Reading List - 2015

[Originally posted on Facebook]

Continuing the tradition, here are the book I read in 2015:


  • Tenth of December - George Saunders [thanks Danielle]
  • House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski [thanks James]
  • The Secret History - Donna Tartt
  • The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood [thanks Asali]


  • Freedom - Jonathan Franzen [thanks Asali]
  • The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil - Stephen Collins [thanks Danielle]
  • Infinite City - Rebecca Solnit [thanks Asali]
  • I Am a Strange Loop - Douglas Hofstadter
  • “The Cheater’s Guide to Love” - Junot Díaz
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Díaz
  • The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work - Alain de Botton [thanks Asali]
  • Summa Technologiae - Stanisław Lem


  • They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? - Horace McCoy [thanks Asali]
  • Speak, Memory - Vladimir Nabokov [thanks Asali]
  • The Discovery of Neptune - Morton Grosser [thanks Tikhon]
  • A Visit From the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan [thanks Asali]
  • Marx’s Capital Illustrated - David Smith and Phil Evans
  • Men Explain Things to Me - Rebecca Solnit
  • The Dead Mountaineer’s Inn - Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
  • Everyman - Philip Roth [thanks mom & dad]
  • Doing Good Better - William MacAskill
  • Arabs & Israel for Beginners - Ron David


  • Gentlemen of the Road - Michael Chabon


  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce
  • Geek Sublime - Vikram Chandra [thanks Danielle]
  • New Urbanism and American Planning - Emily Talen


  • Iterating Grace - Anonymous

I’_ve also started subscribing to a few magazines this year - Nautilus and Two Lines Press - and both have been incredible reads so far. I read an issue of Lapham’s Quarterly (VIII.3 - “Philanthropy”) that had a huge influence on me, and I wish I had the time to subscribe to it too, but it’s such a dense magazine that reading it four times a year would leave no time for books 🙁


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