1. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

2. Made for Love by Alyssa Nutting


3. Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights and Murder in the Jazz Age by Kevin Boyle

4. Work by Bud Smith

5. Footnotes: How Running Makes Us Human by Vybar Cregan-Reid


6. The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy



1. The Great Santini by Pat Conroy

2. Birds of a Lesser Paradise by Megan Mayhew Bergman


3. Always Happy Hour by Mary Miller


4. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

5. The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler

6. Nora Webster by Colm Toibin

7. Euphoria by Lily King


8. Outsider Art by Daniel Wojcik

9. The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel

10. Detroit Resurrected by Nathan Bomey

11. The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock

12. Running with Joy by Ryan Hall


13. The Sleeping World by Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes

14. Detroit in Detroit by Francesca Berardi

15. The Book of Joshua by Zachary Schomburg

16. How to Be Alone by Jonathan Franzen

17. Self Help by Lorrie Moore

18. Remember Me Like This by Bret Anthony Johnston

19. The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai


20. Train Dreams by Denis Johnson

21. No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthty

22. Mercy 6 by David Bajo

23. The Man Without a Face by Masha Gessen

24. I'm So Fine by Khadijah Queen

25. The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead


26. The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer


27. The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore by Jared Yates Sexton

28. The Last Shot by Darcy Frey

29. What Made Maddy Run by Kate Fagan


30. The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson

31. The Sarah Book by Scott McClanahan

32. Vintage Sadness by Hanif Abdurraqib

33. The Blueprint by Jason Lloyd


34. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid


35. Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash


36. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

37. Basketball (And Other Things) by Shea Serrano

2016 Reading Log


1. Pulphead by Jeremiah Sullivan

2. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro

3. The Farmacist by Ashley Farmer


4. Crossbones by Nuruddin Farah

5. Spectator by Kara Candito


6. The Ecstasy of Influence by Jonathan Lethem

7. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


8. Find Me by Laura VanDenBerg

9. Maybe Mermaids & Robots Are Lonely by Matthew Fogarty

10. New American Stories by Ben Marcus (ed.)

11. Running Away by Robert Andrew Powell

12. Radio Iris by Anne-Marie Kinney

13. Erratic Fire, Erratic Passion by Jeff Parker


14. The Jordan Rules by Sam Smith

15. Edinburgh by Alexander Chee

16. Rift by Kathy FIsh and Robert Vaughn

17. Man. v. Nature by Diane Cook


18. The Big Book of Exit Strategies by Jamaal May


19. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

20. Boys Among Men by Jonathan Abrams

21. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


22. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

23. The Throwback Special by Chris Bachelder


24. A General Theory of Oblivion by Jose Eduardo Agualusa

25. [insert] boy by Danez Smith


26. i be, but i ain't by Aziza Barnes

27. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

28. Fantasy by Ben Fama


29. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.






2015 Reading Log


1. Motor City Burning by Bill Morris

2. Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill

3. Beyond Katrina by Natasha Trethewey

4. Scarecrone by Melissa Broder

5. Reimagining Detroit by John Gallagher

6. Dopefiend by Donald Goines

7. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

8. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng


9. Running the Rift by Naomi Bernard

10. The Art of the Novel by Milan Kundera

11. Pastoralia by George Saunders

12. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami 


13. Say Nice Things About Detroit by Scott Lasser

14. The Ticking is the Bomb by Nick Flynn

15. The First Bad Man by Miranda July

16. allegiance by francine j. harris

17. There Must Be Some Mistake by Frederick Barthelme

18. Wastoid by Mathias Svalina

19. The Great Man by Kate Christensen 

20. Incarnadine by Mary Szybist

21. 52 Pickup by Elmore Leonard

22. The Natural by Bernard Malamud

23. Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates


24. Open City by Teju Cole

25. This Boring Apocalypse by Brandi Wells


26. On Such A Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee

27. What Work Is by Philip Levine

28. Who Will Run The Frog Hospital? by Lorrie Moore

29. Prelude to Bruise by Saeed Jones

30. Mr. West by Sarah Blake

31. The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison

32. We The Animals by Justin Torres

33. End Zone by Don DeLillo

34. Last Call in the City of Bridges by Salvatore Pane

35. How to Get Into the Twin Palms by Karolina Waclawiak

36. I Will Love You For the Rest of My Life by Michael Czyzniejewski

37. 10:04 by Ben Lerner

38. Bluets by Maggie Nelson


39. The Distance From the Heart of Things by Ashley Warlick

40. Today I Am A Book by xTx

41. Mezzanines by Matthew Olzmann

42. Your Presence is Requested at Suvanto by Maile Chapman

43. The Best American Sports Writing 2012 ed. Michael Wilbon

44. Scrapper by Matt Bell

45. Seam by Tarfia Faizullah

46. The World’s Largest Man by Harrison Scott Key


47. All the Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

48. The Turner House by Angela Flournoy

49. We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

50. Between the World and Me by Ta-nehisi Coates

51. Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay

52. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

53. The Road by Cormac McCarthy


54. The Invaders by Karolina Waclawiak

55. Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger

56. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

57. Against Football by Steve Almond

58. Ghost Box Revolution in Cadillac, Michigan by Rosie Forrest


59. Irritable Hearts: A PTSD Love Story by Mac McClelland

60. Racing the Rain by John L. Parker, Jr.

61. Marathon Man by Bill Rodgers

62. Once a Runner by John L. Parker, Jr.


63. A Cure for Suicide by Jesse Ball

64. Loving Day by Mat Johnson

65. The Art of Time in Fiction by Joan Silber


66. The New and Improved Romie Futch by Julia Elliott

67. Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor

68. The Lower Quarter by Elise Blackwell

69. The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons


70. Two Hours by Ed Caesar

71. The Breaks of the Game by David Halberstam


2014 Reading Log


1. Forty Stories by Donald Barthelme

2. Tampa by Alissa Nutting

3. Don’t Let Me Be Lonely by Claudia Rankine

4. Hill William by Scott McClanahan

5. Pause Button by Kevin Davies

6. Spectacle by Susan Steinberg

7. Speckled Flowers by Russ Woods

8. The Man With Night Sweats by Thom Gunn

9. There Will Be No More Good Nights Without Good Nights by Laura van den Berg

10. Floater by Kate Bernheimer

11. The Last Days of California by Mary Miller

12. Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror by John Ashbery


13. Praying Drunk by Kyle Minor

14. The Master Letters by Lucie Brock-Broido

15. A Little More About Me by Pam Houston

16. Lake of Earth by William VanDenBerg

17. Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino


18. Bringing the Shovel Down by Ross Gay

19. This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

20. Birds of America by Lorrie Moore

21. Moon Deluxe by Frederick Barthelme

22. The Vagrants by Yiyun Li

23. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

24. Mother Ghost by Casey Hannan

25. Effacement by Elizabeth Arnold


26. Once A Runner by John L. Parker, Jr.

27. A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

28. Gold Boy, Emerald Girl by Yiyun Li

29. Videotape by Andrew Zawacki

30. Middle Passage by Charles Johnson

31. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

32. Brewster by Mark Slouka

33. The Girl in the Flammable Skirt by Aimee Bender

34. Horse in the Dark by Vievee Francis

35. The Man Suit by Zachary Schomburg

36. Ghost Machine by Ben Mirov

37. Time’s Arrow by Martin Amis

38. Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry by Elizabeth McCracken

39. Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


40. Again to Carthage by John L. Parker, Jr.

41. The Hartford Book by Sam Amadon

42. On Becoming A Novelist by John Gardner

43. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

44. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

45. An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

46. Why Did I Ever by Mary Robison

47. Notes from No Man’s Land by Eula Biss


48. Quarry Light by Claudia Smith

49. The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht


50. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

51. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

52. Destruction Myth by Mathias Svalina

53. What is the What by Dave Eggers


54. Fjords Vol. I by Zachary Schomburg

55. Every Kiss A War by Leesa Cross-Smith

56. The Book of Joshua by Zachary Schomburg

57. Scary, No Scary by Zachary Schomburg

58. Lunch Poems by Frank O’Hara

59. Art & Fear: Observations On The Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles & Ted Orland

60. How to Catch a Coyote by Christy Crutchfield


61. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

62. Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff

63. The Circus in Winter by Cathy Day

64. The Mindful Writer by Dinty W. Moore

65. An Unfinished Score by Elise Blackwell

66. Preparing the Ghost by Matthew Gavin Frank

67. The Singing Fish by Peter Markus

68. Against Football by Steve Almond


69. Punch by Ray McManus

70. The Long Falling by Keith Ridgway

71. The Dead Father by Donald Barthelme

72. Down by the River by Edna O’Brien

73. The Lost Land by Eavan Boland

74. North by Seamus Heaney


75. If on a winter’s night a traveler by Italo Calvino

76. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach


77. On Immunity by Eula Biss

78. Citizen by Claudia Rankine

79. Meat Heart by Melissa Broder

80. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

81. The Art of Subtext by Charles Baxter

82. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

83. A Detroit Anthology ed. Anna Clark


2013 Reading Log


1. The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

2. Wild by Cheryl Strayed

3. Cowboys Are My Weakness by Pam Houston

4. Tenth of December by George Saunders

5. How We Are Hungry by Dave Eggers


6. The Best American Short Stories 2012

7. Billie the Bull by xTx 

8. I Am Holding Your Hand by Myfawny Collins

9. The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

10. Soul of a Citizen by Paul Loeb


11. Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson

12. The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht

13. Eeeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin

14. In the Land of the Free by Geoffrey Forsyth

15. Shampoo Horns by Aaron Teel

16. Lost on Planet China by J. Maarten Troost

17. Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day by Ben Loory

18. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett


19. I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying by Matthew Salesses

20. White Noise by Don Delillo

21. Deliverance by James Dickey

22. Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins

23. Could You Be With Her Now by Jen Michalski


24. Escapologies by Matthew Burnside

25. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

26. Crapalachia: A Biography of Place by Scott McClanahan

27. Suddenly, a Knock at the Door by Etger Keret


28. Bed by Tao Lin

29. Taipei by Tao Lin

30. We Live In Water by Jess Walter

31. Kamby Bolongo Mean River by Robert Lopez

32. Hiroshima by John Hersey

33. The Writer’s NotebookCraft Essays from Tin House

34.In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods by Matt Bell

35. The Romance of the Thin Man and the Fat Lady by Robert Coover


36. A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li

37. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

38. Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollack

39. The Art of Fiction by John Gardner


40. Monogamy Songs by Gregory Sherl

41. McTeague by Frank Norris


42. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley


43. Whatever Don’t Drown Will Always Rise by Justin Lawrence Daughtery

44. The Book of Goodbyes by Jillian Weise

45. Infinity’s Jukebox by Matthew Burnside

46. One Hundred Apocalypses (And Other Apocalypses) by Lucy Corin


47. Light in August by William Faulkner

48. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

49. Hum by Jamaal May

50. Big World by Mary Miller

51. Nightwood by Djuna Barnes


52. Sixty Stories by Donald Barthelme

53. Fables for Our Time by James Thurber

54. Flash Fiction Forward eds. James Thomas & Robert Shapard

55. Motherfucking Sharks by Brian Allen Carr

56. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez