I’m working on reading more books that have nothing to do with my job — here’s the running list. If you want to read something on the second list together, let me know.


  • Underground Airlines, Ben H. Winters
  • Migration Songs, Anna Quon
  • Conflict is Not Abuse, Sarah Schulman
  • Milk and Honey, Rupi Kaur
  • The Poetry Chains of Dominic Luxford, Dominic Luxford
  • The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Hard‑Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Haruki Murakami
  • Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Jenny Lawson
  • The Fox Was Ever the Hunter, Herta Müller
  • Do Not Say We Have Nothing, Madeleine Thien

Up next + looking to borrow:

  • Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work, Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams
  • Bone, Yrsa Daly-Ward
  • When the World Wounds, Kiini Ibura Salaam
  • Exit West, Mohsin Hamid
  • Men Without Women, Haruki Murakami
  • Welcome Thieves, Sean Beaudoin
  • Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, Sunil Yapa
  • Stories of Your Life and Others, Ted Chiang
  • The Idiot, Elif Batuman
  • The Future is Now (Vol. 1 & 2), Josan
  • Kindred, Octavia Butler
  • Everything Belongs to the Future, Laurie Penny
  • Free Radicals, Michael Brooks
  • Never Let me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, Mason Currey
  • On Looking, Alexandra Horowitz
  • The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning, Wendy Trusler and Carol Devine
  • How the Universe Got its Spots, Janna Levin
  • Stories, Sara Majka
  • Satellites in the High Country, Jason Mark
  • NK3, Michael Tolkin

Shelved for now:

  • The Four Dimensional Human, Laurence Scott