2018 Reading List

Tracy Chou
Dec 31, 2018 ยท 3 min read

75 books ๐Ÿ“š
41 non-fiction ๐Ÿ–Š
18 by female authors ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
A more global perspective this year, reflecting my travels โ€” including Zimbabwe, Botswana, China, UK, Sweden, Czechia, Germany, Portugal ๐ŸŒ
One theme around trauma, abuse, and sociopathy โ€” very enlightening, very resonant, a good area of learning and growth for me this year ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
Quite a few memoirs โ€” which I donโ€™t usually like, but enjoyed this year ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿป
Favorites are starred ๐ŸŒŸ

Superintelligence, Nick Bostrom
Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff
Exit West, Mohsin Hamid
Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier
American Gods, Neil Gaiman
Evicted, Matthew Desmond
The Square and the Tower, Niall Ferguson
Brotopia, Emily Chang
Down and Across, Arvin Ahmadi
Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann ๐ŸŒŸ
When a Crocodile Eats the Sun, Peter Godwin ๐ŸŒŸ
Whatever You Do, Donโ€™t Run, Peter Allison
The Omnivoreโ€™s Dilemma, Michael Pollan ๐ŸŒŸ
The Making of Asian America, Erika Lee
Machine Learning, Hugh Howey
Ishmael, Daniel Quinn
Age of Ambition, Evan Osnos
The Paper Menagerie, Ken Liu ๐ŸŒŸ
On the Road, Jack Kerouac
The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
Life of Pi, Yann Martel
The Dance of the Possible, Scott Berkun
Let My People Go Surfing, Yvon Chouinard ๐ŸŒŸ
Bad Blood, John Carreyrou ๐ŸŒŸ
Hunger, Roxane Gay ๐ŸŒŸ
Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain ๐ŸŒŸ
This Is Going to Hurt, Adam Kay ๐ŸŒŸ
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman
Getting the Love You Want, Harville Hendrix
Attached, Amir Levine and Rachel S.F. Heller
The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel Van der Kolk
Crucial Conversations, Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron Mcmillan, and Al Switzler
Wabi Sabi, Andrew Juniper
A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman
Why We Sleep, Matthew Walker ๐ŸŒŸ
The Software Engineerโ€™s Guide to Freelance Consulting, Zack Burt and Jay El-Kaake
Pachinko, Min Jin Lee ๐ŸŒŸ
Lost Connections, Johann Hari
Ice Cream Social, Brad Edmondson
Turtles All the Way Down, John Green
How to Fix a Broken Heart, Guy Winch
Wonder, R.J. Palacio
Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan ๐ŸŒŸ
China Rich Girlfriend, Kevin Kwan
Rich People Problems, Kevin Kwan
Girl in Translation, Jean Kwok
Fresh off the Boat, Eddie Huang
The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
Tin Man, Sarah Winman
The Mom Test, Rob Fitzpatrick
Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi
Harry Potter and the Sorcererโ€™s Stone, J.K. Rowling
Winners Take All, Anand Giridharadas ๐ŸŒŸ
Healing from Hidden Abuse, Shannon Thomas
The Psychopath Test, Jon Ronson
Dangerous Personalities, Joe Navarro
Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert
The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston
The Dog Stars, Peter Heller
Leviathan Wakes, James S. A. Corey
AI Superpowers, Kai-Fu Lee ๐ŸŒŸ
R.U.R., Karel ฤŒapek
The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka
Technically Wrong, Sara Wachter-Boettcher
Beautiful Ruins, Jess Walter
In the Penal Colony, Franz Kafka
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, John Le Carrรฉ
The Dip, Seth Godin
Skin in the Game, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Less, Andrew Sean Greer
I Am Pilgrim, Terry Hayes ๐ŸŒŸ
Educated, Tara Westover ๐ŸŒŸ
Becoming, Michelle Obama ๐ŸŒŸ
Faces in the Crowd, Valeria Luiselli
The History of the Siege of Lisbon, Josรฉ Saramago

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