Reading List

Reading time ~6 minutes

Currently Reading:

  • The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • City of Blades - Robert Jackson Bennett
  • A Dead Djinn in Cairo - P. Djeli Clark

Read in 2023

  1. Uprooted - Naomi Novik
  2. Awakening - Brandon Sanderson
  3. The Golden Enclaves - Naomi Novik
  4. American War - Omar El Akkad
  5. The Lost Metal - Brandon Sanderson
  6. A Master of Djinn - P. Djèlí Clark
  7. The Traitor Baru Cormorant - Seth Dickinson
  8. City of Stairs - Robert Jackson Bennett
  9. Bindle Punk Bruja - Desideria Mesa
  10. Tempests and Slaughter - Tamora Pierce

Read in 2022

  1. Harrow the Ninth - Tamsyn Muir
  2. A Memory Called Empire - Arkady Martine
  3. The Way of Shadows - Brent Weeks
  4. Shadow’s Edge - Brent Weeks
  5. Sunreach (Skyward Flight: Novella 1) - Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson
  6. Polysecure - Jessica Fern
  7. The Dragon Keeper - Robin Hobb
  8. Kraken - China Miéville
  9. The City We Became - N. K. Jemisin
  10. The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson
  11. Lot - Bryan Washington
  12. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
  13. A Desolation Called Peace - Arkady Martine
  14. The Blade Itself - Joe Abercrombie
  15. Cloud Cuckoo Land - Anthony Doerr
  16. A Deadly Education - Naomi Novik
  17. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing - Hank Green
  18. The Last Graduate - Naomi Novik
  19. Sea of Rust - C. Robert Cargill
  20. The Girl with All the Gifts - Mike Carey
  21. The Raven Stratagem - Yoon Ha Lee
  22. Before They Are Hanged - Joe Abercrombie
  23. Spinning Silver - Naomi Novik
  24. The Original - Brandon Sanderson and Mary Robinette Kowal
  25. Creating Consent Culture - Erica Scott and Marcia Baczynski

Read in 2021

  1. Baptism of Fire - Andrzej Sapkowski
  2. The Blinding Knife - Brent Weeks
  3. Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers - Daniel Ellsberg
  4. Letter from a Birmingham Jail - Martin Luther King Jr.
  5. The Broken Eye - Brent Weeks
  6. The House in the Cerulean Sea - TJ Klune
  7. The Blood Mirror - Brent Weeks
  8. The Burning White - Brent Weeks
  9. The Water Dancer - Ta-Nehisi Coates
  10. The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller
  11. Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism - Laura E. Gómez
  12. Rhythm of War - Brandon Sanderson
  13. Empire of Gold - S. A. Chakraborty
  14. Foundryside - Robert Jackson Bennett
  15. The Library at Mount Char - Scott Hawkins
  16. The Tower of Swallows - Andrzej Sapkowski
  17. Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel
  18. Who Rules the World? - Noam Chomsky
  19. Words Are My Matter - Ursula K. Le Guin
  20. Gifts - Ursula K. Le Guin
  21. The Wave in the Mind - Ursula K. Le Guin
  22. The Eye of the Heron - Ursula K. Le Guin
  23. The Jakarta Method - Vincent Bevins
  24. Coming of Age in Karhide - Ursula K. Le Guin
  25. The Matter of Seggri - Ursula K. Le Guin
  26. Unchosen Love - Ursula K. Le Guin
  27. Mountain Ways - Ursula K. Le Guin
  28. Old Music and the Slave Women - Ursula K. Le Guin
  29. Solitude - Ursula K. Le Guin
  30. The Found and the Lost - Ursula K. Le Guin
  31. Vaster Than Empires and More Slow - Ursula K. Le Guin
  32. Buffalo Gals, Won’t You Come Out Tonight - Ursula K. Le Guin
  33. Hernes - Ursula K. Le Guin
  34. The Matter of Seggri - Ursula K. Le Guin
  35. A Fisherman of the Inland Sea - Ursula K. Le Guin
  36. Forgiveness Day - Ursula K. Le Guin
  37. A Man of the People - Ursula K. Le Guin
  38. A Woman’s Liberation - Ursula K. Le Guin
  39. Old Music and the Slave Women - Ursula K. Le Guin
  40. Parable of the Sower - Octavia E. Butler
  41. The Birthday of the World - Ursula K. Le Guin
  42. Coming of Age in Karhide - Ursula K. Le Guin
  43. The Matter of Seggri - Ursula K. Le Guin
  44. Unchosen Love - Ursula K. Le Guin
  45. Mountain Ways - Ursula K. Le Guin
  46. The Finder - Ursula K. Le Guin
  47. On the High Marsh - Ursula K. Le Guin
  48. Dragonfly - Ursula K. Le Guin
  49. Parable of the Talents - Octavia E. Butler
  50. Paradises Lost - Ursula K. Le Guin
  51. A Necessary Being - Octavia E. Butler
  52. Childfinder - Octavia E. Butler
  53. Rising Out of Hatred - Eli Saslo
  54. Gideon the Ninth - Tamsyn Muir
  55. Catwings - Ursula K. Le Guin
  56. Empire in Black and Gold - Adrian Tchaikovsky

Read in 2020

  1. Edgedancer
  2. City of Illusions
  3. Planet of Exile
  4. Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection
  5. The Rithmatist
  6. Between the World and Me
  7. Circe
  8. Sabriel
  9. The Starless Sea
  10. Recursion
  11. The Poppy War
  12. Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X
  13. A Crown of Swords
  14. The Beginning Place
  15. Changing Planes
  16. Dark Matter
  17. This Is How You Lose the Time War
  18. Empress of Forever
  19. We Were Eight Years in Power
  20. Foundation
  21. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  22. The Three-Body Problem
  23. The Path of Daggers
  24. The New Jim Crow
  25. The Dark Forest
  26. The Last Wish
  27. Freedom Is a Constant Struggle
  28. Prelude to Foundation
  29. The Sword of Destiny
  30. The Blood of Elves
  31. The Black Prism
  32. Death’s End
  33. The Dragon Republic
  34. Season of Storms
  35. The Fire Next Time
  36. The Time of Contempt
  37. Ninefox Gambit
  38. Wake of Vultures
  39. To Be Taught, If Fortunate

Read in 2019

  1. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  2. The War of the Worlds
  3. The Fifth Season
  4. The Obelisk Gate
  5. The Stone Sky
  6. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
  7. All Systems Red
  8. The Shadow Rising
  9. The Fires of Heaven
  10. The Bird King
  11. The City of Brass
  12. The Kingdom of Copper
  13. One Hundred Years of Solitude
  14. Nine Princes in Amber
  15. This Wound Is a World
  16. Lord of Chaos
  17. Rocannon’s World

Read in 2018

  1. The Way of Kings
  2. The High King of Montival
  3. Ready Player One
  4. Words of Radiance
  5. The Tears of the Sun
  6. Hidden Figures
  7. Good Omens
  8. Oathbringer
  9. Dune
  10. The Shock Doctrine
  11. The Wealth of Nations (Book One)
  12. Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy
  13. Rules for Radicals
  14. Alexander Hamilton
  15. A Wizard of Earthsea
  16. Manufacturing Consent
  17. An Indigenous People’s History of the United States
  18. Selected Shorts: For Better and for Worse
  19. Things a Little Bird Told Me
  20. A Discovery of Witches
  21. A People’s History of the United States
  22. Born a Crime
  23. Understanding Power: The Indispensible Chomsky
  24. The Telling
  25. The Dispossessed
  26. The Left Hand of Darkness
  27. Norse Mythology
  28. The Unreal and the Real: Vol. 1 Where on Earth
  29. The Eye of the World
  30. The Great Hunt
  31. The Dragon Reborn
  32. Requiem for the American Dream
  33. How To Kill A City
  34. Lord of Mountains
  35. The Lathe of Heaven
  36. The Ethical Slut
  37. The Given Sacrifice
  38. The Golden Princess

Read in 2017

  1. Animal Farm
  2. The Hero of Ages
  3. The Well of Ascension
  4. Elantris
  5. The Slow Regard of Silent Things
  6. The Wise Man’s Fear
  7. The Name of the Wind
  8. The Art Of War
  9. The Emperor’s Soul
  10. 1984
  11. Homeland: The Legend of Drizzt
  12. Martin Luther King - Beyond Vietnam
  13. American Gods
  14. Snow Crash
  15. The Bands of Mourning
  16. Shadows of Self
  17. The Alloy of Law
  18. Neuromancer
  19. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  20. The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
  21. What Is Serverless? Understanding the Latest Advances in Cloud and Service-Based Architecture
  22. Slaughterhouse-Five
  23. Warbreaker
  24. The Claw of the Conciliator
  25. The Shadow of the Torturer
  26. The Sword of the Lady
  27. The Scourge of God
  28. The Sunrise Lands

Read in 2016

  • A series of listicles and blog posts that shamed me into reading more and making this.