Suggested Summer Reading

So, these are the suggestions from people via Facebook, this blog, and elsewhere. Mind you, I may not get to all of these books, but I'll certainly see if I can get a hold of a copy somewhere. Here it is:

Leslie Marmon Silko: Almanac of the Dead--currently reading.
Junot Diaz: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Jeffery Eugenides: Middlesex
Haruki Murakami: After Dark
Kelly Link: Stranger Things Happen
Ed. Michael Chabon: Best American Short Stories of 2005
Michael Ondaatje: Coming Through Slaughter
Ed Pavlic: Winners Have Yet To Be Announced
Adrian Matejka: Mixology
Daniel Chacon: Unending Rooms
Alice Sebold: Lovely Bones
Denise Duhamel: Ka-Chang!
Laure-Anne Bosselaar: Garage Sale
Beth Glylys: Bodies that Hum
Arundahti Roy: The God of Small Things
Peter McCabe: Butcher Boy
Karen Russell: St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves
Roberto Bolano: 2666
JG Ballard: Empire of the Sun
Alison Bechdel: Fun Home
Elias Canetti: Auto-da-Fe
Thom Gunn: Thom Gunn: Selected Poems
David Markson: The Last Novel
Richard Price: Lush Life
Jay Wright: Transfigurations
Laurie Sheck: Captivity
Felix Feneon: Novels in Three Lines
Haruki Marukami: Kafka on the Shore
Antonio Munoz Molina: Sepharad
Gerhard Richter: Writings 1961-1993
Jerzy Kosinski: Steps
Charles Johnson: Dreamer
David Markson: Wittgenstein's Mistress
Joe LeSueur: Digressions on Some Poems by Frank O'Hara
Ahron Appelfeld: Badenheim 1939
Nathaniel Mackey: Bass Cathedral
Janet Malcolm: In the Freud Archives
Nick Tosches: The Devil and Sonny Liston
Nick Tosches: Where Dead Voices Gather
bell hooks: Wounds of Passion
Raymon Queneau: Exercises in Style
Jacob Riis: How the Other Half Lives
Alan Dugan: Poems Seven
Kazuo Ohno: World from Without and Within
Rutu Modan: Exit Wounds
Paul Metcalf: Both
Ben Marcus: Notable American Women
W.G. Sebald: Austerlitz
Louise Erdrich: Master Butchers Singing Club
Douglas Coupland: JPod
LJ Davis: A Meaningful Life
Claire Hero: Sing, Mongrel
Attila Bartis: Tranquility
Catherine Bowman: The Plath Cabinet
Liz Waldner: Trust
Barbara Maloutas: The Whole Marie
Sheila Heti: Ticknor
Carmen Gimenez Smith: Odalisque in Pieces
Katherine Dunn: Geek Love
Craig Lesley: Burning Fence
Tom Philips: A Humument
Mahmoud Darwish: Memory for Forgetfulness
Yasunari Kawabata: Beauty and Sadness
Michael Ondaatje: In the Skin of a Lion
George Stewart: Names on the Land
Lawrence Weschler: Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees
Elfreide Jelinek: Anything by her *Thanks E.*
James Harms: After West
Fatima Mernissi: Dreams of Trespass
Jane Hirshfield: Nine Gates
Hayden Carruth: Collected Shorter Poems
Bert Meyers: In a Dybbuk's Raincoat
Patricia Smith: Blood Dazzler
Steve Lopez: The Soloist
Terry Tempest Williams: Finding Beauty in a Broken World
Tobias Wolff: Our Story Begins
James Conrad: Making Love to the Minor Poets of Chicago
Yannick Murphy: In a Bear's Eye
Roberto Bolano: Last Evenings on Earth
Jim Ottaviani and Leland Purvis: Suspended in Language: Niels Bohr's Life, Discoveries, and the Century He Shaped
Michael Connely: City of Bones
Octavia Butler: Kindred


Whew. Lots of books. We'll see which ones I get to. 32 books is an awful lot.


Sent the manuscript out this afternoon. Decided not to release version 3.0 this round. I think 3.0 still lacks crucial content.


Current Spin:

Eulogies. There ya go, Lee. ;-)

Oliver de la Paz