Reading

This is where I record the books that I have read. When I finish a non-fiction book I usually write a brief Twitter thread about what I got from the book, linked as “thread” at the end of applicable entries.

2021

  1. What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism. Dan Rather (@DanRather) and Elliot Kirschner – thread.
  2. Unseen Academicals. Terry Pratchett.
  3. Raising Steam. Terry Pratchett.
  4. A Hat Full of Sky. Terry Pratchett.
  5. Liberty and Coercion: The Paradox of American Government from the Founding to the Present. Gary Gerstle (@glgerstle) – thread.
  6. Thud! Terry Pratchett.
  7. Wintersmith. Terry Pratchett.
  8. I Shall Wear Midnight. Terry Pratchett.
  9. The Great War and Modern Memory. Paul Fussell – thread.
  10. John Dies at the End. David Wong.
  11. Things Fall Apart. Chinua Achebe.
  12. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Paolo Freire – thread.
  13. The Fifth Risk. Michael Lewis – thread.
  14. Snuff. Terry Pratchett.
  15. The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth & Change. Camille Fournier (@skamille) – thread.
  16. A Prayer for Owen Meany. John Irving.
  17. The Shepherd’s Crown. Terry Pratchett.
  18. Quicksilver. Neal Stephenson (@nealstephenson).
  19. Vexy Thing: On Gender and Liberation. Imani Perry (@imaniperry) – thread.
  20. The Confusion. Neal Stephenson (@nealstephenson).
  21. The Soul Sourced Entrepreneur. Christine Kane – thread.
  22. Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatry. Owen Barfield – thread.
  23. Mistrust: Why Losing Faith in Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them. Ethan Zuckerman (@EthanZ) – thread
  24. The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X. Les Payne and Tamara Payne – thread.

2020

  1. The Truth. Terry Pratchett.
  2. The Wee Free Men. Terry Pratchett.
  3. Soul Music. Terry Pratchett.
  4. If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating. Alan Alda (@alanalda) – thread.
  5. The Magicians. Lev Grossman (@leverus).
  6. A Canticle for Leibowitz. Walter M. Miller, Jr.
  7. The Stranger. Albert Camus.
  8. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick.
  9. Democracy in America. Alexis de Toqueville – thread.
  10. Our Mutual Friend. Charles Dickens.
  11. A Game of Thrones. George R. R. Martin (@GRRMspeaking).
  12. A Clash of Kings. George R. R. Martin (@GRRMspeaking).
  13. A Storm of Swords. George R. R. Martin (@GRRMspeaking).
  14. The Good Lord Bird. James McBride.
  15. Lead From The Outside. Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) – thread.
  16. Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? Martin Luther King, Jr. – thread.
  17. A Feast for Crows. George R. R. Martin (@GRRMspeaking).
  18. Critical Race Theory: An Introduction. Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic – thread.
  19. Fragmented Democracy: Medicaid, Federalism, and Unequal Politics. Jamila Michener (@povertyscholar) – thread.
  20. Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy. Margaret Sullivan (@sulliview) – thread.
  21. Myths, Models and Paradigms. Ian G. Barbour – thread.
  22. The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life. James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) – thread.
  23. Women, Race, and Class. Angela Y. Davis – thread.
  24. Bleak House. Charles Dickens.
  25. Sister Outsider. Audre Lorde – thread.
  26. No Name in the Street. James Baldwin – thread.
  27. Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own. Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (@esglaude) – thread.
  28. The City We Became. N.K. Jemisin (@nkjemisin).
  29. How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective. Ed. by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (@KeeangaYamahtta) – thread.
  30. Reaper Man. Terry Pratchett.
  31. Witches Abroad. Terry Pratchett.
  32. Lords and Ladies. Terry Pratchett.
  33. The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy and the Life of John Maynard Keynes. Zachary D. Carter (@zachdcarter) – thread.
  34. Men at Arms. Terry Pratchett.
  35. Soul Music. Terry Pratchett.
  36. Interesting Times. Terry Pratchett.
  37. Maskerade. Terry Pratchett.
  38. Feet of Clay. Terry Pratchett.
  39. Hogfather. Terry Pratchett.
  40. Jingo. Terry Pratchett.
  41. A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy. Jane McAlevey (@rsgexp) – thread.
  42. We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, & Possibility. Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) – thread.
  43. The Last Continent. Terry Pratchett.
  44. Carpe Jugulum. Terry Pratchett.
  45. Kill It with Fire: Manage Aging Computer Systems (and Future Proof Modern Ones). Marianne Bellotti (@bellmar) – thread.
  46. The Fifth Elephant. Terry Pratchett.
  47. Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men. Caroline Criado Perez (@CCriadoPerez) – thread.
  48. Thief of Time. Terry Pratchett.
  49. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents. Terry Pratchett.
  50. The Last Hero. Terry Pratchett.
  51. Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News. Jeff Jarvis (@jeffjarvis) – thread.
  52. Monstrous Regiment. Terry Pratchett.

2019

  1. Quaker Witness as Sacrament. Daniel O. Snyder – thread.
  2. America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By. Akhil Reed Amar – thread.
  3. Sitting in the Fire: Large Group Transformation Using Conflict and Diversity. Arnold Mindell – thread.
  4. Infinite Jest. David Foster Wallace. 
  5. Pyramids. Terry Pratchett. 
  6. There There. Tommy Orange. 
  7. When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America. Paula Giddings – thread.
  8. Gilead. Marilynne Robinson. 
  9. Notes of a Native Son. James Baldwin.  Especially the last essay, “Stranger in the Village” – thread.
  10. To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr. – thread.
  11. Infomocracy. Malka Older (@m_older). 
  12. The Unconquerable World. Jonathan Schell – thread.
  13. Null States. Malka Older (@m_older). 
  14. Thick and Other Essays. Tressie McMillan Cottom (@tressiemcphd) – thread.
  15. Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin. John Hope Franklin – thread.
  16. Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing. Robert Caro – thread.
  17. State Tectonics. Malka Older (@m_older)
  18. Our Compelling Interests: The Value of Diversity for Democracy and a Prosperous Society. Earl Lewis, Nancy Cantor, eds. – thread.
  19. The Song of Achilles. Madeline Miller. 
  20. Custer Died For Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto. Vine Deloria, Jr. – thread.
  21. Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life. Eric Klinenberg (@EricKlinenberg) – thread.
  22. The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell. Robert Dugoni (@robertdugoni). 
  23. A New Way: Embracing the Paradox As We Lead and Serve. Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) – thread.
  24. The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials Book 1. Philip Pullman (@PhilipPullman). 
  25. A Nazareth Manifesto: Being With God. Samuel Wells – thread.
  26. The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials Book 2. Philip Pullman (@PhilipPullman). 
  27. The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters. Priya Parker (@priyaparker) – thread.
  28. Democracy May Not Exist, But We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone. Astra Taylor (@astradisastra) – thread.
  29. The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials Book 3. Philip Pullman (@PhilipPullman). 
  30. Washington Black. Esi Edugyan. 
  31. The Shadow of the Wind. Carlos Ruiz Zafón. 
  32. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. James McPherson – thread.
  33. The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind. Raghuram Rajan – thread.
  34. On Writing Well. William Zinsser – thread.
  35. Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers. Anne Lamott (@ANNELAMOTT) – thread.
  36. The Angel’s Game. Carlos Ruiz Zafón. 
  37. The Prisoner of Heaven. Carlos Ruiz Zafón. 
  38. The Woman Suffrage Movement in America: A Reassessment. Corrine M. McConnaughy (@cmMcConnaughy) – thread.
  39. A Colony in a Nation. Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) – thread.
  40. Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals. Saul Alinsky – thread.
  41. Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality. Danielle Allen (@dsallentess) – thread.
  42. The Labyrinth of the Spirits. Carlos Ruiz Zafón. 
  43. Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening. Cynthia Bourgeault – thread.
  44. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson. 
  45. A Coffin for Dimitrios. Eric Ambler. 
  46. Get Shorty. Elmore Leonard. 
  47. 52 Pickup. Elmore Leonard. 
  48. Montaro Caine. Sidney Poitier. 
  49. America, Compromised. Lawrence Lessig (@lessig) – thread.
  50. This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class. Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) – thread.
  51. 1Q84. Haruki Murakami.
  52. Master and Commander. Patrick O’Brian.
  53. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous. Ocean Vuong.
  54. Black Reconstruction in America. W.E.B. Du Bois – thread.
  55. Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science. Dani Rodrik (@rodrikdani) – thread.
  56. The Color of Magic. Terry Pratchett.
  57. An ABC of Color. W.E.B. Du Bois – thread.
  58. The Light Fantastic. Terry Pratchett.
  59. How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning. George Lakey (@GeorgeLakey_) – thread.
  60. Equal Rites. Terry Pratchett.
  61. Mort. Terry Pratchett.
  62. Going Postal. Terry Pratchett.
  63. Guards! Guards! Terry Pratchett.
  64. Night Watch. Terry Pratchett.
  65. Pity the Reader: On Writing With Style. Kurt Vonnegut & Suzanne McConnell – thread.

2018

  1. How Representation Enables Democratic Citizenship. Mark E. Warren, ECPR General Conference, Oslo, September 2017 – thread.
  2. Devil in a Blue Dress. Walter Mosley.
  3. Decline and Fall. Evelyn Waugh.
  4. All The King’s Men. Robert Penn Warren.
  5. Congress’s Constitution. Josh Chafetz (@joshchafetz) – thread.
  6. Great Expectations. Charles Dickens.
  7. Healing the Heart of Democracy. Parker J. Palmer (@parkerjpalmer) – thread.
  8. David Copperfield. Charles Dickens.
  9. On Democracy. Robert A. Dahl.
  10. Economics for the Common Good. Jean Tirole – thread.
  11. American Gods. Neil Gaiman.
  12. Exit West. Mohsin Hamid.
  13. Doughnut Economics. Kate Raworth (@KateRaworth) – thread.
  14. Мастер и Маргарита, Михаил Булгаков (Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov).
  15. A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius. Dave Eggers.
  16. Life After Life. Kate Atkinson.
  17. Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America. John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) – thread.
  18. The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can’t Do. Edward Tenner (@edward_tenner) – thread.
  19. Sing, Unburied, Sing. Jesmyn Ward (@jesmimi).
  20. Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty. Abhijit V. Banerjee & Esther Duflo – thread.
  21. The Next Factory of the World: How Chinese Investment is Reshaping Africa. Irene Yuan Sun – thread.
  22. Democracy as a Way of Life: Rethinking the Places and Practices of Public Administration. Kelly Campbell Rawlings & Thomas Catlaw (In: Government is Us 2.0, ed. by Cheryl Simrell King) – thread.
  23. Отцы и Дети, Иван С. Тургенев (Fathers and Sons, Ivan S. Turgenev).
  24. Ready Player One, Ernest Cline.
  25. The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth Book 1), N. K. Jemisin (@nkjemisin).
  26. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Elizabeth Gilbert (@GilbertLiz).
  27. The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth Book 2), N. K. Jemisin (@nkjemisin).
  28. The Sleepwalkers. Hermann Broch.
  29. The Legacy of the Civil War. Robert Penn Warren – thread.
  30. I Am David. Anne Holm.
  31. The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth Book 3), N. K. Jemisin (@nkjemisin).
  32. The English and Their History. Robert Tombs – thread.
  33. Remote: Office Not Required. Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson – thread.
  34. Grant. Ron Chernow – thread.
  35. The Fire Next Time. James Baldwin – thread.
  36. The Federalist Papers. Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay – thread.
  37. Long Shadows: Truth, Lies and History. Erna Paris – thread.
  38. Unbought and Unbossed. Shirley Chisolm – thread.

2017

  1. Slade House. David Mitchell.
  2. The Fractured Republic. Yuval Levin – thread.
  3. The Elegance of the Hedgehog. Muriel Barbery
  4. Hear the Wind Sing. Haruki Murakami.
  5. Bone Clocks. David Mitchell.
  6. America’s Constitution: A Biography. Akhil Reed Amar – thread.
  7. Year of Yes. Shonda Rhimes (@shondarhimes) – thread.
  8. Pinball, 1973. Haruki Murakami.
  9. Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon To White America. Michael Eric Dyson (@MichaelEDyson) – thread.
  10. Countdown City. Ben H. Winters.
  11. The God of Small Things. Arundhati Roy.
  12. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights. Salman Rushdie.
  13. World of Trouble. Ben H. Winters,
  14. Non-violent Resistance (Satyagraha). Mahatma K. Gandhi – thread.
  15. Invitation To Love: The Way Of Christian Contemplation. Thomas Keating.
  16. Something Wicked This Way Comes. Ray Bradbury.
  17. The First Bad Man. Miranda July.
  18. Mahatma Gandhi’s _Constructive Programme_: Building a New India. Allwyn Tellis. University of Illinois dissertation, 2006 – thread.
  19. Constructive Programme. Mohandas Gandhi – thread.
  20. Middlemarch. George Eliot.
  21. Open Mind, Open Heart. Thomas Keating.
  22. Giraffe. J.M. Ledgard.
  23. How Nonviolent Struggle Works. Gene Sharp.
  24. The Sympathizer. Viet Thanh Nguyen.
  25. Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth. Michael Jacobs, Mariana Mazzucato, eds. – thread.
  26. The Road. Cormac McCarthy.
  27. The Book Thief. Markus Zusak.
  28. The Man in the High Castle. Philip K. Dick.
  29. The Buried Giant. Kazuo Ishiguro.
  30. Engaging the Powers. Walter Wink.
  31. Super Sad True Love Story. Gary Shteyngart.
  32. Light Years. James Salter.
  33. The Productivity Project. Chris Bailey.
  34. The Three-Body Problem. Cixin Liu.
  35. Cat’s Cradle. Kurt Vonnegut.
  36. Slaughterhouse-Five. Kurt Vonnegut.
  37. Breakfast of Champions. Kurt Vonnegut.
  38. Kingdom Cons. Yuri Herrera.
  39. The Pale King. David Foster Wallace.
  40. Tell the Wolves I’m Home. Carol Rifka Brunt.
  41. WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us. Tim O’Reilly (@timoreilly) – thread.
  42. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. Arundhati Roy.
  43. Kanban. David J. Anderson – thread.
  44. Submergence. J.M. Ledgard.
  45. An Atlas of Impossible Longing. Anuradha Roy.
  46. What Happened. Hillary Rodham Clinton (@HillaryClinton) – thread.
  47. A Legacy of Spies. John le Carré.
  48. The Penguin and the Leviathan: How Cooperation Triumphs Over Self-Interest. Yochai Benkler.
  49. Public Opinion. Walter Lippmann.
  50. A Little Life. Hanya Yanagihara.
  51. The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left. Yuval Levin – thread.
  52. Lincoln in the Bardo. George Saunders.
  53. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Ransom Riggs.
  54. The Unbearable Wholeness of Being. Ilia Delio.
  55. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne.
  56. The Color of Magic. Terry Pratchett.
  57. The Light Fantastic. Terry Pratchett.
  58. Equal Rites. Terry Pratchett
  59. Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Markets, Speculation and the State. William H. Janeway (@billjaneway) – thread.
  60. Mort. Terry Pratchett.
  61. Sourcery, Terry Pratchett.
  62. Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom. Jacob T. Levy (@jtlevy) – thread.
  63. Wyrd Sisters. Terry Pratchett.