reading list — 2018

List of 53 books I read in 2018, in chronological order.


  • Wonder Valley
    Ivy Pochoda
  • Commonwealth
    Ann Patchett
  • Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days
    Jake Knapp
  • Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The Book of Unknown Americans
    Christina Henriquez
  • Everything I Never Told You
    Celeste Ng
  • The Power
    Naomi Alderman
  • Andy Catlett: Early Travels
    Wendell Berry
  • New Collected Poems
    Wendell Berry
  • Falling Upward: A Sprituality for the Second Halves of Life
    Richard Rohr
  • Permission to Screw Up
    Kristen Hadeed
  • Small Great Things
    Jodi Picoult
  • Little Fires Everywhere
    Celeste Ng
  • The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation
    Richard Rohr
  • Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, and Illustrated
    Shea Serrano
  • You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have To Explain
    Phoebe Robinson
  • Sex Object: A Memoir
    Jessica Valenti
  • God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships
    Matthew Vines
  • No Matter the Wreckage
    Sarah Kay
  • Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace
    Jessica Bennett
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
    John Berendt
  • Uncommon Type: Some Stories
    Tom Hanks
  • Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
    Jeff Speck
  • Americanah
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Annihilation
    Jeff VanderMeer
  • Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them
    Jennifer Wright
  • Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God: The Scandalous Truth of the Very Good News
    Brian Zahnd
  • Sourdough
    Robin Sloan
  • Turtles All the Way Down
    John Green
  • How to Survive a Shipwreck: Help is on the Way and Love is Already Here
    Jonathan Martin
  • Sweetbitter
    Stephanie Danler
  • The Gunners
    Rebecca Kauffman
  • Human Redux
    Henriq Joreteg
  • Calypso
    David Sedaris
  • Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
    Trevor Noah
  • My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer
    Christian Wiman
  • Rad Families: A Celebration
    Tomas Moniz
  • The Dream of a Ridiculous Man: Short Story
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again
    Rachel Held Evans
  • When You Find Out the World is Against You: And Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments
    Kelly Oxford
  • Boom Town
    Sam Anderson
  • Unconditional Forgiveness: A Simple and Proven Method to Forgive Everyone and Everything
    Mary Hays Grieco
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
    Mark Manson
  • Catching the Big Fish
    David Lynch
  • The Perfect Nanny
    Leila Slimani
  • I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
    Austin Channing Brown
  • Sharp Objects
    Gillian Flynn
  • Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches
    John Hodgman
  • Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump
    Dan Pfeiffer
  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
    Malcolm Gladwell
  • One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter
    Scaachi Koul
  • Mystics and Misfits: Meeting God Through St. Francis and Other Unlikely Saints
    Christiana N. Peterson
  • Becoming
    Michelle Obama