books i read in 2018

what follows is a list of all the books i read in 2018

(what follows that is a series of statistics regarding this list, and some other things)
  1. Two Against One (1988) by Frederick Barthelme (Jan. 2-5)
  2. Natural Selection (1990) by Frederick Barthelme (Jan. 7-9)
  3. Trip (2018) by Tao Lin (Jan. 10-13)
  4. Fire and Fury (2018) by Michael Wolff (Jan. 14-18)
  5. The Situation (2017) by Hannah Black et al. (Jan. 21-22)
  6. The Brothers (1993) by Frederick Barthelme (Jan. 24-28)
  7. Painted Desert (1995) by Frederick Barthelme (Jan. 28-Feb. 4)
  8. Double Down (1999) by Frederick Barthelme and Steven Barthelme (Feb. 5-7)
  9. The Law of Averages (2000) by Frederick Barthelme (Feb. 7-10)
  10. Elroy Nights (2003) by Frederick Barthelme (Feb. 11-13)
  11. Morgan’s Passing (1980) by Anne Tyler (Feb. 14-19)
  12. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (1982) by Anne Tyler (Feb. 19-22)
  13. The Accidental Tourist (1985) by Anne Tyler (Feb. 23-28)
  14. Todd (2018) by Andrew Weatherhead (Mar. 1)
  15. Oh! (1981) by Mary Robison (Mar. 1-4)
  16. An Amateur’s Guide to the Night (1983) by Mary Robison (Mar. 5-7)
  17. Believe Them (1988) by Mary Robison (Mar. 8-10)
  18. The Boulders (2018) by Amelie von Wolffen (Mar. 11)
  19. Subtraction (1991) by Mary Robison (Mar. 12-15)
  20. Why Did I Ever (2001) by Mary Robison (Mar. 21-23)
  21. One D.O.A., One on the Way (2009) by Mary Robison (Mar. 26-28)
  22. Milk & Henny (2018) by Peter BD (Mar. 28)
  23. *Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? (1994) by Lorrie Moore (Apr. 2-4)
  24. Waveland (2009) by Frederick Barthelme (Apr. 5-11)
  25. There Must Be Some Mistake (2014) by Frederick Barthelme (Apr. 12-15)
  26. Breathing Lessons (1988) by Anne Tyler (Apr. 16-20)
  27. Your Shining Trapdoor (2018) by Nicolette Polek (Apr. 23)
  28. Lee Lozano: Dropout Piece (2014) by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer (Apr. 24-26)
  29. Private Book 1 (1972) by Lee Lozano (Apr. 27-28)
  30. Private Book 2 (1972) by Lee Lozano (Apr. 29-30)
  31. Motherhood (2018) by Sheila Heti (Apr. 30-May 2)
  32. The Big Wedding (2005) by Sander Hicks (May 3-9)
  33. One Big Lie (2016) by Rebecca R. Peel (May 9)
  34. The Stories of Breece D’J Pancake (1983) by Breece D’J Pancake (May 10-13)
  35. The Garbage Times (2018) by Sam Pink (May 14-15)
  36. White Ibis (2018) by Sam Pink (May 15-17)
  37. The Dark Enlightenment (2012) by Nick Land (May 20-22)
  38. The Mezzanine (1988) by Nicholson Baker (May 23-26)
  39. Room Temperature (1990) by Nicholson Baker (May 28-June 1)
  40. Rage (1977) by Richard Bachman (June 8-21)
  41. & The Real Stormy Daniels Band (2018) by Rebecca R. Peel (June 11-12)
  42. Over View: The Crisis Years (2017) by Rebecca R. Peel (June 13-14)
  43. Bats Out of Hell (1993) by Barry Hannah (July 20-Aug. 12)
  44. High Lonesome (1996) by Barry Hannah (Aug. 13-23)
  45. My Year of Rest and Relaxation (2018) by Ottessa Moshfegh (Aug. 24-26)
  46. LIVEBLOG (2018) by Megan Boyle (Aug. 27-Sep. 4)
  47. Cherry (2018) by Nico Walker (Sep. 5-8)
  48. How to Change Your Mind (2018) by Michael Pollan (Sep. 8-13)
  49. This Is About the Body, the Mind, the Soul, the World, Time, and Fate (1990) by Diane Williams (Sep. 14-15)
  50. Some Sexual Success Stories Plus Other Stories in Which God Might Choose to Appear (1992) by Diane Williams (Sep. 15-16)
  51. The Stupefaction (1996) by Diane Williams (Sep. 18-19)
  52. Essays and Fictions (2019) by Brad Phillips (Sep. 20-23)
  53. a pirate looks at 30 (2018) by Erik Stinson (Sep. 24)
  54. SUPPLICATION (2018) by Erik Stinson (Sep. 24)
  55. Powers of Horror (1980) by Julia Kristeva (Sep. 26-28)
  56. The Last Samurai (2000) by Helen DeWitt (Sep. 29-Oct. 4)
  57. Lightning Rods (2011) by Helen DeWitt (Oct. 5-8)
  58. $50,000 (????) by Andrew Weatherhead (Oct. 9)
  59. Some Trick (2018) by Helen DeWitt (Oct. 10-12)
  60. Garments Against Women (2015) by Anne Boyer (Oct. 15)
  61. Romancer Erector (2001) by Diane Williams (Oct. 16)
  62. It Was Like My Trying to Have a Tender-Hearted Nature (2007) by Diane Williams (Oct. 17-18)
  63. Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty (2012) by Diane Williams (Oct. 20)
  64. Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine (2016) by Diane Williams (Oct. 21-22)
  65. Power of Gentleness (2013) by Anne Dufourmantelle (Oct. 23-24)
  66. Under the Light (1991) by Sam Michel (Oct. 26-29)
  67. Big Dogs and Flyboys (2007) by Sam Michel (Oct. 31-Nov. 4)
  68. Strange Cowboy (2012) by Sam Michel (Nov. 5-9)
  69. The Spectacle of the Body (1994) by Noy Holland (Nov. 9-13)
  70. What Begins with Bird (2005) by Noy Holland (Nov. 15-17)
  71. The Cosmic Whale Has Beached Itself (????) by Mary Elizabeth Dubois (Nov. 19-21)
  72. *Revolutionary Road (1961) by Richard Yates (Nov. 25-28)
  73. *Eleven Kinds of Loneliness (1962) by Richard Yates (Nov. 28-30)
  74. A Special Providence (1969) by Richard Yates (Dec. 1-3)
  75. Disturbing the Peace (1975) by Richard Yates (Dec. 4-6)
  76. *The Easter Parade (1976) by Richard Yates (Dec. 7-9)
  77. A Good School (1978) by Richard Yates (Dec. 10-13)
  78. Liars in Love (1981) by Richard Yates (Dec. 13-17)
  79. Young Hearts Crying (1984) by Richard Yates (Dec. 18-22)
  80. Cold Spring Harbor (1986) by Richard Yates (Dec. 23-24)
  81. Tonight I'm Someone Else (2018) by Chelsea Hodson (Dec. 26-29)
*previously read

# books read: 81
# books read for the first time: 77
# books reread: 4
# books read on average per month: 6.75
# books written by men: 40
# books written by women: 41
# books written by more than one person: 2
# distinct authors: 39
# male authors: 19
# female authors: 20
# non-gendered authors: 0
# novels: 37
# short story collections: 19
# essay collections : 2
# books of nonfiction: 9
# books of poetry: 7
# plays: 0
# chapbooks: 2
# art books: 5
# books translated from another language to english: 2
# books published in 2018: 18
# books published in 21st century: 43
# books published in 20th century: 36
# books published before 20th century: 0
# books not (yet) published: 2

standouts:
Natural Selection (1990) by Frederick Barthelme
There Must be Some Mistake (2014) by Frederick Barthelme
Trip (2018) by Tao Lin
Todd (2018) by Andrew Weatherhead
$50,000 (????) by Andrew Weatherhead
Oh! (1981) by Mary Robison
Subtraction (1991) by Mary Robison
Motherhood (2018) by Sheila Heti
The Stories of Breece D’J Pancake (1983) by Breece D’J Pancake
The Garbage Times (2018) by Sam Pink
The Mezzanine (1988) by Nicholson Baker
& The Real Stormy Daniels Band (2018) by Rebecca R. Peel
High Lonesome (1996) by Barry Hannah
LIVEBLOG (2018) by Megan Boyle
How to Change Your Mind (2018) by Michael Pollan
Lightning Rods (2012) by Helen DeWitt
The Collected Stories of Diane Williams (2018) by Diane Williams
Under the Light (1991) by Sam Michel
Young Hearts Crying (1984) by Richard Yates

takeaway:
it appears i inordinately preferred one-word titled books in 2018, at least for the first half of the year. going forward, i'm going to maybe try to care less about reading a lot of books and focus on reading more deeply, with greater liberality re time spent per [whatever], engaging with histories and/or backgrounds that go along with works, in addition to the works themselves. i don't care. thanks. i'm going to mexico in a few weeks. i know the world will go away, and people will go away, and i will go away from people, and i will go away from the world. so i feel more interested in biographies, journals, letters than i have been in the past. it's okay if i start books and don't finish them. it's okay if i disappear.

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