Sometimes I Read for Fun

I’ve made a commitment to myself: each day, whether for five minutes or five hours, I will read for naught but pleasure. I’m going to keep myself honest by logging the books that I’ve read for fun.

  1. Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
  2. City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg
  3. All The Sad Young Literary Men by Keith Gessen (this isn’t really for fun… or fun)
  4. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
  5. How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heiti
  6. When the Emperor Was Divine by Karen Otsuka
  7. The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
  8. Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
  9. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  10. Startup by Doree Shafrir
  11. Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
  12. In the Woods by Tana French
  13. Swing Time by Zade Smith
  14. The Likeness by Tana French


  1. The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante (credit, please, for 4 books)
  2. Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson
  3. Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut
  4. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
  5. My Struggle, Book 1 by Karl Ove Knausgaard
  6. Purity by Jonathan Franzen
  7. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
  8. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie
  9. The Girls by Emma Cline
  10. The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff