October 2018 reading

Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project

Rachel Cusk, In The Fold

Massimo Carlotto, The Fugitive

Jon Finson, The Voices That Are Gone: Themes in 19th-Century American Popular Song

Jonathan Lethem, The Feral Detective

Leroi Jones, Blues People

Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

Rachel Cusk, The Bradshaw Variations

Samuel Beckett, Stories and Texts for Nothing

Charity Scribner, Requiem for Communism

Joan Murray, Drafts, Fragments, and Poems

Jacques Barzun, Simple and Direct

Michael P. Lynch, True to Life: Why Truth Matters

John Haskell, I Am Not Jackson Pollock

September 2018 reading

Laurence Bergreen, As Thousands Cheer: The Life of Irving Berlin

Sarah Weinman, The Real Lolita

Burton Peretti, The Creation of Jazz

Erika Staiti, The Undying Present

Noam Chomsky, What Kind of Creatures Are We?

John Ryan, The Production of Culture in the Music Industry: The ASCAP-BMI Controversy

Amy Newman, Dear Editor

August 18 reading

Sam Harris, Free Will

Jenny Xie, Eye Level

Ed Pavlic, Who Can Afford to Improvise?: James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listeners

Mark Golub, Is Racial Inequality Unconstitutional?

Anthony Trollope, The Way We Live Now

Sandra Jean Graham, Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Harry Mathews, The Solitary Twin

Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

C.B. Macpherson, The Political Theory of Possessive Individualism: Hobbes to Locke

Sara Nicholson, The Living Animal

Isaac Goldberg, Ragtime to Swingtime, the Story of the House of Witmark

July 2018 reading

Janet Malcolm, Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession

Laura Jaramillo, 29 Waters (chapbook)

Richard L. Schur, Parodies of Ownership: Hip-Hop Aesthetics and Intellectual Property Law

Justin Jamil, Exchangeable Bonds

Russell Sanjek, From Print to Plastic: Publishing and Promoting America's Popular Music (1900-1988)

Russell Sanjek, American Popular Music and Its Business: The Nineteenth Century (the half I didn't read last month)

Asad Haider, Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump

James Davies, Stack

Robert Walser, Girlfriends, Ghosts, and Other Stories

Andrew Levy, Don't Forget to Breathe

June 2018 reading

Elena Rivera, Scaffolding

Joy Metta, Was the Buddha a Shaman?

Kevin Young, The Grey Album

L.P. Hartley, Mrs. Carteret Receives & Other Stories

Scalapino, Day Ocean State of Stars' Nights: Poems and Writings 1989 & 1999-2006

Charles Johnson, Turning the Wheel

Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Russell Sanjek, American Popular Music and Its Business, v. 2 (2nd half only, covering 1865-1909)

Betsy Fagin, All Is Not Lost

John Stammers, Panoramic Lounge-Bar

The Singer-Songwriter Handbook, ed. Justin A. Williams and Katherine Williams

Eileen Myles, Snowflake/Different Streets

Doris Willens, Lonesome Traveler: The Life of Lee Hays