My reading list

On hold, still waiting :)

  • The biggest bluff - Maria Konnikova
  • Essays in idleness and Hōjōki - Kenkō Yoshida
  • Fake accounts - Lauren Olyler
  • Kristin Lavransdatter - Sigrid Undset
  • Suppose a sentence - Brian Dillon

Spring / Summer 2021

  • Dark constellations - Pola Oloixarac
  • Range: why generalists triumph in a specialized world - David Epstein
  • The Ratline: the exalted life and mysterious death of a Nazi fugitive - Philippe Sands
  • The practice: shipping creative work - Seth Godin
  • Life among the savages - Shirley Jackson
  • The buried giant - Kazuo Ishiguro*
  • Ways of seeing - John Berger
  • Savage gods - Paul Kingsnorth
  • A philosophy of walking - Frédéric Gros
  • Eve’s Hollywood - Eve Babitz
  • The Summer book - Tove Jansson*
  • Dyer’s hand : and other essays - W.H. Auden
  • The powerless church and other selected writings, 1955-1985 - Ivan Illich
  • If then: how the Simulmatics Corporation invented the future - Jill Lepore (DNF)
  • The child that books built : a life in reading - Francis Spufford
  • Golden Hill - Francis Spufford
  • A secular age - Charles Taylor (DNF)
  • That old country music - Kevin Barry*
  • Linchpin: are you indispensable? - Seth Godin
  • Drive your plow over the bones of the dead - Olga Tokarczuk
  • My private property - Mary Ruefle
  • Life is a miracle : an essay against modern superstition - Wendell Berry
  • To begin where I am : selected essays - Czesław Miłosz*
  • The transit of Venus - Shirley Hazzard*
  • The Oregon Experiment - Christopher Alexander (DNF)
  • The Dutch house - Anne Patchett (DNF)
  • How to be idle - Tom Hodgkinson
  • The idle parent - Tom Hodgkinson*
  • Smarter than you think - Clive Thompson
  • The Political economy of merchant empires - James Tracy (DNF)
  • Snow crash - Neal Stephenson (DNF)
  • The outlaw sea: a world of freedom, chaos, and crime - William Langewiesche

Fall / Winter 2020

  • The man without talent - Tsuge Yoshiharu
  • The explosive child - Ross Greene
  • The broken road: from the Iron Gates to Mount Athos - Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • In the land of good living : a journey to the heart of Florida - Kent Russell
  • Breaking bread with the dead : a guide to a tranquil mind - Alan Jacobs
  • Japanese interior design - Michelle Galindo
  • Be so good they can’t ignore you - Cal Newport
  • Inspired: how to create tech products customers love - Marty Cagan*
  • Only the paranoid survive! Andrew Grove (DNF)
  • How to think: a survival guide for a world at odds - Alan Jacobs
  • I am sorry to think I have raised a timid son : essays - Kent Russell
  • A pattern language: towns, buildings, construction - Christopher Alexander
  • Sleeveless: fashion, image, media, New York 2011-2019 - Natasha Stagg
  • The timeless way of building - Christopher Alexander
  • No filter: the inside story of Instagram - Sarah Frier
  • In the presence of Schopenhauer - Michel Houelllebecq*
  • Europe against the Jews: 1880-1945 - Götz Aly

Spring / Summer 2020

  • Digital minimalism: choosing a focused life in a noisy world - Cal Newport
  • Get your house right: architectural elements to use & avoid - Marianne Cusato
  • Open source architecture - Carlo Ratti
  • Night boat to Tangier - Kevin Barry*
  • A distant mirror : the calamitous 14th century - Barbara Tuchman (DNF)
  • Exhalation - Ted Chiang*
  • The night watchman - Louise Erdrich
  • Anything you want : 40 lessons for a new kind of entrepreneur - Derek Sivers
  • Masha Regina - V. Levental (DNF)
  • How to talk so kids will listen & listen so kids will talk - Adele Faber
  • The hermit - Thomas Rydahl (DNF)
  • Bringing up girls - James Dobson
  • A perfect crime - A Yi*
  • The Topeka school - Ben Lerner
  • The Third Reich at war, 1939-1945 - Richard Evans*
  • Under a cruel star: a life in Prague 1941-1968 - Heda Kovály*
  • Between the woods and the water - Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • The aviator - Eugene Vodolazkin
  • Nothing to see here - Kevin Wilson (DNF)
  • Lurking: how a person became a user - Joanne McNeil
  • Super thinking: the big book of mental models - Gabriel Weinberg
  • The long goodbye - Raymond Chandler*
  • The factory - Hiroko Oyamada*
  • Ancient light - John Banville (DNF)
  • Atomic Habits: tiny changes, remarkable results - James Clear
  • The Orvis guide to beginning fly fishing - Tom Rosenbauer
  • The organized mind - Daniel Levitin
  • Rivers - Martin Driessen*
  • The day the sun died - Lianke Yan

Fall / Winter 2019

  • The design of everyday things - Donald Norman
  • Antisocial - Andrew Marantz
  • Wa : the essence of Japanese design - Rossella Menegazzo
  • Mid-life: a comic book - Joe Ollmann
  • Growing things : and other stories - Paul Tremblay
  • The elements of typographic style - Robert Bringhurst
  • Black lamb and grey falcon : a journey through Yugoslavia - Rebecca West (DNF)
  • Young once - Patrick Modiano*
  • The houses of Belgrade - Borislav Pekić
  • The peregrine - John Baker
  • Mimesis and theory: essays on literature and criticism, 1953-2005 - Rene Girard
  • The death of Napoleon - Simon Leys*
  • In the cafe of lost youth - Patrick Modiano*
  • Heather, the totality - Matthew Weiner

Spring / Summer 2019

  • Winners take all: the elite charade of changing the world - Anand Giridharadas
  • Death by water - Kenzaburō Ōe (DNF)
  • The blue room - Georges Simenon
  • Jillian - Halle Butler*
  • The new me - Halle Butler*
  • Such fine boys - Patrick Modiano*
  • Mislaid - Nell Zink
  • Intimations: stories - Alexandra Kleeman
  • How to win in a winner-take-all world - Neil Irwin (DNF)
  • My year of rest and relaxation - Ottessa Moshfegh
  • Early work - Andrew Martin*
  • The Third Reich in power, 1933-1939 - Richard Evans*
  • The anatomy of fascism - Robert Paxton
  • The coming of the Third Reich - Richard Evans*
  • The darkroom of Damocles - Willem Hermans*
  • The following story - Cees Nooteboom
  • If not now, when? - Primo Levi
  • Milkman - Anna Burns (DNF)
  • Transit - Rachel Cusk
  • Tenth of December: stories - George Saunders*
  • A bend in the river - V.S. Naipaul
  • Conversations with friends - Sally Rooney
  • Lost in the cosmos: the last self-help book - Walker Percy (DNF)
  • NW - Zadie Smith
  • American pastoral - Philip Roth
  • The Odyssey - Homer, trans. Emily Wilson
  • Is God happy?: selected essays - Leszek Kołakowski
  • The bullet journal method - Ryder Carroll
  • Dieter Rams: as little design as possible - Sophie Lovell
  • The four books - Lianke Yan
  • Endgame - Samuel Beckett
  • The sellout - Paul Beatty
  • Nohow on : three novels - Samuel Beckett
  • Sleep of memory - Patrick Modiano
  • Sundays in August - Patrick Modiano
  • Causality: models, reasoning, and inference - Judea Pearl*
  • The house that Pinterest built - Diane Keaton
  • The map and the territory - Michel Houellebecq
  • Flock of brown birds - Fei Ge
  • Scale - Geoffrey West