Reading List

This list was inspired by Pamela Fox's reading list. I've ordered these books by the date I finished them. Before 2013, I reviewed most of the books I read on Goodreads.

2020

Date

Title

Author

Rating

1/6/2020

The Story of the Lost Child

Elena Ferrante

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

1/5/2020

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Elena Ferrante

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

1/4/2020

The Story of a New Name

Elena Ferrante

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑


2019

Date

Title

Author

Rating

12/22/2019

My Brilliant Friend

Elena Ferrante

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

12/15/2019

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Robin Sloan

12/12/2019

The Collector

John Fowles

⭑⭑

12/2/2019

After School Nightmare

Setona Mizushiro

⭑⭑⭑

11/16/2019

The Adoration of Jenna Fox

Mary E. Pearson

⭑⭑⭑

11/1/2019

The Forbidden Game: The Chase

L.J. Smith

⭑⭑

11/1/2019

The Forbidden Game: The Hunter

L.J. Smith

⭑⭑⭑

10/11/2019

Becoming

Michelle Obama

⭑⭑⭑⭑

9/28/2019

Down Girl

Kate Manne

⭑⭑⭑

9/16/2019

The Black Swan

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

⭑⭑⭑⭑

7/13/2019

The Debt to Pleasure

John Lanchester

⭑⭑⭑

6/9/2019

Mindset

Carol Dweck

⭑⭑⭑⭑

5/12/2019

White Fragility

Robin DiAngelo

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

4/20/2019

A Face Like Glass

Frances Hardinge

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

4/6/2019

Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All

Elisa Camahort Page, Carolyn Green, Jamia Wilson

⭑⭑⭑⭑

3/24/2019

The Art of Thinking Clearly

Rolf Dobelli

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

3/17/2019

Thinking in Systems

Donella Meadows

⭑⭑⭑⭑

3/12/2019

Play Bigger

Al Ramadan, Dave Peterson, Christopher Lochhead, Kevin Maney

3/10/2019

The Power

Naomi Alderman

⭑⭑⭑

3/4/2019

Forever Amber

Kathleen Windsor

⭑⭑⭑

2/23/2019

Mary Rose

Geoffrey Girard

⭑⭑

2/21/2019

The Line of Beauty

Alan Hollinghurst

⭑⭑

2/19/2019

The Devil in the White City

Erik Larson

⭑⭑

2/10/2019

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Jesmyn Ward

⭑⭑

1/8/2019

Designing Your Life

Bill Burnett, Dave Evans

⭑⭑⭑


2018

Date

Title

Author

Rating

12/30/2018

The Box Man

Kobo Abe

⭑⭑

12/30/2018

Written on the Body

Jeanette Winterson

⭑⭑⭑

12/30/2018

Between Time and Timbuktu or Prometheus-5

David Odell, Kurt Vonnegut

12/24/2018

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: an Introduction

J.D. Salinger

⭑⭑⭑

12/21/2018

Imagine It Forward

Beth Comstock

12/19/2018

Vicious

V.E. Schwab

⭑⭑⭑⭑

11/26/2018

Intuition

Allegra Goodman

⭑⭑

11/23/2018

Arcadia

Tom Stoppard

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

10/27/2018

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells

Andrew Sean Greer

⭑⭑⭑

10/23/2018

Dark Matter

Blake Crouch

⭑⭑⭑

8/25/2018

Made for Goodness

Desmond Tutu, Mpho Tutu

⭑⭑⭑

7/7/2018

The Eight

Katherine Neville

⭑⭑⭑

6/25/2018

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

David Sedaris

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

6/24/2018

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Richard Bach

⭑⭑

6/23/2018

Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh

Helena Norberg-Hodge

⭑⭑⭑⭑

6/21/2018

Deep and Simple

Bo Lozoff

⭑⭑⭑

6/17/2018

Hamlet's Blackberry

William Powers

⭑⭑⭑⭑

6/6/2018

Triumph of the City

Edward Glaeser

⭑⭑

5/28/2018

The Stone Sky

N.K. Jemisin

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

5/25/2018

JavaScript: The Good Parts

Douglas Crockford

⭑⭑⭑⭑

5/21/2018

The Obelisk Gate

N.K. Jemisin

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

5/9/2018

Damage

John Lescroat

⭑⭑⭑⭑

5/7/2018

Babel-17

Samuel R. Delany

⭑⭑⭑⭑

5/1/2018

A Separate Peace (reread)

John Knowles

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

4/30/2018

A Far Better Rest (reread)

Susanne Alleyn

⭑⭑⭑

4/29/2018

A Tale of Two Cities (reread)

Charles Dickens

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

4/23/2018

Death Wears a Beauty Mask

Mary Higgins Clark

⭑⭑

4/18/2018

Reset

Ellen Pao

4/17/2018

Half of a Yellow Sun

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

⭑⭑⭑

4/12/2018

The Fifth Season

N.K. Jemisin

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

4/11/2018

10% Happier

Dan Harris

⭑⭑⭑

4/9/2018

The Martian

Andy Weir

⭑⭑⭑⭑

4/6/2018

The Red: First Light

Linda Nagata

⭑⭑⭑

4/2/2018

How to Break Up with Your Phone

Catherine Price

⭑⭑⭑⭑

4/1/2018

Daemon

Daniel Suarez

3/25/2018

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

Mark Manson

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

3/22/2018

Ready Player One

Ernest Cline

3/21/2018

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

Dan Harris

⭑⭑⭑⭑

3/8/2018

Why I am Not a Feminist

Jessa Crispin

⭑⭑⭑⭑

3/5/2018

Parable of the Sower

Octavia E. Butler

⭑⭑⭑

3/3/2018

Welcome to My World

Johnny Weir

⭑⭑⭑

2/23/2018

Nexus

Ramez Naam

⭑⭑⭑

2/18/2018

Bored and Brilliant

Manoush Zomorodi

⭑⭑⭑⭑

2/17/2018

The Shangri-La Diet

Seth Roberts

⭑⭑⭑

2/11/2018

The Chalice and the Blade

Riane Eisler

⭑⭑⭑

2/4/2018

Eating in the Light of the Moon

Anita Johnston

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

2/1/2018

Delusions of Gender

Cordelia Fine

⭑⭑

2/26/2018

The Age of Cryptocurrency

Paul Vigna, Michael J. Casey

⭑⭑⭑⭑

1/11/2018

Silk Parachute

John McPhee

⭑⭑⭑

1/6/2018

Gomorrah

Roberto Saviano

⭑⭑⭑


2015

Date

Title

Author

Rating

12/29/2015

Leadership and Self-Deception

The Arbinger Institute

⭑⭑⭑

10/17/2015

The Luminaries

Eleanor Catton

⭑⭑⭑⭑

7/5/2015

Who Owns the Future?

Jaron Lanier

⭑⭑⭑⭑

6/19/2015

My Uncle Oswald

Roald Dahl

⭑⭑

6/17/2015

Kindred

Octavia E. Butler

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

1/29/2015

Sorry Please Thank You

Charles Yu

⭑⭑⭑

1/28/2015

I, Robot

Isaac Asimov

⭑⭑⭑⭑

1/26/2015

The Master and Margarita

Mikhail Bulgakov, tr. Mirra Ginsburg

⭑⭑⭑⭑

1/21/2015

The Master and Margarita (play adaptation)

Mikhail Bulgakov, tr. Edward Kemp

⭑⭑⭑

1/20/2015

The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

G.K. Chesterton

⭑⭑⭑⭑

1/18/2015

Hooked

Nir Eyal

1/12/2015

Inherent Vice

Thomas Pynchon

⭑⭑⭑⭑

1/4/2015

The Design of Everyday Things

Donald A. Norman

⭑⭑⭑⭑


2014

Date

Title

Author

Rating

12/31/2014

The Maltese Falcon

Dashiell Hammett

10/18/2014

Water for Elephants

Sara Gruen

⭑⭑

10/12/2014

Motherless Brooklyn

Jonathan Lethem

⭑⭑⭑

6/9/2014

At the Mountains of Madness

H.P. Lovecraft

5/31/2014

If on a winter's night a traveler

Italo Calvino

⭑⭑⭑⭑

3/21/2014

Guns, Germs, and Steel

Jared Diamond

⭑⭑⭑

2/27/2014

The Charisma Quotient

Ronald E. Riggio

2/17/2014

Civil Disobedience and Other Essays

Henry David Thoreau

⭑⭑⭑

2/7/2014

The Virginia Woolf Writers' Workshop

Danell Jones

⭑⭑⭑

1/21/2014

Interactive Data Visualization for the Web

Scott Murray

⭑⭑⭑⭑

1/15/2014

A Patchwork Planet

Anne Tyler

⭑⭑⭑

1/13/2014

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

Julia Alvarez

⭑⭑

1/11/2014 DNF

A Bigamist's Daughter

Alice McDermott

1/10/2014

Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria (The Empty Box and the Zeroth Maria), Volume 2

Eiji Mikage

⭑⭑⭑⭑

1/9/2014

Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria (The Empty Box and the Zeroth Maria), Volume 1

Eiji Mikage

⭑⭑⭑⭑

1/5/2014

Monster

Naoki Urasawa

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

1/3/2014

Penguin Kakumei

Sakura Tsukuba

⭑⭑⭑

1/2/2014

Lean Analytics

Alistair Croll, Benjamin Yoshkovitz

1/1/2014

The Four Agreements

don Miguel Ruiz

⭑⭑⭑⭑


2013

Date

Title

Author

Rating

12/31/2013

The Wasteland and Other Poems

T.S. Eliot

⭑⭑

12/29/2013

Hana-Kimi

Hisaya Nakajo

⭑⭑

12/27/2013

Sybil

Flora Rheta Schreiber

⭑⭑⭑

12/20/2013

Lamp No Ousama

Takako Shigematsu

⭑⭑

12/17/2013

Tenshi Ja Nai!!

Takako Shigematsu

⭑⭑⭑

9/24/2013

Lean UX

Jeff Gothelf, Josh Seiden

⭑⭑

9/23/2013

UX for Lean Startups

Laura Klein

⭑⭑⭑⭑

9/16/2013

Running Lean

Ash Maurya

⭑⭑

7/29/2013

The House on the Strand

Daphne du Maurier

⭑⭑⭑

7/11/2013

Neuromancer

William Gibson

7/5/2013

Super Brain

Deepak Chopra, Rudolph E. Tanzi

⭑⭑

6/10/2013

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

Yukio Mishima

⭑⭑⭑⭑

5/23/2013

Thirst for Love

Yukio Mishima

⭑⭑⭑⭑

5/22/2013

The Lean Startup

Eric Ries

5/11/2013

Snow Crash

Neal Stephenson

⭑⭑

3/23/2013

The Manual of Detection

Jedediah Berry

⭑⭑⭑

3/17/2013

Tesla

Tad Wise

⭑⭑⭑

3/12/2013

The More Than Complete Hitchhiker's Guide

Douglas Adams

⭑⭑⭑

1/12/2013

Sexing the Cherry

Jeanette Winterson

⭑⭑⭑⭑

1/11/2013

When You are Engulfed in Flames

David Sedaris

⭑⭑⭑

1/5/2013

The Painted Veil

  1. Somerset Maugham

⭑⭑⭑

1/5/2013

An Anthropologist on Mars

Oliver Sacks

⭑⭑⭑⭑