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 the fact that this is semi-public means that maybe shame will drive me to keep up with it. If you want to talk about any of these books with me LMK!


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
Prepoems in Postspanish and Other Poems by Jorgenrique Aduoum
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