
L'Heure Bleue, or The Judy Poems (2016) — Elisa Gabbert
Two Serious Ladies (1943) — Jane Bowles
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk (2017) — Kathleen Rooney
Conan Doyle for the Defense: The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, 
     a Quest for Justice, and the World's Most Famous Detective Writer (2018) — 
     Margalit Fox
Hogs Wild: Selected Reporting Pieces (2016) — Ian Frazier
Slutever: Dispatches from a Sexually Autonomous Woman in a Post-Shame World 
     (2018) — Karley Sciortino
Butcher's Crossing (1960) — John Williams
Blaming (1976) — Elizabeth Taylor
I Wrote This Book Because I Love You (2018) — Tim Kreider
Shell Game (2018) — Jordan Davis
Future Sex (2015) — Emily Witt
Night Thoughts (2017) — Wallace Shawn
Housekeeping (1980) — Marilynne Robinson
Fort Not (2017) — Emily Skillings
The Blue Flower (1995) — Penelope Fitzgerald
Talkativeness (2014) — Michael Earl Craig
Outline (2014) — Rachel Cusk
New York, 1960 (2016) — Barry Gifford
Surrounded by Friends (2015) — Matthew Rohrer
Cape May (2019) — Chip Cheek
Phantoms (2019) — Christian Kiefer
Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places (2016) — Colin Dickey
The Arrangements (2018) — Kate Colby
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present (2019) 
     — David Treuer
Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary (2016) — Joe Jackson
The Catherine Wheel (1952) — Jean Stafford
Swimming to Cambodia (1985) — Spalding Gray
Black Elk Speaks (1932) — Black Elk and John G. Neihardt
The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living (2001) — Joseph M. Marshall III
The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn: A Lakota History (2007) — Joseph M. 
     Marshall III
Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto (1969) — Vine Deloria Jr.
Little Big Man (1964) — Thomas Berger
The Bushwhacked Piano (1971) — Thomas McGuane
Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier 
     (2013) — Tom Kizzia
The Witches: Salem, 1692 (2015) — Stacy Schiff
Mrs. Caliban (1982) — Rachel Ingalls
Portrait Inside My Head (2013) — Phillip Lopate
Heroic Measures (2009) — Jill Ciment
The Ghost Clause (2019) — Howard Norman
A Fair Maiden (2010) — Joyce Carol Oates
The Pisces (2018) — Melissa Broder
Straying (2018) — Molly McCloskey
Late Fame (1895, unpublished until 2014) — Arthur Schnitzler
Amazons: An Intimate Memoir by the First Woman Ever to Play in the National 
     Hockey League (1980) — Cleo Birdwell (Don DeLillo)
Normal People (2018) — Sally Rooney
As in Every Deafness (2003) — Graham Foust


Audiobooks


The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn — 
     Nathaniel Philbrick
Lincoln's Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln's Image — 
     Joshua Zeitz
Carry On, Jeeves — P.G. Wodehouse
Travels in Siberia — Ian Frazier
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War — Nathaniel Philbrick
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex — Nathaniel Philbrick
So, Anyway... — John Cleese
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania — Erik Larson
Blood Moon: An American Epic of War and Splendor in the Cherokee Nation 
     — John Sedgwick
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette 
     — Hampton Sides
Avid Reader: A Life — Robert Gottlieb
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a 
     President — Candice Millard
Hitler: Ascent: 1889 – 1939 — Volker Ullrich
Into the Wild — Jon Krakauer
Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's 
     Tragic Quest for Primitive Art — Carl Hoffman
Sunburn — Laura Lippman
Then Again — Diane Keaton
Einstein: His Life and Universe — Walter Isaacson
The Dinner — Herman Koch
Early Work — Andrew Martin*

*Listened to mostly while asleep, thankfully