Every Book I Read in 2016

Below is every single book and zine I read in 2016. An * denotes a book read during a previous year and reread in 2016.


Bookmobiles in America by Orto Ortwein (2015)

Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting by Eilon Paz (2015, Ten Speed Press)

Freefall: A True Story by William and Marilyn Mona Hoffman (St. Martin’s Press, 1990)

Girls Will Be Boys: Cross-Dressed Women, Lesbians, and American Cinema by Laura Horak (Rutgers University Press, 2016)

The Best Beer in the World: One Man’s Global Search for the Perfect Pint by Mark Dredge (CICO, 2015)

So Sad Today: Personal Essays by Melissa Broder (Grand Central Publishing, 2016)

The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band by Michelle Cruz Gonzalez (PM Press, 2016)

Suburban Gospel by Mark Beaver (Hub City Press, 2016)

Keepers of Valor: Lakeboats, Lifesavers, and Lighthouses by Wes Oleszewski (Avery Color Studios, 2000)

The Beer Geek’s Handbook: Living a Life Ruled by Beer by Patrick Dawson (Storey Publishing, 2016)

The Great Beers of Belgium by Michael Jackson (Lannoo Publishers, 2007)

Riverine by Angela Palm (Graywolf Press, 2016)

Tornado Watch #211 by John G. Fuller (William Morrow, 1987)

Good Beer Guide Belgium by Tim Webb (CAMRA Books, 2014)

Lambicland by Tim Webb (Cogan & Mater, 2010)

Forward by Abby Wambach (Dey Street Books, 2016)

When Nobody Was Watching: My Hard-Fought Journey to the Top of the Soccer World by Carli Lloyd (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016)

Dancers After Dark by Jordan Matter (Workman Publishing, 2016)

The Brewer’s Tale: A History of the World According to Beer by William Bostwick (W.W. Norton, 2014)

The Complete Beer Course by Joshua M. Bernstein (Sterling Epicure, 2013)

Oh Beautiful Beer: The Evolution of Craft Beer and Design by Harvey Shepard (Countryman Press, 2015)



Fast Machine by Elizabeth Ellen (Short Flight Long Drive, 2012)

Damnificados by JJ Alomoro Wilson (PM Press, 2016)

The Story of God by Chris Matheson (Pitchstone Publishing, 2015)

You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman (Harper, 2015)

Travelers Rest by Keith Lee Moris (Little, Brown, & Co, 2016)

The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory by Stacy Wakefield (Akashic, 2014)

Sweetgirl by Travis Mulhauser (Ecco, 2016)

Dubliners by James Joyce (Grant Richards Ltd., 1914)

Square Wave by Mark De Silva (Two Dollar Radio, 2016)

Hide by Matthew Griffin (Bloomsbury, 2016)

Locust House by Adam Gnade (Pioneers  Press, 2016)

Scuffians: Tales of Better Sodomites by Hal Duncan (Lethe Press, 2015)

Rumrunners by Eric Beetner (280 Steps, 2015)

Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman (HarperCollins, 2016)

Worthy by Lisa Birnbaum (Dzanc Books, 2016)

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016)

Unnatural Creatures edited by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins, 2013)

Some Go Hungry by J. Patrick Redmond (Akashic Books, 2016)

October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween edited by Richard Chizmar & Robert Morrish (Cemetery Dance, 2002)

Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones (William Morrow, 2016)

Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge (Tor Books, 2007)

How To Set a Fire and Why by Jesse Ball (Pantheon, 2016)

Only the Dead Know Burbank by Bradford Tatum (Harper Perennial, 2016)

The Mothers by Brit Bennett (Riverhead, 2016)

The Girls by Emma Cline (Random House, 2016)

The Nix by Nathan Hill (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016)

Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn (Alfred A. Knopf, 2016)



Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems by Robin Coste Lewis (Knopf, 2015)

How Fire Is a Story, Waiting by Melinda Palacio (Tia Chucha, 2012)

Post Human by Nate Pritts (A Minor Press, 2016)

Notes on the Assemblage by Juan Felipe Herrera (City Lights, 2015)

Abandoned Homeland by Jeff Gundy (Bottom Dog Press, 2015)

Window Left Open by Jennifer Grotz (Graywolf Press, 2016)

*Dark Sparkler by Amber Tamblyn (Harper Perennial, 2015)

15 Ways to Stay Alive by Daphne Gottlieb (Manic D Press, 2011)

Constellarium by Jordan Rice (Orison Books, 2016)

The Woman Who Married a Bear by Tiffany Midge (University of New Mexico Press, 2016)

Bright Dead Things by Ada Limon (Milkweed Editions, 2015)

Galvanized: New and Selected Poems by Leland Kinsey (Green Writers Press, 2016)

Spine by Carolyn Guinzio (Parlor Press, 2016)

How the End Begins by Cynthia Cruz (Four Way Books, 2016)

Waiting Room by Jennifer Zilm (Book Thug, 2016)

Divorce Procedures for the Hairdressers of a Metallic and Inconstant Goddess by Justin Isis (Snuggly Books, 2016)

The Black Maria by Aracelis Girmay (BOA Editions, 2016)

Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong (Copper Canyon Press, 2016)

Fuchsia by Mahtem Shiferraw (University of Nebraska Press, 2016)

Portrait of the Future with Trapdoor by Elizabeth Onusko (Red Paint Hill, 2016)

Look by Solmaz Sharif (Graywolf Press, 2016)

Witch Hunt by Juliet Escoria (Lazy Fascist Press, 2016)

So Much Synth by Brenda Shaughnessy (Copper Canyon Press, 2016)

Animal Purpose by Michelle Y. Burke (Ohio University Press, 2016)

Bestiary by Donika Kelly (Graywolf Press, 2016)

There Now by Eamon Grennan (Graywolf Press, 2016)

Two Worlds Exist – Yehoshua November (Orison Books, 2016)

Ruin by Cynthia Cruz (Alice James Books, 2006)

Swan Feast by Natalie Eilbert (Coconut Poetry, 2015)

Blackacre by Monica Youn (Graywolf Press, 2016)

Bringing the Shovel Down by Ross Gay (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011)

The New Testament by Jericho Brown (Copper Canyon Press, 2014)

Wastelands by Julia Eff (Crapandemic, 2015)



How To Be a Good Zine Citizen by Carrie Colpitts and Liz Mason 

The Vellum Underground, Number 3 by David LaBounty 

I Don’t Know How to Help You by Jessie Duke 

Final Girls by Bethy Squires

I Was a Teenage Satanist by Julia Eff

Brothers and Sisters I Am an Atomic Bomb by Julia Eff

Let’s Wreck Their Precious Perfect Little Town by Julia Eff

The World Is Big Enough Without You by Julia Eff

Every Thug Is a Lady: Adventures with Non-Gender by Julia Eff

Muchacha: Issue 5 – Brown Queen by Daisy Salinas

Laid: Stuff I Wish I’d Known About Sex Before I Started Having It by Sarah Rose

The Popcorn Farm

Cuspian, No. 1

Us Amazonians

Manic Ogre Nightmare Girl by Lex

The Kitchen Witch’s Guide to Rosemary

Heavy Creatures by Milo Gallagher and Emma Post

A Field Guide to the American Sasquatch by David Norman

Every Day Failures Issue #1 by Sarah B.

All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues by Julia Eff

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