What I'm Reading as of January 6, 2020

  • Beyond Sleep, Willem Frederik Hermans



  • For Today I am a Boy, Kim Fu


  • Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
  • Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison
  • Crucial Conversations, Kerry Patterson, et al
  • Hillbilly Elegy, J. D. Vance
  • Winners Take All, Anand Giridharadas
  • Sometimes a Great Notion, Ken Kesey
  • There There, Tommy Orange
  • Fear, Bob Woodward
  • Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie
  • Bad Blood, John Carreyrou
  • Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie
  • Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock, Joan Lindsay
  • Notes from Underground, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Hunger, Knut Hamsun
  • Bit by Bit, Matthew J Salganik
  • Moon Palace, Paul Auster
  • Ragtime, E. L. Doctorow
  • The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga
  • Grit, Angela Duckworth
  • Notes on a Foreign Country, Suzy Hansen
  • Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  • Ghost in the Wires, Kevin D. Mitnick
  • Terra Incognita, Connie Willis
  • Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer
  • Thinking in Systems, Donella H. Meadows
  • Dune, Frank Herbert
  • Foundations, Isaac Asimov
  • Authority, Jeff VanderMeer
  • Fascism: a Warning, Madeleine Albright
  • Acceptance, Jeff VanderMeer
  • Encounters with the Archdruid, John McPhee
  • Story of Your Life and others, Ted Chiang
  • Conversations with Friends, Sally Rooney
  • Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
  • Euphoria, Lily King
  • Flights, Olga Tokarczuk
  • Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson
  • Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, Robin Sloan
  • Stray City, Chelsey Johnson
  • Kindred, Octavia E Butler
  • The Tiger Flu, Larissa Lai
  • Future Home of the Living God, Louise Eldrich
  • Blindness, José Saramago
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark
  • Gilead, Marilynne Robinson
  • The True Deceiver, Tove Jansson
  • Scott Pilgrim Volume 1, Bryan Lee O'Malley
  • Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
  • On a Sunbeam, Tillie Walden
  • We Are Made of Diamond Stuff, Isabel Waidner


  • Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
  • Giovanni's Room, James Baldwin
  • 10% Happier, Dan Harris
  • Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too, Jomny Sun
  • The Color Purple, Alice Walker
  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers
  • Women & Power, Mary Beard
  • Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh
  • Beloved, Toni Morrison
  • Educated, Tara Westover
  • Reset, Ellen Pao
  • The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Exit West, Mohsin Hamid
  • Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Assembling California, John McPhee
  • We Were Feminists Once, Andi Zeisler
  • Neuromancer, William Gibson
  • Non Violent Communication, Marshall Rosenberg
  • The Expedition, Bea Uusma
  • Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
  • Evicted, Matthew Desmond
  • Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
  • The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
  • A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
  • The Geek Feminist Revolution, Kameron Hurley
  • Autonomous, Annalee Newitz
  • Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
  • Maus, Art Spiegelman
  • How to Be a Stoic, Massimo Pigliucci
  • The Book of Why, Judea Pearl
  • Brotopia, Emily Chang
  • The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Factfulness, Hans Rosling
  • As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner
  • Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado
  • So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo
  • The Diamond Age, Neal Stephenson
  • Swing Time, Zadie Smith
  • Orlando, Virginia Woolf
  • Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell
  • Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk
  • Iza's Ballad, Magda Szabó
  • The Color of Magic, Terry Pratchett
  • The Sandman, Preludes and Nocturnes, Neil Gaiman
  • Geek Love, Katherine Dunn
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey
  • The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
  • Universal Harvester, John Darnielle
  • Ecotopia, Ernest Callenbach
  • The Dispossessed, Ursula Le Guin
  • The Leopard, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
  • American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
  • Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin
  • Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Draft No. 4, John McPhee


  • A Scanner Darkly, Philip K. Dick
  • The Tin Drum, Günter Grass
  • On the Road, Jack Kerouac
  • The Annotated Turing, Charles Petzold
  • The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
  • A Princess of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • An Introduction to Information Theory, John Robinson Pierce
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
  • Basin and Range, John McPhee
  • The 4-Hour Workweek, Timothy Ferriss
  • The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Mark Manson
  • Statistics for Experimenters, George E.P. Box
  • Classic Shell Scripting, Arnold Robbins
  • Storytelling with Data, Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic
  • Chaos Monkeys, Antonio Garcia Martinez
  • Confessions of a Public Speaker, Scott Berkun
  • Dark Money, Jane Mayer
  • Herzog, Saul Bellow
  • I Hate the Internet, Jarett Kobek
  • The Door, Magda Szabó
  • Thank You for Being Late, Thomas L. Friedman
  • Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood
  • Uprooted, Naomi Novik
  • My Man Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse
  • An Introduction to Statistical Learning, Gareth James
  • The Design of Everyday Things, Donald A. Norman
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Man's Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl
  • Rising from the Plains, John McPhee
  • The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
  • The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
  • The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde
  • The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin
  • A Mind for Numbers, Barbara Oakley
  • Life: A User's Manual, Georges Perec
  • The Checklist Manifesto, Atul Gawande
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
  • An Artist of the Floating World, Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Roadside Picnic, Arkady Strugatsky
  • The Trial, Franz Kafka
  • The Stranger, Albert Camus
  • Make It Stick, Peter C. Brown
  • Deep Work, Cal Newport
  • Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  • How We Learn, Benedict Carey
  • The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin
  • On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, Timothy Snyder
  • Weapons of Math Destruction, Cathy O'Neil
  • The Stone Sky, N.K. Jemisin
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Stephen King
  • Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick
  • A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz
  • Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Anne Lamott
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
  • Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, Carlo Rovelli
  • Stoner, John Williams
  • No Is Not Enough, Naomi Klein
  • The Circle, Dave Eggers
  • Wolf in White Van, John Darnielle
  • A History of the World in 100 Objects, Neil MacGregor
  • A Hero of Our Time, Mikhail Lermontov
  • A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
  • Hunger, Roxane Gay
  • Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe


  • On Writing Well, William Zinsser
  • Quiet, Susan Cain
  • The Signal and the Noise, Nate Silver
  • Reading Comprehension & Essays GRE Preparation Guide, 1st Edition, Manhattan GRE
  • I Will Teach You to Be Rich, Ramit Sethi
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey
  • We Should All Be Feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco, Gary Kamiya
  • Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, Nir Eyal
  • Software Architecture Patterns, Mark Richards
  • The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Edward R. Tufte
  • How to Read a Book, Mortimer J. Adler
  • Good Omens, Terry Pratchett
  • Debugging Teams, Brian W. Fitzpatrick
  • Anathem, Neal Stephenson
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman
  • The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
  • Visual Explanations, Edward R. Tufte
  • The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury
  • Women in Tech, Tarah Wheeler
  • Sophie's World, Jostein Gaarder
  • Getting to Yes, Roger Fisher
  • Envisioning Information, Edward R. Tufte
  • The Sorrows of Young Werther, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • The Art of War, Sun Tzu
  • Shrill, Lindy West
  • The Lean Startup, Eric Ries
  • Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter, Richard Feynman
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
  • Catch-22, Joseph Heller
  • A History of Western Philosophy, Bertrand Russell
  • Principles of Mathematical Analysis, Walter Rudin
  • The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli
  • Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull
  • The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx
  • How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know, Brian Ward
  • Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
  • Thinking With Type, Ellen Lupton
  • Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
  • Heart of a Dog, Mikhail Bulgakov
  • Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace, Joseph M. Williams
  • The Complete Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi
  • A People's History of the United States, Howard Zinn
  • Beautiful Evidence, Edward R. Tufte
  • Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions, Brian Christian
  • Managing Oneself, Peter F. Drucker
  • The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin


  • The Pragmatic Programmer, Andrew Hunt
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie
  • Getting Things Done, David Allen
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondō
  • Yes Please, Amy Poehler
  • Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg
  • Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay
  • The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg
  • Making Things Happen, Scott Berkun
  • Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell
  • Statistics Done Wrong: The Woefully Complete Guide, Alex Reinhart


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