Saturday, January 24, 2015

dear readers

I guess it's been a few years since I have updated the bumpidee reader...I was away writing about music & interviewing bands and didn't keep up with blogging. But I didn't quit reading. Here's a list of some of the books I read since I last posted:

2012 (May-Dec)

Double Happiness by Jason Shiga

Empire State: A Love Story by Jason Shiga

Love Rock Revolution: K Records and the Rise of Independent Music by Mark Baumgarten

This is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More by Augusten Burroughs

Tattoo by Maneul Manuel Vazquez Montalban

How Should A Person Be by Shelia Heti

Grow Up by Ben Brooks

Sonechka: A Novella and Stories by Lyudmila Ulitskaya

Mister Wonderful: A Love Story by Daniel Clowes

Heroines by Kate Zambreno

The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution by Shulamith Firestone

Feminist Thought ed by Rosemarie Tong

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Coal to Diamonds: A Memoir by Beth Ditto

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen by Alix Kates Shulman

Reaching Out with No Hands: Reconsidering Yoko Ono by Lisa Carver

Green Girl by Kate Zambreno

Airless Spaces by Shulamith Firestone

Job Interviews for Dummies by Joyce Lain Kennedy

For the Record: The Making and Meaning of Feminist Knowledge by Daie Spender

Threads Through Time: Writings on History and Autobiography and Politics by Shelia Rowbotham

Are You My Mother? By Alison Bechdel

Woman's Consciousness, Man's World by Shelia Rowbotham

Promise of a Dream: Remembering the Sixties by Shelia Rowhbotham

Dora: A Headcase by Lidia Yuknavitch

Swimming Home by Deborah Levy

Bossypants by Tina Fey

The Voyeurs by Gabrielle Bell


Tortured Noble: The Story of Leo Tolstoy by Neil Heims

This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Cecil and Jordan in New York by Gabrielle Bell

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Bookhunter by Jason Shiga

The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood

Thinking Class: Sketches from a Cultural Worker by Joanna Kadi

The Vicious Red Relic, Love: A Fabulist Memoir by Anna Joy Springer

The Maternal is Political by Shari MacDonald Strong

Who I Am by Pete Townshend

With the Weathermen by Susan Stern

Rat Bohemia by Sara Schulman

Sex Race and Class by Selma James

My New York Diary by Julie Doucet

The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination by Sarah Schulman

The Good House by Ann Leary

The Riot Grrl Collection ed by Lisa Darms

After Claude by Iris Owens

Shockoholic (audiobook) by Carrie Fisher

The Gangster We Are All Looking For by Le Thi Diem Thuy

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Double Feature by Owen King

The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran

Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway by Sara Gran

Cassandra at the Wedding by Dorothy Baker

Empathy by Sarah Schulman

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell


Pussy Riot!: A Punk Prayer for Freedom

Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now by Douglas Rushkoff

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Winter Garden by Krisin Hanna

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Americanah by Chiminanda Ngozi Adichie

My Struggle pt 1 by Karl Ove Knausgaard

My Struggle pt 2 by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Can't and Won't by Lydia Davis

Aftermath by Rachel Cusk

Money's Nothing by Lisa Carver

Saving Agness by Rachel Cusk

Adam by Ariel Schrag

The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty

The Cat Ate My Gymsuit by Paula Danziger

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys by Viv Albertine

The Unamericans by Molly Antopol

Rainey Royal by Dylan Landis

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Carsick by John Waters (audiobook)

Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge

10:04 by Ben Lerner

The Ecstasy of Influence by Jonathan Lethem


Icon ed by Amy Scholder

You Don't Love Me Yet by Jonathan Lethem (ebook)

Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon (advanced copy)

One Day by David Nichols (ebook)

Currently Reading:

Another Side of Bob Dylan by Victor Maymudes

New York Hardcore (ebook) by Tony Rettman

A Moment Worth Waiting For (ebook) by Kevin Pearce

Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli

Capital in the Twenty-First Century (ebook) by Thomas Piketty

See ya at the library,
Tobi Celeste Vail, author & gymnast