Book log

 
 

Book log

I like reading. This is what I've read over the past few years. 

2018

  • A Dull Roar – Henry Rollins

  • The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison

  • Hallelujah Anyway – Anne Lamott

  • Fire On All Sides – James Rhodes

  • How to Think – Alan Jacobs

  • Hope in the Dark – Rebecca Solnit

  • Bored and Brilliant – Manoush Zomorodi

  • Reservoir 13 – Jon McGregor

  • Golden Hill – Francis Spufford

  • Just Kids – Patti Smith

  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge

  • We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  • What Belongs to You – Garth Greenwell

  • Connect – Julian Gough

  • Housekeeping – Marilynne Robinson

  • Commonwealth – Ann Patchett

  • The Power – Naomi Alderman

  • Less – Andrew Sean Greer

  • Let Your Life Speak – Parker J. Palmer

  • Priestdaddy – Patricia Lockwood

  • This Really Isn't About You – Jean Hannah Edelstein

  • Rest – Alexander Soojung-Kim Pang

  • I Am, I Am, I Am – Maggie O’Farrell

  • The Writing Life – Annie Dillard

  • A Spool of Blue Thread – Anne Tyler

  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman

  • The Leavers – Lisa Ko

  • Normal People – Sally Rooney

  • Crudo – Olivia Laing

  • Mothers – Chris Power

2017

  • The Humans – Matt Haig

  • Deep Work – Cal Newport

  • Status Anxiety – Alain de Botton

  • On Beauty – Zadie Smith

  • Gilead – Marilynne Robinson

  • Black Sheep and Prodigals – Dave Tomlinson

  • The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas

  • Shoe Dog – Phil Knight

  • When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi

  • A Really Good Day – Ayelet Waldman

  • The Descent of Man – Grayson Perry

  • No is Not Enough – Naomi Klein

  • How to Stop Time – Matt Haig

  • The Second Curve – Charles Handy

  • My Absolute Darling – Gabriel Tallent

  • Carpe Diem – Roman Krznaric

  • Better Than Before – Gretchen Rubin

  • The State of Affairs – Esther Perel

  • Bit of a Blur – Alex James

2016

  • The Hundred-year-old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared - Jonas Jonasson

  • Black Coffee Blues – Henry Rollins

  • How to be a Bad Christian – Dave Tomlinson

  • In Praise of Slow – Carl HonorΓ©

  • The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday

  • The Concise 48 Laws of Power – Robert Greene

  • Bird by Bird – Anne Lamott

  • The Hidden Pleasures of Life – Theodore Zeldin

  • Hyperbole and a Half – Allie Brosh

  • The Return of the Prodigal Son – Henri Nouwen

  • Carrying Albert Home – Homer Hickam

  • How to be Here – Rob Bell

  • Pure – Rose BretΓ©cher

  • On Writing – Stephen King

  • Brave Enough – Cheryl Strayed

  • Good Trouble – Joe Biel

  • So Good They Can't Ignore You – Cal Newport

  • Letters to a Young Poet – Rainer Maria Rilke

  • Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert

  • Information Doesn't Want to Be Free – Cory Doctorow

  • A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara

  • It's Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too) – Nora McInerney Purmort

  • Footnotes: How Running Makes Us Human – Vybarr Cregan-Reid

  • Becoming Wise – Krista Tippett

  • The Way of the Runner – Adharanand Finn

  • Grief is the Thing with Feathers – Max Porter

  • We Don’t Know What We’re Doing – Thomas Morris

  • The Examined Life – Stephen Grosz

  • Fathomless Riches – Richard Coles

  • A Whole Life – Robert Seethaler

  • The Zimzum of Love – Rob and Kristen Bell

  • The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes

  • Let My People Go Surfing – Yvon Chouinard

  • The Course of Love – Alain de Botton

  • Silence and Honey Cakes – Rowan Williams

2015

  • A Sense of Direction – Gideon Lewis-Kraus

  • Play it Again – Alan Rusbridger

  • Hegarty on Creativity – John Hegarty

  • The Art of Stillness – Pico Iyer

  • Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman

  • Happiness by Design – Paul Dolan

  • Zeitoun – Dave Eggers

  • Do Story – Bobette Buster

  • No One Belongs Here More Than You – Miranda July

  • Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan

  • So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed – Jon Ronson

  • Essentialism – Greg McKeown

  • We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler

  • Ajax Penumbra 1969 – Robin Sloan

  • Growth Hacker Marketing – Ryan Holiday

  • Contagious – Jonah Berger

  • Ringside! – Adam Gnade

  • The Element – Ken Robinson

  • The Versions of Us – Laura Barnett

  • Dreams from My Father – Barack Obama

  • The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion

  • The Rosie Effect – Graeme Simsion

  • Improv Wisdom – Patricia Ryan Madson

  • Tiny Beautiful Things – Cheryl Strayed

  • All My Friends are Superheroes – Andrew Kaufman

  • The Achievement Habit – Bernie Roth

  • The Fly Trap – Fredrik SjΓΆberg

  • Small Victories – Anne Lamott

  • Born to Run – Christopher McDougall

  • Beautiful Ruins – Jess Walter

  • The Game – Neil Strauss

  • The Magic of Tidying – Marie Kondo

  • Reasons to Stay Alive – Matt Haig

  • Spark for the Fire – Ian Wharton

  • Doing Good Better – Will MacAskill

  • The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton

  • The Next Next Level – Leon Neyfakh

  • Wild – Cheryl Strayed

  • Yes Please – Amy Poehler

  • On the Shortness of Life – Seneca

  • Instrumental – James Rhodes

  • The Almost Nearly Perfect People – Michael Booth

2014

  • A Visit from the Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan

  • David & Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants – Malcolm Gladwell

  • A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway

  • The Case for Working With Your Hands – Matthew Crawford

  • The Road – Cormac McCarthy

  • Choose Yourself – James Altucher

  • Predatory Thinking: A Masterclass in Out-Thinking the Competition – Dave Trott

  • Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • The Brand Handbook – Wally Olins

  • Ogilvy on Advertising – David Ogilvy

  • Copywriting – Mark Shaw

  • The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

  • The Aftermath of Forever – Natalye Childress

  • The Pursuit of God – A. W. Tozer

  • How to Stay Sane – Philippa Perry

  • Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook – Gary Vaynerchuk

  • Steal Like an Artist – Austin Kleon

  • The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

  • Help, Thanks, Wow – Anne Lamott

  • Stuffocation – James Wallman

  • Confessions of an Advertising Man – David Ogilvy

  • Show Your Work! – Austin Kleon

  • Give and Take – Adam Grant

  • The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt

  • An Altar in the World – Barbara Brown Taylor

  • The Circle – Dave Eggers

  • The Gospel According to Everyone, vol. II – Martin Wroe

  • The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz ZafΓ³n

  • Do Purpose – David Hieatt

  • Cranky, Beautiful Faith – Nadia Bolz-Weber

  • Take This Bread – Sara Miles

  • The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy

  • Wild Geese – Mary Oliver

  • Leaving Church – Barbara Brown Taylor

  • American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis

  • The Challenger’s Almanac – Various

  • What Matters Most? – Brian Draper

  • Falling Upward – Richard Rohr

  • Firmin – Sam Savage

  • Traveling Mercies – Anne Lamott

  • Long Walk to Freedom – Nelson Mandela

  • It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be – Paul Arden

  • The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin’ Sad – Adam Gnade

  • Life Lessons from Bergson – Michael Foley

  • The Four Loves – C.S. Lewis

  • No Country for Old Men – Cormac McCarthy

  • Life Lessons from Kierkegaard – Robert Ferguson

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon

  • Damn Good Advice (for people with talent!) – George Lois

  • Life Lessons from Freud – Brett Kahr

  • Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite – Paul Arden

  • Simple Steps to a Life Less Shitty – Adam Gnade