Off the Clock Reading 2017

Here’s a list of everything I read for pleasure in 2017. I’ve put them in order of excellence, which for me means 1) literary or political significance 2) artistic accomplishment 3) enjoyment.

Lawrence Sterne, Tristram Shandy
Mohsin Hamid, Exit West
Matthew Desmond, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer
Jesmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones
Emily Ruskovich, Idaho
George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo
Jesmyn Ward, Sing Unburied Sing
Lidia Yuknavitch, The Book of Joan
Jeff Vandermeer, Borne
Samantha Schweblin, Fever Dream
Jeff Jackson, Mira Corpora
Otessa Moshfegh, Homesick for Another World
Barbara Browning, The Gift
Dan Chaon, Ill Will
Kim Stanley Robinson, New York 2140
Siri Hustvedt, The Blazing World
Cixin Liu, The Three Body Problem (Rememberance of Earth’s Past)
Helen DeWitt, Lightning Rods
Tom McCarthy, Satin Island (Reread)
Naomi Alderman, The Power
Catherine Lacey, The Answers
Alissa Nutting, Made for Love
Michael Chabon, Moonglow
Matthew Weiner, Heather, the Totality
Paul LaFarge, The Night Ocean
Pete Hamill, A Drinking Life
Tim Murphy, Christadora
Alana Massey, All the Lives I Want: Essays About My Best Friends Who Happen to Be Famous Strangers
J.D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy
Mary Gaitskill, Somebody With a Little Hammer
Robert Rapino, D’Arc
Steve Erickson, Shadowbahn