books I read in 2020, 2021, and 2022

Might as well get caught up, I guess.


1. Yann Martel, Self
2. Carol Shields, The Republic of Love
3. D.A. Lockhart, The Gravel Lot That Was Montana
4. Nadia Hashimi, When the Moon is Low
5. Bernard Assiniwi, The Beothuk Saga (trans. Wayne Grady)
6. Claire Messud, The Emperor’s Children
7. Lynne Kutsukake, The Translation of Love
8. Shyam Selvadurai, Cinnamon Gardens
9. Jonathan Clements, The Samurai: A New History of the Warrior Elite
10. Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart
11. Gil Courtemanche, A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali
12. André Alexis, Childhood
13. Ian McEwan, Black Dogs
14. JT Leroy, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things
15. Tony Kushner, Angels in America
16. Angela Carter, The Passion of New Eve
17. George Sansom, A History of Japan to 1334
18. Waubgeshig Rice, Moon of the Crusted Snow
19. Emily St John Mandel, The Glass Hotel
20. Shane Neilson, New Brunswick
21. Cherie Dimaline, The Marrow Thieves
22. George Sansom, A History of Japan 1334-1615
23. Zhang Wei, The Ancient Ship
24. Sarah Moss, Ghost Wall
25. M. G. Vassanji, The Assassin’s Song
26. Susan Choi, Trust Exercise
27. Sophie Mackintosh, Blue Ticket
28. Peter Høeg, The History of Danish Dreams
29. Haruki Murakami, Killing Commendatore
30. T.C. Boyle, Tooth and Claw
31. Heather O’Neill, Daydreams of Angels
32. Miriam Toews, Summer of My Amazing Luck
33. Haruki Murakami, Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
34. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun
35. Haruki Murakami, 1Q84
36. Sarah Moss, Cold Earth
37. Desmond Cole, The Skin We’re In
38. Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Idiot
39. Rob Spillman (ed.), Gods and Soldiers: The Penguin Anthology of Contemporary African Writing
40. Carmen Maria Machado, Her Body and Other Parties
41. Sarah Waters, Fingersmith
42. Natsuo Kirino, Out
43. Amos Tutuola, The Palm-Wine Drinkard
44. Michael Chekhov, A Tale About Lies and How Swiftly They Spread Across the Earth
45. Thomas King, The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America
46. Amos Tutuola, Feather Woman of the Jungle


1. Merilyn Simonds, Gutenberg’s Fingerprint
2. Umberto Eco, Baudolino (re-read)
3. Jay Rubin (ed.), The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories
4. Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase
5. Angela Davis, Woman, Race, & Class
6. Laura Pursell, Bone China
7. Michel Basilières, Black Bird
8. Idra Novey, Those Who Knew
9. Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (re-read)
10. Arthur Manual and Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson, Unsettling Canada
11. Sean Michaels, Us Conductors
12. Shauna Singh Baldwin, What the Body Remembers
13. Rudy Rucker, As Above, So Below
14. Orlo Miller, The Donnelys Must Die
15. Flannery O’Connor, Wise Blood (re-read)
16. Guy Vanderhaeghe, The Last Crossing
17. Yejide Kilanko, Daughters Who Walk This Path


1. Colm Tóibín, Bad Blood: A Walk Along the Irish Border
2. Casey Plett, A Safe Girl to Love
3. G.B. Sansom, Japan: A Short Cultural History
4. Josh Weil, The Great Glass Sea
5. André Alexis, The Hidden Keys
6. Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries
7. Casey Plett, A Dream of a Woman
8. Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, The Mushroom at the End of the World
9. Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash
10. Russen Hoban, Riddley Walker
11. Jane Urquhart, The Night Stages
12. Anita Amirrezvani, Equal of the Sun
13. Jamen Gould Cozzens, The Just and the Unjust
14. Flannery O’Connor, The Violent Bear it Away
15. José Saramago, Journey to Portugal
16. Colm Tóibín, Brooklyn
17. Carol Shields, Swann (re-read)
18. José Saramago, The Cave (re-read)
19. Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Water Dancer
20. Umberto Eco, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana (re-read)
21. Colm Tóibín, Nora Webster
22. Carol Shields, The Box Garden
23. Kim Fahner, Emptying the Ocean
24. Drew Hayden Taylor, Take Us To Your Chief

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