Year in Reading

December 13, 2015

A Year in Reading: Edan Lepucki 4

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Midway through the book, I thought, These books are so…female. I feel like…I’m sucking on a tampon.

December 13, 2015

A Year in Reading: Nick Ripatrazone 1

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A great anthology will happily and humbly exist in the service of its writers, and will appreciate when readers put the collection down and seek more and more of the words that truly stir them. I’m thankful for such an experience twice in a single year.

December 13, 2015

A Year In Reading: Claire Cameron 0

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Yanagihara’s novel has fueled conversations across four social networks, five countries, and countless years of friendship. That’s more than enough to count as my book of the year.

December 12, 2015

A Year in Reading: Matt Seidel 4

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This year’s unifying theme for me was “teeth,” or maybe it just seemed that way because, thanks entirely to my wife, I finally got on a dental insurance plan.

December 12, 2015

A Year in Reading: Tess Malone 1

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The books I found myself drawn to this year were tales of strong creative women who didn’t give a damn about what other people thought.

December 12, 2015

A Year in Reading: Hannah Gersen 0

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I read a galley of this book in February. When I first started reading it, I thought: This is the book I’ve been waiting for. And then I thought: I should review it. And then: No, I love it too much.

December 11, 2015

A Year in Reading: Dave Cullen 0

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Lucia Berlin was my mentor. She’s suddenly a sensation, but died 11 years ago, a virtual unknown.

December 11, 2015

A Year in Reading: Jaquira Díaz 1

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I finished it and then texted a bunch of friends to tell them about it and then immediately re-read it because DAMN it was just that good.

December 11, 2015

A Year in Reading: Julia Alvarez 3

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Would that we could do in the world what a book like this does in the imagination: create such baffling complex beauty that we are believers again in our power to infuse the world with more sweetness, more light.

December 11, 2015

A Year in Reading: Justin Taylor 10

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This isn’t one of those essays where the white dude beats his chest and offers a putative mea culpa that sounds like a fraternity chant and actually doesn’t say anything except Pay more attention to me. I hate those fucking essays.