I love browsing others' bookshelves, so I thought I'd share this list of what I've been reading. I started keeping the list in 2016, mostly for the sake of my own memory. I've highlighted books I thought were particularly good. At the bottom is my list of books that I plan to read... someday. If you have other recommendations, shoot me an email!

Books I've read — 2016-2020

  • A Bright Future, Goldstein & Qvist
  • A Visit From the Goon Squad, Egan
  • All the Light We Cannot See, Doerr
  • An Innocent Fashion, Hernandez
  • And the Band Played On, Shilts
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover Secrets of the Universe , Saenz
  • Barbarian Days, Finnegan
  • Born a Crime, Noah
  • Dark Forest, Liu
  • Death’s End, Liu
  • Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish, Apekina
  • Down and Out in Paris and London, Orwell
  • Dune 2, Herbert
  • Dune, Herbert
  • Educated, Westover
  • Eileen, Moshfegh
  • Everything is Illuminated, Foer
  • Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury
  • Fashion Climbing , Cunningham
  • Fifth Season, Liu
  • Gentleman in Moscow, Towles
  • Gentrification of the Mind, Schulman
  • Giovanni's Room, Baldwin
  • How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents, Alvarez
  • How to Change Your Mind, Pollan
  • Invisible Cities, Calvino
  • Island, Huxley
  • Just Kids, P. Smith
  • Kafka on the Shore, Murakami
  • La Belle Sauvage, Pullman
  • Less, Greer
  • Light of the Stars, Frank
  • Love Saves the Day: History of American Dance Music Culture, Lawrence
  • M Train, P. Smith
  • Manhattan Beach, Egan
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day, Sedaris
  • Middlesex, Eugenedies
  • Mind-Body Problem, Goldstein
  • Modern Love
  • Name of the Wind, Rothfuss
  • Narcissus and Goldmund, Hesse
  • Never Let Me Go, Ishiguro
  • Normal People, Rooney
  • Obelisk GateJemisin
  • Out East , Glynn
  • Overstory, Powers
  • Parable of the Sower, Butler
  • Persepolis, Satrapi
  • Queer, Burroughs
  • Recursion, Crouch
  • Red Rising, Brown
  • Red, White, and Royal Blue, McQuiston
  • Reinventing Organizations, Laloux
  • Resilient Management, Hogan
  • Rise and Fall of DODO, Stephenson & Galland
  • Seveneaves, Stephenson
  • Severance, Ma
  • Silver in the Woods, Tesh
  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Didion
  • Snow Crash, Stevenson
  • Song of Achilles, M. Miller
  • Sputnik Sweetheart, Murakami
  • Stone Sky, Jemisin
  • Superpower, Gold
  • Swing Time, Z. Smith
  • Taming the Sun, Sivaram
  • Tenth of December, Saunders
  • The Alchemist, Coelho
  • The Baron in the Trees, Calvino
  • The Bone Clocks, Mitchell
  • The Goldfinch, Tartt
  • The Great Believers, Makkai
  • The Name of the Wind, Rothfuss
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde
  • The Porpoise, Haddon
  • The Secret History, Tartt
  • The Soil Will Save Us, Ohlson
  • The Uninhabitable Earth, Wallace-Wells
  • The Wind up Bird Chronicle, Murakami
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God, Hurston
  • Things Fall Apart, Achebe
  • Three Body Problem, Liu
  • Trick Mirror, Tolentino
  • Uproot, Clayton
  • Walkaway, Doctorow
  • Want Not, Miles
  • Weapons of Math Destruction, O'Neil
  • Where the Crawdads Sing, Owens
  • Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Semple
  • Wise Blood, O'Connor

Books I'd like to Read 🧐

Keeping these in non-alphabetical order to remember, roughly, where they came from.

Non-Fiction

  • Start with Why, Sinek
  • An Everlasting Meal, Adler
  • Modernizing America’s Electricity Infrastructure , Willrich
  • The Grid, Bakke
  • Political Savvy , DeLuca
  • To Shake the Sleeping Self, Jenkins
  • The Fate of Food, Little
  • Atomic Habits, Clear
  • Shoe Dog, Knight
  • Master of us All: Balenciaga, his Workrooms, his World, Blume
  • This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, Klein
  • The Body (a Guide for Occupants), Bryson
  • High Output Management, Grove
  • Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control, Russell
  • Season of the Witch, Talbot
  • The Power of Moments, Heath & Heath
  • Resisting Reduction, Ito
  • Managing Oneself, Drucker
  • The Curse of Bigness, Wu
  • An Elegant Puzzle, Larson
  • Profiles of the Future , Clarke
  • The Book of Why, Mackenzie & Pearl
  • The Prize, Yergen
  • The AI Delusion, Smith
  • Genet: A Biography of Jannet Flanner, Wineapple
  • Dear Harvey, Loughrey & Hodges
  • Quirky, Schilling
  • Starfish and the Spider, Brafman & Beckstrom
  • Spiral Dynamics, Cowan & Beck
  • War of Art, Pressfield
  • Art of Possibility, Zander
  • I Seem to be a Verb, Fuller
  • The Art of Travel, de Botton
  • Doors of Perception , Huxley
  • The Innovators, Isaacson
  • Now I Know who my Comrades Are, Parker
  • 7 Habits, Covey
  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jacobs
  • Where Wizards Stay up Late, Hafner
  • Gut, Enders
  • Hooked, Eyal
  • Waking Up, Harris
  • Built to Last, Collins
  • Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State, Khanna
  • The White Album, Didion
  • The Revolution Will Not be Funded, Incite
  • Democracy in America, de Tocqueville
  • Whiplash, Ito
  • Hold Still, Mann
  • The Happiness Advantage, Achor
  • Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work, Williams & Snricek
  • Boys in the Boat, Brown
  • Ways of Seeing, Berger
  • The Way we Live Now, Sontag
  • Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, Satchidananda
  • Unbroken, Hillenbrand
  • Superintelligence, Bostram

Fiction

  • Gemini, Tournier
  • Cats Cradle, Vonnegut
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude, Marquez
  • Children of the Mind, Scott Card
  • White Teeth, Z. Smith
  • The Corrections , Franzen
  • Point Counter Point , Huxley
  • Beloved, Morrisoon
  • The World According to Garp, Irving
  • East of Eden, Steinbeck
  • Naked Lunch, Burroughs
  • Yellow Birds, Powers
  • The Lords of Discipline , Conroy
  • The Idiot, Batuman
  • Animal Farm, Orwell
  • Wind Sand and Stars, Saint-Exupery
  • Fight Club, Palanik
  • Ishmael, Quinn
  • Starship and the Canoe, Brower
  • We, Zamyatin
  • Black Skin White Masks, Fanon
  • Go Tell it on The Mountain, Baldwin
  • Games People Play , Berne
  • Last Exit to Brooklyn, Selby
  • The Sympathizer, Nguyen
  • Parable of the Talents , Butler
  • My Life on the Road, Steinem
  • All the Birds in the Sky, Anders
  • The Sellout, Beatty
  • Fates and Furies, Groff
  • If on Winters Night a Traveler, Calvino
  • The Waves, Woolf
  • Look at Me, Egan
  • Stay with Me, Adebayo
  • I Celebrate Myself, Morgan
  • The Baroque Cycle, Stephenson
  • Conversations with Friends, Rooney
  • After On, Reid
  • Anathem, Reid
  • The Diamond Age, Stephenson
  • Five Carat Soul, McBride
  • Childen of Blood and Bone, Adeyemi
  • Black Swan Green , Mitchell
  • My Soul Looks Back, Harris
  • The Great Alone, Hannah
  • Americanah, Adichie
  • Feel Free, Z. Smith
  • Shantaram, Roberts
  • Artemis, Bashara
  • Franchise, Asimov
  • Star Maker, Stapledon
  • The Flamethrowers, Kushner
  • Golden Gate, Seth
  • The Rest of It, Duberman
  • Life of David Hockney, Hockney
  • No Name in the Street, Baldwin
  • Infinite Detail, Maughan
  • On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous , Vuong
  • The Glass Bead Game, Hesse
  • The Peripheral, Gibson
  • Circe, M. Miller
  • Pachinko, Jin Lee
  • The Secret Commonwealth, Pullman
  • A Heart’s Invisible Furies, Boyne
  • A Year of Magical Thinking, Didion
  • The Tsar of Love and Techno, Marra
  • The Friend, Nunez
  • Stories of Your Life and Others, Chiang
  • Slow Days, Fast Company, Babbitz
  • Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Murakami
  • Cleanness, Greenwell
  • Your Name Here, Dewitt
  • Tiny Beautiful Things , Strayed
  • Calypso, Sedaris
  • In the dream house, Machado
  • 10:04, Lerner
  • What Belongs to You, Greenwell
  • Dutch House, Patchett
  • Station eleven, Mandel
  • Love’s Work, Rose
  • Prisoners of Geography, Marshall
  • The Collected Schizophrenias, Wang
  • Heavy, Laymon
  • The Night Tiger, Choo
  • Confederacy of Dunces , Toole