2018 Books

A year in reading:

Memoir

  • THE SECRETS WE KEPT, Krystal Sital
  • ANTS AMONG ELEPHANTS, Sujatha Gidla
  • OLIVE WITCH, Abeer Hoque
  • THE SONG POET, Kao Kalia Yang
  • AFTERGLOW, Eileen Miles
  • CRAZY IN THE KITCHEN, Louise DeSalvo
  • FAULT LINES, Meena Alexander
  • ALL YOU CAN EVER KNOW, Nicole Chung
  • THE PIG IN THE AIR, Alex Lockwood
  • BECOMING, Michelle Obama

Essays

  • ONE DAY WE’LL  ALL BE DEAD AND NONE OF THIS WILL MATTER, Sacchi Koul
  • HOW TO WRITE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL, Alexander Chee
  • NOT THAT BAD, edited by Roxane Gay
  • WRITING FOR ANIMALS, edited by John Yunker
  • CALL THEM BY THEIR NAMES, Rebecca Solnit
  • THE SECOND BODY, Daisy Hilyard
  • HOUSE OF SORROWS, Louise DeSalvo
  • THE HOME PLACE, J. Drew Lanham

Fiction

  • CHEMISTRY, Weike Wang
  • EXOTIC STORIES FOR PUNJABI WIDOWS, Balli Kaur Jaswal
  • THOUGH I GET HOME, YZ  Chin
  • HUMAN ACTS, Han Kong
  • THE INCENDIARIES, R.O. Kwon. 
  • LITTLE FIRES EVERWHERE, Celeste Ng
  • EDINBURG, Alexander Chee
  • RED CLOCKS, Leni Zumas
  • THERE THERE, Tommy Orange
  • THE FRIEND, Sigred Nunez
  • SHADOW CHILD, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto
  • IMMIGRANT MONTANTA, Amitava Kumar
  • FRIDAY BLACK, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
  • DISORIENTAL, Négar Djavadi

Poetry

  • CITIZEN, Claudia Rankine
  • THE CARRYING, Ada Limon
  • WHEREAS, Layli Long Soldier
  • ART OF LOSING, edited by Kevin Young

Nonfiction/Reportage

  • Environmental History of the Calanques
  • RISING, Elizabeth Rush
  • LES DIPLOMATES, Baptiste Morizot
  • EAGER, Ben Goldfarb
  • IPCC REPORT
  • WRITING A WAY OF HEALING, Louise DeSalvo
  • THE POISONED CITY, Anna Clarke
  • NAME ME A WORD, edited by Meena Alexande
  • RAGE BECOMES HER, Soraya Chemaly
  • ELOQUENT RAGE, Brittany Cooper
  • HIDDEN FIGURES, Margot Lee Shetterley
  • DEATH OF TRUTH, Michiko Kakutani
  • BLOOD PAPA, Jean Hatzfeld




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