Reading

Books I’m reading for pleasure—plus articles and other online media I liked.

Last updated 8/29/15

book log:

Current: One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik, Asne Seierstad

Ten most recently read: Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates; The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, Joel Dicker; The Elementary Particles, Michel Houellebecq; The Story of a New Name, Elena Ferrante; The Blazing World, Siri Hustvedt; The Secret History of Las Vegas, Chris Abani; The Mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy; The Rosie Effect, Graeme Simsion; Mister Blue, Jacques Poulin; Preparation for the Next Life, Atticus Lish

recommended reads (most recent at the top):

– The empire of edge (New Yorker)
– The CEO whisperer (Fortune)
– Before the law (New Yorker)
– Donald Antrim and the art of anxiety (NYT mag)
– Wrong answer (New Yorker)
– One of a kind (New Yorker)
– Diagnose this (Harper’s)
– Old school: The DJ Peter Rosenberg (New Yorker)
– How to fail in business while really, really trying (Fortune)
– The new king of chess (New Yorker)
– Postscript: Peter Kaplan (New Yorker)
– Dirty Medicine (Fortune)
– Up all night (New Yorker)
– The Hanging (Atlantic)
– Here is what happens when you cast Lindsay Lohan in your movie (NYT mag)
– The lives they lived: Adam Yauch (NYT mag)
– Comic strip: Only mouth (Berfrois)
– A slice of a house in Poland (NYT)
– Inside New York’s last sensory deprivation tank (Awl)
– The cranky wisdom of Peter Kaplan (TNR)
– All about Andy Roddick (Grantland)
– How William Faulkner tackled race and freed the South from itself (NYT)
– When a hazing goes very wrong (NYT)
– Confessions of an Ivy League frat boy (Rolling Stone)
– What happens when a 35-year-old man retakes the SAT? (Deadspin)
– Psychoanalyzing Lucian Freud (Vanity Fair)
– Matt Green’s goal is to walk every street in New York City (NYT)
– Barry Minkow: All-American con man (Fortune)
– Manuscript page of Don DeLillo’s Libra (A Piece of Monologue)
– One thing most guys never miss about retiring from the NBA (ESPN)
– How a podiatrist sign became a literary icon (Salon)
– Tintin, boy reporter (NYT)
– Consensual hallucination and Mario Kart (Last Word on Nothing)
– Jorma Taccone and Kaka Sungura rap in Nairobi (AFAR)
– Life after Zionist summer camp (Awl)
– David Mitchell, the experimentalist (NYT)
– The temptation of Tiger Woods (Vanity Fair)
– Farmhouse palette (NYT)
– A conversation with John Irving (NYT)
– Infinite Jest photo tour of Boston (flickr)
– The mystery of Bartlett Lake (Vanity Fair)
– Charlie Rose interviews David Foster Wallace, 1997 (there are four parts)
– He was a crook (Atlantic)

3 Responses “Reading” →

  1. A.Ralen

    July 2, 2010

    Interesting! Are you enjoying Blindness? Painful to read, no?

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  2. +1 to this page

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  3. SusieeQ

    June 11, 2012

    I loved that essay on Mario Kart. And never would have found something like that on my own, so thanks!

    Reply

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