2021 books

I have seen a couple of people post what they read this year. So, being the follower that I am, I decided to post my list. I read constantly, some books I have been reading for years, and have never finished, but am still reading off and on. Some books I stop reading for various reasons: I lose interest, I lose the book in the house somewhere, the book gets shelved, I get bored, I know where it is going, the writing is just too pathetic to continue. Here is the list of books I finished (from beginning to end) this year. I stress finished, because this is not a complete list of what I have been reading. The pictures are current book piles around the house I am reading from.

Fantasyland—Kurt Anderson

Bestiary—Guillaume Apollinaire

Educated—Tara Westover

The Historians (twice)—Eavan Boland 

Poetry as Insurgent Art— Ferlinghetti 

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

At the Existentialist Cafe—-Sarah Blakewell

An Indigenous People’s’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Under the Dome: walks with Paul Celan by Jean Daive

Norma Jean Baker of Troy by Anne Carson 

The selected poems of Wendell Berry

Living Nations, Living Words edited and selected by Joy Harjo

An Unnecessary Woman—Rabid alameddine

Selected Poems of Guiseppe Ungaretti

Jimmy’s Blues by James Baldwin (selected poems)

How to be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Stone Lyre, poems by Rene Char

An Oresteia (Aiskhylos, Sophocles, Euripides) translated by Anne Carson

Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror by John Ashbery

Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee

Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward

First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

Finna by Nate Marshall (twice)

Debths by Susan Howe 

Dark City by Charles Bernstein 

The Essential Jim Harrison, by Jim Harrison

Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X Kendi and Keisha N Blain 

The Big Seven by Jim Harrison

Goldenrod by Maggie Smith

Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith

Glottal Stop by Paul Celan

Asylum by Jill Bialosky

The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster by Richard Brautigan

After Ikkyu by Jim Harrison

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