In an effort to #readmyowndamn books, I'm going to write down the books I buy in 2016. The idea being to decrease the number of unread books in my house by not buying as many new ones. (I haven't thought through this very well, so I'll just try it and see if it works.) Note: this is paper books, not ebooks or comics; those are a separate wrinkle.
  1. Spider-Gwen, Vol 0 by Jason Latour
    Read and donated to the Patients' Library.
  2. How to Be a Victorian by Ruth Goodman
  3. The Last Days of Video by Jeremy Hawkins
  4. Giant Days by John Allison and Lissa Treiman
    Read for the Graphic Novel book group at my store. ❤️
  5. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
    Read. Cute but didn't necessarily feel "Iowan"
  6. Anatomies by Susan McCarty
    I went to her reading. Read!
  7. The Art of the English Murder by Lucy Worsley
  8. The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
    Did you really think I wouldn't buy Alex's new book? It's so good!! ❤️ Of course it has to come live in my house. So I can pet it and read it.
  9. Ban en Banlieue by Bhanu Kapil
    Read. Tournament of Books 2016
  10. Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye by Marie Mutsuki Mockett
    Technically, I won this but since it's a finished copy coming to my house (and I was likely to buy it anyway) I'm counting it here.
  11. Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (Oxford World's Classics)
    I was fairly sure I already owned LAS in some edition or other but I guess not.
  12. These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas
    Liberty talked about reading this on All the Books and I was like GIMME NOW
  13. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
  14. Adobe Creative Cloud Design Tools All-in-One for Dummies
    So I have Adobe CC and it does waaay more stuff than just my old Photoshop
  15. Sudden Death by Álvaro Enrigue
    This sounds bananas and I'm so in. Read.
  16. 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad
  17. Jem and the Holograms Vol 1
    Read SOGOOD.
  18. Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson
  19. Unicorn vs. Goblins by Dana Simpson
  20. The Life of Elves by Muriel Barbery
  21. Unicorn on a Roll by Dana Simpson
    Clearly, one must own all of these.
  22. Winnie Ille Pu
    Winnie the Pooh translated into Latin!!! How could I pass that up? 😃
  23. Showa, The History of Japan: 1926-1939
    Recommended on someone's "one like = one book" list. Swapna's maybe?
  24. The Unfinished World and Other Stories by Amber Sparks
  25. Margaret the First by Danielle Dutton
    This is totally Liberty's fault. Read.
  26. The Books That Changed My Life edited by Bethanne Patrick
    I know Bethanne. No biggie :)
  27. Guapa by Saleem Haddad
    Also Liberty's fault.
  28. The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector
    This one's Amanda's fault.
  29. Giant Days, Vol 2 by John Allison and Lissa Treiman
    Because OF COURSE
  30. Lumberjanes, Vol 3: A Terrible Plan
    Did you really think I wouldn't buy this? 😜
  31. The Penguin Book of Renaissance Verse 1509-1659
  32. A Game of Hide and Seek by Elizabeth Taylor
  33. Young Man With a Horn by Dorothy Baker
  34. Hamlet (Pelican Shakespeare)
  35. Macbeth (Pelican Shakespeare)
  36. A Woman of Property by Robyn Schiff
  37. The Millionaire and the Bard by Andrea Mays
  38. Voracious by Cara Nicoletti
  39. Jem and the Holograms, Vol 2: Viral
  40. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  41. Your Song Changed My Life by Bob Boilen
  42. Falstaff by Robert Nye
  43. The Regional Office is Under Attack by Manuel Gonzales
  44. Hamilton the Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter