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. Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch
  2. The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham
  3. The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin
  4. Ultralight: The Zen Habits Guide to Traveling Light & Living Light by Leo Babauta
  5. Agile Accessibility Handbook: A Practical Guide to Accessible Software Development At Scale by Dylan Barrell
  6. The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier
  7. Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein
  8. Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon
  9. A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload by Cal Newport
  10. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
  11. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  12. The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
  13. Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts by Annie Duke
  14. Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War by Tony Horwitz
  15. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson
  16. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  17. Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design by Kat Holmes
  18. Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment by Robert Wright
  19. North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail by Scott Jurek and Jenny Jurek
  20. The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It by Neal Bascomb
  21. Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
  22. The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle by Steven Pressfield
  23. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
  24. Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World by William H. McRaven
  25. Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-To Book by Dan Harris and Jeff Warren with Carlye Adler
  26. An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang
  27. First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country by Thomas E. Ricks
  28. Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman
  29. How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers by Sönke Ahrens
  30. The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs