This is a running list of the books I’ve read this year. Anything I near-universally recommend is marked with a star and I linked to any reading notes I published.

You can also find lists from 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 as well as an index of my reading notes.

  • Building a Second Brain by Tiago Forte.
  • Red Pill by Hari Kunzru.
  • LaserWriter II by Tamara Shopsin.
  • Ajax Penumbra by Robin Sloan.
  • When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamín Labatut.
  • The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey.
  • Encircling 3: Aftermath by Carl Frode Tiller.
  • The Finishers by Aurélien Delfosse and Alexis Berg.
  • The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf. ★
  • Flower Diary by Molly Peacock.
  • Encircling 2: Origins by Carl Frode Tiller.
  • The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan Watts.
  • In Pursuit of Silence by George Prochnik.
  • Encircling by Carl Frode Tiller.
  • For Fukui’s Sake by Sam Baldwin.
  • Free Speech by Jacob Mchangama.
  • Nine Nasty Words by John McWhorter.
  • The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. ★
  • Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar.
  • The Last Emperor of Mexico by Edward Shawcross.
  • Stolen Focus by Johann Hari.
  • Making Numbers Count by Chip Heath and Karla Starr. ★
  • Dune by Frank Herbert.
  • Principles for Dealing with The Changing World Order by Ray Dalio.
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke.