This is a running list of the books I’ve read this year. The stars indicate something I’d near-universally recommend. I hope to get better about posting reading notes, in which case I’ll link to those.

If you’re really curious you can find past reading lists from 2018 and 2019. I also keep an index of all the reading notes I’ve posted.

  • Naïve Super by Erlend Loe.
  • Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill.
  • Peak: The New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool. ★
  • On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong.
  • The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro.
  • High Growth Handbook by Elad Gil.
  • Weather by Jenny Offill.
  • Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling.
  • How to Be Bored by Eva Hoffman.
  • Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling.
  • How to Not Always Be Working by Marlee Grace.
  • Buyology by Martin Lindstrom.
  • The Dawn Watch by Maya Jasanoff.
  • Barcelona by Robert Hughes.
  • The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle.
  • The Great Mental Models by Farnam Street.
  • Draft No. 4 by John McPhee.
  • The Writing Life by Annie Dillard.
  • How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee.
  • Indistractable by Nir Eyal.
  • The Bells of Old Tokyo by Anna Sherman.
  • Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling.