A page detailing what I’m reading in 2021. Any must-read recommendations will have a heart ♥ next to them. That means I could see myself reading it again. Other books may be worth reading, but I may not get as much value out of rereads.

You can also see what I read in past years, at least when I began keeping track of it:

The list:

  1. The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
  2. Pastoral Song: A Farmer’s Journey by James Rebanks
  3. Butterick’s Practical Typography by Matthew Butterick
  4. Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Francesc Miralles and Hector Garcia Puigcerver
  5. Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks by Chris Herring
  6. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff
  7. Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman
  8. Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
  9. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  10. A Wizard of Earthsea: The First Book of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
  11. Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders
  12. How to Start: Get Clear, Get Confident, and Get Going by Michael Bungay Stanier
  13. Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life by Susan David
  14. Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention–And How to Think Deeply Again by Johann Hari
  15. Sully: My Search for What Really Matters by Chesley B. Sullenberger, Jeffrey Zaslow
  16. The Last Great Game: Duke vs. Kentucky and the 2.1 Seconds That Changed Basketball by Gene Wojciechowski
  17. The Second Mountain by David Brooks