Reading list

  Fall/Winter 2020 

Actual books, in between all of the other short-form online and offline distractions. The stack keeps growing, so undoubtedly this will carry to Spring and Summer. Slowly adding some fiction back in after a long time away.

Open

  • Shoshana Ruboff, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
  • Gene Sperling, Economic Dignity
  • Cathy O’Neil, Weapons of Math Destruction
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists
  • Eric Hoffer, The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me
  • Luc Sante, The Other Paris 
  • Jason Stanley, How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them
  • Hope Jahren, The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go From Here
  • Noe Alvarez, Spirit Run: A 6,000 Mile Marathon Through North America’s Stolen Lands
  • Chad Robertson, Tartine Bread
  • Eduardo Galeano, Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
  • Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration
  • James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
  • Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go
  • Toni Morrison, The Source of Self Regard
  • Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of our Discontents
  • Toni Morrison, The Origin of Others
  • Elias Canetti, Crowds and Power
  • Murray Shanahan, The Technological Singularity
  • Michael J. Sandel, What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets
  • Michael J. Sandel, The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good?
  • Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
  • Elizabeth Kolbert, Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future
  • Heather McGhee, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
  • Talia Lavin, Culture Warlords: My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy
  • Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine
  • Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X
  • Elizabeth Rush, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore
  • S.C. Gwynne, Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches
  • Anne Case, Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism
  • Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles
  • Michael J. Sandel, Justice

On the stack

  • Steven Greenhouse, Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present and Future of American Labor
  • Michael E. Mann, The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet
  • Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Children of the Land
  • Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain, Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019
  • Les Payne, The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X
  • John Lee Anderson, Che Guevera: A Revolutionary Life
  • David Treuer, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present
  • Dan Rather, What Unites Us
  • Barack Obama, A Promised Land
  • Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism
  • Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century
  • Nick Bostrom, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
  • Gregory Rodriguez, Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans and Vagabonds: Mexican Immigration and the Future of Race in America
  • Ed Morales, LatinX: The New Force in American Politics and Culture
  • Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth
  • W.E.B. Dubois, Black Reconstruction
  • James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son
  • Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
  • Chancellor Williams, Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
  • Charles Mann, 1493
  • Philip Dray, There Is Power in a Union: The Epic Story of Labor in America
  • Immanuel Kant, Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals
  • Claudia Goldin & Lawrence F. Katz, The Race Between Education and Technology
  • John King Fairbank, China: A New History
  • Paul Strathern, The Medici
  • Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow (restarting)
  • Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon (restarting)
  • Don DeLillo, Underworld (restarting)
  • Helen DeWitt, The Last Samurai
  • Richard Wright, Native Son
  • Zadie Smith, White Teeth
  • Mohsin Hamid, Exit West
  • Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah
  • Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life