Reading List

The books I am or plan to be reading!

I try to keep this page fairly current; I last updated it on February 20, 2020. A few notes on the way this is organized and presented:

  • In the Completed” section and for previous years, entries appear in the order I finished the books.
  • Previous years only include books from years where I actually know what I read!
  • Books are marked (new)” if this was the first time I read them, or (reread)” otherwise.
  • I separate out fiction and non-fiction not because I value them differently, but because they just are very different.
  • Links on the books themselves are affiliate links to Alibris!


These are books I am actively planning to read — not just volumes I’m vaguely interested in, but texts I am committed to reading for some reason.


  • Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton (new)
  • Blue Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson (new)


  • Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness, Simone Browne (new)
  • A Time to Keep, Ephraim Radner (new)
  • Created in God’s Image, Anthony Hoekema (new)


These are books I have actually begun reading. (You will see items move from Planned down here if you watch this page!)


  • Green Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson (new)


  • Eccentric Existence: A Theological Anthropology, David H. Kelsey (new) — all posts on the book
  • The Printing Press as an Agent of Change, Elizabeth Eisenstein (new)
  • The Age of Spiritual Machines, Ray Kurzweil (new)



  • Babylon’s Ashes, James S. A. Corey (reread)
  • Persepolis Rising, James S. A. Corey (reread)
  • Tiamat’s Wrath, James S. A. Corey (reread)
  • Auberon (short fiction), James S. A. Corey (new)
  • Gods of Risk (short fiction), James S. A. Corey (reread)


  • Phaedrus, Plato (new) — discussed on Winning Slowly 8.02 and 8.03
  • The Postmodern Condition, Jean-François Lyotard (new)



  • The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (reread)
  • Shades of Milk and Honey, Mary Robinette Kowal (new) — review
  • Beowulf (new) — review
  • The Martian, Andy Weir (reread)
  • The Themis Files, Sylvain Neuvel (new) — review:
    • Sleeping Giants
    • Waking Gods
    • Only Human
  • Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson (new) — review
  • Recursion, Blake Crouch (new) — review
  • Dark Matter, Blake Crouch (new) — review
  • The Expanse, James S.A. Corey (reread):
    • Leviathan Wakes
    • Caliban’s War
    • Abaddon’s Gade
    • Cibola Burn
    • Nemesis Games


  • All That’s Good, Hannah Anderson (new) — review
  • Retrieving Eternal Generation, edited by Fred Sanders and Scott R. Swain (new) — review
  • What is An Evangelical, Thomas Kidd (new) — review
  • In Search of the Common Good: Christian Fidelity in a Fractured World, Jake Meador (new) — discussed in an interview with Jake on Winning Slowly



  • Agent of Change, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (new) — review
  • The Calculating Stars, Mary Robinette Kowal (new) — review
  • The Fated Sky, Mary Robinette Kowal (new) — review
  • Ringworld, Larry Niven (new) — review
  • The Fifth Season, N. K. Jemison (new)