Reading List

The books I am — or plan to be — reading!

I keep this page fairly current; it was last updated on October 11, 2020.

  • The section for each year includes all the books I read that year (including the current year), in the order I finished the books.
  • 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!

Quick links:

Planned

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.

Non-fiction

  • A Time to Keep, Ephraim Radner (new)

  • Created in God’s Image, Anthony Hoekema (new)

  • Technopoly, Neil Postman (new)

Fiction

  • Blue Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson (new)

  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, Robin Sloan (new)

Started

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

Non-fiction

Fiction

  • Green Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson (new)

2020

Non-fiction

Fiction

  • 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)

  • The Age of Spiritual Machines, Ray Kurzweil (new)1

    • discussed on Winning Slowly 8.06 and 8.07
  • Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton (new)

  • The Lost World, Michael Crichton (new)

  • Sourdough, Robin Sloan (new)

  • Echoes of Earth, Sean Williams and Shane Dix (new)

  • Delta-V, Daniel Suarez (new)

  • Orphans of Earth, Sean Williams and Shane Dix (new)

  • Heirs of Earth, Sean Williams and Shane Dix (new)

  • Contact, Carl Sagan (new)

    • to be discussed on Winning Slowly episodes 8.18 and 8.19 (forthcoming)
  • Age of Myth, Michael J. Sullivan (new)

2019

Non-Fiction

Fiction

  • The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (reread)

  • Shades of Milk and Honey, Mary Robinette Kowal (new)

  • Beowulf (new)

  • The Martian, Andy Weir (reread)

  • The Themis Files, Sylvain Neuvel (new):

    • Sleeping Giants
    • Waking Gods
    • Only Human

    review

  • Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson (new)

  • Recursion, Blake Crouch (new)

  • Dark Matter, Blake Crouch (new)

  • The Expanse, James S.A. Corey (reread):

    • Leviathan Wakes
    • Caliban’s War
    • Abaddon’s Gade
    • Cibola Burn
    • Nemesis Games

2018

Fiction


  1. This is where it is for a reason. Don’t @ me. ↩︎