So, New Year, all that, and I read some interesting stuff…here’s the stuff I thought was well worth it…in completely random, as I remember it order:

  • How to Keep Your Volkswagon Alive- Christopher Butcher
  • St Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves- Karen Russel
  • You Shall Know Our Velocity– Dave Eggers
  • Threats- Amelia Gray
  • Chronic City– Jonathan Lethem
  • Beneath Liquid Skin- Berit Ellingsen
  • JPod– Douglas Coupland
  • Norwegian Wood- Huraki Murakami
  • Couch – Benjamin Parzybok
  • How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe– Charles Yu
  • After Dark– Haruki Murakami
  • Infinite Jest- David Foster Wallace
  • A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again- David Foster Wallace
  • Notable American Women– Ben Marcus
  • The Flame Alphabet – Ben Marcus
  • There is No Year– Blake Butler
  • The Family Fang- Kevin Wilson
  • This is How You Lose Her- Junot Diaz
  • Dishwasher – Pete Jordan
  •  Hallucinations – Oliver Sacks
  • The Lake- Banana Yoshimoto
  • The Hundred Brothers– Donald Antrim
  • Shoplifting from American Apparel – Tao Lin
  • They Live- Jonathan Lethem

Magazines I loved-

  • The Believer
  • The New Yorker
  • McSweeney’s
  • Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet
  • Zouch
  • Word Riot
  • Sybil’s Garage
  • One Story


  • 8 1/2
  • The Sleeping Beauty 
  • Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
  • Santa Sangre
  • Harmony and Me
  • Sound of Noise
  • Melancholia
  • Mouth to Mouth
  • Battle Royale
  • Examined Life
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Conversation with Other Women


  • The Lumineers
  • Of Monsters and Men
  • The Head and The Heart
  • Zee Avi
  • Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeroes
  • The Stray Birds
  • The Walkmen
  • Young the Giant
  • Rachel Yamagata
  • Ingrid Michaelson
  • Greensky Bluegrass
  • Bright Eyes
  • Birdy
  • Anais Mitchell
  • Andrew Bird
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Bon Iver

And that’s about it. There’s more, I’m sure, I read a shitton this year and all of it was great.


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