Books I Loved In 2017 & What's On My Shelf For 2018

2017 Favorites

  • South And West, Joan Didion
  • Sex Object, Jessica Valenti
  • When Women Were Birds, Terry Tempest Williams
  • Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen
  • Clothes Clothes Clothes, Music Music Music, Boys Boys Boys—Viv Albertine (she has a new memoir out this year, which I eagerly await.)
  • I always read the yearly Best American Travel Writing anthology, and this year also read the Best American Science & Nature Writing.
  • A book I wanted to love, but didn't: Devotion, by Patti Smith. 
  • A book I finally finished after starting and abandoning two years ago: The Anthropology of Turquoise, by Ellen Meloy

2018 Bookshelf

Late to the party on most of these but finally digging in.

  • The Sarah Book, Scott McLanahan
  • Pulphead, John Jeremiah Sullivan
  • Against Everything, Mark Greif
  • Negroland, Margo Jefferson
  • Brain On Fire, Susannah Callahan
  • Barbarian Days, William Finnegan
  • Meet Me In The Bathroom, Lizzie Goodman
  • Music for Chameleons—Truman Capote
  • River Hymns, Tyree Daye