I’m regularly reading a wide variety of books. As I finish each, some will get summaries and notes posted to this blog. Everything is compiled into one page here as an overview of what I’ve already read this year.

A star indicates something I’d near-universally recommend. Other books aren’t necessarily unrecommended; it’s just that the answer is more, “It depends on what you’re looking to read…”


  • 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.

You can also find what I read over the course of 2018 and 2019.