Reading

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.

  • Peter Camenzind by Hermann Hesse.
  • Vaccinated by Paul A. Offit.
  • The Art of Stillness by Pico Iyer.
  • Upstream by Dan Heath.
  • Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse.
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami.
  • What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami.
  • Lost Horizon by James Hilton.
  • On The Good Life by Cicero.
  • The Journey to the East by Hermann Hesse.
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. ★
  • White Noise by Don DeLillo.
  • How to Be an Epicurean by Catherine Wilson.
  • Exhalation by Ted Chiang.
  • The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday.
  • 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.