What I’m Reading

This is a list of books/notbooks/antibooks that I have read so far in 2021. Honestly, this section of the website is entirely for me. I am deeply suspicious of the amount of commitment Goodreads requires, and because this is semi-public, maybe shame will drive me to keep up with it. If you want to talk about any of these books LMK!

A Bell Curve is a Pregnant Straight Line by Vi Khi Nao
The Contortionist Whispers by Will Alexander
The Natural Mother of the Child by Krys Malcolm Belc
White Magic
by Elissa Washuta
FIDELITORIA: fixed of fluxed by Candice Wuehle
NO TIGER by Mika
Bone House by K-Ming Chang
Cosmogony by Lucy Ives
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by bell hooks
Selected Poems and Prose of Paul Celan (translated by John Felstiner)
Unbearable Splendor by Sun Yung Shin
Sisters by Daisy Johnson
Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures by Merlin Sheldrake
Wet Water Hill by Lily Duffy
TACT by Lily Duffy
Sweet Days of Discipline by Fleur Jaeggy (translated by Tim Parks)
Home Movie, Nowhere by Julia Madsen
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk (translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones)
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
The Drifting Classroom: Perfect Edition, Volume One by Kazuo Umezz
Hôtel Splendid by Marie Redonnet (translated by Jordan Stump)
Rose Mellie Rose by Marie Redonnet (translated by Jordan Stump)
Mother Body by Diamond Forde
Drowning in Beauty: The Neo-Decadent Anthology edited by Justin Isis and Daniel Corrick
The Nightgown & Other Poems by Taisia Kitaiskaia
Dissolving Classroom by Junji Ito
Shiver: Selected Stories by Junji Ito
The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker
The Low, Low Woods by Carmen Maria Machado and Dani
Blue Light of the Screen: On Horror, Ghosts, and God by Claire Cronin
Outgoing Vessel by Ursula Andkjær Olsen (translated by Katrine Øgaard Jensen)
Out of This World: The Surreal Art of Leonora Carrington by Michelle Markel and illustrated by Amanda Hall
The Gender Wheel: a story about bodies and gender for every body by Maya Christina Gonzalez
Rabbit Island by Elvira Navarro (translated by Christina MacSweeney)
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler
From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea by Kai Cheng how and illustrated by Kai Yun Ching & Was-Yant Li
Forever Valley by Marie Redonnet (translated by Jordan Stump)
Prepoems in Postspanish and Other Poems by Jorgenrique Aduoum (Translated by Katherine M. Hedeen and Víctor Rodríguez Núñez)
The Sluts by Dennis Cooper
Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family by Sophie Lewis
The House of the Tree of Sores by Paul Cunningham
Witchbody: A Graphic Novel by Sabrina Scott
The Selected Poems of Federico García Lorca (numerous translators!)
Neither by Airlie Anderson
The Vet’s Daughter by Barbara Comyns
SoundMachine by Rachel Zucker
Magic Dogs of the Volcanoes/Los Perros Magicos de los volcanos by Manilo Argueta
The Marbled Swarm by Dennis Cooper
Härte by Sade LaNay (I linked a review by Steven Dunn pubbed in TSKY Mag, bc I think it offers a really useful lense through which to approach this work)
Bluebeard’s First Wife by Ha Seong-nan (translated by Janet Hong)
Owl’s are Good at Keeping Secrets: An Unusual Alphabet by Sara O’Leary
Kindness Makes Us Strong by Sophie Beer
Loudermilk: Or, the Real Poet; Or, the Origin of the World by Lucy Ives