Reading List

I’ve been trying to read a book a week. This includes novels and non-fiction, and also graphic novels and YA books that I’ve been reading with my daughter. Below is the list of what I’ve read this year in the order that I read it. I’ve linked a few blog posts that discuss the readings.

2024

  1. John Scalzi, Starter Villain
  2. Curtis Sittenfeld, Romantic Comedy
  3. Olivia Gatwood, New American Best Friend
  4. Jesse David Fox, Comedy Book
  5. Maria Bamford, Sure, I’ll Join Your Cult
  6. Jason Matthews, Red Sparrow
  7. Jason Matthews, Palace of Treason
  8. Peter Brown, The Wild Robot Protects
  9. Jason Matthews, The Kremlin’s Candidate
  10. Mark Henshaw, Red Cell
  11. Mark Henshaw, Cold Shot
  12. Mark Henshaw, The Fall of Moscow Station
  13. Mark Henshaw, The Last Man in Tehran
  14. Kara Swisher, Burn Book
  15. Mick Herron, The Secret Hours

2023

  1. Alison Weir, Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen
  2. John Le Carré, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  3. John Le Carré, The Honourable Schoolboy
  4. John Le Carré, Smiley’s People
  5. John Scalzi, The Kaiju Preservation Society
  6. John Le Carré, Call for the Dead
  7. John Le Carré, A Murder of Quality
  8. Mick Herron, Bad Actors
  9. Sarah Penner, The Lost Apothecary
  10. Levy Rozman, How to Win at Chess
  11. Audrey Watters, Teaching Machines

2022

  1. Allie Brosh, Solutions and Other Problems
  2. Peggy Orenstein, Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape
  3. Sarah Andersen, Oddball
  4. Roger Bennett, (Re)born in the USA
  5. Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles
  6. John Le Carré, Call for the Dead
  7. John Le Carré, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
  8. Agatha Christie, Death on the Nile
  9. Patrick O’Brian, Master and Commander
  10. Patrick O’Brian, Post Captain
  11. Patrick O’Brian, H.M.S. Surprise
  12. Patrick O’Brian, The Mauritius Command
  13. Patrick O’Brian, Desolation Island
  14. Patrick O’Brian, The Fortune of War
  15. Patrick O’Brian, The Surgeon’s Mate
  16. Patrick O’Brian, The Ionian Mission
  17. Patrick O’Brian, Treason’s Harbor
  18. Patrick O’Brian, The Far Side of the World
  19. Patrick O’Brian, The Reverse of the Medal
  20. Patrick O’Brian, The Letter of Marque
  21. Patrick O’Brian, The Thirteen-Gun Salute
  22. Patrick O’Brian, The Nutmeg of Consolation
  23. Patrick O’Brian, The Truelove
  24. Patrick O’Brian, The Wine-Dark Sea
  25. Patrick O’Brian, The Commodore
  26. James Levine, Get Up: Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It
  27. Patrick O’Brian, The Yellow Admiral
  28. Patrick O’Brian, The Hundred Days
  29. Patrick O’Brian, Blue at the Mizzen
  30. James Levine & Selene Yeager, Move a Little, Lose a Lot
  31. Mick Herron, Slow Horses
  32. Mick Herron, Dead Lions
  33. Mick Herron, The List (novella)
  34. Mick Herron, Real Tigers
  35. Mick Herron, Spook Street
  36. Mick Herron, London Rules
  37. Mick Herron, Joe Country
  38. Mick Herron, Slough House
  39. Tui T Sutherland, The Flames of Hope
  40. Dennis Rasmussen, The Infidel and the Professor
  41. Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda, Monstress Volume 1: Awakening
  42. Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda, Monstress Volume 2: The Blood
  43. Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda, Monstress Volume 3: Haven
  44. Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda, Monstress Volume 4: The Chosen
  45. Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda, Monstress Volume 5: Warchild
  46. Sönke Ahrens, How to Take Smart Notes
  47. Becky Chambers, A Prayer for the Crown-Shy
  48. Thomas Perry, The Old Man
  49. Beatriz Williams, Our Woman in Moscow
  50. Alison Weir, Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen
  51. Alison Weir, Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession

2021

  1. Tui T Sutherland, Dangerous Gift (March 20)
  2. Amitav Ghosh, Gun Island (March 29)
  3. Alistair Moffat, The Highland Clans
  4. William Gibson, Neuromancer
  5. Becky Chambers, A Psalm for the Wild-Built
  6. Becky Chambers, To Be Taught, If Fortunate
  7. William Gibson, Zero History
  8. William Gibson, Pattern Recognition
  9. William Gibson, Spook Country
  10. Brian Bonnyman, The Third Duke of Buccleuch and Adam Smith: Estate Management and Improvement in Enlightenment Scotland
  11. Lily King, Writers & Lovers
  12. Sally Rooney, Beautiful World, Where Are You
  13. John Reed, Ten Days that Shook the World

2020

  1. Marlon James, Black Leopard, Red Wolf (January 25)
  2. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (January 31)
  3. Megan Angelo, Followers (February 3)
  4. Tui T Sutherland, Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy (February 8)
  5. Ta-nehisi Coates, The Water Dancer (February 16)
  6. Pooja K. Agarwal & Patrice M. Bain, Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning (February 18)
  7. James Lang, Small Teaching (February 23)
  8. Tui T Sutherland, Wings of Fire: The Lost Heir (February 27)
  9. Arkady Martine, A Memory Called Empire (February 28)
  10. Tui T Sutherland, Wings of Fire: The Hidden Kingdom
  11. Ronan Farrow, Catch and Kill
  12. Tui T Sutherland, Wings of Fire: The Dark Secret
  13. Tui T Sutherland, Wings of Fire: The Brightest Night
  14. Tui T Sutherland, Wings of Fire: Moon Rising
  15. Ngozi Ukazu, Check, Please! Sticks & Scones
  16. Tui T Sutherland, Wings of Fire: Winter Turning
  17. Bret Eynon and Laura M. Gambino, High Impact ePortfolio Practice (April 19)
  18. Tom Standage, A History of the World in 6 Glasses (April 19)
  19. Tui T Sutherland, Wings of Fire: Escaping Peril
  20. Tui T Sutherland, Wings of Fire: Talons of Power
  21. Lauren Wilkinson, American Spy (May 4)
  22. Tui T Sutherland, Wings of Fire: Darkness of Dragons
  23. Brandon Taylor, Real Life (May 22)
  24. Tui T Sutherland, Dragonslayer (June 8)
  25. Dennis Lehane, A Drink before the War (June 19)
  26. Noelle Stevenson, Nimona (June 22)
  27. Tui T. Sutherland, The Menagerie (June 27)
  28. Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist (June 27)
  29. Joshua R. Eyler, How Humans Learn (June 28)
  30. Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy (July 11)
  31. Tui T. Sutherland, Dragon on Trial
  32. Kevin Nguyen, New Waves (August 2)
  33. Tui T. Sutherland, Krakens and Lies (August 4)
  34. Julian Fellowes, Snobs (August 9)
  35. Jennifer Close, The Hopefuls (August 11)
  36. Ngozi Ukazu, Check, Please!, vol. 1 (August 24)
  37. Honorée Jeffers, The Age of Phyllis (August 26)
  38. Nathan W. Pyle, Strange Planet (October 9)
  39. Allie Brosh, Hyperbole and a Half (October 15)
  40. Ann Patchett, The Dutch House (October 23)

2019

  1. Kevin Young, Brown: poems (Jan 2)
  2. Kathleen Stewart, Ordinary Affects (Jan 3)
  3. Matt Haig, The Girl Who Saved Christmas (Jan 13)
  4. Hilary Chute, Why Comics (Jan 23)
  5. Zadie Smith, Feel Free (Abandoned mid Feb)
  6. Anand Giridharadas, Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World (Feb 23)
  7. Alison Bechdel, Fun Home (Mar 3)
  8. Mike Lambert, A Beginner’s Guide to Doing Your Education Research Project (Mar 8)
  9. Yukito Kishiro, Alita Battle Angel (Mar 10)
  10. Peter Brown, The Wild Robot (Mar 13)
  11. Becky Chambers, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Mar 22) (Audiobook)
  12. Evan Ratliff, The Mastermind (Mar 22)
  13. Michele Obama, Becoming (Mar 22)
  14. Becky Chambers, A Closed and Common Orbit (Mar 24)
  15. Savin-Baden & Tombs, Research Methods for Education in the Digital Age (April 7)
  16. Becky Chambers, Record of a Spaceborn Few (April 12)
  17. Peter Brown, The Wild Robot Escapes (April 16)
  18. Sally Rooney, Conversations with Friends (April 16)
  19. Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale (April 19)
  20. Tressie McMillan Cottom, Thick (April 20)
  21. Sally Rooney, Normal People (April 30)
  22. Shoshana Zuboff, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism (May 2)
  23. Spider-Man/Spider-Gwen “Sitting in a Tree” collection (May 3)
  24. Andrew Sean Greer, Less (May 6)
  25. Meg Wolitzer, The Female Persuasion (May 9)
  26. Michael Eric Dyson, What Truth Sounds Like (May 14)
  27. SerialBox, The Vela (May 18)
  28. Unger, Benjamin Rush (May 19)
  29. Linda Leung, Technologies of Displacement (May 22)
  30. Tui T Sutherland, Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy (May 26)
  31. Richard K Morgan, Altered Carbon (May 31)
  32. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (June 5)
  33. Tui T Sutherland, Wings of Fire: The Lost Heir (June 8)
  34. China Miéville, The City & The City (June 10)
  35. Hannah Capin, The Dead Queens Club (June 18)
  36. Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Heads of the Colored People (June 21)
  37. Tui T Sutherland, Wings of Fire: The Hidden Kingdom (June 23)
  38. Tui T Sutherland, Wings of Fire: The Dark Secret (June 30)
  39. Cal Newport, Digital Minimalism (July 3)
  40. Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens (July 5)
  41. Tui T Sutherland, Wings of Fire: The Brightest Night (July 6)
  42. Tui T Sutherland, Wings of Fire: Moon Rising (July 12)
  43. Tui T Sutherland, Wings of Fire: Winter Turning (July 17)
  44. Tui T Sutherland, Wings of Fire: Escaping Peril (July 29)
  45. Neblo, Esterling, and Lazer, Politics with the People (August 2)
  46. Tui T Sutherland, Wings of Fire: Talons of Power (August 11)
  47. Jesmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied, Sing (August 12)
  48. Paul Beatty, The Sellout (August 24)
  49. Ron Chernow, Grant (August 26)
  50. Tui T Sutherland, Wings of Fire: Darkness of Dragons (August 30)
  51. Kate Atkinson, Transcription (August 31)
  52. Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Fleishman Is in Trouble (September 6)
  53. Tui T Sutherland, Wings of Fire: The Lost Continent (September 11)
  54. André Aciman, Call Me By Your Name (September 11)
  55. Tui T Sutherland, Wings of Fire: The Hive Queen (September 30)
  56. Curtis Sittenfeld, Eligible (September 30)
  57. Tui T Sutherland, Wings of Fire: The Poison Jungle (October 13)
  58. Wright Thompson, The Cost of These Dreams (October 18)
  59. Ngozi Ukazu, Check, Please!, vol. 1 (October 20)
  60. Tui T Sutherland, Wings of Fire, Legends: Darkstalker (October 30)
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