What I’ve Read

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I don’t read the works of others during the time I am heavily into writing.  It’s a habit I’ve developed over the years and I am not sure why, or even that it needs to make sense.  Maybe it’s as simple as I don’t multitask easily.  A second part is that I write, revise, revise, revise, etc., so I’m a slow writer.  I do this with both short and longer pieces.  For this reason, good books are on the shelves for years before I get around to reading them.  Then I like knowing there’s always a good book waiting.  I read some books multiple times.  Conversations with Dorothy Allison is one that I go back to again and again, as a way of settling the unsettling nature of writing.

What I’ve Read: 2013-2014

  • The History of Vegas, Jodi Angel
  • Blasphemy, Sherman Alexie
  • The Girls Club, Sally Bellerose
  • Madhouse Fog, Sean Carswell
  • A Land More Kind Than Home, Wiley Cash
  • Conversations with Dorothy Allison, Mae Miller Claxton, Editor
  • The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg
  • Round House, Louise Erdrich
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Ben Fountain
  • Hell at the Breech, Tom Franklin
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, Tom Franklin
  • The Body Language Advantage, Lillian Glass
  • Death of the Liberal Class, Chris Hedges
  • In the River Sweet, Patricia Henley
  • The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey
  • Corpus Christi, Bret Anthony Johnston
  • Naming the World, Bret Anthony Johnston
  • What Work Is, Phillip Levine
  • Red Audrey and the Roping, Jill Malone
  • The Dry Grass of August, Anna Jean Mayhew
  • Home, Toni Morrison
  • Dead Man Walking, Sister Helen Prejean
  • The Cove, Ron Rash
  • The World Made Straight, Ron Rash
  • Brothers:  The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, David Talbot
  • We The Animals, Justin Torres
  • All the King’s Men, Robert Penn Warren
  • Salvage the Bones, Jesmyn West
  • The Maid’s Version, Daniel Woodrell
  • Winter’s Bone, Daniel Woodrell