Reading List

Inspired by Susan Fowler’s reading list, I’ve made my own. Using her style, I’ve also marked ones that really stood out to me with asterisks.

Currently reading


  1. Fear, by Bob Woodward
  2. Citizen, by Claudia Rankine
  3. *Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson
  4. The Opposite of Loneliness, by Marina Keegan
  5. Blue Nights, by Joan Didion
  6. Hunger, by Roxane Gay
  7. Becoming, by Michelle Obama
  8. *Salt Fat Acid Heat, by Samin Nosrat
  9. When, by Daniel Pink
  10. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, by Lori Arviso Alvord
  11. *Bad Blood, by John Carreyrou
  12. Night Sky with Exit Wounds, by Ocean Vuong
  13. *Ego is the Enemy, Ryan Holiday
  14. *Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri


  1. Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann
  2. The Sellout, by Paul Beatty
  3. Men Explain Things to Me, by Rebecca Solnit
  4. *Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  5. *The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri
  6. *The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, by Ken Liu
  7. A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway
  8. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
  9. Travels with Charley, by John Steinbeck
  10. Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck
  11. The Pearl, by John Steinbeck
  12. The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
  13. The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert
  14. *Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi
  15. Shoe Dog, by Phil Knight
  16. We Were Eight Years in Power, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  17. *Evicted, by Matthew Desmond
  18. One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel García Márquez

Art books

  1. *Conversations with the Dead, by Danny Lyon
  2. The Americans, by Robert Frank
  3. Immediate Family, by Sally Mann

2017 (incomplete)

  1. The Emperor of All Maladies, by Siddartha Mukherjee
  2. *Trespassers?, by Willow Lung-Amam
  3. The Checklist Manifesto, by Atul Gawande
  4. *Americana, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  5. *The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, by Anne Fadiman