David James Brock

Theatre, Opera, Poetry, Film

David James Brock is a Canadian writer of opera, theatre, poetry, and film.
Author of poetry collections Everyone is CO2 and Ten-Headed Alien.
Co-creator of Breath Cycle, an opera for cystic fibrosis.

2017 Reading List


I was a terrible reader in 2016, and I'm not sure why after what was a fairly solid 2015. Perhaps the idea of being accountable by posting the books I've finished will get me going. So...here goes. Updated as I finish books, plays, poems, maybe even libretto, some attempt at #95books (again) with no judgement (again), though I may put a star beside books I love or a Canadian flag beside Canadian authors. We'll see...

January 2017

A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

Ready Player One - Ernest Cline  (Sci Fi Book Club Pick)

The Tempest - William Shakespeare

A Pillow Book - Suzanne Buffam

The Seeds of Time - John Wyndham

A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin

February 2017

Poems - Hermann Hesse

Planet of Exile - Ursula K. Le Guin

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - Robert A. Heinlein (Sci Fi Book Club Pick)

The Savage Detectives - Roberto Bolano

The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins

Cosmo - Spencer Gordon

March 2017

The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us - Diane Ackerman

Battle Circle: Sos the Rope - Piers Anthony

April 2017

James Dickey Poems 1957-1967 - James Dickey

The Stars, My Destination (Tiger! Tiger!) - Alfred Bester

May 2017

Jewels: A Secret History - Victoria Finlay

June 2017

The Double World - Inkwell Workshop Anthology

The Party Wall - Catherine Leroux (translated by Lazer Lederhendler) 

Milk and Honey - Rupi Kaur

July 2017

The Sweetest One - Melanie Mah

Ubik - Philip K. Dick

August 2017

The Water Knife - Paolo Bacigalupi

The Art of Reading Poetry - Harold Bloom

Outline - Rachel Cusk

September 2017

1776 - David McCullough

The Book of the Dead Man - Marvin Bell

October 2017

Voodoo Hypothesis - Canisia Lubrin

Curry: Eating, Reading, and Race - Naben Ruthnum 

The Illustrated Man - Ray Bradbury

How Do I Look - Sennah Yee