I’m still rummaging around the house tossing out the books I no longer can read or find room in my new digs to store and display them. But the real irony is that for every book I toss out or give away, there are at least three books I want to add to my future reading lists (digital versions, of course).
But even if I move all my books to my new place, I’m still going to miss my built-in shelves. Then again, having shelves that are deep enough for three banks of books has often left me without access to books I know I have but just cannot find. The again, I will miss the many hours spent every month or two rearranging the books and often discovering a real treasure hidden in the dark depths of black wood and indirect lighting.
I have been saving these daily reading suggestions in a simple database and often review them for ideas, books, or just to mark a title I actually read. Maybe someday I’ll publish the full list.
For now, here is the list of suggested reading from February 2016:
02-01-16 – H. P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life — Michel Houellebecq
02-02-16 – From the Fatherland with Love — Ryu Murakami
02-03-16 – The Spider King’s Daughter — Chibundu Onuzo
02-04-16 – Goth: A Novel of Horror — Otsuichi
02-05-16 – The Scapegoat: A Novel — Sophia Nikolaidou
02-06-16 – The Sympathizer — Viet Thanh Nguyen
02-07-16 – Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread — Chuck Palahniuk
02-08-16 – Grant Park — Leonard Pitts, Jr.
02-09-16 – Burnt Tongues — Chuck Palahniuk
02-10-16 – Signs Preceding the End of the World — Yuri Herrera
02-11-16 – Night Squad — David Goodis
02-12-16 – A Cold War — Alan Russell
02-13-16 – Concerning the Eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli — Ronald Firbank
02-14-16 – The Blizzard — Vladimir Sorokin
02-15-16 – Fantomas Versus the Multinational Vampires: An Attainable Utopia (Semiotext(e)) — Julio Cortázar
02-16-16 – Author and Me — Eric Chevillard
02-17-16 – The Naked Eye — Yoko Tawada
02-18-16 – A Breath of Life — Clarice Lispector
02-19-16 – Chelsea Girls: A Novel — Eileen Myles
02-20-16 – The People In the Trees — Hanya Yanagihara
02-21-16 – Memoirs Found In a Bathtub — Stanislav Lem
02-22-16 – My Work Is Not Yet Done — Thomas Ligotti
02-23-16 – No Longer Human — Osamu Dazai
02-24-16 – First Bad Man: A Novel — Miranda July
02-25-16 – Trigger Warning: Short Fictions And Disturbances — Neil Gaiman
02-26-16 – The Martian: A Novel — Andy Weir
02-27-16 – Wolf In White Van: A Novel — John Darnielle
02-28-16 – The Yellow Rain — Julio Llamazares
02-29-16 – The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll — Alvaro Mutis