2016 Reading List


These are the books I read in 2016. I began keeping this list in July. So the first part of the list is riddled with holes. I started the theatre list in December; it’s worse. Other years’ lists can be found here.

  1. De Profundis by Oscar Wilde
  2. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  3. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
  4. States of Desire by Edmund White
  5. Billy Budd by Herman Melville
  6. Maurice by E. M. Forster
  7. Numbers by John Rechy
  8. Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet
  9. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein
  10. Two Lives by Janet Malcolm
  11. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemmingway
  12. Sula by Toni Morrison
  13. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
  14. Why Read? by Mark Edmundson
  15. The Illiad by Homer
  16. The Nature of Things by Lucretius
  17. Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
  18. Death Masks by Jim Butcher
  19. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  20. A Darker Shade of Magic by V. W. Schwab
  21. Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse) by James S. A. Corey
  22. Phoenix by Steven Brust
  23. The Hero of Ages (Mistborn) by Brandon Sanderson
  24. H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald
  25. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
  26. The Suffering of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  27. Pere Goriot by Honoré de Balzac
  28. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  29. Athyra by Steven Brust
  30. The Beautiful Room Is Empty by Edmund White
  31. Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
  32. Down There on a Visit, by Christopher Isherwood
  33. Caliban’s War (The Expanse) by James S. A. Corey
  34. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
  35. Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
  36. The Europeans by Henry James
  37. How to Be Gay by David M. Halperin
  38. The Gothic by Nick Groom
  39. The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith


  1. Tartuffe by Molière (Denis Marleau, Théâtre du Nouveau Monde)
  2. 887 by Robert Lepage (Robert Lepage, Théâtre du Nouveau Monde)
  3. Romeo et Juliette by William Shakespeare (Serge Denoncourt, Théâtre du Nouveau Monde)