Books Read in 2018

An Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton

How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

Sense and Style by Steven Pinker

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

So Lucky by Nicola Griffith

Skullcrack City by Jeremy Robert Johnson

Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente


The Novel: An Alternative History by Steven Moore

Final Programme The Cornelius Quartet 1 by Michael Moorcock

Ice by Anna Kavan

Origamy by Rachel Armstrong – One of the weirdest books I’ve read in a long time. Spectacular. Awesome. Thought-provoking. Some clunky writing, but overall well worth my time.

Trouble Boys The True Story of the Replacements by Bob Mehr – Well done bio about crafting art in the midst of tragedy, most (but not all) of which is self-inflicted.

Shadow Country A New Rendering of the Watson Legend by Peter Matthiessen – Engaging historical fiction. Worthwhile if Florida history is your thing.

Art Of The Novel by Milan Kundera – Collection of essays. Some better than others.

Every Time We Meet at the Dairy Queen, Your Whole Fucking Face Explodes by Carlton Mellick III – Mellick has a gift.

Wild Storm Volume 1 by Warren Ellis, Jon Davis Hunt – meh

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Intro for people unfamiliar with feminism.

Envy of Angels: A Sin Du Jour Affair by Matt Wallace – Fun and entertaining read.

Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander – Loved this book!


The Three-Body Problem: Remembrance of Earths Past #1 by Cixin Liu, Ken Liu – A few neat ideas, but not really my kind of book.

The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin – I liked this better than I expected. Looking forward to reading the next two volumes. Great characterization and world-building.

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor – I’ll read anything by Okorafor. She. Is. Fantastic.