Reading List

Here’s what I’ve been reading, along with some simple ratings:

πŸ‘ = Recommended πŸ‘Ž = Skip πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ = Meh 😍 = Amazing

I mostly read non-fiction and comics, with some science fiction sprinkled in there. I’m ruthless with books, though. If it doesn’t hold my attention then I’ll give up, so you won’t find many thumbs down ratings here.

2022

Books finished: TBD
Favorite book: Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) by Jeff Tweedy

Book Author Genre Rating
The Personal MBA Josh Kaufman Business πŸ‘
UKEtopia! Jim Beloff Non-Fiction πŸ‘
Managing Oneself Peter Drucker Business πŸ‘
Tunnels Rutu Modan Comics πŸ‘
Powerful Patty McCord Business πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Destroy Your Safe and Happy Lives Jack Carneal Memoir 😍
Mirror Sound Spencer Tweedy, Lawrence Azerrad, Daniel Topete Music 😍
What Tech Calls Thinking Adrian Daub Tech πŸ‘
Solid State Kenneth Womack Music 😍
Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) Jeff Tweedy Memoir 😍

2021

Books finished: 12
Favorite book: How to Write One Song by Jeff Tweedy

Book Author Genre Rating
How Music Works David Byrne Non-Fiction πŸ‘
Hell Yeah or No Derek Sivers Non-Fiction πŸ‘
This Searing Light, The Sun, and Everything Else Jon Savage Non-Fiction πŸ‘
How to Write One Song Jeff Tweedy Non-Fiction 😍
This Isn't Happening Steven Hyden Non-Fiction πŸ‘
Citizen First, Designer Second Rejane Dal Bello Non-Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
The Collected Angers Mike Monteiro Non-Fiction πŸ‘
Extra Bold Ellen Lupton, Farah Kafei, Jennifer Tobias, Josh A. Halstead, Kaleena Sales, Leslie xia & Valentina Vergara Non-Fiction πŸ‘
The Detroit Printing Co-Op Danielle Aubert Non-Fiction πŸ‘
Ruined By Design Mike Monteiro Non-Fiction πŸ‘
Go Ahead in the Rain Hanif Abdurraqib Non-Fiction πŸ‘
The YouTube Formula Derral Eves Business πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

2020

Books finished: 20
Favorite book: A Civic Technologist's Practice Guide by Cyd Harrell

Book Author Genre Rating
Drawing the Vote Tommy Jenkins & Kati Lacker Comics πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Remain in Love Chris Frantz Biography πŸ‘
The Politics of Design Ruben Pater Non-Fiction πŸ‘
A User's Guide to Democracy Nick Capodice & Hannah McCarthy Non-Fiction πŸ‘
How to be a Conscious Eater Sophie Egan Non-Fiction πŸ‘
Keep Going Austin Kleon Non-Fiction πŸ‘
Words to Win By Margaret Kaplan Non-Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
The Influencing Machine Brooke Gladstone Non-Fiction πŸ‘
A Civic Technologist's Practice Guide Cyd Harrell Non-Fiction 😍
Reset Ronald J. Deibert Non-Fiction πŸ‘
The Prince and the Dressmaker Jen Wang Comics πŸ‘
Exhalation Ted Chiang Fiction πŸ‘
Eichmann in Jerusalem Hannah Arendt Non-Fiction πŸ‘
Working Robert A. Caro Non-Fiction 😍
Pretty Much Everything Aaron Draplin Non-Fiction πŸ‘
Strengthsfinder 2.0 Tom Rath Business πŸ‘Ž
The Tiny MBA Alex Hillman Business πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
We Are Called to be a Movement Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II Non-Fiction πŸ‘
20 Bits I Learned Dan Cederholm Non-Fiction πŸ‘
Notes on a Nervous Planet Matt Haig Non-Fiction πŸ‘

2019

Books finished: 18
Favorite book: On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

Book Author Genre Rating
I am a Blogger Seva (ConvertKit Team) Non-Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Selfie Made Meridith Rojas Non-Fiction πŸ‘Ž
Girl Town Carolyn Nowak Comics πŸ‘
The Oath and The Office Corey Brettschneider Non-Fiction πŸ‘
Margo Maloo and the Monster Mall Drew Weing Comics πŸ‘
The Care and Keeping of You Valorie Lee Schaefar & Josee Masse Non-Fiction πŸ‘
How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them Jason Stanley Non-Fiction πŸ‘
Graveyard Shakes Laura Terry Comics πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
The Coaching Habit Michael Bungay Stanier Non-Fiction πŸ‘Ž
Shit is Real Aisha Franz Comics πŸ‘
Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America Box Brown Comics πŸ‘
On a Sunbeam Tillie Walden Comics 😍
Awards for Good Boys Shelby Lorman Non-Fiction πŸ‘
Are you listening? Tillie Walden Comics πŸ‘
Birding is My Favorite Video Game Rosemary Mosco Comics πŸ‘
Green River Killer: A True Detective Story Jeff Jenson & Jonathan Case Comics πŸ‘Ž
Tools and Weapons Brad Smith & Carol Ann Browne Non-Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
No One is Too Small to Make a Change Greta Thunberg Non-Fiction πŸ‘

2018

Books finished: 44
Favorite book: Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal

Book Author Genre Rating
Primates Jim Ottaviani & Maris Wicks Comics πŸ‘
Louis Undercover Fanny Britt & Isabelle Arsenault Comics πŸ‘
The Sentinel Arthur C. Clarke Fiction πŸ‘Ž
The Lost Art Christian Furr Non-Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
The Astronomy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained DK Non-Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
The Sculptor Scott McCloud Comics πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Tales from the Farm Jeff Lemire Comics πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Broad Band Claire L. Evans Non-Fiction 😍
Anywhere that is Wild John Muir, Peter & Donna Thomas Non-Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Archival Quality Ivy Noelle Weir & Steenz Comics πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Super Late Bloomer Julia Kaye Comics πŸ‘
Your Black Friend and Other Strangers Ben Passmore Comics πŸ‘
Exit Wounds Rutu Modan Comics πŸ‘
The Lovely Horrible Stuff Eddie Campbell Comics πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
The Property Rutu Modan Comics πŸ‘
Smile Raina Telgemeier Comics πŸ‘
Ghosts Raina Telgemeier Comics πŸ‘
The Three Rooms in Valerie's Head David Gaffney & Dan Berry Comics πŸ‘
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Robert C O'Brien Fiction 😍
You Are Mighty Caroline Paul & Lauren Tamaki Non-Fiction πŸ‘
The Light of the Stars Adam Frank Non-Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Why art? Eleanor Davis Comics πŸ‘
Sabrina Nick Drnaso Comics 😍
What To Do When I'm Gone Suzy Hopkins & Hallie Bateman Non-Fiction πŸ‘
Killing & Dying Adrian Tomine Comics πŸ‘
Coyote Doggirl Lisa Hanawalt Comics πŸ‘
Johnny Boo: Twinkle Power James Kochalka Comics πŸ‘
Johnny Boo and the Mean Little Boy James Kochalka Comics πŸ‘
Be Prepared Vera Brosgol Comics πŸ‘
Apollo Matt Fitch, Chris Baker, and Mike Collins Non-Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Sheets Brenna Thummler Comics πŸ‘
Ivy Sarah Oleksyk Comics πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Bigfoot: I Not Dead Graham Roumieu Comics πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Food Rules Michael Pollan Non-Fiction πŸ‘
Adventures in Cartooning James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, Alexis Frederick-Frost Comics πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Woman World Aminder Dhaliwal Comics 😍
Anya's Ghost Vera Brosgol Comics πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea Ben Clanton Comics πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Measure What Matters John Doerr Non-Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Demystifying Public Speaking Lara Hogan Non-Fiction πŸ‘
El Deafo Cece Bell Comics πŸ‘
In the Company of Women Grace Bonney Non-Fiction πŸ‘
How to be an American Silvia Hidalgo Non-Fiction πŸ‘Ž
Dune Frank Herbert Fiction 😍

2017

Books finished: 81
Favorite book: Life in Code by Ellen Lupton

Book Author Genre Rating
Searching for Bobby Fischer Fred Waitzkin Non-Fiction πŸ‘
Booklife Jeff Vandermeer Non-Fiction πŸ‘
The Art of Learning Josh Waitzkin Non-Fiction πŸ‘Ž
Mindfulness for Mere Mortals Patrick Rhone Non-Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Some Thoughts About Writing Patrick Rhone Non-Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
The Zen Habits Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness Leo Babauta Non-Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Waking Up Sam Harris Non-Fiction πŸ‘Ž
The World Inside Robert Silverberg Fiction πŸ‘Ž
On Bullshit Harry G. Frankfurt Non-Fiction πŸ‘
The Magic Words Cheryle B. Klein Non-Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Death's End Cixin Liu Fiction πŸ‘
Thrill Me Benjamin Percy Non-Fiction 😍
Resilient Web Design Jeremy Keith Non-Fiction πŸ‘
Horten's Incredible Illusions Lissa Evans Fiction πŸ‘
The Girl Who Drank the Moon Kelly Barnhill Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Networking! ACK! Julia Evans Non-Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Inclusive Design Patterns Heydon Pickering Non-Fiction πŸ‘
The Fate of The Artist Eddie Campbell Comics πŸ‘
Sloth Gilbert Hernandez Comics πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Asterios Polyp David Mazzucchelli Comics 😍
Wonder Boys Michael Chabon Fiction πŸ‘
Deep Work Cal Newport Non-Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Louis Riel Chester Brown Comics πŸ‘
Can't we talk about something more pleasant? Roz Chast Comics πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Weaving The Web Tim Berners Lee Non-Fiction πŸ‘
The Road Cormac McCarthy Fiction πŸ‘Ž
Chicken with Plums Marjane Satrapi Comics πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Spiral-Bound Aaron Renier Comics πŸ‘
Tomboy Liz Prince Comics πŸ‘
Just Draw Mark Badger Non-Fiction πŸ‘Ž
Table Manners Jeremiah Tower Non-Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
American Born Chinese Gene Luen Yang Comics πŸ‘
This One Summer Mariko & Jillian Tamaki Comics 😍
Scrum Basics Tycho Press Non-Fiction πŸ‘Ž
Anything You Want Derek Sivers Non-Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Empire State Jason Shiga Comics πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Micrographica Renee French Comics πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
The Little Book of Hygge Meik Wiking Non-Fiction πŸ‘Ž
The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Success Through Stillness Russell Simmons Non-Fiction πŸ‘Ž
Yawn: Adventures in Boredom Mary Mann Non-Fiction πŸ‘
The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo Drew Weing Comics πŸ‘
Dark Matter Blake Crouch Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Show Your Work Austin Kleon Non-Fiction πŸ‘
Steal Like an Artist Austin Kleon Non-Fiction πŸ‘
Not Dead Yet Phil Collins Non-Fiction πŸ‘
Wilson Daniel Clowes Comics πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Adulthood is a Myth Sarah Anderson Comics πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Work Life Molly Erman Non-Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Dizziness Gregory T. Whitman, MD & Robert W. Baloh, MD Non-Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Fun Home Alison Bechdel Comics 😍
Displacement Lucy Knisley Comics πŸ‘
The Grownup Gillian Flynn Fiction πŸ‘
Age of License Lucy Knisley Comics πŸ‘
French Milk Lucy Knisley Comics πŸ‘
Paying for It Chester Brown Comics 😍
New York Drawings Adrian Tomine Comics πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Scenes from an Impending Marriage Adrian Tomine Comics πŸ‘
Diary Comics Dustin Harbin Comics πŸ‘
Diary Comics #5 Dustin Harbin Comics πŸ‘
Diary Comics #6 Dustin Harbin Comics πŸ‘
Boundless Jillian Tamaki Comics πŸ‘
Super Mutant Magic Academy Jillian Tamaki Comics πŸ‘
Thornhill Pam Smy Fiction 😍
Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud Anne Helen Peterson Non-Fiction πŸ‘
Pinky and Stinky James Kochalka Comics πŸ‘
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Stephen King Fiction πŸ‘Ž
The Three Paradoxes Paul Hornschemeier Comics πŸ‘
Shortcomings Adrian Tomine Comics πŸ‘
Strange Practice Vivian Shaw Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Life in Code Ellen Ullman Non-Fiction 😍
Cat Burglar Black Richard Sala Comics πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Sleeping Giants Sylvain Neuvel Fiction πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
The Best American Comics 2017 Ben Katchar Comics πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
The Heartless Troll Oyvind Torseter Comics πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
The Best We Could Do Thi Bui Comics πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
House of Women Sophie Goldstein Comics πŸ‘
Present Leslie Stein Comics πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Behold the Man Michael Moorcock Fiction πŸ‘Ž
Night Elie Wiesel Non-Fiction 😍