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Below are the books I’m actively reading and those which I’ve read since ~January 2019. I read books before then, but I wasn’t as diligent about tracking them. Thanks to Marielle Foster for showing me the way!

Actively Reading


YTD: 26

September 2021

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen

August 2021

  • The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. II: Means of Ascent by Robert Caro

July 2021

  • The Te of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff
  • A Guide to the Good Life by William B. Irvine

June 2021

  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

May 2021

  • Leviathan Wakes, Expanse Series, Book 1 by James S.A. Corey
  • A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  • The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu Goldratt

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • The Mom Test: How to talk to customers & learn if your business is a good idea when everyone is lying to you by Rob Fitzpatrick


YTD: 34

December 2020

  • Dandelion Dynasty Book I: The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
  • The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries

November 2020

  • The Baroque Cycle Vol. I: Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson

October 2020

  • Bromeliad Trilogy, Book II: Diggers by Terry Pratchett
  • Bromeliad Trilogy, Book III: Wings by Terry Pratchett

September 2020

  • Bromeliad Trilogy, Book I: Truckers by Terry Pratchett
  • Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

August 2020

  • Accelerate: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations by Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim
  • Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
  • Black Boy: American Hunger by Richard Wright
  • White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg

July 2020

  • Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay
  • Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business by Danny Meyer
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison

June 2020

  • Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
  • The Source by James Michener

May 2020

  • Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie
  • Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs by John Doerr, Larry Page

April 2020

  • Hawaii by James Michener
  • Joel On Software by Joel Spolsky
  • The Mythical Man Month by Frederick P. Brooks
  • REAMDE by Neal Stephenson

March 2020

  • The Imposter’s Handbook by Rob Conery
  • Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
  • Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams by Tom DeMarco & Timothy Lister
  • Clean Code by Robert “Uncle Bob” Martin

February 2020

  • Heavy by Kiese Laymon
  • Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener
  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

January 2020


Total: 35

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

  • Letters from A Stoic by Seneca

September 2019

  • Obelisk Gate by NK Jemisin
  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (Hays translation)
  • The Manual by Epictetus (Torde translation)
  • What Unites Us by Dan Rather
  • Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (Ursula K. Leguin translation)

August 2019

  • Fifth Season by NK Jemisin
  • Algebra of Happiness by Scott Galloway
  • The Stone Sky by NK Jemisin

July 2019

  • Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (Charles Johnston translation)
  • The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. I: The Path to Power by Robert Caro
  • Upstream by Mary Oliver
  • Dog Song by Mary Oliver

June 2019

  • This America by Jill Lepore
  • The Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt & David Thomas
  • Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke

May 2019

  • Working by Robert Caro

April 2019

  • The World As I See It by Albert Einstein

March 2019

  • The Broken Kingdoms by NK Jemisin
  • The Kingdom of Gods by NK Jemisin
  • The Awakened Kingdom by NK Jemisin
  • Consider The Lobster by David Foster Wallace
  • This Is Water by David Foster Wallace

February 2019

  • The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
  • The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by NK Jemisin

January 2019

  • Death’s End by Cixin Liu
  • Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker

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