Click below for the Directory of Dog-Eared Pages, an ongoing compilation of dog-eared pages and well-turned phrases from books I've read. 


2017

Swing Time, Zadie Smith 

The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen 😍

Commonwealth, Ann Patchett

The Wangs vs. the World, Jade Chang

Wreck and Order, Hannah Tennant-Moore

The Mothers, Brit Bennett

The Sellout, Paul Beatty 😍

The Vegetarian, Han Kang

Hot Milk, Deborah Levy

The Nix, Nathan Hill 

Freeman's: Arrival (anthology), ed. John Freeman

Black Dog of Fate, Peter Balakian

Cities I've Never Lived In, Sara Majka

Too Much and Not the Mood, Durga Chew-Bose

The Big Green Tent, Ludmila Ulitskaya

Beauty Is a Wound, Eka Kurniawan

The Regional Office Is Under Attack!, Manuel Gonzales

Exit West, Mohsin Hamid 😍  

Fever Dream, Samanta Schweblin

Amatka, Karin Tidbeck

A Separation, Katie Kitamura

The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead

Signs Preceding the End of the World, Yuri Herrera πŸ˜

Pachinko, Min Jin Lee

Sour Heart, Jenny Zhang

The Mountain, Paul Yoon

The Answers, Catherine Lacey

A Kind of Freedom, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Goodbye, Vitamin, Rachel Khong

The Readymade Thief, Augustus Rose

When My Brother Was an Aztec, Natalie Diaz

You Ask Me to Talk About the Interior, Carolina Ebeid

Our Lady of the Ruins, Traci Brimhall

The Idiot, Elif Batuman 😍

Refuge, Dina Nayeri

The Last Illusion, Porochista Khakpour

The Power, Naomi Alderman

New People, Danzy Senna

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Arundhati Roy

 

2018

What We Lose, Zinzi Clemmons

Outline, Rachel Cusk

Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel

My Absolute Darling, Gabriel Tallent

Chemistry, Weike Wang

Stay With Me, Ayobami Adebayo

Salt Houses, Hala Alyan

Hunger, Roxane Gay

Modern Lovers, Emma Straub

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O, Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland

Home Fire, Kamila Shamsie

Go, Went, Gone, Jenny Erpenbeck 😍

Swimmer Among the Stars, Kanishk Tharoor

How to Behave in a Crowd, Camille Bordas

The Isle of Youth, Laura van den Berg

Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado 

Heart Berries, Terese Marie Mailhot 😍

Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?, Kathleen Collins

The Book of Unknown Americans, Cristina HenrΓ­quez

Freshwater, Akwaeke Emezi

Mislaid, Nell Zink

The World Goes On, LΓ‘szlΓ³ Krasznahorkai

Conversations with Friends, Sally Rooney

Call Me Zebra, Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

Girls Burn Brighter, Shobha Rao

Red Clocks, Leni Zumas

Happiness, Aminatta Forna

The Dark Dark, Samantha Hunt

Heads of the Colored People, Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Wade in the Water, Tracy K. Smith 😍

Free Food for Millionaires, Min Jin Lee

This Will Be My Undoing, Morgan Jerkins

Tangerine, Christine Mangan

The Line Becomes a River, Francisco CantΓΊ

blud, Rachel McKibbens 😍

Eye Level, Jenny Xie

Here in Berlin, Cristina GarcΓ­a

America is Not the Heart, Elaine Castillo

Asymmetry, Lisa Halliday

Calling a Wolf a Wolf, Kaveh Akbar 😍

Fruit of the Drunken Tree, Ingrid Rojas Contreras 😍

Find Me, Laura van den Berg

Mem, Bethany C. Morrow

Tonight I’m Someone Else, Chelsea Hodson 😍

Half Gods, Akil Kumarasamy

Registers of Illuminated Villages, Tarfia Faizullah 😍

The Golden State, Lydia Kiesling

Florida, Lauren Groff

Circe, Madeline Miller

The Incendiaries, R.O. Kwon

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, Alexander Chee

Ordinary People, Diana Evans

The Third Hotel, Laura van den Berg

Suicide Club, Rachel Heng

The End of Peril, the End of Enmity, the End of Strife, a Haven, Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint 😍

The Ensemble, Aja Gabel

A River of Stars, Vanessa Hua

300 Arguments, Sarah Manguso

There There, Tommy Orange

Hunger, Lan Samantha Chang

Woman at Point Zero, Nawal El Saadawi

Certain American States, Catherine Lacey

The Immortalists, Chloe Benjamin

Fen, Daisy Johnson

Severance, Ling Ma

Be With, Forrest Gander