reading list

List of books I've read, grouped by year, in reverse chronological order.


2018 (53)

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  • Becoming

    | Michelle Obama
  • Mystics and Misfits: Meeting God Through St. Francis and Other Unlikely Saints

    | Christiana N. Peterson
  • One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter

    | Scaachi Koul
  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

    | Malcolm Gladwell
  • Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump

    | Dan Pfeiffer
  • Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches

    | John Hodgman
  • Sharp Objects

    | Gillian Flynn
  • I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

    | Austin Channing Brown
  • The Perfect Nanny

    | Leila Slimani
  • Catching the Big Fish

    | David Lynch
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

    | Mark Manson
  • Unconditional Forgiveness: A Simple and Proven Method to Forgive Everyone and Everything

    | Mary Hays Grieco
  • Boom Town

    | Sam Anderson
  • When You Find Out the World is Against You: And Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments

    | Kelly Oxford
  • Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again

    | Rachel Held Evans
  • The Dream of a Ridiculous Man: Short Story

    | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Rad Families: A Celebration

    | Tomas Moniz
  • My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer

    | Christian Wiman
  • Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

    | Trevor Noah
  • Calypso

    | David Sedaris
  • Human Redux

    | Henriq Joreteg
  • The Gunners

    | Rebecca Kauffman
  • Sweetbitter

    | Stephanie Danler
  • How to Survive a Shipwreck: Help is on the Way and Love is Already Here

    | Jonathan Martin
  • Turtles All the Way Down

    | John Green
  • Sourdough

    | Robin Sloan
  • Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God: The Scandalous Truth of the Very Good News

    | Brian Zahnd
  • Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

    | Jennifer Wright
  • Annihilation

    | Jeff VanderMeer
  • Americanah

    | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time

    | Jeff Speck
  • Uncommon Type: Some Stories

    | Tom Hanks
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

    | John Berendt
  • Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace

    | Jessica Bennett
  • No Matter the Wreckage

    | Sarah Kay
  • God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships

    | Matthew Vines
  • Sex Object: A Memoir

    | Jessica Valenti
  • You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have To Explain

    | Phoebe Robinson
  • Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, and Illustrated

    | Shea Serrano
  • The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation

    | Richard Rohr
  • Little Fires Everywhere

    | Celeste Ng
  • Small Great Things

    | Jodi Picoult
  • Permission to Screw Up

    | Kristen Hadeed
  • Falling Upward: A Sprituality for the Second Halves of Life

    | Richard Rohr
  • New Collected Poems

    | Wendell Berry
  • Andy Catlett: Early Travels

    | Wendell Berry
  • The Power

    | Naomi Alderman
  • Everything I Never Told You

    | Celeste Ng
  • The Book of Unknown Americans

    | Christina Henriquez
  • Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

    | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

    | Jake Knapp
  • Commonwealth

    | Ann Patchett
  • Wonder Valley

    | Ivy Pochoda

2017 (27)

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  • What about Hitler?: Wrestling with Jesus's Call to Nonviolence in an Evil World

    | Brimlow, Robert W.
  • The Politics of Jesus

    | Yoder, John Howard
  • The Idolatry of God: Breaking Our Addiction to Certainty and Satisfaction

    | Rollins, Peter
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

    | Rowling, J.K.
  • Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church

    | Evans, Rachel Held
  • Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived

    | Bell, Rob
  • Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions

    | Evans, Rachel Held
  • When Breath Becomes Air

    | Kalanithi, Paul
  • Everything That Rises Must Converge: Stories

    | O'Connor, Flannery
  • Between the World and Me

    | Coates, Ta-Nehisi
  • We Should All Be Feminists

    | Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
  • Here I Am

    | Foer, Jonathan Safran
  • The Circle

    | Eggers, Dave
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

    | Lencioni, Patrick
  • The Handmaid's Tale

    | Atwood, Margaret
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany

    | Irving, John
  • The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires Our Trust More Than Our "Correct" Beliefs

    | Enns, Peter
  • The Vegetarian

    | Han, Kang
  • What Is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything

    | Bell, Rob
  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    | Towles, Amor
  • Known and Strange Things: Essays

    | Cole, Teju
  • Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

    | Brown, Brené
  • Life's Too Short to Pretend You're Not Religious

    | Dark, David
  • The Sacredness of Questioning Everything

    | Dark, David
  • The Blinds

    | Sternbergh, Adam
  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1)

    | Sloan, Robin
  • The Yellow Wall-Paper

    | Gilman, Charlotte Perkins
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