2019 reading list

  1. Chandler, The Little Sister
  2. West, A Cool Million
  3. Dostoevsky, The Karamazov Brothers (Avsey translation)
  4. Weiner, Legacy of Ashes
  5. Beevor, Ardennes 1944
  6. Ford, Joseph Conrad: A Personal Remembrance
  7. Anonymous, Lazarillo de Tormes (Stavans translation)
  8. Thomson, Why Acting Matters
  9. Boullosa & Wallace, A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the “Mexican Drug War”
  10. Quammen, The Chimp and the River
  11. Sabatini, Captain Blood
  12. Conrad, The Arrow of Gold
  13. Lawton, Black Out
  14. Sayers, Gaudy Night
  15. Radiguet, The Devil in the Flesh (Moncrieff translation)
  16. Simenon, Maigret Afraid (Duff translation)
  17. Naipaul, Among the Believers
  18. Thomson, Sleeping with Strangers: How the Movies Shaped Desire
  19. Dunne, Monster: Living Off the Big Screen
  20. Hanson, The Case for Trump
  21. Keefe, Say Nothing
  22. Murray, Bloody Sunday
  23. Naipaul, S., Journey to Nowhere
  24. Mailer, The Fight
  25. Naipaul, S. North of South
  26. DeLillo, Falling Man
  27. Dworkin, Last Days at Hot Slit
  28. Mann, Joseph and His Brothers (Lowe-Porter and Woods translations)
  29. Kipling, Kim
  30. Sayers, Strong Poison
  31. Harris, Cari Mora
  32. Kipling, Captains Courageous
  33. Rooney, Conversations with Friends
  34. Priest, An American Story
  35. Beevor, The Battle of Arnhem
  36. Hersh, The Samson Option
  37. Sayers, Have His Carcase
  38. Orner, Am I Alone Here?
  39. Updike, The Coup
  40. Benfey, If: The Untold Story of Kipling’s American Years
  41. Brandt, I Heard You Paint Houses
  42. Maugham, Ashenden
  43. Stone, Outerbridge Reach
  44. Pynchon, Against the Day
  45. Schwartz, Off the Map: Freedom, Control, and the Future in Michael Mann’s Public Enemies
  46. Hazzard, The Transit of Venus
  47. Zink, Doxology
  48. Greene, The Heart of the Matter
  49. Lerner, Leaving the Atocha Station
  50. DeLillo, The Body Artist
  51. French, The Witch Elm
  52. Lerner, The Topeka School
  53. Mailer, The Armies of the Night

(updated 16 October 2019)